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1 dead in Hattiesburg shooting at Breckenridge Apartments

Crime has dropped 19 percent in the first quarter of 2018, Hattiesburg Police Chief Anthony Parker said. That's due to efforts by the department, the city and most importantly the citizens, he said.Lici Beveridge/Hattiesburg American

HATTIESBURG AMERICAN - 2018-08-17 02:54:00

Hattiesburg police need help identifying burglary suspect

The suspect, wanted for commercial burglary, made entry into the building on Aug. 7, Hattiesburg Police Department spokesman Ryan Moore said.

HATTIESBURG AMERICAN - 2018-08-16 16:52:00

We are losing a great generation of teachers, perhaps the greatest generation forgotten

Last week I attended the funeral of Ethel Green Leggett at the Truelight Baptist Church in Hattiesburg. I was moved to tears while reading her obituary, hearing others’ accounts of Leggett, remembering conversations that the two us have had, thinking of her children — Altamese, my classmate — and he

HATTIESBURG AMERICAN - 2018-08-17 22:50:00

Woman wanted for sexual battery gets drunk, exposes self in Ellisville

Those certainly were not the headlights Ellisville police expected to see.A woman wanted in Pearl River County for a sexual battery was indicted for was arrested last weekend in Ellisville for being drunk in public and showing off her breasts to onlookers.Adrianne Kitchens, 20, is back in custody in

LEADER-CALL.COM - 2018-08-17 20:07:00

New faces, same expectations for Southern Mississippi

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — Southern Mississippi faces the daunting task of replacing its star running back, top two receivers and multiple talented defensive players. Probably the quarterback, too.From an outside perspective, it looks like the Golden Eagles might be in for a rebuilding year.Third-yea

AP - 2018-08-18 07:01:44

The University of Southern Mississippi Unveils Portrait Honoring Martha D. Saunders

When Martha D. Saunders began her tenure as The University of Southern Mississippi’s (USM) ninth president in 2007, she hoped she could lead an institution that would become, in her words, “a little bigger, a litter richer, and a little more beautiful.”

USM.EDU - 2018-08-17 16:36:00

Wanted: Man accused in sexual assault of a vulnerable adult in George County

A man accused of sexually assaulting a vulnerable adult has failed to turn himself in, Sheriff Keith Havard said.The sheriff is asking the public to help find 44-year-old Micahel Ray Scott, who has ties to the Benndale community and connections to surrounding areas, including Hattiesburg.Scott knows

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Professional Profile: Eric Lucas

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COLUMBIANPROGRESS.COM - 2018-08-18 00:00:00

Van donated to women’s shelter

A new minivan, donated by a Columbia man, will help WINGS continue its mission helping abused women.

COLUMBIANPROGRESS.COM - 2018-08-18 00:00:00

Petal School District No. 1 in state in test scores; HPSD, Lumberton among most improved

Scores on the Mississippi Academic Assessment Program were released Thursday, and the district scored a 74.9 percent in proficient and advanced — the top two of five levels — in English/Language Arts. In math, the percentage for Petal schools in the proficient and advanced categories was 62.6 percen

HATTIESBURG AMERICAN - 2018-08-16 18:01:00

Hattiesburg man charged with first-degree murder in shooting death

According to Ryan Moore, public information officer at Hattiesburg Police Department, 23-year-old Shane Ware was arrested Saturday and officially charged with first-degree murder and two counts of aggravated assault.

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Former LSU QB, Lowell Narcisse, says he's headed to Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College

The former LSU quarterback, who left the team Tuesday after learning he was unlikely to win the Tigers’ four-man quarterback derby,tweeted Thursdayhe is headed to Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College in Perkinston.

NEWS-GRAPHIC.COM - 2018-08-16 22:11:00

Police arrest 12 in street-crime roundup

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Hattiesburg Zoo to host Story time

“We just want students to have the opportunity to learn a lot about our zoo and the animals that are there,” said Shuntasia Coleman, public relations coordinator at the Hattiesburg Convention Commission, which runs the zoo. “It’s really important to get kids exposed to different animals, as well as

HUBCITYSPOKES.COM - 2018-08-16 15:24:00

Man indicted in New Year’s Eve killing

Michael Bloomer, 31, 903 Third St., McComb, was indicted for allegedly shooting Prentiss Pounds, 33, McComb, with a semi-automatic assault rifle during a break-in at the home of Ella Ellzey on Dec. 31, 2017.

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Petal police officer saves 5-year-old boy from drowning, says 'I'm not a hero'

"I noticed the grandmother run up to the side of pool screaming for her kid: 'Get my baby! Get my baby!'," Byrd said.

HATTIESBURG AMERICAN

Education Key to Weather Preparedness

Pine Belt emergency managers in five counties are working together to educate residents on protecting themselves during severe weather, and a special presentation is scheduled 6:30-8 p.m. Oct. 23 in the Forrest County Community Shelter to provide safety information. Latrice Maxie, Observing Program

HUBCITYSPOKES.COM - 2018-08-16 14:41:00

Former Black Spring Break promoter pleads guilty to drug charges. What’s next?

A Moss Point man who promoted events during Black Spring Break on the Mississippi Gulf Coast on Wednesday pleaded guilty to drug charges.Keith Lavell Brown, 46, pleaded guilty in federal court to conspiracy with intent to distribute more than five kilograms of cocaine.Brown admitted to being involve

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Unique sentence given in DUI death

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Our View: The trucks are out of Ellisville

Anyone who lives or works in or near downtown — and JCJC — knows well the rumble of the big trucks through city streets. Log trucks are the most common sight, as it is a few miles shorter going through town rather than taking Interstate 59 South to exit 85. Now, trucks will have to use the bypass, m

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