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Son of decapitated Hattiesburg High counselor killed mother over credit cards, investigator says

Johnson, 29, was led into the Stone County Courthouse for his preliminary hearing Wednesday in Justice Court where disturbing details came out about the crime.

HATTIESBURG AMERICAN - 2018-06-20 20:29:00

Hattiesburg police officer assaulted, suspect on the loose

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

Two Hattiesburg baseball players selected to 2018 Breakthrough Series

HATTIESBURG, Miss (WJTV) - Last month, the Hattiesburg Tigers took home their first state title in 12 years. Two standouts from that team are heading to Bradenton, Fla. for the 2018 Breakthrough Series.

WJTV.COM - 2018-06-21 00:14:33

Mississippi Police Officer Shot; Suspect in Custody

Hattiesburg police spokesman Ryan Moore said there were eight officers from multiple agencies who went to the home on Lexington to serve the warrant. The suspect, who opened fire on the officers, fled into the wood line near the home, he said.

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Authorities searching for man who wounded Hattiesburg police officer

HATTIESBURG, Miss.(WHLT) - Police need the public's assistance locating Victor Kirksey who is considered armed and dangerous.On Monday, Hattiesburg Police and the Lamar County Sheriff's Department attempted to serve a warrant on Lexington Drive.When officers approached the house Kirksey opened fire

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Hattiesburg announces new transit line

HATTIESBURG, Miss(WHLT) - Hattiesburg Mayor Toby Barker and officials from the University of Southern Mississippi announced a brand new bus line today connecting USM to the rest of the City.It's called, "The Gold Line."There will be 14 stops in and around USM's campus connecting other routes in the

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Petal’s Smith accepted to AASA Early Learning Cohort

“I thought they would never pick anybody from Mississippi, so I was very excited,” said Smith, who serves as assistant superintendent of the Petal School District and the director of the Coleman Center for Families and Children. “I know that Dr. (Matt Dillon, superintendent) always talks about how w

HUBCITYSPOKES.COM - 2018-06-20 17:18:00

Social media meetup turns into armed robbery in Hattiesburg

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

Sentencing set for Mississippi nurse practitioner

Susan Perry of Grand Bay, Ala., pleaded guilty Friday to one count of conspiracy to commit health care fraud in federal court in Hattiesburg.

WTOK-TV

Hattiesburg officer shot; 'armed and dangerous' suspect on the run

IMMEDIATE BOLO: Victor Kirksey wanted aggravated assault on a police officer. Considered armed and dangerous, do NOT make contact with the suspect call 911 immediately.pic.twitter.com/B2EuDOOHjr— Hattiesburg PD (@HattiesburgPD)June 18, 2018

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New Hub City Transit route coming to USM campus

Hub City Transit is getting a few upgrades - including, the "Gold Route" which encompasses the Hattiesburg campus of@SouthernMissand all faculty, staff and students riding HCT buses anywhere in the city at no cost to them.It's a great day to be a Golden Eagle!— City of Hattiesburg (@Hattiesburg_MS)J

WDAM-TV

Man accused of shooting Hattiesburg police officer now in custody

Victor Kirksey, the man accused of shooting a Hattiesburg police officer Monday morning, is now in custody after an hours-long search. Kirksey was wanted on a charge of aggravated assault on a police officer.

WLOX

‘Armed and dangerous’ man sought, accused of shooting officer

The officer was shot in the leg when gunfire erupted as he and other officers approached the house, the newspaper reported. The officer, whose name has not been released, was treated for his injuries at a hospital.

WAPT

Police looking for 'armed and dangerous' man who reportedly shot Hattiesburg cop

Authorities in the Pine Belt are searching for a man who reportedly shot a Hattiesburg police officer.The Hattiesburg Police Department released an alert about 12:45 p.m. Monday warning the public to be on the lookout for Victory Kirksey.WDAM-TV reportedKirksey shot an officer in the leg Monday morn

BILOXI SUN HERALD

Man shoots at police, flees into woods near Hattiesburg apartment complex

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

Former Earl Travillion teacher turns herself in at jail

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

Hundreds gathered to celebrate Juneteenth in Hattiesburg

“We have two stages of live entertainment of gospel, hip-hop and R&B and blues on this stage," said executive director and coordinator, Ray Smith. "We got a softball tournament, we have a car show and a great variety of food, arts and crafts.”

WDAM-TV

'Raiders of the Lost Ark: The Adaption' to premiere in Hattiesburg

New Jersey Symphony Orchestra will perform John Williams' score during screenings of "Raiders of the Lost Ark" on Jan. 6 at Count Basie Theatre, Red Bank; Jan. 7, New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Newark, and Jan. 8, State Theatre, New Brunswick.VIDEO COURTESY OF NJSO

HATTIESBURG AMERICAN

McHenry woman dies in crash

“Upon arriving it appeared a 41-year-old male of Mt. Olive was traveling in the left lane of Hwy. 49 south in a 2004 Honda Accord,” the press release read. “The Honda went off of the left side of the road (toward the median), overcorrected and returned to Hwy. 49.

STONE COUNTRY ENTERPRISE

'Remaking Raiders' event to premiere in Hattiesburg Saturday

HATTIESBURG – In 1982, on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, Eric Zala and his friends began filming a shot-for-shot remake of Steven Spielberg's "Raiders of the Lost Ark." They were 12 years old and took seven years to complete the film. The remake garnered the love of fans around the world (including Spi

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