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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

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

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.

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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

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

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

Water advisory issued for Laurel residents

LAUREL, Miss.(WHLT) - The City of Laurel has issued a water advisory for residents Sunday, August 19, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

WJTV.COM - 2018-08-18 13:56:24

Got a sweet tooth? Bite into a Cat Island Cookie

Bullock decided to return to her native Mississippi, where she has family, after she and her husband divorced in 2010. As a single mother, she wanted to do something that could work around her children's school schedules.

HATTIESBURG AMERICAN - 2018-08-17 13:00:00

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

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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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.

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Professional Profile: Eric Lucas

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

Unique sentence given in DUI death

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Naders, 6A Chargers ‘Between the Bricks’

Jackson Callaway High School is known much more for its rich basketball tradition than for its work on the gridiron. But with one of the top running backs in the state, Callaway will charge into Laurel Friday night for the season opener for both schools.LaKennith Thompson ran for 1,732 yards last se

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ACROSS AMERICA: Mississippi Civil Rights Museum Tells Authentic Stories from the Movement

In the early morning hours of January 10, 1966, civil rights leader Vernon Dahmer Sr. was jolted from his sleep, as members of the Ku Klux Klan surrounded his house just north of Hattiesburg, Miss. Dahmer, a Black land-owner, had been actively working to register Blacks to vote and, in some cases, h

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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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HPD using USM's old Pine Haven Apartments for training

"We are rotating (officers) out, we also have people that are covering patrol while folks are going through this," said Ryan Moore, public information officer for the Hattiesburg Police Department. "We even have our detective unit, they are cycling through this mix. This is one of those things that'

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Police arrest 12 in street-crime roundup

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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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Mississippi man accused of shooting other man in argument

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — A man has been accused of shooting another man during an argument in Mississippi.Hattiesburg police tell news outlets that 21-year-old Joseph Dennis was charged Saturday with one count of aggravated assault. Police spokesman Ryan Moore says officers had been called out to t

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