Because a Hattiesburg police officer saw something out of the ordinary during what appeared to be a routine call and reported it to the appropriate resources, he may have saved the life of an 8-year-old.
Biologists hope last week’s release of 89 endangered gopher tortoises – the largest release by the Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center’s environmental department – can increase the animal’s survival rate in the wild by 70 to 85 percent.
The two candidates who face each other Tuesday in the runoff for the state House District 102 seat are working hard to bring out the votes. The runoff between Missy McGee and Kathryn Rehner is required because neither candidate collected a majority of votes in the Sept. 12 special election.
PURVIS – Like two prizefighters trying to land the final blow, Purvis landed the fatal blow with 11 seconds to play when quarterback Ty Howell bobbed and weaved behind his offensive line to score a 4-yard touchdown for the 35-28 victory over the Sumrall Bobcats at home.
PURVIS – Purvis and Seminary struggled through a defensive battle, a lightning delay and a pouring rain, but the Tornadoes topped the weather and the visiting Bulldogs 12-7 with stellar plays on defense Friday night to capture their homecoming victory.
With little fanfare, the Hattiesburg City Council unanimously approved the first budget under Mayor Toby Barker last week with the inclusion of pay raises, improved infrastructure and new projects in each ward.
Barker said he was pleased with the City Council’s positive reaction to the budget.
The library systems in Hattiesburg, Petal and Forrest County and in Lamar County were singled out for their performances during fiscal year 2016 and named Mississippi Library Stars for the second consecutive year.