Today's Top Stories

Hattiesburg Mayor Johnny DuPree will face two Democratic opponents in Tuesday’s Primary Election for municipal offices.

Lamar County school officials are looking at ways to control their budget beginning in July after a drop in student enrollment during the current year did not allow Lamar School to take advantage of the High Growth Component in state funding.

Social media is on fire with questions about recent crime in the City of Petal. News of a recent homicide, stabbing and robbery shooting has left residents asking, “What has happened to our city?”

With one week of playoff baseball in the books, four teams remain in the hunt for a Mississippi High School Activities Association State Championship – Oak Grove, Petal, Hattiesburg and Sumrall.

Residential debris such as appliances and furnishings and construction debris will not be picked up by the county.

Lamar County Supervisors are warning residents that the construction debris that is being left along the roads will not be picked up by county crews.

Residential debris such as appliances and furnishings and construction debris will not be picked up by the county.

Making a difference

In observance of National Make a Difference Day, residents of the Friendly City banded together to help get the site of the new senior and veterans center up and running. Their efforts were recognized with a $10,000 grant on Tuesday.

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