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Redevelopment of old HHS to begin soon  WDAM

The Downtown Hattiesburg Association says work will begin in the next couple of weeks on a project to redevelop the old Hattiesburg High School.

Hattiesburg High School coach dies  WDAM-TV

Hattiesburg High School is mourning the loss of a Coach Derek "Red" Jarvis Sr. The death was announced on the Hattiesburg Athletic Booster Club's Facebook ...

MAAP results are in for Hattiesburg High School  WDAM

Tests scores are in. Hattiesburg High School sent home test results from the Mississippi Academic Assessment Program. Just over 200 students were sent home ...

Still a puzzle: Members of Hattiesburg High band fall ill after Oak Grove game Friday night  Hattiesburg American

A number of Hattiesburg High School band members fell ill after Friday night's game against Oak Grove.

Hattiesburg High withstands evacuation, defeats Laurel to win 97th Little Brown Jug game  Hattiesburg American

Despite a 10-minute stadium evacuation, Hattiesburg defeated Laurel in the 97th annual Little Brown Jug game on Saturday night.

'We got this one right': No. 1 Hattiesburg's climb began with hire of 4th coach in 4 years  Mississippi Today

The process of building the top high school football team in the state began in “an old, three-room shack” for Coach Tony Vance, the 12th of 13 children - and ...

Details from the incident at the Laurel-Hattiesburg football game

With less than three minutes to go in Saturday night's football game between Laurel and Hattiesburg, a disturbance of some kind sent players and fans ...

National Signing Day 2019: The latest college commits in the Pine Belt  WDAM

Some of the best high school athletes in the Pine Belt signed their letters of intent to play at the next level Wednesday.

WCU hosts annual Careers in Healthcare symposium  WDAM

Hundreds of high school students interested in working in the medical field spent Wednesday morning at William Carey University learning all about careers in ...

INAUGURAL CLASs: Foundation announces 14 HPSD Hall of Fame members

Fourteen distinguished alumni of Hattiesburg's city schools will be inducted into the inaugural HPSD Foundation Hall of Fame during a two-day event Oct. 4-5.

Hattiesburg holds off Petal, 35-26  WDAM-TV

Hattiesburg High School quarterback Jarod Conner rushed for three touchdowns and threw for another as the Tigers held off Petal High School 35-26 in the Leaf ...

HHS, PRCC partnering in dual enrollment program for high school juniors  WDAM

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Eleven Hattiesburg High School students are set to be the first to graduate with their diplomas and two-year college degrees.

Hattiesburg School District looks to the future after getting B, F Grades

The good news: F.B. Woodley Elementary School, part of the Hattiesburg Public School District, received an accountability grade of B in the 2017-18 unofficial ...

Hattiesburg, Laurel prepare for 97th annual 'Little Brown Jug' game  Hattiesburg American

For the 97th straight year, Hattiesburg and Laurel will match up on Saturday in the annual "Little Brown Jug" game, the oldest rivalry in Mississippi.

Hattiesburg dominates Oak Grove on scoreboard, 51-19  WDAM

Drexlan Allen had a big night as the Tigers roll past the Warriors 51-19.

Hattiesburg dons Class 5A state championship baseball crown  WDAM-TV

Hattiesburg High School defeated Lewisburg High School 11-1 in five innings Thursday afternoon at Trustmark Park to claim the Class 5A state baseball ...

Michael Marks honored for years of contribution to Hattiesburg High School debate  Hattiesburg American

Retired educator Michael Marks has been honored for his many years of work with Hattiesburg High School speech and debate students.

Hattiesburg High Forensics team successful in state competitions

The Hattiesburg High School Forensics team has had quite the year with debate championships around the state as well as the coveted Leading Chapter ...

Hattiesburg's Jarod Conner commits to Memphis  WDAM-TV

Jarod Conner figures he will be a running back when it comes to continuing his football career at the collegiate level. And the Hattiesburg High School senior ...

Tuition assistance program announced for Hattiesburg, Forrest County  WLOX

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Hattiesburg Mayor Toby Barker announced good news for seniors graduating in 2019 in the City of Hattiesburg and in Forrest ...

Work to transform old HHS begins

A project eight years in the making that will convert the former Hattiesburg High School building on Main Street into age-restricted apartments is about to get its ...

Hattiesburg, Laurel renew Battle for Lil' Brown Jug  WDAM-TV

When Tony Vance arrived at Hattiesburg High School, the football game with Laurel High School simply stood as just another game on the schedule. "Did not ...

Local high schools to honor veterans

With Veterans Day less than two weeks away, several area schools have scheduled appreciation events in honor of those who have served in the United States ...

Hattiesburg High counselor found murdered in Stone County home  Hattiesburg American

A Hattiesburg High guidance counselor was found murdered Wednesday morning in her Stone County home.

New Hattiesburg High School band uniforms unveiled

Contributions continue pouring in from the community to equip the Hattiesburg High School Fighting Tigers Marching Band, as the Hattiesburg Public Schools ...

Son arrested in the murder of Hattiesburg High School guidance counselor  WJTV

Son arrested in the murder of his mother, Hattiesburg High School counselor Sherry Jones.

Hattiesburg football coach taking on role as HPSD Athletic Coordinator  WDAM-TV

Hattiesburg Tigers head football coach Tony Vance is taking on another role in the Hattiesburg Public School District.

Consider This: You’re invited to celebrate the Hattiesburg Hall of Fame  WDAM

You're invited to be a part of history by attending the reception, open to the public on Oct. 4 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m..

Former Hattiesburg standout signs with Brewers  WDAM-TV

Former Hattiesburg High School standout Joe Gray signed with the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday. Gray was drafted in the second round of the draft with the 60th ...

Five sports legends inducted into Hattiesburg’s inaugural Hall of Fame  WDAM

It was an historic Thursday in the Hub City as the Hattiesburg Hall of Fame inducted its inaugural class.Fourteen were inducted, including five Hattiesburg ...

Hattiesburg baseball takes Game 1 in 5A Championship series  WDAM-TV

Hattiesburg High School defeated Lewisburg in the first game of the 2018 MHSAA 5A Championship series at Trustmark Park in Pearl. Last year, the Tigers ...

HHS Band has new leader, new uniforms

Hattiesburg High School will introduce a new band director this weekend when the HHS Tigers host the Petal Panthers Saturday. Jorge Reyes will bring his ...

Autopsy: Hattiesburg High counselor died of multiple blows to her head  Hattiesburg American

A Hattiesburg High guidance counselor died of blunt-force trauma to the head and her son is accused of killing and decapitating her.

Players of the Pine Belt - Hattiesburg senior Jarod Conner  WDAM-TV

For the first third of the 2017 football season, Jarod Conner was a running back still learning how to play quarterback. Once the junior settled in and grew more ...

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

A grand jury will decide whether there is enough evidence to try Terrelle Johnson in the decapitation death of his mother, a guidance counselor at Hattiesburg ...

Hattiesburg announces route for Parade of Champions  Hattiesburg American

Hattiesburg will host its inaugural Parade of Champions Monday to honor teams from Hattiesburg High School, Sacred Heart High School and Presbyterian ...

Pine Belt football standouts selected all-stars  WDAM

Three Hattiesburg High School football and head coach Tony Vance were named to the MIssissippi roster for the 32nd annual Mississippi-Alabama All-Star ...

Petal and Lamar County schools earn As in state accountability rankings; Petal makes No. 2 spot  Hattiesburg American

Petal and Lamar County school districts earn As in annual state accountability rankings, with Petal making No. 2 in state, Lamar schools No. 8.

Veterans Day celebrations set for Monday  Hattiesburg American

Most Veterans Day events in the Hattiesburg area will be celebrated Monday since the holiday falls on a Sunday, and there are plenty of other events.

High School Football Recap: Week 6  WDAM

Hattiesburg, Sumrall stay unbeaten in high school football; West Jones, Stringer pick up one-sided wins.

Player of the Week - Hattiesburg's Jarod Conner  WDAM

For decades, football players have taken ballet classes as a way to improve balance and flexibility. Hattiesburg's Jarod Conner did his own version of pirouette ...

Coroner: Body of HHS counselor was decapitated  WDAM-TV

STONE COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - New details into the gruesome murder of a Hattiesburg High School guidance counselor are emerging. Stone County Coroner ...

Hattiesburg voters overwhelmingly approve $22.5 million school bond renewal  Hattiesburg American

Hattiesburg voters overwhelmingly approve a $22.5 million bond renewal for Hattiesburg Public School District.

HPD still searching for driver after SUV crashed into Hattiesburg High School  WDAM-TV

Hattiesburg Police are still searching for the driver of an SUV that crashed into Hattiesburg High School Sunday evening.

Jarod ‘Snoop’ Conner decommits from Memphis, commits to Ole Miss  WLBT

The former Hattiesburg high quarterback made the announcement Friday on his Twitter page.

Hattiesburg voters approve bond renewal for HPSD  WDAM-TV

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Hattiesburg residents voted to approve a bond renewal for the Hattiesburg Public School District, which is set to translate into ...

Hattiesburg School Board approves special election for bond renewal  WDAM-TV

The Hattiesburg Public School District Board of Trustees held a special meeting that considered the approval of a bond renewal Tuesday.

Forrest County board pledges $5K for Hattiesburg High baseball trip  WDAM-TV

Members and coaches from the Hattiesburg High School baseball team came to the Forrest County Board of Supervisors meeting Monday. The team recently ...

How to watch the MS/AL All-Star Game  WDAM

Some of Mississippi and Alabama's finest high school athletes will meet under the lights Monday night in the 32nd Mississippi-Alabama All-Star Game.

Olympic dreams for Hattiesburg star Diandrenique Gaines  WDAM-TV

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - From the streets of Port Gibson to international grounds, Diandrenique Gaines has left the competition in her rear view mirror.

High School Football Recap: Week 7  WDAM

WIGGINS, MS (WDAM) - Senior quarterback Jarod Conner ran for 248 yards and four touchdowns and threw for two more scores as the as Hattiesburg High ...

Hattiesburg council endorses bond referendum for HPSD  WDAM-TV

Hattiesburg City Council members are endorsing the upcoming vote for a bond referendum later this month that could translate into millions of dollars for the ...

The 2018 week 3 Super 10: Who are the top teams in Mississippi?  Jackson Clarion Ledger

Most teams held steady in week three of the Super 10 rankings, but one new team entered the top-10.

Laurel, Oak Grove to battle “Between the Bricks”  WDAM

The coaches for both schools said that Friday night's showdown “Between the Bricks” at Blair Stadium not only will provide a meaningful measuring stick for ...

Eric Boney named new principal at Hattiesburg High  Hattiesburg American

Eric Boney, assistant principal at Petal High School, has been named the new principal at Hattiesburg High School.

Hattiesburg seeking state championship Saturday  WDAM-TV

Every week of the 2017 football season, Hattiesburg High School successfully has met every challenge. The Tigers will face their biggest of the challenge of the ...

Helfrich, Tatum Chosen as 40th recipients of Hub Award

An innovative jurist whose work with those battling addiction has transformed lives and a successful business entrepreneur building on a family legacy of ...

HHS boys track & field capture first 5A state title, girls finish second  WDAM-TV

The Hattiesburg High School Boy's Track team brought home their first 5A State Championship over the weekend in Pearl, MS.

Southern Miss commitment list grows to 15  WDAM

Southern Miss football commitment list has grown to 15 high school players from five states.

Pine Belt players prepare for MS/AL All-Star Game  WDAM

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Oak Grove quarterback John Rhys Plumlee, paused for a moment before giving probably as honest an answer as one could offer ...

Dealing with it: Hattiesburg's Hartfield battles through health to reach glory

Last May, Joe Hartfield was on top of the world. The Hattiesburg Tigers had just clinched the school's first state baseball championship since 2006, and it was ...

Who is on the Mayor's Youth Council for 2018 in Hattiesburg?  Hattiesburg American

The council will learn about city and state government and work on projects that have the potential to leave a lasting impact on Hattiesburg.

Apartments still planned for old Hattiesburg High  Hattiesburg American

The building has been sold to Intervest Corp. and will be converted into affordable housing for the elderly.

MS defeats AL 24-20 in MS/AL All-Star Game, Conner named MVP  WDAM

MONTGOMERY, AL (WDAM) - For those who have watched Hattiesburg High School football for the past few years, the faithful and the converted are aware of ...

Bond set for 9 suspects in Hattiesburg triple shooting  WDAM-TV

Hattiesburg Police arrested and charged eight suspects after a shooting at the Bonhomie Apartment complex left three people injured.

Forrest County Judges swearing in Dec. 28; Lamar County set Jan. 2

A judicial investure ceremony to swear in new Chancellors Sheila Havard Smallwood and Chad Smith and new Forrest County and Youth Court Judge Carol ...

Newly elected, re-elected Pine Belt judges sworn in  Hattiesburg American

Newly elected and re-elected judges took the oath of office Dec. 28 during an investiture ceremony in the Forrest County Courthouse in Hattiesburg.

National Signing Day 2018  WDAM-TV

The WDAM 7 Sports Team has all the latest news on athletes here in the Pine Belt who signed on to play football at the next level.

Old Hattiesburg High School closer to being converted into apartments  Hattiesburg American

For the past several months, officials have been patiently awaiting tax credits to help transform the former Hattiesburg High School on Main Street into an ...

Jackson sparks Sumrall past South Jones in season opener  WDAM-TV

Sumrall High School senior Dannis Jackson has been recognized by high school football observers as one of Mississippi's top receivers. As it turns out, Jackson ...

GOOD NEWS: Army mom surprises kids at school  WDAM

After nine months in Kuwait Army Staff Beverly Hughes returns home to surprise her two kids at school.

Hattiesburg Parade of Champions to be held Monday  WDAM-TV

Hattiesburg will be hosting it's inaugural Parade of Champions Monday evening to honor athletic and academic success of Hattiesburg High School, Sacred ...

Economy, development puts Hattiesburg in league with other thriving mid-size cities of the South  Mississippi Today

Downtown, Midtown lure residents back from the suburbs.

HPSD test scores double '17 results

Hattiesburg Public School District students showed marked improvements on their English Language Arts and mathematics state test results for third grade ...

Then & Now photo weekly photo feature  Hattiesburg American

See photos of familiar places from way back when and today.

USM football building 2018-19 signing class  WDAM-TV

The University of Southern Mississippi is in the process of brewing up its 2018-19 football signing class and the early ingredients have a distinct Mississippi ...

2018 precincts list for Forrest County  Hattiesburg American

Some Forrest County voting precincts for 2018 elections have changed. Find out where to vote in Tuesday's race. District 1. CAMP SCHOOL, Hattiesburg Public ...

Murphy, West Point too much for Hattiesburg  WDAM-TV

For a second consecutive year, West Point High School let its opponent hang around for a while in the Class 5A state championship football game.

Oral History Project Collaboration between USM, Hattiesburg High Students  Southern Miss Now

The techniques of oral history are being used by Hattiesburg High School students in a project designed to gain more information about the history of racial ...

Hattiesburg-Oak Grove meet in battle of unbeatens  WDAM-TV

In any given football season, Hattiesburg High School squaring off against Oak Grove High School looms large, from the field to the gate to the grocery store.

Hattiesburg's Leonard Lowrey kept readers informed for 44 years

Next week, The PineBelt NEWS will help celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday with the release of a special publication called Our Home. In addition to ...

Hattiesburg announces 2018 Mayor's Youth Council  WDAM-TV

The City of Hattiesburg announced the members of the 2018 Mayor's Youth Council after hosting orientation on Monday. High school students and their parents ...

'The best coach I ever covered'

Southern Miss this weekend will celebrate Bobby Collins, the coach who forever raised the expectations for Golden Eagle football. There will be a fish fry Friday ...

Annual student athlete luncheon held at Southern Oaks  WDAM-TV

Area high school and junior high student athletes were honored today at a luncheon at Southern Oaks in Hattiesburg. Students from 27 area schools were in ...

Rob Tatum: 2018 Person of the Year

It's nowhere near an exaggeration to say that Hattiesburg wouldn't be the city it is today without the influence and vision of Rob Tatum. As a local developer, Rob ...

Hattiesburg headed to State after 33-22 win over Laurel  WDAM-TV

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Five years ago, Tony Vance took the head football coaching at Hattiesburg High School, a place that he was told by many he ...

Mourning the loss of 'Big Red': Community remembers former Natchez High standout athlete - Mississippi's Best Community Newspaper | Mississippi's Best Community Newspaper  Natchez Democrat

HATTIESBURG — His name was Derek Javis Sr., but everyone called him “Big Red.” “He was one of the tallest guys I ever met. That's why we called him 'Big ...

Bradley Appointed to Lead Southern Miss Alumni Association Executive Committee | Southern Miss Now  Southern Miss Now

The University of Southern Mississippi Alumni Association installed its executive committee for the 2018-19 fiscal year on July 1, with Hattiesburg native Kim ...

Oak Grove surges past Laurel, 36-18  WDAM

LAUREL, MS (WDAM) - Despite playing on an over-saturated football field that more resembled a bog than turf Friday night, Oak Grove High School continued to ...

Carpenter, Webb inducted in Mississippi Golf Hall of Fame  WDAM

JACKSON, MS (WDAM) _ Two of the five-member inaugural class of the Mississippi Golf Hall of Fame will boast University of Southern Mississippi ties.

Chuck Abadie retires after nearly 20 years at PRCC  WDAM-TV

A pillar in the community and a legend at Pearl River Community College, Chuck Abadie, Director of Public Relations, is retiring after nearly 20 years on the job.

Homicide investigation in Stone County  WXXV News 25

Authorities are investigating the death of 51-year-old Sherry Johnson in Stone County as a homicide. Johnson was found dead in her home on Johnson Road ...

Freedom Fest to be held in Columbia over weekend  WDAM-TV

Thousands of people are expected to attend Freedom Fest in Columbia on Saturday. The event will feature over 80 vendors with booths around the downtown ...

HPSD announces new HHS principal, asst. superintendent  WDAM-TV

Hattiesburg Public Schools have announced two new additions to the district. Michael Battle has been chosen as the Assistant superintendent for HPSD.

HPSD alum success stories to be spotlighted

Showcasing the achievements of Hattiesburg Public School graduates is the focus of an alumni campaign being launched by the district this week. Hattiesburg ...

McNair named to Hattiesburg Public School District Board of Trustees  Southern Miss Now

Hattiesburg mayor Toby Barker's nomination of University of Southern Mississippi staff member Delores McNair to serve on the Hattiesburg Public School ...

HHS' Smokie Harrington stadium will be ready in Jan.  Hattiesburg American

Hattiesburg High baseball team members are glad they'll have their own stadium to play in when the season starts.

1st-half flurry lifts Laurel past Wayne Co.  WDAM

Laurel advanced on Friday night with a win over Wayne County.

12 Who Make A Difference: Tyson King encourages teens to ditch tobacco, e-cigs  Hattiesburg American

Tyson King has been involved in politics and community *service*, was elected governor and was given the key to the city of Hattiesburg — all before graduating ...

Mississippi man arrested in shooting of off-duty NC officer  WDAM

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP ) - A Mississippi man has been arrested in the shooting of an off-duty police officer in North Carolina. State Bureau of Investigation ...

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