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Taylorsville's Keyes, Hattiesburg's Conner honored  WDAM

Taylorsville quarterback and Hattiesburg quarterback Jarod Conner were among six players honored as "Mississippi Mr. Football."

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.

High School Football Recap-Week 13  WDAM

A roundup of Friday's high school football games, including Hattiesburg, West Jones, Stone, Poplarville and Oak Grove.

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

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

USM gets commitment from Tennessee QB  WDAM

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) _ The University of Southern Mississippi picked up a commitment from one of Tennessee's top high school football prospects, ...

Tuition assistance program announced for Hattiesburg, Forrest County  WDAM

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

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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, 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 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 ...

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.

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 ...

HPSD comments on ‘incident’ that sent band members to the hospital  WDAM

The Hattiesburg Public School District has released a statement on the “incident” that resulted in members of the HHS band being taken to the hospital after ...

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.

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 ...

Death of Hattiesburg High counselor being investigated as a homicide  WDAM-TV

The community is mourning the tragic loss of a guidance counselor at Hattiesburg High School. The death of 51-year-old Sherry Johnson is being investigated ...

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.

Hattiesburg’s Jarod Conner commits to Memphis  WDAM-TV

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Jarod Conner figures he will be a running back when it comes to continuing his football career at the collegiate level. And the ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 school board sets May 22 as election date for $22.5M bond measure  Hattiesburg American

Hattiesburg Public School District Board of Trustees has set the date for an election on a $22.5 million bond measure to upgrade facilities.

High School Football Recap-Week Nine  WDAM

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Another somewhat slow start ended with the usual offensive bang for Hattiesburg High School Friday night at D.I. Patrick Stadium.

High School Football Recap: Week 6  WDAM

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

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..

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 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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 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.

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.

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 ...

High School Football Recap-Week 12  WDAM

Hattiesburg High unbeaten during the regular season for a second consecutive year.

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 ...

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 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.

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 ...

Vance named Hattiesburg's Athletics Coordinator

Hattiesburg High School Head Football Coach Tony Vance, who guided the Tigers to the state 5A championship and undefeated regular season in 2017 will ...

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.

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.

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 ...

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.

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 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 ...

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.

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.

USM hosts first Transition Camp for high school students with disabilities  WDAM

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Dozens of area high school students with disabilities are at the University of Southern Mississippi this week, learning about job ...

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.

Pine Belt school districts hosting summer feeding programs  WDAM-TV

PINE BELT (WDAM) - With summer in full swing, it's time to start thinking about how children who receive free or reduced lunches during the school year will eat ...

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.

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

ELLISVILLE, MS (WDAM) - Sumrall High School senior Dannis Jackson has been recognized by high school football observers as one of Mississippi's top ...

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 ...

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, Laurel to meet for South State crown  WDAM-TV

PERKINSTON _ Another Friday night and another win mean just another step toward the ultimate goal for Hattiesburg High School's football team.

Applications now available for Mayor's Youth Council

Community and civic-minded high-schoolers who are interested in learning about and getting involved in Hattiesburg can now apply for the 2018-19 Mayor's ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 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 ...

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 ...

Southern Miss commitment list grows to 15  WDAM

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

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

Terrell getting a kick out of playing football  WDAM-TV

Kendyl Terrell swore she wasn't nervous, at all, when about four minutes into the first football game of her high school career, she pulled on her helmet to trot out ...

Hattiesburg Mayor recognizes February as National Career Technical Education month  WJTV

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (WJTV) - Students and faculty gathered at the Hattiesburg high school career technical education suite on Thursday. There, mayor Toby ...

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 ...

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.

Then & Now photo weekly photo feature  Hattiesburg American

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

Hattiesburg students enroll in courses at PRCC

The Hattiesburg Public School District recently launched its Middle College Program. Eleven Hattiesburg High School students are targeted to graduate with an ...

Mother of twins arrested in Hattiesburg triple shooting speaks out  WDAM-TV

The mother of the twins arrested in connection to Monday's triple shooting in Hattiesburg is speaking out. Joyce Dawkins said her sons are being accused of a ...

State of Starkville High School athletics  Starkville Daily News

A new era of Starkville High School athletics began right at the turn of the calendar in 2018 when Dr. Cheyenne Trussell stepped through the doors as the ...

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 ...

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

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

David Wynn makes mark on Hattiesburg Police Department  Hattiesburg American

Officer David Wynn II followed his father's footsteps into law enforcement. Now he's giving back to the community "that gave so much to (his) family.”

HPSD still working to hire certified teachers for new school year  WDAM-TV

With less than two weeks until the first day of school, the Hattiesburg Public School District is still working to hire certified teachers for the 2017 school year.

Trussell time: SHS introduces next athletic director  Starkville Daily News

Making big-time hires is nothing new to Starkville-Oktibbeha County School District Superintendent Eddie Peasant. A veteran in administration, Peasant has ...

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.

Bond reduced for suspects in Hattiesburg triple shooting  WDAM-TV

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - A Hattiesburg Municipal Court judge lowered the bonds of nine suspects in Hattiesburg's December triple shooting on Friday.

Barker wants city 'team' to invest in Hattiesburg  Hattiesburg American

Hattiesburg Mayor Toby Barker is working on building his leadership team and making improvements in the city.

Our view: A tale of 2 Main Street buildings in Hub City  Hattiesburg American

Just a few blocks separate the old Hattiesburg High School and Mount Carmel Baptist Church on Main Street. But the futures of the two appear to be headed in ...

Bradley Appointed to Lead Southern Miss Alumni Association Executive Committee  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 ...

No penalties for Hattiesburg High from fight  Jackson Clarion Ledger

Hattiesburg High School will not face any penalties for its part in a fight.

Governor Phil Bryant proclaims October College Application Month  Southern Miss Now

Governor Phil Bryant recently proclaimed October College Application Month in Mississippi, recognizing that the college application process may be a barrier to ...

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.

HHS senior elected MS Boys State Governor, given key to city  WDAM-TV

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - A Hattiesburg High School senior was elected governor of Mississippi Boys State and awarded the key to the city of Hattiesburg.

Devastating illness fails to keep Southern Miss student from pursuing her dreams  Hattiesburg American

University of Southern Mississippi's Jasmine Whiteside in a coma for months due to mysterious and life-threatening illness.

How is William Carey University working to reduce the teacher shortage in Mississippi?  Hattiesburg American

William Carey University's School of Education ramps up several initiatives to reduce the teacher shortage statewide.

West Jones shuts out Northeast Jones; Columbia rolls past East Marion  WDAM

SOSO, MS (WDAM) - If there were any questions about just how stout the West Jones High School defense may be this year, Friday night should have provided ...

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 ...

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