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HHS hosts first “College Sign In” for scholarship recipients  WDAM

Dozens of Hattiesburg High School's graduating seniors who are getting college scholarships were honored in a first-ever ceremony Friday.

Work begins on old Hattiesburg High School

Almost a year after acquiring the former Hattiesburg High School property on Main Street, Jackson-based Intervest Corp. is getting its long-awaited start on ...

Groundbreaking held for old Hattiesburg High School building  WDAM

The Downtown Hattiesburg Association held the groundbreaking ceremony for the old Hattiesburg High School on Friday.

Health officials investigate measles exposure in Hattiesburg

The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) is investigating measles exposure in Mississippi from an out-of-state traveler. The exposure happened at ...

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 ...

BILL CRAWFORD — Senior housing among growing needs for affordable housing  Mississippi Business Journal

So, my conservative friends, what is the ideological difference between a tax subsidy for the wealthy and a financial subsidy for the poor? We hear concerns from ...

Redevelopment of old HHS to begin soon  WDAM

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - The Downtown Hattiesburg Association says work will begin in the next couple of weeks on a project to redevelop the old ...

'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 ...

Are you a senior in Hattiesburg or Forrest County? This college is giving you free tuition  Hattiesburg American

Hattiesburg and Forrest County Board of Supervisors are contributing financial aid so high school grads in their areas can go to PRCC tuition-free.

Consequences of drinking and driving shown to area students  WDAM

Students at Hattiesburg High School received a vivid lesson in the consequences of drunk driving on Wednesday.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

Bid approved for work on HHS; new football scoreboard gets nod

A bid of $996,000 from Sullivan Enterprises of Magee was approved by the Hattiesburg Public School District's Board of Trustees at its April 9 meeting for work ...

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.

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..

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 High School's unique two sport athlete  WJTV

HATTIESBURG, Miss (WJTV) - It's not every day you meet someone like Hattiesburg high school's Andraas Gale. Gale deals with autism, and is a two sport ...

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 ...

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'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 ...

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 ...

High School Football Recap-Week 12  WDAM

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

McCarty museum closer to becoming reality  WDAM

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) _ The home of Hattiesburg's most recognized _ and most generous _ laundress is getting closer to be being moved for a second ...

PODCAST: Hattiesburg basketball in the semifinals, what's up with USM baseball

On this week's episode of The PineBeltSPORTS Podcast, we discuss Hattiesburg High's basketball semifinal matchups, as well as a heavy dose of Southern ...

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 ...

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 ...

Senioritis: Some Pine Belt high school seniors have it bad  Hattiesburg American

Pine Belt high school seniors are making the most of what's left of their year as senioritis, grade pressures and scholarship deadlines abound.

Hattiesburg dominates Oak Grove on scoreboard, 51-19  WDAM

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

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 ...

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.

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 ...

HPSD bond rating upgraded; Holloway scholarship announced

Moody's Investor Services, the renowned bond credit rating entity, has again increased the Hattiesburg Public School District's bond credit rating after having ...

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.

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.

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 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.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 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.

Hattiesburg FC joins amateur soccer league

The Hattiesburg area is getting a semi-professional sports team to help waste away the summer months. A part of the Gulf Coast Premier League, Hattiesburg ...

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 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 ...

Hattiesburg High School Senior Takes Top Prize In Tupelo Elvis Presley Fan Club Scholarship Competition  WCBI

TUPELO, MISS. (WCBI) – A senior from Hattiesburg High School is the winner of this year's Tupelo Elvis Presley Fan Club Music Scholarship competition.

Mayor: Here's 17 reasons why you should vote for a new sales tax  Hattiesburg American

April 23 is the day Hattiesburg voters will decide whether they will support an additional 1 percent sales tax increase on hotels and restaurants for what Mayor ...

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.

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 ...

Former teacher released for lack of arrest warrant

The former Forrest County Agricultural High School band director who was arrested last week has been released from the Forrest County Jail because deputies ...

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 ...

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 ...

OGHS Theatre advances in competition

Oak Grove High School Theatre has been chosen to represent Mississippi once again at the South Eastern Theatre Conference at the end of February.

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.

Hattiesburg football sends four to play Division I

HATTIESBURG – The Hattiesburg Tigers program continues to send athletes to play Division I football. On Wednesday during the early signing period, the ...

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 ...

Pinnacle finalists announced by SMP-Pine Belt

Sales & Marketing Professionals-Pine Belt has announced 24 regional finalists for the 2019 Pinnacle Awards. The annual awards recognize, promote and ...

HPSD hopes improved finances leads to better bond rating

Three years after staring into the financial abyss, the Hattiesburg Public School District may soon see more fruit from its labors to improve the health of its budget ...

High School Football Recap: Week 6  WDAM

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

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.

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.

Pine Belt students participate in job readiness training  WDAM

GULFPORT, MS (WDAM) - Students from the Pine Belt and other parts of south Mississippi took part in job training seminars throughout the month of March.

How "old" are you?

There's currently a Facebook fad going on that relates to “I'm {insert something here} old,” giving people a chance to remember way back to the things from days ...

Tour of Excellence: State superintendent of education to visit Petal, Oak Grove

As two of only 18 school districts in the state to receive an “A” designation on last school year's Mississippi Accountability Model, the Petal and Lamar County ...

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 ...

Then & Now photo weekly photo feature  Hattiesburg American

The Old Hattiesburg High School building was constructed in 1911 on North Main Street. The building was substantially enlarged during a second phase of ...

Easley named new Wildcats Baseball Coach  WTOK

MERIDIAN, Miss. -- The Meridian Public School District officially announced Eddie Easley as the head Baseball Coach for Meridian High School in a press ...

Coroner: Body of HHS counselor was decapitated  WDAM-TV

New details into the gruesome murder of a Hattiesburg High School guidance counselor are emerging.

Warrior Club proposes turf for baseball field

The Oak Grove High School baseball field may be truly in the green year-round if members of the Warrior Club get the OK to proceed with putting turf on Harry ...

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.

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.

I am a teacher with a 2nd job in Mississippi: 'You bust your behind, hoping you'll get ahead.'  Jackson Clarion Ledger

When the dismissal bell rings in this south Mississippi town, teacher Angela Echols trades in the vibrant purple-and-gold school colors of Hattiesburg High ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

Oak Grove Culinary Arts Team wins first in state

Culinary Arts students from Oak Grove High School recently won first place at the state Jr. Chef competition in Raymond. The team is made up of Aleiyah ...

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 ...

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 ...

Fieldhouse for the Homeless opens 2nd thrift store  WDAM

An organization that assists the homeless population in the Hattiesburg area opened a second thrift store on Saturday.

Area schools affected by MHSAA reclassification

The Mississippi High School Activities Association released enrollment numbers of Mississippi high schools, leading to a reclassification for some athletic ...

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 ...

Petal's JROTC places first in Army, second overall in state

It's not often that any organizations experience success like the Petal High School Panther Battalion JROTC has had in the past few weeks, being named 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.

City to work with South New Summit School to find new home

Although members of Hattiesburg City Council recently denied a zoning change that would allow a Hattiesburg special-purpose private school to build a new ...

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.

Teachers/ Administrators: Lamar County School District

Jarrod Bohannon Administrator of Year. Jessica Burns Teacher of Year. In mid-November, the Lamar County School District named Jarrod Bohannon as ...

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 ...

PRCC seeks county funds for free tuition

Every Lamar County high school graduate will receive free tuition at Pearl River Community College under a proposal presented to the Board of Supervisors at ...

Christmas Services in the PineBelt

Heritage United Methodist Church will have a Christmas Eve *service* at 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 24. The church is located at 3 Barracuda Drive in Hattiesburg.

Southern Miss commitment list grows to 15  WDAM

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

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.

Early run gives Center Hill the edge over Hattiesburg in 5A Semifinals

JACKSON – An 11-0 run in the first quarter proved to be the difference in Tuesday's 5A Semifinal between Hattiesburg and Center Hill. With the game tied 15-15, ...

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 ...

Forrest County's Distinguished Young Women Scholarship competition returns on March 9

High school junior girls from North Forrest and Presbyterian Christian schools will join together in Hattiesburg for the Distinguished Young Women of Forrest ...

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.

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