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EUROHA: Graduates gather for reunion July 1-7

Hattiesburg's EUROHA Alumni Association will host its 17th biennial reunion July 1-7 of graduates and others who attended the city's historic former ...

EUROHA hosts “Throwback Brunch”  WDAM

A special reunion in Hattiesburg is bringing back students from as far back as the early 1950′s.

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.

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 ...

Preservation Crossing: $15.5M project finds home in old Hattiesburg High School

In a project described by Hattiesburg Mayor Toby Barker as “an effort across generations,” officials broke ground Friday on Preservation Crossing, the venture ...

'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 ...

Renovation work underway at Hattiesburg High, Rowan

As students are away on summer vacation, renovation work is going full steam ahead at Hattiesburg High School and Rowan Elementary School, part of the ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 gears up for Parade of Champions  WDAM

Hattiesburg is celebrating academic excellence and athletic achievement Tuesday night with its second annual Parade of Champions.

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.

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.

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 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 ...

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 ...

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..

Jarod Conner, Hattiesburg High hold off Petal for 35-26 season-opening win  Hattiesburg American

Behind four touchdowns from QB Jarod Conner, Hattiesburg High defeated Petal 35-26 on Friday night.

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's Dexter Jordan drafted by Astros in 16th round of MLB Draft  WDAM

The Houston Astros drafted former Hattiesburg High School infielder Dexter Jordan with the 496th pick in the 16th round of the 2019 MLB Draft on Wednesday.

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 ...

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 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’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 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 ...

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 ...

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.

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'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 ...

North answers late to win in 5A/6A all-star baseball  WDAM

Four-run rally in eight inning sends North past South in 5A/6A D.M. Howie.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

New restaurant, hotel sales tax underway in Hattiesburg  WDAM

The one percent restaurant and hotel sales tax increase is now underway in the City of Hattiesburg.

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 ...

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 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 ...

Hattiesburg dominates Oak Grove on scoreboard, 51-19  WDAM

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

Quitman tabs former Hattiesburg defensive coordinator Gandy as head coach  Meridian Star

Quitman's Board of Trustees on Monday approved the hire of Rashad Gandy as Quitman High School's new football coach, marking the first time in eight ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

LIST: FestivalSouth 2019 events  WDAM

FestivalSouth kicks off this week and offers plenty events for you and the whole family.

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.

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.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

High School Football Recap: Week 6  WDAM

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

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 ...

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.

Pinebelt Foundation announces scholarship recipients  WDAM

Several Pine Belt students were rewarded for their hard work Thursday when the Pinebelt Foundation announced its 2019 scholarship recipients.

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 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.

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.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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.

Seven Hattiesburg High Students Graduate in USM's Project SEARCH Program  Southern Miss Now

Seven Hattiesburg High students graduated recently from the Southern Miss Project SEARCH training program. Pictured left to right: Santrice Forbes, Brenda ...

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.

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.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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

Here is the Super 10 poll as the high school football season enters week three. The Super 10 is voted on by the staff of the Clarion Ledger and gets updated ...

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 ...

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 ...

O'Brien USM Recipient of IHL Diversity Award  Southern Miss Now

Dr. Thomas O'Brien, a professor in The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) School of Education, is USM's recipient of the State Institutions of Higher ...

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 ...

Teachers Vent Frustrations and Share Ideas at Hughes Townhall  Jackson Free Press

On the penultimate day of Mississippi's 2019 legislative session, state leadership dropped an amended version of an appropriations bill for state construction ...

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.

Southern Miss commitment list grows to 15  WDAM

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

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

WDAM Coach of the Year: West Jones head coach Scott Pierson  WDAM

SOSO, MS (WDAM) - Scott Pierson spent 18 years wandering in the wilderness that can be Mississippi High School football, trying to guide the West Jones High ...

Hattiesburg school district to begin summer food service program  WDAM-TV

The Hattiesburg Public School District's Summer Food *Service* program will kick off next week.

Students of today becoming leaders of the future through Jobs for Mississippi Graduates  WDAM-TV

Students of today becoming leaders of the future. Thursday night was a special ceremony for a group of students at N R Burger Middle School as well as some ...

Before he killed his mom, man bit off an inmate's nose, suit alleges  Jackson Clarion Ledger

A Mississippi man accused of decapitating his mother with a butter knife last year also bit off an inmate's nose and lips in 2015, according to a lawsuit.

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