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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 ...

FOX 23's news director entering Hattiesburg High School Hall of Fame  MyFox23

Longtime newsman Randy Swan receives another honor in his career. Swan is entering the Hattiesburg High School Hall of Fame. Swan, a 1965 graduate.

There's a new No. 1 in the Clarion Ledger Super 10  Jackson Clarion Ledger

Here is week two of the Clarion Ledger Super 10, which is our version of Mississippi high school football rankings statewide.

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 ...

EUROHA hosts “Throwback Brunch”  WDAM

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

Mississippi high school football scores for Aug. 22-24  Jackson Clarion Ledger

Following is a list of scores for high school football games in the state of Mississippi for Thursday through Saturday, Aug. 22-24.

Mississippi high school football scores for Aug. 29-30  Jackson Clarion Ledger

Following are scores for high school football in the state of Mississippi for Aug. 29-30. Return to for more scores as they come in throughout ...

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 ...

SMRHI Back to School Immunization Fair runs through Aug. 2  WDAM

PINE BELT (WDAM) - For most children, summer break is drawing to a close. That means students and parents need to start preparing for the upcoming school ...

'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 ...

Players of the Pine Belt: Bullock setting example for inexperienced Hattiesburg  WDAM

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (WDAM) - For the past few falls, Hattiesburg High School defensive back A.J. Bullock had a hand in turning the Tigers into one of the ...

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.

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 ...

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 gears up for Parade of Champions  WDAM

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

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.

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.

Foundation announces 15 HPSD Hall of Fame members

Fifteen distinguished alumni of Hattiesburg's city schools will be inducted into the 2019 Hattiesburg Hall of Fame by the Hattiesburg Public School District ...

Future is uncertain for some HPSD schools

The future of one or more Hattiesburg Public School District elementary schools is uncertain as the district explores options to maximize its financial resources.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

New Learning Resource Online students graduate  WDAM

Students, parents and administrators gathered to honor those who graduated from the New Learning Resource Online program.

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..

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.

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

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

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 ...

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.

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 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 ...

New principal sought for HPSD's Rowan Elementary

With the start of a new school year just a couple of weeks away, the Hattiesburg Public School District (HPSD) is working to identify a new leader for one of its ...

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.

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.

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 ...

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 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.

SOS Save our Schools (buildings)

After years of planning, promises, and then dashed hopes, new life is finally being breathed into the former Hattiesburg High School building on Main Street.

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 ...

What do Forrest County candidates with opponents in the primary election have to say?  Hattiesburg American

Learn more about the 2019 Forrest County candidates who face same party opponents in the Aug. 6 primary election.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

No. 1 Hattiesburg High strikes quick, blows out Pearl River Central 60-7  Hattiesburg American

Hattiesburg High School dominated Pearl River Central on Friday on the way to a 60-7 win to improve to 7-0 and likely retain its No. 1 ranking.

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 ...

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.

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.

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 ...

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 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.

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.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

LIST: FestivalSouth 2019 events  WDAM

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

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 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 ...

Pinebelt Foundation awards $51K in scholarships

This year 38 students received more than $51,000 in scholarships from 14 different programs managed by the Pinebelt Foundation. “Managing and distributing ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Jarod Conner leads Hattiesburg to 49-6 blowout over Wayne County  Hattiesburg American

The Hattiesburg Tigers continued their winning ways in region play on Friday night with a 49-6 victory over Wayne County, extending the team's overall record to ...

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'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 ...

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 ...

Players of the Pine Belt: Newsome, Petal ready to step up in 2019  WDAM

Petal linebacker Ja'korian Newsome is ready for his senior football season.

52 Days to Kickoff: Jaren Handy  College and Magnolia

As we continue our march to kickoff, we take a look at the top 100 recruits to sign with Auburn of all-time*. The rankings are based on 247's composite recruit ...

Hattiesburg High retains city crown, beats Oak Grove 51-19  Hattiesburg American

Behind a five-touchdown game from running back Drexlan Allen, Hattiesburg defeated Oak Grove 51-19 on Friday night.

Juneteenth being celebrated in Hattiesburg  WJTV

HATTIESBURG, Miss (WJTV) – Today in Hattiesburg, the annual Juneteenth celebrations is being held at Vernon Dahmer Park, For those who don't know, ...

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.

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 dominates Oak Grove on scoreboard, 51-19  WDAM

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

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 ...

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.

Part-time firefighter jobs to help with OT

Members of the Hattiesburg City Council voted 5-0 Tuesday to fund the creation of six new part-time firefighter positions in hopes of alleviating mounting ...

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.

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.

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 ...

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

Callaway High School receives funding for school improvements  WJTV

Representative Debra Gibbs presents $100000 to JPS for Callaway High School improvements. Local Mississippi Breaking News Story from CBS 12 New WJTV ...

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 ...

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 enacts new drug paraphernalia ordinance  WJTV

HATTIESBURG, Miss (WJTV) – In a unanimous vote on Tuesday, the city of Hattiesburg passed an ordinance banning stores from displaying paraphernalia in ...

Officials investigating Hattiesburg High School bomb threat  WDAM-TV

The Hattiesburg Police Department is investigating a bomb threat at Hattiesburg High School on Tuesday.At approximately 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, the Hattiesburg ...

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.

U.S. History test could be cut from Mississippi graduation requirements  WJTV

Teachers vote to cut the U.S. history exam from the high school graduation requirement.

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 ...

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.

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