Police: Woman struck, killed by Highway Patrol vehicleMarch 17, 2023 GMT
HATTIESURG, Miss. (AP) — A pedestrian in the middle of U.S. Highway 49 was struck and killed by a Mississippi Highway Patrol vehicle early Friday, police in Hattiesburg said.
The pedestrian, a woman, was struck on the highway just before 3 a.m., Hattiesburg police said in a news release.
Haase scores 19 as Southern Miss turns back McNeese 86-67December 18, 2022 GMT
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — Felipe Haase's 19 points helped Southern Mississippi defeat McNeese 86-67 on Sunday.
Haase made 4 of 8 from 3-point range for the Golden Eagles (11-1), who have won three straight.
Crowley leads Southern Miss to 95-59 romp over LamarDecember 10, 2022 GMT
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — Austin Crowley had 24 points and Southern Mississippi rolled to a 95-59 victory over Lamar on Saturday.
Crowley added five rebounds, seven assists, and four steals for the Golden Eagles (9-1).
King won’t seek 4th term on Mississippi transport commissionNovember 17, 2022 GMT
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — The southern district transportation commissioner in Mississippi says he will not seek reelection in 2023.
Republican Tom King of Hattiesburg made the announcement Wednesday on “The Extra Mile,” a podcast produced by the Mississippi Department of Transportation.
Ezell wins in Mississippi, keeping US House seat for GOPNovember 9, 2022 GMT
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mike Ezell has defeated a Democrat and a Libertarian candidate in a south Mississippi congressional race, allowing Republicans to retain control of the seat.
Ezell defeated Democrat Johnny DuPree and Libertarian Alden Patrick Johnson in the southern 4th District.
Ray Guy, first Pro Football Hall of Fame punter, dies at 72November 3, 2022 GMT
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — Ray Guy, the first punter to make the Pro Football Hall of Fame, died Thursday. He was 72.
Southern Mississippi, where Guy starred before becoming the first punter ever taken in the first round of the NFL draft, said he died following a lengthy illness.
Hyena baby born at Hattiesburg Zoo, but remains under wrapsOctober 29, 2022 GMT
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — Just a year after her arrival at the Hattiesburg Zoo, spotted hyena Pili has given birth to what is believed the only surviving hyena cub born in North America so far this year.
Friday’s ScoresOctober 29, 2022 GMT
Paul named president of University of Southern MississippiOctober 24, 2022 GMT
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — University of Southern Mississippi alumnus and longtime administrator Joe Paul has been chosen as the school's new president.
The board that governs Mississippi’s eight public universities announced its selection of Paul in a news release Monday.
Friday’s ScoresOctober 8, 2022 GMT
The First Bancshares: Q2 Earnings SnapshotJuly 27, 2022 GMT
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) _ The First Bancshares Inc. (FBMS) on Wednesday reported second-quarter earnings of $15.8 million.
The Hattiesburg, Mississippi-based bank said it had earnings of 76 cents per share.
Reservoir park renamed for outdoors writer Bobby ClevelandJuly 22, 2022 GMT
BRANDON, Miss. (AP) — A park by a central Mississippi reservoir will be named for a longtime outdoors writer who promoted events there after he retired from journalism.
The governing board for the Ross Barnett Reservoir has voted unanimously that Lakeshore Park will become the Bobby Cleveland Park at Lakeshore, the Clarion Ledger reported.
USM begins leadership transition as Bennett steps downJuly 16, 2022 GMT
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — The University of Southern Mississippi is undergoing a leadership change as Rodney Bennett ends his nine years as president — a period that saw increased freshman enrollment and extended academic offerings.
WCU President retires; Burnett selected as new presidentJune 22, 2022 GMT
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — After six decades of service to William Carey University, including 14 years as the school's president, Dr. Tommy King, is retiring.
The university's Board of Trustees announced King's retirement on Tuesday and the selection of Dr.
Ole Miss blanks S Miss 5-0, makes CWS for 1st time since ’14June 12, 2022 GMT
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — Hunter Elliott struck out 10 in 7 1/3 shutout inniings, Jacob Gonzalez drove in the first run with an infield hit and Mississippi won the Hattiesburg Super Regional with a 5-0 victory over No.
Ole Miss routs Southern Miss 10-0 in super regional openerJune 11, 2022 GMT
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — Tim Elko drove in the first run of the game with a single and added a two-run double in a seven-run sixth inning to power Mississippi to a 10-0 romp over No. 11 overall seed Southern Mississippi in the first round of the Hattiesburg Super Regional on Saturday.
US judge: Woman on Mississippi death row gets state appealJune 11, 2022 GMT
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The only woman on Mississippi death row can go to state court to challenge her conviction and sentence, a federal judge has ruled.
Lisa Jo Chamberlin, 49, intends to argue she has received ineffective legal representation, according to a ruling issued June 1 by U.S.
Former probation officer sentenced in embezzlement caseJune 9, 2022 GMT
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — A former Mississippi Department of Corrections probation officer has started serving a six-year prison sentence after pleading guilty to four counts of embezzlement for taking more than $4,000 from people who were trying to pay court-ordered fines and fees
Southern Miss advances to first super regional since 2009June 7, 2022 GMT
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — Gabe Montenegro had three hits and three RBIs, Danny Lynch added a go-ahead RBI in the ninth and No. 11 overall seed Southern Miss beat LSU 8-7 on Monday night to win the Hattiesburg Regional.
Storm’s strong relief helps Southern Miss top LSU 8-4June 6, 2022 GMT
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — Justin Storm pitched five innings of scoreless relief and No. 11 overall seed Southern Miss forced another game in the Hattiesburg Regional with an 8-4 win over LSU on Sunday night.
Southern Miss edges Kennesaw State 4-3 in 10 to advanceJune 5, 2022 GMT
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — Christopher Sargent delivered a run-scoring single with one out in the bottom of the 10th inning to send Southern Mississippi to a 4-3 victory over Kennesaw State in an elimination game at the Hattiesburg Regional on Sunday.
LSU rallies in 9th, beats Southern Miss 7-6 in 10June 5, 2022 GMT
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — Josh Pearson scored Josh Stevenson with a fielder's choice and LSU shocked No. 11 overall seed Southern Miss 7-6 in 10 innings after scoring four runs in the bottom of the ninth on Saturday night to reach the finals of the Hattiesburg Regional.
LSU uses 10-run 8th inning to beat Kennesaw State 14-11June 4, 2022 GMT
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — Leadoff batter Dylan Crews had a go-ahead two-run double in a 10-run eighth inning to help rally LSU to a 14-11 victory over Kennesaw State in the Hattiesburg Regional on Friday.
Hall strikes out 9 in 8 innings, Southern Miss beats ArmyJune 3, 2022 GMT
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — Tanner Hall struck out nine in eight innings for his ninth win of the season and No. 11 national seed Southern Miss beat Army 2-0 on Friday in the Hattiesburg Regional.
Hall retired the first 11 batters, including six strikeouts, to help ensure the Golden Eagles' eighth shutout of the season.
The First Bancshares: Q1 Earnings SnapshotApril 26, 2022 GMT
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) _ The First Bancshares Inc. (FBMS) on Tuesday reported first-quarter earnings of $16.8 million.
The bank, based in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, said it had earnings of 81 cents per share.
New sensor in Mississippi helps with air quality monitoringApril 24, 2022 GMT
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — A sensor recently installed at The University of Southern Mississippi will allow Hattiesburg-area residents to help check air quality.
The university said in a news release that USM is one of three places in Mississippi to install a PurpleAir sensor as part of an initiative with NASA Langley, led by the University of Toledo.
Military training happening in Mississippi, Alabama, FloridaApril 23, 2022 GMT
GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — About 2,000 military members from active and reserve units are taking part in combat training at facilities in Mississippi, Alabama and Florida.
The Mississippi National Guard said in a news release that the Southern Strike exercise began Thursday and goes through May 3.
Former probation officer pleads guilty to embezzlementApril 18, 2022 GMT
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — A former Mississippi Department of Corrections probation officer faces up to 80 years in prison after pleading guilty to four counts of embezzlement for taking more than $4,000 from people who were trying to pay court-ordered fines and fees.
Call center workers at federal contracting firm go on strikeMarch 24, 2022 GMT
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — Call center workers who handle Medicare issues for Americans went on a one-day strike at facilities in Mississippi and Louisiana.
Employees at the call centers in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, and Bogalusa, Louisiana, are employed by Maximus Inc., among the nation’s largest federal call center contractors, The Sun Herald reported.
Mississippi man pleads guilty in son’s 2018 deathMarch 11, 2022 GMT
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi man accused of shooting his son to death in 2018 has pleaded guilty to manslaughter.
Joel “Chad” Graves, 48, of Hattiesburg, admitted to causing the death of his son, Joel “Scott” Graves, 20, when the two argued at the elder Graves' home on Aug.
Danton, who taught ballet until late in life, dies at 102February 22, 2022 GMT
PETAL, Miss. (AP) — Henry Danton, who had an international career as a ballet dancer and teacher before moving to Mississippi late in life and continuing to teach even as he passed his 100th birthday, died Feb.
University of Southern Mississippi opens new veterans centerFebruary 13, 2022 GMT
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — The University of Southern Mississippi is opening a new building with the aim of supporting military veterans.
The new facility is about supporting those who served the nation, Jeff Hammond, the director of the university’s veterans program, told WDAM-TV.
Historic Hattiesburg school to become civil rights museumFebruary 6, 2022 GMT
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — A building that was the first school for Black students in Hattiesburg is going to be used as a civil rights museum.
Eureka School opened in 1921. WDAM reported the transformation into a museum started in 2006, when the Hattiesburg Convention Commission purchased the building.
Mystery smell in city is likened to sewage, animal corpsesFebruary 5, 2022 GMT
HATTIEBSURG, Miss. (AP) — Residents say a mysterious smell — one that has lingered for months in past years — is back in downtown Hattiesburg.
The Hattiesburg American reports that its source is unknown.
State archives awards more than $3M in preservation grantsJanuary 22, 2022 GMT
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — More than $3 million in grants have been awarded to 18 preservation and restoration projects in Mississippi.
The Board of Trustees of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History announced the awards Friday on behalf of the Community Heritage Preservation Grant program.
University of Southern Mississippi’s president to leaveJanuary 22, 2022 GMT
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — University of Southern Mississippi President Rodney Bennett has announced he is stepping down at the end of his contract, which expires in 2023.
Bennett, the school's first African American president and the first African American president of any predominately white university in the state, announced the decision Friday.
Mississippi man pleads guilty in firearms caseJanuary 12, 2022 GMT
GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi man has pleaded guilty in a case involving a stolen firearm, federal authorities said Wednesday.
Cody Jerome Cooley, 22, of Hattiesburg, pleaded guilty to unlawfully obstructing, delaying and affecting commerce by using actual force or violence to steal a firearm from Academy Sports + Outdoors in Gulfport on Nov.
Woman who embezzled $657,000 in 2 jobs gets 6-year sentenceDecember 10, 2021 GMT
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Mississippi woman has drawn a six-year prison sentence after pleading guilty in an embezzlement case involving two employers in Louisiana, federal prosecutors said Friday.
Project documents Black man banned by Mississippi universityDecember 5, 2021 GMT
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — Some University of Southern Mississippi students are working on a project to document the story of a Black man who was barred from attending the university in the 1950s.
Mississippi artist’s work to be celebrated in new bookDecember 4, 2021 GMT
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi artist's work is now being celebrated in a book and fashion line.
“Worlds Beyond My Window,” published by the University Press of Mississippi, features more than 150 paintings and a dozen poems by Collins native Gertrude McCarty Smith.
Hattiesburg adds hummingbird mural to downtownNovember 8, 2021 GMT
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — A new mural is taking flight in the city of Hattiesburg.
WDAM reports that a mural commissioned by the Hattiesburg Alliance for Public Art has been unveiled in the city's downtown.
Mississippi Prep PollsOctober 31, 2021 GMT
Friday’s ScoresOctober 30, 2021 GMT
Hattiesburg mayor swears in city’s 1st female police chiefOctober 24, 2021 GMT
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — Another Mississippi city has a woman as police chief for the first time.
Hattiesburg Mayor Toby Barker swore in career police officer Peggy Sealy on Thursday, the Hattiesburg American reported.
Homecoming queen honored for giving crown to grieving friendOctober 23, 2021 GMT
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — Leaders of a Mississippi county are honoring a high school homecoming queen who gave her crown to a friend whose mother had just died of cancer.
Forrest County Sheriff Charlie Sims presented Covington a citizenship award, and the county Board of Supervisors voted to pay her community college tuition.
Nightclub declared ‘nuisance’ is closing in HattiesburgOctober 23, 2021 GMT
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi nightclub owner has agreed to close the business after the city declared it a nuisance.
WDAM-TV reported that Hattiesburg police had been called to Club Empire about 75 times during the past five years.
Friday’s ScoresOctober 16, 2021 GMT
Aberdeen 33, East Webster 16
Adams Christian 47, Park Place Christian Academy 15
Pediatrician: Keep mask mandates in Mississippi schoolsOctober 2, 2021 GMT
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The leader of a Mississippi pediatricians' organization is urging school districts to keep mask mandates in place to slow the spread of COVID-19.
"Many school boards in Mississippi are removing mask requirements," Dr.
Workers at call centers with federal contract win higher paySeptember 29, 2021 GMT
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — Federal contract workers at call centers in nine states, including Mississippi, won pay increases that bring the minimum wage for all of its workers above $15 per hour.
51-year-old inmate dies in custody in MississippiSeptember 17, 2021 GMT
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — A 51-year-old inmate has died after being found unresponsive in his cell at the Forrest County Adult Detention Center, authorities said.
A corrections officer doing a visual safety and security check Wednesday around 11:30 p.m.
3rd person dies in Mississippi highway collapseSeptember 14, 2021 GMT
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — A third person has died as a result of a highway collapse in south Mississippi two weeks ago.
Amanda Williams of Wiggins died Saturday after being hospitalized since the Aug.
Mississippi How They FaredSeptember 13, 2021 GMT
3-D blues exhibit designed to appeal to eyes, hands and earsSeptember 6, 2021 GMT
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — An exhibit about blues legends and juke joints is opening soon in Mississippi, and it's designed to appeal to the eyes, hands and ears.
Mississippi woman pleads guilty in Louisiana embezzlementsJune 26, 2021 GMT
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a Mississippi woman has pleaded guilty to embezzling a total of more than $600,000 from two Louisiana employers.
Christy Bartholomew, 39, of Hattiesburg, pleaded guilty earlier this week to wire fraud, the U.S.
Early civil rights activist honored in HattiesburgMay 28, 2021 GMT
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — A minister who testified before Congress about the need for voting rights in the 1950s will be honored in Hattiesburg for work as an early civil rights activist in Mississippi.
Four people killed when plane crashes into Mississippi homeMay 6, 2021 GMT
A small plane crashed into a Mississippi home, killing one of the home's four occupants and three Texas residents who were flying to a university graduation ceremony, authorities said Wednesday.
A National Transportation Safety Board investigator was en route to Hattiesburg, about 90 miles (145 kilometers) southeast of the Mississippi capital of Jackson, to investigate Tuesday's crash, which caused a fire, the agency said...
Kohler Power to add 75 jobs at Mississippi generator plantMay 2, 2021 GMT
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi home generator manufacturer is bringing another 75 jobs to its site in Hattiesburg...
South Mississippi sheriff set to run for US House in 2022April 7, 2021 GMT
PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) — A sheriff in south Mississippi says he will challenge U.S. Rep. Steven Palazzo in the 2022 Republican primary...
Health fraud case: Mississippi pharmacy owner gets 18 yearsJanuary 16, 2021 GMT
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi owner of pharmacies and pharmacy distributors has been sentenced to 18 years in prison and ordered to repay the government nearly $287...
Emergency leader out of hospital after COVID-19 complicationDecember 24, 2020 GMT
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Emergency Management Agency director Greg Michel is back home after being hospitalized three days with pneumonia that developed after he tested positive for COVID-19...
Mississippi’s new magnolia flag starting to fly after voteNovember 4, 2020 GMT
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A new Mississippi flag without Confederate images was flying in parts of the state on Wednesday, one day after a majority voters approved the design that has a magnolia encircled by stars and the phrase “In God We Trust...
Mississippi woman gets jail time in stolen mail caseAugust 20, 2020 GMT
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi woman has been sentenced to a year in federa, prison after pleading guilty to theft or receipt of stolen mail...
Award for NC historian’s book about Mississippi cityMay 16, 2020 GMT
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — A Los Angeles cultural and publishing nonprofit led by the rock band Nirvana's former bassist is giving its 10th annual book award to a University of North Carolina historian’s account of civil rights in Hattiesburg, Mississippi...
Storms rake Deep South, 1 week after deadly tornado outbreakApril 20, 2020 GMT
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Severe thunderstorms pounded parts of the Deep South with hail, high winds and drenching rains on Sunday as forecasters warned residents to brace for possible overnight tornadoes and flooding across a region reeling from a deadly twister outbreak one week ago...
Mississippi gov returning from Spain as cases of virus riseMarch 13, 2020 GMT
Five more people have tested positive for coronavirus in Mississippi, including two in the Hattiesburg area, where the state's initial case lives, and two whose home counties aren't yet being released, the Mississippi State Department of Health said Friday...
Mississippi moms question state as they bury slain inmatesJanuary 9, 2020 GMT
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — Manslaughter isn't supposed to be a death sentence. Nor is burglary. Nor is armed robbery, selling cocaine or stealing a vehicle...
Mississippi fire department roiled by noose in lockerNovember 30, 2019 GMT
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — There’s little disagreement that the object found in a white Mississippi firefighter’s locker was a hangman’s noose...
Mississippi man won’t get new trial on 3 murder convictionsJune 8, 2019 GMT
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Court of Appeals has denied a new trial for a man convicted of killing two women and the baby with whom one of the women was pregnant.
The court rejected an argument that jurors should have been allowed to consider Gregory Eugene Mootye's alibi, The Hattiesburg American reported.
Mississippi Prep PollsOctober 10, 2018 GMT
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