Lamar County man arrested for murder

PURVIS, Miss. ( - Lamar County Sheriff, Danny Rigel said Brett Johnson, 40, was arrested at 10 a.m. in the 1400 Block of Old Highway 24 in Oak Grove for the murder of Beth Ann Marshall, 36. Rigel said Johnson used a rifle to shoot and... Read More.

Malone selected as Iler Scholarship recipient

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (University Release) - William Carey University student Jacob Malone is the 2017 recipient of the Michael Iler Memorial Music Scholarship. Malone is a sophomore music education major from Wilmer, Alabama. The Iler Scholarship is given on an annual basis to a worthy instrumental music student. The recipient is... Read More.

Five candidates running for Hattiesburg mayor

HATTIESBURG, Miss. ( - Last Friday was the deadline to turn in qualifying papers to city hall to run for Hattiesburg's mayor. As of Monday five people are running for a chance at the mayor seat. 1. Mayor Johnny DuPree (D) 2. State Representative Toby Barker (I) 3. Shawn O'Hara (I) 4. Catherine Starr... Read More.

JCJC hosts MCTM Jr. H.S. Math Contest

ELLISVILLE, Miss. (Media Release):  Approximately 20 students from five Pine Belt schools spent the morning of March 2 on the Jones County Junior College campus working on math problems to earn a spot at state competition in April. Each year, JCJC’S math department and the Mississippi Council of Teachers of... Read More.

WCU to offer free ACT Camp

William Carey University will offer its third annual ACT Camp for rising junior and senior high school students with a desire to attend college. The free camp focuses on helping qualified students reach an ACT score of 21 or higher. Camps will be offered in Hattiesburg and at the... Read More.