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19 hrs ago | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

City of Hattiesburg employee fails to register as sex offender

A City of Hattiesburg employee is behind bars for failing to register as a sex offender.

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Mon Jul 28, 2014

WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

HPD report indicates two year gap in reporting sex allegations at Headstart

A Hattiesburg Police department incident report states that PACE Headstart Director, Peggy Ainsworth, told police about a 2012 child sex abuse allegation in May of 2014.

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Fri Jul 25, 2014

WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

Hattiesburg Jaycees collecting school supplies for foster kids

The Hattiesburg Jaycees are helping dozens of deserving children get ready for a new school year.

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WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

Sex allegations lead to investigation at PACE Head Start

An interim agency will take over operations of the Forrest County PACE Head Start Program due to the failure of properly reporting sexual abuse allegations.

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Sunherald.com

Southern Miss football player arrested for armed robbery

Southern Miss football player Ed Wilkins was one of two people arrested by Hattiesburg police on armed robbery charges Friday morning.

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Thu Jul 17, 2014

Sunherald.com

Flaws in how Mississippi reports elections add to its problems

Amid the allegations of fraud and the legal wranglings over the Mississippi Republican primary and runoff elections in June, one thing is clear: The lack of timely, useful election results has not helped assure citizens the election was fair.

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Thu Jul 10, 2014

WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

Midday: The Library of Hattiesburg, Petal and Forrest County

The library has several new additions to its collection at 329 Hardy Street in Hattiesburg.

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Tue Jul 08, 2014

WTOK-TV Meridian

Armed Robbery Suspect in Custody

June 30th at 2 AM one convenience store in Russell was the scene of an armed robbery where a man entered the store in a bandana and attempted to rob it.

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WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

Paper product company to bring 300 new jobs to Pine Belt

Governor Phil Bryant announced that Green Bay Converting Inc., a world-class tissue and speciality paper converting company, is locating a new manufacturing facility in Hattiesburg.

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Mon Jul 07, 2014

WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

Weekend homicide victim identified

Phillip Shane Mattar was found dead in a car behind New Jerusalem Temple of God off McCall Street in Hattiesburg around 11:00 a.m. According to Forrest County Deputy Coroner Lisa Klem, the cause and manner of death is under investigation pending an autopsy from the Mississippi State Crime Lab.

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Sun Jul 06, 2014

WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

Homicide suspect charged with murder

Authorities received a call of a suspicious vehicle behind the New Jerusalem Temple of God off McCall Street in Hattiesburg around 11:00 a.m. Saturday.

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Thu Jul 03, 2014

WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

Two apprehended in Forrest County shooting incident

Forrest County Sheriff's Department arrested two women in connection with a Friday altercation that resulted in gunfire at a convenience store on Highway 49. Subreyonia Magee, 19, was charged with disorderly conduct and shooting into a dwelling and Bianca Pittman, 23, was charged with DUI and accessory after the fact.

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Ted Alexander, former PRCC president, dies at age 78

Dr. Ted J. Alexander, president of Pearl River Community College from 1986 to 2000, died Wednesday, July 2, in Hattiesburg.

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Related Topix: Hattiesburg, MS, Mississippi, Poplarville, MS, Pearl River, MS

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Forrest County authorities confiscated three machines from Woody's Place on Highway 42 Tuesday.

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Wed Jul 02, 2014

Sunherald.com

Former Pearl River CC president dies

He was 78. In addition to expansion at the Forrest County Center in Hattiesburg, Alexander spearheaded construction of a $3.6 million Nursing Building and the adjacent Wellness Center on the Poplarville campus.

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