Nora Davis Magnet School gets parents ready for testing

The parents became the students Monday evening in the auditorium of Nora Davis Magnet School in Laurel.

  Hattiesburg’s 36th annual Veterans Day services continue despite rain

Happening today: Free Thanksgiving social for senior citizens in Hattiesburg

The First Bank is growing

Active duty soldiers honor vets at State Veterans Home

Tips for biking safely after dark

Salvation Army kicks off Angel Tree campaign

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Laurel PD holding annual food drive Saturday

Good News: Sumrall church delivers supplies to hurricane victims

Southern Pine Electric celebrates 80 years of service

Salvation Army administration building reopens in Hattiesburg

Sweet Peppers Deli hosts fundraiser for children’s hospital

Pine Belt chef gives basics & benefits to meal prepping

  Local author holds book signing in Waynesboro

The book describes how Sylvia Caver, who suffers from a mental illness, lost her way in school but found it again when she came back to God.

Lamar County high schools host breakfasts to honor Veterans

Veteran’s Day came a little early for a few local vets as two Lamar County School District high schools host appreciation programs.

Mississippi community learning centers receive $16.2 million in federal funds

Mississippi community learning centers receive $16.2 million in federal funds

Camp Shelby commander speaks at Veterans Day program

The commander of the Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center was the guest speaker at an annual Veterans Day program at the Forrest County campus of Pearl River Community College on Thursday.

  PRCC lineman program graduates first class

Hattiesburg non-profit donating this holiday season

Columbia High Launches Student-Run Credit Union

Chris McDaniel backing Cindy Hyde-Smith

African-American Military History Museum hosts early Veterans Day celebration

Some Hattiesburg residents experiencing delays in trash pickup

  Election commissions working to prepare for voters

On Monday, election commissions across the Pine Belt were busy putting out machines and getting equipment ready for the polls to open at 7 a.m. Tuesday.

Pearl’s Diner: A gem in the Pine Belt

From the date of its establishment until now Ms. Pearl and her diner have become a jewel here in the Pine Belt.

Arc of Southeast MS to host 14th annual Golf Ball Drop & Golf Tournament Monday

Arc of Southeast MS to host 14th annual Golf Ball Drop & Golf Tournament Monday

George County students celebrate hard work, big dreams with music video

Elementary students in George County released a lip-dub video over the weekend with a message about hard work, big dreams, and being oneself.

Mississippi trustees approve 3 new historical markers

Trustees for the state Department of Archives and History say the markers are for Raymond Presbyterian Church in Hinds County, Evergreen Cemetery in Jackson County and the city of Verona in Lee County.

Richton Rebels make history hosting first playoff game

Richton and its community came together for a Rebel party Thursday night to kick off the events leading up to the first playoff to be played on Richton soil against the Heidelberg Oilers.

  USM School of Music hosting benefit concert for Eagle’s Nest Food Pantry

The University of Southern Mississippi School of Music is hosting a benefit concert Thursday night in support of the Eagle’s Nest Food Pantry.

HPD to participate in No Shave November for good cause

Some Hattiesburg Police Department officers will be a bit more hairy by the end of the month.

Agent stresses importance of flood insurance

Some unexpected flooding that happened overnight left a Laurel resident in a tough situation.

Police, bike shops encourage safe cycling

Fall weather could bring more bicycles onto the roads and that could increase the risk for accidents.

Collins voters approve liquor sales in city

Collins residents voted to allow the sale of liquor inside city limits during a special election on Tuesday.

Forrest Co. Sheriff’s Dept. offers Halloween safety tips

Forrest County Sheriff Department Investigator John Tryner offered some safety tips to make sure parents' little gremlins and goblins have a safe time trick or treating.

New soccer, tennis complex could be coming to Sumrall

Some Sumrall residents are hoping the Lamar County Board of Supervisors will allocate thousands of dollars to a new soccer and tennis complex off Highway 42.

General Dynamics employees rally for union

Hundreds of employees gathered to call for fair pay and a union.

Powers Fire & Rescue delivers relief supplies to Florida

Powers Fire & Rescue delivered an 18-wheeler full of supplies to hurricane victims in Florida on Monday.

LIST: Halloween Trick-or-Treat times & events in Pine Belt

Trick-or-Treat times & events in the Pine Belt

Newly paved streets in Hattiesburg

Six streets in five wards. The Hattiesburg City Council recently approved an extra 200 thousand dollars for street paving for the 2019 fiscal year. Mayor Toby Barker said the list was created based on requests by residents as well as Hattiesburg City Council members.

Hattiesburg community works to make a difference

People from all over the city of Hattiesburg came together to make a difference for the city-wide clean-up day initiative.

Tornado recovery almost complete at WCU

William Carey University is wrapping up its recovery efforts, almost two years after a devastating tornado damaged much of its campus.

RISE graduates 5 women

Tonight 5 women, and their loved ones gathered at 38th Avenue Baptist church to celebrate their graduation from the Rise Program in Hattiesburg.

7 On the Road: Okatoma Golf Club

Tucked away just off U.S. Highway 49 in Collins is a full 18-hole golf course. It’s called Okatoma Golf Club.

7 on the Road: Mitchell Farms

Tucked away in the woods east of Collins is Mitchell Farms. A hidden gem where you can kick off your shoes and run in bare feet. So what is the history of the farm?

Family seeking help finding missing man

Metro Crime Stoppers is asking for your help in finding 33-year-old Glenn Calvin Williams.

7 on the Road: Main Street Café

In the heart of Downtown Square at Main Street Café, there’s a story behind the buffet that fills the building with the smells of freshly fried chicken.

7 on the Road: Sanderson Farms

Sanderson Farms sells chicken products all over the world, but its home is right here in the Pine Belt.

Public hearing held for Arnold Line Water complaints

The Mississippi Public Service Commission held a public hearing regarding complaints against the Arnold Line Water Association on Thursday night at the Forrest County Chancery Building.

Collins: A town built on railroads and timber

This edition of 7 On the Road gave us a chance to learn more about the beginnings of the city.

JC deputy honored for domestic violence response

Jones County deputy was on of nine officers honored for their actions during a domestic violence call.

Local schools to feel effects of 2019-2021 reclassification

Athletic reclassification will affect some Pine Belt high schools

District at Midtown brings economic impact to Hub City

The District at Midtown in Hattiesburg has continued to grow and develop since its opening about six months ago. Business has been booming lately because of football games across the street at the University of Southern Mississippi.

Program helps Mississippians with disabilities find employment

One program is giving South Mississippians with disabilities the tools they need to succeed in the workforce.

Hattiesburg hosts annual SWAT competition

Dozens of officers from five Pine Belt law enforcement agencies have been participating in an annual SWAT competition in Hattiesburg.

Lawsuit claims Forrest Co. Jail censorship policies are unconstitutional

A civil lawsuit filed by the Human Rights Defense Center claims inmates at the Forrest County Jail are being denied access to reading materials due to unconstitutional censorship policies.

City of Hattiesburg releases paving schedule

The City of Hattiesburg announced additional paving projects for fall 2018 on Wednesday.

Hattiesburg artist donates painting to WCU

Hattiesburg artist Charles Price has donated a new painting to William Carey University. The piece is called “Staccato.” The artwork was created using oil on canvas and was painted in 2013.

Board of supervisors to host Forrest County Clean Up Day

Residents of Forrest County will have an opportunity this weekend to get rid of unwanted junk and clutter.

PSC commissioner to hold public hearing on Arnold Line Water Association case

The hearing will be part of the PSC’s investigation into customer complaints regarding the water association.

Immigration activist, journalist shares story at USM

An immigration rights activist and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist talked about his life as an undocumented immigrant on Tuesday night at the University of Southern Mississippi.

  Allstate lends helping hands in the Hub City

Every year agents from Allstate dedicate a day of service to a charity of their choice.

Collins gearing up for liquor vote

Nearly two dozen people have voted absentee so far in a special election in Collins, which will decide whether hard liquor can be sold in the city limits.

Collins auctioning off surplus vehicles

The City of Collins is putting eight of its surplus vehicles up for auction.

Teal Pumpkin Project indicates allergen-free trick-or-treating

Residents and families can use the Teal Pumpkin Project to find out where safe locations for allergen-free treats are being handed out.

Celebrity chef headed to help Hurricane Michael victims

Monday afternoon celebrity chef Katie Dixon announced she wants the Pine Belt to join her in helping Hurricane Michael victims in Panama City, Florida.

Stop the violence rally held in Hattiesburg

This rally comes after multiple crimes on Dabbs Street as well as other areas in the Hub City.

Community to host “stop the violence” rally in Hattiesburg Monday

Community to host “stop the violence” rally in Hattiesburg Monday

Homecoming Court, Mr. & Miss Southern Miss presented at halftime

The Homecoming Court, and Mr. & Miss Southern Miss will be presented at halftime of the USM UTSA game.

Petal School District holds cyber security seminar

The Petal School district hosted a Cyber Security seminar to inform parents of ways they can help ensure their kids stay safe. They addressed a wide variety of issues.

Central Sunbelt teams up with Extra Table to fight hunger

Central Sunbelt is celebrating International Credit Union Day by teaming up with Extra Table to help fight hunger.

Wayne County artifacts being sought

The Waynesboro-Wayne County Museum and Arts Center is asking for public donations to the museum, which is slated to open later next year.

Attorney General Jim Hood warns of e-cigarette dangers

Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood was in the Pine Belt Wednesday to talk about his joint efforts with the Mississippi Department of Health regarding the initiative to alert parents and teens of the dangers of e-cigarettes.

Seminary schools hold suicide prevention rally

Students and Staff and the Seminary schools had one goal in mind on Wednesday, and that was suicide prevention.

Infrastructure project underway in Hattiesburg

Residents said they are happy to see work starting for new water and sewer lines in the area.

USM helps hungry with third annual ‘Sweet Potato Drop’

Dozens of University of Southern Mississippi students Tuesday evening participated in a new Homecoming tradition that builds school spirit and helps feed the needy.

Coney Island Cafe legacy continues

Coney Island Cafe is a treasure to downtown Hattiesburg. Its rich history, popular food menu and loyal customers continue to help it thrive after almost a century of service.

HPD, HFD taking applications for new recruits

If you’ve ever wanted to have a career protecting the Hub City, now is your chance.

Powers Fire & Rescue collecting relief supplies for hurricane victims

Powers Fire & Rescue will be holding a relief supply drive for people impacted by Hurricane Michael.

Driver license stations close for employee training

The Driver Service offices in the Mississippi Highway Patrol Southern Region will be closed for employee training on Wednesday, October 17.

Oseola McCarty Youth Development Center needs donations

In Hattiesburg, the Oseola McCarty Youth Development Center is on its last leg. The center is a nonprofit organization that is funded by donations, community support and state grants.