Virus testing strategies, opinions vary widely in US schools

Education and health officials around the country have taken different approaches to testing students and staff members.
  • National

Granholm: Normal service at gas pump likely by late Sunday

The shutdown of the Colonial Pipeline has caused shortages at the pumps throughout the South and emptied stations in the Washington, D.C., area.


  Saturday sends 4 Pine Belt schools to South State

‘I know how real God is’: Would-be victim thankful for surviving Friday night crime spree

  Crawfish boil held in Petal to celebrate new mayor

  More than $7K raised for young boy’s medical bills

  Christian Services hosts “Mega Yard Sale”

Bargain hunters who wanted to support a good cause found lots of deals Saturday at a large outdoor market hosted by Christian Services, Inc.
  • Coronavirus

CDC: Schools should require masks until end of school year

The recommendation to continue COVID-19 prevention strategies like the use of face masks and social distancing is aimed at providing safe in-person instruction.

Former Covington sheriff Stann Smith dies

  Hattiesburg Zoo officially opens expanded Africa exhibit

Prescribed burn program shifts to Greene County

  Wildcats keep rolling into Region 23 Tournament

FAU stymies USM, 3-1, Friday in opening game of final, regular-season baseball series

  Friday night baseball scores

  Lady Crusaders to host NAIA opening round

  Crusaders head to Missouri for NAIA opening round

  • National

WWII veteran, 95, becomes oldest organ donor in US history

The liver transplant recipient, a woman in her 60s, is doing well.


  Wildcats keep rolling into Region 23 Tournament

Michael Avalon has coached some very talented teams in five years at the helm of Pearl River Community College baseball – taking the 2019 Wilcats to the NJCAA Division II World Series.


USM named ‘potential’ host for NCAA baseball postseason

  Camera captures moments 18-wheeler overturns in Laurel

Stone High honors athletic director Kevin Conard after sudden passing

  DPS’ mobile driver’s license program delayed until next year, will not meet statutory deadline

  Christian Services selling off excess thrift store inventory during ‘Mega Yard Sale’

Staff members at Hattiesburg’s Christian Services, Inc. are preparing to reopen their “Bargains and Blessings” thrift store that closed down at the beginning of the pandemic.
  • National

Pipeline operator says ‘normal operations’ have resumed

Gas shortages have been improving since a peak on Thursday night.

  Heidelberg to dedicate park to two late officers

  Visitors line up to take free walking tour of Laurel’s historic district

Man charged in Bay Springs shooting

Home sustains significant damage, dog lost in Ovett fire