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Walmart and Sam’s Club are expanding access to COVID-19 vaccines nationwide

Walmarts and Sam's Clubs across the country are administering COVID-19 vaccines, including the 85 pharmacies in Mississippi.

Hattiesburg releases report on ‘Your Penny At Work’ tax

MSDH: State added 500 new daily COVID-19 cases over past 3 days

Boil water notice lifted for Sandersville

Wicker, Hyde-Smith back bill that could provide Jackson with millions to restore water system

  Kohler Power to add 75 jobs at Hattiesburg plant

MSDH: : New daily COVID-19 cases rise nearly 250

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  Prepare for increased prices at the store if trucker shortage continues, expert says

MEMA releases 1st damage report from April storms

MSDH: Daily COVID-19 count adds 172 cases, 10 deaths Tuesday

Ingalls Shipyard staging drive-in hiring opportunity in Forrest County

MSDH: More than 600 more Mississippians added Monday to daily coronavirus roll

MSDH: COVID-19 daily count adds 212 new cases

Lumber costs rise and put spotlight on possible price gouging

Attorney General Steve Marshall’s office says there has been one complaint of lumber price gouging so far in Alabama and urges anyone suspecting it to report it immediately.

New Augusta lifts boil water notice

MSDH performed tests that showed the water is now safe to drink.

MSDH: Daily coronavirus count adds another 362

More than 700,000 Mississippians have been vaccinated fully against the coronavirus, MSDH reported Tuesday.

Jones County prescribed burn Tuesday to cover more than 1,300 acres

Chickasawhay Ranger District will continue its prescribed burn program Tuesday in Jones County

Test of Hattiesburg weather sirens delayed ‘til 4 p.m. Monday

Prescribed burn in Jones County to cover some 2,000 acres

MSDH: New COVID-19 cases reported Monday slip to 37

MSDH: Mississippi reports less than 160 new COVID-19 cases

U.S. Corps of Engineers open Steele Bayou gates

MSDH: State picks up 292 new daily COVID-19 cases

  ‘Right Way To Throw Away Day’ set for Forrest, Lamar counties

Lamar and Forrest counties are staging a "Right Way To Throw Away Day" Saturday where residents can dispose of everything from tires and washers to paint thinner and car oil.

MSDH: Daily COVID-19 cases surge past 300 mark

MSDH reported Tuesday that nearly 621,500 had been vaccinated fully against COVID-19.

Job fair set for Wednesday at Brown Circle Homes in Laurel

A job fair is scheduled at Brown Circle Homes Wednesday in Laurel.

MSDH: Daily COVID-19 numbers dip back below 100 again

New reported coronavirus cases remain less than 10 for a second consecutive day in the eight-county Pine Belt.

MSDH: New coronavirus cases slip to less than 120 Sunday

MSDH reported Sunday that nearly 615,000 Mississippians had been fully vaccinated for COVID-19.

Hattiesburg Half-Marathon returns to streets of Hub City

Some 1,400 runners hit the streets of the Hub City for Saturday's Hattiesburg Half-Marathon.

MSDH: Another 238 Mississippians test positive for COVID-19

The Mississippi State Department of Health reported nine new COVID-19-related deaths Saturday.

Jones, White in runoff for Hattiesburg mayor nomination

Two incumbent city council members were reelected for four-year terms.

Hattiesburg runaway teen found safe

A runaway teen Hattiesburg police were looking for Tuesday has been found safe.

MSDH: Another 180-plus Mississippians added to daily COVID-19 totals

More than 1.3 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Mississippi

Ward 1 voting site in Laurel moved

Ward 1 voters in Laurel will be making their selections Tuesday at a new polling site.

Forest burn to cover nearly 3,000 acres in Wayne and Jones counties

Tuesday's prescribed burn in the Chickasawhay Ranger District will cover nearly 3,000 acres in two counties.

Rowan duo produces book on Class of 1968

Two Rowan High School alumnae have written a book about their and their classmates' times in a still-segregated South.

Lamar Boulevard reconstruction gets underway

The City of Hattiesburg is banking that a $2 million-plus refurbishing of Lamar Boulevard will attract more businesses to the area.

Sumrall kindergartner takes top spot in Easter coloring contest

Taylor Kate Pickett, a 5-year-old student at Sumrall Baptist Kindergarten, was one of the three winners selected in an annual state-wide Easter coloring contest.

MSDH: COVID-19 daily count comes in at less than 100 for 2nd consecutive day

Daily COVID-19 cases in eight-county Pine Belt fell to less than 10 for a second, consecutive day.

Hattiesburg Zoo to stage ‘Sensory Sunday’

The Hattiesburg Zoo will tamp down the volume as much as possible during "Sensory Sunday" on April 11.

South Central Regional offering COVD-19 vaccinations

South Central Regional Medical Center in Laurel is opening a vaccination clinic that will be open twice a week in April.

MSDH: Less than 100 new cases, no new deaths, reported in latest COVID-19 daily

Pine Belt dips to seven new COVID-19 cases in latest daily report.

‘It was a chaotic scene’: Eyewitness catches chaos on camera after gunshot in Gulf Coast casino

An eyewitness described people literally running out of their shoes to find safety, and it was all caught on camera.

MSDH: New COVID-19 cases remain less than 300 statewide

Total COVID-19 cases reported in Mississippi since February 2020 nearing 306,000 mark.

MEMA appoints deputy director

Clayton French was announced Tuesday as the new deputy director of the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency.

City of Laurel to offer entry-level firefighter exam

The City of Laurel is seeking to bolster its fire department with additional firefighters.

MSDH: COVID-19 daily cases top 150; 12 new deaths reported

MSDH reports that more than 1.2 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Mississippi through Monday.

FEMA to help with COVID-19-related funeral expenses

A new Federal Emergency Management Agency program will begin paying COVD-19-relted funeral expenses in early April.

MSDH: No new deaths, less than 100 new COVID-19 cases reported

The eight-county Pine Belt reported nine new COVID-19 cases Monday.

MSDH: Less than 200 new COVID-19 cases added to daily tally

State Department of Health reports more than 441,000 Mississippians have been fully vaccinated

Vaccinations underway at C.E. Roy Community Center

A two-day coronavirus vaccination clinic got underway Saturday at the C,E, Roy Community Center in Hattiesburg.

MSDH: New daily COVID-19 cases top just more than 200

Mississippi COVID-19-related death toll since February 2020 reaches 7,000

MSDH: Daily COVID count bumps past 300 statewide

Mississippi COVID-19 cases top 303,000 since February 2020.

  C.E. Roy Community Center hosting 2nd COVID-19 vaccination clinic

Hattiesburg Clinic, Forrest General and the City of Hattiesburg will be hosting this weekend a second vaccination clinic at C.E. Roy Community Center.

Construction begins on west Hattiesburg gas pipe project

Construction began Monday on a pipeline project that will bring natural gas to parts of west Hattiesburg.

JCSO writes hundreds of citations during 28-day STEP surge

Jones County Sheriff's Office deputies ticketed hundreds of drivers for various violations during a 28-day period in January and February.

New law removes embezzlement of public monies from pretrial diversion program

State Auditor Shad White pushed for the law exempting embezzlement of public funds from pretrial diversion.

MSDH: New daily coronavirus cases slip to less than 100

Eight-county Pine Belt daily COVIUD-19 case count rose by 10 with no new deaths reported Monday.

USFS burn to cover nearly 3,000 acres in Wayne and Jones counties

The Chickasawhay Ranger District will continue its prescribed burn program Monday on federal forest land.

Prescribed burn in Wayne County to cover more than 1,200 acres

The United States Forest Service is continuing with a prescribed burn in Wayne County.

Less than 20 new COVID-19 cases reported in Pine Belt

Mississippi reported 160 new cases of COVID-19 Sunday,

TVA: Mississippi solar project to provide power to Facebook

This will be Facebook’s first renewable energy project in Mississippi.

HPD seeking suspect in domestic violence incident

An active warrant for domestic abuse-aggravated assault has been issued for Leif Tangle of Hattiesburg.

MSDH: 361 new daily cases of COVID-19 reported

Pine Belt COVID-19 case count since February 2020 creeps toward 33,000.

MSDH: Latest daily COVID-19 cases remain less than 400 statewide

COVID-19 cases since February 2020 top 301,000 in Mississippi .

MSDH: New daily cases of COVID-19 fall to just more than 100

The Mississippi State Department of Health reported Monday of just seven new daily COVID-19 cases in the eight-county Pine Belt.

MSDH: 203 additional COVID-19 cases reported in Mississippi

Pine Belt adds 128 new daily COVID-19 cases, MSDH reported Sunday.

MSDH: Mississippi tops 300,000 COVID-19 cases since February 2020

The Mississippi State Department of Health reported Saturday another 690 new cases of COVID-19, 13 additional deaths.

JC’s new electrical technology program opening opportunities

Caleb Kittrell (left) of State Line and John Holland (right) of Leakesville check power sources in the new electrical technology program offered at Jones College’s Greene County Center.

Hattiesburg Winn Dixie selected for COVID-19 vaccination program

Five Winn Dixie stores in three, southeastern Mississippi counties will distribute 1,100 free COVID-19 vaccinations.

Crash blocks north lanes on I-59 near U.S. 49 N exit

Drivers are asked to seek alternative routes and avoid the area.

MSDH: COVID-19 daily cases rise by 260

Mississippi reported Sunday three new deaths related to COVID-19.

MSDH: Nearly 600 new COVID-19 cases added to daily tally

Pine Belt reports no additional COVID-19-related deaths Saturday.

Prescribed burn set for southern Wayne County

A prescribed fire is scheduled in the Chickasawhay Ranger District.

‘Crawfest’ returning to downtown Laurel

Community Bank is bringing "Crawfest" back to downtown Laurel in April.

Reeves fills vacant bench seats in 2nd, 13th circuits

Gov. Tate Reeves filled vacant judgeships in the 13th and 2nd circuits.

Free document shredding offered Friday

Trustmark is sponsoring free document shredding Friday for residents in the Hattiesburg area.

Midnight Monday is the deadline to file for Hurricane Zeta assistance

Mississippians impacted by Hurricane Zeta’s damaging winds and storm surge have until midnight, March 1, 2021 to apply for assistance from the federal government.

MSDH: Less than 200 new COVID-19 cases, no coronavirus-related deaths, reported in Mississippi Monday

Two Pine Belt counties report no new COVID-19 cases Monday.

MSDH: Mississippi sees another 704 new COVID-19 cases

Mississippi nearing 295,000 total cases of COVID-19 since March 2020

MSDH: 549 new COVID-19 cases added to Mississippi tally

The Mississippi State Department of Health reported Saturday 31 additional deaths in the state related to COVID-19.