New partnership lets Jones auto tech students repair Shelby museum vehicles

Pine Belt students studying automotive technology are helping the Mississippi Armed Forces Museum at Camp Shelby repair some historic military vehicles.

Bill would support climate change research at coastal universities

Cabot Lodge at Millsaps College scheduled to close after almost 50 years

Sixty-six batteries stolen from 33 school buses in Jackson County

  PRCC getting ready to host third annual “Wildcat Wonderland”

  Two PRCC construction projects making progress

  Hattiesburg Public School District names new police chief

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Mississippi National Guard: Free tuition, more jobs than ever available for guardsmen

  Some Mississippi students are choosing alternate paths over college

  127 PRCC students receive scholarships from PRVEPA

USM Ocean Science team to get state of the art research vessel

  26 Jones College students get “Round Up for Education” scholarships

Demolition begins on USM’s Pinehaven Apartments

  Students receive recognition for perfect scores on state test

Pine Belt students get recognition at the Forrest County School District Board Meeting for excelling in the classroom.

  Glade school hosts Veterans Day program

Students at Glade Elementary School showed their support for Veterans Friday.

  High Achieving Schools, High Stress Students

Parents want their children to compete at high levels to succeed. So, what can they do?

  South Jones Band performs one last show after winning state title

The South Jones High School Marching Band celebrated a first place finish at a state competition by performing its contest show one last time for fellow students and family members.

State Board of Education: More study needed before elimination of U.S. History Exam

  Annual Lamar Co. breakfast brings students, veterans together

  William Carey hosts 12th Pine Belt College Fair

  Oak Grove elementary students learn through STEM program

  A brief history of daylight saving time

  PCS takes home Bobcat Math League title

Mississippi ranks #1 for test score gains

Mississippi educators, students and administrators are celebrating a new era of public education.

  Southern Miss hosts mental health fair

Alive! Mental Health fair was in the Pine Belt Wednesday teaching University of Southern Mississippi students about mental health, including ADHD, depression, anxiety, and others.

  Law enforcement provides trick or treat safety tips

Halloween is a fun night in the dark, people scare, get scared, but there is a risk of potential danger. Here are a few things to keep in mind.

Nonprofit teaching kids through technology

A local nonprofit is reaching 20,000 students and 400 teachers a year through their technology-based enrichment for science, technology, arts and math.

  British phone box back on display at USM after years in storage

An iconic piece of British telecommunications history is once again on display at the University of Southern Mississippi after spending years in storage.

  U.S. Army’s Jazz Ambassadors to perform free concert at USM

A military band that’s been playing around the world for 50 years is performing a free concert in Hattiesburg Thursday night.

  Jones College holding its first Day of Giving

The goal of the event is to help raise funds for the school to help benefit students and the institution.

2020′s best colleges and universities in Mississippi, according to WalletHub

The first “early decision” college-application deadline is Nov. 1.

Wayne County students educated on dangers of vaping

As vaping concerns continue to rise across the nation, leaders in Wayne County met on Wednesday with students from Wayne County High School.

  WCHS hosting 5th annual marching band competition Saturday

More than 1,600 high school musicians will compete in Waynesboro this Saturday afternoon in the 5th annual War Eagle Classic Marching Band Competition.

  WCU making progress on new, three-story student center

Work is progressing on a new, three-story student center at William Carey University is taking shape.

  Collins Elementary teachers celebrate first “A” accountability rating

Teachers at Collins Elementary School took a brief time out from staff development Tuesday from staff development to celebrate a historic accomplishment at their school.

  USM Homecoming Parade features The Pride, floats, homecoming court

The University of Southern Mississippi celebrated Homecoming 2019 on Saturday.

Ole Miss sends warning to students after blackface photo surfaces online

Ole Miss officials are asking students to be sensitive when making Halloween costume choices this year.

State Superintendent’s Student Advisory Council members announced

Students from several Pine Belt schools were selected for membership on the council.

PRCC Homecoming 2019 this Saturday

Pearl River Community College will host its 2019 Homecoming festivities on Saturday, Oct. 12.

  USM Career & Internship Expo brings students, potential employers together

University of Southern Mississippi students met potential employers Tuesday afternoon during a Career & Internship Expo.

  Jones College kicks off Homecoming 2019 with traditional parade

Jones College celebrated Homecoming 2019 Saturday.

Ole Miss cancels introductory press conference for new chancellor amid protest

Ole Miss Police Department decided to cancel the press conference because of “people who do not want to be civil.”

Jones College named Best Two-Year College in Mississippi

Jones College representatives were being honored for their efforts to earn the college its ranking.

  PG Technologies donates $25K for workforce development at LHS

An Ellisville industry has stepped up to support workforce development at one local school.

  2nd “Education in Industry” at JC brings together students, industry leaders

Students, teachers and business leaders met in Jones County Tuesday, to exchange ideas about workforce development.

FAFSA filing period now open for federal student aid

Students can apply for FAFSA financial aid for college starting Oct. 1.

  USM sells beer, light wine, for first time at Texas-El Paso game

Some of the Southern Miss fans who enjoyed their second home game of the 2019 football season Saturday night also enjoyed their first beer purchased at The Rock.

  Covington 10th graders learning soft skills from Aspire Mississippi team

Tenth grade students across Covington County this week are getting a crash course in soft-skills training, thanks to a state-sponsored economic development program.

  USM students, faculty react to announcement of impeachment inquiry

University of Southern Mississippi students are reacting to the announcement of a formal impeachment inquiry into recent actions by President Donald Trump.

  USM food pantry to host open house during Parent, Family Weekend

Organizers of the annual Parent and Family Weekend at The University Mississippi are hoping you’ll take time to make a donation to USM’s Eagle’s Nest Food Pantry.

  USM student leads effort to send aid to Bahamian hurricane victims

A group of University of Southern Mississippi students is hoping to encourage fellow students to help hurricane victims in the Bahamas.

  Laurel Magnet School achieves historic “A” rating

Laurel Magnet School of the Arts is the silver lining of the Laurel School District’s accountability rating. It’s the only school in the district to earn an “A” rating.

MDE launches statewide reading program with famous Pine Belt natives

HGTV's Ben and Erin Napier and Pro Football Hall of Famer Brett Favre will be a part of the two special video readings.

  USM grad student from Bahamas raising money for Dorian relief

Troy-Ann Mott is doing her part in helping to rebuild her home country.

Wicker, Hyde-Smith, Thompson, and Guest Announce $3.75 Million for 12 Mississippi School Districts

“This funding will give more Mississippi students access to the advanced coursework they need to achieve their full potential,” Wicker said. “All students deserve the same educational opportunities regardless of where they live.”

Hattiesburg museum hosts back-to-school event for girls

Hattiesburg’s African-American Military History Museum hosted an event just for girls Thursday, to help them do well in school and in life. It was called, “Mind Over Matter.”

  PRCC leads state community colleges in enrollment growth

The state’s oldest community college is also the fastest growing in Mississippi.

  USM hosts Law School Fair for students

The University of Southern Mississippi held its fourth annual Law School Fair on campus Wednesday at the Thad Cochran Center.

  Hattiesburg Rotary-Sunrise makes annual dictionary donations to local 3rd graders

A Hub City service organization is doing its part to help improve education in the Pine Belt.

  Petal School District earns top accountability rating

The Mississippi Department of Education released unofficial statewide accountability results Tuesday, giving letter grades to districts and schools.

Hattiesburg ranked No. 1 best college town in Mississippi

Hattiesburg is ranked as the best college town in Mississippi, according to a study on

William Carey University and Millsaps College form teacher preparation partnership

Producing quality educators for Mississippi...... that’s the goal of a new partnership announced by William Carey university and Millsaps College Friday.

  Legendary anchor Dan Rather to speak at Saenger Thursday night

Dan Rather is in the Hub City, preparing to give a free lecture Thursday night at the Saenger Theater.

USM students reflect on 9/11 terrorist attacks

University of Southern Mississippi students are remembering those who died and those who saved others on the 18th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

Coroner: Driver clutched his chest, slumped over before Mississippi school bus crash

William “Chester” Cole, 63, was pronounced dead at the scene. At least eight children were injured in the crash, including Cole’s granddaughter who was also a passenger, according to his family.

WCU, PRCC receives grant to continue program to help teacher shortage

The $36,000 grant extends the partnership to attack Mississippi's teacher shortage.

West Jasper School District awarded funding for new buses

The school district will receive over $43,000 for three new buses.

Lawsuit: JC violated former student’s right to free speech

A former Jones College student filed a lawsuit claiming school officials violated his First Amendment rights.

If your child misses too many days of school, you could face serious punishment

Students are allowed five unexcused absences before their parents are contacted by a school attendance officer.

  Lamar Co. Superintendent talks school attendance

Schools across the state are doing what they can to make sure students are in the classroom.

  Human trafficking education, training session held at USM

Wedneday was a day filled with informational sessions on the topic at the University of Southern Mississippi. An education and training session to discuss human trafficking and ways to combat it was held inside the Trent Lott Center on USM’s campus.

  2019 fall semester begins at USM

Wednesday marks the first day of fall classes

USM names new associate vice president and dean of students

The University of Southern Mississippi named Sirena Cantrell as its new associate vice president and dean of students.

  USM to preserve oral histories of 21st century Miss. National Guard soldiers

A new project in the University of Southern Mississippi School of Humanities will feature oral and written histories of Mississippi National Guard soldiers who’ve served in conflicts in the 21st century.

  First appointed Covington School superintendent to take office in January

Covington County’s first appointed school superintendent is getting ready to start her new job January 1.

Covington Co. School Board names next superintendent

Ms Babette Duty will serve as Superintendent of Schools on January 1, 2020.

  Jones football building championship program on and off field

Jones College won ten games last season - including a bowl victory for the first time since 1998 - but fell short of a national championship on the football field. However, the Bobcats were awarded perhaps an even bigger honor as the NJCAA’s Football Academic Team of the Year.

Ole Miss to open $32M campus recreation center this month

The center is free for students. Faculty, staff, alumni and community members must buy memberships.

MDE releases statewide test scores; Petal ranked among highest in state

The Mississippi Department of Education released statewide results from the 2018-19 Mississippi Academic Assessment Program.

  William Carey hosts August Commencement ceremonies on Hattiesburg campus

Dozens of students at William Carey University took part in August commencement ceremonies in Hattiesburg over the weekend.

  New classes, sports to come to Perry County School District

Volleyball, cross country, art, music and a foreign language class will now be offered to elementary and middle school students in the Perry County School District.