HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — The southern district transportation commissioner in Mississippi says he will not seek reelection in 2023.
Republican Tom King of Hattiesburg made the announcement Wednesday on “The Extra Mile,” a podcast produced by the Mississippi Department of Transportation.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mike Ezell has defeated a Democrat and a Libertarian candidate in a south Mississippi congressional race, allowing Republicans to retain control of the seat.
Ezell defeated Democrat Johnny DuPree and Libertarian Alden Patrick Johnson in the southern 4th District.
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — Ray Guy, the first punter to make the Pro Football Hall of Fame, died Thursday. He was 72.
Southern Mississippi, where Guy starred before becoming the first punter ever taken in the first round of the NFL draft, said he died following a lengthy illness.
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — Just a year after her arrival at the Hattiesburg Zoo, spotted hyena Pili has given birth to what is believed the only surviving hyena cub born in North America so far this year.
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) _ The First Bancshares Inc. (FBMS) on Thursday reported third-quarter net income of $14 million.
The bank, based in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, said it had earnings of 61 cents per share.
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — University of Southern Mississippi alumnus and longtime administrator Joe Paul has been chosen as the school's new president.
The board that governs Mississippi’s eight public universities announced its selection of Paul in a news release Monday.
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) _ The First Bancshares Inc. (FBMS) on Wednesday reported second-quarter earnings of $15.8 million.
The Hattiesburg, Mississippi-based bank said it had earnings of 76 cents per share.
BRANDON, Miss. (AP) — A park by a central Mississippi reservoir will be named for a longtime outdoors writer who promoted events there after he retired from journalism.
The governing board for the Ross Barnett Reservoir has voted unanimously that Lakeshore Park will become the Bobby Cleveland Park at Lakeshore, the Clarion Ledger reported.
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — The University of Southern Mississippi is undergoing a leadership change as Rodney Bennett ends his nine years as president — a period that saw increased freshman enrollment and extended academic offerings.
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — After six decades of service to William Carey University, including 14 years as the school's president, Dr. Tommy King, is retiring.
The university's Board of Trustees announced King's retirement on Tuesday and the selection of Dr.
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — Hunter Elliott struck out 10 in 7 1/3 shutout inniings, Jacob Gonzalez drove in the first run with an infield hit and Mississippi won the Hattiesburg Super Regional with a 5-0 victory over No.
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — Tim Elko drove in the first run of the game with a single and added a two-run double in a seven-run sixth inning to power Mississippi to a 10-0 romp over No. 11 overall seed Southern Mississippi in the first round of the Hattiesburg Super Regional on Saturday.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The only woman on Mississippi death row can go to state court to challenge her conviction and sentence, a federal judge has ruled.
Lisa Jo Chamberlin, 49, intends to argue she has received ineffective legal representation, according to a ruling issued June 1 by U.S.
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — A former Mississippi Department of Corrections probation officer has started serving a six-year prison sentence after pleading guilty to four counts of embezzlement for taking more than $4,000 from people who were trying to pay court-ordered fines and fees
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — Gabe Montenegro had three hits and three RBIs, Danny Lynch added a go-ahead RBI in the ninth and No. 11 overall seed Southern Miss beat LSU 8-7 on Monday night to win the Hattiesburg Regional.
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — Justin Storm pitched five innings of scoreless relief and No. 11 overall seed Southern Miss forced another game in the Hattiesburg Regional with an 8-4 win over LSU on Sunday night.
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — Christopher Sargent delivered a run-scoring single with one out in the bottom of the 10th inning to send Southern Mississippi to a 4-3 victory over Kennesaw State in an elimination game at the Hattiesburg Regional on Sunday.
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — Josh Pearson scored Josh Stevenson with a fielder's choice and LSU shocked No. 11 overall seed Southern Miss 7-6 in 10 innings after scoring four runs in the bottom of the ninth on Saturday night to reach the finals of the Hattiesburg Regional.
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — Leadoff batter Dylan Crews had a go-ahead two-run double in a 10-run eighth inning to help rally LSU to a 14-11 victory over Kennesaw State in the Hattiesburg Regional on Friday.
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — Tanner Hall struck out nine in eight innings for his ninth win of the season and No. 11 national seed Southern Miss beat Army 2-0 on Friday in the Hattiesburg Regional.
Hall retired the first 11 batters, including six strikeouts, to help ensure the Golden Eagles' eighth shutout of the season.
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) _ The First Bancshares Inc. (FBMS) on Tuesday reported first-quarter earnings of $16.8 million.
The bank, based in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, said it had earnings of 81 cents per share.
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — A sensor recently installed at The University of Southern Mississippi will allow Hattiesburg-area residents to help check air quality.
The university said in a news release that USM is one of three places in Mississippi to install a PurpleAir sensor as part of an initiative with NASA Langley, led by the University of Toledo.
GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — About 2,000 military members from active and reserve units are taking part in combat training at facilities in Mississippi, Alabama and Florida.
The Mississippi National Guard said in a news release that the Southern Strike exercise began Thursday and goes through May 3.
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — A former Mississippi Department of Corrections probation officer faces up to 80 years in prison after pleading guilty to four counts of embezzlement for taking more than $4,000 from people who were trying to pay court-ordered fines and fees.
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — Call center workers who handle Medicare issues for Americans went on a one-day strike at facilities in Mississippi and Louisiana.
Employees at the call centers in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, and Bogalusa, Louisiana, are employed by Maximus Inc., among the nation’s largest federal call center contractors, The Sun Herald reported.
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi man accused of shooting his son to death in 2018 has pleaded guilty to manslaughter.
Joel “Chad” Graves, 48, of Hattiesburg, admitted to causing the death of his son, Joel “Scott” Graves, 20, when the two argued at the elder Graves' home on Aug.
PETAL, Miss. (AP) — Henry Danton, who had an international career as a ballet dancer and teacher before moving to Mississippi late in life and continuing to teach even as he passed his 100th birthday, died Feb.
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — The University of Southern Mississippi is opening a new building with the aim of supporting military veterans.
The new facility is about supporting those who served the nation, Jeff Hammond, the director of the university’s veterans program, told WDAM-TV.
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — A building that was the first school for Black students in Hattiesburg is going to be used as a civil rights museum.
Eureka School opened in 1921. WDAM reported the transformation into a museum started in 2006, when the Hattiesburg Convention Commission purchased the building.
HATTIEBSURG, Miss. (AP) — Residents say a mysterious smell — one that has lingered for months in past years — is back in downtown Hattiesburg.
The Hattiesburg American reports that its source is unknown.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — More than $3 million in grants have been awarded to 18 preservation and restoration projects in Mississippi.
The Board of Trustees of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History announced the awards Friday on behalf of the Community Heritage Preservation Grant program.
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — University of Southern Mississippi President Rodney Bennett has announced he is stepping down at the end of his contract, which expires in 2023.
Bennett, the school's first African American president and the first African American president of any predominately white university in the state, announced the decision Friday.
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — Another Mississippi man charged in a fraud case that federal prosecutors say reaped more than $200 million from a federal military health insurer and others has pleaded guilty.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi pharmacist pleaded guilty Thursday to helping run a fraud that collected $244 million from a federal military health insurer.
Thomas E. Spell Jr., a 50-year-old Ridgeland man, waived indictment and pleaded guilty Thursday in Hattiesburg federal court to one count of attempt and conspiracy to commit health care fraud.