Latest Hattiesburg News

Carey's retiring president accomplished much, but not alone

Jul. 30, 2022 01:09 AM EDT

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — William Carey University has been “home” to Tommy King for more than 50 years — beginning when he was a student there. King announced his retirement in June, leaving a legacy of service that anyone would be proud of. But King says credit for the work...

Reservoir park renamed for outdoors writer Bobby Cleveland

Jul. 22, 2022 11:03 AM EDT

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...

USM begins leadership transition as Bennett steps down

Jul. 16, 2022 08:39 AM EDT

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. Bennett announced in January that he would step...

2 GOP congressmen in Mississippi at risk of defeat in runoff

Jun. 26, 2022 13:13 PM EDT

MAGEE, Miss. (AP) — Congressional primary runoffs with incumbents are rare in Mississippi. This year, two of the state's Republican representatives are fighting to keep their jobs in runoffs against challengers from their own party. U.S. Rep. Steven Palazzo is seeking a seventh...

WCU President retires; Burnett selected as new president

Jun. 22, 2022 13:36 PM EDT

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. Ben Burnett as his...

Ole Miss blanks S Miss 5-0, makes CWS for 1st time since '14

Jun. 12, 2022 19:40 PM EDT

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. 11 overall seed Southern Mississippi on Sunday to advance to the College World...

Ole Miss routs Southern Miss 10-0 in super regional opener

Jun. 11, 2022 19:49 PM EDT

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. ...

US judge: Woman on Mississippi death row gets state appeal

Jun. 11, 2022 08:45 AM EDT

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...

Former probation officer sentenced in embezzlement case

Jun. 09, 2022 14:32 PM EDT

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 ...

Southern Miss advances to first super regional since 2009

Jun. 06, 2022 20:13 PM EDT

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. Southern Miss (47-17) advances to its first super regional...