Latest Hattiesburg News

Two new murals unveiled in Hattiesburg; one spans 200 feet

Nov. 27, 2021 00:19 AM EST

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — The Hattiesburg Alliance for Public Art announced two new permanent murals were completed in the city this month. Featuring the work of Texas muralist Avery Orendorf, “Spread Your Wings” is located on the side of Fairley’s Wings &...

Hattiesburg Zoo visitors feed Sue Ellen the giraffe

Nov. 20, 2021 00:04 AM EST

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — One of the Hattiesburg Zoo’s newer members, Sue Ellen the giraffe, waited eagerly at the feeding platform Nov. 9 as guests lined up to treat her with lettuce and carrots. Sue Ellen, who is about 18 to 23 years old, lowered her nearly...

Hattiesburg adds hummingbird mural to downtown

Nov. 08, 2021 10:00 AM EST

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — A new mural is taking flight in the city of Hattiesburg. WDAM reports that a mural commissioned by the Hattiesburg Alliance for Public Art has been unveiled in the city's downtown. The mural, titled “Spread Your...

Mississippi revises way to change gender on driver's license

Nov. 02, 2021 15:42 PM EDT

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi is simplifying the process for people to change their gender designation on driver's licenses or identification cards issued by the state Department of Public Safety. The Sun Herald reported the department in October created a form ...

Mississippi blues promoter and raconteur Bill Luckett dies

Nov. 01, 2021 19:50 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Bill Luckett was an attorney, small-town mayor, candidate for governor, blues promoter, friend and business partner of Morgan Freeman and irrepressible teller of tales about the people and culture of his beloved Mississippi. Luckett died Thursday...

Friday's Scores

Oct. 30, 2021 00:29 AM EDT

PREP FOOTBALL= Amory 46, Nettleton 14 Bay Springs 14, Taylorsville 12 Biggersville 41, Okolona 6 Biloxi 33, Hancock 29 Booneville 27, Mantachie 16 Brandon 50,...

Mississippi elementary school principal directs horror film

Oct. 30, 2021 00:14 AM EDT

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — Shot entirely on the Mississippi coast, school principal Sean Riley’s second film, “Royal Jelly,” used local talent to create a horror film about bees. Now available on major streaming platforms, including Amazon, iTunes and YouTube, the...

Hattiesburg mayor swears in city's 1st female police chief

Oct. 24, 2021 11:07 AM EDT

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — Another Mississippi city has a woman as police chief for the first time. Hattiesburg Mayor Toby Barker swore in career police officer Peggy Sealy on Thursday, the Hattiesburg American reported. The city council approved...

Homecoming queen honored for giving crown to grieving friend

Oct. 23, 2021 16:38 PM EDT

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — Leaders of a Mississippi county are honoring a high school homecoming queen who gave her crown to a friend whose mother had just died of cancer. Forrest County Sheriff Charlie Sims presented Covington a citizenship award, and the county Board...

Nightclub declared 'nuisance' is closing in Hattiesburg

Oct. 23, 2021 11:23 AM EDT

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi nightclub owner has agreed to close the business after the city declared it a nuisance. WDAM-TV reported that Hattiesburg police had been called to Club Empire about 75 times during the past five years. ...