2 Richton residents killed in two-vehicle crash in Perry Co. Sunday night
PERRY COUNTY Miss. (WDAM) - Two Richton residents died in a crash in Perry County on Sunday night. Officials with the Mississippi Highway Patrol responded to the two-vehicle fatal crash on Mississippi Highway 15 around 9:05 p.m. MHP said a 2022 Freightliner Cascadia driven by a 56-year-old resident of Blackshear,...
State Route 29 to close in Perry County
PERRY COUNTY, Miss. (WHLT) – Officials with the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) said State Route 29 will be closed for railroad crossing repairs. The closure will take place from 7:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 2 until 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 3. Both directions of State Route 29 between Buck Creek Road and Old […]
PCSO: Richton man facing drugs, weapon charges after Monday arrest
PERRY COUNTY, Miss. (WDAM) - Richard Creel, 62, is facing felony drug and weapon charges after law enforcement found methamphetamine and items used to traffick drugs in a log truck he was driving Monday. Creel, a convicted felon, was arrested after deputies pulled him over for careless driving near Whitfield...
10th annual Hattiesburg Craft Beer Festival
The Downtown Hattiesburg Association is teaming up with VisitHATTIESBURG and local breweries to give festivalgoers a great experience.
Pedestrian struck, killed by vehicle on U.S. 49 in Forrest County
PINE BELT, Miss. (WDAM) - A Brookhaven man died after being struck by a vehicle on U.S. 49 early Saturday morning in Forrest County. Forrest County Coroner Lisa Klem identified the victim Sunday afternoon as Jacob Smith, 21, Brookhaven. The Rawls Springs Fire Department’ posted on Facebook that first responders...
Wildfires burn across the Pine Belt
Brush fires and wildfires burned across the weekend in different areas of the Pine Belt like Jone County and Jeff Davis County.
Appeals Court affirms conviction of Derrick Dearman in death of six people
MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) — An Alabama Appeals Court is affirming the conviction of a man who killed five people and an unborn baby. Friday the court issued an order affirming its ruling against Dearman. Since 2020, lawyers for Dearman have been seeking to have his death penalty conviction thrown out on the grounds of a […]
Highschool Baseball | 26 February Perry Central Boys Game Notice
The Perry Central Boys Baseball team will have a Non-conference game with Sumrall(Sumrall, MS) on 26 February, 2024, 7 PM. As of now, Bulldogs has won 0 games and lost 5 games, and the winning rate is 0.
Petal alderwoman sworn in
Kim Stringer said her main goals right now are maintaining the city’s parks and making sure their older residents are properly taken care of.
Matthews Branch project pushed back to 2025
Mayor Tony Ducker said the delay will give them time to ensure that the project meets the requirements of the initial grant given to the city by MDOT, as well as a $261,000 Mississippi Outdoor Stewardship Grant.
1 person killed after vehicle collides with construction equipment in west Tupelo
SUMMARY: A trial in Forrest County, Mississippi is scheduled to last up to two weeks and is in the early stages of development. The Forrest County Board of Supervisors plans to apply for a grant to rebuild American infrastructure with a focus on sustainability and equity. The project involves adding a walking trail along the Leaf River, benefiting both residents and tourism. The project aims to enhance pedestrian safety and provide economic opportunities in the area. Leaders expect to find out if the county will receive the grant sometime in the summer. For more information, visit the WDAM 7 website.
Forrest County seeks grant to fund walking trail down the Leaf River
FORREST COUNTY, Miss. (WDAM) - More development could be coming around the Leaf River. The Forrest County Board of Supervisors will apply for the 2024 Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) Grant this week. The Leaf River Active Transportation Network Project is a $21 million project that would...
USM Band Program Honors Local Talent with Free Concert Series for Mississippi Musicians’ Month
The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) band program plans to host a series of free concerts at Bennett Auditorium on the Hattiesburg campus from March 4-7. This event is part of Mississippi Musicians’ Month, recognizing the work of Mississippi musicians. These musicians, including writers and performers, have contributed to the global music industry.
Mississippi man gets hefty sentence for ATV crash that killed 2 people and injured 1
A Lucedale man charged in a deadly 2020 ATV crash received the maximum sentence during his trial today.
Women's Basketball Closes Regular Season at Home
SAN MARCOS, Texas — Texas State women's basketball to close the regular season with two games at home against Southern Miss and ULM. Wednesday, Feb. 28 – 7 p.m. (CT) Friday, March 1 – 5 p.m. (CT) ESPN+. SERIES HISTORY. There have been three meeting between Texas...
Windy, dry weather has led to phone ringing off hook at local VFDs
PINE BELT, Miss. (WDAM) - How busy is “real busy” when it comes to dealing with an increasing volume of fire calls?. Well, over in Forrest County, Captain Austin Extine of the Macedonia Volunteer Fire Department said his crew has battled 16 fires since Monday, including three Saturday.
Petal man arrested, charged in connection to Valentine’s Day shooting
FORREST COUNTY, Miss. (WDAM) - A Petal man has been arrested in reference to a shooting that happened on Valentine’s Day. Shawn Adams, 48, was charged with kidnapping and aggravated domestic violence, according to the Forrest County Sheriff’s Office. On Feb. 14, FCSO deputies responded to the 400...
Greene County Sheriff’s Deputy injured in the line of duty is finally home
GREENE CO, Miss. (WALA) - A heartwarming update to a story about a local sheriff’s deputy nearly killed in the line of duty. Greene County Deputy Raleigh Dueitt is finally back home. Almost three weeks ago, Deputy Dueitt was in the road trying to deploy spike strips when an...
Talking New Players With Head Strength Coach Lance Ancar As Spring Football Opens Tomorrow
Spring football starts tomorrow morning so I thought it would be the perfect time to touch base with Southern Miss Head Strength Coach Lance Ancar. Coach Ancar is a busy man, but took some time with us to discuss a few of the new faces who hit campus just six weeks ago. Practices will be held on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday each week up until the spring game.
A Culinary Journey: Discover 5 Unforgettable Pizzas in Hattiesburg
In this article, we will be exploring five exceptional pizzerias located in Hattiesburg. Have you had the chance to try any of these yet? If you have, we'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below!