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Best, worst rated hotels in Hattiesburg

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (WHLT) – People come from far and wide to visit or pass through Hattiesburg. Some people come to explore all the city has to offer and others pass through the Hub City as they travel to another destination. So, what kind of hotels does Hattiesburg have to offer these travelers? Tripadvisor allows travelers […]
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Tough lessons: Scammers can hit hard, hurt

PINE BELT, Miss. (WDAM) - Scams can occur over the phone or on social media. Jones County Sheriff Joe Berlin knows all about the false phone routines. Hattiesburg resident Michelle Crampton can tell you all about the social media flim-flam. Both Berlin and Crampton are trying to make people aware...
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Unique AirBnBs around the Pine Belt

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (WHLT) – AirBnBs have become a popular choice for people who prefer to live like a local during a trip to a new place. These accommodations are hosted by every day people, not hotel companies. Each spot feels unique and gives travelers a peek into local living. The Pine Belt offers plenty of […]
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Man faces malicious mischief charge in Hattiesburg

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (WHLT) – A man faces a felony malicious mischief charge following an incident in Hattiesburg that happened on Saturday, July 2. Hattiesburg police said Christopher Chest, 41, was caught in the act of kicking out window panes around 4:00 a.m. on James Street. He was booked into the Forrest County Jail.
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Hattiesburg man arrested for receiving stolen property

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (WHLT) – A Hattiesburg man was arrested for receiving stolen property on Friday, July 1. Police said Matthew Higgins, 21, was arrested on Broadway Drive. He was charged with felony receiving stolen property. According to police, he may face more charges as the investigation continues. He was booked into the Forrest County Jail.
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Hattiesburg man arrested on felony mischief charge

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (WDAM) - A 41-yewar-old Hattiesburg was arrested early Saturday morning after he was caught kicking out window panes in the 700 block of James Street. Christopher Chest was taken into custody about 4 a.m. Saturday and charged with one count of felony malicious mischief. Chest was booked into...
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Mississippi State Men's Basketball Lands Southern Miss Transfer Forward

Mississippi State has been active in the transfer portal across multiple sports as of late and men's basketball is no exception. Chris Jans' team gained Southern Miss transfer forward Tyler Stevenson through the portal on Friday, something that could make a notable difference when the Bulldogs get back to the court considering just how much of a difference-maker Stevenson was for the Golden Eagles.
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21-year-old arrested on felony stolen goods charge

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (WDAM) - A 21-year-old Hattiesburg man was arrested Friday and charged with receiving stolen goods. Hattiesburg police said Matthew Higgins was arrested in the 900 block of Broadway Drive and charged with the felony. Additional charges may be pending as the investigation continues, HPD said. Higgins was booked...
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Oak Park, EUROHA reunions continue through July 4 weekend

PINE BELT, Miss. (WDAM) - This weekend saw two, large high school reunions in the Pine Belt. The national Oak Park High School Alumni Association (NOPHSAA) in Laurel and the EUROHA (Eureka-Royal Street-Rowan-Hattiesburg High) Alumni Association in Hattiesburg each welcomed hundreds of former students for dances, parades and other activities.
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Four people injured in crash near Higgins Lake

ROSCOMMON COUNTY, Mich., (WPBN/WGTU) -- Multiple people were taken to area hospitals for injuries sustained after a two-vehicle crash on Thursday evening, according to Michigan State Police. The crash occurred at an interaction the North Old 27 Highway and North Harrison Road near County Road 104 in Lyon Township. A...
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Mason Strickland named head coach at alma mater South Jones

ELLISVILLE, Miss. (WDAM) - Maybe the shining moment of Mason Strickland’s baseball career - a complete game shutout to keep Southern Miss alive at the 2018 Conference USA Tournament, earning him MVP. One can still find Strickland around a baseball diamond these days, named South Jones’ new head coach...
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Hattiesburg man charged in connection to shooting investigation

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (WDAM) - On Friday, the Hattiesburg Police Department charged Jairus McFarland, 21, of Hattiesburg, with one count of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. According to HPD, McFarland has been charged in connection to the shooting incident that occurred on June 8, 2022, on Eastside Avenue. McFarland has...
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Hattiesburg man charged for burglary of Shell station

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (WHLT) – A Hattiesburg man is facing a second commercial burglary charge in connection to an incident that happened at a Shell gas station. Hattiesburg police said Marquice Myers, 22, was arrested on June 9 in connection to a commercial burglary that happened on Lincoln Road on March 30. Police said Myers has […]
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Pocket museum adds new exhibit.

After disaster struck Robb Elementary School last month, one Wayne County resident felt a call to honor those victims. Though some pop-up showers rolled through the area early in the afternoon, it did not stop the fun as Petal and Hattiesburg prepared to shoot some fireworks.
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Hobson Talks Southern Miss Commitment

Football is still won in the trenches, and Southern Miss has potentially beefed up the future of its offensive line with the commitment of Hillcrest HS (Tuscaloosa, AL) OT Jayden Hobson. At 6'5, 295, Hobson is already an intimidating physical presence, and he will only get bigger and stronger as he heads toward his college career.
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