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Deputies warn of court date scam in Forrest County

FORREST COUNTY, Miss. (WHLT) – Forrest County deputies are warning neighbors about a court date scam that’s circulating in the area. Deputies said the scammer calls claiming to be Forrest County Deputy Scott Lees. They tell the victim that they’ll be arrested for missing a court date. The scammer asks for personal information, like a […]
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Forrest County sheriff warns public of latest scam

PINE BELT, Miss. (WDAM) - The Forrest County Sheriff’s Office is warning the public of yet another telephone scam. According to the FCSO Facebook page, the sheriff’s department has been receiving reports of Forrest County citizens receiving phone calls from “Forrest County Deputy Scott Lees.”. The caller...
FORREST COUNTY, MS

PRCC to offer Sonography program

FORREST COUNTY, Miss. (WHLT) – Pearl River Community College (PRCC) will offer a Sonography program this fall at the Forrest County campus. The program will begin in August and runs for 12 months. The school will admit only 15 students into the program. Classes will be held Monday through Thursday during daytime. Diagnostic Medical Sonography […]
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Traffic signals to be installed on U.S. 11 in Forrest County

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (WHLT) – The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) will install three new traffic signals on U.S. Highway 11 in Forrest County, beginning Thursday, May 19. As part of a $11 million project that also includes mill and overlay work on Interstate 59, the new signals will be placed in flash mode for a […]
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FCSO seeking assistance in Glendale commercial burglary investigation

GLENDALE, Miss. (WDAM) - The Forrest County Sheriff’s Office needs your assistance identifying an individual in an ongoing commercial burglary investigation off of Monroe Road in the Glendale community. A picture taken early Saturday morning shows the individual and their vehicle. According to the FCSO, this person is believed...
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Man wanted in connection to Glendale commercial burglary

FORREST COUNTY, Miss. (WHLT) – Forrest County deputies are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man wanted in connection to a commercial burglary in Glendale. Deputies said the burglary happened off of Monroe Road around 4:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 14. They believe a man and a car caught on security camera are […]
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Fallen Officer Memorial held for Forrest, Lamar counties

FORREST COUNTY, Miss. (WHLT) – Fallen officers were honored in Forrest and Lamar counties on Wednesday, May 18. Officers across the Pine Belt attended the memorial to honor the 11 officers who died in the line of duty. The mothers of Officers Benjamin Deen and Liquori Tate attended the event. Their sons died in the […]
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Forrest General awarded for heart attack treatment

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (WHLT) – Forrest General Hospital is one of 240 hospitals nationwide to receive the American College of Cardiology NCDR Chest Pain – MI Registry Platinum Performance Achievement Award for 2022. The award is given to hospitals that show success in implementing a higher standard of care for heart attack patients. Forrest General performed […]
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Copper stolen from Glendale Community Center construction site

GLENDALE, Miss. (WDAM) - The Forrest County Sheriff’s Department is looking into a burglary in Glendale. Forrest County Sheriff Charlie Sims says a person stole copper wire and pipes from the Glendale Community Center construction site. District 2 Supervisor Sharon Thompson says she is so disappointed to hear the...
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Primary political forum held for 4th Congressional seat candidates

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (WDAM) - Candidates running for the 4th Congressional District had the opportunity to speak with local residents Tuesday evening. It was all part of a primary political forum at the CE Roy Community Center. The forum was put on by the NAACP, the Pine Belt League of Women Voters and Mississippi M.O.V.E.
HATTIESBURG, MS
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In a year’s time, you can be prepared to take on a Diagnostic Medical Sonography career, starting this fall semester at Pearl River Community College’s Forrest County Campus. Sonography will begin in August and run for 12 months. Only 15 students will be accepted into the program. Classes...
HATTIESBURG, MS
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‘Right Way to Throw Away Day’ to be held Saturday

PINE BELT, Miss. (WDAM) - It’s time to take out the trash ... the right way. Forrest and Lamar counties are hosting the annual “Right Way to Throw Away Day” on Saturday, May 21. There will be two different locations for drop-offs: the Hattiesburg Bobby L. Chain...
HATTIESBURG, MS
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LMSA went into lockdown out of caution Monday afternoon

PINE BELT, Miss. (WDAM) - The Laurel Magnet School of the Arts was on lockdown on Monday afternoon out of an abundance of caution. According to Laurel School District Communication/ Public Relations Specialist Quin Dungy, a domestic argument between two adults involving a weapon on 12th Street, adjacent to the school, led to the campus going into a lockdown around 12:30 p.m.
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