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On this week’s episode of The PineBeltSPORTS Podcast, Hattiesburg girls basketball coach Caronica Jackson joins the show to talk all things State Championship.

Vernon Dahmer, a Civil Rights activist from Forrest County, was murdered by the Ku Klux Klan in 1966. His house was firebombed for trying to register people to vote. His wife and children narrowly escaped to safety.

The Citizens of Bellevue group supporting incorporation of the city will seek to withdraw its petition and dismiss the case during a Lamar County Chancery Court hearing on April 12.

When Cliff Pace fished in the 2013 Bassmaster Classic, the Petal angler took home a $500,000 check for the victory. He caught two late bass that kept him on top of the field at Grand Lake O’ the Cherokees out of Tulsa, Okla.

JACKSON – The ghosts of past state championship losses almost haunted the Hattiesburg Lady Tigers Friday night inside the Mississippi Coliseum, but sophomore Chelsea Ulmer wanted none of it.

Shop Petal First


Those looking to beat the holiday shopping crowds and support their local economy have the opportunity to do both with the Friendly City’s annual Shop Petal First. The 16th annual event is sponsored by the Petal Area Chamber of Commerce and will take place from Nov. 16 to 18.

School district unveils 2016-2017 accountability dashboard


While Petal School District faculty, staff and students are proud of their rating as number one in the state based on the results of Mississippi Department of Education’s accountability model results, Superintendent Dr. Matt Dillon said this is only one piece of the district’s story.

District seeks community aid


It’s nearing that time again.

Through the Mississippi Early Learning Collaborative legislation, support for a Mississippi Department of Education approved early learning collaborative could make individuals and corporations eligible for a 1:1 state tax credit for a donated amount up to $1 million. 

Artist Heidi Pitre puts a face on public art installment


Heidi Pitre had been spurred on for the past two years to paint something on the side of the Grove Transit building on Hardy Street across from the Hattiesburg Zoo. Painting something that large was a journey into the unknown for the New Orleans native now splitting time between Hattiesburg and Austin, Texas.