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Petal city officials are working to settle a dispute between property owners to determine who will be responsible for cleaning up some debris left over from the tornado that struck the Friendly City in January 2017.

To Jeff Cruise, who lives on the western side of Purvis, it’s his “baby” – a 48-foot tall redwood tree that he planted 21 years ago.

 U.S. Hwy. 49 was a sea of red, white and blue Tuesday morning as Hattiesburg residents and those from across the Pine Belt lined the busy highway to show support for area soldiers being deployed.

The Pine Belt was home to a ton of good high school basketball this season, and that’s not a surprise because of the players who played in the area.

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

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.