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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.



My earliest memories of music are from church, and I was especially fond of the heartfelt singing and enthusiastic gospel piano at the small country church in Hickory Grove, where my Mamaw and Papaw attended.

It was a big deal to ride the twenty miles from Sumrall to downtown Hattiesburg in Papaw's truck.

City gears up for annual Fall Festival, concert


Country music group Lonestar is bringing their show back to South Mississippi with a performance at Petal’s annual Fall Festival.

The show is just one stop on the band’s “Life As We Know It” tour that began earlier this year, which features hits from the bands latest album. “Never Enders” is the band’s 10th album.

School district encourages Pine Belt to ‘Remember Everyone Deployed’


Red is one of the Petal School District’s school colors, but this year it means a little more in the Friendly City. Petal is encouraging everyone in the district to “Think Red,” which is the theme for the 2017-18 school year.

However, the theme will go beyond “Think Red: Prepared, Inspired, Empowered.”