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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.

Purvis Senior Perry Captures National Merit Scholar Title


For 17-year-old Purvis High School senior John Perry, being outdoors is how he hopes to spend most of his life.

Perry, the son of Mark and Suzie Perry, was named a National Merit Scholarship Finalist recently and hopes that his prospective college work in geological engineering will allow him time to be out of the office.