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To alleviate the heavy flow of traffic in the Oak Grove area, the Lamar County Board of Supervisors is applying for money from the Metropolitan Planning organization to fund improvement projects on Oak Grove, Lincoln and Hegwood roads.

Although Ben Burnett has had notions in the past of serving in the Mississippi Legislature, he had never given it real consideration, given that he would have had to suspend his pension as a retired state employee as per regulations from the...

With Petal’s annexation trial finishing out this week in Forrest County Chancery Court, residents and officials will now wait on a judge’s decision whether annexation will be allowed for five areas east of the Leaf River to expand the city’s...

The large, often unsightly wire trash receptacles seen outside several Hattiesburg homes and businesses may soon be no more, as Hattiesburg City Council Vice President Mary Dryden has proposed an amendment to the city’s garbage ordinance that...

In a partnership like no other at The University of Southern Mississippi, the Luckyday Foundation of Ridgeland is continuing its support of the Luckyday Citizenship Scholars Program at Southern Miss with an additional commitment of more than $8...

Clients in the Rise and Shine program at the Arc of Southeast Mississippi have been in holiday mode for several months now as they’ve been busily preparing for the Christmas season.





Big Dreams

By JAMIE MASSENGALE,

When I was growing up, I loved to play soccer. It just so happened that Hattiesburg Mayor Toby Barker and I were on a State Championship-winning soccer team based out of the Jaycee Soccer Complex in Meridian.

The year we won the Under-12 state championship was actually the same year as World Cup ‘94, which took place in the USA. 











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