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Now that she is within striking distance of wrapping up a 500-day songwriting project in which she literally wrote and recorded a song a day for 70+ weeks,  Memphis native and Season 4 alum of...

Isabella Wilson likes math, but she’s also pretty good at art.

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Members of the Hattiesburg City Council voted 5-0 Tuesday to fund the creation of six new part-time firefighter positions in hopes of alleviating mounting overtime expenses in the Hattiesburg...




Letter to the Editor: Small biz owner speaks out about tax incentives

By JAMES MOORE,

Dear Editor:

Speaking as a very small business  rooted in our community for the past 35 years I can say that seldom does the 'little boy' get bigger, we just take what comes our way and try to get smarter.  But that does not mean that our contributions to the local economy are insignificant.


CONVERTIBLE CRAZY: Confessions of a bonafide out-of-control car fantatic

By BENNY HORNSBY,

Next Saturday is Homecoming at William Carey University. As I have for several years, I will supply four convertibles for the campus parade. Since I own a total of 14 convertibles, I could actually provide the entire parade around the campus.

I’m not bragging; I’m really ashamed, and I know that I need an intervention. 




WEDDING THROWS: St. John: This column is the beginning of movement to bring back rice to be used in the pelting of departing newlyweds

By ROBERT ST. JOHN,

I was the best man at my best friend’s wedding last weekend. It was a great event, and everyone who knows the bride and groom are extremely happy for both of them— chief among them, me.







DuPree requesting zoning change

By HASKEL BURNS,

Former Hattiesburg Mayor Johnny DuPree is requesting a zoning change for his Main Street home in advance of an upcoming public hearing on the matter.

DuPree, who said the property has been zoned for business for quite some time, is requesting to rezone from the current B-2 (neighborhood business) to R-1A (residential). 


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