Middleton retires from chancery clerk's office after 31 years

By BETH BUNCH,

When the clock strikes 5 p.m. on Friday, June 29, Doris Middleton will leave the job she’s known for the past 31.2 years.

Middleton, who serves as deputy chancery clerk in the Forrest County Chancery Clerk’s office, was recognized during Monday’s meeting of the Board of Supervisors for her work with the county.




$350,000+ thank you: Carter’s Jewelry provides educator gift cards

By BETH BUNCH,

It’s nice to feel appreciated and teachers with the Lamar County, North Forrest, Petal, Hattiesburg Public Schools and Presbyterian Christian got a parting gift for the 2017-18 school year.

Carter’s Jewelry of Petal gave back in a huge way this year for Teacher and Staff Appreciation. 




Column: Making some noise!

By BETH BUNCH,

We’re the best under the sun,

Senior Class of ’81!

 

That was my senior class cheer, as it were. We yelled it at pep rallies, on bus trips and just whenever the occasion arose for us to scream loudly (there were lots of those). There were several variations on the theme.


Learning The Language

By BETH BUNCH,

When Danny Li started preschool in the Petal School District 14 years ago, he spoke no English.

On Thursday, he will graduate as valedictorian of the Petal High School Class of 2018. Not bad for someone whose native tongue is Fujianese, a dialect of the area in China where his parents come from, and a little bit of Mandarin.



Stamp Out Hunger: Leave bag of nonperishable items for postman Saturday

By BETH BUNCH,

Saturday, May 12,  marks the 26th anniversary of the National Association of Letter Carriers' "Stamp Out Hunger" food drive. It’s the second year that Community Bank of Hattiesburg has been providing bags for the foodraiser. Approximately 55,000 bags will be distributed to Pine Belt residents during this week.






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