A legendary blues musician, a champion of the disabled, a civil rights heroine, a Catholic priest with a heart of gold, and two iconic restaurant owners consist of this year’s group of inductees into Signature Magazine’s Best of the Pine Belt Hall of Fame.
It’s doubtful New York City is taking its cues from a community the size of Hattiesburg, but if it were the case, officials in America’s largest city could have saved a few million bucks in the process.
The restoration of voting rights is a small step, but a necessary one in getting Mississippi away from its self-destructive habit of putting too many convicted felons under a life sentence long after they get out of prison.
The City of Petal is hosting a Health and Community Fair from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, at the Petal Civic Center. The event is the first held in a long time, according to Wendy Lampton, deputy city clerk, Payroll clerk and Fall Festival coordinator for the city.
In a story likely to repeat many of the themes of the tobacco lawsuits in the 1990s, the company that introduced OxyContin to the pain relief market has settled a lawsuit with Oklahoma for $270 million.