Petal restaurants, bars limited to carry-out, drive-through or delivery

By HASKEL BURNS,

Following shortly behind similar declarations issued by officials in Forrest County and Hattiesburg, Petal Mayor Hal Marx has declared an emergency declaration restricting all city restaurants, bars and nightclubs to take-out, pickup or delivery only, along with restrictions for certain other establishments, until further notice.




Extra Table launches #NowMoreThanEver fundraiser to help with food stocks during coronavirus pandemic

By HASKEL BURNS,

In response to the coronavirus pandemic, Extra Table in Hattiesburg is kicking off a new campaign aimed at helping the organization increase the amount of healthy food it sends to food pantries throughout Mississippi in order to better serve its clients in this time of need.



Local schools implement at-home learning, feeding plans for current closures

By HASKEL BURNS,

With Gov. Tate Reeves’ recent order to close all public schools throughout Mississippi until April 17 to limit any chance of exposure to the coronavirus, local school officials have put together plans to ensure students still receive vital services, including online at-home learning and meal plans.


Businesses ordered to limit hours, capacities

By HASKEL BURNS,

To help protect the health of the community during the current COVID-19 pandemic, Mayor Toby Barker has issued an executive order that will limit the hours and services of Hattiesburg restaurants, bars and nightclubs – including closing earlier and limiting the number of customers – while still allowing those establishments to fulfill the needs



HUBFEST, other events canceled due to COVID-19 crisis; economic impact on business is expected to be strong

By HASKEL BURNS,

Usually, HUBFEST is one of the busiest days of the year for Heath Kleinke at his business The Shop Downtown, with the event drawing thousands of people to downtown Hattiesburg to enjoy food, arts, music and other activities.






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