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Over the years, officials from the Petal School District have considered options for setting up Wi-Fi access points for students and parents during summer months when school is out, or for other t
As part of Mayor Toby Barker's ongoing efforts to keep Hattiesburg area residents informed, safe and responsible during the current COVID-19 pandemic, the mayor released an update Monday on social
The Hattiesburg Arts Council has found an innovative way to keep minds occupied during the COVID-19 pandemic by developing virtual arts classes.

Barker issues executive order requiring essential employees to wear masks, enforce social distancing guidelines

By HASKEL BURNS,

Mayor Toby Barker has issued another executive order regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, this one stipulating that all employees of businesses in Hattiesburg - essential and non-essential - are required to wear a mask when working around the public or other employees.




FestivalSouth canceled, but Best of the Pine Belt competition voting will continue online

By JOSHUA WILSON,

The Hattiesburg Concert Association, which presents FestivalSouth, announced Wednesday that the festival has been canceled and that all events have been moved to 2021.

However, online voting in the Best of the Pine Belt awards, which are sponsored by Signature Magazine, will continue.




Reeves gives Forrest supervisors virus update

By HASKEL BURNS,

Members of the Forrest County Board of Supervisors - along with other supervisors from around Mississippi - teleconferenced Thursday with Gov. Tate Reeves to get updates and clarifications on the COVID-19 situation in Mississippi and the recent shelter-in-place gubernatorial executive order that began 5 p.m. April 3 and will last until 8 a.m.









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