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Representative Billy Andrews of Purvis has resigned from the Mississippi House of Representatives, about two months after indicating Republican House Speaker Philip Gunn is going against state law
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, medical masks are in short supply, but one Hattiesburg group is working to ensure health care workers in the Pine Belt have what they need.
After a phone conference with Gov.
With the cases of COVID-19 in the local community almost tripling over a three-day period – rising from five presumptive positive cases to 14 in Forrest County as of Tuesday night – Mayor Toby Bar


Delgado concerned about low wages and working conditions at Maximus call center

By HASKEL BURNS,

Hattiesburg City Councilwoman Deborah Delgado was recently joined by church leaders, activists and workers from the Maximus call center in delivering a letter of concern to Hattiesburg’s Cloverleaf Mall location, where workers have raised concerns over low pay, poor treatment and inadequate health benefits, among other issues.







Petal Upper Elementary student earns first chair at band directors association annual band clinic

By HASKEL BURNS,

When it comes to chair auditioning for the Bronze and Red bands in the Southeast Mississippi Band Directors Association’s annual band clinic, it’s pretty rare for a sixth-grader to audition with the seventh- and eighth-graders who usually make up that section of the competition.







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