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Sixty-seven years have passed since Georgia Robertson Walton walked the halls of Royal Street High School, Hattiesburg’s high school for the African American community at the time.

For the last several months, Forrest County District 5 Supervisor Chris Bowen has been in talks with several other county and city officials ­– including Mayor Toby Barker, City Council President...

While bidding out certain projects late last year for the upcoming Hattiesburg Public Safety Complex, city officials received a $2 million bid for a maintenance facility at that site – a number...

The city of Sumrall is adding on to its laws that prohibit smoking in public places within city limits with a new regulation that disallows the use of “vaping” devices, such as e-cigarettes, in...

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...





Fly on, Little Wing

By WES BROOKS,

Choosing a song for this article was tough. Nothing came to mind when it came to the subject of today’s article that I didn’t think would be trite or just plain cheesy so, that’s why this article’s song is an instrumental.



City seeks input on parks and recreation improvements

By HASKEL BURNS,

For the last several months, Mayor Toby Barker and members of the Mississippi Legislature have brought forward the possibility of a 1-cent tax increase on hotels, motels and restaurants, that­ would be split equally between Hattiesburg’s parks and recreational facilities and the renovation of USM’s Reed Green Coliseum.









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