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Edith James, formerly of Petal, was born 11 days after the end of World War I. On Nov. 28 she will celebrate her 100th birthday.

But the celebrations have already begun for the Brookdale Senior Living resident.

A 22-year-old Hattiesburg man was arrested Saturday and charged with second degree murder in connection with a late-night drug deal gone bad.

It’s a sad, sad day, Steve Rogers. Maybe it’s best that Stan “The Man” left this world before seeing Captain America die saving it.

And meanwhile, the whole world cries “Excelsior.”

Oak Grove High School recently hosted one of Mississippi’s three regional “Savor the Flavor of Mississippi” Jr. Chef competitions sponsored by the Mississippi Department of Education’s Office of Child Nutrition.

For only the third time in the history of the Supreme Court of Mississippi, a Hattiesburg native will assume the position of Chief Justice of the state’s highest court.

Voters in Forrest and Lamar counties turned outin large numbers to the polls during Tuesday’s midterm election for a total of 40,242 ballots cast – or 47.18 percent of registered voters in Forrest County voters and 56.36 percent in Lamar County...




National Champions

By NIKKI SMITH,

Petal High School student Jaelin Imanni Montgomery placed fifth in the National Speech and Debate Tournament, which was held June 18-23.

More than 150,000 student members make up the National Speech and Debate Association (NSDA).


Marching On

By BYNUM GUSTAFSON,

To make the most of a difficult situation, some Petal students will be required to put their best foot forward – in the most literal sense of the phrase.

Petal High School Marching band recently began the start of their band camp for their 2017 marching season.











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