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A project eight years in the making that will convert the former Hattiesburg High School building on Main Street into age-restricted apartments is about to get its start.

Petal Mayor Hal Marx says he misspoke when he said people who don’t pay their bills responsibly are mainly to blame for the upcoming increase in residents’ water and garbage bills.

Following his swearing in last Thursday night as the Lamar County School District’s newest board member, Reggie Townsend, looking quite at ease, took his seat alongside other representatives from across the district.

The automated touchdown machine, or “A-T-M”, has been pumping out touchdowns left and right for the Hattiesburg Tigers.

INAUGURAL CLASs: Foundation announces 14 HPSD Hall of Fame members


Fourteen distinguished alumni of Hattiesburg’s city schools will be inducted into the inaugural HPSD Foundation Hall of Fame during a two-day event Oct. 4-5.

Inductees for the first-ever Hattiesburg Hall of Fame class come from the fields of business, politics, education, medicine, entertainment, journalism and sports.

Petal School District outlines new text message system, bus and safety protocol


In anticipation of the new school year, Petal School District officials are implementing a handful of new procedures, including a new anonymous text messaging system for students and updated school bus protocol.

The new measures were announced at a press conference Monday at the Petal Soccer Fieldhouse behind Petal High School.