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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...


Spirit of Giving

By NIKKI SMITH,

Nine students from the Petal School District received their presents early as they took part in the district police department’s annual Shop with Panther Police.

The program began three years ago at the suggestion of Petal School District Chief of Police Gavin Guy.




City sees jump in registered users on new app

By NIKKI SMITH,

As of Tuesday, Mayor Hal Marx said the city’s app now has 91 registered users.

The app offers an interactive and easy-to-use option for staying informed about the goings on in the city and for submitting work orders.

It is free to download and opens up a two-way communication between residents and city workers and officials.




Yeah, It's Happenin'

By WES BROOKS,

Have I mentioned I’m a rock ‘n  roller? I’m sure I have, but have I gotten as specific as mentioning that I have special place in my heart for blues-injected, Keith Richards open-G tuned guitar-type rock ‘n roll?

Well, I do.








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