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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...

City gears up for annual Fall Festival, concert


Country music group Lonestar is bringing their show back to South Mississippi with a performance at Petal’s annual Fall Festival.

The show is just one stop on the band’s “Life As We Know It” tour that began earlier this year, which features hits from the bands latest album. “Never Enders” is the band’s 10th album.

School district encourages Pine Belt to ‘Remember Everyone Deployed’


Red is one of the Petal School District’s school colors, but this year it means a little more in the Friendly City. Petal is encouraging everyone in the district to “Think Red,” which is the theme for the 2017-18 school year.

However, the theme will go beyond “Think Red: Prepared, Inspired, Empowered.”

District encourages community support with tax credit donations


It’s nearing that time again.

Through the Mississippi Early Learning Collaborative legislation, support for a Mississippi Department of Education approved early learning collaborative could make individuals and corporations eligible for a 1:1 state tax credit for a donated amount up to $1 million.