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Alicia D. Brown of Petal, a 2016 Presbyterian Christian graduate, is the state’s only awardee to be named a Truman Scholar. 

Voters throughout Hattiesburg still have a few days to decide whether to approve an additional 1 percent sales tax on hotels, motels and restaurants to benefit parks and recreation projects...

Have you been stockpiling old paint, light bulbs, motor oil and the like?

Then Saturday is your day to get rid of it during Right Way to Throw Away Day.

Although the recipient of Hattiesburg Police Department’s Officer of the Year award is announced shortly before the start of the department’s annual Awards Day, Detective Jeremy Dunaway was...

For the 10th year, FestivalSouth events return to venues across the Pine Belt this June, with a fun-filled line-up of events, performances and opportunities.










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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