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As the hotel, motel and restaurant industries continue to suffer financial losses because of the COVID-19 pandemic, officials from the City of Hattiesburg are looking at the ramifications - and po
While the COVID-19 crisis continues to strain resources at health care facilities throughout Mississippi, policy changes in the way the state lab is handling testing has caused widespread confusio
Representative Billy Andrews of Purvis has resigned from the Mississippi House of Representatives, about two months after indicating Republican House Speaker Philip Gunn is going against state law
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, medical masks are in short supply, but one Hattiesburg group is working to ensure health care workers in the Pine Belt have what they need.








City gears up for annual Fall Festival, concert

By NIKKI SMITH,

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’

By NIKKI SMITH,

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

By NIKKI SMITH,

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. 



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