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PEARL – The monkey is finally off Joe Hartfield’s back, and an awful nickname won’t stick with him either.

Two stretches of U.S. 49 and Hardy Street are set to undergo beautification projects with the help of officials from the Forrest County Board of Supervisors and the Mississippi Department of Transportation.

Investing early in Roku – a California company that manufactures a variety of streaming players – paid off for Purvis fifth-graders Camdyn Powell and Austyn Owens.

When Danny Li started preschool in the Petal School District 14 years ago, he spoke no English.

HATTIESBURG – Hattiesburg’s Kam Wells hasn’t been called upon too many times to pitch in big-time games this season.

Lighthouse Dash raises $29K for Petal Children's Task Force


Despite the threat of menacing weather, the sixth annual Lighthouse Dash on April 14 gave officials at Petal Children’s Task Force about 29,000 reasons to be happy for the year ahead.

About 92 participants showed up for the event, helping to raise the $29,000 that will go toward the task force’s food bank.

Lamar County School District travels to Barn at Bridlewood for Roll and Read


The annual Roll and Read event sponsored by the Lamar County School District’s Parents as Teachers will be held Tuesday, May 1, at the Barn at Bridlewood, 32 Railroad Road.

Alicia Clark of Parents as Teachers said the book, “Little Blue Truck” by Alice Schertle, will be featured during the two sessions on May 1.