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The Hub City’s new fire chief, Sherrocko Stewart, was sworn in last week after receiving a unanimous nod from the city council in June.

The upcoming runoff election on Nov. 27 will determine three local judicial positions – one in chancery court, one in county/youth court and another in justice court – along with one of two Mississippi’s spots for United States Senator.

During this season of Thanksgiving, hunger is of utmost concern among many in the Pine Belt. It’s estimated that some 400,000 Mississippians live below the poverty level and are recipients of food each year.

Edith James, formerly of Petal, was born 11 days after the end of World War I. On Nov. 28 she will celebrate her 100th birthday.

But the celebrations have already begun for the Brookdale Senior Living resident.

A 22-year-old Hattiesburg man was arrested Saturday and charged with second degree murder in connection with a late-night drug deal gone bad.

It’s a sad, sad day, Steve Rogers. Maybe it’s best that Stan “The Man” left this world before seeing Captain America die saving it.

And meanwhile, the whole world cries “Excelsior.”

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Mississippi has made progress toward catching up with the rest of the nation in the academic achievement of its students.

According to a report released this week, Mississippi over the past 12 years has shown more improvement in math and reading scores on a respected national test than the U.S. average.

HPD officers compete in "No Shave November" for charity

The community will see a scruffier version of Hattiesburg police officers, but all for a good cause.
On Nov. 1, officers started taking part in No Shave November. With a $25 entry “fee,” officers can forego shaving for the month of November and all proceeds will be donated to the department’s benevolent fund.