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Forrest County District 2 Supervisor Charles Marshall still has 46 more days of service to the people of the county before his final day on the job, Jan. 5, 2020.
The fate of the former McDonald’s building on East Central Avenue in Petal is still up in the air, at least for the time being.
An ecumenical and interfaith  Community Thanksgiving Service will be held at 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 24, at Westminster Presbyterian Church. 
As the first step in easing traffic congestion associated with train lines in Hattiesburg, officials are looking into acquiring several parcels of land required to complete a two-lane overpass tha



Prejudge. Prejudice. Are the two words like first cousins? I'm reminded of an incident to use as an illustration.

Many years ago, when I lived in Los Angeles, Sunday afternoons were dedicated to free time, getting into my car and exploring some of the many things to do in that megalopolis of a city. 

Breakfast with dad


Every parent has a go-to breakfast. In our house, my wife typically makes the before-school morning meal. Most days, I was already at work while the kids were preparing for school. I fill in on occasion with “daddy breakfasts.”

Daddy breakfasts are usually reserved for special occasions or out-of-town sojourns with the guys.

First-ever ‘Shop Petal First’ summer promo starting soon


Shop Petal First has expanded to include three days in the summer.  Enjoy the Shop Petal First experience on the second Saturday in June, July and August. Fashioned after the chamber’s November Shop Petal First, this event will feature savings and specials at participating merchants and a chance to win a Gift Card Tree each month.