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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

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.

Pine Belt Muslims celebrate end of Ramadan with prayer services CALLING FOR ‘PEACE, UNDERSTANDING, and KINDNESS’


More than 150 Pine Belt-area Muslims gathered in downtown Hattiesburg early Tuesday morning to celebrate the Eid Al-Fitr holiday – marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan, a month of fasting, prayer, reflection, and community for Islamic faithful throughout the world.