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David McLain is an artisan, but he’s also quite the salesman. Robert St. John considers him a rock star.
The Mississippi Supreme Court has agreed to hear the appeal of Sharon Mark, the former Hattiesburg Municipal Court clerk who previously sued the city, former Mayor Johnny DuPree and all five membe
Petal residents opened up their wallets to support education in the Friendly City during the tax season that ended in April, donating approximately $1.26 million to the Petal Early Learning Collab
Three Pine Belt schools are among 22 statewide that have been chosen to take part in the Jumpstart Test Prep program.

A Family Man: Southern Miss Social Work’s Tim Rehner built relationships, shaped lives


Tim Rehner knew only one soul in Mississippi when he moved here, but he has spent 25½ years in Hattiesburg and Petal surrounded by family.

First there are his wife, Kay, and daughters Kendra, Kathryn and Karolyne. Eventually, two sons-in-law and two grandsons followed, and now there is a third son-in-law-in-waiting. 

Letter to the Editor: Small biz owner speaks out about tax incentives


Dear Editor:

Speaking as a very small business  rooted in our community for the past 35 years I can say that seldom does the 'little boy' get bigger, we just take what comes our way and try to get smarter.  But that does not mean that our contributions to the local economy are insignificant.