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The Hub City’s Thomas Blanton can add a new accomplishment to his list of titles - Hattiesburg businessman/oilman, Mississippi Power foe, former Southern District Mississippi Public Commissioner candidate and now executive producer for a Grammy...

In her role as executive director of the Petal Education Foundation, Leahne Lightsey often has the opportunity to play Santa Claus, as evidenced by the $447,000 in scholarship awards gifted since the organization’s inception in 1987 and the $69...

A dangerous intersection in Sumrall may be getting realigned to make driving through downtown a little safer for motorists.

To alleviate the heavy flow of traffic in the Oak Grove area, the Lamar County Board of Supervisors is applying for money from the Metropolitan Planning organization to fund improvement projects on Oak Grove, Lincoln and Hegwood roads.

Although Ben Burnett has had notions in the past of serving in the Mississippi Legislature, he had never given it real consideration, given that he would have had to suspend his pension as a retired state employee as per regulations from the...

With Petal’s annexation trial finishing out this week in Forrest County Chancery Court, residents and officials will now wait on a judge’s decision whether annexation will be allowed for five areas east of the Leaf River to expand the city’s...

Lamar County School District makes dress code adjustments


A change in the dress code will clarify some earlier discussion over wearing T-shirts in the Lamar County School District during the 2018-19 school year, along with wearing hooded sweatshirts.

Superintendent Tess Smith said allowing school-specific T-shirts has been discussed in the school system for a few years.

Petal school board receives annual reports from athletics, nutrition, technology


During last week’s meeting of the Petal School District Board of Directors, board members received annual reports from three more district departments: athletics, child nutrition and technology. The reports were in addition to three reports received at the April 10 meeting and four reports at the March 13 meeting.