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Hattiesburg officials are hoping a $24 million grant from the U.S.
Despite a grant for $533,119 to make improvements at the Hattiesburg-Laurel Regional Airport, executive director Tom Heanue said the funding is about $750,000 less than the project cost.
The Mississippi Department of Revenue’s Sales Tax Holiday – in which certain items are exempt from the usual 7 percent sales tax – is back again this year, with one big exception.
The City of Petal Fall Festival will offer attendees double the fun this year with not one, but two big-name musical headliners: Confederate Railroad and Restless Heart.

Poetry in Print

By BILL MCCLOUD,

Pillars of Salt

A wall and a shut-down
and a desire to
make America great
AGAIN 

Are all examples of
turning back
looking back
looking back

Even John Wayne in
many of his movies
said Forward Ho!




Grants awarded to area teachers help support state’s environment

By BETH BUNCH AND HASKEL BURNS,

Nineteen teachers across south Mississippi – including one in Forrest County, four in Hattiesburg, one in Petal and three in Lamar County – are the recipients of approximately $12,000 in Environmental Education Grants from Mississippi Power earmarked for equipment, supplies and projects for environmental science projects.












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