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Alicia D. Brown of Petal, a 2016 Presbyterian Christian graduate, is the state’s only awardee to be named a Truman Scholar. 

Voters throughout Hattiesburg still have a few days to decide whether to approve an additional 1 percent sales tax on hotels, motels and restaurants to benefit parks and recreation projects...

Have you been stockpiling old paint, light bulbs, motor oil and the like?

Then Saturday is your day to get rid of it during Right Way to Throw Away Day.

Although the recipient of Hattiesburg Police Department’s Officer of the Year award is announced shortly before the start of the department’s annual Awards Day, Detective Jeremy Dunaway was...

For the 10th year, FestivalSouth events return to venues across the Pine Belt this June, with a fun-filled line-up of events, performances and opportunities.





Another constitutional convention is irresponsible

By STAFF REPORTS,

Since its ratification in 1789, the U. S. Constitution has been amended 27 times. The last time in 1992, when the Constitution was amended to delay any Congressional pay raise until after the next election.

There are two ways to amend the Constitution: Congress can propose an amendment with a two-thirds vote in each chamber.







WHAT DEADLINE? Life in Tuscany moves slower – just like in the Deep South

By ROBERT ST. JOHN,

TAVERNELLE VAL D’PESA, ITALY— Years ago, when I first came to Tuscany, I wrote a few columns about how this area reminded me of home. It spoke to me like no other country or region in Europe.

Life in Tuscany moves slower, just like life in the American South. The people seem to stop and enjoy the simple things.



Council to look at new contract for inmate medical invoices

By HASKEL BURNS,

An audit recently conducted by Gulf Guaranty, a Jackson-based finance and insurance firm, shows that during the last 10 months Hattiesburg was charged $38,000 in off-site medical charges for city jail inmates – a number that Gulf Guaranty officials say would have only been about $6,300 under that firm’s re-pricing protocols.



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