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Representative Billy Andrews of Purvis has resigned from the Mississippi House of Representatives, about two months after indicating Republican House Speaker Philip Gunn is going against state law
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, medical masks are in short supply, but one Hattiesburg group is working to ensure health care workers in the Pine Belt have what they need.
After a phone conference with Gov.
While the ongoing coronavirus pandemic has put a halt to several activities throughout Hattiesburg and Petal, food pantries and soup kitchens across in the area are making changes – whether that b







Fortenberry crowned as Lamar County’s 2020 Miss Hospitality, will compete in July competition

By STAFF REPORTS,

Kaylee Fortenberry, 18, of Sumrall, was recently selected to serve as 2020 Miss Hospitality for Lamar County. She is the daughter of Andrew and Samantha Phillips of Sumrall and Lane and Rachel Fortenberry of Columbia.

She was crowned during a presentation held at Citizens Bank in Oak Grove, which sponsored the event.


HHS hosts transition fair for special needs students

By HASKEL BURNS,

As one of about 150 area students to participate last week in Hattiesburg High School’s inaugural Special Needs Transition fair, HHS senior Darius Gardner had the opportunity to experience job skills, learn about introducing himself to other people and get information regarding colleges and jobs in the fast food industry.







Southern Miss, William Carey take precautions, talk COVID-19 response

By JOSHUA WILSON,

With COVID-19 infections rising across the United States, Hattiesburg’s two universities are making preparations for a possible outbreak.

University of Southern Mississippi officials have halted all university-sponsored domestic and international travel “regardless of the mode of transportation.”


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