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The petition in favor of allowing alcohol sales in Lamar County didn’t get quite enough signatures to allow the measure to be placed on the Aug.
The future of one or more Hattiesburg Public School District elementary schools is uncertain as the district explores options to maximize its financial resources.
The large pavilion at Hinton Park in Petal will no longer be available on a rental basis, as the Petal Board of Aldermen voted Tuesday to discontinue that option for financial reasons.
Magic carpet rides, excursions to the depths of the sea, trips to outer space and other classroom adventures will be much easier for Pine Belt-area students, thanks to the good folks at Anderson D

Reunion to Remember: Ophthalmologist who diagnosed infant reconnects with her 10 years later


A decade ago, a 10-month-old girl made her way to Southern Eye Center. Due to the skillful expertise of retina fellowship-trained ophthalmologist Jaime Jiménez, M.D., he delivered harrowing news to baby Zy’Kauyah’s family – she had retinoblastoma and required immediate treatment. Jiménez connected her with an oncologist at St.

Vasti Jackson serves as music director for Hell in High Water


Hattiesburg’s own Vasti Jackson serves as the production composer and music director for New Stage Theatre’s production of  Hell in High Water playing through Sunday, Feb. 10, in Jackson. Curtain times and dates for performances are Tuesdays through Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. on Sundays. 

Artist’s work to hang in OLLI Peck House throughout April


A reception to honor Janet Rodgers Bennett will be held from 1-2:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, in the Osher Lifelong Learning Center (OLLI) Peck House. The event is free and open to the public and will run through April. 

Born and raised in Hattiesburg, Bennett Iowa, Illinois and Pennsylvania before retiring back to Hattiesburg in 2012.