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If you’ve driven through downtown Hattiesburg a time or two, especially if you’ve gone from downtown H’Burg to Petal, you’ve seen it: Great big bright blue house at the intersection of Buschman an
Loren Wade was named the Distinguished Young Woman of Petal for 2021 at the program held Saturday, Jan. 11 at Petal High School.
A Petal man will serve five years in prison after pleading guilty to one count of child exploitation, a result of a statewide operation led by the Cyber Crimes Division of the Mississippi Attorney
School, city and other local officials didn’t let steady rainfall Monday morning dampen their spirits during a groundbreaking for the upcoming building at Hattiesburg High School that will host 12

(PRIDE and) PREJUDICE

By ELIJAH JONES,

Prejudge. Prejudice. Are the two words like first cousins? I'm reminded of an incident to use as an illustration.

Many years ago, when I lived in Los Angeles, Sunday afternoons were dedicated to free time, getting into my car and exploring some of the many things to do in that megalopolis of a city. 


Breakfast with dad

By ROBERT ST. JOHN,

Every parent has a go-to breakfast. In our house, my wife typically makes the before-school morning meal. Most days, I was already at work while the kids were preparing for school. I fill in on occasion with “daddy breakfasts.”

Daddy breakfasts are usually reserved for special occasions or out-of-town sojourns with the guys.






First-ever ‘Shop Petal First’ summer promo starting soon

By STAFF REPORTS,

Shop Petal First has expanded to include three days in the summer.  Enjoy the Shop Petal First experience on the second Saturday in June, July and August. Fashioned after the chamber’s November Shop Petal First, this event will feature savings and specials at participating merchants and a chance to win a Gift Card Tree each month.








Pine Belt Muslims celebrate end of Ramadan with prayer services CALLING FOR ‘PEACE, UNDERSTANDING, and KINDNESS’

By DAVID GUSTAFSON,

More than 150 Pine Belt-area Muslims gathered in downtown Hattiesburg early Tuesday morning to celebrate the Eid Al-Fitr holiday – marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan, a month of fasting, prayer, reflection, and community for Islamic faithful throughout the world.


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