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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.
With the cases of COVID-19 in the local community almost tripling over a three-day period – rising from five presumptive positive cases to 14 in Forrest County as of Tuesday night – Mayor Toby Bar


Second annual HattiesBARK Pet Parade and Block PAWty scheduled for March 21 in downtown ‘Burg

By STAFF REPORTS,

The Hattiesburg Saenger Theater and the City of Hattiesburg is proud to announce the second annual HattiesBARK Pet Parade and Block PAWty.

This event will kick off Saturday, March 21 in downtown Hattiesburg. Gates open at noon with a pet trick competition at 1 p.m., pet costume contest at 1:30 p.m. and pet parade at 2 p.m.



THE BON TON CAFE

By ROBERT ST. JOHN,

A week ago this morning, I was in New Orleans on a quick getaway with my wife. While reading the newspaper at my usual breakfast spot that morning, I noticed a story that mentioned that the legendary New Orleans restaurant, the Bon Ton Cafe, would be closing at the end of the week. Friday would be their last day.










Former FCAHS teacher faces possible 30 years after pleading guilty to sexual battery

By HASKEL BURNS,

The former Forrest County Agricultural High School band director who was arrested last year for sexual activities with a child is facing a possible 30 years in prison after pleading guilty in Forrest County Circuit Court to one count of sexual battery in a position of trust or authority.



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