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Brian Hall was named director of the Petal Parks and Recreation Department during Tuesday night’s Mayor and Board of Aldermen meeting.

Emmie Perkins felt a flood of feelings Saturday night as she stood on the Evangel Temple stage in Meridian, knowing that she was one of the last two contestants in the state Distinguished Young Woman program.

On this week’s episode of The PineBeltSPORTS Podcast, Andrew caught up with former Southern Miss star and Minnesota Twins second baseman Brian Dozier. They talk trade rumors and his time at Southern Miss.

By now, Hattiesburg residents are familiar with the current culinary offerings at The District at Midtown, with Fuzzy’s Taco Shop, Asian Café, Taziki’s Mediterranean Café and Southern Kernels Gourmet Popcorn opening their doors during the last...

Friends Fly South will be the entertainment at Friday night’s SummerTunes, presented by Live @ Five H'Burg and the Thirsty Hippo. The event runs from 7-10 p.m. July 13 at Town Square Park in Downtown Hattiesburg.







Supervisors to mull over option for Longleaf Acres dam

By HASKEL BURNS,

Although the dam in the Longleaf Acres subdivision in Petal is functioning fine, members of the Forrest County Board of Supervisors are looking over options to either raise the dam, lower the spillway or lower the water level in the lake in the face of new regulations from the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality.








City Council votes against zoning change that would allow new liquor store

By BUSTER WOLFE,

The Hattiesburg City Council followed the Planning Commission’s recommendation to deny a zoning change for a 38th Avenue liquor store after opposition from a Baptist minister and a churchgoer.

However, Ward 2 Councilwoman Deborah Delgado said Tuesday the decision to deny the zoning change was difficult for her.


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