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In a full-page open letter to our readers, PineBelt NEWS publisher David Gustafson sets the record straight about The Hattiesburg American and stakes our rightful and clear-cut claim as the most-read (and relevant)...

Demaris Lee has been a champion of Petal for the last few decades, serving with the Petal Area Chamber of Commerce, The Petal News, the Rotary Club of Petal and many more organizations.

Officials from the Mississippi Public Service Commission are continuing their investigation into Arnold Line Water Association in Hattiesburg, which has been fraught with customer complaints and rule violations over the last year and a half.

Although the recent demolition of the former Pat Harrison Waterway District building off U.S.

The Southern Opera and Musical Theatre Company that brought audiences Disney’s Mary Poppins and The Phantom of the Opera at The University of Southern Mississippi presents The Drowsy Chaperone.





Funeral services announced for former Sumrall Police Chief

By BUSTER WOLFE,

Longtime Sumrall Police Chief Willie James Preston will be buried on Saturday after he died earlier this week.

Preston, who was the town’s first black police officer and served as police chief for 17 years, was honored earlier this year when the Mississippi Legislature named a part of Mississippi Hwy. 589 in his honor.







Two officers sworn in at HPD

By BUSTER WOLFE,

Mayor Toby Barker and Chief Anthony Parker will swear in two additional police officers for Hattiesburg Police Department at City Hall on Thursday morning.

Barker will issue the oath to Danielle R. Lewis, 29, and Andrew Reid, 27, both coming to Hattiesburg Police Department as lateral transfers.





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