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As the hotel, motel and restaurant industries continue to suffer financial losses because of the COVID-19 pandemic, officials from the City of Hattiesburg are looking at the ramifications - and po
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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.

Universities respond to COVID-19 pandemic with suspended entrance requirements, event cancellations


Universities in the Pine Belt continue to feel the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Both the University of Southern Mississippi and William Carey University have moved their summer classes to online formats. Spring classes are already meeting in these formats.

FestivalSouth postponed until 2021; Best of the Pine Belt voting to continue


The Hattiesburg Concert Association, which presents FestivalSouth, announced Wednesday that the festival has been canceled and that all events have been moved to 2021.

However, online voting in the Best of the Pine Belt awards, which are sponsored by Signature Magazine, will continue.