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PEARL – The monkey is finally off Joe Hartfield’s back, and an awful nickname won’t stick with him either.

Two stretches of U.S. 49 and Hardy Street are set to undergo beautification projects with the help of officials from the Forrest County Board of Supervisors and the Mississippi Department of Transportation.

Investing early in Roku – a California company that manufactures a variety of streaming players – paid off for Purvis fifth-graders Camdyn Powell and Austyn Owens.

When Danny Li started preschool in the Petal School District 14 years ago, he spoke no English.

HATTIESBURG – Hattiesburg’s Kam Wells hasn’t been called upon too many times to pitch in big-time games this season.

Petal school board receives annual reports from athletics, nutrition, technology


During last week’s meeting of the Petal School District Board of Directors, board members received annual reports from three more district departments: athletics, child nutrition and technology. The reports were in addition to three reports received at the April 10 meeting and four reports at the March 13 meeting.


Column: Making some noise!


We’re the best under the sun,

Senior Class of ’81!


That was my senior class cheer, as it were. We yelled it at pep rallies, on bus trips and just whenever the occasion arose for us to scream loudly (there were lots of those). There were several variations on the theme.