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Parkway Heights celebrates 70 years

By BETH BUNCH,

Seventy years ago, a group met to form Parkway Heights Methodist Church. On Feb. 20, the exact day these folks gathered, the current membership of the church will gather for a party, complete with food, cake, music, videos, testimonies and skits. In the words of Pastor Bruce Case, “we’re going to party like it’s 1949.” The fun begins at 6 p.m.


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Judge denies majority of Petal’s annexation requests

By HASKEL BURNS,

Over the past several weeks, Mayor Hal Marx and the Petal Board of Aldermen have been waiting to find out whether the city would be allowed to annex five areas east of the Leaf River, including a large portion extending north up U.S. 11 and another area along Mississippi 42 stretching east to the Perry County border.


Best of the PineBelt: Annual competition begins nomination process

By STAFF REPORTS,

As of Monday, the nominations process for this year’s Best of the Pine Belt Awards went live. Once again, several key categories will be selected to be featured at the Best of the Pine Belt Awards Show at the Saenger Theater. Those categories are selected from the nomination and final voting process.


Fresh eyes: Mitchell wants to examine entire athletic department

By CAMAL PETRO,

Sometimes getting a fresh pair of eyes on something can prove to be the difference.

Newly-named interim Director of Athletics Jeff Mitchell never imagined the chair he’d be sitting in six months ago. He just returned to Mississippi in the fall to take the Deputy Athletics Director post at Southern Miss after 12 years in California.



Dearman, longtime Forrest County tax collector, to retire

By HASKEL BURNS,

For the first time in nearly 30 years, Forrest County voters won’t see Delbert Dearman’s name on the ballot for the upcoming Aug. 6 primary election.

Last week, the long-time Forrest County Tax Collector, who was elected in 1992, announced his retirement and that he would not seek re-election for another term.


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Forrest County Jail Docket

By STAFF REPORTS,

The public record of the past week’s felony arrests from the Forrest County Sheriff’s office includes the following reports. Information is provided by the sheriff’s office and Hattiesburg and Petal police departments. All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law:





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