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Fred’s closes remaining stores as it files bankruptcy

By ASSOCIATED PRESS,

Discount retail and pharmacy chain Fred’s Inc. is filing for bankruptcy and closing its stores over the next two months.

While stores in Hattiesburg and other Pine Belt area venues have closed, the Purvis story at the intersection of Hwy. 11 and U.S. 589 has remained open. That will change with this latest development.



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Reality Check: Who’s really applying for all of those newly-available jobs at the poultry plants?

By ELIJAH JONES,

When I was a kid, there were very few residents of Hispanic origin here in Hattiesburg. We were a city of, basically, blacks and whites. I had a couple of Asian-American classmates at Hattiesburg's Blair High School, but all in all, ours was not much of an international city. Boy, has that ever changed. 






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Forrest County jail docket

Editor's note: Th following individuals were arrested and charged with misdemeanor or felony crimes and booked into the Forrest County Jail. The report is published in its entirety each Thursday as provided to The PineBelt NEWS from administrators with the Forrest County Jail.



Lamar County jail docket

By SUBMITTED REPORTS,

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following individuals were arrested and charged with misdemeanor or felony crimes and booked into the Lamar County Jail. The report is published in its entirety each Thursday as provided to The PineBelt NEWS from administrators with the Lamar County Jail.



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First-ever trip to Austin and first-ever SXSW experience was mind blowing

By JAMIE MASSENGALE,

As I walked into the lobby of the hotel, I passed this group of guys and thought, “these must be musicians.” 

Then it hit me. 

It was CeeLo Green – singer, produer, guest judge of The Voice and one-half of the Grammy Award winning soul duo Gnarls Barkley.

The past few weeks have been a blur. 





Renovation work underway at Hattiesburg High, Rowan

By DAVID TISDALE,

As students are away on summer vacation, renovation work is going full steam ahead at Hattiesburg High School and Rowan Elementary School, part of the Hattiesburg Public School District’s plans for improvements to all schools in the district, using funds coming from the renewal of property tax assessments approved by voters last year.


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