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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.



HHS senior tapped as Presidential Scholar; bids opened for work on district schools

By DAVID TISDALE,

Hattiesburg High School senior Owen Sayre is one of only 76 Mississippi students nominated to be a U.S. Presidential Scholar, a program established in 1964 by executive order of the U.S. President to honor and recognize some of the nation's top graduating high school seniors.


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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.



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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Dental practice opens on Hardy

By STAFF REPORTS,

Sunnybrook Dentistry & Braces, a kids-focused family dental practice, opened its doors to the Hattiesburg community last week at 3720 Hardy Street, Hattiesburg, MS 39402. 

The office will serve the Hattiesburg area by providing affordable dental care for children and families and has immediate appointments available.






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