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Forrest Co. elects new sheriff, supervisor; Lamar Co. retains sheriff, judges

By HASKEL BURNS,

Voters in Forrest County chose a new sheriff and supervisor during Tuesday's general election, while the three opposed local candidates in Lamar County - including sheriff and two justice court judges - will remain in their positions.

Forrest County saw a voter turnout of 20,046, with 17,434 voters casting a ballot in Lamar County.




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Zoo seeks accreditation

By J. DANIEL CLOUD,

How many alligators does it take to acquire a giraffe or three? More on that later.

If you’ve driven down Hardy Street past the Hattiesburg Zoo in the past few months, you will probably have seen the large structure going up close to the road. When complete, it will be habitat for a new giraffe exhibit.




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‘Saving Grace’

By BETH BUNCH,

Hub City residents are known for their kindness, generosity and looking out for one another. It happens all the time under a variety of circumstances. And in true Pine Belt fashion, it’s happened again, but in a way that has extended far beyond the confines of the Pine Belt.



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Increase in enrollment is big win for Hattiesburg

By BETH BUNCH,

The expansion of enrollment at William Cary University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine over the next four years is a win for both Hattiesburg and the state. Dr. Italo Subbarao, dean of the WCU College of Osteopathic Medicine, announced Monday that the school will increase its enrollment by 100 percent during the next four years.



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