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Hattiesburg parade, tree lighting Thursday, Dec. 5

By STAFF REPORTS,

On Thursday, December 5, the City of Hattiesburg will kick off the Christmas season with the Hattiesburg Jaycee’s 69th annual Christmas Parade and the city’s Tree Lighting event at Town Square Park.

The theme for this year’s parade is Miracle on Main Street and will feature bands, floats, walking groups, beauty queens and much more.




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Purvis man found guilty of sexual battery, faces life in prison

By HASKEL BURNS,

A Purvis man faces the possibility of life in prison after being found guilty of sexual battery of a child.

Fifteenth Circuit Court District Attorney Hal Kittrell said Jeffery Barnes, 51, was found guilty Wednesday by a Lamar County jury. Barnes will be sentenced on December 3, with a maximum penalty of up to life in prison.





Federal judges should consider alternative sentencing for pain cream fraud defendants

By EDITORIAL,

Before Chris Epps got exposed for being a crook, the former Mississippi corrections commissioner made a lot of sense when he talked about finding the right balance between the crimes committed and the punishments doled out for them.

“We’ve got to decide in this state who we’re afraid of and who we’re mad at,” Epps was fond of saying.


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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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Forrest County Jail Docket

By STAFF REPORTS,

The public record of the past two weeks’ 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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Dealing with it: Hattiesburg's Hartfield battles through health to reach glory

By CAMAL PETRO,

Last May, Joe Hartfield was on top of the world. The Hattiesburg Tigers had just clinched the school’s first state baseball championship since 2006, and it was the first title of Hartfield’s head-coaching career. Some know the pain he has dealt with during the last couple of years, but most don’t know the whole truth.


A 1,000-point club member, Hudson signs with PRCC

By CAMAL PETRO,

PURVIS – Senior Kennedy Hudson joined rare company earlier this season by eclipsing the 1,000-point club in her Lady Tornadoes career, but her final five points were a little tougher to get than the first 995.

“(Joining the 1,000-point club) showed that the hard work over the past three years had paid off,” Hudson said.



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