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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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All for one. One for all.

By STAFF REPORTS,

What better way to debut the inaugural issue of The PineBelt NEWS - the newly-combined community newspaper created from the merger of our three award-winning publications (The Hattiesburg Post, The Lamar Times, and The Petal News) than to invite local cheerleaders from our primary coverage areas to grace the inaugural cover?




After unplanned off week, Southern Miss returns to action against Rice

By ALAN HINTON,

The 2018 football season hasn’t been business as usual for the Southern Miss Golden Eagles.

The opener was par for the course, as Southern Miss defeated Jackson State 55-7, but the Eagles lost 21-20 to Louisiana-Monroe in the second game and the third, against Appalachian State, was called off because of Hurricane Florence.


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