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Donation of former McDonald’s building not so ‘golden’

By HASKEL BURNS,

The fate of the former McDonald’s building on East Central Avenue in Petal is still up in the air, at least for the time being.

The Petal Board of Aldermen voted Tuesday to deny owner David McKellar’s proposed donation of the property to the city, with Mayor Hal Marx suggesting the city would have no use for the building.




MS Armed Forces Museum in running for $5K, volunteer service

By HASKEL BURNS,

The Mississippi Armed Forces Museum at Camp Shelby is in the running for a $5,000 grant and a day of volunteer service through the What a Difference a Day Makes contest, an initiative by Regions Bank that highlights nonprofit organizations that provide services to veterans, military personnel and their families.


Lumberton defense shuts out McAdams as the Panthers advance to second round

By JESSE JOHNSON,

Lumberton advances to the second round of the playoffs with a 26-0 win over McAdams Friday night. In a game of offensive struggles for both teams and 21 total penalties amongst the two, it was the Panthers’ defense that showed a strong performance, resulting in a win for the Panthers.


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Former Lamar Co. teacher pleads guilty to statutory rape

By HASKEL BURNS,

A former Lamar County School District teacher who was arrested on allegations of a relationship with a student has pleaded guilty to statutory rape.

Jenny Christine Hipp, 40, entered her guilty plea Nov. 12 in Lamar County Circuit Court. Hipp, who is represented by Hattiesburg attorney Tangi A. Carter, will be sentenced Nov. 21.



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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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Music Makers: Students ‘tickle the ivories’ to win

By STAFF REPORTS,

Several Hattiesburg-area students were winners in the Mississippi Music Teachers Association Pre-College State Finals held on May 18 at Mississippi University for Women in Columbus. They represent the studios of Laura Broughton, Ellen Elder, Gail Fox, Victoria Johnson, Jan Mesrobian, Stephen Redfield, and Barbara Stephenson.




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