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Westminster Presbyterian to hold community-wide Thanksgiving service

By BETH BUNCH,

An ecumenical and interfaith  Community Thanksgiving Service will be held at 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 24, at Westminster Presbyterian Church. 

Representatives from several local families of faith will lead the service, a mass choir will sing, and the Rev. Dr. Kathryn Spangler Kimmel from University Baptist Church will bring the message. 




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Petal Fall Festival: Confederate Railroad, Restless Heart to perform

By HASKEL BURNS,

There’s only two days left until City of Petal Fall Festival offers attendees double the fun with not one, but two big-name musical headliners: Confederate Railroad and Restless Heart.

The ninth annual festival will be held starting at 10 a.m. October 26 at Hinton Park, behind Petal Civic Center off South Main Street.


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.



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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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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