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Judge denies majority of Petal’s annexation requests

By HASKEL BURNS,

Over the past several weeks, Mayor Hal Marx and the Petal Board of Aldermen have been waiting to find out whether the city would be allowed to annex five areas east of the Leaf River, including a large portion extending north up U.S. 11 and another area along Mississippi 42 stretching east to the Perry County border.



Dearman, longtime Forrest County tax collector, to retire

By HASKEL BURNS,

For the first time in nearly 30 years, Forrest County voters won’t see Delbert Dearman’s name on the ballot for the upcoming Aug. 6 primary election.

Last week, the long-time Forrest County Tax Collector, who was elected in 1992, announced his retirement and that he would not seek re-election for another term.




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Forrest County Jail Docket

By STAFF REPORTS,

The public record of the past week’s 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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