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Guidry leads offense, Southern Miss claims C-USA Tournament Championship

By CAMAL PETRO,

BILOXI – He’ll be the first to say it. Oak Grove native Matthew Guidry doesn’t play for individual awards. He said it before the season and he repeated it after the Golden Eagles raised the Conference USA Tournament trophy Sunday at MGM Park.

Guidry led the team with a .533 batting average throughout the tournament.




$350,000+ thank you: Carter’s Jewelry provides educator gift cards

By BETH BUNCH,

It’s nice to feel appreciated and teachers with the Lamar County, North Forrest, Petal, Hattiesburg Public Schools and Presbyterian Christian got a parting gift for the 2017-18 school year.

Carter’s Jewelry of Petal gave back in a huge way this year for Teacher and Staff Appreciation. 


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Asst. Hattiesburg Police Chief Frank Misenhelter, left, talks with Hattiesburg Mayor Toby Barker and Communications Director Samantha McCain during Saturday morning's briefing.

Saturday night target for tropical storm force winds across Pine Belt

By BETH BUNCH,

Forrest County Emergency Management officials are still working off a worse-case scenario as they await the arrival of Hurricane Nate, which is predicted to make landfall as a weak Category 2 hurricane tonight along the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Predictions as of the 11 a.m.



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Faculty, staff, students raise over $6K for Texas school district

By NIKKI SMITH,

Faculty, staff and students in Petal School District have been pinching pennies lately as a way to pay it forward to other districts affected by hurricanes.

After Petal was hit by a tornado in January, numerous school districts reached out to Petal School District to offer assistance.


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