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The new year brought a new legislative session to Jackson. It also brought new estimates from the Census bureau on Mississippi’s population. For the fourth time in five years, Mississippi lost population. The state’s population declined by 4,871, the sixth highest total in the country.
After nearly seven years of service on the Petal Board of Aldermen – and more than three decades with the United States military – William King took his alderman-at-large seat for the last time at Tuesday night’s board meeting.
For this submission I’m going to ask that we drop the needle (if you have a record player) together but with one stipulation.
Whether your music collection can be pulled from your shelves or saved on your phone, go get the one that you know will always be there.
On Tuesday, January 21, Mayor Toby Barker was joined by Fire Chief Sherrocko Stewart to swear in two lateral transfers - Nicholas Hocanson and James Givens - to Hattiesburg Fire Department, bringing manpower numbers to 120 firefighters.
Coach Quenton Loving and the North Forrest men’s basketball team are known for their success as of late. Coming off a state championship appearance a season ago, the Eagles look to pick up where they left off.
When the honorable Jesse Johnson, my skillful, highly-qualified editor (obvious kiss-up), asked if I could get my Weekly Mistake to him a little early this week because of the Christmas holiday, I suggested, “What if I write 'short', but send extra photos?”
“We respect all, but we fear none,” is the slogan used by the Lady Eagles basketball team. This mentality has created a style of basketball that resonates throughout the campus and respected by opponents.
Vision Baptist Church has invited Dr. Kent Hovind, an American Christian fundamentalist evangelist and convicted felon, to conduct a Creation Science Seminar April 6 and 7 at the church, located just east of Petal near the Forrest/Perry county line.
A Purvis property company has filed suit in U.S. District Court against Lamar County and its board of supervisors, alleging the county’s recent amendment to its litter ordinance is discriminatory against racial minorities.
Lumberton coach Zach Jones was forced to learn a harsh lesson this past year.
“Hug your mama, daddy, grandma, grandpa, brothers, sisters and tell them you love them every time you get the chance because you never know when it’s the last time.”
In a project described by Hattiesburg Mayor Toby Barker as “an effort across generations,” officials broke ground Friday on Preservation Crossing, the venture that will transform the former Hattiesburg High School on Main Street into age-restricted apartments.
The Presbyterian Christian boys’ basketball team has experienced a memorable season after winning the regular-season conference title and securing a bye for the MAIS 4A D1 Conference Tournament. Behind the success of the team is sophomore shooting guard Sam McCrary.
As of July 1, Marcus Boyles is back as the Petal Panthers head football coach.
The Mississippi high school coaching legend announced his retirement from his athletics director and head coach positions in March, but took back the reins last week.