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Hattiesburg has five “B” rated schools for first time ever

By BETH BUNCH,

The Hattiesburg Public School District is excited to have five of the district schools receive a “B” rating in this year’s Mississippi Statewide Accountability System. Grace Christian, Hawkins Elementary, Thames Elementary, Woodley Elementary and Burger Middle School were all named High Performing Schools.




Hattiesburg continues with eminent domain for new U.S. 49 fire station

By HASKEL BURNS,

Hattiesburg City Attorney Randy Pope is following up on the eminent domain measure to acquire land on U.S. 49 for the purpose of building the city’s ninth fire station, as Hattiesburg City Council members recently authorized Pope to deposit $87,750 into the court registry in advance of a November trial on the matter.


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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.




A Family Man: Southern Miss Social Work’s Tim Rehner built relationships, shaped lives

By GEOFF LOCICERO,



Tim Rehner knew only one soul in Mississippi when he moved here, but he has spent 25½ years in Hattiesburg and Petal surrounded by family.

First there are his wife, Kay, and daughters Kendra, Kathryn and Karolyne. Eventually, two sons-in-law and two grandsons followed, and now there is a third son-in-law-in-waiting. 


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