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Supervisors: Pop-up restaurants may temporarily operate in Lamar County

By HASKEL BURNS,

The Lamar County Board of Supervisors has adopted a temporary order that will temporarily allow pop-up restaurants to operate in the county, making it easier for residents to get their meals during the COVID-19 pandemic that has forced the closure of dining rooms throughout the area.



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Hattiesburg, Forrest County declare local state of emergency

By STAFF REPORTS,

Following the lead of the federal government on Friday afternoon, Forrest County Board of Supervisors President David Hogan and Mayor Toby Barker both signed documents declaring the response to COVID-19 a local emergency, which has been categorized as a pandemic event, for both Forrest County and the City of Hattiesburg. 


Mayor issues executive order limiting restaurants, bars and nightclubs

By HASKEL BURNS,

To help protect the health of the community during the current COVID-19 pandemic, Mayor Toby Barker has issued an executive order that will limit the hours and services of Hattiesburg restaurants, bars and nightclubs – including closing earlier and limiting the number of customers – while still allowing those establishments to fulfill the needs


Payment to Southern Miss ‘doesn’t pass the smell test’

By JOSHUA WILSON,

Mississippi Today, the Jackson-based online news organization, recently wrote an eye-opening account of University of Southern Mississippi officials using $5 million in federal welfare funds – paid to them by the Mississippi Community Education Center – to build a state-of-the-art volleyball facility at the Hattiesburg campus.


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Pine Belt shocked, saddened at tragic death of Hattiesburg’s Forrest Phillips

By RICKY NOBILE,

As a sports official, Hattiesburg’s Forrest Phillips did not specialize. No, he called football, basketball and baseball.

He officiated private schools and public schools, girls and boys. He called little league games, high school games, junior college games and college games.




Longleaf Elementary receives $2,500 STEM Pipeline grant

By STAFF REPORTS,

On Wednesday, Mississippi Representative Kent McCarty joined Pete Martinez, deputy vice president of state advocacy of the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA), at Longleaf Elementary to announce a $2,500 STEM Pipeline educational grant to support the school’s initiatives for STEM curriculum.


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