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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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City Council plans April meetings at Jackie Dole Community Center

By HASKEL BURNS,

In keeping with guidelines, recommendations and regulations handed down by health and other local officials during the COVID-19 pandemic, Hattiesburg City Council has cut the number of its April meetings in half – from the usual four down to two – and will move those meetings from City Hall to a larger location.



Local schools begin at-home learning and feeding plans for current closure

By HASKEL BURNS,

With Gov. Tate Reeves’ recent order to close all public schools throughout Mississippi until April 17 to limit any chance of exposure to the coronavirus, local school officials have put together plans to ensure students still receive vital services, including online at-home learning and meal plans.



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USM starts C-USA play 0-2; women drops home game

By FROM SOUTHERN MISS,

HOUSTON – The 2019 calendar year did not start as hoped for the Southern Miss men's basketball team, as Rice overcame a 42-33 halftime deficit to win 73-65 on Thursday afternoon.

It was the Golden Eagles' fifth consecutive road game, having spanned Wichita State, Kansas State, South Dakota and Louisiana Tech since Dec. 16.




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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