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Council passes ordinance to lessen penalty for simple possession of pot

By HASKEL BURNS,

It took quite a bit of work – including a public forum, two Hattiesburg City Council work sessions and discussions with police, attorneys and state officials – but Ward 2 Councilwoman Deborah Delgado’s work to lessen the penalty for simple possession of marijuana in Hattiesburg has finally paid off.


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Buy a ticket or two... Gift Card Tree valued at $1,500 to be raffled off at fundraiser

By BETH BUNCH,

Raffles support everything from cheerleaders and little league baseball teams to church building funds. But the Petal Education Foundation Gift Card Tree Raffle may rival them all. Currently at $1,544, the raffle includes gift cards to Pine Belt eateries, boutiques and other businesses.



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Forrest County Jail Docket

By STAFF REPORTS,

The public record of the past week’s felony arrests from the Forrest County Sheriff’s office includes the following reports. Information is provided by the sheriff’s office and Hattiesburg and Petal police departments. All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law:


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