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Pearl River exits World Series Tuesday after 13-12 loss

By FROM PRCC,

ENID, Oklahoma — The top-seeded Pearl River Wildcats battled with Pasco-Hernando to the final out in Tuesday’s elimination game at David Allen Ballpark. Despite holding a lead for much of the contest, the Wildcats ultimately fell 13-12.

The loss eliminated PRCC (41-14 overall) from its first World Series berth since 2002.


Pine Belt Muslims celebrate end of Ramadan with prayer services CALLING FOR ‘PEACE, UNDERSTANDING, and KINDNESS’

By DAVID GUSTAFSON,

More than 150 Pine Belt-area Muslims gathered in downtown Hattiesburg early Tuesday morning to celebrate the Eid Al-Fitr holiday – marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan, a month of fasting, prayer, reflection, and community for Islamic faithful throughout the world.



Renovation work underway at Hattiesburg High, Rowan

By DAVID TISDALE,

As students are away on summer vacation, renovation work is going full steam ahead at Hattiesburg High School and Rowan Elementary School, part of the Hattiesburg Public School District’s plans for improvements to all schools in the district, using funds coming from the renewal of property tax assessments approved by voters last year.


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THe OG: Remembering Mississippi’s original ‘Rhinestone Cowboy’

By CLARK HICKS,

In 1975, I met the original Rhinestone Cowboy.  At least, that’s what he said, and my 9 year old self believed him.

Loy Bowlin had a vision in his later years.  Frequented by dreams of sparkles, color, and heavenly radiance, Bowlin began creating handmade art like a mad genius, with hands divinely directed. 




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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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