Over the last few years, Petal High School sophomores Kayla Dobson and Kinley Hogue had caught word about “Powder Puff” sporting events – including a recent flag football game at the high school – being organized to raise funds for worthy causes.
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A couple of years ago, after lawmakers and others in Mississippi government were shamed by the revelation of how much campaign money they were using to pay for clothes, cars, apartments and other personal perks, the Legislature tightened up on how the donations could be used.
Thou shalt reverse time and step into a world of olde for the Renaissance Festival at the Hattiesburg Zoo, sponsored by SOLAR Mississippi.
This magical event happens at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 29, and Sunday, March 1.
Area Boy Scouts operating normally after national group, mired in sex abuse allegations, files bankruptcyBy JOSHUA WILSON,
The Pine Burr Area Council will not be affected by the recent bankruptcy filing of the Boy Scouts of America national organization, local leaders told the Forrest County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday.
Whether it’s political representation, infrastructure, transportation, public education, Medicaid or Medicare, funding for those measures is largely dependent on one endeavor: the United States census, conducted once every 10 years.
A Petal man has been arrested and is facing charges on several counts of crimes regarding a child or children.
The two juveniles who are facing capital murder charges in the shooting death of Jamar Quadracus “Drake” Edwards are each facing two additional charges related to that incident.
The three individuals who were charged with capital murder in a recent shooting death on Corinne Street are believed to also have been involved in a separate shooting incident that injured a man near the same location earlier the same day.
Who remembers the Great South Fair? I do! During my school days, the annual extravaganza was held at the Great South Fairgrounds just across the Leaf River bridge, on the Petal side.
The fair rolled into town every September, right about the time school started back, giving us students something to look forward to.
Letrelle Johnson is a senior defensive end/linebacker for the Hattiesburg Tigers who blocks onrushing defenders on extra-point kicks. The 6-foot, 245-pounder can push back as well as he can chase down quarterbacks or stand up running backs.
Last May, Joe Hartfield was on top of the world. The Hattiesburg Tigers had just clinched the school’s first state baseball championship since 2006, and it was the first title of Hartfield’s head-coaching career. Some know the pain he has dealt with during the last couple of years, but most don’t know the whole truth.
Hattiesburg High School junior Owen Sayre was recognized with a Certificate of Excellence at September’s Hattiesburg Public School Board of Trustees regular meeting for achieving the top score on Advanced Placement (AP) exams in Microeconomics and United States Government and Politics.