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Annual Caerus Mardi Gras parade rolls through Midtown Saturday, Feb. 15

By STAFF REPORTS,

The 9th Annual Caerus Mardi Gras Parade will roll at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 15.

Spectators are invited to come early, and “come hungry,” according to Melissa Saucier of Keith’s Superstores, sponsors of the annual event.

“Expect to see and feel the magic of Mardi Gras as beads and trinkets rain down over the crowds,” she said.





Renovations continue at Hattiesburg Rowan

By DAVID TISDALE,

A dedicated faculty and principal have moved the needle at Hattiesburg Public School District’s (HPSD) Grace Christian Elementary School, raising its Mississippi Department of Education rating from a D to a B-plus in three years, and the district’s Board of Directors took some time to praise the school’s achievements at its January regular boar


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Alcohol sales at USM football games garners $100,000

By J. DANIEL CLOUD,

In the summer of 2019, the University of Southern Mississippi decided to allow the sale of alcoholic beverages at football games and other sporting events.

To be clear: Only beer and wine are being served to people under the auspices of the USM banner, at the university’s games. Liquor is a different issue altogether.



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‘Saving Grace’

By BETH BUNCH,

Hub City residents are known for their kindness, generosity and looking out for one another. It happens all the time under a variety of circumstances. And in true Pine Belt fashion, it’s happened again, but in a way that has extended far beyond the confines of the Pine Belt.




Asst. Hattiesburg Police Chief Frank Misenhelter, left, talks with Hattiesburg Mayor Toby Barker and Communications Director Samantha McCain during Saturday morning's briefing.

Saturday night target for tropical storm force winds across Pine Belt

By BETH BUNCH,

Forrest County Emergency Management officials are still working off a worse-case scenario as they await the arrival of Hurricane Nate, which is predicted to make landfall as a weak Category 2 hurricane tonight along the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Predictions as of the 11 a.m.


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