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Wade named Petal DYW

By STAFF REPORTS,

Loren Wade was named the Distinguished Young Woman of Petal for 2021 at the program held Saturday, Jan. 11 at Petal High School.

Wade also received the overall award for self-expression and was winner of the “Be Your Best Self Essay,” award.


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.



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Son of former sheriff facing simple assault charges

By HASKEL BURNS,

The son of former Forrest County Sheriff Billy McGee will soon appear in court to face a charge of assault by attempt of physical menace with fear or threat/simple assault.

According to documents from Hattiesburg Police Department and Hattiesburg Municipal Court, Forrest McGee is scheduled to come before the court on Feb. 12.






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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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