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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



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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A giant leap forward

By DAVID GUSTAFSON,

Fifty-four years after the Ku Klux Klan firebombed the home of Hattiesburg civil rights activist Vernon Dahmer, you would be hard-pressed to find many people who remember the names of the cowards from Jones County who were responsible for the heinous crime.




Officials break ground on upcoming building at Hattiesburg High

By HASKEL BURNS,

School, city and other local officials didn’t let steady rainfall Monday morning dampen their spirits during a groundbreaking for the upcoming building at Hattiesburg High School that will host 12 new classrooms, an administrative office, three additional special education classrooms and HVAC upgrades.



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