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Perfectly Imperfect

By RICK CLEVELAND,

If you were watching pro football Sunday, you probably saw 76-year-old Jimmy Johnson, the former two-time Super Bowl champion coach of the Dallas Cowboys, tearfully receive the news he has been selected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.


The time is now to get serious and land that deer you've set out for.

By PHIL DIFATTA,

If you've hunted hard this season, yet haven't gotten your deer, now is NOT the time to throw in the towel. Instead, it's time to get serious. REAL serious.

That's true. You see, this old geezer of a pretend outdoors writer has been hunting the nooks and crannies of south Mississippi for more than 55 years.


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City, convention commission to renovate Smith Drug Co. on Mobile Street

By HASKEL BURNS,

In recent years, officials from the City of Hattiesburg have had two core objectives in mind: telling the city’s story – past, present and future – and ensuring that every neighborhood in the city sees progress, whether that be with infrastructure, public safety, economic vitality or quality of life.


FARE THEE WELL, MS. BEASLEY

By DAVID GUSTAFSON,

Thinking back, Beth Bunch may have been the very first local person I met on my first trip to Hattiesburg back in October 2009.

I was here for a long weekend to scope out the area and to undergo a couple of job interviews about the possibility of becoming the next publisher of this newspaper and its affiliated products.




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New Releases: Title cut holds ‘longest’ title in Billboard history

By MIK DAVIS,

Under wraps since 2008, "Fear Inoculum" may be everything Rock hinges on at the moment. The over 10-minute title cut (now the longest song in Billboard history to hit the Top 100 singles) features psychedelic tablas, tense Prog Rock drums, and lyrics that read like Haiku for Modern Metalheads.


SUMRALL: School board declares state of emergency for SHS softball facility

By HASKEL BURNS,

Lamar County School District officials are hoping an emergency declaration for the softball complex at Sumrall High School will expedite that site’s recovery from the EF3 tornado that barreled through the area in December, tearing off the backstop, knocking down the bleachers and sending pieces of lumber through the building.



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