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FestivalSouth canceled, but Best of the Pine Belt competition voting will continue online

By JOSHUA WILSON,

The Hattiesburg Concert Association, which presents FestivalSouth, announced Wednesday that the festival has been canceled and that all events have been moved to 2021.

However, online voting in the Best of the Pine Belt awards, which are sponsored by Signature Magazine, will continue.


Obituaries for week of April 9

By STAFF REPORTS,

Myra Joy Bounds

86, of Purvis

Myra Joy Bounds, 86, of Purvis; born in Purvis to Eldon and Mellie Morrow; died April 2, 2020, at Asbury Hospice House in Hattiesburg; retired nurse from Wesley Medical Center; mother of Ladell Bounds of Purvis, Lawson Dale of Poplarville and Lynita Freeman of Purvis; burial in Corinth Cemetery.



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State health officials: Six COVID-19 cases in Mississippi, including three in Forrest Co.

By JOSHUA WILSON,

There are now six presumptive positive cases of COVID-19 in Mississippi, including three cases in Forrest County, according to state health officials.

The first Forrest County case was identified Wednesday night, and the two additional cases in the county were announced Friday.


COLUMN: Baseball Magazine is here; a run through of some of the area's top baseball players

By ANDREW ABADIE,

The PineBeltSPORTS baseball magazine has finally arrived!

Yes, with the high school season on hold, it is somewhat bittersweet and although this may be a biased opinion, the magazine came out great. But even with the season on pause, this magazine is something that is worth your time.





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Starting pitching leads Southern Miss to doubleheader sweep Friday

By CAMAL PETRO,

HATTIESBURG – Unlike in the two games last weekend, starting pitching was not an issue Friday.

On the backs of Walker Powell and Stevie Powers, the Southern Miss Golden Eagles swept a doubleheader with Holy Cross Friday with 4-1 and 5-3 wins. The two combined for 12 strong innings, two earned runs, 12 strikeouts and only one walk.



Book Review: Mitchell’s ‘Race Against Time’ confronts the South’s difficult past

By JOSHUA WILSON,

Mississippi-based investigative reporter Jerry Mitchell is a hero in my eyes, and I was happy to see his much-anticipated memoir, “Race Against Time: A Reporter Reopens the Unsolved Murder Cases of the Civil Rights Era,” hit bookshelves earlier this year.


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