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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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Brain drain: The State Legislature could help a lot by doing a lot less

By JON PRITCHETT,

The new year brought a new legislative session to Jackson. It also brought new estimates from the Census bureau on Mississippi’s population. For the fourth time in five years, Mississippi lost population. The state’s population declined by 4,871, the sixth highest total in the country.



Back-to-school thoughts of Tim, Margaret, and Mrs. Alice Moore

By BETH BUNCH,

Back in the day (no, I didn’t walk five miles to school in the snow or have cereal for dinner), there were no public school kindergarten classes.

I, like the rest of my classmates, went to one of two private kindergartens in my hometown – Mrs. Cowden or Mrs. Murfee. There weren’t church preschools either.




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