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Barker sets customer limits at essential retail, closes certain non-essential stores to help slow coronavirus

By HASKEL BURNS,

With the cases of COVID-19 in the local community almost tripling over a three-day period – rising from five presumptive positive cases to 14 in Forrest County as of Tuesday night – Mayor Toby Barker has issued another executive order that limits the number of customers at Hattiesburg businesses such as grocery stores and pharmacies, and closes





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Local schools implement at-home learning, feeding plans for current closures

By HASKEL BURNS,

With Gov. Tate Reeves’ recent order to close all public schools throughout Mississippi until April 17 to limit any chance of exposure to the coronavirus, local school officials have put together plans to ensure students still receive vital services, including online at-home learning and meal plans.



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To Tax or not to tax? Petal aldermen to decide whether to send sales tax election proposal to legislature

By HASKEL BURNS,

The Petal Board of Aldermen is expected to decide as early as its March 3 meeting whether to ask the Mississippi Legislature to set an election allowing residents to vote on the possibility of a sales tax increase that could bring more than $700,000 a year in extra revenue into the Friendly City.





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