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Universities respond to COVID-19 pandemic with suspended entrance requirements, event cancellations

By JOSHUA WILSON,

Universities in the Pine Belt continue to feel the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Both the University of Southern Mississippi and William Carey University have moved their summer classes to online formats. Spring classes are already meeting in these formats.




Barker issues executive order requiring essential employees to wear masks, enforce social distancing guidelines

By HASKEL BURNS,

Mayor Toby Barker has issued another executive order regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, this one stipulating that all employees of businesses in Hattiesburg - essential and non-essential - are required to wear a mask when working around the public or other employees.


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Hattiesburg, Forrest County declare local state of emergency

By STAFF REPORTS,

Following the lead of the federal government on Friday afternoon, Forrest County Board of Supervisors President David Hogan and Mayor Toby Barker both signed documents declaring the response to COVID-19 a local emergency, which has been categorized as a pandemic event, for both Forrest County and the City of Hattiesburg. 


Mayor issues executive order limiting restaurants, bars and nightclubs

By HASKEL BURNS,

To help protect the health of the community during the current COVID-19 pandemic, Mayor Toby Barker has issued an executive order that will limit the hours and services of Hattiesburg restaurants, bars and nightclubs – including closing earlier and limiting the number of customers – while still allowing those establishments to fulfill the needs



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1,200 friends gather for annual festival in Town Square Park

By STAFF REPORTS,

The Downtown Hattiesburg Association, along with 1,200 of its friends and visitors, celebrated the craft beer industry on Saturday at the seventh annual Hattiesburg Craft Beer Festival in Town Square Park.

Presented in partnership with Corner Market, the 2019 festival saw a growth in attendance, offerings, and excitement.


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