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DiFATTA: Be smart with this free time, let’s build our hunting heritage

By PHIL DIFATTA,

Maybe you’re not into turkey hunting. Or, if  fishing has been less than productive for you, just stay home and twiddle your thumbs.

That’s not easy for me to say, especially while I sit home struggling to punch out the Weekly Mistake with all 10 of my thumbs! Imagine the mess I’d have trying to twiddle them!





500 words with Hiatt

By MIK DAVIS,

Nashville's Lilly Hiatt is coming into her own as a singer/songwriter in a city brimming over with them. Still, as the daughter of the erstwhile John Hiatt, Lilly has truly cut her own swath with four dynamic albums featuring her unique style of Americana/Country/Rock.


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Hattiesburg public schools providing breakfast, lunch for students during crisis

By J. DANIEL CLOUD,

Although Hattiesburg public schools are closed until deemed safe from COVID-19, the schools continue to provide breakfast and lunch for students.

Children age 18 and under can pick up free meals in a local school’s drop-off car line even if they are not students at the school. Walk-ups are also welcome for those who are nearby.



Oak Grove freshman wins art and writing awards, free NY trip during the summer

By HASKEL BURNS,

When three of Summer Lee’s stories were recently honored regionally by the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards – including two Gold Keys, a Silver Key, and a nomination for the American Voices Medal – the Oak Grove High School freshman took the recognition as an incredible honor and the beginning of a bright future.


Petal to temporarily shut down senior center, take steps to protect firefighters in response to Coronavirus

By HASKEL BURNS,

In response to the COVID-19 Coronavirus – particularly the one presumptive case in Forrest County – officials from the City of Petal are taking steps to prevent the spread of the virus, including temporarily closing the Petal Senior Center and increasing safety measures for firefighters responding to emergency situations.


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