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Girls Basketball Coach of the Year: O’Keefe defies odds in return to basketball

By ANDREW ABADIE,

When Matt O’Keefe took over Sacred Heart, the Lady Crusaders were 3-6 on the year.

However, after taking a 12-year hiatus from a successful coaching career, O’Keefe worked his magic touch and not only turned the program around but brought it a series of firsts.


PODCAST: 120 - All-Area Basketball Teams, Basketball Coaches of the Year, NCAA Eligibility

By ANDREW ABADIE,

On this week's episode of the PineBeltSPORTS Podcast, WDAM's Taylor Curet returns again to discuss the All-Area Basketball Teams and Coaches of the Year. Andrew and Taylor then breakdown the NCAA's vote to allow players to have an extra year of eligibility and what that means for the sports world.

 



City Council plans April meetings at Jackie Dole Community Center

By HASKEL BURNS,

In keeping with guidelines, recommendations and regulations handed down by health and other local officials during the COVID-19 pandemic, Hattiesburg City Council has cut the number of its April meetings in half – from the usual four down to two – and will move those meetings from City Hall to a larger location.


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Hattiesburg Convention Commission takes measures to continue revenue, help area restaurants in face of virus

By HASKEL BURNS,

The current coronavirus pandemic may have put a financial strain on the Hattiesburg Convention Commission – which benefits from the 2 percent sales tax collected from the also financially-burdened restaurants in the city – but the organization is remaining steadfast to keep revenue flowing and help restaurants ease the strain of restrictions an



Race: Tough discussions often help us realize that we’re much more alike than we are different

By ELIJAH JONES,

Race. It's an uncomfortable topic for a lot of people. But, I ask, why should it be? When I make a post on Facebook involving the subject of race, some people seem to steer clear of the discussion.

Race is often one of those third-rail issues, where people fear saying the wrong thing. Not me. 



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.


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Full Hearts

By ELIZABETH PORTER,
There’s no way to tell you how full my heart is.  
My niece and nephew haven’t gotten to spend much time, if any, with Matthew, so seeing him play with them just reminds me of how blessed we all are. And, of course, there’s Jason who bought Matthew Christmas books and has given him one every few days this year. 

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