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Forrest Co. elects new sheriff, supervisor; Lamar Co. retains sheriff, judges

By HASKEL BURNS,

Voters in Forrest County chose a new sheriff and supervisor during Tuesday's general election, while the three opposed local candidates in Lamar County - including sheriff and two justice court judges - will remain in their positions.

Forrest County saw a voter turnout of 20,046, with 17,434 voters casting a ballot in Lamar County.




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Petal Fall Festival: Confederate Railroad, Restless Heart to perform

By HASKEL BURNS,

There’s only two days left until City of Petal Fall Festival offers attendees double the fun with not one, but two big-name musical headliners: Confederate Railroad and Restless Heart.

The ninth annual festival will be held starting at 10 a.m. October 26 at Hinton Park, behind Petal Civic Center off South Main Street.






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Reality Check: Who’s really applying for all of those newly-available jobs at the poultry plants?

By ELIJAH JONES,

When I was a kid, there were very few residents of Hispanic origin here in Hattiesburg. We were a city of, basically, blacks and whites. I had a couple of Asian-American classmates at Hattiesburg's Blair High School, but all in all, ours was not much of an international city. Boy, has that ever changed. 




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Increase in enrollment is big win for Hattiesburg

By BETH BUNCH,

The expansion of enrollment at William Cary University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine over the next four years is a win for both Hattiesburg and the state. Dr. Italo Subbarao, dean of the WCU College of Osteopathic Medicine, announced Monday that the school will increase its enrollment by 100 percent during the next four years.



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