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National Newspaper Week: If newspapers disappear, so does America’s freedom

By EDITORIAL,

The unprecedented success of the United States, sustained for more than 243 years, certainly has many causes. For one, a people who believe in freedom, equality and following the law is crucial.

Without a populace who respects those ideals, any rules the government makes to try to promote them aren’t going to work in the long run.


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Hattiesburg has five “B” rated schools for first time ever

By BETH BUNCH,

The Hattiesburg Public School District is excited to have five of the district schools receive a “B” rating in this year’s Mississippi Statewide Accountability System. Grace Christian, Hawkins Elementary, Thames Elementary, Woodley Elementary and Burger Middle School were all named High Performing Schools.



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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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