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A different kind of Pumpkin Patch: Hot Glass Festival to run Oct. 19-20

By BETH BUNCH,

When this year’s Hot Glass Fall Festival blows around, festivalgoers will get to enjoy an extra day of fun and fall. Jeremy Thomley of Hattiesburg, a sculptor, glass blower and owner of Mohawk Steel and Glass, has extended the festival to two days this year, Saturday, Oct. 19, and Sunday, Oct. 20. The festival will run each day from 4-9 p.m.


Sumrall, Purvis ready for battle of 589 as game is moved to Thursday.

By JESSE JOHNSON,

The Sumrall Bobcats will host the Purvis Tornadoes in a key district game Thursday evening and the Battle of 589. The Bobcats are 3-4 on the season and are looking to get things back on track with the home game. Losing to Greene County this past week, Coach Shannon White is focused on the task at hand.



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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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