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Federal judges should consider alternative sentencing for pain cream fraud defendants

By EDITORIAL,

Before Chris Epps got exposed for being a crook, the former Mississippi corrections commissioner made a lot of sense when he talked about finding the right balance between the crimes committed and the punishments doled out for them.

“We’ve got to decide in this state who we’re afraid of and who we’re mad at,” Epps was fond of saying.


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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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A Family Man: Southern Miss Social Work’s Tim Rehner built relationships, shaped lives

By GEOFF LOCICERO,



Tim Rehner knew only one soul in Mississippi when he moved here, but he has spent 25½ years in Hattiesburg and Petal surrounded by family.

First there are his wife, Kay, and daughters Kendra, Kathryn and Karolyne. Eventually, two sons-in-law and two grandsons followed, and now there is a third son-in-law-in-waiting. 



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