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Virtual Reality: Benedict Day School students get up close and personal with school work

By BETH BUNCH,

As young Benedict Day School students stand surrounded by towering trees, they feel and hear the sounds of the forest all around them. Cool moss grows beneath their feet and chirping birds fly overhead in a vivid blue sky. An old jeep sits off to the left of the encampment they’ve discovered.






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Judge denies majority of Petal’s annexation requests

By HASKEL BURNS,

Over the past several weeks, Mayor Hal Marx and the Petal Board of Aldermen have been waiting to find out whether the city would be allowed to annex five areas east of the Leaf River, including a large portion extending north up U.S. 11 and another area along Mississippi 42 stretching east to the Perry County border.


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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Sumrall earns first win over Purvis since 2007

By ANDREW ABADIE,

SUMRALL – With the Sumrall Bobcats holding on to a touchdown lead, the Purvis Tornadoes had a chance to tie the game after recovering a fumble in the second quarter by Sumrall senior quarterback Dannis Jackson.  However, Sumrall’s senior defensive lineman Solomon Landrum shifted the tide with a fumble recovery of his own – the Bobcats’ 15th tur


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