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Andrews resigns from Mississippi House amid quarrel with Gunn

By JOSHUA WILSON AND HASKEL BURNS,

Representative Billy Andrews of Purvis has resigned from the Mississippi House of Representatives, about two months after indicating Republican House Speaker Philip Gunn is going against state law by blocking him and other members of the Legislature from receiving their state government pensions while serving in the House.





Supervisors: Pop-up restaurants may temporarily operate in Lamar County

By HASKEL BURNS,

The Lamar County Board of Supervisors has adopted a temporary order that will temporarily allow pop-up restaurants to operate in the county, making it easier for residents to get their meals during the COVID-19 pandemic that has forced the closure of dining rooms throughout the area.


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Award-winning Petal High School speech and debate team headed to world tourney

By HASKEL BURNS,

Over the past couple of seasons, the Petal High Speech and Debate Team has put on impressive performances at competitions around the country, with showings at the Harvard National Invitational Forensics Tournament, the Delores Taylor Arthur School World Schools Invitational, and the Navy and Gold Debate and Speech Exhibition.



Food pantries, soup kitchens meet needs during crisis

By HASKEL BURNS,

While the ongoing coronavirus pandemic has put a halt to several activities throughout Hattiesburg and Petal, food pantries and soup kitchens across in the area are making changes – whether that be extending hours, reducing hours or exploring alternative options to their services – to ensure their existing and new clients continue to receive mu



City Council to meet only twice in April, move location to minimize risk from coronavirus

By HASKEL BURNS,

In keeping with guidelines, recommendations and regulations handed down by health and other local officials during the COVID-19 pandemic, Hattiesburg City Council has cut the number of its April meetings in half – from the usual four down to two – and will move those meetings from City Hall to a larger location.


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Andrews resigns from Mississippi House amid quarrel with Gunn

By JOSHUA WILSON AND HASKEL BURNS,

Representative Billy Andrews of Purvis has resigned from the Mississippi House of Representatives, about two months after indicating Republican House Speaker Philip Gunn is going against state law by blocking him and other members of the Legislature from receiving their state government pensions while serving in the House.




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Asst. Hattiesburg Police Chief Frank Misenhelter, left, talks with Hattiesburg Mayor Toby Barker and Communications Director Samantha McCain during Saturday morning's briefing.

Saturday night target for tropical storm force winds across Pine Belt

By BETH BUNCH,

Forrest County Emergency Management officials are still working off a worse-case scenario as they await the arrival of Hurricane Nate, which is predicted to make landfall as a weak Category 2 hurricane tonight along the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Predictions as of the 11 a.m.



Forrest County Jail Docket

By STAFF REPORTS,

The public record of the past two weeks’ felony arrests from the Forrest County Sheriff’s office includes the following reports. Information is provided by the sheriff’s office and Hattiesburg and Petal police departments. All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law:

Monday, July 30


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