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Officials break ground on upcoming building at Hattiesburg High

By HASKEL BURNS,

School, city and other local officials didn’t let steady rainfall Monday morning dampen their spirits during a groundbreaking for the upcoming building at Hattiesburg High School that will host 12 new classrooms, an administrative office, three additional special education classrooms and HVAC upgrades.



Son of former sheriff facing simple assault charges

By HASKEL BURNS,

The son of former Forrest County Sheriff Billy McGee will soon appear in court to face a charge of assault by attempt of physical menace with fear or threat/simple assault.

According to documents from Hattiesburg Police Department and Hattiesburg Municipal Court, Forrest McGee is scheduled to come before the court on Feb. 12.




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Storm is reminder of 2014 damage

By BETH BUNCH,

On Tuesday the smell of fresh-cut pine had nothing to do with the impending Christmas holidays, but rather a fast-moving storm that caused extensive damage in the Sumrall area Monday night. It was much like Sumrall residents had experienced five years ago when a storm front moved through the area at Christmastime causing extensive damage.



Southern Miss graduate has ‘rock star’ status with Boeing

By DAVID TISDALE,

A recent graduate of The University of Southern Mississippi School of Polymer Science and Engineering is taking what her advisor describes as a “rock star” position with The Boeing Company, the world's leading manufacturer of aerospace products, serving national and international commercial and defense interests.


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‘Saving Grace’

By BETH BUNCH,

Hub City residents are known for their kindness, generosity and looking out for one another. It happens all the time under a variety of circumstances. And in true Pine Belt fashion, it’s happened again, but in a way that has extended far beyond the confines of the Pine Belt.



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