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Girls Basketball Coach of the Year: O’Keefe defies odds in return to basketball

By ANDREW ABADIE,

When Matt O’Keefe took over Sacred Heart, the Lady Crusaders were 3-6 on the year.

However, after taking a 12-year hiatus from a successful coaching career, O’Keefe worked his magic touch and not only turned the program around but brought it a series of firsts.



PODCAST: 120 - All-Area Basketball Teams, Basketball Coaches of the Year, NCAA Eligibility

By ANDREW ABADIE,

On this week's episode of the PineBeltSPORTS Podcast, WDAM's Taylor Curet returns again to discuss the All-Area Basketball Teams and Coaches of the Year. Andrew and Taylor then breakdown the NCAA's vote to allow players to have an extra year of eligibility and what that means for the sports world.

 


City Council plans April meetings at Jackie Dole Community Center

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.


ABADIE: Life without sports is no fun, let’s get through this together

By ANDREW ABADIE,

The withdrawal of having no sports has really started to settle in.

There is no finer example than when I went home to see my parents over the weekend.

Like many, my dad, who is naturally a diehard sports fan and Tulane fan, has succumbed to rewatching previously televised games to try and fill the void of having no sports.


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Hattiesburg public schools providing breakfast, lunch for students during crisis

By J. DANIEL CLOUD,

Although Hattiesburg public schools are closed until deemed safe from COVID-19, the schools continue to provide breakfast and lunch for students.

Children age 18 and under can pick up free meals in a local school’s drop-off car line even if they are not students at the school. Walk-ups are also welcome for those who are nearby.


Petal to temporarily shut down senior center, take steps to protect firefighters in response to Coronavirus

By HASKEL BURNS,

In response to the COVID-19 Coronavirus – particularly the one presumptive case in Forrest County – officials from the City of Petal are taking steps to prevent the spread of the virus, including temporarily closing the Petal Senior Center and increasing safety measures for firefighters responding to emergency situations.


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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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