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The federal government recently approved a $2 trillion economic relief package to respond to the coronavirus crisis, and, despite the sticker shock, it seems to be a mostly good and necessary piece of legislation.
Hattiesburg today is almost unrecognizable from its former self almost 60 years ago.
Most folks under age 50 probably know little to nothing of those days of segregation, whites only public places, and white control of government and commerce.
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.
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.
A Hattiesburg man has been arrested and charged with several counts of burglary after being held at gunpoint by a Lamar County homeowner while attempting to break into the man’s house.
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.
As of July 1, Marcus Boyles is back as the Petal Panthers head football coach.
The Mississippi high school coaching legend announced his retirement from his athletics director and head coach positions in March, but took back the reins last week.
Almost a year and a half after the shops in Eastbrook Commons were destroyed by the January 2017 EF-3 tornado, Fox’s Pizza Den is set to return to the Petal shopping center, along with a new yogurt shop.
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.
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