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When the Oak Grove Warriors take the field in just a couple of weeks, they’ll be doing so on brand new turf. But they aren’t the only ones benefitting.

All athletic activities scheduled between Sacred Heart Catholic School and Presbyterian Christian School – including next Thursday’s football game – have been cancelled by Sacred Heart.

In a wide receivers room loaded with experience, perhaps none is bigger than redshirt senior Jordan Mitchell's.

When Travis Creel finished up his playing days in Hattiesburg, Southern Miss coach Scott Berry knew he could have a career in coaching. Berry didn’t, however, necessarily think Creel would end up back in Hattiesburg.

Presbyterian Christian School’s C.J. Buckhalter and Cameron Shaw didn’t know each other a few months ago. C.J. was entering the summer before his sophomore year on the Bobcats’ football team, while Shaw was making the move from Fort Worth, Texas, to Hattiesburg.

Warrior Club $1.5M campaign for new field, other improvements ongoing.

By BETH BUNCH,

When the Oak Grove Warriors take the field in just a couple of weeks, they’ll be doing so on brand new turf. But they aren’t the only ones benefitting.

The new turf is the result of a $1.5 million Warrior Club Oak Grove Capital Improvement campaign that’s been five months in the making.


All new drivers need a 'Coach Pool'

By DAVID GUSTAFSON,

My youngest son, Solomon, passed his driver’s permit test recently.

It was a proud moment for the unassuming 15-year-old high school sophomore – and sort of terrifying for yours truly.

Don’t get me wrong. He’s (mostly) a responsible kid. He (usually) makes excellent grades. He (generally) uses good judgment.



Mitchell living out childhood dream at USM

By STAFF,

In a wide receivers room loaded with experience, perhaps none is bigger than redshirt senior Jordan Mitchell's.

Born and raised in Hattiesburg, Mitchell's childhood dream became a reality when he gave his commitment to the Golden Eagles in 2014. In fact, 24 hours prior to that commitment, he didn't hold a single Division I offer.


School board honors AD’s, scholar athletes

By BETH BUNCH,

Extracurricular activities and athletics are important parts of a school district, but academics can’t be pushed aside. In Lamar County, efforts are being made for the two to work hand-in-hand with great results.



DiFatta: I was almost a snack for a mamma gator

By PHIL DIFATTA,

I can't personally mimic the sound, so it would be virtually impossible for me to describe in print the sound a frightened baby alligator makes. I can, however, describe the sound I made when I saw the baby's 10-foot mama swimming toward the boat.



DIFATTA: Getting acquainted with Mississippi's wild hogs

By PHIL DIFATTA,

When I began deer hunting in Greene County years and years ago, there were no wild hogs, at least none that I saw. Then, a couple of years later, while easing down a swamp road on the way to my stand, a huge boar came barreling out of a marsh, stopped and stared me straight in the eye less than 10 yards away.


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