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During the past year, the Petal School District has added more Chromebooks across all five campuses in attempt to reach its two-to-one goal, which means two teachers to a cart.

The monkeys at the Hattiesburg Zoo thought they were in for a real treat when construction began on a colorful ropes climbing apparatus. Much to their dismay, they soon discovered it wasn’t being built for them.

The five-hour standoff that occurred after an armed Hattiesburg woman barricaded herself in her home last week highlighted the amount of interagency cooperation that exists among the several law enforcement...

HATTIESBURG – Defense was a rarity in Saturday’s matchup between the Panthers and Tigers, but when needed, the Panthers found ways to stop the potent Hattiesburg offense in a 56-42 win over their Leaf River rival.

Statewide, most students – including those in Hattiesburg, Lamar County and Petal – either stayed the same or improved over last year’s assessments, according to State Superintendent Carey Wright.

Branching out

For students in the community-based classroom at Oak Grove High School, going outside is not always something they look forward to. However, a project started by Carmen Swilley has been in the works to get these students outside and using all their senses.

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