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On Monday, The New York Times, Boston Globe, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune and other newspapers, as well as network affiliates across the nation posted stories and broadcast news of the death of Thomas Hudner Jr., 93, of Concord, Mass.

Oak Grove Upper Elementary School students and faculty got the opportunity to see the first sign of the health and fitness grant from Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi Foundation of almost $100,000 with the ropes challenge course.

Those looking to beat the holiday shopping crowds and support their local economy have the opportunity to do both with the Friendly City’s annual Shop Petal First.

On this week’s episode of The PineBeltSPORTS Podcast, The Sun Herald’s Patrick Ochs joins sports editor Camal Petro for an extended conversation about this week’s playoff matchups.

Heidi Pitre had been spurred on for the past two years to paint something on the side of the Grove Transit building on Hardy Street across from the Hattiesburg Zoo.

District seeks community aid

By NIKKI SMITH,

It’s nearing that time again.

Through the Mississippi Early Learning Collaborative legislation, support for a Mississippi Department of Education approved early learning collaborative could make individuals and corporations eligible for a 1:1 state tax credit for a donated amount up to $1 million. 

Artist Heidi Pitre puts a face on public art installment

By BUSTER WOLFE,

Heidi Pitre had been spurred on for the past two years to paint something on the side of the Grove Transit building on Hardy Street across from the Hattiesburg Zoo. Painting something that large was a journey into the unknown for the New Orleans native now splitting time between Hattiesburg and Austin, Texas.

Oak Grove marching band earns first place in state competition

By BUSTER WOLFE,

The Oak Grove High School Marching Band set its sights on being the best band in the state, which it achieved when it brought home the huge first-place trophy.

For the first time, the Warriors were the best Class 6A marching band in the state. And the entire school and community celebrated the success.

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The Hattiesburg Post:

On Monday, The New York Times, Boston Globe, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune and other... READ MORE

Sports:

HATTIESBURG – It hasn’t happened since 1967, but redshirt senior Kelsey Douglas did it Saturday... READ MORE

The Petal News:

Those looking to beat the holiday shopping crowds and support their local economy have the... READ MORE

Opinion:

The song soaring through my headphones for this month’s  offering is “Given to Fly”  from the... READ MORE