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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.

Local still searching for owner of PHS‘46 class ring

By NIKKI SMITH,

At the end of one’s high school career, he or she will receive a diploma as proof of the academic effort and hard work needed to graduate.

Many high school students purchase other tokens to commemorate their time spent at their respective schools and extracurricular activities that added to the experience.

Faculty, staff, students raise over $6K for Texas school district

By NIKKI SMITH,

Faculty, staff and students in Petal School District have been pinching pennies lately as a way to pay it forward to other districts affected by hurricanes.

After Petal was hit by a tornado in January, numerous school districts reached out to Petal School District to offer assistance.

Funeral services announced for former Sumrall Police Chief

By BUSTER WOLFE,

Longtime Sumrall Police Chief Willie James Preston will be buried on Saturday after he died earlier this week.

Preston, who was the town’s first black police officer and served as police chief for 17 years, was honored earlier this year when the Mississippi Legislature named a part of Mississippi Hwy. 589 in his honor.

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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