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A different type of church service is available in the Hattiesburg area when University Baptist Church holds its Celtic Christian service on the second Sunday of each month.

Never has a university suffered so much damage from a natural disaster as William Carey University did almost exactly a year ago when an EF-3 roared over the campus on the morning of Jan.

Alan Howe brings more than 20 years of leadership experience in plant operations across a variety of industries as he takes over as the director of Hattiesburg’s Water & Sewer Department.

On Tuesday, the Forrest County Board of Supervisors announced they have reached an agreement with the Pat Harrison Waterway District, settling for $1.3 million.

In 2013, the board voted to leave the district.

The concrete flooring is expected to be poured later this month as St. Fabian Catholic Church plans to move into its sanctuary later this year before the church’s fifth anniversary, according to Father Tommy Conway.







City gears up for annual Fall Festival, concert

By NIKKI SMITH,

Country music group Lonestar is bringing their show back to South Mississippi with a performance at Petal’s annual Fall Festival.

The show is just one stop on the band’s “Life As We Know It” tour that began earlier this year, which features hits from the bands latest album. “Never Enders” is the band’s 10th album.


School district encourages Pine Belt to ‘Remember Everyone Deployed’

By NIKKI SMITH,

Red is one of the Petal School District’s school colors, but this year it means a little more in the Friendly City. Petal is encouraging everyone in the district to “Think Red,” which is the theme for the 2017-18 school year.

However, the theme will go beyond “Think Red: Prepared, Inspired, Empowered.”




District encourages community support with tax credit donations

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. 





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