Featured News:

Don’t think that Girls Scouts are just about cookie sales.

Just days after the Feb. 14 mass shooting in Parkland, Florida, threats made through social media to the Petal School District during the weekend forced a full investigation over a 36-hour period.

The Hattiesburg City Council approved two new street lights to be placed on Fourth Street locations to better protect areas outside of late-night businesses.

Hattiesburg’s Jewish synagogue, B’Nai Israel Synagogue, is one of four Mississippi locations to be named to the National Register of Historic Places.







Comrades in arms

By BETH BUNCH,

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.




Given to Fly

By WES BROOKS,

The song soaring through my headphones for this month’s  offering is “Given to Fly”  from the 1998 release, Yield, by Seattle rockers Pearl Jam.

For me, this was my rediscovery of a band that I’d come very close to letting go completely. By this point in the 90’s, the alternative/grunge movement was close dying out completely.


Grant provides funds for rope course to challenge students physically, mentally

By BUSTER WOLFE,

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. The 12-stage play area was installed last week.





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