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

The Petal Area Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with growth strategy and marketing company Own Your Hill, unveiled a brand new website on Wednesday. The new site is set to launch today.

The Petal School District Board of Directors met for the second regular meeting of 2018 on Tuesday.

Chloe Fitton loved to fish, was witty and sarcastic, had lots of friends and a great laugh and enjoyed spending time with her parents. She was an Oak Grove High School senior. In the wee morning hours of Nov. 2, 2016, Chloe took her own life.

On this week’s episode of The PineBeltSPORTS Podcast, Hattiesburg star and Ole Miss baseball signee Joe Gray joins the show to discuss the Tigers and other topics around his game.

Photo by Lee Cave/C Studio EMMIE PERKINS (second from right) was named Lamar County Distinguished Young Woman during the annual program at the Saenger Theater. Hermine Granberry, left, was second alternate and Kathryn Ann Thagard, right, was first alternate. Marlana Bullock second from left, was a category winner. Perkins will compete in the state pageant in Meridian during July.

Perkins wins county Distinguished Young Woman title


Emmie Perkins claimed the title of Distinguished Young Woman of Lamar County 2019 during Saturday night’s program at the Saenger Theater. One of eight contestants, Perkins earned the distinction based on her excellence in the areas of scholastics, interview, talent, self-expression and physical fitness.

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When you read this, it will be Thursday, January 18. However, I am writing this on Monday, January 15, the day we honor and remember Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Our song, “Fall On Me,” was written by four fellas who met by chance in 1979 in Athens, GA.

For the love of pets


Panther Pet Hospital’s “star volunteer” is grabbing 2018 by the horns and stepping up to make a difference.

Danielle Walton of Petal has already raised upwards of $500 to help cover the veterinary expenses for stray animals so that they can find a loving home.