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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.

HPSD focusing on positive elements throughout district

By BETH BUNCH,

When the Mississippi Department of Education’s accountability model ratings came out in October, the Hattiesburg Public School District failed to improve upon its “D” grade, but it did increase its total points over last year’s results by 7.2 percent. And some of their schools improved their ratings. And that was something to be proud of.













Strive for less than 5

By BUSTER WOLFE,

A group of Thames Elementary School fourth-graders want to make sure students know when it’s OK to be absent from school.

Their message received rave reviews from state education officials, who awarded the group the top award in a “Strive for Less Than Five” attendance awareness campaign competition.



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