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On this week’s episode of The PineBeltSPORTS Podcast, Hattiesburg girls basketball coach Caronica Jackson joins the show to talk all things State Championship.

Vernon Dahmer, a Civil Rights activist from Forrest County, was murdered by the Ku Klux Klan in 1966. His house was firebombed for trying to register people to vote. His wife and children narrowly escaped to safety.

The Citizens of Bellevue group supporting incorporation of the city will seek to withdraw its petition and dismiss the case during a Lamar County Chancery Court hearing on April 12.

When Cliff Pace fished in the 2013 Bassmaster Classic, the Petal angler took home a $500,000 check for the victory. He caught two late bass that kept him on top of the field at Grand Lake O’ the Cherokees out of Tulsa, Okla.

JACKSON – The ghosts of past state championship losses almost haunted the Hattiesburg Lady Tigers Friday night inside the Mississippi Coliseum, but sophomore Chelsea Ulmer wanted none of it.

City Council approves work on new, old buildings

Two major city building projects got the go-ahead from the Hattiesburg City Council on Tuesday night by accepting bids to demolish part of the property to be used for the Public Safety Complex and to rebuild the Hub City Transit Facility. The total construction cost for the two projects is about $1.5 million.

11th annual dulcimer festival to feature acclaimed instructors


Southern Strings Dulcimers is gearing up to host the 11th annual Southern Strings Dulcimer Festival at Calvary Baptist Church in Petal. The three-day event is set to kick off on Thursday Feb. 15, with a broad list of exciting activities on the docket for the following Friday and Saturday.

Local students learn different healthcare career options


The Health Science II class at the Lamar County Center for Technical Education in Purvis learns about the different fields of healthcare that available for careers.

To emphasize the point, the Rescue 7 Flight Care helicopter based at Bobby L. Chain Airport in Hattiesburg made the five-minute flight to LCCTE Monday morning.