Lamar County

Funeral services announced for former Sumrall Police Chief

By BUSTER WOLFE,

Longtime Sumrall Police Chief Willie James Preston will be buried on Saturday after he died earlier this week.

Preston, who was the town’s first black police officer and served as police chief for 17 years, was honored earlier this year when the Mississippi Legislature named a part of Mississippi Hwy. 589 in his honor.

Pine Hills residents come out in opposition to zoning request

By BUSTER WOLFE,

The zoning issue that received the most comments from Hattiesburg residents during last Monday’s lengthy hearing generated no discussion during the City Council’s 3-2 vote to approve changing the 1711 S. 28th Ave. property from single-family residential to professional business.

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