Tax-free weekend starts Friday

By BUSTER WOLFE,

Pine Belt shoppers will be able to save some cash during the 48 hours of the Sales Tax Holiday on Friday and Saturday, but they will have to follow a few rules when it comes to making smart choices in back to school sales.

The 2018 Sales Tax Holiday takes place between 12:01 a.m. Friday, July 27, and midnight Saturday, July 28.




Petition seeks referendum on Lamar Co. alcohol sales

By BUSTER WOLFE,

A petition to force a referendum allowing alcohol sales in Lamar County is making the rounds at several businesses, including at least two grocery stores.

Tables are set up near the checkouts at Ramey’s Marketplace stores in the Lumberton and Purvis. A Sumrall Ramey’s would not confirm that the petition was available there.






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