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Just What You Needed

By WES BROOKS,

I didn’t really have a thought or theme in mind when I started writing this month’s article. I was sorely lacking in inspiration so, after dropping my fifteen year-old off at church youth group, I slid over to a place that I think is perfectly and uniquely “Hattiesburg.”

What do I mean?





Relationship Pine Belt

By WES BROOKS,

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.




The 2017 NFL Draft saved the New Orleans Saints

By RICK CLEVELAND,

The New Orleans Saints were in a funk.

For three straight seasons, they won seven games and lost nine. In the NFL, that classifies as a rut – a bad rut.

So how did they get out of the rut in this magical season that has seen them win 11 regular season games, the NFC South Division title and a first-round playoff game?





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