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Two Lumberton aldermen said last week they fully support Police Chief Carlus Page, who said he planned to fight the town’s drug problem and set up a substation in town.

Each football season, thousands of fans come to Panther Stadium to cheer on the Petal High School football team as they attempt to make their way to another state championship game.

The Hattiesburg City Council approved entering into an agreement with the University of Southern Mississippi to provide a transit route near the campus for students, faculty and staff beginning July 1.

The City of Petal and its school district will be represented at Ole Miss next Tuesday, when Mayor Hal Marx speaks at a Mayor’s Panel on Early Childhood Education.

Purvis Senior Perry Captures National Merit Scholar Title


For 17-year-old Purvis High School senior John Perry, being outdoors is how he hopes to spend most of his life.

Perry, the son of Mark and Suzie Perry, was named a National Merit Scholarship Finalist recently and hopes that his prospective college work in geological engineering will allow him time to be out of the office.