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Friends Fly South will be the entertainment at Friday night’s SummerTunes, presented by Live @ Five H'Burg and the Thirsty Hippo. The event runs from 7-10 p.m. July 13 at Town Square Park in Downtown Hattiesburg.

Oak Grove High School rising senior Emmie Perkins is among 29 participants competing for college scholarships in Meridian this week in the statewide Mississippi Distinguished Young Women competition.

After spending 22 years in the Army and 20 years with the City of Petal, Tom Hardges Jr. has a pretty good feeling of the differences he’s made within his local community and the military.

As Hattiesburg Mayor Toby Barker looks back on the accomplishments during his first year in office, he said the Hub City’s financial status will shape his administration’s future and the success of later administrations.

Hinton Park in Petal has long been known as a safe and fun place for families and children, and officials from a handful of Petal organizations are looking to expand the park’s offerings even more to younger visitors.










Robin's Wharf docks in Petal

By HASKEL BURNS,

Pine Belt residents looking for a taste of Louisiana seafood won’t have to search any farther than Petal for fresh, catch-of-the day fare.

Darrin Robin, co-owner of the popular Robin’s Wharf Seafood Restaurants in New Orleans and Slidell, opened his third location March 20 at 1080 Eveleyn Gandy Parkway in the Friendly City.






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