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On this week’s episode of The PineBeltSPORTS Podcast, sports editor Camal Petro kicks off the summer high school football coverage with Oak Grove and a conversation with Mississippi State commit and Warriors’ defensive end, Jack Harris.

I became a father on the evening of April 7, 1999. I was 25 years old.

In all of Mississippi, there is only one healthcare organization that Planetree International has awarded with the Gold Certification for Exellence in Person-Centered Care.

Each year, thousands of communities across the country take part in National Night Out Against Crime, a neighborhood initiative designed to enhance the relationship between residents and law enforcement officials.

The Oak Grove Upper Elementary School barn used in the school’s AgArt program could be going away after the Lamar County School District Board of Trustees decided to accept bids on its sale at Tuesday night’s meeting.










Photo by Lee Cave/C Studio EMMIE PERKINS (second from right) was named Lamar County Distinguished Young Woman during the annual program at the Saenger Theater. Hermine Granberry, left, was second alternate and Kathryn Ann Thagard, right, was first alternate. Marlana Bullock second from left, was a category winner. Perkins will compete in the state pageant in Meridian during July.

Perkins wins county Distinguished Young Woman title

By COLIN CAMERON,

Emmie Perkins claimed the title of Distinguished Young Woman of Lamar County 2019 during Saturday night’s program at the Saenger Theater. One of eight contestants, Perkins earned the distinction based on her excellence in the areas of scholastics, interview, talent, self-expression and physical fitness.




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.


For the love of pets

By COLIN CAMERON,

Panther Pet Hospital’s “star volunteer” is grabbing 2018 by the horns and stepping up to make a difference.

Danielle Walton of Petal has already raised upwards of $500 to help cover the veterinary expenses for stray animals so that they can find a loving home.


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