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PEARL – The monkey is finally off Joe Hartfield’s back, and an awful nickname won’t stick with him either.

Two stretches of U.S. 49 and Hardy Street are set to undergo beautification projects with the help of officials from the Forrest County Board of Supervisors and the Mississippi Department of Transportation.

Investing early in Roku – a California company that manufactures a variety of streaming players – paid off for Purvis fifth-graders Camdyn Powell and Austyn Owens.

When Danny Li started preschool in the Petal School District 14 years ago, he spoke no English.

HATTIESBURG – Hattiesburg’s Kam Wells hasn’t been called upon too many times to pitch in big-time games this season.

No Shave November


After raising more than $1,200 in the Hattiesburg Police Department’s No Shave November event, Chief Anthony Parker challenged the officers to “double down.” He said he would extend the fundraising campaign through December.

Holiday activities dominate weekend Hub City calendar


The City of Hattiesburg will kick off the Christmas season with its annual Tree Lighting Ceremony at 6 p.m.  Thursday, Nov. 30, at Town Square Park.

 Performers for this year include the cast of Hattiesburg Civic Light Opera’s White Christmas, Mount Olive Baptist Church Choir and Art Makes Art, Inc., the creators of Hattiesburlesque.