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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.


Comrades in arms

By BETH BUNCH,

On Monday, The New York Times, Boston Globe, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune and other newspapers, as well as network affiliates across the nation posted stories and broadcast news of the death of Thomas Hudner Jr., 93, of Concord, Mass.




Given to Fly

By WES BROOKS,

The song soaring through my headphones for this month’s  offering is “Given to Fly”  from the 1998 release, Yield, by Seattle rockers Pearl Jam.

For me, this was my rediscovery of a band that I’d come very close to letting go completely. By this point in the 90’s, the alternative/grunge movement was close dying out completely.



Grant provides funds for rope course to challenge students physically, mentally

By BUSTER WOLFE,

Oak Grove Upper Elementary School students and faculty got the opportunity to see the first sign of the health and fitness grant from Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi Foundation of almost $100,000 with the ropes challenge course. The 12-stage play area was installed last week.








Shop Petal First

By NIKKI SMITH,

Those looking to beat the holiday shopping crowds and support their local economy have the opportunity to do both with the Friendly City’s annual Shop Petal First. The 16th annual event is sponsored by the Petal Area Chamber of Commerce and will take place from Nov. 16 to 18.


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