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For LaWanda Lowe, enrolling in the Second Chance Mississippi program was a way to break out of her comfort zone. It also led to obtaining her High School Equivalency papers for the chance at a better career situation.

An evening of free food, door prizes and a special appearance from “Duck Dynasty” star Si Robertson will highlight the 2018 Pine Belt Sportsman’s Banquet, presented by Calvary Outdoors.

Hattiesburg High School will introduce a new band director this weekend when the HHS Tigers host the Petal Panthers Saturday.

On this week’s episode of The PineBeltSPORTS Podcast, Camal and Andrew hit on topics regarding Southern Miss football and this week’s high school football matchups.

INAUGURAL CLASs: Foundation announces 14 HPSD Hall of Fame members


Fourteen distinguished alumni of Hattiesburg’s city schools will be inducted into the inaugural HPSD Foundation Hall of Fame during a two-day event Oct. 4-5.

Inductees for the first-ever Hattiesburg Hall of Fame class come from the fields of business, politics, education, medicine, entertainment, journalism and sports.

Petal School District outlines new text message system, bus and safety protocol


In anticipation of the new school year, Petal School District officials are implementing a handful of new procedures, including a new anonymous text messaging system for students and updated school bus protocol.

The new measures were announced at a press conference Monday at the Petal Soccer Fieldhouse behind Petal High School.