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Brian Hall was named director of the Petal Parks and Recreation Department during Tuesday night’s Mayor and Board of Aldermen meeting.

Emmie Perkins felt a flood of feelings Saturday night as she stood on the Evangel Temple stage in Meridian, knowing that she was one of the last two contestants in the state Distinguished Young Woman program.

On this week’s episode of The PineBeltSPORTS Podcast, Andrew caught up with former Southern Miss star and Minnesota Twins second baseman Brian Dozier. They talk trade rumors and his time at Southern Miss.

By now, Hattiesburg residents are familiar with the current culinary offerings at The District at Midtown, with Fuzzy’s Taco Shop, Asian Café, Taziki’s Mediterranean Café and Southern Kernels Gourmet Popcorn opening their doors during the last...

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.

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.




School district unveils 2016-2017 accountability dashboard

By NIKKI SMITH,

While Petal School District faculty, staff and students are proud of their rating as number one in the state based on the results of Mississippi Department of Education’s accountability model results, Superintendent Dr. Matt Dillon said this is only one piece of the district’s story.



District seeks community aid

By NIKKI SMITH,

It’s nearing that time again.

Through the Mississippi Early Learning Collaborative legislation, support for a Mississippi Department of Education approved early learning collaborative could make individuals and corporations eligible for a 1:1 state tax credit for a donated amount up to $1 million. 



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