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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.

Outstanding Administrator: Supt. Dillon honored with Excellence in Education award


Each year, out of 15 universities throughout Mississippi that submit nominees for an Excellence in Education award to the Mississippi Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, only three individuals are chosen for awards: one Outstanding Administrator, one Outstanding Intern and one Outstanding Educator.

Making Moves: Momentum makes its way to Midtown Market


It’s been several years since Hattiesburg City Council members approved the initial outline of a master plan for midtown Hattiesburg, designed to rejuvenate and create a new identity for the area that’s since been expanded to West Fourth Street to the north, Lincoln Road to the south, U.S. 49 to the east and Interstate 59 to the west.

A new tradition: Pine Belt students enrolled in WCU's School of Pharmacy


William Carey University’s much-anticipated School of Pharmacy opened today (July 23) at the Tradition campus with an inaugural class of 58 students. The students represent many backgrounds and professions, including Douglas DeGeorge, a Biloxi police officer who plans to work full-time while attending pharmacy school.