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'Windham' name prominently featured on Petal's defense

By CAMAL PETRO,

They’re not brothers nor are they cousins. Petal’s Kobe Windham and Michael Windham aren’t related at all, but the two do share something in common. Both play defense for the Petal Panthers and both are trying to build upon successful seasons last year to help Petal earn its 11th straight playoff appearance in 2018.





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Dealing with it: Hattiesburg's Hartfield battles through health to reach glory

By CAMAL PETRO,

Last May, Joe Hartfield was on top of the world. The Hattiesburg Tigers had just clinched the school’s first state baseball championship since 2006, and it was the first title of Hartfield’s head-coaching career. Some know the pain he has dealt with during the last couple of years, but most don’t know the whole truth.






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HUB CITY BLUES

By CARY HUDSON,

My earliest memories of music are from church, and I was especially fond of the heartfelt singing and enthusiastic gospel piano at the small country church in Hickory Grove, where my Mamaw and Papaw attended.

It was a big deal to ride the twenty miles from Sumrall to downtown Hattiesburg in Papaw's truck.



Supervisors review bidding process, delay wheel loader purchase

By BUSTER WOLFE,

A discussion last Thursday over bids received by the Lamar County Board of Supervisors for at least one wheel loader turned into an examination of the bidding process and the way the specifications were written. The end result was all three bids were thrown out and rebidding will delay purchase of a wheel loader for a month.


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Faculty, staff, students raise over $6K for Texas school district

By NIKKI SMITH,

Faculty, staff and students in Petal School District have been pinching pennies lately as a way to pay it forward to other districts affected by hurricanes.

After Petal was hit by a tornado in January, numerous school districts reached out to Petal School District to offer assistance.


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