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Yesterday | Hattiesburg American

Government meetings

Details: 583-4329. * Hattiesburg School District meets at 6 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month at the district headquarters, 301 Mamie St. Details: 584-6283.

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Related Topix: Hattiesburg, MS, Petal, MS, Mississippi, Forrest County, MS

Sat Apr 19, 2014

Hattiesburg American

Lamar probing roadway issues

PURVIS - At least three Lamar County subdivisions have seen sections of roadway crumble away, and the board of supervisors is determined to get to the bottom of it.

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Related Topix: Purvis, MS, Hattiesburg, MS

Fri Apr 18, 2014

Sunherald.com

Judge resets deer-smuggling trial in Gulfport

Three men and a Louisiana company accused of deer-smuggling are considering a plea offer that requires each of them to accept or the plea will be withdrawn, court documents show.

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Related Topix: Gulfport, MS, Pearl River County, MS

Thu Apr 17, 2014

Hattiesburg American

2 face drug charges after stop

A Texas man and juvenile are in federal custody after more than 11 pounds of heroin were found in their vehicle Tuesday night during a traffic stop on Interstate 59. Lamar County Sheriff Danny Rigel said the northbound vehicle was pulled over near the Purvis exit about 9:30 p.m. for careless driving.

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Related Topix: Purvis, MS

Hattiesburg American

Legislative support: Bond money gives LCSD flexibility with projects

Lamar County School District Superintendent Ben Burnett never realized how his occasional conversations with Sen. Joey Fillingane, R-Sumrall, would pay off.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Sumrall, MS

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Hattiesburg American

Lamar Co. adds 2 K-9s

PURVIS - The Lamar County Sheriff's Office subscribes to the notion that a dog is man's best friend.

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Related Topix: Purvis, MS

Sun Apr 13, 2014

Hattiesburg American

Government meetings

Details: 583-4329. * Hattiesburg School District meets at 6 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month at the district headquarters, 301 Mamie St. Details: 584-6283.

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Related Topix: Hattiesburg, MS, Petal, MS, Mississippi, Forrest County, MS

Sat Apr 12, 2014

Hattiesburg American

Serving those who served

For two years, Jean Powell had been running in place trying to secure a military pension that she believed her widowed mother was eligible to receive.

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Related Topix: Oloh, MS, Life, Veteran Affairs, Purvis, MS, US Military, US Navy

Thu Apr 10, 2014

Hattiesburg American

Right Way To Throw Away Day set for Saturday

Local residents will be able to dispose of hazardous household waste at no charge Saturday in the annual "Right Way To Throw Away Day" in Forrest and Lamar counties.

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Related Topix: Forrest County, MS, Hattiesburg, MS, Purvis, MS

Wed Apr 09, 2014

Hattiesburg American

Healthy Futures to focus on seniors

A public forum that is part of the Smart Aging: Healthy Futures project will focus on the health and health care of Lamar County's senior adults.

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Related Topix: Mississippi State University, Purvis, MS

Mon Apr 07, 2014

Hattiesburg American

Lamar County looking at E911 upgrade

PURVIS _ Lamar County will have to upgrade its capabilities at its new Emergency Management Agency/E911 dispatch center to be able to receive videos, pictures and messages via text.

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Related Topix: Purvis, MS

Sun Apr 06, 2014

Hattiesburg American

Officials: Building codes an 'unfunded mandate'

In the wake of a string of natural disasters to hit Mississippi over the past decade, a newly minted state law will require counties and cities starting Aug. 1 to adopt a consistent and stronger set of standards for the construction of residential and commercial buildings.

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Related Topix: Life, Holidays, Lughnasadh, Purvis, MS, Forrest County, MS, Hattiesburg, MS

Sat Apr 05, 2014

WLBT-TV Jackson

West Nile numbers continue rising

More human West Nile Virus cases are reported by the Mississippi State Department of Health.

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Related Topix: West Nile Virus, Health, Mississippi State, MS, Hinds County, MS, Rankin County, MS

Hattiesburg American

Finishing touches: West Fourth Street projects nearing completion

For the past six years, some stretch of West Fourth Street has been under some sort of construction.

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Related Topix: Hattiesburg, MS, Prentiss, MS, Jefferson Davis County, MS

Tue Apr 01, 2014

Hattiesburg American

Landslide settles Purvis Alderman race

PURVIS _ Jerry D. Smith recevied 93.6 percent of the votes cast today to win the vacant Ward 3 Alderman seat in Purvis.

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Related Topix: Purvis, MS

Sun Mar 30, 2014

WLBT-TV Jackson

West Nile numbers continue rising

More human West Nile Virus cases are reported by the Mississippi State Department of Health.

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Related Topix: West Nile Virus, Health, Mississippi State, MS, Hinds County, MS, Rankin County, MS

Wed Mar 26, 2014

Hattiesburg American

Crime Report

<![CDATA[Incident Reports Monday * Grand larceny from an individual, Fountainbleau Apartments on West Fourth Street * Commercial burglary, Outback Storage on Lincoln Road * Commercial burglary, Grace Christian School, window broken and door opened, but nothing stolen PETAL * Officers responded to one alarm, one attempted burglary, two disturbances, one grass fire, one medical call, two complaints, one stranded motorist, two public assists, one reckless driver, three suspicious vehicles and two welfare checks LAMAR COUNTY * Deputies responded to four alarm calls, one accident with no injuries, three animal calls, three disturbances and two domestic disturbances MISSISSIPPI HIGHWAY PATROL * Troopers responded to two accidents with no injuries

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Related Topix: Petal, MS

Hattiesburg American

It's a busy spring in the Pine Belt business scene

This week in the Pine Belt, we have a new gas station/convenience store, as well as several meetings and events.

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Related Topix: Hattiesburg, MS, Ridgeland, MS, Petal, MS, University of Southern Mississippi

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