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  1. Local representatives met Wednesday to discuss transportation updates. Photo Source WDAMRead the original story

    Wednesday Jan 28 | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    City representatives from Hattiesburg, Petal, Lamar and Forrest counties met Wednesday to discuss updates to the Western Beltway Feasibility Study and the Long Range Transportation Plan. Officials and community members were able to make suggestions to bike routes and transportation methods that are being planned.

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  2. Carey theatre and Spanish students to present Latin fable 'Bocon'Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 20 | WLOX-TV Biloxi

    ... Baxter Walters, of Hattiesburg, Amanda Gibson, of Columbia, Michaela McCraw, of Rapid City, SD, Gunner Stewart, of Petal, Zachary Singletary, of Madison, Alisha Fishel, of Olive Branch, Devin Sorrell, of Bardstown, KY, and Lindsay Knight, of ...

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  3. District Spelling Bee held at N.R. Burger Middle SchoolRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 16 | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    ... was "wah-hee-neh" (WA-"HE"-NAY) w-a-h-i-n-e meaning female surfer. The Forrest County Spelling Bee which will include Petal, FCAHS and Hattiesburg is to be held later in the month of February.

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  4. Authorities in pursuit of convicted felon near Paul B. Johnson State ParkRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 14 | WLOX-TV Biloxi

    ... Forrest County Deputies, Lamar County Sheriff's Department, U.S. Marshall's Task Force, Mississippi Highway Patrol, Petal K-9 officers, and Mississippi Department of Corrections officers assisted in the overnight search for Ledingham, 28. "Ledingham ...

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  5. Forrest County manhunt still ongoing for convicted felonRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 16 | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    A manhunt for a convicted felon suspected of kidnapping his former girlfriend extended through the overnight hours and continued into Friday. Forrest County Deputies, Lamar County Sheriff's Department, U.S. Marshall's Task Force, Mississippi Highway Patrol, Petal K-9 officers, and Mississippi Department of Corrections officers assisted in the overnight search for Ryan Ledingham, 28. "Ledingham is considered armed and dangerous, if you see him, contact 911 immediately," said Forrest County Sheriff's Department Capt.

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  6. 3 charged in Petal shoplifting incidentRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 15 | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    Dimirti Milsap, 22, Shawn Moore, 20, and Brittany Simmons, 20, were all taken into custody a short time after the incident. According to a press release from the Petal Police Department, officers responded to a shoplifting call at the Petal Wal-Mart on Tuesday.

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  7. Metropolitan Planning Organization discusses transportation routesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 14 | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    The Hattiesburg-Petal-Forrest-Lamar Metropolitan Planning Organization met today to discuss various plans to improve transportation in the local area. The Metropolitan Planning Organization works with the Mayors of Petal and Hattiesburg, along with Board Supervisors from Forrest and Lamar County.

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  8. adp meetingRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 9 | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    The Area Development Partnership held its Business Before Hours State of the Region breakfast aimed at discussing 2014's accomplishments and planning ahead for 2015. Representatives and residents of Hattiesburg, Petal, Forrest County, Lamar County, and Perry County were in attendance.

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  9. Two were injured in a wreck in Petal Wednesday morning.Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 30, 2014 | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    District Attorney John Champion is waiting for subpoenas and lab results this week that may give investigators more clues into the timeline leading up to Jessica Chambers' death. District Attorney John Champion is waiting for subpoenas and lab results this week that may give investigators more clues into the timeline leading up to Jessica Chambers' death.

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  10. Metro Crime Stoppers offers reward for information regarding Petal crimesRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 30, 2014 | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    Metro Crime Stoppers, in coordination with the Petal Police Department, are paying cash money for tips that will lead Petal Police to an arrest in a commercial burglary at the Highway 42 East Mini Storage building and a felony theft at the construction site of the future Petal McDonald's located on Evelyn Gandy Parkway. Petal Police say the Mini Storage facility was burglarized in December 2014 and an undisclosed amount of property was stolen.

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  11. MDOT urges safety for New Year'sRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 29, 2014 | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    ... travel times of the year, and unfortunately, that means more crashes. Metro Crime Stoppers, in coordination with the Petal Police Department, are paying cash money for tips that will lead Petal Police to an arrest in a commercial burglary at the ...

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  12. Petal Children's Task Force assist families with Christmas toys and food.Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 19, 2014 | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    Over 200 families and over 400 children were receiving food boxes and Christmas gifts on Thursday and Friday as the Petal Children's Task Force helped make the holidays a little brighter for area families in need. The Christmas Assistance program was started over 25-years ago and has helped thousands of families during the holiday season.

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  13. A Full Phone Charge in Just 15 Minutes - The World's Fastest...Read the original story

    Dec 18, 2014 | DVDCreation Reviews

    A Full Phone Charge in Just 15 Minutes - The World's Fastest Charging External Battery: 100% in Just 15 Minutes Inspired by electric-vehicle supercharging technology, UK hardware startup Petalite have announced the Petalite Flux, an external battery for your phone that can be charged to 100% in just 15 minutes; combined with their revolutionary Power Dock technology the Petalite flux can either be charged normally via USB or in just 15 minutes with 10 amps of power when using the Power Dock. " External chargers are handy, but remembering to charge them up can be a pain.

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  14. Honorary Pet Mayor of Oak Grove will be decided democratically. Photo by Jeff DaleyRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 17, 2014 | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    ... for Pet Mayor. "There are no restrictions as far as residency for the animal whether it's in Lamar County, Oak Grove, Petal or Hattiesburg," Sumrall said. Residents are invited to go online and vote for their favorite pet. Each vote costs one ...

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  15. Petal Police: Shop with a CopRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 13, 2014 | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    ... the officers to deal with children in a positive light and for the children to see officers in a positive light," said Petal Police Administration Assistant Miranda Williams. In addition to the annual shopping program, kids got a chance to enjoy ...

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  16. More Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 11, 2014 | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    Mississippi Lieutenant Governor Tate Reeves, with support from Governor Phil Bryant, said earlier this month he wanted to create a task force to create higher educational standards in Mississippi in place of Common Core, which was fully implemented this year. State board of education member Bill Jones of Petal said he does not anticipate an appeal and said it would be a timely process.

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  17. Some Lamar residents worried beltway study could lead to new work on Jackson RoadRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 10, 2014 | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    ... a feasibility study of a new western beltway, which would run through both Lamar and Forrest counties. The Hattiesburg-Petal-Forrest-Lamar Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) sponsored that study. It proposes three alternatives to join 49 and ...

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  18. Governor recognizes Pine Belt businesses for achievements in exportingRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 5, 2014 | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    ... said Bryant in a prepared statement. Nine companies received certificates of achievement from the Governor, including Petal's Flathau's Fine Foods and Waynesboro's Quality Plywood, Inc. "I give all the credit to my staff," said Jeff Flathau. "I've ...

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  19. Boys Basketball: St. Martin slams Petal in Forrest County tournament, 61-33Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 4, 2014 | The Mississippi Press

    Rodrick Sikes scored 26 points and grabbed seven rebounds to lead St. Martin past Petal 61-33 in the Forrest County Invitational tournament.

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  20. Byrd Boulevard opens in Petal. Photo by Eddie RobertsonRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 4, 2014 | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    It was 10-years in planning and development, but now the Byrd Boulevard Extension in Petal has finally opened. It's about 1.1 miles in length and connects the road that runs from the Evelyn Gandy Parkway beside Wal-Mart to Old Richton Road.

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