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  1. 3 jailed after alleged robbery in Hub CityRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    ... auto burglary, and kidnapping. His bond was set at $2750,000 during his initial appearance. Patsy Smith, 29, of Petal, was arrested and charged with armed robbery, auto burglary, kidnapping and possession of controlled substance. Her bond was set at ...

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  2. a Fear and anxietya keep Mississippi immigration lawyers busyRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 23 | Sunherald.com

    ... even citizens." Wednesday's Immigration and Customs Enforcement raids at eight Asian restaurants in Jackson, Flowood, Petal and Meridian - though they were the result of a year-long criminal investigation and not any recent policy change - only ...

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  3. Tornado debris removal nearing final phase in PetalRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 23 | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    Most of the debris along the roadside from the affected areas has been removed or is in the process of being removed. Mayor Hal Marx is urging residents, who may have debris in their yard, to please move it to the edge of the road to be picked up.

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  4. Forrest County Disaster Recovery Center Changing Hours, Closing March 3; Help Remains AvailableRead the original story

    Wednesday Feb 22 | Federal Emergency Management Agency

    - The disaster recovery center in Petal is adjusting hours of operation beginning Saturday, Feb. 25. The center, run jointly by the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency and the Federal Emergency Management Agency, will close permanently on Friday, ...

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  5. Hattiesburg changing alcohol ordinance. Source: WDAMRead the original story

    Tuesday Feb 21 | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    ... 2 Councilwoman Deborah Delgado said she hopes the decision leads to collaborative projects between Hattiesburg and Petal because of Chain Park's location between the two cities. "One of the things that we've done over the past, I think, year and a ...

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  6. Animal shelter partners with Pizza Hut for giveback dayRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 21 | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    ... Road in Hattiesburg 3610 Hardy Street in Hattiesburg 1000 Broadway Drive in Hattiesburg 223 W Central Avenue in Petal 176 Shelby Speights Drive in Purvis Copyright WDAM 2017. Al... Five Pine Belt Pizza Hut locations will donate 20 percent of ...

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  7. Pine Belt firefighters, police play football to help Habitat for HumanityRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Feb 18 | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    Fire helmets and police handcuffs were exchanged for pigskin Saturday, as some Pine Belt firefighters and police officers squared off on the gridiron for a good cause. Petal firefighters took on Petal Police while Hub City firefighters battled Hattiesburg Police for bragging rights and funds for the Hattiesburg Area Habitat for Humanity.

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  8. William Carey getting ready for students SaturdayRead the original story

    Thursday Feb 16 | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    William Carey University will open its gates and facilities to students this weekend. This comes almost one month after the deadly EF-3 tornado ripped through the Hattiesburg and Petal communities.

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  9. Advantages of Visiting a MEMA/FEMA Disaster Recovery CenterRead the original story

    Thursday Feb 16 | Federal Emergency Management Agency

    ... MEMA/FEMA DRCs are open in Forrest County at the C. E. Roy Community Center, 300 E. 5th Street, in Hattiesburg and the Petal Civic Center, 712A South Main Street in Petal. Hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. ...

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  10. Road to recovery continues after January tornadoRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 14 | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    ... as long as I can," she said. "So, salvaging it is a must." Baker's home is like so many others in the Hattiesburg and Petal areas, and down some streets it looks like new from homes that did not suffer any damage, and then others, it looks like a ...

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  11. Small businesses ready for last-minute Valentine's Day shoppersRead the original story

    Monday Feb 13 | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    Americans are expected to spend $18.2 billion this Valentine's Day, and small businesses in Hattiesburg and Petal are ready for shoppers looking for last-minute gifts. "You know people come in last minute for valentines, so we've done prepackaged strawberries," said Jennifer Thorpe, a decorator at Home Bake and Candy Shoppe in Hattiesburg.

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  12. Valentine's Day a busy one at the Flower PetalerRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Feb 12 | Fort Morgan Times

    Mandy Yearous prepares a flower arrangement for a customer. She is just one the arrangers at the Flower Petaler shop on Main St. Norma Kroskob and her daughter Diane Schulte own the Flower Petaler on Main Street.

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  13. Laurel residents attend the annual Magnolia State Bank Chili Cook Off Saturday. Photo credit WDAM.Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Feb 11 | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    ... a little early in Hattiesburg. FEMA is providing information about building safer and stronger at Lowe's stores in Petal and Hattiesburg through Feb. 14. Photo credit WDAM. Two Iowa State University pitchers checked the University of Southern ...

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  14. FEMA sets up mitigation stations at Petal, Hattiesburg Lowe'sRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Feb 11 | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    FEMA has set up tables at Lowe's stores in Petal and Hattiesburg, staffed by mitigation specialists who can provide tips and answer questions about reducing future home damage. "With tornadic events, safe rooms are a really, really good investment and we really highly recommend that people come by and get free information," said Ken Higginbotham, a public information officer with FEMA.

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  15. Teen criminally charged in Petal High threatsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 9 | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    Those charges are stalking with a credible threat and disturbance of a school session, according to Petal School District officials. Authorities were made aware of the situation last week after a student informed a staff member of verbal threats overheard on campus.

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  16. Harrison County raises 2 million pennies for tornado-ravaged schoolRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 9 | Sunherald.com

    Petal and Harrison school district superintendents Matthew Dillon, left, and Roy Gill are longtime associates. Dillon thanked Gill Wednesday for the Harrison County School District's "Pennies for Petal" drive.

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  17. The run is in honor of those who lost their lives in the storm. Source: FGHRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 9 | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    A memorial run has been scheduled to honor the lives lost in a devastating tornado that struck both Hattiesburg and Petal on January 21. The Greater PineBelt Foundation and The Pinebelt Pacers have come together to create a 4 mile run/ 2 mile march at Town Square Park to honor those who died in the storms. "Our goal is to bring everyone together, those affected by the storm and those who want to help," said Audrey Jackson with Diva Timing.

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  18. CA Flower Mall Petalers Share DIY Valentine Rose Care Florists TipsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 9 | PRWeb

    CA Flower Mall petalers share their favorite DIY Valentine's rose care tips of the trade web series showing florists, seasonal help and DIY rose lovers what to do or what to ask be done when they buy a bundle of flower market roses. Many CFM petalers have staff that will open a rose bundle and condition the roses for customers if they know to ask them.

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  19. Millions of pennies collected to help Petal tornado victimsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 9 | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    It took 22 schools two weeks to raise more than two million pennies. Those numbers together mean the world to Petal School District Superintendent Dr. Matt Dillon.

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  20. Mississippi Disaster Recovery Centers Change Hours, DaysRead the original story

    Wednesday Feb 8 | Federal Emergency Management Agency

    The disaster recovery centers open in Hattiesburg and Petal in Forrest County are changing their hours of operation, effective Monday, Feb. 13. The centers remain open daily from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. through Friday, Feb. 10. On Saturday, Feb. 11, the centers' hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Beginning Feb. 13, the centers will be open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday until further notice. The centers will be closed on Sundays.

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