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  1. 1 dead, 3 injured in Forrest County wreckRead the original story w/Photo

    21 hrs ago | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    Forrest County deputies responded to a fatal accident around 10:15 p.m. on Davis Road in the Sunrise community of Petal Tuesday night. The driver was traveling northbound and lost control of the car.

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  2. This teen is wanted on felony fraud charges in Jones County. Source: JCSDRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    ... to a news release from the sheriff, Lampley wrote a bad check for $4,500. The victim was able to get the car back in Petal, but Lampley was not with the vehicle. On July 19 Lampley allegedly visited another dealership in Jones County where she took ...

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  3. South Mississippi felony arrest mugshots for Sunday, July 24Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday | Sunherald.com

    ... Jackson County sheriff's deputies July 24 on a charge of possession of methamphetamine. Jason Walter Longyear, 39, of Petal, was arrested by Diamondhead police July 24 on a charge of possession of a controlled substance. John David Cumberland, 45, ...

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  4. Forrest County EMA addresses river rescuesRead the original story

    Monday Jul 25 | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    ... is, know how long it's going to take to do the float that you are planning on, if you are floating from Eastabuchie to Petal, anticipate 8 to 10 hours, if you are on the Black Creek and your floating from Brooklyn to Janice, know how long that float ...

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  5. School district retains top ratingRead the original story

    Thursday Jul 21 | The Webster Progress-Times

    ... 54 C districts, 30 D districts and no F districts with the waiver. Only three districts - Corinth, Lamar County and Petal - would have earned an A without the waiver. More districts moved from a D to a C label when compared to the 2013-14 official ...

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  6. Petal Churches join together in prayer after Baton Rouge ShootingsRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jul 16 | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    ... your loving arms around them as they protect us," said Mount Vernon Missionary Baptist Church Pastor Carl Burkett. Petal School District police officer Clay Johnson said he was honored to get recognized for his service in the community. "It's very ...

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  7. Lawyer of Petal landlord says his client is innocentRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 14 | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    According to Petal Police, Shirley Lowery is charged with four counts of theft of utilities, three counts of tampering of city water and three counts of building code violations. Lawyer Tom Fortner spokes to WDAM 7 News Thursday afternoon, and Fortner said Lowery did not steal electricity from the city.

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  8. MDE releases accountability scores, Lamar County, Petal among state's bestRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 14 | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    The Mississippi Department of Education released school district performance ratings for the 2014-2015 school year Thursday, and two Pine Belt school districts are top performers in the state. Lamar County Schools and Petal School District are two of the 19 school districts in the state to receive an A rating.

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  9. Family of homicide victim: 'It hurts, but the violence needs to stop'Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 11 | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    ... was just a bubbly, bubbly person and then to know her you fall in love, you fall in love," Shandra Dewberry said. The Petal Police Department has set up a benefit account to raise money for two of their officers at Bancorp South. The Petal Police ...

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  10. 1 in custody following Hub City bank robberyRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 11 | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    ... one count of armed robbery and booked into the Forrest County Jail where he is awaiting his initial appearance. The Petal Police Department has set up a benefit account to raise money for two of their officers at Bancorp South. The Petal Police ...

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  11. Officer Charles Reid/Photo credit: WDAMRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 11 | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    The Petal Police Department has set up a benefit account to raise money for two of their officers at Bancorp South. You can donate any branch of Bancorp South under "Benefit Account for Officer Charles Reid" or "Benefit Account for Officer Mickey Hurt."

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  12. females and firearmswoman changing the face of gun ownershipRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jul 10 | Connecticut Post

    In this April 30, 2016 photograph, Jake Driskell, a Laurel police officer and owner of Gun Guy Tactical, helps Crestview Baptist Church member and first time shooter Katherine Huffman, line up her sights with her husband's revolver during the live fire portion of a enhanced concealed carry class sponsored by the church for members and area residents in Petal, Miss. The 20 participants received hands on assistance during a practical shooting exercise, a thorough review on the fundamentals of safe handling of firearms in addition to a review of the basic and enhanced Mississippi Concealed Carry laws.

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  13. Gun ownership more female than everRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jul 9 | Greenwich Citizen

    In this April 30, 2016 photograph, Jake Driskell, a Laurel police officer and owner of Gun Guy Tactical, helps Crestview Baptist Church member and first time shooter Katherine Huffman, line up her sights with her husband's revolver during the live fire portion of a enhanced concealed carry class sponsored by the church for members and area residents in Petal, Miss. The 20 participants received hands on assistance during a practical shooting exercise, a thorough review on the fundamentals of safe handling of firearms in addition to a review of the basic and enhanced Mississippi Concealed Carry laws.

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  14. Parents begin to gather supplies for school. Photo Credit WDAM.Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 5 | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    ... expect to pay big bucks to fill their children's backpacks. WDAM gathered supply lists from NR Burger Middle School, Petal Middle School and Oak Grove Middle School to see how it can add up. NR Burger Middle School in Hattiesburg has the least ...

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  15. Local judges won't hear Hattiesburg annexation case. Source: Raycom News NetworkRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 4 | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    ... exists between two governmental entities, such as Lamar County and the City of Hattiesburg and possibly the City of Petal." Hattiesburg filed annexation petitions in both Forrest and Lamar Counties, and Scanlon said they city's still seeking to ...

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  16. Petal still on track to being safest cityRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 30 | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    Percentages of crimes are up in some felony areas, according to Petal crime statistics, but the raw numbers are extremely low. "Crime is slightly up, and you know that comes from the summer months, more people out and about, of course with school being out, you have smaller crimes, vandalism, trespassing and things like that," Petal Police Chief Leonard Fuller said.

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  17. Pine Belt city tax revenues on target for yearRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 30 | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    Mississippi lawmakers headed back to Jackson Tuesday to fix a budget gap because state tax revenue collections fell short of projections, but that' is not the case for cities in the Pine Belt. "Our revenue is actually coming in on target," Petal Mayor Hal Marx said.

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  18. Pine Belt companies explain MS Medicaid coverage after mom's struggle for diabetic testing suppliesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 29 | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    ... family, and we are going to work diligently because we understand it's really complex." Park Place Pharmacy in Petal is attempting to remove some of the complication by offering free testing supplies through its diabetic care club. "Instead of all ...

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  19. Suspect pleads guilty in connection to HPD murdersRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 27 | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    ... Brady also pleaded guilty to an aggravated domestic violence case from April 2015 that occurred on Hillcrest Loop in Petal. For the aggravated domestic violence case, he was sentenced 10 years with three to serve and the remaining seven to be ...

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  20. Wyatt Emmerich: Corruption the rule rather than the exception in JacksonRead the original story

    Monday Jun 27 | Commercial Dispatch

    ... city of Jackson. The MAC Construction Web site lists its partners: United Water, Hemphill Construction, Siemens, CDM, Petal Valve, Neel-Schaffer, Terra Renewal. Every one of them is connected with the city of Jackson. You have to wonder about a ...

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