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  1. 826-pound, 14.25-inch alligator sets 2 Mississippi recordsRead the original story

    55 min ago | WLOX-TV Biloxi

    ... at more than 14 feet long. He says it was shot Saturday by Kenny Crechale of Morton, hunting with Ronnie Clifton of Petal. Flynt says it was on private land, where permits let people take alligators during daylight with high-powered rifles. Earlier ...

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  2. 1 jailed, 2 sought in Petal kidnapping, robberyRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 27 | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    On Friday, Aug. 21, Petal police responded to a report of three black males that entered a residence at 407 West 7th Street in Petal. "The three males took an assortment of items, a wallet, cash, x-box, cash, computers a small safe, knives and other things," said Petal Police Investigator Ken Bullock.

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  3. Petal police searching for home invasion suspectsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 26 | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    Officers responded to residential burglary in the area of Graves Crossroads and Springfield Road just after 3:30 p.m. Petal Police Detective Craig Locke said the two suspects are dark skin, and light skin black males, who fled in a tan 1990s model Toyota 4 Runner with tinted windows. "When they fled from the scene, they fired a shot, no one was hit or injured or anything like that," said Locke.

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  4. Hattiesburg announces Job Access and Reverse Commute ProgramRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 24 | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    The City of Hattiesburg and Grove Transit, Inc. have partnered to improve access to places of employment and employment- related activities for low-income and public assistance recipients of Hattiesburg-Petal-Lamar-Forrest County. The opportunity was made possible thanks to a $367,964 grant, with $183,982 of that being the local match, and $183,982 from the Federal Transit Administration to establish and operate the Job Access and Reverse Commute Program slated to begin September 1, 2015.

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  5. Katrina UntoldRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 24 | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    ... with one headed to the high school in the southern part of the county and the other going to the neighboring town of Petal. Forrest County Agricultural High School served as a staging area earlier in the week, but just like the other staging areas, ...

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  6. Gene Phelps: 'Nothing to nothing' is still somethingRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 21 | Newms360.com

    ... for the Hattiesburg American that Sept. 1, 1978, evening was the season-opener between an average mid-sized program, Petal, and a small-school contender, in host Purvis. Purvis was coached by a legend, Jack Craft - I mean the team's fieldhouse was ...

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  7. More Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 20 | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    ... shot by WDAM last summer, the state flag was flying, and Google Earth shows the state flag at City Hall last spring. Petal voted to keep the state flag flying at town buildings, however Starkville and Oxford both voted to remove state flags at their ...

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  8. Four from Magnolia State Bank join MBARead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 20 | Mississippi Business Journal

    ... 2015-16: Kris Mangum will serve on the MBA Lending Committee. Currently, Mangum is president of Magnolia State Bank in Petal. The Lending Committee is charged with engaging in activities that will benefit the lenders in MBA member banks. Amanda ...

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  9. No unions but there is free jewelry: What the national media are saying about college footballRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 18 | NOLA.com

    ... football for 2015. LSU running back Leonard Fournette is on that list. Finally, they're just giving away jewelry in Petal, Miss. Of course, there is a catch and it's a big one. If you buy jewelry from Carter's Jewelry in Petal during the month of ...

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  10. Jewelry store: free items for rivalry winRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 17 | CBS Sports

    Want a shot at some free jewelry? Well, Carter's Jewelry in Petal, Mississippi is offering you a chance at some free bling, though it's not going to be easy to get it. The promotion the store is running is rather simple.

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  11. Dorothy Lee McGee, last seen on Southgate Rd.Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Aug 16 | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    Magee went missing Saturday night around 7 p.m. on Southgate Drive near Petal at the Mini Farm subdivision. "She does suffer from dementia, and is an insulin dependent diabetic, so it is important we locate her quick," said Forrest County a Emergency Management Director Glen Moore.

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  12. Forrest County authorities search for missing womanRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Aug 16 | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    Forrest County emergency responders are searching for a missing woman and need your help. Dorothy Lee Magee, 65, was last seen just after 7 p.m. Saturday night on Southgate Drive near Petal at the Mini Farm subdivision.

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  13. Cinnabon holds grand opening at Turtle Creek Mall in HattiesburgRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 14 | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    ... a free Cinnabon for a year. "Hattiesburg is like the center for all kind of great communities, places like Purvis and Petal and all these great places that are around Hattiesburg, and with USM being here and just the really great hometown feel of ...

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  14. Forrest General Hospital hosts open house with demonstration at new Simulation CenterRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 13 | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    ... the death of a railroad worker who was killed late Wednesday night when he was trapped between two train cars in Petal. Authorities are investigating the death of a railroad worker who was killed late Wednesday night when he was trapped between two ...

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  15. More Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 13 | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    ... and I hope Mississippi cheers for our drivers this week." Charles H. Bowman, Wal-Mart Transportation (Sleeper) - Petal, MS Brandon Lee, FedEx Ground (Step Van) - Purvis, MS Robert Lungrin, Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc. (3-Axle) - Brandon, MS John ...

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  16. City of Ellisville issues boil water notice for some of its residentsRead the original story

    Thursday Aug 13 | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    Authorities are investigating the death of a railroad worker who was killed late Wednesday night when he was trapped between two train cars in Petal. Authorities are investigating the death of a railroad worker who was killed late Wednesday night when he was trapped between two train cars in Petal.

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  17. Watch The Saints tonight on WDAM 7 NBCRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 13 | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    ... the death of a railroad worker who was killed late Wednesday night when he was trapped between two train cars in Petal. Authorities are investigating the death of a railroad worker who was killed late Wednesday night when he was trapped between two ...

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  18. Railroad worker dies after being trapped between rail cars in PetalRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 12 | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    Authorities are investigating the death of a railroad worker who was killed late Wednesday night when he was trapped between two train cars in Petal. Details are incomplete, but the incident happened around 11:15 p.m. along Highway 11, just north of the Petal city limits.

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  19. Petal man drowns in private pondRead the original story

    Wednesday Aug 12 | WLBT-TV Jackson

    Authorities say a 33-year-old Petal man drowned in the Sheeplo community after what appears to be an accident while fishing. Forrest County coroner Butch Benedict tells The Hattiesburg American Billy Ray Fairley drowned in a private pond off of Bennie Burkett Road.

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  20. USM professor to showcase cold case crimes as part of library civil rights exhibitRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 11 | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    A University of Southern Mississippi history professor will speak about unsolved murders and other crimes from the civil rights era during a presentation at The Library of Hattiesburg, Petal and Forrest County Thursday night. Kevin Greene's discussion titled, "Civil Rights Cold Case Files," will focus on some of the high-profile racially-motivated killings that occurred during the civil rights movement and what can be done to reopen many closed investigations.

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