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Serving the Pine Belt, providing local news, sports and information.
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Only 2 hours until Southern Miss faces East Carolina in the opening round of the Conference USA baseball tournament at Pete Taylor Park. Will you be there tonight?
#SouthernMiss #CUSATournament #baseball
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Hattiesburg police are still investigating a shooting that took place last month at the Islamic Center of Hattiesburg, saying it is still an open investigation.

Click here to read more: http://www.hattiesburgamerican.com/article/20140420/NEWS01/304200022/HPD-continues-probe-shooting-Islamic-Center
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In case you missed yesterday's coverage of the tornado that touched down in Covington County: The National Weather Service confirmed Monday that an EF-2 tornado with winds of 125 mph and a path of 16 miles touched down in Covington County, north of the city of Collins, early Monday morning. Seven minor injuries were reported. #tornado #mississippi 

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http://www.hattiesburgamerican.com/article/20140408/NEWS01/304080004/Digging-out
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About 30 teachers from around South Mississippi recently assembled at Oak Grove Primary School for training on how to integrate the arts into classroom instruction. The training is part of Mississippi Arts Commission's Whole Schools Initiative.

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http://hatne.ws/1j1tZj1
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Hattiesburg City Council will vote today on Mayor Johnny DuPree's nominees for five city departments, which include the public works manager, fire chief and water and sewer director.

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http://hatne.ws/1eOFBTn
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UPDATE: Interstate 59 remains closed in both directions at U.S. 11, exit 60, after a tanker truck overturned Tuesday evening spilling a hazardous chemical on the highway. 

Read more: www.hattiesburgamerican.com/article/20140312/NEWS01/140312009/I-59-US-11-closed-tanker-cleanup-continues
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The vote to override veto on Hattiesburg's sewer rate hike never came to pass Monday.

Click here to find out why: www.hattiesburgamerican.com/article/20140311/NEWS01/303110021/Sewer-rate-vote-squelched

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Southern Miss senior guard Jamierra Faulkner was named Conference USA Defensive Player of the Year, the league office announced today. In addition, junior forward Tamara Jones was chosen as C-USA's Newcomer of the Year.

Read more: http://hatne.ws/1kIbxQA
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Southern Miss women's basketball coach Joye Lee-McNelis has been named Conference USA Coach of the Year. This is the first time in her 23-year career she has won the award.

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http://hatne.ws/1oFVL65
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After a nearly two-week search, a 37-year-old Hattiesburg woman wanted in the death of an elderly man was arrested Wednesday just outside Hattiesburg city limits in Lamar County. Carrie Lea Reynolds was booked into Forrest County Jail on a second-degree murder charge. Traxler said tips received through Metro Crime Stoppers helped lead to Reynolds' capture.

http://hatne.ws/NBTOMR
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