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Pier 1, Kirkland’s to close some stores in Mississippi

By JACK WEATHERLY At least two Pier 1 Imports stores in Mississippi, including the one at the intersection of Ridgewood Road and County Line Road in Ridgeland, will be among the 450 stores the chain will close. Kirkland’s, meantime, will close its store on the Jackson side of County Line Road by the end of March. Pier 1 announced that ...

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To fight crime, Hattiesburg mayor pushes for camera system

The mayor of Hattiesburg is moving forward with a plan to install a camera surveillance system across town as a way to reduce crime. WDAM-TV reported that Hattiesburg Mayor Toby Barker brought up the idea during a Facebook video message to his constituents during which he also discussed a recent crime spree that has seen four shootings over the weekend. Specifically ...

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Merit Health Wesley names employee of the year

Merit Health Wesley in Hattiesburg has named Anita Nobles, CNA, as 2019 recipient of the Margaret LaFon Employee of the Year Award. This award is the highest honor bestowed on a hospital employee each year. Nobles was chosen from among more than 1,000 employees for the honor. Employees are nominated for the award by their hospital peers, administrators and patients ...

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Mississippi Army sergeant charged with murder of wife

A U.S. Army sergeant in Mississippi has been charged with murder in the death of his wife, who was found shot to death in the home the couple shared with their three children. A child called 911 late Sunday to report that his parents were arguing, Lamar County Sheriff Danny Rigel told The Hattiesburg American. The child met with deputies outside the ...

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Man dies after being shot by police officer in Mississippi

A man has died after he was shot by a police officer in south Mississippi, a Hattiesburg police spokesman said. The spokesman, Ryan Moore, told the Hattiesburg American that the man was armed. His name wasn’t immediately released. The shooting happened Sunday afternoon off U.S. Highway 98, near Turtle Creek Mall, when police responded to a call for service. Moore said the ...

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Opportunity Zone credits touted as benefit from purchasing five historic downtown Hattiesburg properties

By BECKY GILLETTE In what is being described as a “once-in-a-lifetime opportunity,” five historic downtown Hattiesburg properties owned by CR Properties were available with a call for offers on the buildings being accepted until Dec. 5. The advantage of having so many buildings for sale at once allows buyers a rare opportunity to purchase the historic office and multifamily assets ...

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Slain civil rights leader Vernon Dahmer honored with statue

A statue of slain civil rights leader Vernon Dahmer now sits outside the Forrest County Courthouse in Mississippi. The Hattiesburg American reports the bronze sculpture, created by artists Vixon Sullivan and Ben Watts, was commissioned in 2018 by the Forrest County Board of Supervisors to honor Dahmer who was killed for trying to get black people registered to vote. Dahmer was a ...

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Waste Pro appoints new division manager in Jackson

Waste Pro announced the promotion of Stormy Lewis to the position of Division Manager in Jackson. Lewis, a second-generation garbage woman, joined Waste Pro’s Hattiesburg division in 2013 as a temporary employee while earning her degree from University of Southern Mississippi. After graduating with a Bachelor’s in healthcare marketing, she joined Waste Pro full-time as Office Manager in 2016. In ...

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First Bancshares income rises for quarter

MBJ staff The First Bancshares Inc., holding company for The First, reported on Monday net income of $12.3 million for the quarter ending Sept. 30, an increase of $7.1 million, or 137.7 percent, compared with $5.2 million for the year-ago quarter. Earnings per share were 71 cents, compared with 39 cents a year earlier. Excluding the impact of the merger-related ...

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Gwen James receives Hall of Fame Award

Hattiesburg REALTOR® Gwen James was inducted into the Mississippi REALTORS® Hall of Fame on October 2nd during their annual convention in Biloxi. Over 600 attended the convention at the Beau Rivage Resort & Casino for continuing education, award ceremonies, membership meetings and an EXPO of more than 40 vendors. The award is the association’s most prestigious honor. Established in 1994, ...

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