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Petal businesses on the path to recovery from EF3 tornado

By BECKY GILLETTE PETAL — It will take a long time for Petal businesses and homeowners to recover from the devastating EF3 tornado Jan. 21. Petal Mayor Hal Marx estimates 350 homes were damaged or destroyed. “About 30 businesses, including 19 in a major shopping center, were destroyed,” Marx said. “We do not have any damage cost estimates for Petal ...

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Bellevue officials: 250 signatures needed for petition

The push to incorporate the Bellevue community may soon reach a milestone. John Adcock, proposed mayor of Bellevue, tells The Hattiesburg American they are within 250 signatures of the total needed to file for incorporation. In accordance with Mississippi incorporation procedures, Adcock says officials will step up their efforts to garner the signatures of two-thirds of the registered voters in ...

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Group plans new city in Lamar County

PURVIS — Residents of the Bellevue community of Lamar County are launching a petition drive to become a city. The Hattiesburg American reports a group called Citizens of Bellevue has been studying incorporation for the past 13 months. Organizers outlined their plans Thursday to the Lamar County Board of Supervisors. The city would span about 15 square miles with an ...

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Mississippi blueberries going global

South Mississippi blueberries are going global. Members of the Miss-Lou Blueberry Co-op, which includes farms from Poplarville, Purvis and Lumberton, have for the first time exported their produce to India and the United Arab Emirates. All told, members shipped 9,000 pounds of what those in the industry call “blues.” Luis Monterde oversaw the selection and packing of the blues from ...

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Traci Spence returns to Pearl River CC

Traci Comesana Spence Traci Comesana Spence has returned to Pearl River Community in Poplarville to be coordinator of alumni services and Development Foundation administrative assistant. Spence, a graduate of Purvis High School, earned an associate’s degree from PRCC in 2005. She went on to Louisiana State University where she earned a business marketing degree. She worked for the Girl Scouts of ...

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Manufacturer coming to Purvis

Mississippi-based corporation Diamond G Trailers plan to open a new manufacturing facility in Lamar County is moving forward. Construction on a 30,000-square-foot manufacturing facility has already begun. The plant will produce aluminum, custom equestrian trailers for distribution throughout the U.S. Scott Graham, vice president of Diamond G Trailers, said, “There was a need to increase production to meet our customers’ ...

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