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Forrest General hotline

HATTIESBURG — In an effort to help answer questions for the community, Forrest General Hospital has created a hot line for anyone calling into the hospital with general questions regarding COVID-19 or other general questions related to visitors, symptoms, supplies, etc.



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Columbia schools make plans for likely closure; official decision expected from governor Thursday

By CHARLIE SMITH,

The Columbia school board discussed plans today during a special meeting for a likely school closure in response to the coronavirus pandemic, although an official decision regarding shutting down schools remains pending an announcement from Gov. Tate Reeves Thursday.









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Board smart on sales tax

For too long the state and federal governments have either cut spending to local governments or required new spending without allocating any funds for it. That allows politicians at those higher-up levels to brag on themselves without having to bite the bullet and face the on-the-ground consequences.











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