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Published 12:00 am Friday, July 26, 2013

Observers estimated during Saturday night’s fund-raising benefit for Will Lawrence that proceeds would exceed $50,000 before the evening’s end. Lawrence’s severe injuries in an auto accident and his positive attitude toward his recovery have spawned the “Willpower” movement that produced the auction. Auctioneer Mark Lipscomb takes the bidding higher for the Ole Miss jersey with Hugh Freeze’s autograph.

In Hattiesburg this week for the state Miss Hospitality pageant are (from
left) Olivia Battle, 2013 Panola Miss Hospitality, and Chandler Llana, the
state’s reigning Miss Hospitality. Both are from Batesville. The pageant
finals are Saturday night at the Saenger Theater.

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