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State Games ceremonial torch run makes stops in Hattiesburg, Laurel

The ceremonial torch for the State Games made a stop in The Pine Belt. Source: WDAM The ceremonial torch for the State Games made a stop in The Pine Belt. Source: WDAM
HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -

Mississippi amateur athletes past and present gathered in Hattiesburg and Laurel Wednesday morning to participate in ceremonial torch runs to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the State Games of Mississippi.

Opening ceremonies for this year's games take place Friday night in Meridian.

More than 5,000 athletes from  across the state will take part in 38 different Olympic-style sports during the games.

This year, Hattiesburg will host disc golf events, while Laurel will provide a venue for some soccer competitions.

Both torch runs happened at Southern Pipe & Supply, which is a State Games sponsor. 

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