Jay Hopson was an assistant coach for Southern Mississippi when the program was the envy of most mid-major schools in the country.
Now he's returning to try and duplicate that success as the program's leader.
The Hattiesburg Public School District’s approximately 800 employees will soon be impacted by its board of trustees’ and administration’s decision to trim payroll and cut positions, as well as make other budget modifications to meet a severe funding shortfall threatening the
Three have qualified to run for the Purvis alderman at-large seat vacated by Martin Hankins upon his election to Lamar County circuit clerk in November.
Hankins was sworn into office Jan. 14.
“Petal sticks together, you know,” said DeeDee Lowery, a board member for the Petal Children’s Task Force and race director for the annual Lighthouse Dash 5K.