Retired U.S. Army Gen. Jeff Hammond gave his seven reasons to stand for the American flag and the National Anthem during the 21st annual Veterans Day breakfast sponsored by Oak Grove High School students at Temple Baptist Church’s Christian Activities Center.
LUMBERTON – The Lumberton Panthers used a dominating ground game and a defense that kept Vardaman out of the end zone until the fourth quarter to capture a 38-10 Class 1A first-round playoff game Friday night.
The victory sends the Panthers (10-2) to next week’s game against Resurrection (6-6), which defeated French Camp 34-7 Friday.
Heidi Pitre had been spurred on for the past two years to paint something on the side of the Grove Transit building on Hardy Street across from the Hattiesburg Zoo. Painting something that large was a journey into the unknown for the New Orleans native now splitting time between Hattiesburg and Austin, Texas.
Lamar County educators and students should be patting themselves on the backs and telling other people about their success after state Secretary of Education Dr. Carey Wright stopped at Oak Grove High School earlier this week on her Tour of Excellence to congratulate school districts that earned an “A” accreditation scores recently.
Lamar County high school students in the Purvis and Sumrall FFA chapters traveled to Indianapolis, Ind. last week for the 90th National FFA Convention. Sumrall had eight students who competed, while four Purvis students won awards.