The Lamar County School District would receive an increase in school funding and would have a better idea of budget figures if an education funding formula presented to the Legislature by an independent consultant becomes law.
A Lumberton man who stabbed a store manager three years ago was sentenced last week to aggravated assault by 15th District Circuit Court Judge Prentiss Harrell to the maximum allowed – 20 years, with at least 12 years to serve.
The concrete flooring is expected to be poured later this month as St. Fabian Catholic Church plans to move into its sanctuary later this year before the church’s fifth anniversary, according to Father Tommy Conway.
“An iconic celebration of Blues, Rhythm and Soul” will have the Saint James Wright VFW Post 5397 in Hattiesburg jumping this Sunday, Jan. 14, when 2017 Grammy winner Bobby Rush and nominee Vasti Jackson perform.
Pine Belt lawmakers applauded Gov. Phil Bryant’s “State of the State” pep rally in the House of Representatives’ chamber Tuesday night, praising the governor’s positive comments about the state’s economic development progress and the success of the third-grade reading scores.
The next court action involving all parties in the proposed incorporation of Bellevue has still not been set after motions have been filed withdrawing the petition and opponents of incorporation have asked for a three-year moratorium before the request can be refiled.
The Lamar County Board of Supervisors is expected to consider accepting the bid for the new garbage truck that will provide automated pickup at its next meeting Jan. 18, County Administrator Joseph “Jody” Waits said earlier this week.