The Coleman Center for Families and Children hosts Play Shops each Tuesday during the school year for children from birth to preschool.
Last week’s Play Shop drew a crowd of 76 adults and children. Because of the large number of participants, the center began offering two Play Shop sessions to accommodate everyone.
With many still left reeling in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey and the increasing threat of Irma’s approach, officials are encouraging anyone who may be impacted by the storm to begin making preparations in case it takes a turn.
It is still unknown exactly where the hurricane will hit, or if it will impact the area at all.
Bottled water is flying off local grocery store shelves in Lamar County as residents watch the path of Hurricane Irma, remembering the destruction that Hurricane Katrina left behind in the Pine Belt 12 years ago.
The person who will take Toby Barker’s seat in the Mississippi House of Representatives could be decided next Tuesday when four candidates seek the House District 102 post that was vacated when Barker became Hattiesburg’s newest mayor.
City officials hope to open Main Street in front of Mount Carmel Baptist Church before January 2018 after the Council ruled that the site was “a menace to the safety and health of the community” and voted to demolish it.
Forrest County taxpayers will not bear the brunt of a tax levy for the upcoming fiscal year as no millage increase was sought. The budget stands at $78.675 million, which consists of $55.498 million in total revenue and a beginning cash balance of $23.177 million.