Although the information may not be required, the Lamar County School Board said Board Attorney Rick Norton can send paperwork involving the consolidation with the Lumberton schools to the Department of Justice for preclearance.
The company building a billboard on U.S. Hwy. 11 located on 16th Section Lands was denied a permit by the Lamar County School District’s Board of Trustees at its meeting Monday night in Purvis. School Board members expect the issue to come before a judge to be decided.
The first event new Veterans Activities Director Patricia Thompson has in the books is a Veteran’s Social Gathering on Thursday, Aug. 17.
The event is for veterans and their spouses to meet other veterans, exchange stories, ask questions, form friendships and just reach out to others.
Shortly after retiring from the military, Patricia Thompson found herself in a city far from her hometown with more free time than she was accustomed to. In Petal, she found a home and a new focus for herself, which is what she hopes to do for other veterans in the area.
English Language Arts and Mathematics state test results are in for third grade through to high school students for the 2016-17 school year.
“I am proud of what they were able to do in this past school year to prepare our students for the test,” said Petal School District Superintendent Dr. Matt Dillon.