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A 45-year-old construction worker apparently died from electrocution Friday morning while working on a Midtown shopping district across Hardy Street from the University of Southern Mississippi.

Petal School District Board of Trustees’ last meeting of the year was filled with fun surprises.

Robotics programs are continuing to expand across Mississippi as Oak Grove’s two elementary schools have teams that have advanced to state competition.

With just nine days left in this year’s Salvation Army Red Kettle campaign, Captain Patrick Connelly said collections to date are a little concerning.

As of Monday only 35 percent of a $200,000 goal had been collected.

Petal High School surpassed their goal and delivered 1,144 books to benefit a high school library in Kenya as part of the African Library Project.

Artist Heidi Pitre puts a face on public art installment

By BUSTER WOLFE,

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.

Oak Grove marching band earns first place in state competition

By BUSTER WOLFE,

The Oak Grove High School Marching Band set its sights on being the best band in the state, which it achieved when it brought home the huge first-place trophy.

For the first time, the Warriors were the best Class 6A marching band in the state. And the entire school and community celebrated the success.

Secretary of Education congratulates district on 'A' rating

By BUSTER WOLFE,

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.

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