Representatives from Forrest and Lamar counties, the City of Hattiesburg and Area Development Partnership visited with members of Mississippi’s Congressional delegation – Sens. Thad Cochran and Roger Wicker and Rep. Steven Palazzo – last week in the nation’s capital.
The importance of workforce training will be spotlighted next week when a $250,000 grant will be presented to Pearl River Community College officials at the Hattiesburg branch as state and Area Development Partnership representatives take part.
A former Oak Grove High School band member will become the new director of the Warrior Bands after Sharon Laird retires at the end of the school year.
Jerry Pickering, first-year director of the Northwest Rankin High School band, will take over the OGHS band. Laird announced her retirement earlier this year.