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The library systems in Lamar County and in Hattiesburg, Petal and Forrest County were singled out for their performances during fiscal year 2016 and named Mississippi Library Stars for the second consecutive year.
The Lamar County School District is looking for special people to serve as School Resource Officers, who are charged with the safety of almost 10,000 children every day.
The Lamar County School District will be able to use one-time money created by the fiscal year’s ending fund balance toward buying new buses and retiring four loans totaling $500,000.
Lamar County is the No. 3 healthiest county in Mississippi, according to a study by SmartAsset, a financial technology company based in New York.
Lamar County was ranked third behind Madison and Rankin counties based on four different criteria decided by the company.
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.
Using Lamar County’s General Fund to pay for “advertising county resources” prompted a heated discussion among Supervisors earlier this week when the board balked at spending $5,000 for the opening day of Peewee Football in Sumrall on Saturday.