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Photo by Lee Cave/C Studio EMMIE PERKINS (second from right) was named Lamar County Distinguished Young Woman during the annual program at the Saenger Theater. Hermine Granberry, left, was second alternate and Kathryn Ann Thagard, right, was first alternate. Marlana Bullock second from left, was a category winner. Perkins will compete in the state pageant in Meridian during July.

Perkins wins county Distinguished Young Woman title

By COLIN CAMERON,

Emmie Perkins claimed the title of Distinguished Young Woman of Lamar County 2019 during Saturday night’s program at the Saenger Theater. One of eight contestants, Perkins earned the distinction based on her excellence in the areas of scholastics, interview, talent, self-expression and physical fitness.



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Faculty, staff, students raise over $6K for Texas school district

By NIKKI SMITH,

Faculty, staff and students in Petal School District have been pinching pennies lately as a way to pay it forward to other districts affected by hurricanes.

After Petal was hit by a tornado in January, numerous school districts reached out to Petal School District to offer assistance.



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Faculty, staff, students raise over $6K for Texas school district

By NIKKI SMITH,

Faculty, staff and students in Petal School District have been pinching pennies lately as a way to pay it forward to other districts affected by hurricanes.

After Petal was hit by a tornado in January, numerous school districts reached out to Petal School District to offer assistance.



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