“What I did on my spring vacation” took on a whole new meaning for one group of Lamar County... READ MORE
By consolidating the Lumberton and Lamar County school districts, inclusion of the Lumberton parents on the Lamar County School Board was necessary. When the Lamar County district lines were redrawn to include Lumberton, District C was expanded and a special election was called.
The Lamar County Board of Supervisors will hold their second community meeting in two weeks to discuss upcoming roadwork in Oak Grove when officials present information about the Hegwood Road/Lincoln Road Project.
To Jeff Cruise, who lives on the western side of Purvis, it’s his “baby” – a 48-foot tall redwood tree that he planted 21 years ago.
The 63-year-old Cruise, who lives with his 95-year-old mother, calls the tree “Shyla” after a dog that’s buried at the foot of the redwood.
Chancellor Deborah J. Gambrell has scheduled a two-day trial on June 28 in Lamar County to hear the Pearl River Board of Supervisors’ complaint against the voluntary consolidation of the Lamar County and Lumberton school districts.
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.
Lamar County has been named No. 4 in the healthiest counties in Mississippi, according to the ninth annual County Health Rankings released Wednesday by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute.
Forrest County is ranked 39th of the state’s 82 counties.