Extracurricular activities and athletics are important parts of a school district, but academics can’t be pushed aside. In Lamar County, efforts are being made for the two to work hand-in-hand with great results.
In a hint to Forrest County’s budget for the upcoming year, Board of Supervisors President David Hogan said during Monday’s board meeting that county taxpayers would not see an increase in millage for the upcoming fiscal year.
“We will basically be at level funding for this next fiscal year,” Hogan said.
Petal’s Annaleigh Buckley finished as the first alternate to this year’s state winner, Kasey Pearson of Amory, who was crowned the 2019 Mississippi Miss Hospitality Saturday evening at the historic Saenger Theater in downtown Hattiesburg.
Petal’s Miss Hospitality Annaleigh Buckley has spent the last several months traveling the state with family members, including her Little Miss Hospitality, in what has become known as #FieldTripFridays.