Virtual Reality: Benedict Day School students get up close and personal with school work

By BETH BUNCH,

As young Benedict Day School students stand surrounded by towering trees, they feel and hear the sounds of the forest all around them. Cool moss grows beneath their feet and chirping birds fly overhead in a vivid blue sky. An old jeep sits off to the left of the encampment they’ve discovered.




A different kind of Pumpkin Patch: Hot Glass Festival to run Oct. 19-20

By BETH BUNCH,

When this year’s Hot Glass Fall Festival blows around, festivalgoers will get to enjoy an extra day of fun and fall. Jeremy Thomley of Hattiesburg, a sculptor, glass blower and owner of Mohawk Steel and Glass, has extended the festival to two days this year, Saturday, Oct. 19, and Sunday, Oct. 20. The festival will run each day from 4-9 p.m.








Hattiesburg has five “B” rated schools for first time ever

By BETH BUNCH,

The Hattiesburg Public School District is excited to have five of the district schools receive a “B” rating in this year’s Mississippi Statewide Accountability System. Grace Christian, Hawkins Elementary, Thames Elementary, Woodley Elementary and Burger Middle School were all named High Performing Schools.


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