Artists combine talents to create Fourth Street mural

By BETH BUNCH,

Hub City artists Vixon Sullivan and Kym Garraway-Braley have joined hands, hearts and paintbrushes to carry on Hattiesburg’s rock ‘n’ roll legacy.

The two spent last week creating a three-day mural of the Mississippi Jook Band on the back of a city-owned facility on East Fourth Street near the C.E Roy Community Center.





Supervisors get in plug for county bridges during D.C. trip

By BETH BUNCH,

Two Forrest County officials spent several days last week at a conference in Washington, D.C., at the invitation of the Trump administration.

Supervisors David Hogan, District 1/ board president and Chris Bowen, District 5, met alongside other supervisors from the state as well as Texas commissioners, the equivalent of supervisors.




LCSD officials pleased with ranking; Lumberton a factor next year

By BETH BUNCH,

The Lamar County School District is celebrating an 8th-place ranking and the highest-ranked county school district in the state for a second year in a row. These rankings for the 2017-18 school year are based on the Mississippi Department of Education’s accountability scores which were unofficially released last week.


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