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The recognition Purvis High School teacher Dana Jones recently received was a slam dunk.
Sept. 5 dawned bright and sunny, but students around the Pine Belt, including those in the Lamar County School District, got the day off in anticipation of bad weather from Tropical Storm Gordon, which came ashore near the Mississippi/Alabame line Sept. 4.
Following his swearing in last Thursday night as the Lamar County School District’s newest board member, Reggie Townsend, looking quite at ease, took his seat alongside other representatives from across the district.
Townsend was appointed by the board to the District B position vacated by the recent resignation of Carolyn Adams.
At 116 years old, Petal Presbyterian Church is still going strong and keeping busy spreading the word and love of the Lord.
In fact, they are getting ready to send a missionary to South Africa, enjoying weekly services and are looking for a new music director.
If you don’t vote, you don’t count.
That was the mantra by which Vernon Dahmer lived and died.
Birds of a feather will gather for this year’s Piney Woods Picnic Sept. 13-16 at Elks Lake Music Park. In addition to some great music and fellowship, the underlying cause for the event is to raise awareness of the importance of preservation of the Pascagoula River Basin which runs through the Piney Woods as the Leaf and Bouie Rivers.
Pine Belt musician and Piney Woods Picnic co-founder Cary Hudson is passionate about preserving the Pascagoula River Basin, which runs through the Piney Woods and is fed by the Leaf and Bouie rivers.
Despite the Forrest County School District seeking a half-mill increase in the FY 2018-19 budget, county taxpayers will not see an increase in ad valorem taxes.
The budget stands at $75.3M.