Board allows data transfer for new damage assessment app

By BETH BUNCH,

Members of Mississippi’s Emergency Management Association met with members of the Forrest County Board of Supervisors Monday morning to introduce them to Crisis Track, a new damage assessment app that will help expedite assessing any property damage that might occur to residences in the county following bad weather.







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.


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