Four Hub City-area contestants began preliminary competition on Wednesday night in their bid to become the next Miss Mississippi. Forty-five young ladies from across the state arrived in Vicksburg on Sunday for a week full or rehearsals, interviews and public appearances prior to the preliminary competition.
Six local nonprofits will benefit from $55,000 in funds awarded through the Pinebelt Foundation’s Ann Morris Memorial Fund.
The grant funding will be used to enrich the quality of life to persons of advanced age, who are diagnosed as intellectually challenged.
Receiving grants are:
When two Petal High School graduates head off to the next phase of life in the fall, they won’t be known as freshmen or sophomores.
These young men are going to be hearing quite different monikers – fourth class/doolie/smack or plebe.
The Downey Gallery at University Baptist Church currently has a show hanging titled Celebrating the Art We Love: Church Members’ Domestic Art.
The exhibit is part ot the church’s kickoff to its 60th anniversary, which continues throughout the coming year.
The 1,900 people registered to vote at the Kamper Park voting precinct will more than likely be getting a new voting place for the 2020 elections.
Hattiesburg Hundred: Law enforcement officers, firemen honored for service to Greater Hattiesburg areaBy BETH BUNCH,
Since 2016, 21 law enforcement officials who serve Hattiesburg have been recognized for their service to the Hub City. This year, seven more joined that elite group of men and womn.
Sixty-seven years have passed since Georgia Robertson Walton walked the halls of Royal Street High School, Hattiesburg’s high school for the African American community at the time. Its white counterpart was S.H. Blair, better known as Hattiesburg High School.
For the second year, the city of Hattiesburg will roll out the red carpet for its state championship teams.
Early Learning Collaborative will serve 240 students
With graduation just 10 days away, the Lamar County School District is wrapping up one year and is already planning for another. In fact, during its next meeting, set for June 10, the board will begin the budget process for the upcoming school year.