Pre-K collaborative that includes the Hattiesburg Public School District is being supported by a $2.1 million grant through the Mississippi Department of Education that funds positions and programming to get participants ready to enter kindergarten on a level playing field.
Outgoing Hattiesburg Public School District Trustee Patricia Fluker has confidence the district’s faculty members, staff and administrators can help its students become among some of the state’s top achievers going forward.
Kindergarten students at South Forrest are No. 1 in the state for the last school year based on Mississippi K-3 Assessment Support testing, Forrest County School District Superintendent Brian Freeman reported at the district’s board of directors meeting August 12.
Hattiesburg’s EUROHA Alumni Association will host its 17th biennial reunion July 1-7 of graduates and others who attended the city’s historic former African-American high schools – Eureka, Royal Street and L.J. Rowan - with a wide variety of events scheduled throughout the week.
As students are away on summer vacation, renovation work is going full steam ahead at Hattiesburg High School and Rowan Elementary School, part of the Hattiesburg Public School District’s plans for improvements to all schools in the district, using funds coming from the renewal of property tax assessments approved by voters last year.
A Veteran Pine Belt lawman who oversaw the advancement of the University of Southern Mississippi Police Department concluded a stellar career in law enforcement June 28, when he traded his badge in for what family, friends and colleagues agree is a well-deserved retirement.
When Eddie A. Holloway enrolled as a freshman at The University of Southern Mississippi in the fall of 1970, the Hattiesburg native who grew up in the segregated world of Jim Crow wouldn’t have fathomed how meaningfully the historically all-white university would figure into his life’s story.