USM announces temporary waiver for graduate school test requirements

By STAFF REPORTS,

In response to current restrictions created by the COVID-19 health crisis, the University of Southern Mississippi is temporarily waiving requirements for the Graduate Management Admission Test and the Graduate Records Examinations for all Graduate School applicants during the summer and fall 2020 admission periods.









Hattiesburg, Forrest County declare local state of emergency

By STAFF REPORTS,

Following the lead of the federal government on Friday afternoon, Forrest County Board of Supervisors President David Hogan and Mayor Toby Barker both signed documents declaring the response to COVID-19 a local emergency, which has been categorized as a pandemic event, for both Forrest County and the City of Hattiesburg. 




Fortenberry crowned as Lamar County’s 2020 Miss Hospitality, will compete in July competition

By STAFF REPORTS,

Kaylee Fortenberry, 18, of Sumrall, was recently selected to serve as 2020 Miss Hospitality for Lamar County. She is the daughter of Andrew and Samantha Phillips of Sumrall and Lane and Rachel Fortenberry of Columbia.

She was crowned during a presentation held at Citizens Bank in Oak Grove, which sponsored the event.



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