Ashley Odom likes to cook, especially baking cakes and dessert. Now, Odom plans to take her recipes to the next level after she received her ServSafe certification because of the Second Chance Mississippi program.
Being so far away from home pulled Jennifer Rogers and her family back to Plant City, Florida, this summer. She had moved to Mississippi four years ago for the change of scenery when her mother-in-law moved to the Magnolia State.
Lamar County received a $30,000 two-year waste tire grant from the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality to continue its work collecting white goods on the weekends for disposal and cleaning up illegal dump sites.
County Administration Joseph “Jody” Waits said the funds have been awarded on a continuing basis.
Lamar County students were above the state average in almost 85 percent of the Mississippi Academic Assessment Program’s tests, which scores were released by the Mississippi Department of Education today.
For LaWanda Lowe, enrolling in the Second Chance Mississippi program was a way to break out of her comfort zone. It also led to obtaining her High School Equivalency papers for the chance at a better career situation.
An attempt to acquire waivers on Lamar County’s new garbage ordinance that requires dumpsters at certain duplexes went awry after the Board of Supervisors decided to tweak the process of receiving variances.
Pine Belt emergency managers in five counties are working together to educate residents on protecting themselves during severe weather, and a special presentation is scheduled 6:30-8 p.m. Oct. 23 in the Forrest County Community Shelter to provide safety information.