Since September, members of a group of volunteers known as the Lunch Crew have taken a small bit of their time to help out during the lunch periods at Petal Primary School, giving a small break to the teachers who regularly staff those times.
Voters in Forrest County chose a new sheriff and supervisor during Tuesday's general election, while the three opposed local candidates in Lamar County - including sheriff and two justice court judges - will remain in their positions.
Forrest County saw a voter turnout of 20,046, with 17,434 voters casting a ballot in Lamar County.
After a contentious meeting Monday – and the strenuous objection of one councilwoman and several residents – Hattiesburg City Council members voted 4-1 Tuesday to amend a current ordinance to allow the operation of cigar bars in the city.
Despite being disqualified from this year’s playoffs by the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools, the Presbyterian Christian School football team will see postseason action in a bowl game this week.
Hattiesburg’s upcoming ninth fire station – as well as the rebuild of the tornado-damaged Fire Station No. 2 – is one step closer to completion, as a means of funding has been put in place for the facilities.
The Petal School District is one of only two districts throughout Mississippi to receive a portion of $35.5 million in grant funding from the Department of Justice aimed at developing or improving school safety projects.
Noticing the growth in Sumrall – along with the ever-increasing interest in baseball in the town – residents Anthony Bourne and Tony Lowery saw the need for an indoor sports facility to serve the surrounding community.