Although officials from Lamar Park Water & Sewer Association are moving forward to construct a new water tower on Ford Avenue in Hattiesburg, the process won’t be met with unanimous cheer from residents.
For the fourth year in a row, Petal Police Department is offering residents a free chance to check out dozens of hot rods and vintage cars, along with an opportunity to donate to the department’s Shop With a Cop program.
The Lamar County Board of Supervisors once again entertained requests for variances on the county’s new garbage ordinance that would discontinue garbage pickup at certain duplexes in the county, voting during last week’s board meeting to deny seven variations while approving one.
Officials from a Hattiesburg/Lamar County children’s shelter say despite the fact they and other shelters across Mississippi will close their doors after the passing of the Family First Act and other legislation, the change is a good long-term move that will benefit children throughout the state.
During the course of the 2017-18 school year, branches of the Mississippi Department of Education received a total of 203 petitions from schools throughout Forrest and Lamar counties regarding violations of the Mississippi Compulsory School Attendance Law, which sets out a number of unexcused absences a student can receive before legal action i
The good news: F.B. Woodley Elementary School, part of the Hattiesburg Public School District, received an accountability grade of B in the 2017-18 unofficial statewide accountability ratings, released last week by the Mississippi Department of Education.
A Petal cemetery is in danger of being seized by the state and sold to the highest bidder if the owner doesn’t make arrangements to pay at least $22,477 – and possibly up to $32,000 – that Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann says is owed to the cemetery’s perpetual care fund.