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After two not-so-closely-contested special and runoff elections, Kent McCarty will serve as the next representative for District 101 of the Mississippi House of Representatives. While not the youngest candidate ever elected, he will be the youngest serving in the House.
The city of Petal started off the year on a good note in terms of sales tax, with the month of January bringing in approximately $205,000 in tax – an increase of about $16,000 from the $189,000 in sales tax from the same time last year.
The Lamar County Board of Supervisors is expected to soon choose a firm to oversee engineering and design for the county’s proposed sports complex, as three Requests for Qualifications were received at last week’s board meeting.
The long-awaited project to bring Hattiesburg a ninth fire station is getting its legs, as City Attorney Randy Pope is filing for eminent domain on behalf of the city to acquire a 1.95-acre parcel of land in north Hattiesburg for the station.
The Lumberton Police Department is still somewhat in a state of flux, with the department’s interim chief recently resigning after just seven months in that position.
After a demonstration last week showing students the dangers of driving while intoxicated, it’s doubtful that Sumrall High School seniors Zane Berry, Peyton King and Dylan Lowe – or any of the other 11th- and 12th-graders at the school – will ever get behind the wheel after being nothing less than stone-cold sober.
The AquaBots are no strangers to success: over the course of the current season, the all-girls robotics team from Oak Grove Upper Elementary School has won 12 awards and finished in second place in programming and drivers’ skills at the Mississippi State Robotics Championship.
In the 18 months that Lisa Browning has served as the education director for the Lamar County Soil and Water Conservation District, she has shared the importance of conservation of natural resources with more than 4,000 residents and has been named District Employee of the Year by the Mississippi Association of Conservation Districts.
Tuesday’s runoff election between Kent McCarty and Steven Utroska will decide which of those two candidates will assume the Mississippi House of Representatives District 101 seat that was vacated when former representative Brad Touchstone was elected in November as Lamar County Court Judge.