AG opinion could pave way for state retirees to seek public office

By HASKEL BURNS,

Although Ben Burnett has had notions in the past of serving in the Mississippi Legislature, he had never given it real consideration, given that he would have had to suspend his pension as a retired state employee as per regulations from the Public Employees’ Retirement System of Mississippi.




Proposed Hattiesburg amendment would require closed-in trash bins

By HASKEL BURNS,

The large, often unsightly wire trash receptacles seen outside several Hattiesburg homes and businesses may soon be no more, as Hattiesburg City Council Vice President Mary Dryden has proposed an amendment to the city’s garbage ordinance that would require all trash containers to have four solid sides.


Tour of Excellence: State superintendent of education to visit Petal, Oak Grove

By HASKEL BURNS,

As two of only 18 school districts in the state to receive an “A” designation on last school year’s Mississippi Accountability Model, the Petal and Lamar County school districts are preparing for a visit from State Superintendent of Education Carey Wright in honor of that achievement.








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