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Seventy years ago, a group met to form Parkway Heights Methodist Church. On Feb.

 Funding has been approved for two more safe rooms at schools in Forrest County – one at Petal Upper Elementary and another at Rawls Springs Attendance Center – bringing the number of school safe...

The Lumberton Board of Aldermen has received another application for chief of the Lumberton Police Department, but board members are still in talks regarding who will be the next person to serve...

Although the proposal of a new 150-house subdivision adjacent to Sumrall Elementary School has given concerns to several residents, developers of the project say the neighborhood would increase...

Tate Thriffiley of Hattiesburg will be honored on Feb. 11 in Washington, D.C., as a 2019 Champion of the Year by The Partnership for the 21st Century Conservation Service Corps.

The Glenn Miller Orchestra is the most popular and sought-after big band in the world today for both concert and swing dance engagements. 


Secretary of Education congratulates district on 'A' rating

By BUSTER WOLFE,

Lamar County educators and students should be patting themselves on the backs and telling other people about their success after state Secretary of Education Dr. Carey Wright stopped at Oak Grove High School earlier this week on her Tour of Excellence to congratulate school districts that earned an “A” accreditation scores recently.







Art council seeks community support at Nov.28 meeting

By NIKKI SMITH,

The Petal Arts Council will host its second meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 28, at 5:30 p.m.

The informational meeting will be held at Southern Canvas and will be an opportunity for Petal residents to learn more about the organization and share ideas to promote the arts in the city to bring about a vibrant arts community. 




Meeting the Need

By NIKKI SMITH,

The Mississippi Superintendents’ Collaborative member districts, made up of nine school districts from across the state, held the inaugural New Teachers’ Conference at The University of Southern Mississippi. Approximately 200 first-year teachers attended the conference.





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