Lamar County Tax Assessor/Collector Jack Smith hopes his office loves the new online system for handling delinquent tax sales as much as other counties do. Smith let the other counties use it before deciding to install it for this year’s sales.
Getting a second chance paid off for more than two dozen Lamar County adults earlier this year. A statewide program that offers opportunities for parents of pre-K students made lifechanging differences for several local households.
Fourteen distinguished alumni of Hattiesburg’s city schools will be inducted into the inaugural HPSD Foundation Hall of Fame during a two-day event Oct. 4-5.
Inductees for the first-ever Hattiesburg Hall of Fame class come from the fields of business, politics, education, medicine, entertainment, journalism and sports.
The Lamar County School District Board of Trustees could have a nominee by its next meeting for the District B seat, which became vacant last month when Carolyn Lott Adams resigned the position for personal reasons.
Superintendent Tess Smith said she had received eight applications by the Monday deadline.
Lamar County’s teachers, staff and administrators received three tenets for classroom success from the executive director of a Christian home for children in Alabama during the school system’s convocation last Friday.
Petal Family Practice Clinic on the Evelyn Gandy Parkway is undergoing an expansion project to offer more services and providers to its patients.
In anticipation of the new school year, Petal School District officials are implementing a handful of new procedures, including a new anonymous text messaging system for students and updated school bus protocol.
The new measures were announced at a press conference Monday at the Petal Soccer Fieldhouse behind Petal High School.
Colton Hill, Hattiesburg's deputy director of streets, will serve his last day on Friday, Aug. 10. He begins a new role as a network systems specialist in late August with Temple Inc. in Decatur, Alabama.