Strengthened by improvements in manpower, training and water supply, eight Lamar County volunteer fire districts improved their State Fire Ratings Bureau class ratings recently. Northeast Lamar led the group, jumping from a Class 7 to a Class 6, increasing savings on insurance premiums by about 25 percent.
The Town of Sumrall plans to borrow $700,000 from the Mississippi Development Authority to take care of water system improvements that Mayor Heath Sumrall said he promised to complete when he ran for the office last year.
Sumrall said water problems have been around the town awhile.
News that State Auditor Stacey Pickering has formally demanded the repayment of $93 million from a bankrupt solar panel manufacturer is worth exploring.
Pine Belt residents looking for a taste of Louisiana seafood won’t have to search any farther than Petal for fresh, catch-of-the day fare.
Darrin Robin, co-owner of the popular Robin’s Wharf Seafood Restaurants in New Orleans and Slidell, opened his third location March 20 at 1080 Eveleyn Gandy Parkway in the Friendly City.
Toni Marino, a student at Petal, touched a number of lives during her short time on earth. Marino died at the age of 12 on Dec. 26, 2017, from complications associated with acute myeloid leukemia. She was first diagnosed at the age of 8 and was diagnosed three more times.
Since 1904, Big Brothers Big Sisters of America has made a difference in the lives of adversity-facing children throughout the country by providing them with mentors who help kids reach their full potential and build their futures.