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The petition in favor of allowing alcohol sales in Lamar County didn’t get quite enough signatures to allow the measure to be placed on the Aug.
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Billboard campaign seeks to bring attention to state’s Good Samaritan Act


The Pinebelt Foundation and Jeffery’s Fund partnered with Lamar Outdoor Advertising for a billboard campaign aimed to save lives.

The campaign features a total of seven billboards around the Pine Belt that read, “If you witness a drug overdose… Don’t run. Call 911. The Mississippi Good Samaritan Law protects you from arrest.”