Magic carpet rides, excursions to the depths of the sea, trips to outer space and other classroom adventures will be much easier for Pine Belt-area students, thanks to the good folks at Anderson Design Center in Hattiesburg.
The $750,000 Petal received as part of the BP Settlement Bill will soon be put to use on the repaving and repair of South Main Street and Smithville Road, as the Petal Board of Aldermen voted last week to accept Dunn Roadbuilders to contract for work on the project.
It affects more than 15 million men, women and children in the U.S. every year. It doesn’t discriminate against age, race, or gender. Location or social class does not confine it. It takes many different forms, and is used in various contexts. Do you know what it is?
There are a number of positive projects going on in Ward 2 – particularly the upcoming Hattiesburg Public Safety Complex on James Street and Hall Avenue – that will provide what Ward 2 Councilwoman Deborah Delgado describes as “beautiful gateways into downtown.”
Here’s an interesting report from The Associated Press: Out of 1,423 participants in a poll, nearly one quarter of them said they never plan to retire from work.
Given that today’s average lifespan is 78 years, that’s got to be a long time for some of the people who said they’ll work till they die.
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.”
Toward the end of the 19th century, the historian, Frederick Jackson Turner, published his famous “Frontier Thesis” which stated that America, and our unique form of democracy, was shaped by the moving frontier line and the impact it had on pioneers as they moved ever westward.