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Mississippians build things, according to James Williams, director of the State Workforce Investment Board. His board, which works in the Office of the Governor, is providing funds to train state students how to make machines work.
To help provide an additional measure of safety in schools throughout Forrest County and Petal, members of the Forrest County Board of Supervisors are reviewing bids for construction of the first of 12 safe rooms at schools around the county.
Nothing heralds the start of spring in the Hub City quite like the arrival of the Downtown Hattiesburg Farmers Market in Town Square Park.
Right on cue, the market is back in town for its 15th year, and if the March 22 opening day crowds were any indication, the event is as popular as ever.
VisitHattiesburg hosted members of the Travel South USA Domestic Showcase, the South’s largest group tour operator trade show, last week at Camp Shelby. They were met by Marlo Dorsey, executive director of Visit Hattiesburg, Post Commander Bobby Ginn and Museum Director Steve Hampton and his staff.
Lamar County mosquito control crews will begin spraying for the annual warm-weather insects on Monday, the Board of Supervisors announced last Thursday. Area beekeepers should contact county officials so that spraying can be avoided in those areas.
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.