Although the proposal of a new 150-house subdivision adjacent to Sumrall Elementary School has given concerns to several residents, developers of the project say the neighborhood would increase the town’s tax base, bring in new residents and possibly attract new businesses.
Will you be mine: Neubert Antique Valentines a loving addition to Southern Miss de Grummond CollectionBy GEOFF LOCICERO,
Deep in the heart of the McCain Library and Archives — or, well, the fourth floor — you can find something sweet and sour but unlike any chicken dish you might order for a Valentine’s Day dinner.
Area officials are reminding residents that it’s perfectly fine – and even encouraged – to display yard signs for political candidates in the upcoming elections, so long as those signs are put up during the proper time and in the correct location.
Last year’s Lighthouse Dash raised $29,000 for the food bank at Petal Children’s Task Force, an organization which serves about 457 families in Petal with food, school uniforms and Christmas gifts.
The next step in the process of rebuilding the tornado-ravaged Hattiesburg Fire Department Station No. 2 is in the works, as city officials are accepting Statements of Qualifications from consulting firms for design, engineering and construction management of the project.
Sen. Billy Hudson announced during Monday’s Forrest County Board of Supervisors meeting that he has qualified for the seat of Forrest County Tax Collector being vacated by Delbert Dearman.
Dearman, who was elected in 1992 and has held the seat for almost 30 years, announced his retirement last week, saying seven terms was enough.
Another component of criminal justice reform pending before the legislature involves penalties for small amounts of marijuana.
Mississippi once had relatively mild penalties, a $200 fine, signed into law by Mississippi Gov. Cliff Finch.
Many places in the Pine Belt have unique names. The origins of these names offer a glimpse into our local history and culture.
The first time I learned about the origins of a local place was in my third grade class at W.L. Smith Elementary when Ulmer Byrd visited as a guest speaker.