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A longtime local police officer has been hired to lead the Hattiesburg Public School District's school resource department.
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Former Lamar Co. teacher pleads guilty to statutory rape

By HASKEL BURNS,

A former Lamar County School District teacher who was arrested on allegations of a relationship with a student has pleaded guilty to statutory rape.

Jenny Christine Hipp, 40, entered her guilty plea Nov. 12 in Lamar County Circuit Court. Hipp, who is represented by Hattiesburg attorney Tangi A. Carter, will be sentenced Nov. 21.










Federal judges should consider alternative sentencing for pain cream fraud defendants

By EDITORIAL,

Before Chris Epps got exposed for being a crook, the former Mississippi corrections commissioner made a lot of sense when he talked about finding the right balance between the crimes committed and the punishments doled out for them.

“We’ve got to decide in this state who we’re afraid of and who we’re mad at,” Epps was fond of saying.



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