Hattiesburg


Lewis Lights owners vow they will be back for 29th season

By BETH BUNCH,

A holiday tradition for the past 28 years, Lewis Lights on White Chapel Road outside of Purvis has entertained thousands of visitors each holiday season. But because of Grinch-like thieves who vandalized the property earlier this week, the chance for lighting the way into another holiday season was placed in jeopardy.






HPSD focusing on positive elements throughout district

By BETH BUNCH,

When the Mississippi Department of Education’s accountability model ratings came out in October, the Hattiesburg Public School District failed to improve upon its “D” grade, but it did increase its total points over last year’s results by 7.2 percent. And some of their schools improved their ratings. And that was something to be proud of.







Strive for less than 5

By BUSTER WOLFE,

A group of Thames Elementary School fourth-graders want to make sure students know when it’s OK to be absent from school.

Their message received rave reviews from state education officials, who awarded the group the top award in a “Strive for Less Than Five” attendance awareness campaign competition.



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