With its recent designation as an official Mississippi Main Street community, officials from the Town of Sumrall are looking forward to working with the Mississippi Main Street Association to help preserve the town’s heritage while continuing to build on its steadily growing commercial and downtown district.
Five elementary schools throughout the Lamar County School District are joining the more than 12,000 schools throughout the country in offering Project Lead The Way, a hands-on classroom environment designed to help children develop knowledge and skills needed to excel in their studies.
A local member of the Mississippi House of Representatives is considering resigning from his newly-elected position because of his belief that Republican House Speaker Philip Gunn is going against state law by blocking him and other members of the Legislature from receiving their state government pensions while serving in the House.
The Mississippi Supreme Court recently ruled for the Lamar County School District in a years-long legal battle against an Oak Grove company.
Although Dr. Stephen Beam and his wife Dawn had floated around the idea of opening a bed and breakfast facility in Sumrall – which would be the city’s first establishment of that type – for the last few years, they had yet to settle on a particular location.
When Taylor Norman, a senior at Oak Grove High School, first heard about the Horatio Alger National Scholarship – an annual $25,000 scholarship that recognizes students who have displayed a commitment to pursue higher education despite facing great adversity – she may not have given it much thought.
The Supreme Court of Mississippi has ruled in favor of the Lamar County School District regarding the voluntary consolidation of the Lumberton and Lamar County schools that took effect in 2018 after being opposed by the Pearl River Board of Supervisors and the Poplarville Special Municipal School District.
The re-opening of the bridge over the Lower Little River on Caney Church Road outside of Lumberton will delayed by about a month, as Lamar County officials will need to re-submit a new work program to the proper state authorities.
Last year, one of the first things newly-elected Lt. Gov. Delbert Hosemann promised to do upon taking office was to seek input from Mississippi’s public educators when considering legislation impacting public schools.