Lamar County




House divided? Lamar County legislator may have to step down or risk losing state pension

By HASKEL BURNS,

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.







Supreme Court rules in favor of Lamar Co. in school consolidation case

By HASKEL BURNS,

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.






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