United Way of Southeast Mississippi recently welcomed two new staff members.
A local real estate agent who has three children in the Lamar County School District’s Sumrall schools wants to help local teachers with their technology needs. So, with the help of the community, Alex Ralston hopes to raise funds with a garage sale.
The current Lamar County Board of Supervisors is grateful that previous boards saw the need for sturdy bridges. However, the five men don’t want the county to penalized by the state Legislature for doing the right thing.
Lamar County Tax Assessor/Collector Jack Smith hopes his office loves the new online system for handling delinquent tax sales as much as other counties do. Smith let the other counties use it before deciding to install it for this year’s sales.
Getting a second chance paid off for more than two dozen Lamar County adults earlier this year. A statewide program that offers opportunities for parents of pre-K students made lifechanging differences for several local households.
The Lamar County School District Board of Trustees could have a nominee by its next meeting for the District B seat, which became vacant last month when Carolyn Lott Adams resigned the position for personal reasons.
Superintendent Tess Smith said she had received eight applications by the Monday deadline.
Lamar County’s teachers, staff and administrators received three tenets for classroom success from the executive director of a Christian home for children in Alabama during the school system’s convocation last Friday.
Living in the country has its perks for Lamar County School Superintendent Tess Smith. One plus that makes her husband, Ray, happy is the lack of neighbors because they would see his wife in the yard sorting individual pine straws.