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A Lamar County School District teacher was terminated Thursday after allegations of a possible inappropriate relationship with a student.
Superintendent Tess Smith said school officials were notified of the incident last week and began an immediate investigation.
Lamar County mosquito control crews will begin spraying for the annual warm-weather insects on Monday, the Board of Supervisors announced last Thursday. Area beekeepers should contact county officials so that spraying can be avoided in those areas.
Strengthened by improvements in manpower, training and water supply, eight Lamar County volunteer fire districts improved their State Fire Ratings Bureau class ratings recently. Northeast Lamar led the group, jumping from a Class 7 to a Class 6, increasing savings on insurance premiums by about 25 percent.
The Town of Sumrall plans to borrow $700,000 from the Mississippi Development Authority to take care of water system improvements that Mayor Heath Sumrall said he promised to complete when he ran for the office last year.
Sumrall said water problems have been around the town awhile.
Construction on the new $23 million Regions Bank facility will begin while Lamar County is making improvements and repairs on Hegwood and Lincoln roads, Oak Grove residents in the area were told during a community meeting Monday night.
By consolidating the Lumberton and Lamar County school districts, inclusion of the Lumberton parents on the Lamar County School Board was necessary. When the Lamar County district lines were redrawn to include Lumberton, District C was expanded and a special election was called.
The Lamar County Board of Supervisors will hold their second community meeting in two weeks to discuss upcoming roadwork in Oak Grove when officials present information about the Hegwood Road/Lincoln Road Project.