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Former Lamar Co. teacher pleads guilty to statutory rape

By HASKEL BURNS,

A former Lamar County School District teacher who was arrested on allegations of a relationship with a student has pleaded guilty to statutory rape.

Jenny Christine Hipp, 40, entered her guilty plea Nov. 12 in Lamar County Circuit Court. Hipp, who is represented by Hattiesburg attorney Tangi A. Carter, will be sentenced Nov. 21.


Willie & Townes: In which Mr. Nelson schools the columnist

By J. DANIEL CLOUD,

One of my favorite aspects of journalism is getting to meet interesting people. That does not mean, of course, that every interview is interesting.

I’m not certain whether it’s a bragging point, or if I deserve demerits, but I once fell asleep while interviewing then-U.S. Senator Bill Frist, of Tennessee.


MS Armed Forces Museum in running for $5K, volunteer service

By HASKEL BURNS,

The Mississippi Armed Forces Museum at Camp Shelby is in the running for a $5,000 grant and a day of volunteer service through the What a Difference a Day Makes contest, an initiative by Regions Bank that highlights nonprofit organizations that provide services to veterans, military personnel and their families.




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Sumrall earns first win over Purvis since 2007

By ANDREW ABADIE,

SUMRALL – With the Sumrall Bobcats holding on to a touchdown lead, the Purvis Tornadoes had a chance to tie the game after recovering a fumble in the second quarter by Sumrall senior quarterback Dannis Jackson.  However, Sumrall’s senior defensive lineman Solomon Landrum shifted the tide with a fumble recovery of his own – the Bobcats’ 15th tur




Forrest County Jail Docket

By STAFF REPORTS,

The public record of the past two weeks’ felony arrests from the Forrest County Sheriff’s office includes the following reports. Information is provided by the sheriff’s office and Hattiesburg and Petal police departments. All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law:

Monday, July 30


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