A dedicated faculty and principal have moved the needle at Hattiesburg Public School District’s (HPSD) Grace Christian Elementary School, raising its Mississippi Department of Education rating from a D to a B-plus in three years, and the district’s Board of Directors took some time to praise the school’s achievements at its January regular boar
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Loren Wade was named the Distinguished Young Woman of Petal for 2021 at the program held Saturday, Jan. 11 at Petal High School.
Wade also received the overall award for self-expression and was winner of the “Be Your Best Self Essay,” award.
The 9th Annual Caerus Mardi Gras Parade will roll at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 15.
Spectators are invited to come early, and “come hungry,” according to Melissa Saucier of Keith’s Superstores, sponsors of the annual event.
“Expect to see and feel the magic of Mardi Gras as beads and trinkets rain down over the crowds,” she said.
The Lamar County Board of Supervisors has voted to accept a 3 percent pay raise that was approved earlier this year by the Mississippi Legislature, while the Forrest County Board of Supervisors is expected to vote next month whether to accept the same measure.
As we have no new releases this week in this interregnum between 2019 and 2020, we thought it might be a great time to look back at some of the missing links, hidden heroes and underrated heroes of Rock ‘n' Roll. The Unsung.
THE UNSUNG: MITCH RYDER
A half-century-old section of apron at the Hattiesburg Bobby L. Chain Municipal Airport will soon be restored with the help of a $2.13 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation-Federal Aviation Administration.
The Southeast Tourism Society has named FestivalSouth as one of the STS Top 20 Events in the Southeast for June 2020.
This year’s festival starts the end of May and includes all of June. The STS Top 20 Festival and Event Awards have highlighted programs around the Southeast since 1985.
Petal police officer Phillip Humphrey was named Police Officer of the Year at the Petal Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet on Jan. 18.
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
The ribbon cutting for a unique addition to the Hattiesburg area designed for active seniors was be held Thursday at The Colony at Turtle Creek Crossing. An open house followed.
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