Two measures passed at Monday night’s meeting of the Lamar County School District Board of Trustees will make room for the reinstatement of teacher pay supplements, as well as salary scale changes to allow raises to approximately 40 district employees.
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In the 1960s and early 1970s of my youth there wasn’t a lot of dining out in my family. Most special occasions were hosted by my grandmother in her dining room.
On the rare instance our family dined out my favorite restaurant was a place called Captain John’s.
Every city and county has a criminal element. Hattiesburg is no different, and periodically, violent crime rises for one reason or another.
However, the activities over the past 10 days have been unusual, and I know that.
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
Forrest County taxpayers will have to reimburse some $1.2 million in tax payments to Kohler Industries, a Wisconsin-based manufacturing company, in connection with a settlement agreement signed Tuesday morning by city and county officials.
Swedish people are quite familiar with the concept of “fika” - literally translated, the word means “to take a break with something to eat.”
Swedish cafe owner Dalida Bollig is bringing that concept - along with the calm, serene tastes of Sweden - to downtown Hattiesburg with her new restaurant Fika.
Tim Rehner knew only one soul in Mississippi when he moved here, but he has spent 25½ years in Hattiesburg and Petal surrounded by family.
First there are his wife, Kay, and daughters Kendra, Kathryn and Karolyne. Eventually, two sons-in-law and two grandsons followed, and now there is a third son-in-law-in-waiting.
William Carey University inducted three people into the Carey Alumni Hall of Fame during Homecoming 2019: Philip Fortenberry, professional pianist; Vernon Mangum, military master instructor and cyber transport expert; and Ron Melton, lifelong educator.
As of July 1, Marcus Boyles is back as the Petal Panthers head football coach.
The Mississippi high school coaching legend announced his retirement from his athletics director and head coach positions in March, but took back the reins last week.