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SUMRALL: School board declares state of emergency for SHS softball facility

By HASKEL BURNS,

Lamar County School District officials are hoping an emergency declaration for the softball complex at Sumrall High School will expedite that site’s recovery from the EF3 tornado that barreled through the area in December, tearing off the backstop, knocking down the bleachers and sending pieces of lumber through the building.





Renovations continue at Hattiesburg Rowan

By DAVID TISDALE,

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






Annual Caerus Mardi Gras parade rolls through Midtown Saturday, Feb. 15

By STAFF REPORTS,

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.


Wade named Petal DYW

By STAFF REPORTS,

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.


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