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The Oak Grove Fire Department celebrated two big events Tuesday night at Station No. 1 on Old Hwy. 24 across from the middle school.
Lamar County educators and students should be patting themselves on the backs and telling other people about their success after state Secretary of Education Dr. Carey Wright stopped at Oak Grove High School earlier this week on her Tour of Excellence to congratulate school districts that earned an “A” accreditation scores recently.
Lamar County high school students in the Purvis and Sumrall FFA chapters traveled to Indianapolis, Ind. last week for the 90th National FFA Convention. Sumrall had eight students who competed, while four Purvis students won awards.
While 46-year-old Travis Darby of Petal was helping with recovery efforts from Hurricane Harvey in Houston, Texas, he had to seek medical attention.
When he returned home, he was told that he had Stage 4 esophageal cancer.
Oak Grove High School students Riley Barber and Jasmyne Allen have good reasons to honor veterans at next Thursday morning’s 21st annual breakfast at Temple Baptist Church’s Christian Activities Center.
TRIPOD 2017, the third annual arts festival hosted by University Baptist Church in Hattiesburg, has expanded to include four workshops on Saturday, Nov. 4, with emphasis on songwriting, guitar and blues techniques, creative writing and drawing.
For a 17-month-old little girl, Arabella Ruff doesn’t stop. And not having a left hand doesn’t slow her down.
“She has never missed not having a hand and I don’t know that she ever will,” said Cindy Ruff, Arabella’s mother.
Hattiesburg Police Department is now accepting applications for the 2018 academy through Jan. 16, 2018 at 5 p.m.
Prospective officers who complete the application process will be scheduled to take the civil service exam on Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018 at the Hattiesburg Police & Fire Training Academy (53 Academy Drive).