City officials said they cannot renovate or stabilize what’s standing of Mount Carmel Baptist Church, although a vast majority of people who attended Tuesday’s public hearing on the subject favored restoration of the church.
The paperwork involved in receiving state approval for the cost overruns of building Asbury Hospice House in Hattiesburg is nearing an end after the Mississippi State Department of Health’s Division of Health Planning and Resource Development recommended approval of the revised Certificate of Need.
More than 20 companies are expected to participate in the Lamar County Job Fair from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 16, at the Lamar County Shelter. The Area Development Partnership is sponsoring the event.
Lamar County Teacher of the Year Julie Viguerie anticipated a problem with her 16-year-old daughter, who is expected to begin driving to Oak Grove High School in November. Mrs. Viguerie needed transportation.
The promise that ended last school year became a reality on the first day of school Tuesday for Oak Grove Upper Elementary School after officials received a health and fitness grant from Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi Foundation of almost $100,000.
The Town of Sumrall now has two positions it is looking to fill – one appointed and one elected.
The town is working to find a police chief when Chris Dungan resigned after holding the position for about seven years. According to reports, Dungan joined the Lamar County School District as a School Resource Officer.
Three construction projects in the West Hattiesburg area are in the works, with the addition of a 38-lot subdivision near Oak Grove High School, a new water association office and the planned construction of a Chinese Christian church on Oak Grove Road.