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Pine Belt lawmakers applauded Gov. Phil Bryant’s “State of the State” pep rally in the House of Representatives’ chamber Tuesday night, praising the governor’s positive comments about the state’s economic development progress and the success of the third-grade reading scores.
The next court action involving all parties in the proposed incorporation of Bellevue has still not been set after motions have been filed withdrawing the petition and opponents of incorporation have asked for a three-year moratorium before the request can be refiled.
The Lamar County Board of Supervisors is expected to consider accepting the bid for the new garbage truck that will provide automated pickup at its next meeting Jan. 18, County Administrator Joseph “Jody” Waits said earlier this week.
A 34-year-old Columbia woman who was a teacher at Purvis High School turned herself in to the Marion County Sheriff’s Office last week after being accused of taking money from a vulnerable person for her own use, Attorney General Jim Hood announced Tuesday.
A group of Thames Elementary School fourth-graders want to make sure students know when it’s OK to be absent from school.
Their message received rave reviews from state education officials, who awarded the group the top award in a “Strive for Less Than Five” attendance awareness campaign competition.
The Hattiesburg City Council approved 13 of 14 ad valorem tax exemptions for major industries operating out of the Hub City at its meeting before the holidays, but the 14th one – Mar-Jac Poultry – will have to wait until the Jan. 4, 2018, meeting.
Keeping one of the biggest secrets of her life is causing problems for Hattiesburg’s Priscilla Nguyen. She is one of the 16 contestants who will be appearing on Food Network’s “Worst Cooks in America,” starting Sunday.
Except the 10-episode season has already been taped. Nguyen knows who won, but she is sworn to secrecy.