A request for a historical marker at the former John Jefferson High School site in Purvis is being considered by the Lamar County School District Board of Trustees after the proposal was presented to the board last week.
The Lumberton School District’s Board of Trustees said Thursday night it supports a proposal for consolidation from the Lamar County School Board and “will continue a conversation,” Lumberton Superintendent Dr. Linda Smith said after the board meeting.
Hattiesburg Mayor Johnny L. DuPree will face Democratic opposition in the Primary Election May 2 from Catherine M. Starr and Tom Garmon. The winner will face independents Shawn O’Hara and state Rep. Toby Barker – both independents – in the General Election June 6.
The Lumberton School Board, which is under legislative order to abolish its district by July 2019, will begin considering a proposal today that will keep the current Lumberton schools as they are and place them under the direction of the Lamar County School District.
Purvis will see plenty of familiar faces in City Hall for the next four years as five incumbents qualified unopposed for their positions, and Ward 4 candidate Deborah Ferrell will take the job of Alderman John W. Jordan Sr., who decided not to seek re-election.
Sumrall High School students got a look at how polymers are made and how they can become one of the University of Southern Mississippi scientists who work with polymers during a program on March 2 at the school.
Three members of the state champion Oak Grove High School Theatre group received All-Star Casts and 14 students earned more than 450 callbacks during the 68th annual Southeastern Theatre Conference last week in Lexington, Ky.