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The Lamar County School District’s Board of Trustees handled several 16th Section Lands lease transactions during the March 9 meeting at the boardroom in Purvis, including approving a bid from Blackwell Timber Company of $62,371 for thinning timber on a lease.
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.
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.