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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.
The metropolitan statistical area including Lamar County leads the state in non-farm job growth for metropolitan areas, an Area Development Partnership official told the Lamar Count Board of Supervisors last Thursday.
Only one candidate had qualified to run for the Alderman-at-large seat on the Sumrall Board of Aldermen by early Wednesday after the winner of the June 6 General Election had to resign.
Adam Grimsley, who finished third in the General Election for the seat, has qualified.
State Rep. Brad Touchstone said he would like to return to China on his own after he came back from a two-week trip last weekend.