Lamar County


Photo by Lee Cave/C Studio EMMIE PERKINS (second from right) was named Lamar County Distinguished Young Woman during the annual program at the Saenger Theater. Hermine Granberry, left, was second alternate and Kathryn Ann Thagard, right, was first alternate. Marlana Bullock second from left, was a category winner. Perkins will compete in the state pageant in Meridian during July.

Perkins wins county Distinguished Young Woman title

By COLIN CAMERON,

Emmie Perkins claimed the title of Distinguished Young Woman of Lamar County 2019 during Saturday night’s program at the Saenger Theater. One of eight contestants, Perkins earned the distinction based on her excellence in the areas of scholastics, interview, talent, self-expression and physical fitness.






Mayor taps water/sewer director

By BUSTER WOLFE,

Alan Howe brings more than 20 years of leadership experience in plant operations across a variety of industries as he takes over as the director of Hattiesburg’s Water & Sewer Department.

Howe was approved for the position by the City Council at Tuesday’s special called meeting at City Hall after Mayor Toby Barker’s nomination.









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