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A discussion last Thursday over bids received by the Lamar County Board of Supervisors for at least one wheel loader turned into an examination of the bidding process and the way the specifications were written. The end result was all three bids were thrown out and rebidding will delay purchase of a wheel loader for a month.
Lifelong Hattiesburg resident Missy McGee outdistanced social worker Kathryn Rehner by a 2-1 margin during a runoff Tuesday to capture the vacant state House District 102 seat, which includes Forrest and Lamar counties.McGee collected 2,107 votes to 1,000 for Rehner in the runoff, which was required because neither candidate collected a majorit
Mike Essary’s wife, Layla, wanted a farmhouse table for the family’s home. Mike and Layla like to watch several of the television shows on the HGTV network that involve renovating homes, decorating with rustic furniture or living in a tiny house.
Funding for certain fire grading districts based on last year’s distribution drew a sharp response during Monday’s meeting from one Lamar County supervisor who believes his district was being overlooked.
Lamar County deputies and road crew workers will soon be getting bathroom privileges at community centers after the Board of Supervisors decided that those employees shouldn’t have to wait long drives to find relief.
Longtime Sumrall Police Chief Willie James Preston will be buried on Saturday after he died earlier this week.
Preston, who was the town’s first black police officer and served as police chief for 17 years, was honored earlier this year when the Mississippi Legislature named a part of Mississippi Hwy. 589 in his honor.
The zoning issue that received the most comments from Hattiesburg residents during last Monday’s lengthy hearing generated no discussion during the City Council’s 3-2 vote to approve changing the 1711 S. 28th Ave. property from single-family residential to professional business.