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Strengthened by improvements in manpower, training and water supply, eight Lamar County volunteer fire districts improved their State Fire Ratings Bureau class ratings recently. Northeast Lamar led the group, jumping from a Class 7 to a Class 6, increasing savings on insurance premiums by about 25 percent.
The Town of Sumrall plans to borrow $700,000 from the Mississippi Development Authority to take care of water system improvements that Mayor Heath Sumrall said he promised to complete when he ran for the office last year.
Sumrall said water problems have been around the town awhile.
Construction on the new $23 million Regions Bank facility will begin while Lamar County is making improvements and repairs on Hegwood and Lincoln roads, Oak Grove residents in the area were told during a community meeting Monday night.
After reviewing the Hattiesburg Fire Department pay scale presented at the March 6 city council meeting, council members on Tuesday approved the new salary schedule that runs similar to the Hattiesburg Police Department pay scale that was recently approved.
Residents in the Hattiesburg Public School District will decide May 22 during a special election if they want to renew the 4-mill tax that will provide as much as $22.5 million to renovate and maintain the schools.
By consolidating the Lumberton and Lamar County school districts, inclusion of the Lumberton parents on the Lamar County School Board was necessary. When the Lamar County district lines were redrawn to include Lumberton, District C was expanded and a special election was called.
The Sumrall Volunteer Fire Department has improved its fire rating to a 7, which should mean savings in insurance premiums for local residents and business owners, Mayor Heath Sumrall said Tuesday,
Sumrall, who was fire chief before being elected mayor last year, said the fire rating will show a financial reward.
The Lamar County Board of Supervisors will hold their second community meeting in two weeks to discuss upcoming roadwork in Oak Grove when officials present information about the Hegwood Road/Lincoln Road Project.
To Jeff Cruise, who lives on the western side of Purvis, it’s his “baby” – a 48-foot tall redwood tree that he planted 21 years ago.
The 63-year-old Cruise, who lives with his 95-year-old mother, calls the tree “Shyla” after a dog that’s buried at the foot of the redwood.