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Mississippians build things, according to James Williams, director of the State Workforce Investment Board. His board, which works in the Office of the Governor, is providing funds to train state students how to make machines work.
Lamar County mosquito control crews will begin spraying for the annual warm-weather insects on Monday, the Board of Supervisors announced last Thursday. Area beekeepers should contact county officials so that spraying can be avoided in those areas.
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.