The Lamar County School District’s Parents As Teachers group and the local Target store teamed up to entertain and teach some of the area’s youngsters last week when the business hosted the annual Read Across America celebration.
A Born Learning Trail will be established at the Optimist Park after the Lamar County Board of Supervisors approved a request Monday by Tracie Fowler with sponsorship of Merit Health Wesley.
Fowler, President/CEO of the United Way of Southeast Mississippi, said the 10 signs along the walking track would be available at no charge.
For 17-year-old Purvis High School senior John Perry, being outdoors is how he hopes to spend most of his life.
Perry, the son of Mark and Suzie Perry, was named a National Merit Scholarship Finalist recently and hopes that his prospective college work in geological engineering will allow him time to be out of the office.
It’s likely that the departure of Thad Cochran from the U.S. Senate is going to generate more news about the political jockeying to replace him than the service he gave to Mississippi over nearly half a century in Washington.
The Petal Board of Aldermen wasted no time taking care of business during Tuesday night’s meeting.
The board approved an emergency resolution authorizing Mayor Hal Marx to approve a work order for road work at Hillcrest and East Central.