Hattiesburg is shifting times in the war on mosquitoes this summer, planning a late-evening barrage and eliminating the morning salvos. However, an increased number of West Nile Virus cases would be an indication to step up spraying.
We are in the final stages of planning for the “Star Spangled Celebration on the River by Coca-Cola.” This seeds of this project started in July of 2017 during a discussion with Andrea Saffle, director of the Historic Hattiesburg Downtown Association. Andrea and I (Valerie) were considering events that we could sponsor together to promote our
Less than 14 percent of registered voters in Forrest County showed up to the polls for Tuesday’s primary election, but voted along with the rest of the state to send two incumbent Republicans to the House and Senate general election in November.
With a dismal 16 percent of registered voters going to the polls Tuesday, Lamar County followed the state’s lead in supporting incumbents in the primary election.
However, local electors had different Democratic leaders in the U.S. Senate race to fill the seat vacated by the retiring Thad Cochran.
Now that Pine Belt school systems have gone through the end-of-the-year fruitbasket turnover with staff and teachers, some shortages in teaching positions have arisen as administrators begin to refill and rework their teaching slots for the 2018-19 school year.
The Lamar County School District is looking to hire school resource officers to bring the force up to full strength and to expand to Purvis Lower Elementary School, Superintendent Tess Smith said.
Lamar County officials hope to keep from increasing property taxes for fiscal year 2019 beginning Oct. 1 for the 18th straight year when department heads begin the budget process Thursday.
However, County Administrator Joseph “Jody” Waits said some department heads may be asked to “hold the line” on spending.
A Purvis woman has been charged with murder in the homicide investigation of Thomas Burns, the 54-year-old man who was found dead last month in a freezer at his Lamar County home.