Each year it has been tested by the Mississippi Department of Education, the Petal Early Learning Collaborative – which is made up of three classes at Charles Johnson Head Start and one class at Petal Primary School – has received a rate of readiness determination of “Successful,” meaning those students are kindergarten-ready.
Sumrall firefighter Coy Graves became the first recipient of the American Legion Post 61’s Firefighter of the Year during a recent ceremony.
Rex Hasty, commander of Post 61, said naming Graves of the Sumrall Volunteer Fire Department has a twofold purpose.
Lamar County School Superintendent Tess Smith said all classrooms should be filled with teachers by the time the doors open for the first day for all schools on Aug. 6.
The three most difficult areas to find instructors are special education, mathematics and science, she said last month.
In a few days, the Pine Belt streets and highways will become more crowded, more children will be crossing in front of buses and drivers will be required to slow down in school zones as students return to their classrooms.
A Hattiesburg woman who was arrested for the shooting death of her 31-year-old acquaintance has been formally charged with first-degree murder.
Each year, out of 15 universities throughout Mississippi that submit nominees for an Excellence in Education award to the Mississippi Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, only three individuals are chosen for awards: one Outstanding Administrator, one Outstanding Intern and one Outstanding Educator.