Every life is precious to Tess Smith, especially the 10,000 students and 1,500 staff members that are placed under her care. When one of those students does something that she can’t control, Smith – the Lamar County School District Superintendent – feels the grief that stretches from the family to the friends to the school.
Julianna and Robert Fitton of Oak Grove know all too well the pain another Pine Belt family is experiencing after the death of their child earlier this week. In November 2016, the Fittons’ daughter, Chloe, a senior at Oak Grove High School, killed herself outside the family’s home after the family went to bed.
Twenty-one Lamar County elementary school students will have their names permanently recorded in Mississippi statutes after state Sen. Brad Touchstone gave them copies of a House Resolution in their honor Monday night.
Eleven Pine Belt area concert bands will compete starting Monday at the Oak Grove High School Performing Arts Center for the third straight year in the Mississippi High School Activities Association’s State Concert Evaluation.
Danny Rigel would be sitting on a Gulf Coast shore now painting a seascape if he thought he could get a paycheck for it. At least, he would have about 40 years ago.
Rigel grew up with a pencil or a brush in his hand, sketching and painting. He parlayed his early life into the Most Talented student at Biloxi High School.
Sumrall opens its festival season with the Sumrall Spring Festival on April 21, with food, fun, music, movie night and vendors.
A nonexclusive 25-year franchise agreement has been granted between the City of Purvis and Telepak Networks to construct telephone lines and furnish telecommunications services. The Purvis Board of Aldermen approved the agreement at its March 6 meeting.
Purvis Mayor Roger Herrin said the need for the agreement came about by accident.