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Without discussion, the Lumberton Board of Aldermen accepted the resignation Tuesday night of Police Chief Shane Flynt, who was embroiled in controversy over his job after a cellphone video surfaced last week that shows him smoking marijuana.
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.
S.F. Carlisle Jr. and his wife, Hazel, were married 63 happy years. In the evenings, they would sit outside their Oak Grove home with a Bible.
“We sat out there about 18 years,” the 87-year-old Carlisle said earlier this week. “I’d read, we’d talk and I’d pray. She didn’t want to read or pray; she wanted me to do that.”
Although three Lamar County fire protection districts have improved their ratings from a Class 8 to a Class 7 last October, residents are not seeing reductions in insurance payments in the Southwest, Southeast and Oak Grove districts.