Hattiesburg police have asked for any information leading to the apprehension of 26-year-old Rhakim Jamal James, who is wanted for six counts of aggravated assault in the recent shooting in 6100 block of U.S. Hwy. 49 last weekend.
At the Petal School District mid-year convocation, the district announced both the overall Petal Teacher and Administrator of the Year.
Lori Johnson, a teacher at Petal Upper Elementary School, was named Petal Teacher of the Year. This is the second year that an upper elementary school teacher claimed the title.
When the Mississippi Department of Education’s accountability model ratings came out in October, the Hattiesburg Public School District failed to improve upon its “D” grade, but it did increase its total points over last year’s results by 7.2 percent. And some of their schools improved their ratings. And that was something to be proud of.
Pine Belt lawmakers applauded Gov. Phil Bryant’s “State of the State” pep rally in the House of Representatives’ chamber Tuesday night, praising the governor’s positive comments about the state’s economic development progress and the success of the third-grade reading scores.
The next court action involving all parties in the proposed incorporation of Bellevue has still not been set after motions have been filed withdrawing the petition and opponents of incorporation have asked for a three-year moratorium before the request can be refiled.
The Lamar County Board of Supervisors is expected to consider accepting the bid for the new garbage truck that will provide automated pickup at its next meeting Jan. 18, County Administrator Joseph “Jody” Waits said earlier this week.
A 34-year-old Columbia woman who was a teacher at Purvis High School turned herself in to the Marion County Sheriff’s Office last week after being accused of taking money from a vulnerable person for her own use, Attorney General Jim Hood announced Tuesday.