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Lamar County Bluegrass Festival

Takes place March 6-8 at the Lamar County Community Shelter (99 Industrial Parkway, Purvis).  Visit www.bluegrassms.com for more details.

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  • Report warns of future money crisis for MS retirement system

    Report warns of future money crisis for MS retirement system

    Thursday, April 26 2018 10:44 PM EDT2018-04-27 02:44:22 GMT
    A report from the Mississippi Public Employees Retirement System warned of a money crisis in the future, saying the system will not reach its minimum goal of 80 percent funding by 2042. (Photo source: WDAM)A report from the Mississippi Public Employees Retirement System warned of a money crisis in the future, saying the system will not reach its minimum goal of 80 percent funding by 2042. (Photo source: WDAM)
    A report from the Mississippi Public Employees Retirement System warned of a money crisis in the future, saying the system will not reach its minimum goal of 80 percent funding by 2042. (Photo source: WDAM)A report from the Mississippi Public Employees Retirement System warned of a money crisis in the future, saying the system will not reach its minimum goal of 80 percent funding by 2042. (Photo source: WDAM)

    A report from the Mississippi Public Employees Retirement System warned of a money crisis in the future. It said the system will not reach its minimum goal of 80 percent funding by 2042. A legislative committee said the problem is the ratio of employees paying into the fund compared to retirees drawing benefits. Officials held a meeting with public employees on the Mississippi coast Thursday.  "First and foremost, the legislature is going to have ...

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    A report from the Mississippi Public Employees Retirement System warned of a money crisis in the future. It said the system will not reach its minimum goal of 80 percent funding by 2042. A legislative committee said the problem is the ratio of employees paying into the fund compared to retirees drawing benefits. Officials held a meeting with public employees on the Mississippi coast Thursday.  "First and foremost, the legislature is going to have ...

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  • Unofficial results in for Lamar Co. School Board special election

    Unofficial results in for Lamar Co. School Board special election

    Thursday, April 26 2018 10:27 PM EDT2018-04-27 02:27:08 GMT
    With 100 percent of Lamar County precincts reporting, Jeremy Chance, of Purvis, leads Gladys Parker Rogers, of Lumberton, with an unofficial vote count of 570 to 282With 100 percent of Lamar County precincts reporting, Jeremy Chance, of Purvis, leads Gladys Parker Rogers, of Lumberton, with an unofficial vote count of 570 to 282

    Some Lamar County voters will head to the polls Thursday to elect a new school board member.

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    Some Lamar County voters will head to the polls Thursday to elect a new school board member.

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  • JCJC softball focused on the postseason

    JCJC softball focused on the postseason

    Thursday, April 26 2018 9:23 PM EDT2018-04-27 01:23:15 GMT

    The Jones County Junior College softball team wrapped up its regular season at 41-3. The fourth ranked Lady Bobcats are now in postseason mode.

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    The Jones County Junior College softball team wrapped up its regular season at 41-3. The fourth ranked Lady Bobcats are now in postseason mode.

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