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Schools hit by spiraling insurance premiums, lack of providers

HATTIESBURG — Property insurance premiums have skyrocketed for Pine Belt school districts. Some have had problems just finding a company to insure them. Lamar County School District Superintendent Ben Burnett told the Hattiesburg American that his district’s premium was about $176,000 last year but just increased by $500,000. “I was shocked,” he said. “We always budget for a percentage increase, ...

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Hopkins temporarily replacing Wimbish

Jimmy Hopkins, associate superintendent of the Hattiesburg Public School District, has been named interim superintendent. Hopkins took over July 1, replacing superintendent Annie Wimbish, who retired June 30. A search to find a permanent replacement for Wimbish is underway. The board hopes to name a new superintendent by Sept. 1, and have that person in place by Jan. 1. Hopkins ...

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