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School damage total $7M; officials hope MEMA meets deductible

OAK GROVE — Lamar County School District officials said a Feb. 10 tornado caused $7 million in damage to Oak Grove High and its baseball and football facilities. The Hattiesburg-American reports the district has a $50,000 insurance deductible it hopes to have covered by the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency. District Construction Manager Johnny Downs said they’ve taken bids on the repairs ...

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Lawmakers change mind, switch votes on charter schools

JACKSON — Some Mississippi House members shifted their positions on a bill that would provide for charter school expansion in the state, allowing it to move forward. The House voted to invite conference on House Bill 890 by a vote of 61 to 56. Reps. Manly Barton of Moss Point, Ray Rogers of Pearl and Gary Staples of Laurel, all ...

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