Plant Accident

Who: Duane LaChance, 53

What: Suffered 3rd degree burns and is in the hospital

When: Monday at 3 p.m.

Where: Petal in Petal, MS; 222 Power Drive

Why/How: Was installing pipes on a rough and touched a power line

Fifty-three year old Petal employee suffers third-degree burns.

Duane LaChance, 53, an employee of Petal Municipal Power Plant, is in the intensive care unit at Methodist Hospital after accidentally touching high voltage power lines with a wrench while installing pipes on the roof of the plant.

McCartney Illness

Who: Peter McCartney

What: lost voice and is having exploratory surgery

When: Lost voice last night, having surgery tomorrow

Where: Riverside Hospital

Why/How: unclear

Singer Peter McCartney to have surgery after loosing voice in front of 1,000 fans.

The singer entered Riverside Hospital after his performance at the Bennett Auditorium on Wednesday night and is scheduled to have exploratory surgery on Thursday.

BOE Meeting

Who: Hattiesburg Board of Education

What: meeting about dropping school attendance and changing school rules

When: this morning

Where: unknown

Why: Attendance is down by 200 people

“The future looks bleak.”: Hattiesburg Board of Education concerned about decreasing enrollment numbers.

According to Assistant Superintendent Max Hoemmeldorfer at a Board of Education meeting Thursday morning, enrollment is down by 200 students which makes this the third year that enrollment is down.

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