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BOE Meeting: The Hattiesburg Board of Education met Monday morning to discuss some new rules as well as to discuss the third consecutive year enrollment has dropped.

Enrollment dropped this year by 200 to 1,050 students, marking the third consecutive year with a loss of enrollment.

“The future looks bleak,” assistant superintendent Max Hoemmeldorfer said.

Faculty in Plane Crash: Two professors from Backwater State University were uninjured during a plane crash that occurred on takeoff from Kennedy International Airport, five people were killed during the crash.

The professors were John Dumont associate professor of rural sociology and George Johnson associate professor of English and both were returning from conferences in New York City.

Meeman Speaks: A Pulitzer Prize winner from two years ago spoke to English students at William Oxley Thomson Memorial Library at 4:30 p.m. Monday telling the them to try their own styles of writing.

Norman Meeman, winner of the most prestigious award for a writer. Meeman went on to tell the students that English courses offer no real value to you as a writer and you need to go get your own experience in the real world.

“You can’t be a great writer by imitating the styles of prize-winning authors. You’ve got to get out and sample life, learn how other people live, and then let your inner feelings out. These parodies they assign in college english classes are a bunch of hogwash,” Meeman said.

Professor Wins Award: At their award ceremony last week, The Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge announced the 32 winners of the annual George Washington Honor Medal.

One of these winner was Clement Crabtree who won the award for his essay that called for pakcets of red, what and blue flower seeds to be distributed in different countries.