Practice Writing Leads


On Tuesday morning, the Hattiesburg Board of Education passed stricter clothing regulations for students and discussed falling enrollment rates.

Student enrollment has fallen for the third year in a row, this time by 200.

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


Two Backwater State professors survived a plane crash at Kennedy International Airport Thursday night.

Five people were killed when the TWA jet crashed, but professor of rural sociology John Dumont and professor of English George Johnson escaped injury.


A Pulitzer Prize winning author shared his writing advice with a crowd of students on Sunday, telling them not to rely on their English courses.

Norman Meeman, the author of “My Life as Far as It Goes,” spoke to an audience of 67, most of whom were English students.

“Those parodies they assign in college English courses are a bunch of hogwash,” Meeman said.


A professor of horticulture was among the winners of the George Washington Honor Medal Oct. 12 for his campaign to distribute patriotic seed packets.

At a ceremony last week, the Freedoms Foundation of Valley Forge announced Professor Clement Crabtree as one of its 32 winners.

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