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OGHS Veteran’s Day breakfast hosted at Movie Star

OGHS Veteran’s Day breakfast hosted at Movie Star

Anna Pittman, Copy Editor

November 8, 2018


Filed under News, School

The Oak Grove High School history department hosted the 22nd annual Veteran's Day breakfast Thursday morning. Over 100 veterans and family members alike came to commemorate this special holiday. The event was hosted at Movie Star restaurant this year, with attendees arriving as early as 6 am. The...

Oak Grove Primary’s Fall Festival

Oak Grove Primary’s Fall Festival

Kelsey Terrell, Staff Writer

November 6, 2018


Filed under News, School

Oak Grove Primary recently held its annual Fall Festival where kids play games, win prizes, and make lasting memories. This year was Laurie Stewart’s first year in charge of planning the festival after helping in previous years. “Our first planning meeting was around the beginning of September,” Stewart sai...

OGHS ranks at the top in Mississippi school ratings

OGHS ranks at the top in Mississippi school ratings

Landry Sutton, Staff Writer

October 18, 2018


Filed under News, School

Oak Grove High School ranks as the best Class-6A high school in the state, according to the Mississippi Department of Education’s rankings for the 2017-2018 school year. This means that of the largest 32 public high schools in Mississippi, Oak Grove is number one in terms of education. Oak Gro...

Nick Wallace visits culinary students

Nick Wallace visits culinary students

Kelsey Terrell, Staff Writer

September 17, 2018


Filed under News, School

Mississippi chef Nick Wallace visited Oak Grove High School to instruct and inspire students in the culinary program. Wallace's demeanor and wise words left a lasting impression on the students. Juniors Destiny Moore and Mercedes Toto got to know more about him over lunch.  “Throughout the who...

Lamar County School District closed Wednesday due to Tropical Storm Gordon

Lamar County School District closed Wednesday due to Tropical Storm Gordon

Emmie Perkins, Staff Writer

September 6, 2018


Filed under Local, News, School

Oak Grove High School and additional school districts around the state canceled school Wednesday due to Tropical Storm Gordon’s potential threat of heavy rain and power outages. With the predictions that Gordon would become a category one hurricane, after-school activities were canceled on Tue...

Robert St. John to open a specialty donut shop in Hattiesburg

Robert St. John to open a specialty donut shop in Hattiesburg

Matthew Williams, Print Copy Editor

March 9, 2018


Filed under Local, News

Robert St. John is bringing Hattiesburg its first craft donut shop to add to his line of local restaurants. The local entrepreneur has a strong reputation for opening successful restaurants in town, as he opened Ed's Burger Joint, Tabellas, Crescent City Grill, Purple Parrot and Branch. Midtown...

FCAHS student in custody following threat to Purvis High School

FCAHS student in custody following threat to Purvis High School

Brady Smith, Staff Writer

February 23, 2018


Filed under Local, News

A Forrest County Agricultural High School student is now in police custody after threats made to Purvis High School. Authorities were alerted to the threat after a Snapchat photo began circulating on social media with the caption "Think I'm playing Purvis?" Following reports of the threat, Lamar County...

Keg and Barrel is opening a new location in West Hattiesburg

Keg and Barrel is opening a new location in West Hattiesburg

Bella Massenburg, Staff Writer

February 1, 2018


Filed under Local, News

A second Keg and Barrel is opening near the Target shopping center in West Hattiesburg. The owner of the restaurant, John Neal, created a Facebook post on January 31 saying the new Keg and Barrel will open in the fall of 2018. Neal's two partners in the Keg and Barrel West location, Diana Pennington...

Oak Grove High ranks in top 10 percent of country

Oak Grove High ranks in top 10 percent of country

John Shutze, Staff Writer

January 31, 2018


Filed under News, School

Oak Grove High School was awarded a silver medal by US News & World Report for reaching the top 10 percent of all high schools in the U.S. Out of over 22,000 public schools nationwide,Oak Grove High is currently ranked 2,572. OGHS also ranked fourth in the state, with only four other Mississippi...

19 year old mother-to-be accidentally shot by father

19 year old mother-to-be accidentally shot by father

Payne Petro, Staff Writer

January 29, 2018


Filed under Local, News

An unnamed, 19 year old, pregnant woman was accidentally shot in the back by her father in Rankin County. The Rankin County Police Department received an emergency call just after 11:00 a.m. reporting that the woman had been shot in the back by her father's hunting rifle. It is said that the woman came...

New Sensory Garden door dedicated to Carmen Swilley

New Sensory Garden door dedicated to Carmen Swilley

Mia Pierce, Staff Writer

December 7, 2017


Filed under News, School

Mrs. Carmen Swilley was honored at a dedication ceremony for the recently installed door in one of Oak Grove High School's community-based classrooms. The door gives the classroom direct access to the Sensory Garden. Swilley spearheaded the construction of the Sensory Garden, and has advocated for the inst...

National Honor Society is bringing holiday cheer: Buy a candy gram before the end of the year!

National Honor Society is bringing holiday cheer: Buy a candy gram before the end of the year!

Kate McNeese, Staff Writer

December 4, 2017


Filed under Features, Local

Oak Grove National Honor Society is bringing the Christmas spirit to the halls of Oak Grove High School this holiday season. Candy Cane grams are a special treat that can be purchased for friends and/or teachers. To purchase one, simply stop by the table set up outside up outside of the cafeteria du...

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