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Stars shine bright at Oak Grove High

All Star Student Carly Kendrick and her Star Teacher Samantha Padgett.

Landry Sutton, Staff Writer

April 23, 2019

Last Thursday, four Oak Grove High School students received the prestigious Mississippi Star Student Award at a ceremony in Jackson. A “Star” student is a student who attains one of the highest ACT test scores at their school. While the cutoff for “Star” status varies from high school to high...

OGHS students attend Hamilton

Oak Grove students attend Hamilton at the Saenger Theatre in New Orleans, La.

Hermine Granberry, Digital Editor/ Staff Writer

April 3, 2019

Oak Grove High School students had the opportunity to see Hamilton at the Saenger Theatre in New Orleans this past Friday, March 29. “It’s such a cool show to watch live,” junior Chloe Davis said. “The music is awesome, and they used a revolving stage that makes the choreography and blocki...

Oak Grove student body enrolled in Dr. Adolph Brown’s class

Dr. Adolph Brown addresses the Oak Grove student body in an educational and entertaining assembly at Temple Baptist Church.

Matthew Williams, Editor

March 27, 2019

Dr. Adolph Brown addressed the entire Oak Grove High School student body on Thursday, March 21 at Temple Baptist Church. Students and teachers attended the assembly, almost completely filling the church’s 3,000 capacity sanctuary. Dr. Brown began his assembly by first highlighting the judgeme...

OGHS beta club volunteers at Parents as Teachers

Parents as Teachers Read and Roll at Planet Gymnastics

Lyric Church, Staff Writer

November 13, 2018

Members of the Oak Grove High School Beta Club volunteered at the Parents as Teachers Read and Roll on Tuesday, November 6. The event took place at Planet Gymnastics with volunteers guiding  younger children through different stations that captivated their senses and creativity. "It made me very...

OGHS’s annual Veteran’s Day breakfast

Members of the VFW 3036 Honor Guard usher in the American flag at the beginning of the ceremony.

Anna Pittman, Copy Editor

November 8, 2018

The Oak Grove High School history department held the 22nd annual Veteran's Day breakfast Thursday morning at Movie Star resteraunt. Over 100 veterans and family members attended the event to honor their service. "I got to greet the veterans who came in, talk to them, and make them feel welcome,"...

Oak Grove Primary’s Fall Festival

Oak Grove students help at the Primary's Fall Festival

Kelsey Terrell, Staff Writer

November 6, 2018

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

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

Chef Nick Wallace works with culinary students to prepare a carrot and sunflower seed fritter.

Kelsey Terrell, Staff Writer

September 17, 2018

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

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

St. John tries samples from Chicago's best doughnut shops

Matthew Williams, Print Copy Editor

March 9, 2018

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

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

A prediction of what the West Hattiesburg Keg and Barrel will look like.

Bella Massenburg, Staff Writer

February 1, 2018

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...

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