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    School Closings for Thursday, April 18th  UPDATED at 8:30am.


    Columbia Primary and Elementary at 12:15 pm

    ---Jefferson Middle at 12:30 pm

    ---Columbia High School at 12:45 pm

    East Jasper

    ---Elementary at 2:45pm

    ---Heidelberg Jr. High and Heidelberg High School at 1:00pm

    Enterprise will dismiss at 2 pm

    Forest County Agriculture at 1:15 pm

    Greene County School District at 12:30 pm

    Hattiesburg High School at 1 pm; Elementary schools will begin dismissing at 12:15 pm

    Jones County High Schools at 1 pm

    Jones County Elementary Schools at 12:45 pm

    ---East Jones County Elementary at 12:25 pm

    Lamar Christian School at 1 pm

    Lamar County Schools

    ---Lumberton at 12 pm

    ---Baxterville at 12 pm

    ---Oak Grove Primary at 11:45 am

    ---Sumrall Middle and High at 12 pm

    Laurel School District at 1 pm

    Marion County Schools at 12:30 pm

    Mason Elemntary at 1 pm 

    Perry County School District at 12 pm

    Petal School District at 1 pm; K-6th at 11:30 am

    Presbyterian Christian 

    ---K5 thru 4th Grade at 1:45pm

    ---5th thru 12th at 2pm

    Quitman School District at 1:30 pm; High School at 1:15 pm

    Simpson County School District at 12:30pm

    Smith County School District at 1 pm

    South Jones Elementary at 12:45 pm

    Stone County at 1pm and after school activities are cancelled

    Wayne County K-8th at 1 pm; High at 1:20 pm

    West Jasper School at 1 pm 

    Word of Faith Christian Academy at 12:30pm


    All campuses and teaching sites will close at 1pm.  No night classes 4/18.  University offices will also be closed.

    The Southern Miss baseball game tonight has been postponed until Friday.  Doubleheader Friday with time to be announced.


    MS Gulf Coast Community College and Offices at  1 pm 


    Laurel-Jones County Library to close at noon 
    Laurel Gymnastics and Cheer at 11:30 am
    SRT closing at 2 pm


    Forrest County 361 saferoom located at 946 Sullivan Drive will open at 2pm

    Jones County 361 Saferoom located at 1425 Ellisville Blvd is open now and will remain open until the weather passes.  

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