- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 3, 2015

BROOKLYN, Miss. (AP) - Purvis High School Principal Billy Ellzey has been named the new superintendent of Forrest County Agricultural High School District effective July 1.

The Hattiesburg American reports (https://hatne.ws/1Fu3n4s ) Ellzey will continue as principal at Purvis High until June 30. Former Lumberton Public School District Superintendent Robert Walker will serve as interim superintendent until then.

The district’s superintendent job became vacant in March, when Jerry Jefferson “J.J.” Morgan resigned amid criticism of the firing of the girls’ basketball and slow-pitch softball coach.

Before coming to Purvis, the 45-year-old Ellzey spent five years as assistant principal at South Jones middle and high schools. He’s been at Purvis High for four years.

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Information from: The Hattiesburg American, https://www.hattiesburgamerican.com

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