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District kicks off second semester with mid-year convocation

By NIKKI SMITH,

At the Petal School District mid-year convocation, the district announced both the overall Petal Teacher and Administrator of the Year.

Lori Johnson, a teacher at Petal Upper Elementary School, was named Petal Teacher of the Year. This is the second year that an upper elementary school teacher claimed the title.







Region Thriving

By STAFF REPORTS,

The metropolitan area around Hattiesburg has blossomed economically as shown through the November unemployment figures as Mississippi recorded its lowest unemployment rate in history at 4.8 percent.

Forrest County’s unemployment rate has decreased for the past five months, from 6.0 percent in July to 4.1 percent in November.



Debris Removal

By BUSTER WOLFE,

After the Dec. 8, 2017 snowfall made a mess of pine trees throughout Lamar County, Road Manager Tommy Jones has been trying to get ahead of the current pile of weather-related vegetative debris.

It hasn’t been easy, he said Tuesday.


Petal School District ranks second in Kindergarten readiness

By STAFF REPORTS,

Kindergarten students in Petal School District earned the second highest average scores on the fall 2017 Kindergarten Readiness Assessment, according to Mississippi Department of Education.

The high score was posted thanks to the district’s efforts to strengthen pre-K programs in the community.





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