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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.
A holiday tradition for the past 28 years, Lewis Lights on White Chapel Road outside of Purvis has entertained thousands of visitors each holiday season. But because of Grinch-like thieves who vandalized the property earlier this week, the chance for lighting the way into another holiday season was placed in jeopardy.
On this week’s episode of The PineBeltSPORTS Podcast, winter sports take center stage. First, sports editor Camal Petro details where the area soccer teams stand with less than a month left on the schedule.
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.
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.
On this week’s episode of The PineBeltSPORTS Podcast, hear from football PineBeltSPORTS Player of the Year Hattiesburg quarterback Jarod “Snoop” Conner and Coach of the Year Hattiesburg’s Tony Vance.
Toby Barker’s strategy to become Hattiesburg’s next mayor revolved around a central theme of inclusion.
The 35-year-old state representative’s focus seemed to pay off when he successfully defeated longtime incumbent Mayor Johnny DuPree by nearly 2,000 votes.