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A 45-year-old construction worker apparently died from electrocution Friday morning while working on a Midtown shopping district across Hardy Street from the University of Southern Mississippi.

Petal School District Board of Trustees’ last meeting of the year was filled with fun surprises.

Robotics programs are continuing to expand across Mississippi as Oak Grove’s two elementary schools have teams that have advanced to state competition.

With just nine days left in this year’s Salvation Army Red Kettle campaign, Captain Patrick Connelly said collections to date are a little concerning.

As of Monday only 35 percent of a $200,000 goal had been collected.

Petal High School surpassed their goal and delivered 1,144 books to benefit a high school library in Kenya as part of the African Library Project.

Grant provides funds for rope course to challenge students physically, mentally

By BUSTER WOLFE,

Oak Grove Upper Elementary School students and faculty got the opportunity to see the first sign of the health and fitness grant from Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi Foundation of almost $100,000 with the ropes challenge course. The 12-stage play area was installed last week.

Shop Petal First

By NIKKI SMITH,

Those looking to beat the holiday shopping crowds and support their local economy have the opportunity to do both with the Friendly City’s annual Shop Petal First. The 16th annual event is sponsored by the Petal Area Chamber of Commerce and will take place from Nov. 16 to 18.

District seeks community aid

By NIKKI SMITH,

It’s nearing that time again.

Through the Mississippi Early Learning Collaborative legislation, support for a Mississippi Department of Education approved early learning collaborative could make individuals and corporations eligible for a 1:1 state tax credit for a donated amount up to $1 million. 

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