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Items are pouring in for this year’s live and silent auctions to be held in conjunction with the Petal School District Education Foundation’s 12th annual “Laughter and Lagniappe” Crawfish Boil. Petal-area residents will once again have a chance to enjoy Cajun food and fun while benefiting the Friendly City’s teachers and students.
In the spirit of sparking a more engaged and active group of young professionals in the Friendly City, The Petal Jaycees have partnered with the Petal Area Chamber of Commerce to serve as the official Junior Chamber and Young Professionals Network for the chamber.
According to numbers from the Mississippi Office of Homeland Security, schools across Mississippi have received 72 threats since the Feb. 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, in which a gunman killed 17 people and wounded 17 more.
The latest phase of one of Petal’s most well-known neighborhoods is in the works.
Petal Mayor Hal Marx has joined a list of state Republicans to sign their names to an open letter from Sen. Chris McDaniel to President Donald Trump opposing the appointment of Cindy Hyde-Smith to Thad Cochran’s soon-to-be retired U.S. Senate seat.
Petal city officials are working to settle a dispute between property owners to determine who will be responsible for cleaning up some debris left over from the tornado that struck the Friendly City in January 2017.
Lamar County has been named No. 4 in the healthiest counties in Mississippi, according to the ninth annual County Health Rankings released Wednesday by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute.
Forrest County is ranked 39th of the state’s 82 counties.
Thousands of brightly-colored, candy-filled Easter eggs – 4,000, to be precise – will be up for grabs in Petal at this year’s annual Easter Egg Hunt in the Park.
Coordinated by the City of Petal Parks and Recreation Department, the hunt will begin at 10 a.m. March 31 at Hinton Park, behind Petal Civic Center.