Parkway Heights celebrates 70 years

By BETH BUNCH,

Seventy years ago, a group met to form Parkway Heights Methodist Church. On Feb. 20, the exact day these folks gathered, the current membership of the church will gather for a party, complete with food, cake, music, videos, testimonies and skits. In the words of Pastor Bruce Case, “we’re going to party like it’s 1949.” The fun begins at 6 p.m.





Hudson seeks tax collector seat

By BETH BUNCH,

Sen. Billy Hudson announced during Monday’s Forrest County Board of Supervisors meeting that he has qualified for the seat of Forrest County Tax Collector being vacated by Delbert Dearman.

Dearman, who was elected in 1992 and has held the seat for almost 30 years, announced his retirement last week, saying seven terms was enough. 







People-to-People Exchange: Petal families hosts to exchange students from across the globe

By BETH BUNCH,

The Wigley family of Petal has seen the country through new eyes, thanks to Yujiro Kisu, an exchange student they are hosting from Japan. Kisu has been a part of the family since the start of the school year in August and will remain until the end of the semester.





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