During last week’s meeting of the Petal School District Board of Directors, board members received annual reports from three more district departments: athletics, child nutrition and technology. The reports were in addition to three reports received at the April 10 meeting and four reports at the March 13 meeting.
Several sections of roadway in the Trailwood and Trailwood West subdivisions will soon receive repairs, as the Petal Board of Aldermen voted Tuesday night to approve $149,000 worth of roadwork in the neighborhoods.
As part of their mission to enhance the quality of education in the Petal School District by providing private funding, the Petal Education Foundation this year awarded 84 scholarships totaling $45,800 to graduating seniors at Petal High School.
Two stretches of U.S. 49 and Hardy Street are set to undergo beautification projects with the help of officials from the Forrest County Board of Supervisors and the Mississippi Department of Transportation.
Some Forrest County voters in District 2 will soon switch to a different voting precinct on election days.
Members of the Forrest County Board of Supervisors recently approved the relocation of the precinct at the African American Military History Museum, 305 E. Sixth St., to the Eureka School building at 412 E. Sixth St.
A trial date has been set in the case of Dana Coleman, a former office manager at Hattiesburg Municipal Court who is suing the city for Equal Employment Opportunity Commission violations, in particular racial harassment and discrimination.
After an EF-3 tornado swept through Petal and east Hattiesburg in January 2017, the City of Petal Dog Park was left bare, with all of its amenities – including exercise equipment and an obstacle course – wiped away by the storm.