The Coleman Center for Families and Children in Petal is offering pregnant women another resource in the form of free pregnancy calendars.
Just in time for the new school year, the Coleman Center for Families and Children and Petal First Baptist Church are partnering up for the annual Petal Back-to-School Health & Wellness Fair.
Although the dam in the Longleaf Acres subdivision in Petal is functioning fine, members of the Forrest County Board of Supervisors are looking over options to either raise the dam, lower the spillway or lower the water level in the lake in the face of new regulations from the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality.
Victor Kirksey, the man who allegedly shot a police officer Monday, is listed in "fair" condition at Forrest General Hospital.
According to an email from Amanda Kirby, marketing media coordinator at Forrest General, Kirksey is still receiving treatment at the hospital.
A Petal man was killed in a Thursday morning crash after colliding with a truck in downtown Petal.
James McCullum Jr., 58, was pronounced dead by Forrest County Deputy Coroner Lisa Klem at the scene near the intersection of South Main Street and Fifth Avenue.
The accident occurred soon after 9 a.m.
The June 26 primary runoff election for U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives will feature two Republicans and two Democrats vying for the Nov. 6 general election.
With the new substation for the Forrest County Sheriff’s Office up and running, members of the Forrest County Board of Supervisors are mulling over options for the former substation on East Pine Street in downtown Hattiesburg.