The Petal School District will soon add two new school buses to its fleet.
During last week’s meeting of the Petal School District Board of Directors, board members approved the purchase of the two vehicles at a cost of between $85,000 and $86,000 per bus.
It’s not often that a small-town shop receives national recognition on a regular basis, but Flathau’s Fine Foods in Petal is becoming pretty familiar with that feat.
When Mt. Vernon Missionary Baptist Church in Petal was heavily damaged by the tornado that rolled through Petal and Hattiesburg on Feb. 10, 2013, the church’s congregation didn’t let it stop them from rebuilding and getting back in the church.
Earlier this month, officials from Petal Excel By 5 and the Petal Education Foundation put out the call for participants for “Mississippi EXCELebrates Readiness By Reading” week, designed to give early childhood-centered communities to celebrate the importance of reading to young children.