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City officials are working in the Briarfield neighborhood to complete a memorial dedicated to fallen Hattiesburg Police Department officers Benjamin Deen and Liquori Tate, who were killed in the line of duty nearly three years ago.
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.