Eight police officers honored for Crisis Intervention Team participation

By HASKEL BURNS,

Eight law enforcement officials from around the Pine Belt were honored at a reception ceremony Thursday for their involvement in the Pine Belt Crisis Intervention Team, a program designed to help officers understand the nuances of mental illness and recognize when someone is in crisis, enabling them to respond appropriately to the situation.






To Tax or not to tax? Petal aldermen to decide whether to send sales tax election proposal to legislature

By HASKEL BURNS,

The Petal Board of Aldermen is expected to decide as early as its March 3 meeting whether to ask the Mississippi Legislature to set an election allowing residents to vote on the possibility of a sales tax increase that could bring more than $700,000 a year in extra revenue into the Friendly City.









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