Beginning April 1, water customers in Petal will be charged a $1.50 fee when using a debit or credit card to pay their bills at the water department’s kiosk.
Petal officials are losing patience over what they see as a lack of progress on the repair and cleanup at the Petal skating rink on South Main Street.
After hearing the debate between property owners over who would be responsible for tornado debris cleanup in the area between Eastbrook Commons and Mount Vernon Missionary Baptist Church in Petal, several members of the Petal Jaycees have stepped up to stop that quarrel.
A Lamar County School District teacher was terminated Thursday after allegations of a possible inappropriate relationship with a student.
Superintendent Tess Smith said school officials were notified of the incident last week and began an immediate investigation.
To help provide an additional measure of safety in schools throughout Forrest County and Petal, members of the Forrest County Board of Supervisors are reviewing bids for construction of the first of 12 safe rooms at schools around the county.
Nothing heralds the start of spring in the Hub City quite like the arrival of the Downtown Hattiesburg Farmers Market in Town Square Park.
Right on cue, the market is back in town for its 15th year, and if the March 22 opening day crowds were any indication, the event is as popular as ever.
Pine Belt residents looking for a taste of Louisiana seafood won’t have to search any farther than Petal for fresh, catch-of-the day fare.
Darrin Robin, co-owner of the popular Robin’s Wharf Seafood Restaurants in New Orleans and Slidell, opened his third location March 20 at 1080 Eveleyn Gandy Parkway in the Friendly City.