Since 1904, Big Brothers Big Sisters of America has made a difference in the lives of adversity-facing children throughout the country by providing them with mentors who help kids reach their full potential and build their futures.
To date, Relay For Life – a fundraising arm of the American Cancer Society - has raised more than $5 billion for cancer research through its more than 5,000 fundraising events held annually around the world.
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.
About 40 Lamar County residents showed up Monday night at the Oak Grove Community Center to discuss details and concerns regarding the upcoming project that will widen a 1.2-mile section of Old Highway 11 and add a multi-use pathway along that stretch of road.
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.