It’s been a little more than a year and a half since Jackson-based Intervest Corporation acquired the former Hattiesburg High School building on Main Street, with the intention to turn the facility into age-restricted apartment units.
Several renovation measures at Hattiesburg City Hall and F.B. Woodley Elementary School – particularly involving repairing damage caused by moisture – could be made possible by a grant from the Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
A couple of weeks ago, Petal Police Chief Matthew Hiatt approached the Petal Board of Aldermen about the possibility of pay raises – particularly for Petal Police Department, but also for Petal Fire Department and other city employees.
Through the years, Petal High School’s library has been a popular destination for students at the school, with its prominent placement between the building’s main two hallways making access easy for people throughout campus.
Each month, a department or school from the Petal School District is assigned a certain item to gather and donate to the Petal Children’s Task Force, which uses the donations to help put together the food baskets they distribute throughout the community.
Over the past several years – and in several strategic planning sessions in her role as executive director of the Petal Area Chamber of Commerce – Valerie Wilson has heard many requests for more events in Petal, similar to Hattiesburg’s Live @ Five and Art Walk.
A $34,300 grant from the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation will allow the Hattiesburg Fire Department to purchase 15 new protective outfits, another step on the department’s way to outfit every firefighter with two separate outfits.