As part of their continuing efforts to address, maintain and improve social and emotional needs in the Petal School District, school officials are rolling out two new measures designed to provide students and parents with information and resources on those topics.
About a month after the City of Petal turned down the donation of the former McDonald’s building on East Central Avenue in Petal, the Petal School District has stepped in to take ownership of the building.
The Lamar County Board of Supervisors has voted to accept a 3 percent pay raise that was approved earlier this year by the Mississippi Legislature, while the Forrest County Board of Supervisors is expected to vote next month whether to accept the same measure.
A Lamar County man has been charged with murder following the death of his wife at their Oak Grove home.
Petal officials are looking into ways to raise the wages of employees in the Petal Police Department – and perhaps throughout the city – following Police Chief Matthew Hiatt’s request of that measure back in October.
A zoning change recently approved by Hattiesburg City Council members will allow the construction of Cross Creek Village Phase II, an 84-unit multi-family apartment development on Cross Creek Parkway adjacent to Turtle Creek Mall.
The Petal Education Foundation had another successful year in 2019, raising $19,570.28 through its Friends of the Foundation campaign and adding $13,000 to its Teacher Mini Grant Award total, among several other benchmarks.
Hattiesburg High School sophomore Rachel Johnson and 19 of her fellow Culinary Arts students now have a new home to hone their craft, featuring a professional kitchen, serving area and an upcoming garden area.