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It seems Hattiesburg will have one less hurdle to face in its proposed annexation, as the Rawls Springs Utility District is expected to withdraw its opposition to the city’s expansion in that area.
Over the past several weeks, Mayor Hal Marx and the Petal Board of Aldermen have been waiting to find out whether the city would be allowed to annex five areas east of the Leaf River, including a large portion extending north up U.S. 11 and another area along Mississippi 42 stretching east to the Perry County border.
Officials from the Hattiesburg police and fire departments are hoping to implement standardized testing they say would help vet applicants, assist in promotions and streamline certain processes, although one Hattiesburg City Council member isn’t on board with the idea.
It’s not often that any organizations experience success like the Petal High School Panther Battalion JROTC has had in the past few weeks, being named the best Army team in Mississippi and the second-best JROTC program in the state.
A Hattiesburg house that played host to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during his March 1968 visit to the Hub City has been designated by Hattiesburg City Council with Recognized Historic Landmark Status and will soon be recognized with a historical marker in front of the home.
Every year since 1994, the Petal Area Chamber of Commerce has awarded one area resident with the Bobby Runnels Leadership Award, given to an individual who personifies the best qualities of the Friendly City.
Two Lamar County bridges with posted weight limits are being temporarily shut down this week while engineers replace concrete decking to raise the weight limits on each bridge.
Members of Petal High School Showchoir – made up of the all-girl Innovations and the girl-and-boy Soundsations – will put on their best dancing shoes for a performance at the 2019 Petal Showchoir Dinner Theater.