The Petal School District is gearing up for Homecoming festivities with the announcement of the 2017-18 Homecoming Court and the activities leading up to the big game.
Elementary students at the Petal School District gathered in memory of one of their classmates as a part of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.
Last year, the Petal Board of Aldermen passed a resolution designating Sept. 11 Toni Marino Day in the City of Petal.
Toni was a Petal student who died months ago after battling cancer.
The Coleman Center for Families and Children hosts Play Shops each Tuesday during the school year for children from birth to preschool.
Last week’s Play Shop drew a crowd of 76 adults and children. Because of the large number of participants, the center began offering two Play Shop sessions to accommodate everyone.
With many still left reeling in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey and the increasing threat of Irma’s approach, officials are encouraging anyone who may be impacted by the storm to begin making preparations in case it takes a turn.
It is still unknown exactly where the hurricane will hit, or if it will impact the area at all.
Petal Fire Department was recently named a recipient of a total of $961,869 through a Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant.
The City of Petal Board of Aldermen voted to name Rocky Eaton the second city attorney that Petal has ever had at the recommendation of Mayor Hal Marx.
The appointment was made at a regular meeting of the board on Tuesday, which was the first meeting held by the board since city attorney Tom Tyner died.
Officials from Recover, Rebuild, Restore South Mississippi (R3SM) approached the Petal Board of Aldermen to request aid for funding administrative positions.
Mayor Hal Marx and the board decided to take the request into advisement at a regular meeting of the board on Tuesday.