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.
The Hattiesburg Zoo will be spending $800,000 for a “premier” exhibit in the next year, but Convention Commission Executive Director Rick Taylor would not tell the City Council on which animal would occupy the space. All he would say is that his first choice did not work out.
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.
Two Hattiesburg nonprofit organizations received $36,000 in grants recently to provide services to homeless mothers and children, and to families affected by natural disasters.