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As the Petal High School Show Choir gears up for its competition season, the group – made up of the all-girl Innovations and the girl-and-boy Soundsations – will hold its Dinner Theater debut show to give audiences a preview of the routines it will perform to compete around the country.
Nine young women will contend for cash scholarships and other prizes through competition areas of self-expression, fitness, talent, scholastics and a panel interview on their way to trying to win the title of “Distinguished Young Woman” of Lamar County.
A couple of years ago, Petal Primary School officials purchased two new soccer goals, along with field liners for three fields for the school.
Emergency and other local officials are in the process of clearing the scene of a train derailment near the intersection of U.S. 11 and Central Avenue in Petal that necessitated the evacuation of several homes in the area.
For more than a century now, America has struggled to combat the harms of drugs. Today, we continue to suffer unnecessary drug-related losses through overdose and incarceration at alarming rates.
I’ve been with Hattiesburg Publishing, which produces The PineBeltNEWS, Signature Magazine, Here’s Hattiesburg, and a number of other publications, as well as a resurrected Camp Shelby’s Reveille, for 17.5 years.
It would have been 18 in August.
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.
It’s what we have been waiting for… homegrown tomatoes, sweet corn, watermelon, cantaloupe, peas, beans and a plethora of other vegetables. The Petal Farmer’s Market will have all of it and more on Saturday, July 20 from 9:00 – 12:00. Produce farmers will be on hand as well as a variety of arts, crafts, and food vendors.
Safe rooms designed to provide immediate shelter needs for students, faculty and staff members at school campuses throughout the Forrest County School District, such as in the event of a tornado, are on track to be completed by early next year, according to FCSD Superintendent Brian Freeman.