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Petal School District outlines new text message system, bus and safety protocol

By HASKEL BURNS,

In anticipation of the new school year, Petal School District officials are implementing a handful of new procedures, including a new anonymous text messaging system for students and updated school bus protocol.

The new measures were announced at a press conference Monday at the Petal Soccer Fieldhouse behind Petal High School.







City seeks input on parks and recreation improvements

By HASKEL BURNS,

For the last several months, Mayor Toby Barker and members of the Mississippi Legislature have brought forward the possibility of a 1-cent tax increase on hotels, motels and restaurants, that­ would be split equally between Hattiesburg’s parks and recreational facilities and the renovation of USM’s Reed Green Coliseum.









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