Over the past few months, the Petal Board of Aldermen and Mayor Hal Marx have tossed around the idea of a sales tax increase of up to 3 percent at restaurants as one possible solution to increasing revenue in the Friendly City.
Forrest County School District (FCSD) officials reported at the Jan. 13 FCSD Board of Directors meeting that work on safe rooms at its school campuses are ahead of schedule, with three of the facilities now operational.
Two measures passed at Monday night’s meeting of the Lamar County School District Board of Trustees will make room for the reinstatement of teacher pay supplements, as well as salary scale changes to allow raises to approximately 40 district employees.
A Petal man will serve five years in prison after pleading guilty to one count of child exploitation, a result of a statewide operation led by the Cyber Crimes Division of the Mississippi Attorney General’s Office.
School, city and other local officials didn’t let steady rainfall Monday morning dampen their spirits during a groundbreaking for the upcoming building at Hattiesburg High School that will host 12 new classrooms, an administrative office, three additional special education classrooms and HVAC upgrades.
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 Saturday, January 11 at the Petal High School Performing Arts Center.
Back in mid-2017, Louisiana resident Doug Nobles – along with dozens of Hattiesburg residents – brought forward concerns about Roseland Park Cemetery in Hattiesburg, in particular the lack of maintenance and upkeep at the West 7th Street cemetery.
The Southeast Tourism Society has named FestivalSouth as one of the STS Top 20 Events in the Southeast for June 2020.
This year’s festival starts the end of May and includes all of June. The STS Top 20 Festival and Event Awards have highlighted programs around the Southeast since 1985.
A half-century-old section of apron at the Hattiesburg Bobby L. Chain Municipal Airport will soon be restored with the help of a $2.13 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation-Federal Aviation Administration.
A couple of years ago, Petal Primary School officials purchased two new soccer goals, along with field liners for three fields for the school.