Petal




Food pantries, soup kitchens meet needs during crisis

By HASKEL BURNS,

While the ongoing coronavirus pandemic has put a halt to several activities throughout Hattiesburg and Petal, food pantries and soup kitchens across in the area are making changes – whether that be extending hours, reducing hours or exploring alternative options to their services – to ensure their existing and new clients continue to receive mu







Petal restaurants, bars limited to carry-out, drive-through or delivery

By HASKEL BURNS,

Following shortly behind similar declarations issued by officials in Forrest County and Hattiesburg, Petal Mayor Hal Marx has declared an emergency declaration restricting all city restaurants, bars and nightclubs to take-out, pickup or delivery only, along with restrictions for certain other establishments, until further notice.




Extra Table launches #NowMoreThanEver fundraiser to help with food stocks during coronavirus pandemic

By HASKEL BURNS,

In response to the coronavirus pandemic, Extra Table in Hattiesburg is kicking off a new campaign aimed at helping the organization increase the amount of healthy food it sends to food pantries throughout Mississippi in order to better serve its clients in this time of need.


Local schools implement at-home learning, feeding plans for current closures

By HASKEL BURNS,

With Gov. Tate Reeves’ recent order to close all public schools throughout Mississippi until April 17 to limit any chance of exposure to the coronavirus, local school officials have put together plans to ensure students still receive vital services, including online at-home learning and meal plans.


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