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.
A couple of years ago, Petal Primary School officials purchased two new soccer goals, along with field liners for three fields for the school.
On Tuesday, the Mississippi Transportation Commission swore in first-time commissioners Willie Simmons, Central Transportation District, and John Caldwell, Northern Transportation District; along with Southern Transportation Commissioner Tom King, who enters his third term as commissioner.
A host of officials from Forrest and Lamar Counties were sworn in to their new terms Monday morning after winning their seats in the recent November general election. Swearing-in ceremonies were conducted by judges in the circuit courts in each of the counties, with each term running for four years.
As part of their continuing efforts to address, maintain and improve social and emotional needs in the Petal School District, school officials are rolling out two new measures designed to provide students and parents with information and resources on those topics.
About a month after the City of Petal turned down the donation of the former McDonald’s building on East Central Avenue in Petal, the Petal School District has stepped in to take ownership of the building.
Petal officials are looking into ways to raise the wages of employees in the Petal Police Department – and perhaps throughout the city – following Police Chief Matthew Hiatt’s request of that measure back in October.
The Petal Education Foundation had another successful year in 2019, raising $19,570.28 through its Friends of the Foundation campaign and adding $13,000 to its Teacher Mini Grant Award total, among several other benchmarks.
The staff of Carter’s Jewelry of Petal walked into what owner Chae Carter described as a “crime scene” early Monday morning after discovering thieves had robbed the store of much of its jewelry only minutes before.