Petal

Budget cuts force Petal Library to close Wednesdays, not renew magazines or newspapers

By HASKEL BURNS,

As a result of budget cuts in Petal’s Fiscal Year 2020 budget – which went into effect Oct. 1 – several changes will be made at the Petal branch of the Library of Hattiesburg, Petal & Forrest County, including closing on Wednesdays and not renewing newspaper or magazine subscriptions.











Marx vetoes budget, water increase; meeting to be held Sept. 23

By HASKEL BURNS,

Petal Mayor Hal Marx has followed through on his plan to veto the recently-passed Fiscal Year 2020 budget – as well as the recent increase to monthly water rates – setting up a meeting at 6 p.m. Sept. 23 at Petal City Hall during which the Petal Board of Aldermen will decide whether to override the vetoes.





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