As an educator, Claudia Triana-Smith of Petal has always assisted others, especially those in her English as a Second Language classes. She’s helped those who spoke not one word of English when they started kindergarten advance in their language skills to become class valedictorians when they graduated.
Discount retail and pharmacy chain Fred’s Inc. is filing for bankruptcy and closing its stores over the next two months.
While stores in Hattiesburg and other Pine Belt area venues have closed, the Purvis story at the intersection of Hwy. 11 and U.S. 589 has remained open. That will change with this latest development.
The world-famous Dixie Darling’s Alumnae Association is hosting a fundraising event featuring recognizable area personalities who will vie for an opportunity to kick up their heels with The University of Southern Mississippi’s dance group at an upcoming home football game.
After several rounds of discussion, the Petal Board of Aldermen has adopted a balanced Fiscal Year 2020 budget that is favored by the majority of board members and keeps the Parks and Recreation Department relatively intact by merging it with the athletic department.
Back in May, Anson Chennault, who serves as Senior Patrol Leader of Boy Scouts of America Troop 125, came before the Petal Board of Aldermen to ask for permission to organize a U.S. flag retirement drive as part of his Eagle Scout Service Project.
Parents of Petal Primary School students most likely noticed an addition to the red folder their children were sent home with Tuesday: 10 tickets to the school’s fourth annual Disney Raffle.
In their capacity with the Petal School District’s transition teams, officials from the district have put a focus on welcoming students to new schools, with initiatives like Freshmen First at Petal High School.
It’s been a long off-season for Petal High School Showchoir.
Which is why the group – which is made up of the all-female Innovations and the male-and-female Soundsations – are stoked for the first show of the 2019-20 school year, set for 6:30 p.m. Sept. 14 at the Petal Performing Arts Center.
The Dale Center for the Study of War & Society at the University of Southern Mississippi will host legendary journalist and war correspondent Dan Rather at 7 p.m. Sept. 12 at the Saenger Theater.
Imagine walking into a room of normal sights, sounds, and smells. Perhaps you hear a telephone ring or turn your head to avoid a glare from a nearby window. Aside from a fleeting thought of who was calling or whether the blinds should be lowered, you quickly process these things and carry on.