Petal residents may notice an increase in their water bills beginning early next month, but it won’t take a whole lot out of their wallets at an extra 25 cents per month.
The city basketball/tennis court near the Petal Family Branch YMCA on Hillcrest Loop has been temporarily closed after a suspected vandal dumped trash on the courts over the weekend.
It was a day of celebration as R3SM dedicated its 28th house Tuesday on Bennett Street in Petal. Lashandra Johnson is the proud owner of the two-bedroom, two-bath home, which was severely damaged in the January 2017 tornado that struck the Hattiesburg and Petal areas.
The Perry County man who was recently taken into custody and placed on psychiatric hold after acting suspiciously with a firearm at Walmart in Petal has been placed in a facility under court order for involuntary treatment.
Over the past six weeks, the Petal Board of Aldermen and Mayor Hal Marx have worked to create a balanced budget for Fiscal Year 2019-20 that will not cut the police or fire departments, while maintaining the Parks and Recreation Department and not increasing property taxes.
In planning for this school year, the administration at Petal Primary School focused on the social and emotional development of the school’s staff and students.
It’s no secret to Petal School District Superintendent Matt Dillon why the district continuously comes out on top in many state rankings – including tops among districts in Forrest and Lamar counties in all 14 categories in the 2018-19 Mississippi Academic Assessment Program.
It’s the district’s people.
Petal resident Cliff Pace is the 2013 Bassmaster Classic Champion and the 2019 MLF Bass Pro Tour State Eight Champion, with more than 150 fishing tournaments entered and more than $1.762 million in earnings from his professional fishing career.
Not knowing what to expect on her first day as a freshman at Petal High School last week, Abby Bass was understandably nervous to start a new year at a new school.