Feb. 13, 1969
Petal got a good look at differentiation of instruction when second-grader Colette Lymon, 8, a student of Melanie Hendry at Petal Primary School (PPS), presented her independent study portfolio on the book Sarah Morton’s Day.
Business is booming in Petal.
From July to December 2014, Petal claimed nearly $1.83 million in sales tax revenue from approximately $91.3 million in commercial sales, based on a recent report from the Mississippi Department of Revenue (DOR),
Petal Mayor Hal Marx was ready for his closeup Wednesday morning when Todd Monnin, the Gulf Coast representative from CGI Communications Inc. showed up, camera in hand. The mayor’s introduction was the first of several 60- to 90-second spots to be filmed that day.
Crowds gathered at Spring Chapel Missionary Baptist Church in Purvis on Saturday for the 27th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration.
The theme of this year’s celebration was, “Help someone along life’s way, and your living will not be in vain.”
On Tuesday, the Lamar County School District’s board unanimously approved for a new privately-funded volleyball facility to be built at Oak Grove High School. The $1-million project will be donated to the district upon completion.
The largest gift from an individual in the institution’s 123 years of operation will assist William Carey University in building a school of pharmacy on the Tradition campus in Biloxi and in efforts to launch the doctor of physical therapy program at the Hattiesburg campus.