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Petal School District received another “A” rating on its second round of results from Mississippi’s accountability system, which evaluates how schools and districts performed during the school year.

 Lamar County Superintendent Tess Smith said she anticipated a drop in the school district’s accountability ratings, but she “knew it was going to be close to an A.”


The Hattiesburg School District received a “D” rating in the 2016 Mississippi Statewide Accountability System report that was released Thursday morning in Jackson by the state Department of Education for the 2015-16 school year.

T-Bone’s Records and Café is throwing an exclusive listening party for the long-awaited release of the Stranger Things soundtrack at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28.

Petal School District has witnessed growth over the past several years, with approximately 50 new students joining the district each year.