Mayor Hal Marx announced at the regular meeting of the Board of Aldermen Sept. 20 that the City of Petal should come in approximately $250,000 under its spending budget for the year. This would mean Petal has tucked away approximately $3 million in the bank.
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The Petal annexation case will go to trial July 2017 following a hearing in Chancery Court on Wednesday. Judge Robert Lancaster of Columbus, who was appointed by State Supreme Court Justice Bill Waller, heard the case.
A group of Petal residents are working to strengthen the relationship between the community and active duty members of the military and veterans in the area.
Officials of National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced approximately 16,000 semifinalists in the 62nd annual National Merit Scholarship Program. Petal High School senior Ethan Morris was the only student selected from Petal High School.
Petal Relay for Life held its first meeting to kick off fundraising for the annual event. Those who attended the meeting last week discussed the theme, a few fundraisers and the date of Relay, which is slated for next May.