Region Thriving

By STAFF REPORTS,

The metropolitan area around Hattiesburg has blossomed economically as shown through the November unemployment figures as Mississippi recorded its lowest unemployment rate in history at 4.8 percent.

Forrest County’s unemployment rate has decreased for the past five months, from 6.0 percent in July to 4.1 percent in November.



Petal School District ranks second in Kindergarten readiness

By STAFF REPORTS,

Kindergarten students in Petal School District earned the second highest average scores on the fall 2017 Kindergarten Readiness Assessment, according to Mississippi Department of Education.

The high score was posted thanks to the district’s efforts to strengthen pre-K programs in the community.



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