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The concrete flooring is expected to be poured later this month as St. Fabian Catholic Church plans to move into its sanctuary later this year before the church’s fifth anniversary, according to Father Tommy Conway.

PETAL – For a team that lost a Division I player from last season’s roster and is guided by a first-year coach at the school, the Petal Panthers are quietly playing under the radar for a 6A program.

At the Petal School District mid-year convocation, the district announced both the overall Petal Teacher and Administrator of the Year.

A holiday tradition for the past 28 years, Lewis Lights on White Chapel Road outside of Purvis has entertained thousands of visitors each holiday season.


Secretary of Education congratulates district on 'A' rating

By BUSTER WOLFE,

Lamar County educators and students should be patting themselves on the backs and telling other people about their success after state Secretary of Education Dr. Carey Wright stopped at Oak Grove High School earlier this week on her Tour of Excellence to congratulate school districts that earned an “A” accreditation scores recently.







Art council seeks community support at Nov.28 meeting

By NIKKI SMITH,

The Petal Arts Council will host its second meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 28, at 5:30 p.m.

The informational meeting will be held at Southern Canvas and will be an opportunity for Petal residents to learn more about the organization and share ideas to promote the arts in the city to bring about a vibrant arts community. 




Meeting the Need

By NIKKI SMITH,

The Mississippi Superintendents’ Collaborative member districts, made up of nine school districts from across the state, held the inaugural New Teachers’ Conference at The University of Southern Mississippi. Approximately 200 first-year teachers attended the conference.





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