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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.





City gears up for annual Fall Festival, concert

By NIKKI SMITH,

Country music group Lonestar is bringing their show back to South Mississippi with a performance at Petal’s annual Fall Festival.

The show is just one stop on the band’s “Life As We Know It” tour that began earlier this year, which features hits from the bands latest album. “Never Enders” is the band’s 10th album.



School district encourages Pine Belt to ‘Remember Everyone Deployed’

By NIKKI SMITH,

Red is one of the Petal School District’s school colors, but this year it means a little more in the Friendly City. Petal is encouraging everyone in the district to “Think Red,” which is the theme for the 2017-18 school year.

However, the theme will go beyond “Think Red: Prepared, Inspired, Empowered.”




District encourages community support with tax credit donations

By NIKKI SMITH,

It’s nearing that time again.

Through the Mississippi Early Learning Collaborative legislation, support for a Mississippi Department of Education approved early learning collaborative could make individuals and corporations eligible for a 1:1 state tax credit for a donated amount up to $1 million. 






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