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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.

Feeding the hungry


A life of service. That is what Joann Parden dedicated herself to nine years ago when she began working for the Petal Children’s Task Force.

“She stepped in and took over after someone else left,” said director of the task force Demaris Lee.

“And I’ve been here ever since,” Parden added.


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