Elementary students at the Petal School District gathered in memory of one of their classmates as a part of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.
Last year, the Petal Board of Aldermen passed a resolution designating Sept. 11 Toni Marino Day in the City of Petal.
Toni was a Petal student who died months ago after battling cancer.
Lamar County is the No. 3 healthiest county in Mississippi, according to a study by SmartAsset, a financial technology company based in New York.
Lamar County was ranked third behind Madison and Rankin counties based on four different criteria decided by the company.
Missy Warren McGee and Kathryn Rehner thanked the voters and looked toward the Oct. 3 runoff for the state House District 102 seat after Tuesday’s special election. The runoff could have a bearing on the Republican majority in the House of Representatives, according to one incumbent legislator.
The Coleman Center for Families and Children hosts Play Shops each Tuesday during the school year for children from birth to preschool.
Last week’s Play Shop drew a crowd of 76 adults and children. Because of the large number of participants, the center began offering two Play Shop sessions to accommodate everyone.
With many still left reeling in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey and the increasing threat of Irma’s approach, officials are encouraging anyone who may be impacted by the storm to begin making preparations in case it takes a turn.
It is still unknown exactly where the hurricane will hit, or if it will impact the area at all.