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While 46-year-old Travis Darby of Petal was helping with recovery efforts from Hurricane Harvey in Houston, Texas, he had to seek medical attention.
When he returned home, he was told that he had Stage 4 esophageal cancer.
Petal High School is collecting 1,000 books to benefit a high school library in Kenya as part of the African Library Project. They are also working to raise the $250 needed to ship the books.
PHS will be collecting books until Nov. 17.
When Peshah Galen moved to the area years ago, she experienced what she called “cultural deprivation.”
“No one can limit your possibilities except you.”
That was Mississippi Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann’s message for 10th grade students at Petal High School when he visited Oct. 19.
The Coleman Center for Families and Children (CFFC) is typically bustling with activities designed to engage and teach children of all ages. A new program at the center will focus specifically on increasing social and emotional maturity in children.
The Petal Rotary Club will join members across the globe in promoting awareness, raising funds and offering support to end Polio, which is a vaccine-preventable disease that still threatens children in parts of the world, on World Polio Day 2017.
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.
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.”
Petal and Hattiesburg will be joining other Pine Belt entities when the Fourth of July rolls around.
A fireworks extravaganza, Bridging the Leaf, is set for Tuesday, July 3, at both the Petal River Park on the east side and Chain Park on the west side of the Leaf River.