Forrest Co. supes discuss rate increase, land purchases, Gold Star Monument

By BETH BUNCH,

A 5 percent increase on the county’s property, casualty and liability insurance was discussed during Monday’s meeting of the Forrest County Board of Supervisors. Roman Galey, representing SouthGroup Insurance Services, said the increase was one of the lowest based on performance across 58 counties.








Longleaf Trace

By BETH BUNCH,

If the houses toward the north end of Busch-man Street could talk, they’d have stories of how they’ve seen the city grow. Some of the older homes have tax records that date back to the 1890s and saw the day when there was no indoor plumbing or electricity.






Petal Girl Scout troops taking bite out of cookie sales

By BETH BUNCH,

Don’t think that Girls Scouts are just about cookie sales. In Petal, troops have held everything from coat drives to tree plantings and one local troop, Troop 3890, is in the process of helping restore the Petal Dog Park, which was destroyed in the January 2017 tornado. They also have plans to establish a Little Free Library at the site.



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