Pine Belt residents are working to aid those affected by Hurricane Harvey in a variety of ways. Petal Police Chief Leonard Fuller is leading the charge that the Petal Police Department by collecting gift cards for a fellow officer living in the Houston area.
A few residents of the Friendly City made their way to Texas this week as a part of disaster relief efforts and drove home the meaning behind the city moniker.
A group of six men from the Petal Fire Department and Petal Technical Response Team responded when a contact from Lake Charles, Louisiana, reached out to them for aid.
Every year, Tonya McCullum stands to cut the ribbon signaling the start of the annual 6.5K Walk-A-Thon hosted by the Making Strides Foundation.
Standing is a part of daily life for most, and something that is overlooked as it is so commonplace.
Tornado recovery is ongoing in both Petal and Hattiesburg. A group with Mennonite Disaster Relief is looking to spend a little less than a year helping out in the area.
The group put in a request for the City of Petal Board of Aldermen to vote on at a regular meeting of the board on Tuesday.
The first football game of the season for Petal High School will be at home on Saturday, Aug. 19.
The Panthers will host Hattiesburg High School. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.
Petal Excel By 5 will be the game sponsor for the first game of the season, which will include many special activities planned for the game.
Dynamic Dyslexia Design: The 3-D School and Evaluation Center Petal location is no longer the only separate school for dyslexia in the state. The school has expanded outside of the City of Petal in order to meet the need executive director of the 3-D School Cena Holifield sees on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.
The first event new Veterans Activities Director Patricia Thompson has in the books is a Veteran’s Social Gathering on Thursday, Aug. 17.
The event is for veterans and their spouses to meet other veterans, exchange stories, ask questions, form friendships and just reach out to others.
Shortly after retiring from the military, Patricia Thompson found herself in a city far from her hometown with more free time than she was accustomed to. In Petal, she found a home and a new focus for herself, which is what she hopes to do for other veterans in the area.
English Language Arts and Mathematics state test results are in for third grade through to high school students for the 2016-17 school year.
“I am proud of what they were able to do in this past school year to prepare our students for the test,” said Petal School District Superintendent Dr. Matt Dillon.