The Petal Jaycees have dedicated this week to spreading smiles throughout the community as a part in National Random Act of Kindness Week. Group members are taking this opportunity by storm as a simple and tangible way to make a difference.
Petal’s Relay For Life Event Lead Team held its kick-off meeting last Thursday, which marked the beginning of the 2018 Relay season.
The annual citywide event, which benefits the American Cancer Society (ACS), is scheduled for Friday, May 4, at Willie Hinton Park.
A white-tailed deer from Issaquena County that tested positive for Chronic Wasting Disease is “not likely” from a group that escaped an illegal Lamar County operation after the Jan. 21, 2017, tornado, a state wildlife official said Tuesday.
School districts in the Pine Belt had some of the highest and lowest occurrences of chronic absenteeism in the state during the 2016-17 school year, according to data released last week by the Mississippi Department of Education.
Attorneys representing the Lumberton Public School District – which is seeking voluntary consolidation with the Lamar County schools – are seeking circulation data to determine if Pearl River County residents received adequate information concerning the schools’ merger.
About 180 volunteers and prom guests from Hattiesburg and the surrounding area have registered for the Night to Shine, sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation. The event, hosted at Temple Baptist Church in Hattiesburg, is set from 6-9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9.
The current system for warning drivers who attempt to cross six rain-swollen Lamar County spillways during major weather events is unsafe, inefficient and wasting law enforcement personnel, county officials told the Board of Supervisors on Monday.