Seraphina, the sulcata tortoise from the Hattiesburg Zoo, visited Moore’s Bike Shop for the ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday afternoon of the store’s new mural of animals that live across the street. Store owner James Moore looked down.
Julianna and Robert Fitton of Oak Grove know all too well the pain another Pine Belt family is experiencing after the death of their child earlier this week. In November 2016, the Fittons’ daughter, Chloe, a senior at Oak Grove High School, killed herself outside the family’s home after the family went to bed.
About a year ago, Petal officials conducted a road study in which engineers recommended roadway sealing as an option for certain city streets, rather than the more costly method of repaving.
To add a level of convenience to veterans’ affairs in Petal, several representatives from the G.V. (Sonny) Montgomery VA Medical Center and the Jackson VA Regional Benefit Office will soon set up temporary shop in the Friendly City.
Last month, officials from four educational facilities in the Petal School District released their annual reports during the regular meeting of the Petal School District Board of Directors. Three more reports were discussed during last night’s board meeting: Petal Middle School, Petal High School and the Special Services Department.
Members of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians and other southeastern tribes will soon head to Petal for the 2018 Petal Southern Miss Powwow, a two-day celebration of Native American culture.
Although he won’t divulge exactly which seat he has in mind, Petal Mayor Hal Marx is contemplating a possible run for state office.
The third-term Republican mayor said he’ll take some time to talk it over with family, and plans to announce his decision sometime this summer.
Eleven Pine Belt area concert bands will compete starting Monday at the Oak Grove High School Performing Arts Center for the third straight year in the Mississippi High School Activities Association’s State Concert Evaluation.