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PURVIS – After posting a 19-3 overall record in the regular season, it’s not a secret the Purvis Tornadoes have high expectations in the 4A playoffs. They opened up with the McComb Tigers in the first round, and Purvis handled its business in tune for a 9-1 win.
Tuesday night’s meeting of the Petal Board of Aldermen set the stage for officials to receive an update on the progress at the Petal skating rink that was heavily damaged by the tornado that rolled through in January 2017.
The Petal School District is gearing up for two events designed to help parents and children with the transition to kindergarten.
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.
HATTIESBURG – How often does Oak Grove sophomore DeeJay Booth get asked about the spelling of his name?
“A lot,” he says.
The name John Rhys Plumlee shouldn’t be an unfamiliar one by now. Whether on the gridiron or the baseball diamond, Mississippians who follow even an ounce of high school sports have heard his name before.
PURVIS – Typically, a team wants to peak at the right time of the season, which is near the end as the playoffs draw closer. Well, for the Purvis Tornadoes, they’ve been peaking since they started the season with a walk-off win over Presbyterian Christian in February.
Southern Miss redshirt sophomore Matthew Guidry is ready to take the next step after having a breakout season in 2017. That doesn’t necessarily mean an improvement in his numbers, because that would be difficult.
Forrest County Emergency Management officials are still working off a worse-case scenario as they await the arrival of Hurricane Nate, which is predicted to make landfall as a weak Category 2 hurricane tonight along the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Predictions as of the 11 a.m.
On this week’s episode of The PineBeltSPORTS Podcast Lumberton coach Zach Jones and Petal wide receiver Trent Williams join the show for separate interview.
Faculty, staff and students in Petal School District have been pinching pennies lately as a way to pay it forward to other districts affected by hurricanes.
After Petal was hit by a tornado in January, numerous school districts reached out to Petal School District to offer assistance.