Thursday May 9
Finding the perfect Mother's Day present can be difficult, but there are two gifts local shop owners say you can't ever go wrong with, flowers and jewelry.
Mon May 06, 2013
First round of city elections coming Tuesday
Party primaries will be held Tuesday in a number of cities, while others are waiting until the June 4th general election.
Jackson adds SEC offer
Jesse Jackson out of Petal, Miss., was visited by the Ole Miss coaching staff at his high school last week.
Sun May 05, 2013
Get out and cast your vote Tuesday
It is easy to sit around and gripe about your elected officials, but this is your chance to have a say in how your city is governed.
Thu May 02, 2013
Time to register for Parent Cafe in Petal
The Petal School District is holding a Parent Cafe for parents of children entering kindergarten in the upcoming school year.
Tue Apr 30, 2013
Letter carriers plan food drive
The National Association of Letter Carriers will have its 21st annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive on May 11.
Investigation of Petal school bus accident ongoing
PETAL - Police are investigating a collision between a Petal School District bus and a pickup truck that sent 11 students to the hospital Monday morning.
Mon Apr 29, 2013
WCU honors Jim Smith with Shoe Leather award
Pictured is Jim Smith, president of Grand Bank in Petal and a 1971 graduate of William Carey, who was recently presented The Shoe Leather Award at William Carey University's 2013 Honors Convocation on April 24.
Petal graduate named teacher of year
A Hancock County teacher with Petal roots has been named State Teacher of the Year.
Sun Apr 28, 2013
Details: 583-4329. * Hattiesburg School District meets at 6 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month at the district headquarters, 301 Mamie St.
OK, let's have a show of hands: Who in the room can honestly say they've had their business featured on The Today Show's website? Suzannah Ledford can.
Up and coming: Jamie Walker Martin
As the multimedia rights holder for Southern Miss Athletics and more than 70 other colleges and universities, IMG sells corporate sponsorships -- including signage and radio and TV promotions -- for college athletics.
Engagement: Keri Kilpatrick & Gary Soileau
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mrs. Elaine Cooley and the late Athon Cooley of Petal, and Ms.
Wed Apr 24, 2013
Excellent teachers: 2 Pine Belt educators receive Miss. Power's Alan R. Barton awards
Oak Grove High School senior Lauren English used to be a bit of a slacker. But then, as a freshman, she signed up for drama with teacher Suzanne Allmon.
Tue Apr 23, 2013
4 running for at-large post in Petal
This week, the Hattiesburg American is featuring profiles of candidates running for municipal office in Petal.
Petal names new asst. superintendent
The Petal School District has hired a new assistant superintendent -- Stephanie McCullough.
Mon Apr 22, 2013
It's business, just not as usual, following tornado
In keeping with the traditional Mississippi never-say-die attitude, many Hattiesburg-area business owners affected by the Feb.