All three schools in the Petal school district have achieved Level Five status for the fourth year in a row.
Level Five is a superior rating based on standardized test scores.
Superintendent James Hutto says Petal is the only district out of 152 in the state to receive that distinction in all of its schools. Hutto attributes the Level Five status to the community's commitment to education.
W.L. Smith Elementary, Petal Middle School, and Petal High School received the top honors.
South Mississippi residents had the opportunity Saturday night to bid on dozens of pieces of fine art from all across the U.S. during an auction for a worthy cause.More >>
The staff at the Armed Forces Museum at Camp Shelby will be headed to the Gulf Coast soon to help celebrate Mississippi's bicentennial.More >>
Events celebrating the 75th anniversary of Hattiesburg's historic East 6th Street USO wrapped up Saturday with a community party.More >>
Petal Upper Elementary School was bustling Saturday morning with teachers, staff and volunteers getting the school ready for students to return Monday.More >>
Petal Police are looking for the man who robbed a downtown business Saturday and then shot its owner, before running away.More >>