The Hattiesburg City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to approve the purchase of an acre of land located at 500 William Carey Parkway for a future park near the historic Mt. Olive Cemetery the city purchased last month.
Now that she is within striking distance of wrapping up a 500-day songwriting project in which she literally wrote and recorded a song a day for 70+ weeks, Memphis native and Season 4 alum of NBC’s The Voice Grace Askew is hitting the road and will bring her raspy and soul-soaked pipes back to Hattiesburg Friday evening for a special performa
In 1994, Mississippi Gov. Kirk Fordice came to Hattiesburg to announce a $70 million tax incentive package used to successfully convince Sunbeam, a Florida-based household appliance manufacturer, to build a 750,000-square-foot facility here in Hattiesburg.
As most of our readers know, we recently moved our offices to the first floor of the beautiful Montague Building located at the corner of North Main and Pine streets in historic downtown Hattiesburg.
Needless to say, the racial makeup of my small hometown in northeastern Oklahoma is nothing like it is here in the Pine Belt of south Mississippi.
The temperature gauge hovered around 70 degrees the day I drove into Farmington, Maine to report to my new job as publisher of The Franklin Journal.
It was the first week of July and by the looks of the locals, it might as well been 105 degrees outside.
My twin sons will celebrate their 17th birthday this week and I’m somewhat in denial that they’re no longer two years old and climbing over one another to greet me at the door after a long day at the office.
Two different court rulings were handed down recently – one in district court and one by the state court of appeals – both in the favor of the City of Hattiesburg.
Hattiesburg attorney Clark Hicks represented the city in both matters.