The newest addition to The District at Midtown – the mixed-used development off Hardy Street at the site of the former Elam Arms dormitory and parking lot – is on the way in the form of six townhomes at the corner of South 31st Avenue and Chevy Chase Drive.
Although Petal Excel By 5 officials were hoping for a little more from the Great American Duck Derby, the event still turned out pretty impressive results, selling more than 1,400 ducks and raising more than $14,000 for an infant/toddler playground at Hinton Park.
Hattiesburg’s Hub City Transit system could see a handful of improvements – including added sidewalks, pedestrian signals and crosswalks at certain bus stop locations – if the city is the recipient of a $2.61 million Federal Transit Administration grant.
Pete the Cat, the star of more than 60 children’s books by authors James Dean and Eric Litwin, is coming to visit with Petal children for three upcoming EXCELebrate Readiness by Reading events.
The petition in favor of allowing alcohol sales in Lamar County didn’t get quite enough signatures to allow the measure to be placed on the Aug. 6 primary election ballot, but organizers are optimistic they’ll have the required amount to make the general election in November.
The large pavilion at Hinton Park in Petal will no longer be available on a rental basis, as the Petal Board of Aldermen voted Tuesday to discontinue that option for financial reasons.
However, the pavilion will still be available to participants on a first-come, first-served basis.
The $750,000 Petal received as part of the BP Settlement Bill will soon be put to use on the repaving and repair of South Main Street and Smithville Road, as the Petal Board of Aldermen voted last week to accept Dunn Roadbuilders to contract for work on the project.
There are a number of positive projects going on in Ward 2 – particularly the upcoming Hattiesburg Public Safety Complex on James Street and Hall Avenue – that will provide what Ward 2 Councilwoman Deborah Delgado describes as “beautiful gateways into downtown.”