The home of Oseola McCarty has been moved to East 6th street in downtown Hattiesburg, where it will join the African-American Military History Museum and the Eureka School Museum as part of the Hattiesburg Convention Commission’s Museum District.
Lamar County officials are pleased with the upcoming Fiscal Year 2020 budget that features a 5.75 percent increase in assessed value over last year and keeps millage at the same rate as the last 16 years.
In advance of Hattiesburg’s proposed annexation along the business corridor of U.S. 98, city officials have adopted an amendment that would add an additional water tower, as well as repeal a bill that would make officials cede zoning control after annexation.
The work to rebuild the tornado-ravaged Hattiesburg Fire Department No. 2 continues, as Hattiesburg City Council members recently voted to approve an Architectural Services Agreement with Williams and Associates of Biloxi for reconstruction of the station.
Voters in Forrest and Lamar counties didn't exactly show out in record numbers for Tuesday's primary runoff election, but it was enough to choose new candidates in several key positions, including a new Democratic candidate for Forrest County District 2 Supervisor, a Republican candidate for Forrest County Sheriff, and a new chancery clerk and
Over the past six weeks, the Petal Board of Aldermen and Mayor Hal Marx have worked to create a balanced budget for Fiscal Year 2019-20 that will not cut the police or fire departments, while maintaining the Parks and Recreation Department and not increasing property taxes.