It took quite a bit of work – including a public forum, two Hattiesburg City Council work sessions and discussions with police, attorneys and state officials – but Ward 2 Councilwoman Deborah Delgado’s work to lessen the penalty for simple possession of marijuana in Hattiesburg has finally paid off.
The addition of 90 upcoming jobs, current and future growth, and a milestone for Regions Bank were all celebrated last Thursday during a ribbon cutting at the recently-opened Regions Bank Loan Operation Center at the corner of Lincoln Road and Lamar Boulevard.
The Friendly City, paired with the (Israeli) City of Angels?
Could happen, if a new initiative takes off to name Kiryat Malakhi, Israel, as the sister city to Petal.
After more than four years of discussions regarding the annexation of a Lamar County convenience store/gas station, Hattiesburg City Council members have decided to withdraw the effort and allow the store to remain in the county.
A Lamar County wedding and event venue is filing for an on-premise retailer permit that would allow the sale of alcoholic beverages in the otherwise dry county, making the facility the seventh in the county that has either recently obtained or is in the process of receiving the permit.
A federal judge has dismissed all claims made against three Hattiesburg Police Department officers by Gus Georgian and Pamela Hamilton, the two suspects in the 2016 murder of retired teacher Ann Georgian.