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In preparation of the upcoming Regions Bank project that will relocate 320 employees from two of the bank’s downtown locations to a new mortgage operations facility in west Hattiesburg, members of Hattiesburg City Council have approved the closure of the alley behind the Regions parking garage on West Front Street.
A couple of weeks after verbally agreeing to transfer $500,000 of BP Settlement Bill funds to Sumrall for the construction of tennis courts, the Lamar County Board of Supervisors made that decision official with a 5-0 vote during Monday’s board meeting.
To alleviate the heavy flow of traffic in the Oak Grove area, the Lamar County Board of Supervisors is applying for money from the Metropolitan Planning organization to fund improvement projects on Oak Grove, Lincoln and Hegwood roads.
Although Ben Burnett has had notions in the past of serving in the Mississippi Legislature, he had never given it real consideration, given that he would have had to suspend his pension as a retired state employee as per regulations from the Public Employees’ Retirement System of Mississippi.
With Petal’s annexation trial finishing out this week in Forrest County Chancery Court, residents and officials will now wait on a judge’s decision whether annexation will be allowed for five areas east of the Leaf River to expand the city’s borders.
The large, often unsightly wire trash receptacles seen outside several Hattiesburg homes and businesses may soon be no more, as Hattiesburg City Council Vice President Mary Dryden has proposed an amendment to the city’s garbage ordinance that would require all trash containers to have four solid sides.
As two of only 18 school districts in the state to receive an “A” designation on last school year’s Mississippi Accountability Model, the Petal and Lamar County school districts are preparing for a visit from State Superintendent of Education Carey Wright in honor of that achievement.
With tax season right around the corner, Petal school officials are offering a chance for taxpayers to keep those dollars in the Friendly City for education – specifically in support of the Petal Early Learning Collaborative – while receiving tax credits on their upcoming returns.