In the year and a half since he left the office of Hattiesburg’s 34th mayor, Johnny DuPree has had a lot of time to spend with family and other endeavors – and to think about what comes next after his 16-year stint as mayor.
Pine Belt residents will get the opportunity to see a star of the silver screen and support a local children’s organization when “Uncle” Si Robertson of “Duck Dynasty” fame headlines the fourth annual Si Robertson Sporting Clay Competition to benefit Homes of Hope for Children.
Proponents of the incorporation of the Bellevue community have reportedly redrawn the boundaries for the proposed municipality, almost a year after withdrawing their original petition to make Bellevue Lamar County’s fifth city.
Almost a year after acquiring the former Hattiesburg High School property on Main Street, Jackson-based Intervest Corp. is getting its long-awaited start on transforming the old school into age-restricted apartments.
Funding has been approved for two more safe rooms at schools in Forrest County – one at Petal Upper Elementary and another at Rawls Springs Attendance Center – bringing the number of school safe rooms in the county to 12.
The Lumberton Board of Aldermen has received another application for chief of the Lumberton Police Department, but board members are still in talks regarding who will be the next person to serve in that position.
Although the proposal of a new 150-house subdivision adjacent to Sumrall Elementary School has given concerns to several residents, developers of the project say the neighborhood would increase the town’s tax base, bring in new residents and possibly attract new businesses.
Area officials are reminding residents that it’s perfectly fine – and even encouraged – to display yard signs for political candidates in the upcoming elections, so long as those signs are put up during the proper time and in the correct location.
The next step in the process of rebuilding the tornado-ravaged Hattiesburg Fire Department Station No. 2 is in the works, as city officials are accepting Statements of Qualifications from consulting firms for design, engineering and construction management of the project.