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The Mississippi Legislature is looking to borrow $207 million in state-issued bonds for several projects and educational institutions around the state, including $13.3 million for the University of Southern Mississippi and $2 million for recreational facilities in Sumrall.
Thursday, April 4 is the last day to check out Petal’s budding Picassos and Rembrandts, with the Petal School District’s annual Art Show winding down at 4:30 p.m. at the Coleman Center for Families and Children on West Central Avenue.
The Petal Police Department got a boost late last month from the Petal Board of Aldermen, with board members voting to approve three promotions, along with the hiring of two new patrol officers and two new dispatchers in the department.
An audit recently conducted by Gulf Guaranty, a Jackson-based finance and insurance firm, shows that during the last 10 months Hattiesburg was charged $38,000 in off-site medical charges for city jail inmates – a number that Gulf Guaranty officials say would have only been about $6,300 under that firm’s re-pricing protocols.
The former Forrest County Agricultural High School band director who was arrested last week has been released from the Forrest County Jail because deputies failed to procure a warrant for her arrest.
A Facilities Sharing Agreement between the city of Hattiesburg and the University of Southern Mississippi is expected to expand the use of programming opportunities in the Hub City, such as initiatives in the city’s Parks and Recreation Department or the university’s athletics program.
A $561,965 multi-use pathway project recently approved by Hattiesburg City Council will connect the Longleaf Trace at West 4th Street to Hardy Street by way of North 38th Avenue.
Nadine Amaya, volunteer Robotics Coach at Oak Grove Lower Elementary School, wasn’t sure at the beginning of this year that she would have a team that would be able to compete with older and more experienced robotics teams in the area.
The April 23 special election to decide whether to implement an additional 1 percent sales tax on Hattiesburg restaurants, hotels and motels will run the city several thousand dollars, but officials say that cost is in line with other municipalities and is essential for a fair election.