The Supreme Court of Mississippi has ruled in favor of the Lamar County School District in regard to the district denying the installation of an LED advertising billboard on its 16th Section leasehold on Old Highway 11.
A resolution recently passed by Hattiesburg City Council members will allow the Mississippi Department of Transportation to begin work on a reconstruction project on Country Club Road, including drainage improvements, a multi-use pathway, curb and gutter, and asphalt overlay.
In the three short months since Hattiesburg firm Neel-Schaffer was selected to handle engineering for Lamar County’s upcoming centralized sports complex, that firm has worked with the Lamar County Sports Complex Vision Board and a Junior Auxiliary Committee to present a proposed master plan for the site.
Brian Hall, director of the City of Petal Parks and Recreation Department, is offering a $100 reward for information that leads to the arrest of a suspect in relation to vandalism at the city's basketball/tennis court.
When it came time for Petal High School student Anson Chennault to complete his Eagle Scout Service Project to rise to that rank in the Boy Scouts of America, he had his pick of any number of endeavors: planting trees, planning a blood drive or upgrading hiking trails, for example.
The Greater Hattiesburg area, which consists of Forrest, Lamar and Perry counties, boasts a population of approximately 150,000 and more than $3.3 billion in annual retail sales – numbers that seemingly increase by the day.