The 2019 local election is shaping up to be an interesting one already as two prominent officials – Lamar County District 4 Supervisor Phillip Carlisle and Petal Ward 2 Alderman Steve Stringer – have announced their intentions to run for other positions.
Christmas came a little early for Hattiesburg this year, as Mayor Toby Barker learned early Thursday morning that the city’s bond rating has been restored to an initial Aa3 by credit rating firm Moody’s Investor’s Services.
For the past several years, CenterPoint Energy – a Houston-based electric transmission and natural gas distributor that serves customers across 32 states, including Mississippi – has used its Community Partnership Grant program to award grants to local communities to fund safety-related equipment and projects.
Hattiesburg residents will see two Water System Reporting Violations on the back of their upcoming water bills, but Mayor Toby Barker says it’s no cause for concern and the city’s water has not been affected.
They say it’s better to give than receive, but the Lamar County School District is offering residents a chance to do both while benefiting the children of the district’s Pre-K children in the Early Learning Collaborative.
The acceptance of a lease purchase agreement Tuesday by the Petal Board of Aldermen will allow the purchase of new fire engine that will replace one of the older trucks at Petal Fire Department.