During Fiscal Years 2017 and 2018, Hub City Transit’s paratransit service, which is offered to senior citizens or individuals with disabilities, completed a total of 12,237 trips consisting of more than 70,000 miles around the city.
Owners and developers of Conway’s Family Pub have completed all the requirements for an alcohol permit from the Mississippi Department of Revenue’s Alcoholic Beverage Control, and are hopeful to re-open again soon after suspending operations four months ago pending receipt of that permit.
A Memorandum of Understanding between the city of Hattiesburg and Lamar County will get the ball rolling on the construction of a two-lane roundabout to ease traffic at the heavily-travelled intersection of Oak Grove Road and Weathersby roads.
Plans are underway for a new hotel in midtown Hattiesburg, with Hattiesburg City Council members voting 5-0 Tuesday to allow a variance for four stories – rather than the current zoning that allows three stories – for a proposed Comfort Inn and Suites at the southwest corner of North 39th Avenue and Montague Boulevard.
The BP Settlement Bill – formally known as Senate Bill 2002 – has been a huge asset to Mississippi counties and cities affected by the 2010 Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, with more than $750 million distributed statewide for repairs, improvement and infrastructure.
When new leadership was brought on board at Hattiesburg Municipal Court in August 2017 – including Wes Curry as judge and Phillip McSwain as court clerk – it was with the intent that the court would not exist as simply a revenue generator for the city.
Officials from Sumrall are in the process of setting up a fund for the $2 million earmarked for recreational facilities in the city – in particular, the sports complex on Mississippi 42 – as a result of Senate Bill 3065.
A very small number of students – only about 10 or so – are accepted into any given Research Experience for Undergraduates program, a course offered by the National Science Foundation to support active research participation by undergraduate students.
For the last several months, Forrest County District 5 Supervisor Chris Bowen has been in talks with several other county and city officials – including Mayor Toby Barker, City Council President Carter Carroll and Ward 1 Councilman Jeffrey George –– to find ways to make the county and Hattiesburg more pedestrian-friendly by enhancing walkabili