Walk for mental health awareness set for Oct. 26

By HASKEL BURNS,

After a successful first year in Hattiesburg – in which the Pine Belt chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness raised more than $12,000 with the help of 130 participants – the organization is bringing back NAMI Walks, a 5K and 2K walk designed to raise awareness  mental illness and raise funds to help individuals and families.











Council creates Hub City Downtown Historic District

By HASKEL BURNS,

Hattiesburg City Council members have approved the creation of a new local historic district in downtown Hattiesburg that would complement the current National Register of Historic Places designation and help protect historic buildings and sites, although a few areas in the original proposal will be excluded from the district.


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