In approximately a month, midtown Hattiesburg will follow suit with downtown’s recently-implemented “to-go cup” ordinance that allows patrons to carry alcoholic beverages outside establishments.
With Lamar County’s rating in the National Flood Insurance Program Community Rating System recently dropping a point – causing residents’ discounts on flood insurance to lower from 10 percent to 5 percent – county officials are currently working on different measures to restore that rating, along with the savings it brings.
With a revised version of her proposed ordinance to decriminalize the simple possession of up to 30 grams of marijuana within Hattiesburg city limits, Ward 2 Councilwoman Deborah Delgado will now look forward to a vote on the ordinance at the next meeting of Hattiesburg City Council.
Chapter 3 of the Hattiesburg City Code, titled “Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco,” lays out several guidelines for those items, such as hours of consumption of alcohol, possession of tobacco by juveniles under the age of 18, smoking bans and the prohibition of synthetic marijuana.
With less than two weeks until graduation, Hattiesburg High School senior Taytum Terrell has the first part of her post-high school journey mapped out, with plans to pursue a degree in chemistry and play soccer at Troy University in Alabama.
Petal native Miranda Williams has had a pretty storied career in the Mississippi Jaycees, serving as State president in 2015 and 2018, as well as spearheading the movement to start the Petal Jaycees last year.
Within the coming months, Petal High School senior Payton Rehm will get his diploma and pursue a chemical engineering degree before going to Mississippi State University for his master’s degree.
Mayor Toby Barker identifies four distinct areas in Hattiesburg with an abundance of trains that cause headaches for motorists: the two Norfolk Southern lines in downtown and near Scooba Street, along with the two Canadian National lines at the intersection of James and Edwards streets and in the Mobile-Bouie Neighborhood.
Although the amount of any insurance savings has yet to be determined, almost 5,000 residents and business owners in Lamar County will certainly benefit from recent rating improvements for three fire grading districts in the county.