Christmas came a little early for the Hattiesburg Public School District, where $102,000 in grant funding from the Mississippi Department of Archives and History will allow for several renovations at F.B. Woodley Elementary School.
Hattiesburg City Council members voted 5-0 Tuesday to approve plans and specifications for Fire Station No. 9 and authorize advertisement for bids for the project, marking one of the last steps before construction of the city’s newest fire station.
In order to increase opportunities and participation for minority-owned businesses in Hattiesburg, Ward 5 Councilman Nicholas Brown and other city officials are encouraging eligible entrepreneurs to register as a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise, opening the door to state and federal projects.
The City of Hattiesburg will host two public hearings to give residents the chance to learn about and voice their opinions on the city’s upcoming 2020 Action Plan for Housing and Community Development Block Grant programs, as well as amendments to previous Action Plans.
According to numbers from the Food Allergy Research & Education website, researchers estimate that 32 million Americans have food allergies, including 5.6 million under the age of 18 – equal to one in 13 children, or approximately two to every classroom.
There’s still a couple of days left for parents, students and faculty members to donate for this year’s Shop with the Panther Police program, which allows members of the Petal School District Police Department to take children from around the school district Christmas shopping.