The 1 percent sales tax increase on restaurants, hotels and motels that was overwhelmingly passed Tuesday by Hattiesburg voters is earmarked for renovations at Reed Green Coliseum, as well as 17 Parks and Recreation Department projects around the city – from an amphitheater at Chain Park to playground equipment upgrades at Kamper Park.
Shortly after Edwards Street Fellowship Center opened its Fellowship Health Center in 2015, the organization found itself with a minor situation, albeit one that most businesses look forward to – it had outgrown its location.
In a project described by Hattiesburg Mayor Toby Barker as “an effort across generations,” officials broke ground Friday on Preservation Crossing, the venture that will transform the former Hattiesburg High School on Main Street into age-restricted apartments.
A former employee of the Oloh Fire Protection District could see up to 20 years behind bars and a $25,000 fine after being indicted by a grand jury for embezzling more than $68,000 from the district. She is the second Oloh FPD employee indicted since October.
The 10 students participating in the Petal High School Utility Lineman Program recently got to show their skills to several organizations around the Pine Belt during an April 5 visit from a wide variety of electric, development and educational groups.
Voters throughout Hattiesburg still have a few days to decide whether to approve an additional 1 percent sales tax on hotels, motels and restaurants to benefit parks and recreation projects around the city, as well as the improvement of Reed Green Coliseum.