The Downtown Hattiesburg Association held a reception for its current partners and potential members on Tuesday, Sept. 18, at the historic Hattiesburg Saenger Theater.
Although Petal officials have come close to bringing a hotel to the city a couple of times during the last few years – and have discussed the possibility of one since then – that endeavor doesn’t seem to be on the horizon for the near future.
Mississippi Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann issued a statement this week stating officials from Forrest Memorial Gardens Cemetery on Carterville Road in Petal have not abided by a 2012 consent agreement to put an appropriate amount of funds into the cemetery’s perpetual care trust.
The recognition Purvis High School teacher Dana Jones recently received was a slam dunk.
Hattiesburg Mayor Toby Barker and The University of Southern Mississippi President Rodney D. Bennett have signed an agreement to offer up to six credit hours each semester to full-time sworn employees with the Hattiesburg Police Department and Hattiesburg Fire Department.
He may very well be one of the best-known people in Hattiesburg, but most folks know very little about him – other than his friendly waves and loud oo-gah horn.
The Pine Belt’s waving motorcyclist is Billy Brier. And, no, he’s not crazy. He has a regular job, is married, and is a Navy veteran.
Somebody is sprinkling on my parade. Everything seems to be sailing along just fine, when the wind blows in a $200 cable bill. How am I supposed to sit and watch college football or Fox News when my food budget is going to the cable company?
Officials at the University of Southern Mississippi have plenty to be proud of this week. For the first time in university history, more than 2,000 first-time, full-time freshmen have enrolled at USM. That’s an 11 percent increase from last fall and a whopping 35 percent increase from the prior year.