Bottled water is flying off local grocery store shelves in Lamar County as residents watch the path of Hurricane Irma, remembering the destruction that Hurricane Katrina left behind in the Pine Belt 12 years ago.
The person who will take Toby Barker’s seat in the Mississippi House of Representatives could be decided next Tuesday when four candidates seek the House District 102 post that was vacated when Barker became Hattiesburg’s newest mayor.
City officials hope to open Main Street in front of Mount Carmel Baptist Church before January 2018 after the Council ruled that the site was “a menace to the safety and health of the community” and voted to demolish it.
Forrest County taxpayers will not bear the brunt of a tax levy for the upcoming fiscal year as no millage increase was sought. The budget stands at $78.675 million, which consists of $55.498 million in total revenue and a beginning cash balance of $23.177 million.
Using Lamar County’s General Fund to pay for “advertising county resources” prompted a heated discussion among Supervisors earlier this week when the board balked at spending $5,000 for the opening day of Peewee Football in Sumrall on Saturday.
Petal Fire Department was recently named a recipient of a total of $961,869 through a Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant.
The City of Petal Board of Aldermen voted to name Rocky Eaton the second city attorney that Petal has ever had at the recommendation of Mayor Hal Marx.
The appointment was made at a regular meeting of the board on Tuesday, which was the first meeting held by the board since city attorney Tom Tyner died.
The Hattiesburg Zoo will be spending $800,000 for a “premier” exhibit in the next year, but Convention Commission Executive Director Rick Taylor would not tell the City Council on which animal would occupy the space. All he would say is that his first choice did not work out.