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Officials throughout the Pine Belt are preparing residents for Tropical Storm Gordon, which is expected to strengthen into a hurricane before hitting the Gulf Coast Tuesday night.
Mayor Toby Barker said the recent special session of the Mississippi Legislature “might have been the most impactful special session of our lifetime,” with two pieces of legislation being passed that will eventually give Hattiesburg millions of dollars for infrastructure and road improvements throughout the city.
A Hattiesburg man has been charged with second-degree murder for allegedly fatally shooting his son.
According to an email from Ryan Moore, public information officer at Hattiesburg Police Department, Joel Chad Graves, 45, was arrested Wednesday for the shooting.
Lamar County fire service officials recently received $396,785 of more than $1.85 million in grant money given throughout the state from the Federal Management Agency as part of the Fiscal Year 2017 Assistance to Firefighters program.
The building has gone up for the new $23 million Regions Bank mortgage operations facility at the corner of Lincoln Road and Lamar Boulevard, and with technology, fixtures and equipment soon to be installed, the new center is right on track for its opening schedule of the first quarter of next year.
Ashley Odom likes to cook, especially baking cakes and dessert. Now, Odom plans to take her recipes to the next level after she received her ServSafe certification because of the Second Chance Mississippi program.
Members of the Lamar County Board of Supervisors recently got an update from Lifeguard Ambulance Service, which provides emergency medical services in Lamar County as well as 21 other areas throughout eight states.