Mayor Toby Barker joined Fire Chief Sherrocko Stewart Tuesday morning to announce that the City of Hattiesburg and Hattiesburg Fire Department has maintained its Class 4 Fire Rating, a rating provided by the Mississippi State Rating Bureau that represents the strength of the city’s firefighting capacity.
During last week’s meeting of the Petal Board of Aldermen, board members voted to renew the city’s participation in the Statewide Mutual Aid Compact, allowing the city to request and receive help from other municipalities and counties in the case of natural disaster.
Growing up in the business, I became aware of the ins-and-outs of newspapers at a rather tender age.
For a reason I still don't fully understand, the paper business fascinated me from the day I first walked into the newsroom.
And it does so to this day.
People are often surprised to learn that my first professional job was as a journalist — a journalist who got at his start at a predecessor to The PineBelt NEWS.
On Friday, Hattiesburg police responded to a traffic accident in the 700 block of West 4th Street just before 4 a.m.
A male was pronounced deceased at the scene by Forrest County Coroner Butch Benedict.
Several property owners still aren’t sold on the new garbage ordinance recently approved by the Lamar County Board of Supervisors that would discontinue county garbage pickup at duplexes that are adjacent to other multi-family residences.