In December 1989, two Petal families approached Demaris Lee and Jessie Rowell for help with providing their children with Christmas presents and food, as funds in the families were scarce that year.
Several years ago, residents from the Parkhaven neighborhood in Hattiesburg requested for a portion of Camp Street to be transitioned to a one-way street.
That request will be granted Monday, when the street’s one-way status will take effect on the portion of Camp Street that runs from South 19th Avenue to U.S. 49.
A veteran education finance administrator with more than 20 years of experience officially stepped into her new role as chief financial officer for the Hattiesburg Public School District, as announced by HPSD Board of Trustees President Delores McNair during the district’s Dec. 10 regular meeting.
A recently-adopted kitten has brought love and companionship to a Petal family and $1,000 to Southern Pines Animal Shelter – with the possibility of more to come.
It’s been a tough few months for 6-year-old Lane Smith of Waynesboro, who was diagnosed in March with Stage 3 Neuroblastoma.
Christmas came a little early for the Hattiesburg Public School District, where $102,000 in grant funding from the Mississippi Department of Archives and History will allow for several renovations at F.B. Woodley Elementary School.
The handiwork of approximately 30 Petal High School art students will be on display in the nation’s capital throughout the holiday season, as U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker will soon use handmade ornaments gifted by the students to decorate the Christmas tree in the United States Capitol building in Washington, D.C.
The 1,900 people who are registered to vote at the Kamper Park voting precinct will now be voting at a new location across the street – the Hardy Street Baptist Church Youth Center on the corner of Hardy and 17th Avenue. In years past, the structure served as the Burger House.
Hattiesburg City Council members voted 5-0 Tuesday to approve plans and specifications for Fire Station No. 9 and authorize advertisement for bids for the project, marking one of the last steps before construction of the city’s newest fire station.
Forrest County has been named as one of several south Mississippi counties in a declaration of flash flooding that took place on May 8-9. The other counties are Stone, George, Jackson, Hancock, Harrison, Perry and Pearl River.