Hattiesburg is getting in on Mississippi Musicians Day, an official day of artistic celebration that uses seminars and hands-on experiences to focus on increasing awareness of Mississippi’s musical heritage and its rightful place as the birthplace of America’s music.
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Residents throughout the Pine Belt have been familiar for the last three years with Ben and Erin Napier through their HGTV show “Home Town,” in which the couple renovates and restores houses in the historic district of their hometown of Laurel.
The Mississippi Supreme Court has ruled 5-2 in favor of the City of Hattiesburg, members of Hattiesburg City Council and former Mayor Johnny DuPree in the case of a former municipal court clerk’s claim that her privacy was invaded after some of her medical records were released to the media.
Because of transitions being made at the Sumrall facility that processes Hattiesburg’s recycling, Hub City officials are looking into two possible alternate options for the city’s curbside recycling program.
Although Dr. Stephen Beam and his wife Dawn had floated around the idea of opening a bed and breakfast facility in Sumrall – which would be the city’s first establishment of that type – for the last few years, they had yet to settle on a particular location.
The newest addition to The District at Midtown – the mixed-used development off Hardy Street at the site of the former Elam Arms dormitory and parking lot – is on the way in the form of six townhomes at the corner of South 31st Avenue and Chevy Chase Drive.
In what Hattiesburg attorney Clark Hicks called “one of the largest verdicts that’s ever been awarded in Lamar County,” a jury this week awarded a man $1.5 million in a civil trial involving a Hub City auto dealership.
When I was a kid, there were very few residents of Hispanic origin here in Hattiesburg. We were a city of, basically, blacks and whites. I had a couple of Asian-American classmates at Hattiesburg's Blair High School, but all in all, ours was not much of an international city. Boy, has that ever changed.
The public record of the past two weeks’ felony arrests from the Forrest County Sheriff’s office includes the following reports. Information is provided by the sheriff’s office and Hattiesburg and Petal police departments. All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law:
Monday, July 30
Petal police officer Phillip Humphrey was named Police Officer of the Year at the Petal Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet on Jan. 18.
The ribbon cutting for a unique addition to the Hattiesburg area designed for active seniors was be held Thursday at The Colony at Turtle Creek Crossing. An open house followed.
SUMRALL – With the Sumrall Bobcats holding on to a touchdown lead, the Purvis Tornadoes had a chance to tie the game after recovering a fumble in the second quarter by Sumrall senior quarterback Dannis Jackson. However, Sumrall’s senior defensive lineman Solomon Landrum shifted the tide with a fumble recovery of his own – the Bobcats’ 15th tur