In recent years, officials from the City of Hattiesburg have had two core objectives in mind: telling the city’s story – past, present and future – and ensuring that every neighborhood in the city sees progress, whether that be with infrastructure, public safety, economic vitality or quality of life.
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I don’t know about you, but I love music. In fact, I love most all kinds of music from rock and hip-hop to reggae and bluegrass.
I also love to attend concerts and am a big supporter of live music.
Over the past few months, the Petal Board of Aldermen and Mayor Hal Marx have tossed around the idea of a sales tax increase of up to 3 percent at restaurants as one possible solution to increasing revenue in the Friendly City.
For more than a century now, America has struggled to combat the harms of drugs. Today, we continue to suffer unnecessary drug-related losses through overdose and incarceration at alarming rates.
The Concerned Citizens of Lamar County will host the 33rd annual Martin Luther King celebration and parade beginning at noon Saturday, Jan. 18, with a memorial service at Spring Chapel Baptist Church of Purvis.
Last week local artist Glenda Grubbs signed copies of her poster, Happy New Year Hub City, at the Hattiesburg Visitors Center. The poster was recently unveiled as the wining entry in this year’s contest to depict Hattiesburg’s annual New Year’s Eve Ball Drop.
Thinking back, Beth Bunch may have been the very first local person I met on my first trip to Hattiesburg back in October 2009.
I was here for a long weekend to scope out the area and to undergo a couple of job interviews about the possibility of becoming the next publisher of this newspaper and its affiliated products.
From preseason injuries to upperclassman stepping up, Lumberton put the pieces together to make a run at a state football title. Although the Panthers fell short, Coach Zach Jones led the team to a 12-4 record and PineBelt Sports Coach of the Year honors.
A trial date has been set in the case of Dana Coleman, a former office manager at Hattiesburg Municipal Court who is suing the city for Equal Employment Opportunity Commission violations, in particular racial harassment and discrimination.
It wasn’t too long ago when junior Southern Miss punter Tyler Flathau was kicking at San Antonio Field as a member of the Sacred Heart Crusaders. After a few turns throughout his collegiate career, he’ll put on a black and gold uniform this fall and compete under the lights he’s lived near his entire life.
In an effort to take matters into their own hands, members of the Hattiesburg Tourism Commission filed a lawsuit against their own insurance company this week in hopes of recovering some $423,000 that newly-appointed Mississippi State Auditor Shad White says should be returned to taxpayers.
Dynamic Dyslexia Design: The 3-D School and Evaluation Center Petal location is no longer the only separate school for dyslexia in the state. The school has expanded outside of the City of Petal in order to meet the need executive director of the 3-D School Cena Holifield sees on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.