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On Tuesday, January 21, Mayor Toby Barker was joined by Fire Chief Sherrocko Stewart to swear in two lateral transfers - Nicholas Hocanson and James Givens - to Hattiesburg Fire Department, bringing manpower numbers to 120 firefighters.
Three teenagers have been taken into custody and will be charged as adults in connection with the recent shooting death of 25-year-old Jamara Quadracus “Drake” Edwards.
The man responsible for the hit-and-run accident that killed two Sumrall volunteer firefighters and injured another in early 2017 will serve 30 years in prison after pleading guilty Monday to three counts of aggravated DUI.
The son of former Forrest County Sheriff Billy McGee will soon appear in court to face a charge of assault by attempt of physical menace with fear or threat/simple assault.
According to documents from Hattiesburg Police Department and Hattiesburg Municipal Court, Forrest McGee is scheduled to come before the court on Feb. 12.
A controversial cigar bar has opened its doors in downtown Hattiesburg, two months after Hattiesburg City Council members voted 4-1 to amend a current ordinance to allow the operation of that type of establishment in the city.
Back in mid-2017, Louisiana resident Doug Nobles – along with dozens of Hattiesburg residents – brought forward concerns about Roseland Park Cemetery in Hattiesburg, in particular the lack of maintenance and upkeep at the West 7th Street cemetery.
When this year’s Hot Glass Fall Festival blows around, festivalgoers will get to enjoy an extra day of fun and fall. Jeremy Thomley of Hattiesburg, a sculptor, glass blower and owner of Mohawk Steel and Glass, has extended the festival to two days this year, Saturday, Oct. 19, and Sunday, Oct. 20. The festival will run each day from 4-9 p.m.
The Wilkes Dining Hall team at William Carey University has won the Platinum Award from MMI Dining Systems. MMI President Ronnie Cockayne, MMI District Manager Bob Gilstrap and WCU Provost Dr. Scott Hummel joined cafeteria employees last month for a bowling celebration at Hub Lanes.