It’s been a little more than a year and a half since Jackson-based Intervest Corporation acquired the former Hattiesburg High School building on Main Street, with the intention to turn the facility into age-restricted apartment units.
A couple of weeks ago, Petal Police Chief Matthew Hiatt approached the Petal Board of Aldermen about the possibility of pay raises – particularly for Petal Police Department, but also for Petal Fire Department and other city employees.
How many alligators does it take to acquire a giraffe or three? More on that later.
If you’ve driven down Hardy Street past the Hattiesburg Zoo in the past few months, you will probably have seen the large structure going up close to the road. When complete, it will be habitat for a new giraffe exhibit.
Leon Waldoff grew up in in Hattiesburg, living here for 18 years before heading to college at Northwestern.
He and his family were part of a small Jewish community that had settled in Hattiesburg. Most of the Jewish families living here in the 1930s and 1940s were immigrants from Russia and Poland.
With a goal of constructing a new building to provide the more than 1,700 student veterans, service members and their families with a home of their own on The University of Southern Mississippi’s Hattiesburg campus that is commen-
Petal School District officials have said it time and again: the reason for the district’s continued success lies directly with the district’s people, particularly the teachers.
Purvis officials have adopted a Fiscal Year 2020 budget that keeps millage the same as the last nine years or so, ensuring residents will once again see no increase in ad valorem property taxes.
The University of Southern Mississippi Alumni Hall of Fame was established in 1987 to recognize those whose contributions have helped move the university forward. The USM Alumni Association will induct seven of the university’s most dedicated and distinguished alumni into its Hall of Fame on Friday, Oct.
Friday night’s matchup in Petal was a battle of two of the state’s Top 10 teams as the No. 10 Panthers welcomed the No. 5 Brandon Bulldogs to town.
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.
Forrest General Hospital recognized four physicians with the 13th annual Philip W. Rogers Awards. The awards were announced during the hospital’s annual Employee Christmas Celebration.
With a revised version of her proposed ordinance to decriminalize the simple possession of up to 30 grams of marijuana within Hattiesburg city limits, Ward 2 Councilwoman Deborah Delgado will now look forward to a vote on the ordinance at the next meeting of Hattiesburg City Council.
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