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.
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.
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.
Three local school districts are in full swing with Project SEARCH, an initiative hosted by Forrest General Hospital that provides a one-year transition program for high school students with developmental disabilities.
Local attorney Randy Pope has a favorite piece of advice, given to him by his father: When you ask something of somebody, all they can say is no, and they might even say yes.
After several drafts, revisions and tweaks, Hattiesburg City Council members have passed a final round of amendments to the city’s animal control ordinance that was originally adopted in 1982.
The tiny town of Leakesville, Mississippi is where my mother was born and raised. Even though I grew up in Hattiesburg, my family did live in Leakesville for a year or so, where both my parents taught school.
After returning permanently to Hattiesburg, we visited Leakesville several times a year, for plenty of reasons.
A federal judge has sided with the City of Petal in a 2017 police-officer involved shooting that left a man dead, saying the officer was justified in his actions because of the behavior of the individual.
After a decade of service and leadership, Evan Dillard will retire from the post of chief executive officer of Forrest Health. Andy Woodard, who will replace Dillard beginning this month, has worked closely with Dillard over the past 17 months to ensure a smooth transition.
Tim Rehner knew only one soul in Mississippi when he moved here, but he has spent 25½ years in Hattiesburg and Petal surrounded by family.
First there are his wife, Kay, and daughters Kendra, Kathryn and Karolyne. Eventually, two sons-in-law and two grandsons followed, and now there is a third son-in-law-in-waiting.
Over the past several weeks, Mayor Hal Marx and the Petal Board of Aldermen have been waiting to find out whether the city would be allowed to annex five areas east of the Leaf River, including a large portion extending north up U.S. 11 and another area along Mississippi 42 stretching east to the Perry County border.
As the season begins its turn to fall, many Hattiesburgers look forward to the return of the great outdoor events that bring us together. From the Live @5 concert series at Town Square Park to Oktoberfest at St.
POPLARVILLE – For the second time this season, Pearl River Community College baseball found itself trailing an MACJC foe on the road Wednesday by a 10-1 margin. And like that first time against Northwest Mississippi, the Wildcats rallied for a 13-10 victory.