On Tuesday, the Mississippi Transportation Commission swore in first-time commissioners Willie Simmons, Central Transportation District, and John Caldwell, Northern Transportation District; along with Southern Transportation Commissioner Tom King, who enters his third term as commissioner.
For the second year in a row, the Downtown Hattiesburg Association will feature a nationally-recognized keynote speaker for its annual meeting.
“Remember, elections have consequences. Let’s remember to vote!”
When the 62nd annual Grammy awards air on Jan. 26, two Pine Belt natives will be paying especially close attention. Vasti Jackson of Hattiesburg and Christopher Ray from Sumrall both worked on projects that received Grammy nominations.
The Hattiesburg 2020 Amateur Photography Competition and Exhibition will be from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, at the Hattiesburg Cultural Center.
There is an adult and children’s division with $50 prize awards. Categories include nature, animals, people, landscape and design.
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 transformation of the former Hattiesburg American building into a community arts center is getting its first boost from the 1-percent sales tax increase that was implemented last year on hotels, motels and restaurants in the Hub City.
A host of officials from Forrest and Lamar Counties were sworn in to their new terms Monday morning after winning their seats in the recent November general election. Swearing-in ceremonies were conducted by judges in the circuit courts in each of the counties, with each term running for four years.
As part of their continuing efforts to address, maintain and improve social and emotional needs in the Petal School District, school officials are rolling out two new measures designed to provide students and parents with information and resources on those topics.