Category: News & Updates

City Announces Two Personnel Changes in Urban Development
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City Announces Two Personnel Changes in Urban Development

Hattiesburg, Mississippi – The City of Hattiesburg announces two personnel changes in Urban Development with Tonya Jordan as its newest neighborhood coordinator and the addition of public engagement coordinator to Stephanie Hall Campos’ current duties as office manager. “Our department has a lot of moving pieces and parts. Both Tonya and Stephanie (since day one)...

Hattiesburg Celebrates Black History Month Through Multiple Events
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Hattiesburg Celebrates Black History Month Through Multiple Events

Hattiesburg, Mississippi – Throughout February, the City of Hattiesburg and local organizations and institutions like the African American Military History Museum and The University of Southern Mississippi will host several events in celebration of Black History Month. All events are listed on this site in the community calendar, but can also be located below. Additional events will be added as...

City of Hattiesburg Releases Spring Paving List for 2019
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City of Hattiesburg Releases Spring Paving List for 2019

Hattiesburg, Mississippi – On Thursday, the City of Hattiesburg released its list of spring paving projects that will take place in 2019. “Fostering progress across all five wards continues to be a priority for our administration, along with being transparent about which streets will be paved,” said Mayor Toby Barker. “These additional projects are happening because of the...

Forrest County Receives $15M to Replace East Hardy Street Bridge
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Forrest County Receives $15M to Replace East Hardy Street Bridge

Hattiesburg, Mississippi – On Friday afternoon, Mayor Toby Barker joined the Forrest County Board of Supervisors, Mississippi Department of Transporation (MDOT) Commissioner for the Southern District Tom King, Representative Larry Byrd, Representative Percy Watson, Representative Missy McGee, Representative Chris Johnson and Senator Juan Barnett to acknowledge the recent allocation of $15 million to replace the...

City Lights + Music Nights Concert Series Set for 2019
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City Lights + Music Nights Concert Series Set for 2019

Hattiesburg, Mississippi – On Wednesday morning, Mayor Toby Barker was joined by Arden Barnett of Ardenland Music Productions, Millie Swan of Forrest Health, Hoppy Cole of The First Bank – A National Banking Association and several community businesses and leaders to announce City Lights + Music Nights, a concert series for Hattiesburg. This series was...

Hattiesburg Launches Safety Ambassador Program
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Hattiesburg Launches Safety Ambassador Program

Hattiesburg, Mississippi – On Tuesday morning, Mayor Toby Barker was joined by Hattiesburg Police Chief Anthony Parker to announce the launch of the City’s new Safety Ambassador program with the swearing in of Chelsey Gunter and Yvette Randolph, the first two hires for this program. To begin, the program will be focused on the downtown areas...

Operation Veteran Home Renovation in Hattiesburg Marked Complete
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Operation Veteran Home Renovation in Hattiesburg Marked Complete

Hattiesburg, Mississippi – On Tuesday, January 15, home renovations for Vietnam Veteran Jasper Perry were revealed to mark Operation Veteran Home Renovation complete in Hattiesburg. With a line of service beginning with his grandfather (World War I) and father (World War II), Perry went on to serve in the Vietnam War with the U.S. Air...

Hattiesburg Public School District Receives Pre-K Funding
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Hattiesburg Public School District Receives Pre-K Funding

Hattiesburg, Mississippi – On Monday, January 7, Hattiesburg Public School District (HPSD) Superintindent Dr. Robert Williams was joined by House District 102 Representative Missy McGee, Hattiesburg Mayor Toby Barker, HPSD Federal Programs Director Carrie Hornsby, HSPD Board of Trustees, House District 103 Representative Percy Watson, House District 87 Representative Chris Johnson and early education partners...

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