Category: News & Updates

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Hattiesburg Reports Third Consecutive Month of Record Sales Tax Collections

Hattiesburg, Mississippi – For the third consecutive month, the City of Hattiesburg is experiencing record sales tax collections. October 2020 sales tax receipts – $1,938,916.97 (highest October on record) September 2020 sales tax receipts – $1,972,206.75 (highest September on record) August 2020 sales tax receipts – $2,025,615.49 (highest August on record) Each month’s receipts show the...

Transformative Overpass Project Ahead for Downtown Hattiesburg
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Transformative Overpass Project Ahead for Downtown Hattiesburg

Hattiesburg, Mississippi – On Tuesday afternoon, Mayor Toby Barker was joined by U.S. Senator Roger Wicker, R-Miss., Representative Steven Palazzo, R-Miss., members from the Hattiesburg City Council as well as local and statewide officials to discuss Hattiesburg’s recent award of $13.22 million in funding from the Department of Transportation’s Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development,...

Hattiesburg Fire Department Conducts Annual Hydrant Testing
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Hattiesburg Fire Department Conducts Annual Hydrant Testing

Hattiesburg, Mississippi – Beginning Monday, October 12, the Hattiesburg Fire Department will begin annual testing on all fire hydrants across the City in accordance to requirements by the Mississippi State Rating Bureau. “This testing assesses the pressure and flow of every hydrant located in the city limits of Hattiesburg,” said Samantha McCain, chief communications officer....

Hattiesburg Sets Trick-or-Treat Hours for Halloween
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Hattiesburg Sets Trick-or-Treat Hours for Halloween

Hattiesburg, Mississippi – Although several annual events for October have been canceled due to COVID-19, trick-or-treating is still on the calendar. The City of Hattiesburg will observe Halloween on Saturday, October 31 with trick-or-treat hours between 4:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. This is a suggested time block for trick-or-treating, and the City encourages all residents...

Your Penny at Work: Hattiesburg Breaks Ground on Duncan Lake Trail Extension
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Your Penny at Work: Hattiesburg Breaks Ground on Duncan Lake Trail Extension

Hattiesburg, Mississippi – On Monday afternoon, Mayor Toby Barker was joined by Ward 2 Councilwoman Deborah Delgado and several Parks and Recreation employees to break ground on the Duncan Lake Trail Extension. The project, which extends the current walking trail at Duncan Lake to cover the backside of the 17-acre lake, will serve cyclists, walkers...

Hattiesburg City Council Unanimously Passes FY 2021 Budget
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Hattiesburg City Council Unanimously Passes FY 2021 Budget

Hattiesburg, Mississippi – With a unanimous vote by the Hattiesburg City Council, the Fiscal Year 2021 budget was passed during a special called meeting on Tuesday, September 15. It is the City’s first structurally-balanced general fund budget in 10 years. The $59 million general fund budget, presented to the council the week before, highlights the...

City of Hattiesburg Hosts 9/11 Ceremony
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City of Hattiesburg Hosts 9/11 Ceremony

Hattiesburg, Mississippi – On Friday, September 11, the City of Hattiesburg joined the Hattiesburg Fire Department and the Hattiesburg Police Department to host its annual 9/11 Ceremony. Special guests included Major General (Retired) Larry Harrington, who delivered the keynote address, and John Eze Uzodinma II, Southern Miss alum who played the national anthem by violin....

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Hattiesburg Project Receives Major Boost from U.S. Department of Transportation BUILD Grant

Hattiesburg, Mississippi – On Thursday afternoon, U.S. Senator Roger Wicker, R-Miss., in coordination with U.S. SenatorCindy Hyde-Smith, R-Miss. and Representative Steven Palazzo, R-Miss., released the news that Hattiesburg is the recipient of a $13.22 million BUILD grant from the Department of Transportation – which will support the construction of an overpass over the western portion...