Category: News & Updates

C Spire Chooses Hattiesburg to Receive Fiber-Based Broadband Services
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C Spire Chooses Hattiesburg to Receive Fiber-Based Broadband Services

The information below is abbreviated in content. The full release, provided by C Spire can be accessed here. Hattiesburg, Mississippi – On May 30, Mayor Barker and local/statewide officials joined the team at C Spire to announce the launch of the company’s residential fiber program, which features Gigabit speed internet access, award-winning live streaming TV...

City’s Parade of Champions Set to Roll on Tuesday with Hattiesburg High Baseball Coach as Grand Marshal
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City’s Parade of Champions Set to Roll on Tuesday with Hattiesburg High Baseball Coach as Grand Marshal

Hattiesburg, Mississippi – On Tuesday, May 21 at 6 p.m., the City of Hattiesburg will host its 2nd Annual “Parade of Champions” to honor all students and teams in Hattiesburg that have achieved a state championship in athletic or extracurricular competitions, and Hattiesburg High’s head baseball coach Joe Hartfield will serve as the Grand Marshal. The champions will depart from Sacred Heart...

City of Hattiesburg Celebrates Historic Preservation Week
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City of Hattiesburg Celebrates Historic Preservation Week

Hattiesburg, Mississippi – During the week of May 20 – May 24, the City of Hattiesburg will celebrate “Historic Preservation Week” through a variety of events and activities established to promote the importance of historic preservation. Mayor Barker will also issue a proclamation at Tuesday’s City Council meeting. These events are free and open to...

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

Hattiesburg, Mississippi – On Monday, May 6, the Hattiesburg Fire Department will begin its annual flush testing on hydrants throughout the city. This a requirement per the Mississippi State Rating Bureau and plays a vital role in our rating each year. Residents may encounter blocked roads or traffic detours during this time, as well as...

City Breaks Ground on North 31st Avenue Project
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City Breaks Ground on North 31st Avenue Project

Hattiesburg, Mississippi – On Tuesday, city officials were joined by the Mississippi Development Authority’s Executive Director Glenn McCullough, Jr. and COO Mike McGrevey, representatives from the Mississippi State Legislature and officials from The University of Southern Mississippi to officially break ground on the North 31st Avenue Midtown Enhancement Project. This project, which began several years...

Hattiesburg Breaks Ground on New Public Safety Complex
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Hattiesburg Breaks Ground on New Public Safety Complex

Hattiesburg, Mississippi – On Tuesday, April 9, Mayor Toby Barker, the Hattiesburg Police Department and Hattiesburg City Council were joined by local officials and community members to break ground on its Public Safety Complex, which will be home to Hattiesburg Police Department and Municipal Court. “On occasions such as this, defining moments that mark both...

Hattiesburg Half-Marathon and Spring Art Walk Closures
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Hattiesburg Half-Marathon and Spring Art Walk Closures

Hattiesburg, Mississippi – On Saturday, April 6, the City of Hattiesburg’s traffic crews and Hattiesburg Police Department will assist the Hattiesburg Half Marathon, 10K and 5K through road closures and traffic support. More than 900 runners are expected to run in the race hosted by the Pinebelt Foundation. From approximately 6 a.m. until Noon, closures...

HPD Welcomes Three More to Its Ranks; Retirees Receive Cost of Living Adjustment
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HPD Welcomes Three More to Its Ranks; Retirees Receive Cost of Living Adjustment

Hattiesburg, Mississippi – Hattiesburg Police Department welcomed three more officers into its ranks during a swearing-in ceremony hosted by Mayor Toby Barker on Thursday, April 4. Officers Tammy Shelbourn, Adam Woodard and Cinnamon Kizer-Hudson were all issued the oath by Barker and badges were pinned by family members. “Over the last 21 months, thanks to...

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