Category: covid19

Vaccination Weekend Clinic at CE Roy Community Center a Success
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Vaccination Weekend Clinic at CE Roy Community Center a Success

Hattiesburg, Mississippi – On Saturday, February 14, and Sunday, February 15, the City of Hattiesburg partnered with Forrest General Hospital and Hattiesburg Clinic to distribute a little more than 500 vaccines through a walk-in, no appointment vaccination event at CE Roy Community Center. “Our goal in this collaboration was to get access to underserved communities,”...

City of Hattiesburg, Forrest General and Hattiesburg Clinic Host Vaccination Weekend Clinic at CE Roy Community Center
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City of Hattiesburg, Forrest General and Hattiesburg Clinic Host Vaccination Weekend Clinic at CE Roy Community Center

Hattiesburg, Mississippi – On Saturday, February 13 and Sunday, February 14, the City of Hattiesburg, Forrest General and Hattiesburg Clinic will host a two-day vaccination clinic at CE Roy Community Center (300 East 5th Street) The clinic will be open from Noon to 5 p.m., and it will be first-come-first-served with no appointment necessary. There...

Workforce Training Agreement with PRCC to be Reviewed by Council
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Workforce Training Agreement with PRCC to be Reviewed by Council

Hattiesburg, Mississippi – On Tuesday, February 2, the Hattiesburg City Council will review an updated memorandum of understanding with Pearl River Community College to include a number of new workforce training and skill certification initiatives for both high school and college students who call Hattiesburg home. The proposal, which will be paid for from the...

Hattiesburg Tax Revenues Continue Trending Momentum
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Hattiesburg Tax Revenues Continue Trending Momentum

Hattiesburg, Mississippi – Continuing a trend of year over year increases, the recent revenues collected from sales tax receipts and use tax project a stable Hattiesburg economy.  “We are pleased with the growth we have seen thus far in sales tax and use tax collections during these first four months of the fiscal year. We...

Hattiesburg and MSDH Collaborate to Expand Access to Testing + Vaccines
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Hattiesburg and MSDH Collaborate to Expand Access to Testing + Vaccines

Hattiesburg, Mississippi – As another layer of collaboration for Hattiesburg’s response to COVID-19, the City of Hattiesburg and the Hattiesburg Convention Commission are working with the Mississippi Department of Health to host a free testing/vaccination site at Lake Terrace Convention Center (1 Convention Center Plaza). “From the outset of this pandemic, one of our chief...

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...

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August 5 – Daily Update

During today’s briefing with Mayor Toby Barker, he went over several reopening plans for our area schools, universities and colleges.   This information is as of TODAY, and could change. If you have specific questions, we encourage you to reach out directly to your school district for more information. Each website (with plans) can be...

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Hattiesburg Issues New Order to Slow the Spread of COVID-19 Through Gatherings/Crowds

Hattiesburg, Mississippi – On Wednesday, July 29, Mayor Toby Barker issued new limitations for restaurants, bars, entertainment venues and dance halls through Executive Order 2020-14 in hopes to alleviate the spike of COVID-19 cases throughout Forrest and Lamar Counties.  “From the beginning, we’ve stated that our three goals in response to COVID-19 are to protect...

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