CITY OF HATTIESBURG NEWS

Hattiesburg’s Audit Suspension is Lifted by MDOT

Hattiesburg’s Audit Suspension is Lifted by MDOT

Hattiesburg, Mississippi – On Friday, the Internal Audit Division of the Mississippi Department of Transportation notified the City of Hattiesburg that its audit suspension has been lifted. MDOT issued the decision after receiving the City’s Fiscal Year 2016 and 2017 audits and examining the City’s corrective action plans surrounding six audit findings. The suspension began on July 7, 2017, after...

HCT Operates Limited Service for Gold Route During Holidays

HCT Operates Limited Service for Gold Route During Holidays

Hattiesburg, Mississippi – Due to the holiday schedule of The University of Southern Mississippi, Hub City Transit will operate a limited service schedule for the Gold Route. Between December 12 – December 20: The Gold Route will run approximately every 20 minutes. Hours of operation are unchanged. Between December 21 and December 28: The Gold Route bus will meet each stop...

City Adds Three More to Hattiesburg Fire Department

City Adds Three More to Hattiesburg Fire Department

Hattiesburg, Mississippi – On Tuesday, Dec. 11, Mayor Toby Barker was joined by Hattiesburg Fire Chief Sherrocko Stewart to swear in three lateral transfers: Firefighter Bobby Wells, Firefighter Daniel Moore and Firefighter David Holbrook. Wells and Moore come to the Hattiesburg Fire Department from McComb. Wells has four years of experience. Moore has two. Holbrook comes to the department from...

City of Hattiesburg Announces Two Significant Water and Sewer Improvement Projects

City of Hattiesburg Announces Two Significant Water and Sewer Improvement Projects

Hattiesburg, Mississippi – Mayor Toby Barker was joined by directors and Ward 1 Councilman Jeffrey George to announce two water and sewer improvement projects: one for the areas between Quinn Street and Pearl Street in Ward 4’s Longleaf Heights Neighborhood and one in the areas around Ward 1’s North 39th Avenue and North 40th Avenue. “Citizen input drove these projects...

Hattiesburg Fire Department Maintains Class 4 Fire Rating

Hattiesburg Fire Department Maintains Class 4 Fire Rating

Hattiesburg, Mississippi – Mayor Toby Barker joined Fire Chief Sherrocko Stewart this morning to announce that the City of Hattiesburg and Hattiesburg Fire Department has maintained its Class 4 Fire Rating, a rating provided by the Mississippi State Rating Bureau that represents the strength of the city’s firefighting capacity. “There is no greater role for government than to provide essential...

Hattiesburg and Southern Miss Partner to Provide Education Opportunity to Fire and Police

Hattiesburg and Southern Miss Partner to Provide Education Opportunity to Fire and Police

Hattiesburg, Mississippi – Last week, Hattiesburg Mayor Toby Barker and The University of Southern Mississippi President Rodney D. Bennett signed an agreement to offer up to six credit hours each semester to full-time sworn employees with the Hattiesburg Police Department and Hattiesburg Fire Department. The agreement was approved by the Hattiesburg City Council earlier this summer. “During our first few months in office, we...

Hattiesburg Mayor to Hold 9/11 Day of Service Event Making Home Repairs for Navy Veteran

Hattiesburg Mayor to Hold 9/11 Day of Service Event Making Home Repairs for Navy Veteran

Hattiesburg, MS – On Tuesday, September 11, Hattiesburg Mayor Toby Barker will recognize a National Day of Service at a ceremony revealing home repairs provided to city resident Paul Carpenter through the collaboration and coordination of Purple Heart Homes, a national initiative. The ceremony will take place at 1 p.m. at Carpenter’s home (1202 Ida Avenue). Inspired by the military service...