CITY OF HATTIESBURG NEWS

City Announces New Employees in Urban Development and Administration

Hattiesburg, Mississippi – The City of Hattiesburg announces two additions to its roster of employees with Regina Melson as a senior planner in Urban Development and Sid Gonsoulin as the construction manager for parks projects in Administration. Melson comes to Hattiesburg with more than 15 years of planning experience, most recently from the City of McComb where she served as the...

Hattiesburg Announces Sewer Project for Tuscan Avenue

Hattiesburg Announces Sewer Project for Tuscan Avenue

Hattiesburg, Mississippi – On Tuesday afternoon, Mayor Toby Barker was joined by Ward 2 Councilwoman Deborah Delgado to announce a significant sewer project that will include repairing and replacing much of the Tuscan Avenue sewer line and one block of the Penton Street sewer line. “We continue to make strides in responsibly addressing infrastructure needs across the city, and we...

Hattiesburg Celebrates National Night Out Program

Hattiesburg Celebrates National Night Out Program

Hattiesburg, Mississippi – On Thursday, July 25, the City of Hattiesburg will kick of its 29th year of celebrating National Night Out with a kick-off event which serves as a precursor to a “Lunch & Learn” for senior citizens and neighborhood parties that will happen throughout the city on Tuesday, August 6. The City’s neighborhood coordinator, Tonya Jordan, works closely with...

July Council Meeting Includes TWO Ordinance-Related Presentations

July Council Meeting Includes TWO Ordinance-Related Presentations

Hattiesburg, Mississippi – On Monday, July 1, the City’s Administration provided two draft ordinance presentations to the Hattiesburg City Council for consideration. One proposed an update to the Animal Control Ordinance which has not been updated since 1982 and the creation of the Rental Ordinance. Both draft documents can be downloaded below. Both of these documents are drafts and are...

C Spire Chooses Hattiesburg to Receive Fiber-Based Broadband Services

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 and premium digital home phone....

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

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 High School, route through downtown...

City of Hattiesburg Celebrates Historic Preservation Week

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 the public, but registration will...

City of Hattiesburg Proclaims Police Week as May 12 – May 18

City of Hattiesburg Proclaims Police Week as May 12 – May 18

Hattiesburg, Mississippi – The City of Hattiesburg will join other cities around the nation in observance of National Police Week, May 12 – May 18, to pay tribute to officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice and to remember the tireless efforts of those who continue to keep our community safe. What began last year as a few opportunities to...

Hattiesburg Fire Department Conducts Annual Testing

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 low water pressure or discolored...

City Breaks Ground on North 31st Avenue Project

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 ago under the leadership of...

Hattiesburg Breaks Ground on New Public Safety Complex

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 a significant accomplishment and a...