CITY OF HATTIESBURG NEWS

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...

Hattiesburg Half-Marathon and Spring Art Walk Closures

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 will exist in Downtown Hattiesburg,...

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

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 the work of the City...

City Officials Launch “S.P.O.T.” Initiative in Hattiesburg

City Officials Launch “S.P.O.T.” Initiative in Hattiesburg

Hattiesburg, Mississippi – Brought to the table by Ward 5 Councilman Nicholas Brown, the “Safe Places for Online Transaction” (S.P.O.T.) initiative gives Hattiesburg residents three locations across the city where they can safely exchange items purchased through online marketplaces like Craigslist, Facebook and eBay – among others. “It’s our job to help make the city a safer place to live,”...

Hattiesburg City Council Establishes Date for Special Election

Hattiesburg City Council Establishes Date for Special Election

Hattiesburg, Mississippi – At a special-called council meeting on Tuesday night, the Hattiesburg City Council unanimously voted to set an election date for the 1-Cent Parks and Recreation Proposal. On Tuesday, April 23, voters in the City of Hattiesburg will have the opportunity to vote to raise the restaurant and hotel/motel sales tax by 1% to invest in parks and...

Kohler Announces Expansion and New Jobs in Hattiesburg

Kohler Announces Expansion and New Jobs in Hattiesburg

Hattiesburg, Mississippi – On Tuesday, March 12, Governor Phil Bryant joined The Area Development Partnership, the City of Hattiesburg and Forrest County Board of Supervisors to announce Kohler’s expansion of its gasoline engine operations in Hattiesburg, with the addition of 250 new jobs. Kohler Company is one of America’s oldest and largest privately held companies, and KOHLER Engines will now...

City of Hattiesburg Launches Hub Alerts

City of Hattiesburg Launches Hub Alerts

Hattiesburg – The City of Hattiesburg has launched Hub Alerts, an alert system that can broadcast immediate text messages, voice calls and emails to registered users during a local emergency, important advisory or significant community announcement. “Because of where we are located, Hattiesburg tends to be a hotspot for severe weather,” said Mayor Toby Barker. “When these events occur, it’s...