Category: News & Updates

City of Hattiesburg Hosts 9/11 Ceremony
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City of Hattiesburg Hosts 9/11 Ceremony

Hattiesburg, Mississippi – On Saturday, September 11, the City of Hattiesburg observed the 20th anniversary of 9/11 with a ceremony to honor lives lost during the attacks at the World Trade Center site, the Pentagon and aboard Flight 93 in 2001. Remarks were made by Fire Chief Sherrocko Stewart, Police Chief Peggy Sealy and Mayor...

City of Hattiesburg Presents Fiscal Year 2022 Budget
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City of Hattiesburg Presents Fiscal Year 2022 Budget

Hattiesburg, Mississippi – On Tuesday night, the City of Hattiesburg held its annual budget hearing in which the administration presented a $155.2 million budget recommendation for consideration by the Hattiesburg City Council. “Providing key city services to the citizens of Hattiesburg begins with a solid financial foundation,” said Mayor Toby Barker. “Throughout our first term,...

City of Hattiesburg Water Customers See New Bill Design in November
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City of Hattiesburg Water Customers See New Bill Design in November

Hattiesburg, Mississippi – Beginning in November, the City of Hattiesburg’s water customers will see a new water bill design in a single-page printout, delivered to homes in an envelope. This change comes after two years of researching best practices for bill mailings in the utility industry and on the heels of software upgrades throughout the...

Hattiesburg Sees Increase From 2020 Census
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Hattiesburg Sees Increase From 2020 Census

Hattiesburg, Mississippi – Although records indicate that the overall population of the state decreased during the 2020 Census, Hattiesburg is among several Mississippi cities that saw growth. According to the first glimpse of local-level data made available by the U.S. Census Bureau, the City of Hattiesburg experienced a net increase of 5.96% in population –...

City Operates Modified Pick-Up Schedule Post Hurricane Ida
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City Operates Modified Pick-Up Schedule Post Hurricane Ida

Hattiesburg, Mississippi – To help city crews work through delays due to Hurricane Ida and still collect all garbage, trash, recycling and large debris this week, the following modified schedule will be used. GARBAGE (green can) Tuesday, August 31 – Cans routinely collected on Tuesdays will be picked up per the typical schedule. Wednesday, September...

Mayor Barker Completes Administrative Team with Second Term Appointments
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Mayor Barker Completes Administrative Team with Second Term Appointments

Hattiesburg, Mississippi – During the last council meeting of August, Mayor Toby Barker announces his reappointment of the remaining members of his administrative cabinet, including: Lamar Rutland, Director of Engineering Ronnie Perkins, Director of Public Works Alan Howe, Director of Water and Sewer Chris McGee, Director of Parks and Recreation Andrew Ellard, Director of Urban...

Duncan Lake to Benefit from AARP Community Challenge Grant
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Duncan Lake to Benefit from AARP Community Challenge Grant

Hattiesburg, Mississippi – The City of Hattiesburg’s Community Arts Center (HCAC), the Hattiesburg Landmark Preservation, Inc. (HLP) and the Hattiesburg Downtown Association are the joint recipients of the 2021 AARP Community Challenge Grant totaling $11,400. The grant will go toward upgrading Duncan Lake Park in Downtown Hattiesburg through painting a mural, restoring seating, adding art installations...

United States Civilian Board of Contract Appeals Rules in Favor of the City of Hattiesburg
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United States Civilian Board of Contract Appeals Rules in Favor of the City of Hattiesburg

Hattiesburg, Mississippi – On Thursday, July 29, the United States Civilian Board of Contract Appeals ruled in favor of the City of Hattiesburg regarding its arbitration with FEMA over replacing Fire Station #2 on Edwards Street, which was damaged in the 2017 tornado that wreaked havoc throughout the eastern and southern parts of the city....

COVID-19 Testing Available at CE Roy Community Center
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COVID-19 Testing Available at CE Roy Community Center

Hattiesburg, Mississippi – With the demand of COVID-19 tests increasing, the City of Hattiesburg, Hattiesburg Clinic and Forrest Health will continue their partnership and re-open a free COVID-19 community testing site at CE Roy Community Center (300 East 5th Street) on Saturdays and Wednesdays, from 8 a.m. until Noon, beginning July 31, 2021. “New infection...