CITY OF HATTIESBURG NEWS

Hattiesburg Cuts Ribbon on Public Safety Complex

Hattiesburg Cuts Ribbon on Public Safety Complex

Hattiesburg, Mississippi – With standing room only, Hattiesburg officials spent the morning of Tuesday, September 27, 2022, cutting the ribbon on its world-class Public Safety Complex at the corner of Hall Avenue and Edwards Street. “Today, we gather as one community to celebrate the opening of this public safety complex, encompassing a state-of-the-art police station and world-class municipal courtroom,” said...

Hattiesburg Slated to Kick-Off National Night Out Celebrations at Live at Five

Hattiesburg Slated to Kick-Off National Night Out Celebrations at Live at Five

Hattiesburg, Mississippi – On Friday, September 23, the City of Hattiesburg will kick off its thirty-second year of celebrating National Night Out by joining Live at Five at Town Square Park (100 Main Street), from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. The kick-off event will include live music by T-Bone Pruitt, food vendors, touch-a-truck opportunities for children and interaction with first...

Hattiesburg Sets 2022 Trick-or-Treat Hours for Halloween

Hattiesburg Sets 2022 Trick-or-Treat Hours for Halloween

Hattiesburg, Mississippi – The City of Hattiesburg will observe trick-or-treat hours for Halloween on Monday, October 31 between 4:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. This is a suggested time block for trick-or-treating. The city encourages all residents to do what is best for their own individual households/families. #

Golf Cart & Low-Speed Vehicle Ordinance Goes Into Effect

Golf Cart & Low-Speed Vehicle Ordinance Goes Into Effect

Hattiesburg, Mississippi – Ordinance No. 3316 allowing for the operation of golf carts and low-speed vehicles on city streets, in accordance with state law, goes into effect on Thursday, September 15, 2022. This ordinance stipulates that all golf carts and low-speed vehicles must be registered through the City Clerk’s office in order for vehicles to be operable on city streets,...

City Council Votes Unanimously to Approve FY 2023 Budget

City Council Votes Unanimously to Approve FY 2023 Budget

Hattiesburg, Mississippi – On Tuesday, September 13, the Hattiesburg City Council voted unanimously to pass a $140.4 million budget for Fiscal Year 2023. “This budget makes significant progress on infrastructure and employee pay while maintaining a structurally balanced general fund for a third consecutive year,” said Mayor Toby Barker. “Increased sales taxes have reached their highest levels in our city’s...

Water Outage Notice for North 28th Avenue Corridor

Water Outage Notice for North 28th Avenue Corridor

SUNDAY, SEPT. 11, 2022 | 4PM RELEASE Hattiesburg, Mississippi – After water was restored to the service areas around the North 28th Avenue corridor, water officials collected samples to be tested and to ensure water quality. On Sunday, September 11, those results returned as all clear. The businesses and residents in the following areas no longer need to boil water before consumption...

Pine Belt Area Kicks-Off Bottled Water Drive for Jackson

Pine Belt Area Kicks-Off Bottled Water Drive for Jackson

Hattiesburg, Mississippi – This morning, Mayor Toby Barker joined Petal Mayor Tony Ducker, Lamar County BOS President Warren Byrd, Forrest County BOS President David Hogan, Forrest County District 2 Supervisor Sharon Thompson, Lamar County EMA Director James Smith and Hattiesburg Fire Chief Sherrocko Stewart to announce a collaborative effort to support residents in Jackson during its water crisis. Through Friday,...

City of Hattiesburg Presents Fiscal Year 2023 Budget

City of Hattiesburg Presents Fiscal Year 2023 Budget

Hattiesburg, Mississippi – On Tuesday, September 6, the City of Hattiesburg held its annual budget hearing in which the administration presented a $140.4 million budget recommendation for the Fiscal Year 2023 to be reviewed by the Hattiesburg City Council. “This budget recommendation makes significant progress on infrastructure and employee pay while maintaining a structurally balanced general fund for a third...

Mayor Barker Appoints Director for Urban Development

Mayor Barker Appoints Director for Urban Development

Hattiesburg, Mississippi – On Thursday, September 1, Mayor Toby Barker announced Wiley Quinn as his director appointment for the Department of Urban Development.  As the director, he will lead the following five divisions that fall under Urban Development: permitting, building inspections, code enforcement, community development and planning.  Quinn has been acting as the department’s interim director since January 2022. “Wiley...

Marshall Ramsey Slated for Keynote Speaker at Hattiesburg’s 9/11 Ceremony

Marshall Ramsey Slated for Keynote Speaker at Hattiesburg’s 9/11 Ceremony

Hattiesburg, Mississippi – On Sunday, September 11, the City of Hattiesburg will observe the 21st anniversary of 9/11 with a memorial ceremony to honor lives lost during the attacks at the World Trade Center site, the Pentagon and aboard Flight 93 in 2001. The ceremony will feature a special keynote by Marshall Ramsey, Editor-at-Large for Mississippi Today. For decades, Ramsey...

Multi-Phased Infrastructure Improvements Announced for Midtown Hattiesburg

Multi-Phased Infrastructure Improvements Announced for Midtown Hattiesburg

Hattiesburg, Mississippi – On Thursday, August 25, Mayor Toby Barker was joined by State Senator Chris Johnson, State Representative Missy McGee, Ward 3 Councilman Carter Carroll and Ward 1 Councilman Jeffrey George to announce multi-phased infrastructure improvements for Midtown Hattiesburg. This includes a comprehensive water and sewer project, increased stormwater capacity, traffic calming measures and investments in walkability.  The water and...

Community Development Launches LeadSAFE Hattiesburg

Community Development Launches LeadSAFE Hattiesburg

Hattiesburg, Mississippi – This week, the City of Hattiesburg’s Community Development Division launched its newest initiative – LeadSAFE Hattiesburg, a program that aims to protect children and families from lead-based paint (LBP) hazards through safety training and lead-abatement. The program is funded by a $1.6 million lead-hazard reduction grant from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development that was...