CITY OF HATTIESBURG NEWS

MDAH Awards Hattiesburg with $250K Grant for Saenger Theater

Hattiesburg, Mississippi – At its regular meeting on January 21, the Board of Trustees of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History (MDAH) listed the Hattiesburg Saenger Theater as one of its Community Heritage Preservation Grant recipients, with $250,000 in funding to be used for renovations to damaged plaster on the ceiling. “As a Mississippi Landmark, the Saenger Theater is...

Hattiesburg + Partners Host Booster Clinic at CE Roy Community Center

Hattiesburg + Partners Host Booster Clinic at CE Roy Community Center

Hattiesburg, Mississippi – On Saturday, January 22, the City of Hattiesburg is teaming up with Forrest General and Hattiesburg Clinic to host a Vaccine Booster Clinic at CE Roy Community Center (300 East 5th Street) from 8 a.m. until Noon. The clinic is first-come-first-served with no appointment necessary; however, patients must provide proof of vaccination, type of vaccine received and dates...

Hattiesburg Launches New Infrastructure Project for Country Club Road

Hattiesburg Launches New Infrastructure Project for Country Club Road

Hattiesburg, Mississippi – This week, Hattiesburg will begin a long-awaited construction project along the Country Club Road corridor. Anticipated to cost approximately $2 million, this infrastructure project will include new drainage, improved sidewalks, speed tables, additional landscaping and paving. “This will be a significant transformation of this important corridor, greatly improving the usability, safety and efficiency of Country Club Road,”...

Hattiesburg Releases Entertainment Lineup for Midnight on Front Street

Hattiesburg Releases Entertainment Lineup for Midnight on Front Street

Hattiesburg, Mississippi – Midnight on Front Street, Hattiesburg’s New Year’s Eve Celebration, is known for its iconic Hub Sign Drop, a dual fireworks show and music shared by Hattiesburg native DJ Kujho. This year, event organizers are adding a new dynamic to the event lineup with a live music stage featuring local favorites, the PineBelt Pickers, and the Stooges Brass...

Hattiesburg Unveils Artwork for Midnight on Front Street Poster

Hattiesburg Unveils Artwork for Midnight on Front Street Poster

Hattiesburg, Mississippi – During a press conference about the City of Hattiesburg’s annual New Year’s Eve Celebration “Midnight on Front Street,” Mayor Toby Barker helped unveil artwork by Gretchen McClure (11) that will be featured on the event’s official promotional poster.  The artwork, “New Year’s in Hattiesburg” was inspired by the Hub Sign and the railroads. McClure entry stated, “I...

Jones Companies Chooses Hattiesburg for National Headquarters

Jones Companies Chooses Hattiesburg for National Headquarters

Hattiesburg, Mississippi – Today, Mayor Toby Barker joined CEO of Jones Companies Jonathan Jones, Governor Tate Reeves, President of The Area Development Partnership Chad Newell and President of the Forrest County Board of Supervisors David Hogan to announce Midtown Hattiesburg as the new home for Jones Companies’ $40 million corporate headquarters. The new headquarters facility will serve as the primary...

Kimball Avenue Pedestrian Bridge Closed for Repairs

Kimball Avenue Pedestrian Bridge Closed for Repairs

Hattiesburg, Mississippi – Based on the recommendation from a third-party structural engineer and bridge inspection team, the City will close the Kimball Avenue pedestrian bridge for repair. The repair is estimated to take three months and will cost approximately $50,000. Repair work will address the pilings and the caps of the bridge. The bridge will close immediately, and work will...

Hub City Transit Enters Final Phase of Public Input for Master Plan

Hub City Transit Enters Final Phase of Public Input for Master Plan

Hattiesburg, Mississippi – After almost nine months of surveys and studies, the City of Hattiesburg and the Hattiesburg-Petal-Forrest-Lamar Metropolitan Planning Organization (HPFL-MPO) are ready to enter the final phase of public input for the Hub City Transit Master Plan. This phase allows for the public to review a first draft of the plan and make comments.  “We’re excited to begin...

Community Workshop Set for East Hardy and Hall Avenue Corridor Project

Hattiesburg, Mississippi – On Tuesday, December 7, Hattiesburg’s Urban Development Department will host a community workshop for residents, business owners and community leaders to discuss the assets and advantages of the East Hardy Street and Hall Avenue corridors, as well as challenges and concerns. The workshop will take place at the Train Depot (308 Newman Street) at 4 p.m. and...

Hattiesburg Secures Grant for Midtown Green Park

Hattiesburg Secures Grant for Midtown Green Park

Hattiesburg, Mississippi – On Tuesday morning, Mayor Toby Barker was joined by Ward 3 Councilman Carter Carroll, Robert St. John, Parks & Recreation Director Chris McGee, Parks & Recreation Projects Manager, Representative Missy McGee and neighborhood representatives to announce a $500,000 grant from the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks. When matched with 1% sales tax revenue for Parks...

Hattiesburg Fire Department to Conduct Annual Hydrant Testing

Hattiesburg Fire Department to Conduct Annual Hydrant Testing

Hattiesburg, Mississippi – On Monday, November 29, the Hattiesburg Fire Department will begin its annual program to test all fire hydrants across the City to meet requirements set by the Mississippi State Rating Bureau. “Each station and crew is assigned hydrants in blocks of our City at a time,” said Asst. Fire Chief Danny Wade. “That list will be made...

City Launches Call for Artists to Design NYE Poster

City Launches Call for Artists to Design NYE Poster

Hattiesburg, Mississippi – In 1912, The Henry L. Doherty Company, a leader in Hattiesburg industry at the time, promised that if the Commercial Club of Hattiesburg would select a slogan and design a sign for its display that it would manufacture, erect and maintain – without any cost to the city – a sign 42-feet in diameter with 1,142 lights,...