CITY OF HATTIESBURG NEWS

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...

Hattiesburg Caerus Mardi Gras Parade Road Closures, Times & Weather Statement

Hattiesburg Caerus Mardi Gras Parade Road Closures, Times & Weather Statement

Hattiesburg – On Saturday, February 23, the Hattiesburg Caerus Mardi Gras Parade presented by Keith’s Superstore is scheduled to roll at 11 a.m. The route will begin at the corner of the Service Road and W 4th Street, turn west onto Hardy Street, turn north on 38th Avenue and end at Morningside Drive. The Hattiesburg Police Department will provide traffic support,...

City of Hattiesburg Moves Forward with Public Safety Complex Project

City of Hattiesburg Moves Forward with Public Safety Complex Project

Hattiesburg – At Tuesday’s swearing-in ceremony for Hattiesburg Police Department’s newest officer, Mayor Toby Barker also provided an update on the status of the public safety complex. The complex will be home to both the police department and municipal court, located at the original site of the former department building (corner of Hall Avenue and Edwards Street). In 2018, the...

Hattiesburg Police Adds One More to Its Ranks

Hattiesburg Police Adds One More to Its Ranks

Hattiesburg – On Tuesday, Mayor Toby Barker was joined by Hattiesburg Police Chief Anthony Parker to swear in Hattiesburg’s newest officer, Anthony McBryde. McBryde, 28, is a lateral transfer from Montgomery Police Department in Alabama, where he worked for seven years. “Over the last 19 months, our administration has worked deliberately with our council members to build incentives that will...

City Announces Two Personnel Changes in Urban Development

City Announces Two Personnel Changes in Urban Development

Hattiesburg, Mississippi – The City of Hattiesburg announces two personnel changes in Urban Development with Tonya Jordan as its newest neighborhood coordinator and the addition of public engagement coordinator to Stephanie Hall Campos’ current duties as office manager. “Our department has a lot of moving pieces and parts. Both Tonya and Stephanie (since day one) have embodied the vision of...

City Employees Benefit from New Agreement with William Carey University

City Employees Benefit from New Agreement with William Carey University

Hattiesburg, Mississippi – On Thursday afternoon, Mayor Toby Barker joined William Carey University President Tommy King, Ph.D. to sign an agreement that will provide a 50 percent discount to city employees with children (under the age of 25) who are pursuing an undergraduate degree. It will also provide six free credit hours per trimester as a pilot program for the...

Hattiesburg Celebrates Black History Month Through Multiple Events

Hattiesburg Celebrates Black History Month Through Multiple Events

Hattiesburg, Mississippi – Throughout February, the City of Hattiesburg and local organizations and institutions like the African American Military History Museum and The University of Southern Mississippi will host several events in celebration of Black History Month. All events are listed on this site in the community calendar, but can also be located below. Additional events will be added as submitted or known.  

City of Hattiesburg Releases Spring Paving List for 2019

City of Hattiesburg Releases Spring Paving List for 2019

Hattiesburg, Mississippi – On Thursday, the City of Hattiesburg released its list of spring paving projects that will take place in 2019. “Fostering progress across all five wards continues to be a priority for our administration, along with being transparent about which streets will be paved,” said Mayor Toby Barker. “These additional projects are happening because of the City Council’s willingness to increase...

Forrest County Receives $15M to Replace East Hardy Street Bridge

Forrest County Receives $15M to Replace East Hardy Street Bridge

Hattiesburg, Mississippi – On Friday afternoon, Mayor Toby Barker joined the Forrest County Board of Supervisors, Mississippi Department of Transporation (MDOT) Commissioner for the Southern District Tom King, Representative Larry Byrd, Representative Percy Watson, Representative Missy McGee, Representative Chris Johnson and Senator Juan Barnett to acknowledge the recent allocation of $15 million to replace the East Hardy Street Bridge between...

City Lights + Music Nights Concert Series Set for 2019

City Lights + Music Nights Concert Series Set for 2019

Hattiesburg, Mississippi – On Wednesday morning, Mayor Toby Barker was joined by Arden Barnett of Ardenland Music Productions, Millie Swan of Forrest Health, Hoppy Cole of The First Bank – A National Banking Association and several community businesses and leaders to announce City Lights + Music Nights, a concert series for Hattiesburg. This series was crafted after several conversations between...

Hattiesburg Launches Safety Ambassador Program

Hattiesburg Launches Safety Ambassador Program

Hattiesburg, Mississippi – On Tuesday morning, Mayor Toby Barker was joined by Hattiesburg Police Chief Anthony Parker to announce the launch of the City’s new Safety Ambassador program with the swearing in of Chelsey Gunter and Yvette Randolph, the first two hires for this program. To begin, the program will be focused on the downtown areas with the expansion to Midtown...