State Rep. Toby Barker will officially enter the 2017 Hattiesburg mayoral race this week with a video message distributed via social media.
Barker, 35, will face incumbent Mayor Johnny DuPree in the city’s general election on June 6.
For nine years, Toby Barker has served as state representative for House District 102 and during his time in the state Legislature, he has championed the cause to improve education, public health and more in Mississippi.
FestivalSouth and Signature Magazine’s Best of the Pine Belt competition returns with a new schedule and some new categories for the area’s best and brightest. Nominations in all categories begin Saturday, Jan. 14, and run until Feb. 15.
Anyone interested in watching the Public Service Commission hearing for Arnold Line Water Association on Thursday, Jan. 19 – but can’t make the trip to Jackson – will be able to see the proceedings live streamed on the Internet.