Bottled water is flying off local grocery store shelves in Lamar County as residents watch the path of Hurricane Irma, remembering the destruction that Hurricane Katrina left behind in the Pine Belt 12 years ago.
The person who will take Toby Barker’s seat in the Mississippi House of Representatives could be decided next Tuesday when four candidates seek the House District 102 post that was vacated when Barker became Hattiesburg’s newest mayor.
City officials hope to open Main Street in front of Mount Carmel Baptist Church before January 2018 after the Council ruled that the site was “a menace to the safety and health of the community” and voted to demolish it.
Using Lamar County’s General Fund to pay for “advertising county resources” prompted a heated discussion among Supervisors earlier this week when the board balked at spending $5,000 for the opening day of Peewee Football in Sumrall on Saturday.
The Hattiesburg Zoo will be spending $800,000 for a “premier” exhibit in the next year, but Convention Commission Executive Director Rick Taylor would not tell the City Council on which animal would occupy the space. All he would say is that his first choice did not work out.