Eighteen deficiencies were reported in the City of Hattiesburg’s fiscal year 2015 audit, which... READ MORE
The metropolitan statistical area including Lamar County leads the state in non-farm job growth for metropolitan areas, an Area Development Partnership official told the Lamar Count Board of Supervisors last Thursday.
Only one candidate had qualified to run for the Alderman-at-large seat on the Sumrall Board of Aldermen by early Wednesday after the winner of the June 6 General Election had to resign.
Adam Grimsley, who finished third in the General Election for the seat, has qualified.
State Rep. Brad Touchstone said he would like to return to China on his own after he came back from a two-week trip last weekend.
Newly-named University of Southern Mississippi Athletic Director Jon Gilbert introduced himself to the Lamar County Board of Supervisors last Thursday, telling them “the partnership between Southern Miss and the community is important.”
The Hattiesburg City Council approved Mayor Toby Barker’s two newest appointments and two new positions Tuesday afternoon at City Hall, but not without an eight-minute protest against the decisions by Ward 2 Councilwoman Deborah Delgado.
The City of Hattiesburg will hold a public meeting Aug. 15 to decide what to do with Mount Carmel Baptist Church, which is in such a dilapidated condition that streets have been closed to protect residents.
The Purvis Board of Aldermen decided that a speed limit needed to be established in town, so the city will now have an ordinance that sets the top speed in Purvis at 35 mph.
Exclusions to the 35 mph speed limit include roads that have limits set by a specific ordinance or are regulated by the Mississippi Department of Transportation.