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Longtime Sumrall Police Chief Willie James Preston will be buried on Saturday after he died earlier this week.
Preston, who was the town’s first black police officer and served as police chief for 17 years, was honored earlier this year when the Mississippi Legislature named a part of Mississippi Hwy. 589 in his honor.
Nine Hattiesburg residents outlined their complaints with their local cable provider, Comcast, during a public hearing Tuesday night, saying monthly bills were being increased without notice, service calls were delayed or going unanswered and more television providers are needed.
Senior Status Judge Michael H. Ward of Gulfport set May 7, 2018, as the first date to investigate petition signatures for the incorporation by Bellevue officials during the first court action involving all parties earlier this week at the William M. “Pete” Gamble III Chancery Courthouse in Purvis.
Because a Hattiesburg police officer saw something out of the ordinary during what appeared to be a routine call and reported it to the appropriate resources, he may have saved the life of an 8-year-old.
Mayor Toby Barker and Chief Anthony Parker will swear in two additional police officers for Hattiesburg Police Department at City Hall on Thursday morning.
Barker will issue the oath to Danielle R. Lewis, 29, and Andrew Reid, 27, both coming to Hattiesburg Police Department as lateral transfers.
Biologists hope last week’s release of 89 endangered gopher tortoises – the largest release by the Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center’s environmental department – can increase the animal’s survival rate in the wild by 70 to 85 percent.
The two candidates who face each other Tuesday in the runoff for the state House District 102 seat are working hard to bring out the votes. The runoff between Missy McGee and Kathryn Rehner is required because neither candidate collected a majority of votes in the Sept. 12 special election.
Hattiesburg residents of all walks of life gathered downtown on Saturday at the Southern Prohibition Taproom to celebrate the “Go Cup” ordinance going into effect.