Posts Tagged ‘HATTIESBURG’

Opening doors for entrepreneurs — State’s development centers offer free consulting, coaching and training

By LISA MONTI  The Mississippi Small Business Development Centers, a network of resource centers throughout the state, help entrepreneurs open and grow their businesses with free consulting, coaching and training programs. The resource centers serve as a one-stop shop to help owners do the groundwork for starting out in business and operating profitably once the […] [...]

Hattiesburg police chief, city attorney retiring

HATTIESBURG — Hattiesburg Mayor Johnny DuPree has announced the retirement of City Attorney Charles Lawrence and Police Chief Frazier Bolton. The announcement came at the end of the city council’s meeting Tuesday night. Lawrence said he was retiring to focus more time on his ailing wife and also because he did not want to be […] [...]

Hattiesburg mayor to bring forward city clerk nominee

by Published: February 17,2015

Tags: Business, HATTIESBURG, Johnny Dupree, Mississippi, NEWS

HATTIESBURG — Consideration of a city clerk candidate will be among the items of business during the city of Hattiesburg’s first extended council meeting in 28 days. The Hattiesburg American reports Mayor Johnny DuPree has nominated city Purchasing Manager Verlina Underwood for council approval Tuesday as director of administration/city clerk. The city has not had […] [...]

A HOME AWAY FROM HOME … As long as it has modern technology, meal plans, friends and no parking worries

By LYNN LOFTON  The recently completed Century Park South at the University of Southern Mississippi is on the cutting edge of student housing. There are 954 bed spaces in the state-of-the-art $55.6 million complex that was built by the Harrell Contracting Group of Jackson. There was significant site preparation before the two-year building project could […] [...]

Citizens Forum to return to Hattiesburg council meeting

by Published: February 10,2015

Tags: Business, HATTIESBURG, Mississippi, NEWS

HATTIESBURG — Hattiesburg City Council meetings will again include a period for public comment. The issue was settled Monday at the urging of Forrest County Chancery Judge Dawn. What was called the “Citizens Forum” was suspended Oct. 2, 2013, for at least 90 days by a 4-1 vote of the council when conduct and speech […] [...]

HEADACHES FOR HOSPITALS — Larger operations can give aid to struggling rural hospitals

An estimated 40 percent of rural hospitals in the country are operating at a loss, and the situation is getting worse for many rural hospitals not affiliated with larger healthcare facilities because of increased government regulations combined with reduced reimbursements. Closure of a rural hospital can have a devastating impact on a small community that […] [...]

Corso family business built on hard work

Frank P. Corso, a hard working Italian immigrant who arrived in Biloxi at age 8, likely would have approved of how his family and their employees marked the wholesale distribution and vending company’s 90th anniversary. Everybody worked as normal, filling customer orders, stocking vending machines and generally taking care of the business he started in […] [...]

Hattiesburg improvement projects for 2015

HATTIESBURG — Hattiesburg’s Department of Public Works closed 2014 with a flurry of projects across the city, and Director Larry Barnes doesn’t expect the pace to slow in 2015. Barnes tells The Hattiesburg American that Hattiesburg will look like a cleaner city and a more attractive city. Barns says one of the largest projects on his department’s plate will […] [...]

Severe weather slams Mississippi; 4 killed

JACKSON — Severe weather slamming the southern U.S. two days before Christmas killed at least four people, flipped cars, knocked out power to thousands and damaged several homes and businesses. In Mississippi, Gov. Phil Bryant declared an emergency for two southeastern counties where officials say four people died in the storms and several more were […] [...]

Hattiesburg hires counsel to handle complaint

by Published: December 23,2014

Tags: Business, HATTIESBURG, Hilton Garden Inn, Mississippi, NEWS

HATTIESBURG — A long-lingering dispute between the city of Hattiesburg and commercial property owners over discontinued sewer service will go to trial in July of 2015 in Forrest County Circuit Court. The Hattiesburg American reports the city hired the Hicks Law Firm. The incident that led to a complaint filed by Bryan Saliba and Dennis Pierce dates […] [...]

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