Home » Tag Archives: HATTIESBURG


Forrest County deputy’s tax evasion trial delayed

US Tax forms with pen pencil glasses calculator

The federal tax evasion trial for Forrest County Chief Deputy Charles Bolton and his wife, Linda Bolton, has been continued again. The Hattiesburg American reports the trial is now scheduled for Sept. 12. Although the continuance was granted to allow Linda Bolton’s new attorneys time to prepare her case, U.S. District Judge Keith Starrett said he was reluctant, given the ...

Read More »

Southern Miss gets $3M grant to develop pilot programs

economic development

The University of Southern Mississippi has won a $3 million federal grant to develop three pilot programs to aid regions whose economic health is dependent on defense initiatives. The university said Tuesday it was selected due to its expertise in economic development and the state’s dependence on Department of Defense spending. DOD spends $5.5 billion per year spent in Mississippi. ...

Read More »

Cities gain national accreditation

The following Main Street communities in Mississippi have been designated as accredited Main Street America programs for meeting standards set by the National Main Street Center: Aberdeen, Amory, Baldwyn, Batesville, Belhaven, Biloxi, Booneville, Canton, Carthage, Cleveland, Clinton, Columbia, Columbus, Corinth, Crystal Springs, Greenville, Greenwood, Gulfport, Hattiesburg, Hernando, Holly Springs, Houston, Indianola, Kosciusko, Laurel, Louisville/Noxapater, Macon, Meridian, New Albany, Ocean Springs, ...

Read More »

Southern Miss names 3 new College of Business chairs

southern miss

The College of Business at the University of Southern Mississippi will have three new department chairs when the 2016 fall semester begins. Dean of the College of Business Dr. Faye Gilbert said Thursday that Dr. Stacey A. Hall is the new chair of the Department of Economic Development, Tourism, & Sport Management; Dr. Joseph Peyrefitte takes over the Department of ...

Read More »

Wolff receives Patriot Award

Forrest General_feature_rgb

Gladys Wolff, director of the critical care unit at Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg, was recently presented with the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) Patriot Award. The Patriot Award recognizes people nominated by a Guardsman or Reservist employee for support provided directly to the nominating service member and his or her family. This award reflects support made ...

Read More »

Forest County deputy, wife plead not guilty to tax evasion


HATTIESBURG — The Forrest County Sheriff’s Department chief deputy and his wife have pleaded not guilty to multiple federal charges for allegedly filing false tax returns and tax evasion. Charles and Linda Bolton each face five counts of tax evasion and five counts of filing false returns. Both were given an unsecured $25,000 cash bond. The Boltons spent about 30 ...

Read More »

Griffin named manager


Tommy Griffin has been appointed general manager at All Brands Refreshments in Hattiesburg following a year of training for the role. Griffin was former owner of Griffin Egg Company, a three-generation family business that he sold due to his deployment to Iraq. A veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom, Griffin served as Lieutenant Colonel in the Multi-National Security Transition Command and ...

Read More »

Forrest General recognized

Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg recently received numerous quality awards including ranking in the top 10 percent of hospitals nationwide for Patient Safety in Overall Medical Care. The awards and rankings were presented by CareChex, a division of Comparion, an independent company recognizing the nation’s best performers on various measures of quality relating to process of care, outcomes, and patient ...

Read More »

Hattiesburg’s Turtle Creek Crossing sells for $48.1 million

shopping center

Stirling Properties of New Orleans has closed on a $48.1 million purchase of Hattiesburg’s Turtle Creek Crossing. Sterling called the acquisition the largest in the history of the 40-year-old commercial real estate company. The 39.9-acre retail center situated on the “going home” side of heavily traveled U.S. Highway 98 covers 295,000 square feet and is across from Turtle Creek Mall. ...

Read More »