Posts Tagged ‘HATTIESBURG’

Hattiesburg council overrides mayor’s veto of funding law

HATTIESBURG — The Hattiesburg City Council will now review the mayor’s changes to the budget, employee positions and vacancies and other items without they take effect. The city council voted 4-1 Monday to override Mayor Johnny Dupree’s veto of the amended ordinance. DuPree said the council was overstepping its authority. Council members said they were […] [...]

Hattiesburg council approves pay scale tightening ordinance

by Published: March 18,2015

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

HATTIESBURG — The Hattiesburg City Council has amended an ordinance to tighten its financial oversight of pay scales, transfers and promotions for city employees, as well as the reallocation or abolishment of positions within city departments. But the new law may be challenged by the person who it will impact most, Mayor Johnny DuPree. The […] [...]

New student health center opens at Southern Miss

HATTIESBURG — A state-of-the-art health center offering easy access for students has opened at the University of Southern Mississippi. The Hattiesburg American reports the Moffitt Health Center opened its doors Monday, and it soon had students asking for services. The center is located on the first floor of Scott Hall, which is part of the […] [...]

Feds: Protect more than 330,000 acres for black pine snakes

by Published: March 11,2015

Tags: Business, HATTIESBURG, Mississippi, NEWS, wildlife

JACKSON — Federal authorities are proposing to protect more than 330,000 acres of critical habitat in Mississippi and Alabama for black pine snakes that are found only in longleaf pine forests in those states. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Tuesday that the forests have been reduced to less than 5 percent of their […] [...]

Hattiesburg mayor files for stay on appointees’ order

HATTIESBURG — Hattiesburg Mayor Johnny DuPree has asked the 12th Circuit Court to stay a ruling that required him to submit any remaining administrative candidates for approval, pending his appeal to the Mississippi Supreme Court. In response, The Hattiesburg American reports City Councilmen Carter Carroll and Kim Bradley have asked that a stay not be […] [...]

Hattiesburg wastewater treatment system could cost $152M

HATTIESBURG — The city of Hattiesburg could be looking at about $152.5 million over the next three years or so for a fully-mechanical wastewater treatment system that would continue to discharge into the Leaf River. In a presentation Tuesday night to the Hattiesburg City Council and Mayor Johnny DuPree, The Hattiesburg American reports Neel-Schaffer engineer […] [...]

Hattiesburg council approves 2 of mayor’s nominees

by Published: March 4,2015

Tags: Business, HATTIESBURG, Mississippi, NEWS

HATTIESBURG — The Hattiesburg City Council has confirmed two of Mayor Johnny DuPree’s nominees to fill administrative positions of leadership. The Hattiesburg American reports Council unanimously approved Tuesday holdover Municipal Court Judge Pro-tem Carol Jones Russell and first-time Public Defender candidate Shakita Taylor. But City Attorney nominee Ramel Cotton was rejected by a 3-2 vote. […] [...]

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 […] [...]

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