Home » Tag Archives: HATTIESBURG (page 2)

Tag Archives: HATTIESBURG

Man dies after being shot by police officer in Mississippi

A man has died after he was shot by a police officer in south Mississippi, a Hattiesburg police spokesman said. The spokesman, Ryan Moore, told the Hattiesburg American that the man was armed. His name wasn’t immediately released. The shooting happened Sunday afternoon off U.S. Highway 98, near Turtle Creek Mall, when police responded to a call for service. Moore said the ...

Read More »

Opportunity Zone credits touted as benefit from purchasing five historic downtown Hattiesburg properties

By BECKY GILLETTE In what is being described as a “once-in-a-lifetime opportunity,” five historic downtown Hattiesburg properties owned by CR Properties were available with a call for offers on the buildings being accepted until Dec. 5. The advantage of having so many buildings for sale at once allows buyers a rare opportunity to purchase the historic office and multifamily assets ...

Read More »

Slain civil rights leader Vernon Dahmer honored with statue

A statue of slain civil rights leader Vernon Dahmer now sits outside the Forrest County Courthouse in Mississippi. The Hattiesburg American reports the bronze sculpture, created by artists Vixon Sullivan and Ben Watts, was commissioned in 2018 by the Forrest County Board of Supervisors to honor Dahmer who was killed for trying to get black people registered to vote. Dahmer was a ...

Read More »

Waste Pro appoints new division manager in Jackson

Waste Pro announced the promotion of Stormy Lewis to the position of Division Manager in Jackson. Lewis, a second-generation garbage woman, joined Waste Pro’s Hattiesburg division in 2013 as a temporary employee while earning her degree from University of Southern Mississippi. After graduating with a Bachelor’s in healthcare marketing, she joined Waste Pro full-time as Office Manager in 2016. In ...

Read More »

First Bancshares income rises for quarter

MBJ staff The First Bancshares Inc., holding company for The First, reported on Monday net income of $12.3 million for the quarter ending Sept. 30, an increase of $7.1 million, or 137.7 percent, compared with $5.2 million for the year-ago quarter. Earnings per share were 71 cents, compared with 39 cents a year earlier. Excluding the impact of the merger-related ...

Read More »

Gwen James receives Hall of Fame Award

Hattiesburg REALTOR® Gwen James was inducted into the Mississippi REALTORS® Hall of Fame on October 2nd during their annual convention in Biloxi. Over 600 attended the convention at the Beau Rivage Resort & Casino for continuing education, award ceremonies, membership meetings and an EXPO of more than 40 vendors. The award is the association’s most prestigious honor. Established in 1994, ...

Read More »

She’s blind, but that doesn’t keep artist from creating art

HATTIESBURG — The last time lifelong artist Sandra Hinton remembers seeing colors on her paint palette was more than a decade ago. At her Hattiesburg home, Sandra’s living room is decorated with paintings, sculptures and antique furniture. One painting, her husband Cecil Hinton tells her, is on the wall facing the couch. It depicts a banana plant, with smooth green ...

Read More »

22 hurt in parachute training at Mississippi military base

At least 22 soldiers have been injured as hundreds parachuted onto a Mississippi military base during a night training exercise. U.S. Army spokesman John Pennell told WDAM-TV that the paratroopers were among 650 soldiers jumping from C-130 planes Wednesday night. Some were blown off course from their intended landing zone and into a stand of pine trees. Several became entangled ...

Read More »

William Carey University, Millsaps College form teacher preparation partnership

In an effort to prepare future teachers, William Carey University and Millsaps College have agreed to a new partnership that will enable Millsaps students to earn teacher licensure after graduation. Participating Millsaps students will complete teacher preparation coursework and student teaching through William Carey University during their senior year and, if they meet all licensure requirements,  will be recommended by ...

Read More »

Kay Dowdy joins Citizens National Bank

Kay Dowdy has joined Citizens National Bank’s South Region as a Mortgage Lender and her office is located at the Bank’s West Hattiesburg Banking Centre. With over 14 years of experience in the banking and real estate industry, Dowdy brings a unique skillset to the Bank. From 2004 until 2011, she was the exclusive realtor and home consultant for AAA ...

Read More »