On Monday, Mayor Toby Barker announced his nominations for the City of Hattiesburg’s Municipal Court, including Wes Curry as municipal court judge; Phillip McSwain, Jr. as municipal court clerk; Shakita Taylor as public defender; and Sally O’Flynn as city prosecutor.   “From day one, our administration’s vision has included a municipal court where people are

Between 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. today, the US National Weather Service Jackson Mississippi anticipates that we may receive one to two inches of rainfall. Coupled with the amount of rainfall we received yesterday and last night, this is expected to cause flash flooding in several areas.   We ask that all citizens avoid being

The Council of Neighborhoods is inviting the public to attend a meet-and-greet for the Mayor, Council and other members of the administration Thursday, August 10. Please join us at 5:30 p.m. at Jackie Dole Community Center.

Today, Mayor Toby Barker announced Dr. John G. “Greg” Ladner as assistant to the mayor. He will work specifically with developing a strategic plan for Hattiesburg, reviewing the city’s administrative structure and working on other specific initiatives.   Ladner most recently served as interim superintendent of the Hattiesburg Public School District. In that role, he

Today, Mayor Toby Barker announced two additions to his administrative team, including Betsy Mercier as his office manager and Maryann Harris as administrative assistant to Kermas Eaton, city clerk.   “Customer service is a top priority for our administration, and it’s important that we set a high bar when any person walks into our office.”

2017 Football Registration

Tuesday, 25 July 2017 by

On Monday, July 17, Mayor Toby Barker named Delores McNair as his nominee for the vacant seat on the Hattiesburg Public School District board of trustees and Andrew Ellard as his nominee for director of Urban Development. “When it comes to our public school system, Delores McNair leads by example,” said Barker. “She is actively

On Friday, July 14 at 7 p.m., the City of Hattiesburg will close Main Street between East 5th and East 6th streets due to a concern for public safety regarding the Mount Carmel Baptist Church property that was severely damaged during a tornado in 2013. In May, both the City’s fire marshal, Stephen Mooney, and

Outreach Workshop

Wednesday, 05 July 2017 by

Upon taking the stage after being sworn in Thursday as Hattiesburg’s 35th mayor, Toby Barker asked Hub City residents to come together — with public officials and each other — to help move the city into the future. “I will ask for you to be up and doing,” Barker told the crowd at the Saenger Theater in

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