HFD promotes six of its own

HATTIESBURG (WDAM) -  A promotion ceremony was held at the Jackie Dole Sherrill Community Center downtown as three members of the fire department -- Adrian Barnham, Jimmie Harrell and Johnathan Robinson -- were promoted to lieutenant.  Brandon Bell, Michael Coleman and David Fielder were promoted to engineers.

Hattiseburg Mayor Johnny DuPree says the city's police and fire departments -- are just like family.  "Besides your pastor, your police and fire are probably the next people you call when you have an incident or an accident or something that you need some help with."

Fire Chief David Webster had opening and closing remarks at the ceremony -- which was immediately followed by a reception.