Hub Council to vote on redistricting plan July 3 - WDAM-TV 7-News, Weather, Sports-Hattiesburg, MS

Hub Council to vote on redistricting plan July 3

Hattiesburg City Council members discuss various redistricting plans during a meeting Thursday night. Hattiesburg City Council members discuss various redistricting plans during a meeting Thursday night.
HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -

A date has been set for a vote on a new redistricting plan for the City of Hattiesburg. Thursday night, during what was called a "redistricting summit," Hattiesburg City Council members agreed to vote on one of four proposed plans on July 3.

The Council also decided to hold one more public hearing on the issue. That will take place on Thursday, June 28 at the C.E. Roy Community Center at 6 p.m. "

"The Council will approve a plan and it will be submitted to Justice (Department) and the Justice Department will go through the process of pre-clearance," said Kim Bradley, council president. "All the plans will go along, Justice will review those plans, as well as the commentary from all the people, anything that took place pertaining to this process will be submitted in that proposal," Bradley said.

He expects the Justice Department to respond to the city's plan in about 90 days. The vote on July 3 is scheduled for 11 a.m. at City Hall.

Copyright 2012 WDAM. All rights reserved.

 

  • Local NewsLOCALMore>>

  • PRCC dedicates institute named for former school president

    PRCC dedicates institute named for former school president

    Saturday, October 21 2017 8:14 PM EDT2017-10-22 00:14:19 GMT
    The William Lewis Honors Institute is located in the historic White Hall. Photo credit WDAM.The William Lewis Honors Institute is located in the historic White Hall. Photo credit WDAM.

    A new institute at Pearl River Community College has been named in honor of former school president Dr. William Lewis.   

    More >>

    A new institute at Pearl River Community College has been named in honor of former school president Dr. William Lewis.   

    More >>
  • Suspect wanted for shooting 10-year-old in Laurel turns himself in

    Suspect wanted for shooting 10-year-old in Laurel turns himself in

    Saturday, October 21 2017 8:03 PM EDT2017-10-22 00:03:47 GMT
    Travis Lindsey (mugshot)Travis Lindsey (mugshot)

    A 10-year-old boy was shot in Laurel today. According to Laurel police chief Tyrone Stewart, the child is currently at the South Central Regional Medical Center. Authorities are still searching for a suspect.  This is an ongoing investigation, if you have any information, contact Laurel Police or or Metro Crime Stoppers at 601-582-STOP. Copyright WDAM 2017. All Rights Reserved.

    More >>

    A 10-year-old boy was shot in Laurel today. According to Laurel police chief Tyrone Stewart, the child is currently at the South Central Regional Medical Center. Authorities are still searching for a suspect.  This is an ongoing investigation, if you have any information, contact Laurel Police or or Metro Crime Stoppers at 601-582-STOP. Copyright WDAM 2017. All Rights Reserved.

    More >>
  • Child injured in fair ride accident in Laurel

    Child injured in fair ride accident in Laurel

    Saturday, October 21 2017 5:37 PM EDT2017-10-21 21:37:46 GMT
    Photo credit: Shasta Patterson ClarkPhoto credit: Shasta Patterson Clark

    A child was injured on Friday evening after an accident on a ride at the South Mississippi State Fair in Laurel. Fair representative Pam Holyfield said that a little girl was on a ride called "Up, Up and Away" when the seat on the ride came loose and the little girl fell out of the ride.  The fall knocked the girl unconscious, according to the little girl's mother. The child was taken to South Central Medical Center in Laurel where they are awaiting test results. ...

    More >>

    A child was injured on Friday evening after an accident on a ride at the South Mississippi State Fair in Laurel. Fair representative Pam Holyfield said that a little girl was on a ride called "Up, Up and Away" when the seat on the ride came loose and the little girl fell out of the ride.  The fall knocked the girl unconscious, according to the little girl's mother. The child was taken to South Central Medical Center in Laurel where they are awaiting test results. ...

    More >>
Powered by Frankly