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Civic group looking to bring back iconic Hub Sign

As part of he 100th anniversary of Hattiesburg earning the designation of the Hub City, a group is looking to have a replica of the Hub Sign that shone brightly atop a building for many years in downtown.

On Nov. 28, 1912 the electric sign proclaiming Hattiesburg as the Hub City was illuminated for the first time before a crowd of thousands.

The four story tall sign stood atop the Ross-America building and faced east toward the train depot. It became an iconic symbol for city and stood until 1947. That year it was damaged beyond  repair during a hurricane.

The group working  to have a replica put up is lead by former City Councilman Scott Parris. Tuesday he met before the Hub City Business Network and outlined the plans to members in an attempt to gain support for the project.

"We're hoping that the Hub City Business Network will endorse and sponsor the project," said Parris. "I then plan to make the circuit to various civic organizations, corporations, hospitals and other big businesses. If we can get them to get behind the project we can see it to fruition.

If all goes as planned, Farris says the sign could be ready by April in time for Hub Fest.

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