Judge gives Hattiesburg mayor deadline for department head appointments

Judge gives Hattiesburg mayor deadline for department head appointments

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Hattiesburg Mayor Johnny DuPree has been ordered by Judge Breland Hilburn to present the remaining nominations for city department heads in 21 days.

If DuPree does not comply, he must return to court on Feb. 23 to answer to contempt of court charges.

That charge could land him in jail, or a fine.

The remaining positions to be filled are police chief, city attorney, city clerk, judge pro tem, and public defender.

The Hattiesburg City Council will meet for an agenda setting Monday night at 4 p.m. but as of now, there are no nominees on the agenda.