Hattiesburg downtown lights unveiled

Hattiesburg downtown lights unveiled

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Hattiesburg Mayor Toby Barker unveiled the new downtown lights Friday night.

The new lighting is part of Mayor Barker's plan to on one day making Hattiesburg a premiere city in southern Mississippi.

"We believe that we are destined to become a premiere city in the gulf south," Barker said. "That is what tonight is about not only improving downtown lighting and improving the downtown experience but it's also illuminating within us the promise and potential that this city has."

The lights will be lit for special events and holidays throughout the year.