One week since the Old Hattiesburg High School was torched, cleanup crews were at the site Tuesday, ready to go forward with the restoration process.
Joe White, president of the Historic Hattiesburg Downtown Association says cleanup crews are removing debris around the building.
Later this week, workers will tear down the top two floors of the old high school so work crews can get inside the building safely to clean out the interior.
White says plans are to rebuild the old high school back to its original four floors.
Hattiesburg Mayor Johnny DuPree will have dump trucks on the site to assist work crews with the cleanup process.
Two Pine Belt businesses are now assisting Crimestoppers in finding the arsonist who torched the Old Hattiesburg High School.
Lawson Overhead Door Company in Laurel is matching the Crimestoppers award of $1,000. The company says it matched the reward in hopes that someone would come forward with more information.
And former Hattiesburg Mayor Bobby Chain tells 7 ON YOUR SIDE that he will contribute another $5,000 in the name of Chain Electric to help catch the arsonist.
Give Crimestoppers a call at 582-STOP (7867). All callers will remain anonymous.
If your tip leads to a felony charge you could now receive a reward totaling $7,000.
The fire destroyed the entire interior of the building last week.
Phone Crimestoppers at 582-STOP(7867).
Chris Robinson took over a JCJC softball program nine years ago that won just 10 games in the season prior. Nine seasons later, the Lady Bobcats have won 391 games under Robinson, the most recent giving Jones County its first national championship in school history. “It's night and day,” Robinson said. “Coach Bob Herrington and I talk about this, we took over a program that won ten games.More >>
Coach Joe Hartfield had big shoes to fill when he stepped in the season following Hattiesburg’s 2006 state championship, when the Tigers were led by Larry Knight. Twelve years later, Hartfield has brought the Tigers their sixth state title and the first in his 20-year coaching career. "[Hattiesburg] won it in 2006 under coach Knight and coach Knight left a huge legacy to fill,” Hartfield said. “We're just glad to be able to hang another banner."More >>
Children in Hattiesburg and surrounding areas were able to get free dental care during Kool Smiles 4th annual "Sharing Smiles Day" Sunday morning.More >>