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Hattiesburg arson reward hits $12K

The reward for tips leading to an arrest in the arson fire that devastated the Old Hattiesburg High School is up to $12,000, thanks in part to donations from firefighters.

Members of two firefighters' organizations made a donation of $1,000 to Crimestoppers, joining

several other community groups and local businesses who've contributed. 

Crimestoppers officials say they hope the money will encourage someone to come forward with information that leads to an arrest.

The firefighters who made donations to Crimestoppers say they did it because they want the arsonist off the streets.

If you have any information on the fire call Crimestoppers at 582-STOP. 

Downtown association honors firefighters

Meantime, the Historic Hattiesburg Downtown Association paid tribute to the firefighters who courageously battled the fire at the Old Hattiesburg High School.

Over 50 members of the association came together at their monthly meeting to present the fire department a plaque for their gallant efforts to both battle the blaze and salvage a structure that's very important to the Hub City's history.

In addition to the plaque, the downtown association made a donation to the Firefighters Benevolent Fund.

Much of the dangerous debris removal from the high school is complete. Efforts are now underway to put footings in the school so it is properly braced for future rebuilding work.

 

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