A chancery judge has approved the annexation of four square miles by the city of Hernando, a move that increases its size by 25 square miles but adds few people.
Chancellor Kay Cobb approved the annexation order on Tuesday, after brief comments from city officials and no opposition testimony. It is effective November 16th.
Hernando's Mayor Chip Johnson said it is Hernando's third uncontested annexation in three years. The annexation affects undeveloped, virtually unpopulated areas primarily to the west and northwest of Hernando.
A landowner in a previously annexed area, Jim Kimberlin, had questions about sewer service that officials addressed outside the hearing.
Johnson said fire and police protection and other services to annexed areas start on the effective date.
A Louisiana man is behind bars after police found various stolen items in his hotel room on Friday. Michael Smith, 39, was arrested at Broadway Inn located at 1818 Broadway Drive in Hattiesburg. When authorities searched his room they found three rifles, one shotgun, one handgun, 14 knives, various types of ammunition, two gun safes, one jewelry box, jewelry, wallets, lighters, cigarettes, backpacks, bags, rolls of silver coins, narcotics, driver’s licenses from victims, ...More >>
Just before 6: 00 p.m. crews with the Hattiesburg Fire Department and the Hattiesburg Police Department responded to a vehicle accident on Interstate 59 near mile marker 65 with someone trapped in the car. We have crews headed to the scene and we’ll update you with information as it becomes available. Copyright 2018 WDAM. All rights reserved.More >>
Parts of downtown Hattiesburg will soon be a bit brighter at night, thanks to a new partnership between the city and the Historic Hattiesburg Downtown Association. Phase One of a new permanent lighting project that began last week continued in Hattiesburg Saturday, with crews attaching lights along portions of Main and Front streets. They're being strung in a crisscross pattern high above street level. The lights can be programmed ...More >>
The Democratic candidate for Congress in the 4th District officially kicked off his campaign in Hattiesburg Saturday morning. State representative Jeramey Anderson of Moss point hosted a rally downtown at the Historic Train Depot. "Onward" is his campaign theme. "No more of doing the old ways, no more of thinking this regressive thought," said Anderson. "We're moving onward towards a new Mississippi, towards a new, innovative and progressive ...More >>