Former Hattiesburg mayor honored

A former Hattiesburg mayor was honored Wednesday for his lifetime of achievements.

The Pine Burr Area Council and the Boy Scouts of America presented Bobby Chain with the 2008 Lifetime of Achievement Award, for his impact throughout the city of Hattiesburg.

Chain was mayor of Hattiesburg from 1980 to 1986 and also served on numerous boards at the local, state and national level.

A number of facilities around the Pine Belt are named after him, including the Bobby Chain Airport in the Hattiesburg Industrial Park and the Bobby Chain Technology Center at The University of Southern Mississippi.