Author Archives: Hattiesburg Patriot

City Prosecutor and Local Attorney Alexander Ignatiev Wins Victory Against American Family Association on Behalf of Local Businesses.

Hattiesburg City Prosecutor and local attorney Alexander Ignatiev is known to be a staunch advocate for small businesses in Mississippi, and his latest push back on behalf of his clients against the American Family Association’s statements is evidence of his advocacy.  At the heart of the issue is the Religious Freedom Restoration Act signed by […]

Carter Carroll on Groundworx, “I think $144 Million Dollars to take care the city our size sewer system is ridiculous!” Says other treatment “avenues” available.

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After attending a Concerned Citizens for Responsible Wastewater Presentation on April 17th, Councilman Carter Carroll pulled back from the $600 Million 30 year contract with Groundworx. Carroll said in his question and answer segment seen in the video below, “Just until a few months ago we really didn’t know what the cost of getting out […]

Wastewater Engineer Calls Hattiesburg City Council “Dumb and Dumber Political Leaders.”

A 2012 email obtained by the Hattiesburg Patriot depicts an engineer with Air Diffusion technologies at his wits end having to deal the Hattiesburg City Council’s irresponsible wastewater decisions. The city council refused free bottom air for the north lagoon in favor of much more expensive, less effective surface “paddle boat” aerators, which were known […]

City’s $600 Million 30 Year Contract with York’s Groundworx Puts Tremendous Hardship on Rate Payers

After review by independent attorneys advising a group of concerned citizens, one attorney called the contract “an annuity for Groundworx.”  Another said Groundworx had “no skin in the game.” Groundworx itemized each item that the city would be paying for under the agreement. Among the items on the list were a $100,000 welcome center and $5,000 […]

Mayor Johnny Dupree Announces Partnership With Febreze to Solve “Hattiesburg Stench.” Official Fragrance of Hattiesburg Chosen.

In a special called meeting today, Mayor Johnny Dupree put before council his plans to partner the City of Hattiesburg with Febreze International to address the city’s waste water related stench.  The plan will cost taxpayers $18,600 to retrofit two mosquito insecticide trucks with fragrance ionizers to discharge “New Car Scent” Febreze fragrance throughout the city of Hattiesburg.  […]

State Auditor Seizes Hattiesburg City Records. Evidence of Bid Rigging Emerges Under Davis / Pittman Leadership of Public Works Department.

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Alleged malfeasance within the city of Hattiesburg’s Public Works Department under the leadership of Russell Davis and Tim Pittman has been well documented in the past.  Allegations of overtime schemes, maintenance of private vehicles by city workers, and even city maintenance of a private vegetable garden were all reported by this blog in the article […]

Political Possum: Gia Croom’s fainting spell foils $600,000,000 “Sewage Heist” Turning “Land App” into “Land Nap.”

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As citizens were ordered to vacate citizen’s council quarters for a closed door executive session, Hattiesburg native Gia Croom fell out in the floor in what became a prolonged fainting spell, delaying the proceedings. First responders arrived, carting her off in an ambulance. Meanwhile, Councilwoman Deborah Delgado raced at breakneck speed from Washington D.C. to attend […]