Mayor Johnny Dupree Honors Lab Techs

On Tuesday's, March 20th City Council meeting Mayor Johnny Dupree honored lab techs from the area.

Public Hearing Nixed Due to Back Room Negotiations, Leaving Hippo Supporters Thirsty for Details.

As the Jackie Dole Community Center was filling up with Thirsty Hippo Supporters and media, John Lee and his legal...

Hattiesburg City Councilman Dave Ware discusses the proposed night club ordinance on 2.06.12.

In this video with WDAM, Hattiesburg City Councilman Dave Ware discussed the proposed nightclub ordinance. Ware later refused to support...

Hattiesburg city council redistricting public hearing Jackie Dole Community Center May 17th video (PART 2 HD)

This part two begins in the middle of Reverend Ken Fairley's presentation to the council. His plan creates a 3rd...

Reverend Ken Fairley presented his redistricting plan on May 29th, 2012

Reverend Ken Fairley stood before a mostly white audience and gave a heartfelt presentation about the fairness of three minority-majority...

Redistricting Public Hearing #3 at Danny Hinton Community Center Full Video (HD)

These videos are HD and require a broadband internet connection. Part 1 This video includes Chris Watkins giving an overview of the...

Rick Taylor made Visitor Center employees collect money for wife’s cookie business and record sales former employees say.

Two former employees of the Hattiesburg Visitors Center spoke to HPNM and said that their boss, Rick Taylor, required them to sell his wife's cookies, collect payment for cookie orders and keep detailed records...

Convention Center Director Rick Taylor bolstered wife’s cookie brand using taxpayer money and resources.

*Correction - Attorney David Ott was incorrectly referenced as the Convention Center attorney. He is the Tourism Commission attorney.  Building a brand is often difficult and expensive, and a coveted part of any brand is...

Auditor Demands over $422,000 from Current and Former Tourism Commission Members over Illegal Pay to Rick Taylor and Others

On November 17th, 2016 the Mississippi State Auditor's office demanded that seven Hattiesburg Tourism Center board members repay $251,951.80 plus $164,488.46 in accrued interest, and an additional $6,474.66 in investigative costs to Hattiesburg taxpayers....

Public Works Director Larry Barnes and Manager Allen McKinley Sr. accused of improper conduct by a former employee

Exclusive interview with former Public Woks employee and whistle blower, Corey Adams. "(Larry Barnes) came and got me told me to take a ride with him and that nobody needed to know where the gates...

Former Hattiesburg City Councilman brandishes knife at flag protest. Police called.

Former Hattiesburg City Councilman and flag supporter, Scott Farris, can be seen brandishing a knife after Justin Thrash, an anti state flag demonstrator, called Farris a "snowflake" during a recent protest. The incident occurred...

Video on Municipal Judge Jerry Evan’s computer another big signal that Jerry Rigged justice system is bad for Barker

Back in 2012 Hattiesburg was upended when an internal affairs investigative report was leaked to the media. The report detailed the results of an investigation into possible corruption within Hattiesburg's Municpal Court.  The...

Former recycle truck driver says he was “just following orders” when taking recycle material to the landfill, and Director Barnes made “inaccurate statements” to...

Below is an audio interview with Mr. BC Smith. Smith was a former driver for public works and dumped recycle materials in the landfill transport station for two years. BC Smith, a former truck driver...

AUDIO: MDEQ regulator proves mayor, council, and engineers misled citizens while pushing unnecessary $140 million wastewater project on their community.

BRIEF HISTORY In 2002 USA Yeast came to Hattiesburg and was allowed to dump raw waste into our lagoon. Within months, the town smelled like methane sulfide gasses. The city's engineer, Bennie Sellers, failed to...

Hattiesburg City Council unanimously approved illegal “change order,” when State Procurement Law required a new bid

The Hattiesburg City council unanimously approved an illegal "change order" for the Eaton School rehabilitation project in violation of state bid laws. It all started when Finlo Construction, a major campaign contributor of Mayor Dupree,...

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