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Ware Announces Candidacy for Mayor

Dear friend, 20 years ago I moved to Hattiesburg to attend Southern Miss. I found the city rich in educational opportunities, cultural activities, and full of community-oriented individuals. Graduate school briefly took me away for a few years, but after Amy Jo and I were married in 1997, we had the opportunity to move back to Hattiesburg. As we were starting our family and settling in to our...

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Invitation to a Special Announcement

You are cordially invited to attend an announcement ceremony for Dave Ware Monday, January 14th 5:15 p.m. Place: Hattiesburg Historic Train...

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Ware Update: Council Proposes Changes to Municipal Court

The following is the transcript of a memo sent to Mayor DuPree from the City Council outlining our desired changes in the structure of the Hattiesburg Municipal Court. While any system is only as good as the integrity of the individuals comprising that system, we believe the proposed changes allow a path forward towards restoring the people’s faith in the Hattiesburg Municipal Court. As...

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Ware’s Update on Hattiesburg Municipal Court

This evening, the City Council tabled a motion to confirm the Mayor’s appointment of Jerry Evans as the permanent municipal judge for the City of Hattiesburg. The Hattiesburg municipal court has some very serious issues. While it is paramount that we choose someone possessing both integrity and legal acumen to handle the mantle of such responsibility, we must recognize that simply changing...

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City Council’s Open Letter to Mayor DuPree

On Tuesday, the City Council read an open letter to Mayor DuPree concerning recent accusations of broad misconduct at the city’s municipal court. This letter was signed by all five councilman and can be read by clicking the link...

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Forrest County Receives Disaster Declaration

The City of Hattiesburg received this notice regarding Forrest County’s disaster declaration: In response to last month’s Hurricane Isaac, Forrest County residents who suffered losses can now register for federal disaster assistance. Applicants may register online at www.disasterassistance.gov, using mobile device at m.fema.gov, or call the FEMA Helpline at 1.800.621.3362 from 7 a.m., to...

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