The Mississippi Business Journal May 2, 2011
2011 TOP 40 UNDER 40: Dave Ware

Hattiesburg Celebrates "DAY IN THE PARK"

HATTIESBURG, MS -- On Saturday, July 10th, Councilman Dave Ware will host “Day in the Park”. To coincide with community wide efforts to beautify our city, neighborhoods are organizing a “clean up” event that morning. “Our neighborhood was discussing having a day of community service, and we decided that teaming up with Dave on this project was a great opportunity. Meeting up at the Park after to celebrate our effort would make for a good day,” says Historic Neighborhood Association president, Andrea Saffle. more...

Hattiesburg Hosts Grand Opening of
Chain Park

Former Hattiesburg mayor Bobby Chain had to wait nearly a decade to see the 37 acres of undeveloped land between Bouie Street and the Leaf River be transformed into the public gem he had envisioned.

But tonight, Chain's deferred dream finally will be realized with the grand opening of Chain Park at Twin Forks - the city's new recreational fun spot for east Hattiesburg.more...

May 20, 2010
Arbor Day Foundation Names Hattiesburg a Tree City Community

AuborHattiesburg, Mississippi was recognized by the nonprofit Arbor Day Foundation as a Tree City USA Community for it's commitment to urban forestry. This year is the eighteenth year Hattiesburg has earned this national designation. The Tree City USA program is sponsored by the Arbor Day Fondation in cooperation with the National Association of State Foresters and the USDA Forest Service. more...


November 30, 2008
Reaching out to the homeless

For too long, the homeless, City Councilman Dave Ware believes, have been invisible in Hattiesburg.

Whether they live in their cars, in the woods or under bridges, or make their way into shelters at night, they're below the radar of much of society.

Ware, with other homeless advocates, is determined to change that.

"We want to provide help to everyone we can," Ware said.

To that end, Ware set up the Pine Belt Coalition on Homelessness and believes that by joining forces with local homeless outreach groups the city will be able to address an underlying problem more aggressively.

But Ware's efforts aren't without challenges. more...

June 29, 2008
Councilman hosts 'Day in the Park'

There's nothing like pushing all your worries to the side, packing up the family and partaking in a good, old-fashioned day in the park.

Families in Hattiesburg were given that opportunity when Ward 4 Councilman Dave Ware set aside his council hat, for a moment, to host "A Day in the Park" at Kamper Park and Hattiesburg Zoo on Saturday.

For three hours families invaded one of the city's jewels to enjoy some carefree frolicking, juicy watermelons and a hearty buffet of food.

"This is a concept that I came up with after serving on the City Council for the last couple of years," Ware said. "I thought it would be nice to have a day where we weren't concentrating on our problems. We're concentrating on our positive aspects and the things that make Hattiesburg special." more...

March 5, 2008
Mayor's Progress Hattiesburg
plan gets majority vote

The third time was definitely the charm for Mayor Johnny DuPree's Progress Hattiesburg tax plan.

The plan jumped its first hurdle by gaining a majority vote in favor of the tax increase from City Council on Tuesday night.

The council's 4-1 vote advances the plan to Jackson where it must gain approval from both the state Legislature and Gov. Haley Barbour before it returns to Hattiesburg for citizen approval. more...

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