Haskel Burns, Hattiesburg American

Haskel Burns

Hattiesburg American

Hattiesburg, MS, United States

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Past articles by Haskel:

Adcock: Attempts to meet with Mayor Barker regarding Bellevue 'have been rebuffed'

John Adcock says he has tried to meet with Hattiesburg Mayor Toby Barker unsuccessfully for months. Barker's team says he is open to a meeting. → Read More

Missy McGee, Kathryn Rehner headed to runoff for Mississippi House District 102

Voters will head back to the polls Oct. 3 for a runoff to determine their next representative for Mississippi House District 102. → Read More

Ethics opinion draws attention to relationship between Sheriff Billy McGee, Nick Calico

An advisory opinion states that a son-in-law of the sheriff may not be employed at the sheriff's department. → Read More

Mayor Toby Barker proposes cutting back on Hattiesburg's new Public Safety Complex

Barker is proposing to scale the project back to only a police station and municipal court. → Read More

Meet the 4 candidates running for Mississippi House District 102

Find out more about Cory Ferraez, Casey Mercier, Missy McGee and Kathryn Rehner, who will vie for Toby Barker's former seat. → Read More

MDOC still making arrangements to move into former Forrest County Jail

A deal has been made and officials are in the process of finalizing the move. → Read More

Toby Barker on the tax increase for Public Safety Complex and fire department

Mayor Toby Barker discusses the 3-mill tax increase that was recently approved to help fund a new fire station and future debt service on the upcoming Public Safety Complex. → Read More

Hattiesburg taxes to rise slightly to pay for public safety

The 3-mill increase will go toward a new fire station and future debt service at the Public Safety Complex. → Read More

Officials talk about Hattiesburg's slight raise in taxes

On Thursday, Hattiesburg City Council approved a 3-mill raise that will go toward a new fire station and future debt service on the upcoming Public Safety Complex. → Read More

Hattiesburg Zoo to get new exhibit; convention budget also allows for other projects

The type of animal for the exhibit has not yet been decided. Projects also are underway for several other facilities owned by the commission. → Read More

Officials discuss additions to the Hattiesburg Zoo

Rick Taylor and Mary Dryden talk about additions to the Hattiesburg Zoo. → Read More

Budgets: Lamar County millage remains the same; Forrest County varies

Forrest and Lamar county supervisors approve fiscal year 2018 budgets → Read More

Penny Steed discusses Forrest County's Fiscal Year 2018 budget

Penny Steed, Forrest County chief financial officer, speaks Tuesday about the county budget for Fiscal Year 2018. Depending on where residents live in the county, taxes will either increase or decrease slightly in the upcoming fiscal year. → Read More

Hattiesburg to acquire Councilwoman Mary Dryden's land for sewer pump station

Hattiesburg will use eminent domain to acquire the land from Council Vice President Mary Dryden. → Read More

Mount Carmel Baptist Church building to be demolished; council accepts bid for work

The bid for $339,970 for demolition was accepted Thursday, with work is expected to begin by the end of the year. → Read More

Portion of Mount Carmel Baptist Church to be demolished

Council President Carter Carroll and Mayor Toby Barker discuss the upcoming demolition of a portion of Mount Carmel Baptist Church. → Read More

Assistant chief hire still on hold at Hattiesburg Fire Department

Fire Chief Paul Presley says he doesn't yet have a time frame to hire a replacement for former assistant Eddie Wilson. → Read More

Tornado hits Petal, damages businesses and home

The storm touched down at about 11:40 a.m. Wednesday, damaging businesses on West Central Avenue. No injuries are reported. → Read More

Hattiesburg to hold public hearing on Bay Street gas station zoning

Hattiesburg City Council will later determine whether to change the zoning, allowing a gas station in the area to reopen. → Read More

West Nile virus stories, information shared at Mosquito Illness Alliance's support group

Hosted by the Mosquito Illness Alliance, the group let attendees share experiences and get information about the virus. → Read More