Dahmer statue: A good day in Hattiesburg

The Dahmer murder happened 54 years ago Friday. So let’s fast-forward to this bright, warm Monday morning when a large crowd, black and white and many in tears, gathered for the unveiling of a bronzed statue of Vernon Dahmer Sr., outside the Forrest County Courthouse on Main Street in Hattiesburg

‘What happened to Farish Street?’: Accounting for millions of dollars, opportunities lost in a historic Jackson community

In the past four decades, at least $50 million in taxpayer funds, loans, grants as well as private investment has been spent or committed to redevelopment efforts in the historic African American district. Now that a six-year court fight is over, neighbors and city leaders say they have renewed hope for a Farish Street comeback