Forrest County Board of Supervisors
Welcome to the County’s website.
Forrest County is located in south central Mississippi approximately 100 miles south of the State Capital, Jackson. The County is a dynamic, growing center for business, population and learning.
The County is served by interstate 59 (New Orleans to Meridian) and Highway 49 (Gulfport to Jackson) as well as Highway 98 (Mobile to Columbia). Hattiesburg, where the county offices are located, is therefore known as the Hub City.
There is also an excellent Medical facility: Forrest General Hospital.
The population for Forrest County, Mississippi is 74,934. (Census 2010).
Greater Hattiesburg MSA Regional Profile – click here
Switchboard: (601) 545-6000
September 6, 2016
The Forrest County Board of Supervisors conducted a Public Hearing for the upcoming FY17 Budget.
Penny Steed, Forrest County Financial Officer, presented a Powerpoint presentation of the Proposed Budget
and Proposed Tax Levies for the upcoming Fiscal Year 2017 for Forrest County.
The Board of Supervisors presented Charles Bolton with a proclamation
for his 15 years of service at the Forrest County General Hospital. Charles
has served for 15 years on the Forrest General Hospital Board of Trustees.
May 2, 2016
The Forrest County Board of Supervisors, adopted a Proclamation Honoring
CLINT MARTIN, Pine Belt Aviation Artist Nationally Acclaimed for Artwork
Depicting World War II African-American Pilots Tuskegee Airmen.
May 4, 2015
Terry Steed, former Forrest County Emergency Management Agency Director
was honored by the Forrest County Board of Supervisors meeting with a
Commemoration plaque for his recent retirement.
Terry has served as the Director since 1994.
The Rawls Springs and McLaurin Volunteer Fire Department both received new Fire Trucks
prior to the Board of Supervisors meeting Monday.
The trucks were purchased in part by a rural fire truck acquisition assistance program along with
matching grants from the county, and with fire department insurance rebate programs.
The acquisition of these new fire trucks help the VFD’s to keep lower fire insurance ratings.
July 7, 2014 Jay Dean, Artistic Director and Rachel Ciraldo present the Board of Supervisors with a commemorative framed photo of Festival South 2014, and thanked them for all of their support for Festival South. Festival South is a city-wide celebration in its fifth season, offering classical blues, jazz, gospel and Broadway events as well as an Art Market for local artists and craftsmen.
February 18, 2014 The Board of Supervisors recognized the Forrest County Justice Court for receiving the “County of the Year Excellence Award” presented February 5, 2014, by the Justice Court Clerks Association Annual JCCA Winter Conference, for 30 years of public service, 1984 – 2014.
December 16, 2013 The Forrest County Board of Supervisors, accept the delivery of a new 2013 Ford F 550 Rescue / Brush Truck. The 300 Gallon Water Tanker will be used by the Carnes Volunteer Fire Department.
June 3, 2013 Tom King, Southern District Transportation Commissioner presents Charles Marshall, District 2 Supervisor, with a check for the Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) for the Rawls Springs Recreation Center Expansion. The grant total is $300,000 and the county will be required to give a 20 percent match. Grant money will be used to expand the existing park facility at Rawls Springs, which will include a walking path, lighting, benches, bicycle racks and other amenities. The completed project will form a larger park that will create a safe, functional and attractive area for local residents and visitors along with forming a pedestrian connection to Rawls Springs Road.
Brooklyn Sewer Project – Findings – enlarge
National African American
White House ProclamationSandra Thompson reads a proclamation signed by President Obama, declaring February as “National African American History Month“. The proclamation and letter was sent by Jay Williams, Deputy Director of White House Affairs. White House Letter