WDAM Viewpoint- Downtown Stench | News
Looking through the archives here at WDAM going back for almost a
decade, we have been doing stories about the stench in the downtown area of
Hattiesburg. They have been
numerous. City officials have given
various reasons for the stink and announced plans to remedy it. However, the odor remains…sometimes worse
The irony is that we have
people organizing to revitalize downtown Hattiesburg and entrepreneurs
investing in restaurants, shops and even apartments to save what was once the
heartbeat of the Hub City. The question
remains, how are we going to continually draw people to live, work and play in
a downtown area that smells like a sewer?
One would think the brain trust at City Hall….or experts from USM….or a
paid consultant…or… somebody could come up with a definitive cause and cure for
this lingering problem. So far that
We can't expect the
continued revitalization of our beloved downtown area to continue unless
something is done about what has become the city's foul odor. We urge those in charge to get with the
program and get something done. It has
long been past due.
I'm Jim Cameron…let
us know what you think.