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Top 5ive in Hattiesburg found in contempt of court order

By Sethanie Smith,


HATTIESBURG, Miss. ( WHLT ) – On Monday, Hattiesburg leaders said Chancellor Shelia Smallwood found that Top 5ive Bar & Grill was in contempt of a court’s order.

This comes after the city filed a motion on September 13 to find the business in contempt of the agreed order the court had entered in July.

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Smallwood found that Top 5ive Bar & Grill repeatedly violated paragraphs three and nine of the courts order, which read:

  • Top 5ive shall contract with a certified professional security company or off-duty officers to perform all security services both inside and outside of the property – monitoring the parking lot during all times of operation after 8 p.m. and immediately following closing to insure that there is no loitering in the outside parking area at any time by any person.
  • Top 5ive shall comply with all ordinances and regulations of the City of Hattiesburg and the State of Mississippi, including, but not limited to, any non-smoking ordinances and the city’s Land Development Code requirements.

Smallwood ordered that Top 5ive Bar & Grill, located at 6104 Highway 49, close nightly at 10:00 p.m. effective with the entry of the September 25, 2023, order.

The business is also required within seven days to post a bond in the amount of $5,000 in a form acceptable to the court and the city, to ensure compliance with the court’s July order, with the bond to be forfeited upon a further showing of non-compliance by Top 5ive.


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