From its launch of operations in 1917, Camp Shelby is officially celebrating 100 years of service through multiple events this month, including a black-tie gala and family day.
Renowned veteran war correspondent and highly-acclaimed co-author of “We Were Soldiers Once...And Young,” Joe Galloway will deliver the keynote address during Camp Shelby’s black-tie gala at 6pm Thursday, July 13. The “Centennial Salute,” a formal-attire ticketed event, will be held at the Lake Terrace Convention Center in Hattiesburg and is open to military and civilian guests.
Homes of Hope for Children will host its annual Silent & Live Auction at 5 p.m. Aug. 12 at Southern Oaks in Hattiesburg. Proceeds from the event are devoted to the direct care of children living on the ever-growing campus located in Purvis.
This year’s auction is sure to be a crowd pleaser with items for home and garden, sports and leisure, health and beauty, as well as date night and kids packages. Don’t forget your sweet tooth, because you can also bid on your favorite cakes and pies to take home with you that evening.
In its 20th year as host city, Hattiesburg will showcase this year’s best and brightest young women as they compete for the title of Mississippi’s Miss Hospitality at the Historic Saenger Theater. The program, now in its 68th year overall, is set for July 21-22 in Downtown Hattiesburg.
Twenty-five women, who are all currently enrolled in a college or university in Mississippi, will vie for the state title of Mississippi’s Miss Hospitality, with the winner serving for a full year as the state’s official ambassador for economic development and tourism.
They say you never like an outfit as much as you do in the dressing room of the store. April Bullock, owner of Eve Marie’s in Hattiesburg and Ivy Boutique in D’Iberville, is working to make sure her stores are stocked with the most unique items that appeal to each and every customer. It’s her dedication to her customers that got her named the winner of the 2017 Best of the Pine Belt Best Women’s Clothing category.
The Biloxi native moved to Hattiesburg in 2000 to begin school at The University of Southern Mississippi. She knew then that she wanted to own a boutique.
At first, Logan Grubbs of Hattiesburg didn’t want to get involved in the “social” part of social media. If anything, he said he could really do without opening up his life on the Internet.
Grubbs was more interested in taking photographs with his iPhone. When Instagram came along about five years ago, he developed a passion for the app.
We have a bit of an embarrassment of riches going on here in the Pine Belt. There’s a sense of community and belongingness here that encompasses those from all walks of life, simply because of where we live. It’s a feeling that extends to lifelong members of our community, to students living here while in college, to those from other cities and towns who, for various reasons, decide to make Hattiesburg, Mississippi, their home, and then contribute fully to improving our collective quality of life.
Justin Martin is the general manager of WUSM and a media law instructor at the University of Southern Mississippi. He has a B.S. in Mass Communication, Recording Industry: Management from Middle Tennessee State University, a JO. from MS College School of Law and a Ph.D. A.8.0. in Mass Communication from USM; He is an audio engineer, producer and bass player. He is proud to work for WUSM, which has been voted Best Radio Station in the Pine Belt for four years in a row.
When I tell you that planning an event or writing a communications plan is at the very core of what I was designed to do for a living, I’m being completely sincere.
Of course, the way that has presented itself has changed over the years. But, that deep-seated desire to plan and promote is why I declared my major in public relations early-early on at Southern Miss. And by early, I mean before I even walked through the doors.
What’s one ingredient that you can't live without? Passion
What’s your favorite type of music to listen to when cooking? Americana
If you could cook for anyone, dead or alive, who would it be? My family
What’s your favorite ethnic cuisine? Italian
What’s the strangest request you’ve ever had from a diner? A no egg omelette
What’s the best part about being a chef? Eating your work
What’s the most challenging part of being a chef? It's a young man's game
When most people think about retirement, they imagine taking time to travel, finally being able to dive deep into favorite hobbies and spending time with family.
We imagine propping up on a French Quarter balcony, eating po-boys and listening to buskers serenade tourists through our golden years.
Columbia native Sebe Dale went the opposite direction.
He decided to spend his retirement doing whatever his wife, Amanda, wanted.
Amanda wanted to open a restaurant.