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  • A Class Act

    A Class Act

    There are those one-word names that when mentioned are instantly recognizable, no matter who or what you’re talking about, whether worldwide or locally – Beyonce, Liberace, Ward’s, Sacks, Stricks.

    Hattiesburg was home to its own one-word wonder back in the day – Waldoff’s.

    For 70 years, the department store started by a Jewish immigrant from the Ukraine was a favorite of many.

  • Southern Dressing....New York Style

    Southern Dressing....New York Style

    I remember when I first picked up my life and made the great migration from New York City to South Mississippi. I packed up my apartment and headed into unknown (but exciting) territory. I had never been to Mississippi and boy, did I have a lot to learn. One thing that I discovered very quickly – humidity. I had no use for my dozens of coats or collection of cashmere sweaters and snow boots that I had curated through the years working in the fashion industry. Don't get me wrong - I was happy to trade in the snow and the slush for fun in the sun.

  • DAPPER DOZEN - GROUP THREE

    DAPPER DOZEN - GROUP THREE

    STEPHANIE D. WADE-MAY, Self Employed Vocational Expert, Psychological Counselor 

  • Meet Brittany Purvis

    Meet Brittany Purvis

    For someone who has always hated public speaking, Brittany Purvis sure spends a great deal of time on stage. The comic does regular open mic shows, in addition to performing with Hattiesburlesque and hosting trivia in the Hub City.

    The Wilmer, Ala., native moved to Hattiesburg in 2010 to attend The University of Southern Mississippi. After finishing her degree in psychology, Purvis decided to stick around.

    “I met a cool guy, and the town was cool so I had no excuse to leave,” Purvis said.

  • Signature Q&A: Michelle Hopson

    Michelle is a current stay-at-home mom and a head football coach’s wife. She and her husband, Jay, have two daughters; Hyde (16), Hannah (14). Michelle enjoys cooking healthy meals, exercise, football, spending time with her daughters and husband, watching their activities, volunteering at church and in the community.

  • Hattiesburg Facial Hair Society

     

    Joshua Roberson knew other people in Hattiesburg had mustaches and beards. So he hoped that maybe that common interest was  

     enough to make new friends and get some buddies together. So he began a Facebook page titled, “Hattiesburg Facial Hair Society.” And the page’s popularity is bordering on 90 members.

  • Meet Bradley Myers

    Meet Bradley Myers

    When Bradley Myers decided that buying certain accessories to his business wardrobe were going to mount up the expenses, he decided that making those items would be more cost-effective.

    So Bradley, the mastermind behind Hattiesburg’s Professional Beard Oil, called out to the Mother of Invention again. He had already designed the beard oil after growing out his beard to win a local contest – and a trip to Boston – so this was just the next logical step for Myers.

  • Meet Brittany Purvis

    Meet Brittany Purvis

    For someone who has always hated public speaking, Brittany Purvis sure spends a great deal of time on stage. The comic does regular open mic shows, in addition to performing with Hattiesburlesque and hosting trivia in the Hub City.

    The Wilmer, Ala., native moved to Hattiesburg in 2010 to attend The University of Southern Mississippi. After finishing her degree in psychology, Purvis decided to stick around.

    “I met a cool guy, and the town was cool so I had no excuse to leave,” Purvis said.

Cuisine

Eat, drink, and be merry
  • TOP CHEF: scott martin

    TOP CHEF: scott martin

    Scott Martin is the owner of Bop’s Frozen Custard & The Lawn Ranger Landscape, Lawn & Irrigation. Scott is a Jones Junior College and Mississippi State graduate. He is married to wife Jamie and has two children, James Harris and Mary Ann.

    What’s one ingredient that you can't live without?
    Onions

    What’s your favorite type of music to listen to when cooking?
    Shuffle on Pandora or iTunes

    If you could cook for anyone, dead or alive, who would it be?
    My Grandmother, Christine Pridgen

  • Bop's - It’s worth a detour to eat this ‘real food’

    Bop's - It’s worth a detour to eat this ‘real food’

    Drive down Hardy Street in Hattiesburg these days and you can’t help but notice: Something big is going on.

    Construction, and lots of it. Spanning the blocks between 30th and 32nd avenues across Hardy from the University of Southern Mississippi, The District at Midtown will bring exciting new businesses to Hattiesburg, including a swank hotel, retail space and a handful of new eateries. It’s a big deal, and construction of this phase is expected to last into 2018. Exciting times!

    One drawback, though.

    It’s kind of hard to get to Bop’s.