• Centennial Celebration

    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

    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.

  • Hub City welcomes contestants for state pageant

    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. 

  • The Potlikker Papers

    In John T. Edge's thoughtful history of Southern food and culture, the former emerges as a lingua franca used to carry the culture of the South all over the world. The Potlikker Papers offers an unobstructed view of the positive and negative events that led the South into its modern appreciation. His years of research and careful attention to detail truly make this book one that needs to be savored like a classic Southern dish.

  • The second annual Best of the Pine Belt Best Dressed

    Here we are again. The Best of the Pine Belt Awards Show Best Dressed list. That was a mouthful. I’ll work on a better name before 2018 rolls around.

  • Pucker up

    I am going to switch gears this month. There is one thing that goes hand in hand with fashion that I have never written about – makeup. We live in it, just like our clothes. It’s something that a lot of us don’t leave the house without putting on, at least in some capacity. I think it deserves some attention, so here goes nothing...

  • Giust, Thomley create FS art

    One of the highlights each year at FestivalSouth is the art created specifically for the annual event.

    Hattiesburg artist Amy Giust, who is best known for her abstracts, has been a part of the festival since its inception, creating a collection of artwork.

    Giust was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, and studied art at Hope College in Holland, Mich., and then again later at the University of SouthernMississippi in Hattiesburg.

  • Beauty in simplicity

    Spring is my favorite time of year for fashion. As much as I love my winter clothes, there is something so refreshing about exchanging my heavy sweaters and boots for light, airy fabrics and strappy sandals. Plus, the colors evoke such a sense of happiness. I love seeing the boutique windows adorned with all of the new spring colors.

  • Auditions set for 'Phantom of the Opera'

    The Southern Miss School of Music announces open auditions to Andrew Lloyd Webber's Phantom of the Opera to all university students. Auditions will be held beginning at 1 p.m. Sunday, April 23. All applicants must register online at www.usm.edu/music/phantom. Complete audition details are available there.

  • HCLO returns 'Camelot' to the stage

    Hattiesburg Civic Light Opera rounds out its 41st season the first week of May with a beloved musical, boasting an inspiring connection to one of Hattiesburg’s own.

    In spring 1991, Miles Doleac swaggered across the stage of Hattiesburg’s Historic Saenger Theater as Mordred, King Arthur’s malevolent son, in HCLO’s Camelot.

    “It was the first significant role I had done in anything. And it was an absolutely life-altering experience,” Doleac said.

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