• Alumni Association homecoming activities planned

    The University of Southern Mississippi Alumni Association has announced that festivities for Homecoming 2016 are scheduled for Oct. 24–30. The Golden Eagle football team will battle Conference-USA rival Marshall at 6pm Saturday, Oct. 29, at M.M. Roberts Stadium.
    A highly-anticipated university tradition, Homecoming at Southern Miss includes activities that begin as early as Monday and continue through the weekend with events highlighting all areas of campus. 

  • Serving up help

    A group of Pine Belt potters were bowled over as they sat creating at Main Street Books in downtown Hattiesburg. 
    This group of volunteers from different walks of life gathered to create pottery bowls for this year’s Empty Bowls fundraiser set for 10:30am-1pm Saturday, Oct. 22. This annual event, now in its fifth year, is a fundraiser for the Edward’s Street Mission Food Pantry. 

  • Treasured Past, Golden Future

    By Mik DAVIS

  • Vines of the World

    During the last 36 years of service to the community, South Mississippi Children’s Center (SMCC) has served as a safe haven for many children.

    “Jenna, who was 15 or 16 at the time, was brought to us because her mom didn’t want her anymore,” said SMCC Director Annie Jackson. “She didn’t have any friends or other family she could stay with; she had nowhere to go. Jenna wasn’t in school and had no skills, but above all that she had no one to believe in her, so that’s what we did.”

  • For the babies

    March of Dimes is proud to host the 2016 Signature Chefs Auction, presented by Forrest General Hospital, on Thursday, Oct. 13, at The Thad Cochran Center at USM. 

    The Signature Chefs Auction has been a staple in the Hattiesburg community for almost 21 years. During the last two decades the event has brought together the best that Hattiesburg has to offer – top chefs, bakers, restaurateurs and bartenders have provided a sampling of their very best treats and drinks to share with the community. 

    This year’s co-chairs are Dr. Charles Griffith and David Hollis.

  • Prohibition-era comes to life

    While speakeasies were born in the 1920s and can be found in secret spots around the country, the DuBard School Speakeasy is only four years old and is giving those juice joints a run for their money!

     The event was created out of a twist on words, as the DuBard School for Language Disorders helps children with speech and language disorders and hearing impairments “speak easy.” With a growing fan base in attendance, the event has established itself as a signature event for the community – offering something like nothing else in town. 

  • Havana Nights

    Thomas Merton once said, “Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.” How would you react if you heard there was a FREE arts program for children, right here in Hattiesburg, allowing children to explore and create – doing exactly what Merton believes art is able to do? You might be excited and ask where more information can be found. That’s usually the typical response the hosting organization, Hattiesburg Arts Council, receives.

  • Laughs 4 Life

    Hattiesburg’s Kent Oliver was only 34 years old when he received the news that would change his life forever.
    Oliver, a husband and father of two young daughters, was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma, a rare form of incurable cancer, and his life was put into a spin.
    Using his own diagnosis as a catalyst to help others, Oliver is organizing a comedy fundraiser planned for 7:30pm Thursday, July 28, at the Saenger Theater in Hattiesburg.

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