• ARC unveils new ornaments, pottery

    Just days before Thanksgiving, things inside the Francis Bounds Fine Art Studio on the ARC campus are getting ready to be full speed ahead. The studio, located behind the ARC house on Bon-homie Road in Hattiesburg, is full of Rise and Shine participants of all ages eager to get the day started.

  • Skinnies, scarves, and socks, oh my!

    Every year, when my family gathers around the table for Thanksgiving dinner, we go around and everyone says at least one thing they are thankful for. Our answers are always fairly predictable – our family, parents, children, the food on the table – the basics. Even though the answers never change, we continue the discussion year after year. Although we moan and groan over our cheesy little tradition, the underlying theme is not lost on us – we all have something to be thankful for, and we are lucky to have those things.

  • Heart like a levee

    What happens when you do not name? You look at an emotion, at a sensation, more directly and therefore have quite a different relationship to it, just as you have to a flower when you do not name it. You are forced to look at it anew.
    –Krishnamurti, The Book of Life

    Americana music is in a state of transition. Like any Darwinian creation, they have discovered they must evolve. Honestly, there are only a handful of artists who can use their voice and an acoustic guitar to mesmerize.

  • Local filmmaker gets theatrical release

    Hattiesburg native Miles Doleac’s Mississippi-made, second feature film, The Hollow, is garnering serious critical praise in advance of its Oct. 7 theatrical release in select cities (including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Boston, Cleveland, Houston, Orlando, Atlanta, New Orleans, Washington D.C., and here in Mississippi, in Hattiesburg and D’Iberville). 

  • Philosophy of Touch

    When Jeremy Thomley of Hattiesburg talks about art, he feels it inside of him. After he molds and shapes his feelings in either metal or glass – sometimes both – his creation literally touches him.
    A University of Southern Mississippi graduate, Thomley has dealt with his internal feelings because of his cystic fibrosis, which makes breathing difficult. Thomley feels the difficulty and transfers that to his art.

  • HHNA fundraiser "high on the hog"

    The fifth annual Downtown BBQ Showdown, presented by The Hattiesburg Historic Neighborhood Association, with Brown Bottling Group and Mountain Dew, will take place Saturday, Oct. 8, at the Walthall Park in the Hattiesburg Historic Neighborhood. The BBQ teams will arrive and set up on Friday and the actual event opens to the general public from 10:30am until 4pm. Saturday 

  • Freshman Follies

    College is an interesting time.  After 18 years of being taken care of and having someone watching their every move, college students are suddenly thrown headfirst into independence.  Not only do they have to deal with a new school, new living situation and new friends, but they are also expected to learn and mature in the midst of all of the chaos. With so many new things being thrown at them at once, it is no surprise that fashion often gets put on the backburner while they adjust.

  • Riding the Wind

    In 1979, a young woman sits down in a comfy rocking chair next to her grandfather for their usual conversation time. After hearing his same stories more than a hundred times before, she knows they will then walk together in the woods on the land where her family has lived since 1913. 
     This time is different, though, for in her hands she carries a small cassette tape recorder to tape the old, but still refreshing, memories of her beloved grandfather. 

  • Go, George, Go!

    Many remember growing up reading Curious George books and can call to mind the image of him and the Man in the Yellow Hat from the cartoon on television. 
    This year, Curious George is turning 75, and The University of Southern Mississippi is helping faculty, staff, students and the community celebrate. The university is the home of University Libraries’ de Grummond Collection, which holds the literary estate of H.A. and Margret Rey, the original authors of the Curious George series. 

  • Fundraiser supports ARC

    A hole in one or thereabout could sink $20,000 into your pocket. The Association for the Rights of Citizens with Developmental Disabilities (ARC) is teeing up for its 12th annual Golf Ball Drop at 4:30pm Nov. 7 at Canebrake Golf Cub.

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