• Signature Q&A: Cody Morse

    Cody Morse, 28, hails from Perry County, but headed to the Hub City once his persona grew larger than life. Morse is a bartender at The Porter Pub in downtown by trade, a trendsetter by nature. He enjoys guest-hosting Tuesday night trivia at The Porter, dressed to the nines. A member of Hattiesburlesque and a friend to all, Morse enjoys promoting Hattiesburg and hopes to make it a lil more glittery. Morse says he has a beautiful family of friends and enjoys dancing, sewing, and just being out in the Pine Belt.

    What is your idea of happiness?

  • MEET YOUR NEIGHBOR: Rachelle steinhauer

    There are many faces and facets to Rachelle Fortenberry Steinhauer of Hattiesburg. She’s an actress, director, crafter, crocheter, attorney, wife, mother, daughter – and the list goes on.

    And on any given day, there’s a chance she wears several of those hats.

  • MEET YOUR NEIGHBOR: Valerie Cagle

    While Valerie Cagle’s vocation was once hospital administration (she spent 12 years working at the cancer center), her love of the unique has become an avocation and vocation all neatly packaged together.

    That has resulted in her newest venture, The Longleaf Market, located on Hwy. 589 south of Sumrall, not quite six miles from Hwy. 98 in West Hattiesburg.

    Cagle said she enjoys the business set up in what she describes as “the rural hills at the edge of a pasture.”

    “Some have described it as an escape and very peaceful,” she said.

  • Thinking Inside the Box: Hotworx

    I don’t shy away from a sweaty workout. In a former life, I operated a Hot yoga studio for several years and still managed to get away with washing my hair only once a week. When I first heard whispers of a hot yoga in Hattiesburg, that was taught by someone other than yours truly, I saw it as a challenge. And then I met the virtual instructors of the HOTWORX infrared spa at Planet Beach, located right next to my pals at UpDown Trampoline Park.

  • Meet the Amays, creators of the hub city cuff

     Robert and Christy Amay have spent the majority of their lives in the jewelry business. So, it only seems natural that one day they’d want to design their own piece of jewelry.

    “We did not just want to make some meaningless piece,” said Christy. “Whatever we made we wanted to be special and one of a kind.”

    That day has come. Enter the Hub City Cuff.

  • Signature Q&A: Meg Paul

    Meg Paul was born in 1961 at the naval hospital in Portsmouth, Virginia. The family moved to the Hub City in 1965 when her father joined Hattiesburg Clinic. She started kindergarten at Monte Vista Kindergarten (corner of Arlington Loop and South 31st). She attended Hattiesburg Public Schools, graduating from HHS in 1979. She later earned a B.S. in Special Education from Mississippi State and returned to Hattiesburg and taught in the HPSD. Paul has been married to the ultimate Golden Eagle, Joe Paul, since 1987.

  • Budokon: The Way of the Warrior Spirit

    Budokon: Interesting word. Broken down, Bu (warrior) – Do (way) – Kon  (soul) translates loosely to “the way of the warrior spirit.” At first glance, (as say, in the photo above), Budokon can appear as any other yoga class. When I arrived at Daniel Wise’s yoga studio, housed in the second story of athletic training facility Mississippi Elite, as a practicing yogi the set up was familiar – yoga mats, standard liability waiver, a soft unobtrusive playlist setting the tone for an active class. Aside from the astroturf flooring, all signs pointed to a typical yoga flow experience.

  • Maids and Dukes of the Mystic Krewe of Zeus

    On Feb. 9, the Mystic Krewe of Zeus gathered to crown King Zeus LXXVIII 
    and his Queen, and present the Maids and Dukes of the Royal Court.  

    MAIDS OF THE COURT

  • Royal Cruising

    Prior to sailing, the Krewe crowned the newest Monarch, King Zeus LXXVIII and his Queen.  The colorful and music-filled extravaganza was directed by Zeus LXXIV and his Consort, Dr. and Mrs. Thomas Stockton Messer Jr.

    Upon entering the theater, Krewe members and their guests were greeted by a drop screen, showing an elaborate cruise ship, ready for departure.  It created an aura of excitement as they settled in to begin their adventure.

  • The Signature Q&A: Jaime Jiménez

    Dr. Jaime Jiménez, 57, is Chief Vitreo-Retinal Surgeon at Southern Eye Center. He has completed more than 50,000 procedures in his career and was the first full-time retinal surgeon in South Mississippi. He has received numerous awards throughout his career and lectured on almost every continent. Dr. Jimenez has five children and two grandchildren and is currently engaged to be married. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling, riding motorcycles and listening to music. “Music has been with me since I can remember,” he said.

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