• Meet Tom Colt

    Meet Tom Colt

    It has always been said that if you pick a job you love, you’ll never work a day in your life. Tom Colt knows this to be fact as he calls his job with Rock 104 nothing but fun. That fun has landed him the Best of the Pine Belt ‘Best Radio Music DJ’ designation for 2016.
    Colt stumbled into journalism with a desire to do radio. He never longed to be a reporter, simply to work for a radio station. And a journalism degree seemed like the way to go.

  • Meet Cathy Eaker

    Meet Cathy Eaker

    There are many words to describe Cathy Eaker – mother, daughter, volunteer, designer and writer, just to name a few. However, there is one name she did not realize she would claim again – Hattiesburger. 
    Eaker lived in Hattiesburg up until she reached junior high. From seventh grade on she spent in Tennessee with her parents. However, they always planned to move back to Hattiesburg after retiring, which was something she did not expect herself to do. 
    She decided to follow them back to her hometown three years later so that her son, Caden, could grow up knowing them. 

  • Social club still going strong

    Social club still going strong

    The teal-colored box of the current ICH president is filled with colorful folders. The foremost folder is 1973. There are missing years here and there…no 1974, nothing from 1976-‘84 and then they skip six years to 1990. And from there it’s up to date…for the most part.

  • Kathryn Miller

    Kathryn Miller

    Kathryn Miller, a recent graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi and Hattiesburg resident, is up-and-coming on the fashion scene with the debut of her fashion and lifestyle blog, Downhome Damsel. 
    Miller, a known fashionista and Free People junkie, first became interested in fashion in high school when she worked on the yearbook staff. She was assigned the fashion section and that is where she fell in love.  
    “This was also a time when I began to constantly flip through magazines and try to define my personal style,” Miller said. 

  • Meet Brad Clark

    Meet Brad Clark

    Brad Clark, who has lived in Hattiesburg since the early ‘90s, has watched the music scene grow through the years. He played with several bands throughout that time and said the music scene in Hattiesburg had an underground feeling to it then. 
    Clark got his start playing music with the Wurlitzer organ in his living room. 

  • Meet the Zeus maids and dukes

    Meet the Zeus maids and dukes

    On Feb. 5, 2016, the Mystic Krewe of Zeus gathered to crown King Zeus LXXVI and his Queen, and present the Maids and Dukes of the Royal Court.

  • Meet Melissa Kelly-Hill

    Meet Melissa Kelly-Hill

    Melissa Kelly-Hill of Petal created Twelve Five Cakery with birthdays in mind. Her business is even named after her own birthday, Dec. 5, because she said most people think of birthdays when they think cake. 
    However, her business is expanding to take on a new challenge – wedding cakes. She calls herself a newbie when it comes to wedding cake decorating, but with 12 unique cakes for each ceremony, she is gaining ground in this new venture.

  • Krewe of St. Fabian

    Krewe of St. Fabian

    The Krewe of St. Fabian was formed in August of 2014 in order to build and sustain the Catholic Church of St. Fabian in West Hattiesburg and Lamar County. The Krewe is comprised of unselfish men and women of all faiths and professions joining together for the common benefit of St. Fabian Catholic Church, while building community among its members in the spirit of Mardi Gras.
    Their inaugural Mardi Gras Ball was held  Jan. 22 at The Barn at Bridlewood with the theme of Fabian Under the Big Top. King Fabian I is Tom Light, and Queen Belle 2016 is Jill Jordan. 

  • Alysia Burton Steele

    Alysia Burton Steele

    Pulitzer Prize-winning journalism professor Alysia Burton Steele will appear at the Hattiesburg Cultural Center for two presentations on Saturday, Feb. 20. The first presentation will be 1:30 – 3 p.m., free and open to the public.  
    During her first presentation Steele will share excerpts and behind-the-scene stories from her book, "Delta Jewels: In Search of My Grandmother's Wisdom.” This book, just released in April 2015, is a tribute to African American church mothers from the Mississippi Delta and its surrounding regions. 

  • Hub City couple blends cultures

    Hub City couple blends cultures

    Love is a universal language. And while it may mean the same thing to most people, it’s as different as those it casts its powerful spell over. People celebrate this emotion in a plethora of ways. To each his own. And while it speaks the same language from one culture to the next, it celebrates              in a number of different and unique ways and even looks a bit different – Ou te alofa ia te oe (I love you – in Samoan), for example. In this instance, the love was worlds apart... or at least 6,293 miles or 10,032 kilometers.

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