• Elks celebrates 50 years

    Elks celebrates 50 years

    The Krewe of Elks celebrated their 50th anniversary with the announcement of Kings and Queen Elk L at the Hattiesburg Elks Lodge on Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016.
    The identities of the new King and Queen were revealed as King Elk L, Mike Warren and Queen Elk L, April Phillips.
    A large golden crown signifying approaching royalty could be seen atop the Lodge, as guests arrived for the festivities.
    Ushers for the evening were Bob Johnson, Phil Sudduth, Lionel Campbell, Rusty Pittman, Joe Waites and Barry Mason.

  • Zeus crowns king, queen

    Zeus crowns king, queen

    The Mystic Krewe of Zeus gathered Feb. 5 at the Saenger Theatre to crown its new King, Zeus LXXVI and his Queen. This year's theme was chosen by Zeus LXXV to celebrate the Krewe's Diamond Jubilee.
    The Mystic Krewe of Zeus was founded in 1924 by Joe McMahon. Sounds of the Big Band era, presented by the Coronation Orchestra, led by Samuel Joseph Britain, welcomed guests, 

  • Passions of the Palate

    Passions of the Palate

    Every spring for the past 12 years, The University of Southern Mississippi’s Department of Economic Development, Tourism and Sport Management has dedicated an Advanced Convention Management class to present a thriving, memorable and prestigious fundraiser event organized and executed by the students called “Passions of the Palate.”  

  • Get your running shoes ready

    Get your running shoes ready

    Registration is open for the 5th Annual Rise & Shine Half- Marathon & 5K. The event, Hattiesburg’s only half-marathon, is set for Saturday, April 2. 
    Both races will start and finish at Hattiesburg Clinic’s main campus, 415 S. 28th Ave. The race activities will begin with the half-marathon at 7 a.m. and the 5K to follow at 7:15 a.m.

  • Dial it down, Turn it up and Play a Round

    Dial it down, Turn it up and Play a Round

    By Kathryn Duke

  • 18th annual music festival gearing up

    18th annual music festival gearing up

    The Hattiesburg Historic Neighbor-hood is tuning up the 18th Annual Downtown Crawfish Jam presented by Southern Beverage Co., with an exciting mix of musical acts including zydeco, bluegrass, a brass band and cover music. 
    This annual music event takes place from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, April 16, at Walthall Park (600 Walnut Street at the intersection with Rebecca Avenue) in the Hattiesburg Historic Neighborhood in Downtown Hattiesburg. 
    This year’s event will feature great acts like Grayson Capps, The Lost Bayou Ramblers, The Brass-A-Holics and the 6550's. 

  • HubFest scheduled for April 2

    HubFest scheduled for April 2

    Since 1985, Hubfest has become a favorite annual tradition in Downtown Hattiesburg for families across the Pine Belt. People of all ages come to enjoy food, live music, crafts and other festival favorites. Last year, more than 250 vendors filled the downtown streets, drawing a crowd of 20,000 people or more. With food booth spaces already sold out, the Area Development Partnership (ADP), who puts on the festival each year, expects an even bigger turnout for 2016.

  • Mystic Krewe of Zeus

    Mystic Krewe of Zeus

    The Mystic Krewe of Zeus celebrated the beginning of the carnival season at its annual Dinner Dance on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016, at the Lake Terrace Convention Center.
    Members received invitations displaying a tribute to the year 1924, the founding year of the Krewe of Zeus. The black and silver- adorned invitation reflected decor of the roaring 20s, complete with a mock-gilded headband and feathers. As announced in the invitation, the Diamond Jubilee celebration promised a "Speakeasy" evening, complete with 1920's inspired merriment and music.

  • Museum celebrates Black History Month

    Museum celebrates Black History Month

    In honor of Black History Month the African American Military History Museum will host a series of events during February to celebrate those who served in the American Armed Forces. The public is invited to visit the museum throughout February and join in celebrating Black History, culture, and the sacrifice of African American Soldiers throughout history.  

  • Irish Italian Festival

    Irish Italian Festival

    You don’t have to be Irish, Italian or Catholic to join in the St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic 15th Irish-Italian Festival in Hattiesburg. The day’s festivities run from 5-10 p.m. Saturday, March 19, in the parking lot behind the church, following a Celtic mass at 4 p.m. 
    The church is located at 3117 West Fourth Street in Hattiesburg next to the University of Southern Mississippi baseball stadium. Admission to the festival is free and open to the public.  

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