Pine Belt Muslims celebrate end of Ramadan with prayer services CALLING FOR ‘PEACE, UNDERSTANDING, and KINDNESS’

By DAVID GUSTAFSON,

More than 150 Pine Belt-area Muslims gathered in downtown Hattiesburg early Tuesday morning to celebrate the Eid Al-Fitr holiday – marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan, a month of fasting, prayer, reflection, and community for Islamic faithful throughout the world.









Create Every Day: 'The Voice' Alum Performs Friday at The Shop Downtown

By DAVID GUSTAFSON,

Now that she is within striking distance of wrapping up a 500-day songwriting project in which she literally wrote and recorded a song a day for 70+ weeks,  Memphis native and Season 4 alum of NBC’s The Voice Grace Askew is hitting the road and will bring her raspy and soul-soaked pipes back to Hattiesburg Friday evening for a special performa






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