The Concerned Citizens of Lamar County will host the 33rd annual Martin Luther King celebration and parade beginning at noon Saturday, Jan. 18, with a memorial service at Spring Chapel Baptist Church of Purvis.
Thinking back, Beth Bunch may have been the very first local person I met on my first trip to Hattiesburg back in October 2009.
I was here for a long weekend to scope out the area and to undergo a couple of job interviews about the possibility of becoming the next publisher of this newspaper and its affiliated products.
Fifty-four years after the Ku Klux Klan firebombed the home of Hattiesburg civil rights activist Vernon Dahmer, you would be hard-pressed to find many people who remember the names of the cowards from Jones County who were responsible for the heinous crime.
One of the first songs I remember my mother ever playing on the piano was “Sentimental Journey,” a jazz standard made popular by Doris Day around the time the Second World War ended.
Gonna take a sentimental journey.
Gonna set my heart at ease.
Gonna make a sentimental journey.
To renew old memories.
There is a widely-accepted notion that the definition of insanity is “doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting different results.”
If that’s true, then the State of Mississippi has officially lost its collective mind.
I try not to be overly critical of other media outlets - particularly other newspapers - especially when you consider how tough things are in our industry these days.
You Can't Rewrite History: But there’s also no point in minimizing the truth of what really happened hereBy DAVID GUSTAFSON,
Rose Kennedy knew a thing or two about pain. By the time she died in 1995 at the age of 104, the matriarch of the Kennedy family had lived long enough to bury five of her nine children – including President John F. Kennedy and his brother, Robert, both of whom were gunned down by assassins’ bullets.
Voters head back to the polls next week to decide a handful of hotly-contested races in the Pine Belt – including the Republican primary runoff contest for Forrest County Sheriff between David Bassett and Charlie Sims.