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.
Two suspected gang members from Jackson were arrested Friday in connection with the July 20th murder of 59-year-old Lisa Nguyen, who was gunned down during a robbery at her family-owned grocery store on Eastside Avenue in Hattiesburg.
Raylawni Branch was born in 1941 right here in Hattiesburg, about five blocks north of our offices in downtown Hattiesburg – specifically, over on Whitney Street in the same house in which her mother was born.
It’s summertime. Time for major league baseball. Coca Cola. And apple pie. To celebrate America’s pastime (and purge my system of all things soccer), I settled in recently to watch the 1994 film biopic about Ty Cobb starring Tommy Lee Jones.