I’ve been with Hattiesburg Publishing, which produces The PineBeltNEWS, Signature Magazine, Here’s Hattiesburg, and a number of other publications, as well as a resurrected Camp Shelby’s Reveille, for 17.5 years.
When the 62nd annual Grammy awards air on Jan. 26, two Pine Belt natives will be paying especially close attention. Vasti Jackson of Hattiesburg and Christopher Ray from Sumrall both worked on projects that received Grammy nominations.
Last week local artist Glenda Grubbs signed copies of her poster, Happy New Year Hub City, at the Hattiesburg Visitors Center. The poster was recently unveiled as the wining entry in this year’s contest to depict Hattiesburg’s annual New Year’s Eve Ball Drop.
On Tuesday the smell of fresh-cut pine had nothing to do with the impending Christmas holidays, but rather a fast-moving storm that caused extensive damage in the Sumrall area Monday night. It was much like Sumrall residents had experienced five years ago when a storm front moved through the area at Christmastime causing extensive damage.
Christmas and the holiday season are surrounded with words of cheer, the hustle and bustle of shopping, parties, non-stop activities and an assumption that most everyone is filled with hope, wonder and joy during this time. But that is not the case many times.
The 1,900 people who are registered to vote at the Kamper Park voting precinct will now be voting at a new location across the street – the Hardy Street Baptist Church Youth Center on the corner of Hardy and 17th Avenue. In years past, the structure served as the Burger House.
Forrest County has been named as one of several south Mississippi counties in a declaration of flash flooding that took place on May 8-9. The other counties are Stone, George, Jackson, Hancock, Harrison, Perry and Pearl River.