It was all about art, music, festivals and other cultural opportunities as two of Hattiesburg’s artistic associations came before the Forrest County Board of Supervisors on Monday seeking its support.
It’s almost time for creepy crawlies, ghosts and ghoulies. With Halloween just a week away, the Pine Belt is getting to celebrate All Hallow’s Eve with a number of hauntingly exciting events.
The Forrest County Board of Supervisors has authorized more than $20,000 be spent to replace lighting fixture covers which are being damaged by inmates at the Billy McGee Law Enforcement Complex.
Members of Mississippi’s Emergency Management Association met with members of the Forrest County Board of Supervisors Monday morning to introduce them to Crisis Track, a new damage assessment app that will help expedite assessing any property damage that might occur to residences in the county following bad weather.
Beware of things that go bump in the night.
For the last 29 years, members of the North Forrest Volunteer Fire Department have been doing their best to give those from near and far a fright. Not while on the job, mind you, but during a special Halloween fundraiser, the North Forrest VFD Haunted Forest.
Leon Waldoff grew up in in Hattiesburg, living here for 18 years before heading to college at Northwestern.
He and his family were part of a small Jewish community that had settled in Hattiesburg. Most of the Jewish families living here in the 1930s and 1940s were immigrants from Russia and Poland.
Shady Grove Church got its initial start when a group of African American pioneers broke ties with the Providence Baptist Church of the Kelly Settlement Community in 1864.
As young Benedict Day School students stand surrounded by towering trees, they feel and hear the sounds of the forest all around them. Cool moss grows beneath their feet and chirping birds fly overhead in a vivid blue sky. An old jeep sits off to the left of the encampment they’ve discovered.
When this year’s Hot Glass Fall Festival blows around, festivalgoers will get to enjoy an extra day of fun and fall. Jeremy Thomley of Hattiesburg, a sculptor, glass blower and owner of Mohawk Steel and Glass, has extended the festival to two days this year, Saturday, Oct. 19, and Sunday, Oct. 20. The festival will run each day from 4-9 p.m.