Progression

By JAMIE MASSENGALE,

I stood there in an empty train station. Confused. And scared.

When I was in my early twenties, I took a trip to visit some relatives that live outside of Atlanta. 

Instead of driving, I decided to take Amtrak. I had never experienced riding on a train before and thought it would be a fun way to travel. 


Big Dreams

By JAMIE MASSENGALE,

When I was growing up, I loved to play soccer. It just so happened that Hattiesburg Mayor Toby Barker and I were on a State Championship-winning soccer team based out of the Jaycee Soccer Complex in Meridian.

The year we won the Under-12 state championship was actually the same year as World Cup ‘94, which took place in the USA. 



Need a Lyft?

By JAMIE MASSENGALE,

For those who don’t know me, I have recently changed jobs. I had been working for a prominent law office in downtown Hattiesburg for the past 11 ½ years. 

I didn’t quit, and I was not fired. I was let go or laid off you could say. When I was first told that I needed to look for a new job, I was nervous and scared.