That Big Blue House: It’s there for several reasons, just ask Mavis

By J. DANIEL CLOUD,

If you’ve driven through downtown Hattiesburg a time or two, especially if you’ve gone from downtown H’Burg to Petal, you’ve seen it: Great big bright blue house at the intersection of Buschman and River streets, very close to East Main Street. Right across the road from The Depot coffeeshop.




Alcohol sales at USM football games garners $100,000

By J. DANIEL CLOUD,

In the summer of 2019, the University of Southern Mississippi decided to allow the sale of alcoholic beverages at football games and other sporting events.

To be clear: Only beer and wine are being served to people under the auspices of the USM banner, at the university’s games. Liquor is a different issue altogether.





Willie & Townes: In which Mr. Nelson schools the columnist

By J. DANIEL CLOUD,

One of my favorite aspects of journalism is getting to meet interesting people. That does not mean, of course, that every interview is interesting.

I’m not certain whether it’s a bragging point, or if I deserve demerits, but I once fell asleep while interviewing then-U.S. Senator Bill Frist, of Tennessee.








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