About Us

The Pine Belt News was formed in 2018 from the merger of The Lamar Times, The Petal News, and The Hattiesburg Post.  It is the most-read newspaper in the Hattiesburg metro area.  

The weekly publication, published every Thursday in digital and print formats, is available for home delivery for $30 annually or $50 annually outside of Forrest and Lamar Counties.  

Signature Magazine, the premier lifestyle magazine for south Mississippi, is published 12 times per year in digital and print formats.  Each issue has a distinct theme, such as Home & Garden, Health & Wellness, or Fashion.  The magazine is complimentary; pick up a print copy at retailers throughout the Hattiesburg metro area or read the e-edition here.

Pine Belt Sports offers comprehensive coverage of 11 high schools and three colleges.  Published each Thursday as a section of The Pine Belt News, we also produce baseball and football previews as the biannual Pine Belt Sports: The Magazine.  Additionally, The Pine Belt Sports Podcast airs each Thursday.

The online home of Hattiesburg Publishing, hubcityspokes.com has the latest news, columns and features from The Pine Belt News and The Pine Belt Sports.  The website is also home to current and archived e-editions, regional and state-wide news, a community calendar, and user-posted news.

Hattiesburg Publishing

P. O. Box 1110

Hattiesburg, Mississippi 39403


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