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The Hub City’s Thomas Blanton can add a new accomplishment to his list of titles - Hattiesburg businessman/oilman, Mississippi Power foe, former Southern District Mississippi Public Commissioner candidate and now executive producer for a Grammy...

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Thanks for the memories, Stan Lee


It’s a sad, sad day, Steve Rogers. Maybe it’s best that Stan “The Man” left this world before seeing Captain America die saving it.

And meanwhile, the whole world cries “Excelsior.”

Let’s collectively realize that – as an author – Stan Lee was probably the most influential writer of the 20th Century, possibly of all time.

"Enjoy Every Sandwich:" Remembering the Gospel of Zevon


When you get to be my age, birthdays begin to lose a bit of their luster.

What once was a day to celebrate another successful trip around the sun is now an opportunity to reflect and take stock in where the last year has brought you.

And I don’t know about you, but the last 12 months have been an awful rocky ride in my world.

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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.