Hattiesburg today is almost unrecognizable from its former self almost 60 years ago.
Most folks under age 50 probably know little to nothing of those days of segregation, whites only public places, and white control of government and commerce.
In a few weeks, about the time final grades are posted at the community college, one of my students will invariably ask, “What do you think about me joining the military for a career?” The short answer is always the same: “No, no, no, no!” NO.
During the ongoing process of transforming the former Hattiesburg American building on North Main Street into the Hattiesburg Community Arts Center, officials realized the necessity of making it easier for visitors to find their way around the 30,000-square-foot-building.
Kaylee Fortenberry, 18, of Sumrall, was recently selected to serve as 2020 Miss Hospitality for Lamar County. She is the daughter of Andrew and Samantha Phillips of Sumrall and Lane and Rachel Fortenberry of Columbia.
She was crowned during a presentation held at Citizens Bank in Oak Grove, which sponsored the event.
As one of about 150 area students to participate last week in Hattiesburg High School’s inaugural Special Needs Transition fair, HHS senior Darius Gardner had the opportunity to experience job skills, learn about introducing himself to other people and get information regarding colleges and jobs in the fast food industry.
The Purvis High School varsity cheerleading team saw its share of adversity over the course of this season – in particular, five girls leaving the team during the year, dropping the squad down to only 17 members.
Because of a shortage of skilled labor in the Pine Belt area, the Greater Hattiesburg Home Builders Association makes it part of their mission to give a boost to that field in any way possible.
With the recent approval from members of Hattiesburg City Council, Petal Board of Aldermen and Forrest County Board of Supervisors, the request to form a new “river district” in Hattiesburg and Petal is headed to the Legislature.
With COVID-19 infections rising across the United States, Hattiesburg’s two universities are making preparations for a possible outbreak.
University of Southern Mississippi officials have halted all university-sponsored domestic and international travel “regardless of the mode of transportation.”