Back in the days of “iron men and wooden ships,” Yankee sea captains often sailed with bob-tailed Manx cats onboard – not as stowaways, but as full-fledged members of the crew who earned their passage by keeping the ship’s ever-threatening rat population under control.
It was just one hundred years ago – an entire 130 years after America’s first presidential election was held, where only white men who owned property were allowed to vote – that an amendment to the U.S. Constitution was introduced to give women the right to vote.
When the staff of the 2018 Leadership Pinebelt Class set about implementing their group projects to address needs in the community, they came upon quite a dilemma: although the Hattiesburg Public School District provides rides for more than 2,700 students, there are a very small number of shelters on the more than 65 routes covered by the bus s
Six local nonprofits will benefit from $55,000 in funds awarded through the Pinebelt Foundation’s Ann Morris Memorial Fund.
The grant funding will be used to enrich the quality of life to persons of advanced age, who are diagnosed as intellectually challenged.
Receiving grants are:
Officials with the Petal and Hattiesburg school districts continue to fight hunger during the summer months with the annual Summer Food Service Program.
The Petal Relay For Life staff set a goal to raise $64,100 for the American Cancer Society over the course of this “Relay Season,” which kicked off in August 2018.
Hattiesburg Police and Department of Human Services responded to a welfare check of two juveniles at Jacksonwood Court Apartments on Tuesday, June 4.
As the investigation progressed, Hattiesburg Police charged two individuals with felony child abuse on Wednesday, June 5.
Just in time for Father’s Day, the Downtown Association announces Hattiesburg Craft Beer Festival set for from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, June 15, in Town Square Park. Presented in partnership with Corner Market, the seventh annual festival promises to be bigger and better than ever.