A Hattiesburg man has been arrested and charged with several counts of burglary after being held at gunpoint by a Lamar County homeowner while attempting to break into the man’s house.
My father worked a lot when I was a kid. We didn’t play catch in the backyard. We didn’t go to the movies together. He rarely - if ever - helped me with my homework.
Instead, he worked multiple jobs to make sure we always had the things we needed.
In 1975, I met the original Rhinestone Cowboy. At least, that’s what he said, and my 9 year old self believed him.
Loy Bowlin had a vision in his later years. Frequented by dreams of sparkles, color, and heavenly radiance, Bowlin began creating handmade art like a mad genius, with hands divinely directed.
I was going to be the last person in America who did not own a smartphone, a fact I was downright proud of.
And oh yeah, I had a partner, too. A close friend of mine will most probably beat me up after she sees this column. (Sorry, Lou Ann.)
It took quite a bit of work – including a public forum, two Hattiesburg City Council work sessions and discussions with police, attorneys and state officials – but Ward 2 Councilwoman Deborah Delgado’s work to lessen the penalty for simple possession of marijuana in Hattiesburg has finally paid off.