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Whether it’s political representation, infrastructure, transportation, public education, Medicaid or Medicare, funding for those measures is largely dependent on one endeavor: the United States ce
The City of Hattiesburg has chosen representation in a civil action filed against the city by the Nathan Bedford Forrest Chapter #422 of the United Daughters of the Confederacy regarding the propo
A local member of the Mississippi House of Representatives is considering resigning from his newly-elected position because of his belief that Republican House Speaker Philip Gunn is going against
The Pine Burr Area Council will not be affected by the recent bankruptcy filing of the Boy Scouts of America national organization, local leaders told the Forrest County Board of Supervisors on Tu

THe OG: Remembering Mississippi’s original ‘Rhinestone Cowboy’


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. 

Council passes ordinance to lessen penalty for simple possession of pot


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.