The Hattiesburg Saenger Theater and the City of Hattiesburg is proud to announce the second annual HattiesBARK Pet Parade and Block PAWty.
This event will kick off Saturday, March 21 in downtown Hattiesburg. Gates open at noon with a pet trick competition at 1 p.m., pet costume contest at 1:30 p.m. and pet parade at 2 p.m.
A week ago this morning, I was in New Orleans on a quick getaway with my wife. While reading the newspaper at my usual breakfast spot that morning, I noticed a story that mentioned that the legendary New Orleans restaurant, the Bon Ton Cafe, would be closing at the end of the week. Friday would be their last day.
Mississippi-based investigative reporter Jerry Mitchell is a hero in my eyes, and I was happy to see his much-anticipated memoir, “Race Against Time: A Reporter Reopens the Unsolved Murder Cases of the Civil Rights Era,” hit bookshelves earlier this year.
Pastor Michael Minor of Hattiesburg has been minister of music at West Point Baptist Church on Hartfield Road in Hattiesburg for 21 years. Originally from Starkville, Minor moved to the Hub City from Jackson, where he studied music education with an emphasis in piano at Jackson State University.
Dr. Howard Keever taught nearly 2,000 students during his time as a professor of music at William Carey University.
“A lot of them probably hated the classes, but that’s not the point,” said Keever, who retired in 2018 after 33 years at the university.
A few weeks back, I contacted Wesley Eure, the actor and singer, about this month’s feature story. Wesley, who spent his formative years in Hattiesburg, was quick to respond and was gracious with his time, and the story of his life – especially his years in the Hub City – is a charming one.
The former Forrest County Agricultural High School band director who was arrested last year for sexual activities with a child is facing a possible 30 years in prison after pleading guilty in Forrest County Circuit Court to one count of sexual battery in a position of trust or authority.
Police are looking to question a Hattiesburg man regarding a death investigation in which the body of a deceased male was recently found in a wooded area on Mamie Street.