It’s been a little more than a year and a half since Jackson-based Intervest Corporation acquired the former Hattiesburg High School building on Main Street, with the intention to turn the facility into age-restricted apartment units.
Leon Waldoff grew up in in Hattiesburg, living here for 18 years before heading to college at Northwestern.
He and his family were part of a small Jewish community that had settled in Hattiesburg. Most of the Jewish families living here in the 1930s and 1940s were immigrants from Russia and Poland.
How many alligators does it take to acquire a giraffe or three? More on that later.
If you’ve driven down Hardy Street past the Hattiesburg Zoo in the past few months, you will probably have seen the large structure going up close to the road. When complete, it will be habitat for a new giraffe exhibit.
I was cleaning out my clothes closet the other day, frankly, so that when I die, someone else won’t have to do it, and I counted 127 T-shirts, some going back to the 1950s.
Hattiesburg Clinic’s Connections and Psychology & Counseling departments are holding the 16th Annual Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Related Concerns Conference Oct. 17-18, at Temple Baptist Church in Hattiesburg.
As young Benedict Day School students stand surrounded by towering trees, they feel and hear the sounds of the forest all around them. Cool moss grows beneath their feet and chirping birds fly overhead in a vivid blue sky. An old jeep sits off to the left of the encampment they’ve discovered.
Oak Grove High School finished as the top Pine Belt high school in the state in this year’s Mississippi Statewide Accountability System. They were ranked No. 6 with an A rating and 790 points.
Lamar County is making it easier for travelers to obtain their passports to visit outside of the country, with the Lamar County Circuit Court recently becoming a Passport Acceptance Facility.
The Presbyterian Christian boys’ basketball team has experienced a memorable season after winning the regular-season conference title and securing a bye for the MAIS 4A D1 Conference Tournament. Behind the success of the team is sophomore shooting guard Sam McCrary.
A Lamar County man who allegedly kidnapped a 6-year-old relative has been arrested in Birmingham, Alabama, and is waiting extradition back to his home county.
Oak Grove three-sport athlete Tyson Keys prefers smooth peanut butter over crunchy. He loves Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, too. The senior eats a lot of peanut butter, but that’s not only because it’s his favorite snack.
In a project described by Hattiesburg Mayor Toby Barker as “an effort across generations,” officials broke ground Friday on Preservation Crossing, the venture that will transform the former Hattiesburg High School on Main Street into age-restricted apartments.
Police have arrested two suspects in connection with three auto burglaries in the Bellewood subdivision off Old Highway 11 in Hattiesburg.
Two Lamar County bridges with posted weight limits are being temporarily shut down this week while engineers replace concrete decking to raise the weight limits on each bridge.
The First Bank and Pinebelt Foundation will co-host the fifth annual Investment Outlook Dinner at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, at Southern Oaks House & Gardens.
William Faulkner once said: “To understand the world, you must first understand a place like Mississippi.” The history of Mississippi makes it a fascinating place to try to understand.
In the last year, Mississippi has celebrated its bicentennial, making now a great time to pause and reflect on the rich history of this great state.