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‘What we have here is a failure to communicate’

By BENNY HORNSBY,

A peculiar mystique exists in our society concerning prisons, penitentiaries and jails.  We have developed a unique folklore which preserves the legends and myths of hard men behind hard steel.

Prison lore is popular stuff in the arts. We celebrate their viciousness, their shame and sometimes their accomplishments in word and song.



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Information Overload: Before Google, we had to rely on the World Book and my uncanny knack of remembering random facts and figures

By ELIJAH JONES,

Days long ago, before the Internet, "Googling" a subject meant looking it up in my family's World Book Encyclopedia. (Oh, how I loved those white-clad volumes.)

My siblings used them most often when researching a school book report. I did, too. 



The Early Days: 32+ years ago, the Purple Parrot and I were still on our honeymoon

By ROBERT ST. JOHN,

Just a little over 32 years ago, I was a few weeks into the honeymoon phase of my first restaurant opening.

There have been 17 other openings since then. They have all been stressful and hectic, but there is something about the first one that holds such a special place in my heart.




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INAUGURAL CLASs: Foundation announces 14 HPSD Hall of Fame members

By SPECIAL TO THE POST,

Fourteen distinguished alumni of Hattiesburg’s city schools will be inducted into the inaugural HPSD Foundation Hall of Fame during a two-day event Oct. 4-5.

Inductees for the first-ever Hattiesburg Hall of Fame class come from the fields of business, politics, education, medicine, entertainment, journalism and sports.



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