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A giant leap forward

By DAVID GUSTAFSON,

Fifty-four years after the Ku Klux Klan firebombed the home of Hattiesburg civil rights activist Vernon Dahmer, you would be hard-pressed to find many people who remember the names of the cowards from Jones County who were responsible for the heinous crime.



Officials break ground on upcoming building at Hattiesburg High

By HASKEL BURNS,

School, city and other local officials didn’t let steady rainfall Monday morning dampen their spirits during a groundbreaking for the upcoming building at Hattiesburg High School that will host 12 new classrooms, an administrative office, three additional special education classrooms and HVAC upgrades.




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New Releases: April 18

By MIK DAVIS,

Kimbrough is back and ‘He Likes It Down Here’

Will Kimbrough
I Like It Down Here
[LP/CD](Soundly Music)

The one time Bushmen and longtime sideman for Emmylou Harris and Todd Snider found new footing last year as a producer with Shemekia Copeland. 



CRAFT BEER FEST

By STAFF REPORTS,

Just in time for Father’s Day, the Downtown Association announces Hattiesburg Craft Beer Festival set for 6-9 p.m. Saturday, June 15, in Town Square Park. Presented in partnership with Corner Market, the 7th annual festival promises to be bigger and better than ever.


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