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  • Pucker up

    Pucker up

    I am going to switch gears this month. There is one thing that goes hand in hand with fashion that I have never written about – makeup. We live in it, just like our clothes. It’s something that a lot of us don’t leave the house without putting on, at least in some capacity. I think it deserves some attention, so here goes nothing...

  • Giust, Thomley create FS art

    Giust, Thomley create FS art

    One of the highlights each year at FestivalSouth is the art created specifically for the annual event.

    Hattiesburg artist Amy Giust, who is best known for her abstracts, has been a part of the festival since its inception, creating a collection of artwork.

    Giust was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, and studied art at Hope College in Holland, Mich., and then again later at the University of SouthernMississippi in Hattiesburg.

  • Senior Style

    Senior Style

    Graduation is an exciting time. Although mine was many (many) years ago, I still remember the feeling I got when I put on my cap and gown for the first time. I don’t believe there is another rite of passage that exists that carries as much weight as high school graduation. You are growing up, leaving home and embarking on the rest of your life outside of your parents’ safety net. It is scary, fun and intimidating all at once.

    And what rite of passage would be complete without a photo to document it?

  • Signature Q&A: Justin Martin

    Signature Q&A: Justin Martin

    Justin Martin is the general manager of WUSM and a media law instructor at the University of Southern Mississippi. He has a B.S. in Mass Communication, Recording Industry: Management from Middle Tennessee State University, a JO. from MS College School of Law and a Ph.D. A.8.0. in Mass Communication from USM; He is an audio engineer, producer and bass player. He is proud to work for WUSM, which has been voted Best Radio Station in the Pine Belt for four years in a row.


  • Real Talk with Real People: The Ruhnkes


    When I tell you that planning an event or writing a communications plan is at the very core of what I was designed to do for a living, I’m being completely sincere.

    Of course, the way that has presented itself has changed over the years. But, that deep-seated desire to plan and promote is why I declared my major in public relations early-early on at Southern Miss. And by early, I mean before I even walked through the doors.

  • Meet Kate Dearman

    Meet Kate Dearman

    Many life decisions, especially when it comes to one’s choice of career path, can be pinpointed down to one significant moment. The kind of moment that makes one stop and think, “This is what I want to do – or not do – for the rest of my life.”

    For Hattiesburg native Kate Dearman, that moment came in the midst of the chaos and destruction left behind by the EF-4 tornado that tore through the Pine Belt in 2013.

  • AAA Anserphone has the answers

    In the shadows to the east and across Hwy. 49 from Forrest General Hospital sits a blond brick, non-descript building. The work that goes on within its walls might seem like utter chaos to some. But for Clara Boutwell and daughter, Darlene Bond, it’s more like controlled non-chaos. Answering some 1,500 to 1,600 phone calls a day, AAA Anserphone (no, that’s not a misspelling) and Doctor’s Exchange works around the clock – 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. And it’s done so for more than 60 years.

  • Signature Q&A: Rebecca Chandler

    Rebecca Chandler is the daughter of Wanda and Terry Chandler of Vance, Ala.. She has a BFA in Dance Performance and Choreography from the University of Southern Mississippi. She is the owner, instructor and choreographer at Hattiesburg Ballroom and Beyond, and the creator, producer and choreographer for Hattiesburlesque. She is also the head coach of the Southern Misses dance team.


    What is your idea of happiness?


Eat, drink, and be merry
  • Italian fare with a Southern twist

    Italian fare with a Southern twist

    When most people think about retirement, they imagine taking time to travel, finally being able to dive deep into favorite hobbies and spending time with family.

    We imagine propping up on a French Quarter balcony, eating po-boys and listening to buskers serenade tourists through our golden years.

    Columbia native Sebe Dale went the opposite direction.

    He decided to spend his retirement doing whatever his wife, Amanda, wanted.

    Amanda wanted to open a restaurant.

  • Town Square Cafe and Bakery

    Town Square Cafe and Bakery

    We like to keep our ear to the ground, attuned to pick up news about new restaurant openings in the ’Burg.

    After we started writing the Signature food feature, we quickly learned that one of the best perks is that people are excited about sharing food news with us.

    So, from the first “There’s a new cafe opening downtown,” we’ve picked up any information that came our way about Town Square Cafe and Bakery and anticipated featuring them here. 

    First, news of the location – the Pastry Garden building at 129 Walnut St.