• Distinguished Young Women: Petal Scholarship Program

    Nine young women will contend for cash scholarships and other prizes through competition areas of self-expression, fitness, talent, scholastics and a panel interview on Saturday, January 11 at the Petal High School Performing Arts Center.

    Participants include Landry Thompson, Maddie McElroy, Raven Graves, Loren Wade, Kitty Grace Berry, Cheyanne Clark, Olivia Draughn, Grace Robbins and Olivia Lewis.



    7 PM @ Genealogical Library


    The Hattiesburg Debutante Association introduced 20 young women at its annual presentation program Saturday, November 30, at the Historic Saenger Theatre in Downtown Hattiesburg.

    The Debutante Ball was held at the Hattiesburg Country Club following the presentation. The Hattiesburg Debutante Association started in 1952 as the Junior Cotillion of Hattiesburg and is celebrating its 67th season this year.

  • Top Chefs: Movie Star Restaurant

    Glenda Evans
    Glenda is 38 years old and is the daughter of Earlene and Glen Evans. She was born in Covington County but grew up in Purvis. She currently lives in Hattiesburg and has one daughter, Diamond, who is 11. Before coming to work at Movie Star Restaurant, Glenda worked at the Ward’s in Purvis. She has worked at Movie Star for 19 years. When she first was employed at Movie Star she started out washing dishes. She has worked every position in the kitchen from prep, to buffet runner, to fry cook and is currently one of three main chefs at the restaurant.

  • Hub City NYE Celebration at the Bottling Company

    A New Year’s Eve celebration like no other is on the calendar for Tuesday, Dec. 31, as a group of sponsors, including Keith’s Superstores, Dr. and Mrs. Jaime Jiménez, Signature Magazine, Marathon Oil, The First-A National Banking Association, and The Bottling Company throw a party to celebrate the old decade and ring in a new one in 2020.

    Both the celebration, a ticketed event, and the City of Hattiesburg’s event, free events, at the corner of Main and Front Streets are within several blocks walking distance for those who would like to take part in both.

  • Midnight on Front Street: Hattiesburg's NYE Celebration

    At the intersection of Main and Front Streets is where you’ll want to be on New Year’s Eve.

    The City of Hattiesburg, Hattiesburg Downtown Hattiesburg and VisitHattiesburg have joined together with merchants in the downtown area and throughout the city to throw one heck of a New Year’s Eve celebration from 9:30 until 12:30 a.m. Dec. 31.

    The city’s 2nd Annual New Year’s Eve Celebration - Midnight on Front Street – will feature the Hub Sign Drop, which will be followed this year by a dual fireworks display.

  • Victorian Candlelit: Christmas tradition continues to grow

    The Downtown Hattiesburg Association, in partnership with the Hattiesburg Historic Neighborhood Association, will celebrate the holiday season with the Downtown Candlelit Christmas on Saturday, December 14, and Sunday, December 15. The holiday tradition is now in its 43rd year and is one of the longest-running holiday traditions in Hattiesburg.

  • Nutcracker: South Mississippi Ballet Theatre to celebrate 10th Anniversary PERFORMANCE

    South Mississippi Ballet Theatre, a pre-professional ballet training academy located in Hattiesburg, will be celebrating its 10th anniversary performance of The Nutcracker. The professional production will take place at 7 p.m. December 7 and 2 p.m. December 8 at the Brownstone Performing Arts Center on the campus of Pearl River Community College in Poplarville, as well as 7 p.m. December 13, 2 and 7 p.m. December 14, and 2:30 p.m. December 15 at Mannoni Performing Arts Center on the Campus of The University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg.

  • December Happenings

    DECEMBER 6-29

    6 PM @ Hattiesburg Zoo

  • 2019 HUB AWARD: Hale, Stetelman to be honored Nov.12

    A devoted physician with more than four decades of service in the field of family medicine and an iconic Hattiesburg business and civic leader have been chosen as recipients of this year’s prestigious Hub Award.

    The Hub Award committee will bestow Dr. Thomas Eric Hale and Andy Stetelman the recognition Tuesday, Nov. 12 event during a ceremony at the Hattiesburg Lake Terrace Convention Center. The event will begin with a reception at 6 p.m.

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