• Children's Center Classic 10K, 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run, Feb. 23

    When Hannah Southerland went on stage to receive her Mississippi Occupational Diploma from Lawrence County High School in 2013, her entire class gave her a standing ovation. Surely, this kind of moment would have been exciting and memorable for any family. But for Hannah’s family, it also signified how far she had come and how many odds she had defied. When Hannah was diagnosed with athetoid cerebral palsy at a very young age, her family was left feeling uncertain about what the future would hold – a feeling to which any parent of a child with special needs can relate.

  • Hattiesburg's 7th Annual Mardi Gras Parade Saturday Feb. 23

    In its seventh year, the parade is set for 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, and will include a number of floats, walking groups and plenty of beads and other trinkets. Area residents are ready for a parade after last year’s event was cancelled due to the forecast for inclement weather.

    “A highlight of this year’s parade will be in the addition of the Honey Island Clydesdale horses,” said Melissa Saucier, parade director. 

    This year’s parade will lead off with the University of Southern Mississippi cheerleaders riding a Hattiesburg fire truck.

  • Best of the Pine Belt voting underway!

    Voting for Festival South and Signature Magazine's annual Best of the Pine Belt competition is now underway.

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  • Hattiesburg Debutante Association's 2018 Debutantes

    A 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 66th season this year.

    The 2018 debutante officers who planned this year’s celebration are:  President Mary Morgan Gratwick, Vice President Brie Dyess, Secretary Claire Schwartz, Treasurer Kristen Pickering, Social Chairman Maggie Phillips, Publicity Chairman Madison Dyar, Decorations Co-Chairs Hannah Flathau and Mary Franklin McCarthy, and Historian Caroline Duff.

  • Distinguished Young Women: Lamar County Scholarship Program

    The Distinguished Young Women of Lamar County (formerly Junior Miss) program will be held Saturday, Jan. 26, at the Historic Saenger Theater in Downtown Hattiesburg.

  • Distinguished Young Women: Petal Scholarship Program

    Petal's 2020 Distinguished Young Women Program will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, at the Petal High School’s Performing Arts Center. Nine young women will contend for cash scholarships and other prizes through competition areas of self-expression, fitness, talent, scholastics and a panel interview.

    The young woman named Petal’s 2020 Distinguished Young Woman will go on to compete at the state competition to be held in Meridian, followed by a national competition in Alabama, which is the birthplace of the program.

  • January Happenings

    JANUARY 7
    Professional Development Workshop for K-12 teachers
    8am-3pm at Hattiesburg Cultural Center

    Hattiesburg Arts Council presents “Mississippi History Through the Arts; A Bicentennial Journey” - Dr. Mark Malone
    Reservations required by email; CEU credits available

     

     

     

    JANUARY 12
    Petal's 2020 Distinguished Young Women Program 
    6 p.m. at the Petal High School’s Performing Arts

  • The Nutcracker: Dec, 8-9 & 14-16

    The magic and wonder of Christmas comes to life in South Mississippi Ballet Theatre’s annual production of The Nutcracker. 

  • December Happenings

    Dec. 6-9
    Sanders Family Christmas
    7PM & 2PM @ Sumrall Community Theatre

  • Prologue: December

    It has become somewhat of a Christmas tradition here at Signature Magazine. For the last several years, we have reserved space in the December issue to re-publish the 1897 letter penned by veteran newsman Francis Pharcellus Church, editor of the New York Sun, to eight-year-old Virginia O’Hanlon in which he answered her question: “Is there a Santa Claus?”

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