• Krewe of Elks celebrate 53rd Carnival Season

    Photo by Dearest Photography 

    The Krewe of Elks celebrated their 53rd carnival season at their royal coronation and carnival ball Saturday, Feb. 23. Committee chairs were Martha Johnson, Patsy Hawkins; Social, Sheila Calhoun; and Court, Janie Williamson. The new King and Queen were greeted in a “Casablanca” themed ballroom.

  • Krewe of St. Fabian announce king & queen

    Photos courtesy of Steve Coleman

    Queen Belle 2019

    Although originally from Bassfield, Rhonda Irizarry is no stranger to Mardi Gras, nor is she a stranger to the fun-loving group known as the Krewe of Saint Fabian, whose main goal is raising money for the St. Fabian Church Building Fund. Her active participation in so many ministries, her constant display of love and loyalty, and her contagious, jovial attitude, made Rhonda the unanimous choice for Queen Belle 2019. 

  • Mystic Krewe of Zeus enjoys dinner dance

    Photo by Lee Cave 

    The Mystic Krewe of Zeus celebrated the beginning of the carnival season at their annual Dinner Dance on Feb. 16 at the Lake Terrace Convention Center.

    A traditional “Bal Masque´” was the theme of the evening.

  • MARCH HAPPENINGS

    March 2019

  • Signature Q&A: Jenny Moore

    Jenny Moore is manager of Moore’s Bicycle Shop, where she began in 2003 as a part-time sales employee while she finished school. In 2005, she received her bicycle mechanic certifications at the Barnette's Bicycle Institute in Colorado Springs, Colorado. She enjoys both on and off road cycling. "The bike shop environment is like a family to me, and I look forward to many more years here in the bicycle industry." In her spare time she enjoys playing music locally and bike riding. She and husband, Brad, recently welcomed Christopher Jeffrey “CJ” Miller.

  • 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.

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