• 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

    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?”

  • Signature Recipe Roundup: Thanksgiving Edition

    Thanksgiving and this season of gratitude evokes memories of the family gathered around the dining room table laden with holiday favorites, children dressed as pilgrims and Native Americans or volunteers reaching out across the community to help others. For the past five years, Signature has featured the Thanksgiving traditions, complete with recipes of local families and organizations. This year we’ve pulled all that together for a neat recipe book that our readers also contributed to.


    Hattiesburg Civic Light Opera will present Broadway’s smash hit musical, Mamma Mia!, Nov. 15-18 at Downtown’s Historic Saenger Theater. The show features 22 songs by beloved international pop act ABBA, including the title track, “Dancing Queen,” “SOS” and “The Winner Takes It All.” 

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