• 2019 Best of the Pine Belt "Shops, Wares, and Services" Finalists

    The following individuals and businesses are among this year's finalists in Signature Magazine's annual "Best of the Pine Belt" competition, held in conjunction with FestivalSouth. Voting begins Feb. 14 at www.festivalsouth.org – Congratulations to all of this year's nominees!

     

    Best Attorney
    Elizabeth Porter
    Lane Dossett
    Robin Roberts
    Shawn Lowrey
    Tangi Carter

  • 2019 Best of the Pine Belt "Recreation, Health, and Beauty" Finalists

    The following individuals and businesses are among this year's finalists in Signature Magazine's annual "Best of the Pine Belt" competition, held in conjunction with FestivalSouth. Voting begins Feb. 14 at www.festivalsouth.org – Congratulations to all of this year's nominees!

     

    Best Barber Shop
    The Barber Studio
    JC Cook's Barber Shop
    Guild and Gentry
    Squared Up

  • 2019 Best of the Pine Belt "Food and Drink" Finalists

    The following individuals and businesses are among this year's finalists in Signature Magazine's annual "Best of the Pine Belt" competition held in conjunction with FestivalSouth. Voting begins Feb. 14 at www.festivalsouth.org – Congratulations to all of this year's nominees!

     

    Best Appetizer
    Cheese Rolls  - Glorybound Gyro Company
    Crab Meat Wontons – Crescent City Grill
    Debris Fries – Keg & Barrel
    Fresh Rolls – Jutama’s
    Sully Sacks – Sully’s Tavern

  • 2019 Best of the Pine Belt "Arts, Culture, and Entertainment" Finalists

    The following individuals and businesses are among this year's finalists in Signature Magazine's annual "Best of the Pine Belt" competition held in conjunction with FestivalSouth. Voting begins Feb. 14 at www.festivalsouth.org – Congratulations to all of this year's nominees!

     

  • 2019 Best of the Pine Belt "Attractions and Lifestyles" Finalists

    The following individuals and businesses are among this year's finalists in Signature Magazine's annual "Best of the Pine Belt" competition, held in conjunction with FestivalSouth. Voting begins Feb. 14 at www.festivalsouth.org – Congratulations to all of this year's nominees!

     

    Best Ambassador of The Avenues
    Paul Sims
    Hunter White
    Mary Dryden
    Bradley Myers
    James Iverson

  • Game Changer

    Photos by Mark Steele

    Roberts family goes all in to make new midtown Corner Market location an experience for local grocery shoppers.

    When the late H. David “Doc” Roberts opened his family’s first grocery store 50 years ago, it’s hard to believe he could have imagined the company’s 50,000 square foot flagship Corner Market store that recently opened in midtown Hattiesburg.

  • Countdown to Midnight

    Photo by Rob Walker

     

     

    Bands – really good bands – spend years searching for a way to develop that rare, magical form of communication that allows individual members to feed off one another during a performance without ever having to speak a word.

    Dickey Betts, one of the founding members of The Allman Brothers Band, once compared it to an orchestra being able to perform an entire concerto – blindfolded, and in the dark.

  • Breaking A Leg

    There was a point in my life where my life’s ambition was to be a high school theatre instructor. Although I never had high hopes of a longterm career on stage, the major required me to take all of the available theatre classes and as a result, I spent a majority of my college years memorizing lines and perfecting the art of applying stage makeup. However, after doing my student teaching in a small, rural high school in central Oklahoma, I quickly determined that a career in education was not for me

  • Walking The Line

    I’ll admit, I haven’t always been known for my unique sense of style. But I’ve had my moments. Most of the time, I followed the fashion herd with whatever trend was most popular at the time – especially as an impressionable teenager.

  • OPINION: Taylor has served this community well, but..

    In the 25 years he has been here, Rick Taylor has served the Hattiesburg region with honor and distinction. 

    But for the greater good of this community, the time has come for him to step aside as executive director of the Hattiesburg Convention Commission and hand over the reins to someone else.

    And that’s not something we say lightly. Through the years, this newspaper has not shied away from singing his praises and we have encouraged others to do the same. 

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