• Heart like a levee

    What happens when you do not name? You look at an emotion, at a sensation, more directly and therefore have quite a different relationship to it, just as you have to a flower when you do not name it. You are forced to look at it anew.
    –Krishnamurti, The Book of Life

    Americana music is in a state of transition. Like any Darwinian creation, they have discovered they must evolve. Honestly, there are only a handful of artists who can use their voice and an acoustic guitar to mesmerize.

  • Philosophy of Touch

    When Jeremy Thomley of Hattiesburg talks about art, he feels it inside of him. After he molds and shapes his feelings in either metal or glass – sometimes both – his creation literally touches him.
    A University of Southern Mississippi graduate, Thomley has dealt with his internal feelings because of his cystic fibrosis, which makes breathing difficult. Thomley feels the difficulty and transfers that to his art.

  • HHNA fundraiser "high on the hog"

    The fifth annual Downtown BBQ Showdown, presented by The Hattiesburg Historic Neighborhood Association, with Brown Bottling Group and Mountain Dew, will take place Saturday, Oct. 8, at the Walthall Park in the Hattiesburg Historic Neighborhood. The BBQ teams will arrive and set up on Friday and the actual event opens to the general public from 10:30am until 4pm. Saturday 

  • Riding the Wind

    In 1979, a young woman sits down in a comfy rocking chair next to her grandfather for their usual conversation time. After hearing his same stories more than a hundred times before, she knows they will then walk together in the woods on the land where her family has lived since 1913. 
     This time is different, though, for in her hands she carries a small cassette tape recorder to tape the old, but still refreshing, memories of her beloved grandfather. 

  • Local filmmaker gets theatrical release

    Hattiesburg native Miles Doleac’s Mississippi-made, second feature film, The Hollow, is garnering serious critical praise in advance of its Oct. 7 theatrical release in select cities (including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Boston, Cleveland, Houston, Orlando, Atlanta, New Orleans, Washington D.C., and here in Mississippi, in Hattiesburg and D’Iberville). 

  • Go, George, Go!

    Many remember growing up reading Curious George books and can call to mind the image of him and the Man in the Yellow Hat from the cartoon on television. 
    This year, Curious George is turning 75, and The University of Southern Mississippi is helping faculty, staff, students and the community celebrate. The university is the home of University Libraries’ de Grummond Collection, which holds the literary estate of H.A. and Margret Rey, the original authors of the Curious George series. 

  • Fundraiser supports ARC

    A hole in one or thereabout could sink $20,000 into your pocket. The Association for the Rights of Citizens with Developmental Disabilities (ARC) is teeing up for its 12th annual Golf Ball Drop at 4:30pm Nov. 7 at Canebrake Golf Cub.

  • Alumni Association homecoming activities planned

    The University of Southern Mississippi Alumni Association has announced that festivities for Homecoming 2016 are scheduled for Oct. 24–30. The Golden Eagle football team will battle Conference-USA rival Marshall at 6pm Saturday, Oct. 29, at M.M. Roberts Stadium.
    A highly-anticipated university tradition, Homecoming at Southern Miss includes activities that begin as early as Monday and continue through the weekend with events highlighting all areas of campus. 

  • Serving up help

    A group of Pine Belt potters were bowled over as they sat creating at Main Street Books in downtown Hattiesburg. 
    This group of volunteers from different walks of life gathered to create pottery bowls for this year’s Empty Bowls fundraiser set for 10:30am-1pm Saturday, Oct. 22. This annual event, now in its fifth year, is a fundraiser for the Edward’s Street Mission Food Pantry. 

  • Treasured Past, Golden Future

    By Mik DAVIS

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