• Homes of Hope

    The third annual Si Robertson Sporting Clay Competition to benefit Homes of Hope for Children will take place Friday, March 23, at Pine Belt Gun Club in Lumberton. Quickly growing to be one of the top skeet shooting tournaments in the state, last year’s event boasted more than 400 contestants along with top-notch food and beverages all at one of the newest private shooting clubs in the South.

  • Turn $100 Into $100K

    The chance of having an extra $100 grand doesn’t happen all that often. United Way of Southeast Mississippi (SEMS) makes that dream a close reality each year through the United Way $100K Payday fundraiser. Last year, it happened for retired Army veteran Onix Rodriguez.

  • Imbibe for a Cause

    On Saturday, Feb. 24, Canebrake Country Club will host the second annual Wine and Whiskey Festival from 5-8 p.m. Guests will be able to taste more than 100 varieties of wines and spirits from 20 vendors, sample small bites from Canebrake’s Chef Antoine and his culinary team, listen to live music and more.

  • Festival Families

    The Best of the Pine Belt Awards show kicks off a summer of excitement  at 7:30 p.m. June 2 at the Saenger Theatre.

    Each year, the competition has grown and this night of fun reveals the area’s top choices after months of online voting. It also is the official release of the June edition of Signature Magazine, highlighting the winners and the official program for Hattiesburg’s premiere cultural arts event, FestivalSouth.

  • Treat Yourself to a Night of Sweet Dreams

    Imagine yourself in a room filled with beautiful and delectable desserts from the Pine Belt’s best bakeries, restaurants, local “celebrities” and talented individuals. This D.R.E.A.M. can come true!

  • Running the Race for Kids

    The theme of this year’s race will be “I CAN!,” featuring optional mid-race challenges and a post-race carnival.
    “At The Children’s Center, we know that ‘disability’ is short for ‘discover your abilities,’” said director Sarah Case-Price, “and we are reminded of this every day when we watch, in amazement, as our little ones work hard to overcome seemingly insurmountable obstacles.”

  • Our Turntable, Your Travel Agent

    When the 12-inch 33 RPM record became more than a novelty in the 1950s, owning a few slabs of wax was a sign of being adventurous. Esoteric was the label given to forbidden realms of music that your phonograph would then bring to life. Suburbia bloomed out of the boom after World War II and LP's like Martin Denny's "Exotica" allowed listeners to scale vistas, descend into jungles and feel the sand of distant beaches all without leaving your sofa.

  • An Interview with Otto Penzler

    You may not be a fan of mystery and suspense.

    Honestly, it happens. However, in the late 1800s and early 1900s, these stories collected in "dime novels" provided the same sense of adventure and escape we obtain today from plunging into Netflix or wiping out a season of some show over the frigid weekend.  Otto Penzler is the proprietor of The Mysterious Bookshop in New York City, the oldest and premiere Mystery, Suspense and Espionage store in North America. Penzler took time from his busy store and schedule to offer a glimpse into his latest anthology

  • Southern Miss Coca-Cola Classic celebrates 33 years

    The ‘Greatest Show on Dirt’ is returning to Hattiesburg February 16-17, 2018 for the 33rd Annual Southern Miss Coca-Cola Classic Rodeo. The Department of Recreational Sports at The University of Southern Mississippi will host the event at the Forrest County Multi-Purpose Center. The rodeo will start at 7:30 p.m. with doors opening at 6 p.m.

    Lecile Harris, six-time Pro Rodeo Clown of the Year, will once again be making an appearance at the rodeo this year.  Lecile, a 50-year rodeo veteran, works nearly 125 performances a year at the world’s biggest rodeos.

  • Pine Belt celebrates Fat Tuesday

    Pine Belt residents will let the good times roll once again as Caerus Mardi Gras event plans are in the works. In its seventh year, the parade is set for 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, and will include a number of floats, walking groups and plenty of beads and other trinkets.

    The events are sponsored in part by Keith’s Superstores and Magnolia Graphics. Parade entry fee is $125. Mardi Gras decor and beads will be available in January. Stay tuned for more information.

    The theme for 2017 is simply "Mardi Gras."

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