• Meet Dr. Suzanne McKee-Waddell

    Meet Dr. Suzanne McKee-Waddell

    Dr. Suzanne McKee-Waddell’s long history of working with exceptional students made her the clear-cut choice to serve as interim director of the Frances A. Karnes Center for Gifted Studies at The University of Southern Mississippi.
    During her 30-year career, McKee-Waddell has served in numerous educational roles in Mississippi. She has held various facilitator roles in the elementary, middle, and academically gifted classrooms of the state’s educational system, while also teaching undergraduate and graduate courses on the university level.

  • Meet Bradley Myers

    Meet Bradley Myers

    Bradley Myers of Hattiesburg comes by his beard honestly. In a family filled with facial hair, he followed the tradition of previous generations.

    However, as his beard got longer and he saw a need, Myers decided to develop a beard oil that would tame those unruly whiskers. So, for the past two years, he has been mixing the concoction and selling 1-ounce bottles of Professional Beard Oil in the Hub City area.

  • Go-getter leaves Hub City a better place

    Go-getter leaves Hub City a better place

    After living in New Jersey, Florida and Georgia, Catherine Lott made her home in Hattiesburg. A graduate of The University of     Southern Mississippi, she has worked for the past four years with the DuBard School. 

    Before beginning at Southern Miss, Lott interned with the Area Development Partnership while finishing her degree. Once she graduated, she wanted to stay on at ADP and work as an event planner. At the time, a position like that was not available. However, one was created for her and she became the special event coordinator and worked on events like Hubfest. 

  • Meet Tom Colt

    Meet Tom Colt

    It has always been said that if you pick a job you love, you’ll never work a day in your life. Tom Colt knows this to be fact as he calls his job with Rock 104 nothing but fun. That fun has landed him the Best of the Pine Belt ‘Best Radio Music DJ’ designation for 2016.
    Colt stumbled into journalism with a desire to do radio. He never longed to be a reporter, simply to work for a radio station. And a journalism degree seemed like the way to go.

  • Social club still going strong

    Social club still going strong

    The teal-colored box of the current ICH president is filled with colorful folders. The foremost folder is 1973. There are missing years here and there…no 1974, nothing from 1976-‘84 and then they skip six years to 1990. And from there it’s up to date…for the most part.

  • Meet Cathy Eaker

    Meet Cathy Eaker

    There are many words to describe Cathy Eaker – mother, daughter, volunteer, designer and writer, just to name a few. However, there is one name she did not realize she would claim again – Hattiesburger. 
    Eaker lived in Hattiesburg up until she reached junior high. From seventh grade on she spent in Tennessee with her parents. However, they always planned to move back to Hattiesburg after retiring, which was something she did not expect herself to do. 
    She decided to follow them back to her hometown three years later so that her son, Caden, could grow up knowing them. 

  • Kathryn Miller

    Kathryn Miller

    Kathryn Miller, a recent graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi and Hattiesburg resident, is up-and-coming on the fashion scene with the debut of her fashion and lifestyle blog, Downhome Damsel. 
    Miller, a known fashionista and Free People junkie, first became interested in fashion in high school when she worked on the yearbook staff. She was assigned the fashion section and that is where she fell in love.  
    “This was also a time when I began to constantly flip through magazines and try to define my personal style,” Miller said. 

  • Meet the Zeus maids and dukes

    Meet the Zeus maids and dukes

    On Feb. 5, 2016, the Mystic Krewe of Zeus gathered to crown King Zeus LXXVI and his Queen, and present the Maids and Dukes of the Royal Court.

  • Meet Brad Clark

    Meet Brad Clark

    Brad Clark, who has lived in Hattiesburg since the early ‘90s, has watched the music scene grow through the years. He played with several bands throughout that time and said the music scene in Hattiesburg had an underground feeling to it then. 
    Clark got his start playing music with the Wurlitzer organ in his living room. 

  • Hub City couple blends cultures

    Hub City couple blends cultures

    Love is a universal language. And while it may mean the same thing to most people, it’s as different as those it casts its powerful spell over. People celebrate this emotion in a plethora of ways. To each his own. And while it speaks the same language from one culture to the next, it celebrates              in a number of different and unique ways and even looks a bit different – Ou te alofa ia te oe (I love you – in Samoan), for example. In this instance, the love was worlds apart... or at least 6,293 miles or 10,032 kilometers.

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