• Womanly Wisdom

    Chances are if you’ve been given advice at some point in your life – whether you’re a man or a woman – it came from your mother, a grandmother, a favorite aunt, a bossy sister, a respected teacher, a best friend or some other woman who has made a lasting impression on you. The Pine Belt has a plethora of women who enrich the lives of many of its residents day in and day out. It’s this advice or wisdom they’ve cultivated through their many experiences in life.

  • Signature Q&A: Ginger Maddox Lowrey

    GINGER MADDOX LOWREY, 32, a proud Southern Miss alum who majored in Geography and minored in Sociology, originally hails from the Delta. After living in New Orleans while earning her masters in Urban and Regional Planning, she moved back to Hattiesburg for her job as an Urban Planner for the City of Hattiesburg in 2013. She lives downtown with her husband, Shawn, dog, Boggie, and two cats, Sanchez and Morty. She enjoys her daily commute, a two-block walk to City Hall.

  • About the shoot: SULLIVAN BARN

    Sullivan Barn in Eastabuchie is a dream come true for the Sullivan Family. For more than 10 years The Sullivans imagined a barn that matched their enthusiasm and love for quarterhorses. 

    Two years from the first load of dirt to the last nail driven to completion, Sullivan Barn has exceeded the dream of its' owners, Glen and Shelley Sullivan.

  • MYSTIC KREWE OF ZEUS: CROWNING THE NEW KING & QUEEN

    Photos by Lee Cave C Studio 

    In February, the Mystic Krewe of Zeus gathered at the Saenger Theater to crown its new monarchs.

    DR. ALAN DOUGLAS LUCAS
    ZEUS LXXIX

    Lucas is a native of Hattiesburg. As a youth, he was active in the Boy Scouts obtaining the rank of Eagle Scout.  He attended Hattiesburg High School, where he lettered in cross country and track and field.

  • Meet Go Young Fashion Owner Jerry Buti

    Jerry Buti of Go Young Fashion in downtown Hattiesburg came to America chasing an education and wealth. He’s done pretty well for himself. 

    This year his downtown business celebrates 40 years of serving men of all ages, sizes and ethnicities. He was asked one time why he didn’t carry women’s clothing. “Because what women put on they look good; men tend to be a little slobby,” he said.

  • Signature Q&A

    Keri Ray Galey, 48, is director of membership for the Midtown Merchants Association as well as a closet organizer and personal shopper. She received a Bachelor’s degree in Arts & Science from Mississippi State University. She is married to Roman Galey of SouthGroup Insurance Services. She has a son, Fletcher, 20 and a stepdaughter, Ella, 14.

    What is your idea of happiness? 
    Going to the lake with family and friends water skiing and wake surfing all day long! 

  • Rooted in the Piney Woods

    Photo by Keith Kujath 

    Cary Hudson’s roots run deep in the Pine Belt of south Mississippi. Raised in Sumrall with time spent in Jackson and Oxford, he toured extensively before making his way back. It’s here where he’s most at home – both with his life and with his music.

  • Signature Q&A: Jenny Moore

    Jenny Moore is manager of Moore’s Bicycle Shop, where she began in 2003 as a part-time sales employee while she finished school. In 2005, she received her bicycle mechanic certifications at the Barnette's Bicycle Institute in Colorado Springs, Colorado. She enjoys both on and off road cycling. "The bike shop environment is like a family to me, and I look forward to many more years here in the bicycle industry." In her spare time she enjoys playing music locally and bike riding. She and husband, Brad, recently welcomed Christopher Jeffrey “CJ” Miller.

  • Meet Your Neighbor: Becky McKeehan

    Becky McKeehan, first and foremost, originally considered herself a writer of poetry – not a songwriter or musician, and certainly not an instrumentalist.

    So it’s a good thing she decided to pick up a guitar one day – eventually focusing on bass guitar – or the Pine Belt music scene might be devoid of some pretty influential and well-known bands.

  • Open Arms

    Photos by Lee Cave, C Studio

     

    Hattiesburg's Michael Dixon embraces life - and has from the start. Even during those days he didn't know what was next, he knew the right opportunity would come along. And he's never been disappointed. 

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