• Modern Fit: Meet Me at the (Cycle)Bar

    When I first heard Hattiesburg was getting a Cyclebar, an indoor cycling arena known in a previous life as ‘spin class,’ I can’t say I was enthused to add yet another gym to my already boisterous list of athletic memberships. I spend countless hours lifting, toning and burning my quads in hopes of lengthening and thinning them,not bulking and burning them to no end. After failing to take advantage of the free rides offered during Cyclebar’s grand opening in October 2016, I continued to hear my friends exclaim in disbelief that I had not gone for a session.

  • The Signature Q&A: Scott Covington

    Scott Covington, 44, is a business analyst at Coca-Cola Bottling Company with a B.A. from Texas A&M University. Undefeated as both a college and professional football coach, Scott enjoys playing golf, attending USM football and baseball games and currently holds the (self-appointed) title of World’s Greatest Dad. 

     

    What is your idea of happiness?
    Good food, good drinks and lots of laughs!

    What is your greatest fear?
    Letting down my family.

  • usm Alumni hall of Fame

    The University of Southern Mississippi Alumni Association will induct six of the University’s most dedicated and distinguished alumni to its Hall of Fame on Friday, Oct. 13, as one of the highlights of the 2017 Homecoming celebration. The Southern Miss Alumni Hall of Fame was established in 1987 to recognize those whose contributions have helped move the University forward.

     

    Rich Corsetto ‘71

  • Meet Brittany Purvis

    For someone who has always hated public speaking, Brittany Purvis sure spends a great deal of time on stage. The comic does regular open mic shows, in addition to performing with Hattiesburlesque and hosting trivia in the Hub City.

    The Wilmer, Ala., native moved to Hattiesburg in 2010 to attend The University of Southern Mississippi. After finishing her degree in psychology, Purvis decided to stick around.

    “I met a cool guy, and the town was cool so I had no excuse to leave,” Purvis said.

  • Signature Q&A: Michelle Hopson

    Michelle is a current stay-at-home mom and a head football coach’s wife. She and her husband, Jay, have two daughters; Hyde (16), Hannah (14). Michelle enjoys cooking healthy meals, exercise, football, spending time with her daughters and husband, watching their activities, volunteering at church and in the community.

  • Hattiesburg Facial Hair Society

     

    Joshua Roberson knew other people in Hattiesburg had mustaches and beards. So he hoped that maybe that common interest was  

     enough to make new friends and get some buddies together. So he began a Facebook page titled, “Hattiesburg Facial Hair Society.” And the page’s popularity is bordering on 90 members.

  • Meet Bradley Myers

    When Bradley Myers decided that buying certain accessories to his business wardrobe were going to mount up the expenses, he decided that making those items would be more cost-effective.

    So Bradley, the mastermind behind Hattiesburg’s Professional Beard Oil, called out to the Mother of Invention again. He had already designed the beard oil after growing out his beard to win a local contest – and a trip to Boston – so this was just the next logical step for Myers.

  • Meet Brittany Purvis

    For someone who has always hated public speaking, Brittany Purvis sure spends a great deal of time on stage. The comic does regular open mic shows, in addition to performing with Hattiesburlesque and hosting trivia in the Hub City.

    The Wilmer, Ala., native moved to Hattiesburg in 2010 to attend The University of Southern Mississippi. After finishing her degree in psychology, Purvis decided to stick around.

    “I met a cool guy, and the town was cool so I had no excuse to leave,” Purvis said.

  • Larger than Life

    Looking around the law offices of James K. Dukes on Pine Street shows the full and blessed life that the 82-year-old attorney has enjoyed in the Hub City. The first thing to stand out while waiting to see Dukes is the print of the famous 18th hole at the Pebble Beach Golf Course.

    “Yes, I’ve played it,” he said later after he settled into his office chair. It’s Friday and Dukes isn’t expected in court, so he’s wearing a fishing shirt. “I have worn a tie for so long, I hate the things.”

  • Meet April Bullock

    They say you never like an outfit as much as you do in the dressing room of the store. April Bullock, owner of Eve Marie’s in Hattiesburg and Ivy Boutique in D’Iberville, is working to make sure her stores are stocked with the most unique items that appeal to each and every customer. It’s her dedication to her customers that got her named the winner of the 2017 Best of the Pine Belt Best Women’s Clothing category.

    The Biloxi native moved to Hattiesburg in 2000 to begin school at The University of Southern Mississippi. She knew then that she wanted to own a boutique.

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