• Daylily Society turns 25

    Daylily Society turns 25

    By Bud Kirkpatrick


    Little did the group of daylily enthusiasts know when they gathered in the Park Avenue backyard of Don and Nell George of Hattiesburg on Sunday, May 24, 1992, they were forming The Hattiesburg Area Daylily Society (HADS). They were forming what was to become one of the largest and most active daylily organizations in the American Hemerocallis Society (AHS), the 10,000 member national daylily organization.  “Hemerocallis” is the botanical name for the daylily.

  • Dial it down, turn it up and play a round

    Dial it down, turn it up and play a round

    The WUSM Round for Southern Miss Radio will take place Monday, April 24, at the Timberton Golf Club in Hattiesburg. The radio station’s largest fundraiser, and one of its most-loved events, the golf tournament brings together a wide range of individuals and businesses in order to raise much-needed funds, while having a great time.

    Not only is WUSM 88.5 FM the only community radio station in the Pine Belt, but is also seen by many listeners as the station with the most unique voice. 

  • Food, fun, entertainment at HubFest

    Food, fun, entertainment at HubFest

    Since 1985, Hubfest has become a favorite annual tradition in Downtown Hattiesburg for families across the Pine Belt. People of all ages come to enjoy food, live music, crafts and other festival favorites. Last year, more than 250 vendors filled the downtown streets, drawing a crowd of 25,000 people or more. With food booth spaces already sold out, the Area Development Partnership (ADP), who puts on the festival each year, expects an even bigger turnout for 2017.



  • Purple Parrot, Extra Table host annual wine festival

    Purple Parrot, Extra Table host annual wine festival

    Join Extra Table and Purple Parrot Seafood & Steaks for the 13th annual Purple Parrot Wine Festival at 6 p.m.          Friday, March 31, in Midtown Hatties-          


    The wine tasting, which has become a staple of the Hattiesburg community, will once again benefit local non-profit organization Extra Table.

  • USM grad to support annual fundraiser

    USM grad to support annual fundraiser

    For the 13th year in a row, The University of Southern Mississippi Department of Economic Development, Tourism and Sport Management is excited to host the “Passions of the Palate.”

    This fundraiser event, planned and executed by students in the Convention Management class, will be elegant and memorable for anyone who attends.

  • Race raises funds, awareness

    Race raises funds, awareness

    To many people, Hattiesburg Clinic’s annual Rise & Shine Half-Marathon & 5K is known as a fundraiser for The Arc of Southeast Mississippi. For The Arc, the event is also a source of inspiration and awareness.

    Hattiesburg Clinic’s first half-marathon and 5K kicked off in April 2012 as an effort to raise money for The Arc, a United Way nonprofit organization that provides community-based services to Mississippi residents with intellectual and developmental challenges and their families.

  • Spirit of 76 comes alive for Zeus coronation

    Spirit of 76 comes alive for Zeus coronation

    The history of  America, as seen from the point of view of the reigning monarch, Zeus LXXVI Francis Ross Bell, was presented Friday, Feb. 24, at the Saenger Theatre. The Coronation, a  ceremony for the crowning of the new King and Queen of the Mystic Krewe of Zeus, is held the Friday before Fat Tuesday. 

  • Zeus kicks off carnival Rio style

    Zeus kicks off carnival Rio style

    The Mystic Krewe of Zeus celebrated the beginning of the carnival season at its annual Dinner Dance on Saturday, Feb. 11, at the Lake Terrace Convention Center.

    Members received invitations, brought to their doorstep by the 2017 Dignitaries of the Krewe. Invitations, inspired with a Brazilian flare and hints of the Copacabana promenade, promised an evening of dancing and carnival fun.

  • Crown Club accepting applications

    Crown Club accepting applications

    The Junior Auxiliary of Hattiesburg Crown Club will be accepting applications for membership March 1-31. Open to high school girls entering their sophomore or junior year, the organization is an opportunity for young ladies to serve their community.  Currently in its second year, the organization’s 50 members represent six area high schools.  They hope to grow to include students from all area high schools in the coming year.

  • Krewe of Elks welcomes royalty

    Krewe of Elks welcomes royalty

    The Krewe of Elks crowned their fifty-first Royalty during their Royal Coronation and Carnival Ball held at the Hattiesburg Elks Lodge on Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017. King Elk LI is Ed Shaw of Laurel and Queen Elk LI is Lou Aultman Murphy of Petal.

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