• 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.

  • Elks begins celebration with cocktail party

    Elks begins celebration with cocktail party

    The Krewe of Elks began Mardi Gras Celebrations by holding its 51st annual Krewe Cocktail Party on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017, in the ballroom of the Elks Lake Lodge.

     Guests were greeted by Krewe Captain, Mike Compton, and his wife, Pam; King and Queen Elk L Mike Warren and wife, Diane and Queen Elk L April Phillips, and husband, Craig.

  • Irish Italian Festival

    Irish Italian Festival

    As it is every year, the plan is for fun and fellowship at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church’s annual Irish-Italian Festival. Set from 5-10:30 p.m. Saturday, March 18 at the church, things get started following a 4 pm Mass. Admission is free to the event, which will include a raffle for a trip for two to Ireland or a $2,000 cash prize. Tickets for food and drink items can be purchased at the entrance.

  • Night of Sweet D.R.E.A.M.S

    Night of Sweet D.R.E.A.M.S

    D.R.E.A.M. of Hattiesburg, Inc. is getting ready for its annual fundraiser, “A Night of Sweet D.R.E.A.M.s.” The event will be held on Friday, at beginning at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Feb 10, at Southern Oaks and Gardens. This dessert auction began in 2007 in an effort to raise funds for D.R.E.A.M. to continue its prevention programs and fund its tutoring center.

  • USM Children's Center plans race week activities

    USM Children's Center plans race week activities

    The Children’s Center for Communica-tion and Development at The Univer-sity of Southern Mississippi will host its third Annual Children’s Center Classic on Feb. 25.

    The 10K, 5K and Fun Run serve as the Center’s signature fundraising event and supports their life-changing work with children, birth to five, who have complex communication needs and developmental disabilities. 

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