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TABLE OF CONTENTS Hattiesburg Area Map ................................................... 8 Hattiesburg Stats..........................................................10 City of Hattiesburg ...............................................12-13 Area Attractions Map ..................................................14 Forrest County Stats....................................................16 Forrest County ......................................................18-19 Lamar County Stats.....................................................20 Lamar County .......................................................22-23 The Hub City mileage map .........................................25 Kelleigh Guidroz in the Fashion section, 44-59

The Hattiesburg Hotel The Hattiesburg Hotel, known later as the Milner Hotel. Downtown Hattiesburg was home to several hotels, such as the Hattiesburg Hotel, the Leaf Hotel and the Forrest Hotel. Photo courtesy of McCain Library.

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The Area Development Partnership (The ADP) ........................26-27 Historic Hattiesburg Downtown Association..............................28-29 Historic Downtown Walking Tour Map ....................................... 30-31 Historic Downtown Walking Tour ............................................... 32-41 Weather in the Pine Belt ..............................................................................42-43 Fashion ..........................................................................................................44-59 Accessories to Maximize Your Style ..........................................................44-54 Jeans .............................................................................................................55-59 Shopping ....................................................................................................... 60-71 Continued Page 4

Savannah Holmes in Wedding section, 72-83

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TABLE OF CONTENTS Dogs & Cats, 94-99

Weddings ............................................................................................................................................................................72-83 Wedding Directory ...........................................................................................................................................................82-83 Real Estate..........................................................................................................................................................................84-93 Dogs & Cats........................................................................................................................................................................94-99 Home & Garden The Little Home ............................................. 100-108 Year Round Gardening Guide ..........................109-111 The Ware Home (Tally House)........................112-120 Recreation .........................................................121-141 Featured Golf Clubs ...................................... 134-141 Things To Do ...................................................142-156 Southern Miss Athletics ................................142-144 Calendar of Events ........................................145-148 Historic Districts Driving Tours ...................149-153 Attractions........................................................153-158 Hattiesburg Zoo ............................................154-155 Miss Hospitality ..................................................... 157 Ware Home in Home and Garden, 100-120 Convention, Muti-Purpose & Visitor’s Centers .. 158 William Carey University College of Medicine ......... 159-162 Arts & Culture ............................................................. 163-174 Featured Community OrganizationThe Greater PineBelt Community Foundation ..............175 Continued Page 6

USM’s 3-D Art Studio in Arts & Culture, 163-174

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Medical & Dental ................................................... 176-202 Hospitals ............................................................... 176-181 Medical Clinics .................................................... 182-195 Heart Health ........................................................ 196-197 Dental ................................................................... 198-202 Education ............................................................... 203-225 Education Trivia ............................................................203 Universities & Colleges ........................................204-213 Private Schools .....................................................214-219 Hattiesburg Public School....................................220-221 Public School Listings ......................................... 222-224 Day Care ........................................................................ 225 Worship ................................................................... 226-230 Transportation ....................................................... 231-232 Motels/Hotels/B&B/Campgrounds ................................ 233 Camp Shelby .......................................................... 234-235 Area Communities................................................. 236-239 Petal ................................................................................ 236 Lumberton ...................................................................... 237 Purvis .............................................................................. 238 Sumrall ........................................................................... 239

Featured Golf Clubs 134-141 WCU-COM, 159-162

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Retirement ............................240-242 Newcomer Information .......243-244 Voting ............................................ 244 Important Numbers .............245-246 Restaurants ...........................247-253 Advertiser Index............................ 254 Shopper’s Guide ...................255-256 Publishers: Marsha Olderr, Mark Olderr Sales Director: Marsha Olderr Sales: Marsha Olderr, Vickie Wilberding, Hannah Rachal Editor: Mark Olderr Admin. Assistant: Savannah Holmes Lead Graphic Artist: Monica Reinfeld Assisting Graphic Artist: Lacey Wilkens Photographers Frey Photography, 601-264-3681 King Photography, 601-544-1933 Richlain Robinson Contributing Photographers Ernie Smith Savannah Holmes Alana Abney Hannah Rachal Jamie O’Quinn Writers Mark Olderr Savannah Holmes Valencia Williamson Dr. Andrew Huffman Dr. Kristen Faggert Here’s Hattiesburg!™ Vol X ©All Rights Reserved, 2011 2011/2012 Edition Published and wholly owned by M & M Publishing 118. W. Canebrake Blvd. Hattiesburg, MS 39402 601.264.7574 mmpublco@aol.com info@mandmpublishing.com This publication may not be reproduced in part or in whole without the written permission of the publisher. Here’s Hattiesburg! 7


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City of Hattiesburg P.O. Box 1898 Hattiesburg, MS 39403-1898 Email: mayor@hattiesburgms.com council@hattiesburgms.com Website: http://www.hattiesburgms.com Action Center Council Office Council Fax:

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City Of Hattiesburg Johnny L. DuPree, Mayor Dear Readers, The City of Hattiesburg has experienced amazing growth in the past several decades. It could be said that Hattiesburg has been growing ever since its incorporation in 1884. From humble beginnings as a town of 400 people, Hattiesburg has grown to a metropolitan area of over 200,000 people. Hattiesburg was an island in an ocean of virgin longleaf forests. The golden beauty of the long leaf pine was prized for its superior lumber. Millions and millions of board feet found its way to many businesses and homes in the northeastern U.S. Hattiesburg happened to be in the heart of the Pine Belt of South Mississippi and was the Hub in a network of railways, which stretched from New Orleans to the Northeast, the Gulf Coast to Jackson, and Mobile to Jackson. When William Harris Hardy, a railroad entrepreneur whose many job titles included schoolteacher, attorney, army captain, judge, and state legislator, picked Hattiesburg as a depot, the future of Hattiesburg was almost preordained. Hattiesburg was in a perfect position to reap the benefits of the huge lumber boom of the early 20th century. I am proud to be mayor of a town that relies on the abilities of its talented citizens to develop new paths of employment and new paths of success. Contributions have come from every sector of business, all races, and both sexes. Hattiesburg is a group of citizens who are fortunate to live in an age where the support of all our citizens can be appreciated. We acknowledge the contributions and challenges of the past but we look forward to the future with pride and anticipation. Hattiesburg is a diverse community whose wide economic base includes Camp Shelby, a large training post for the various branches of the armed services; a broad based medical community including two regional medical centers, Forrest General and Wesley Medical Center, and a great number MAYOR of clinics including the largest clinic in the state, Hattiesburg Clinic; a vibrant academic community including the University of Southern Mississippi, William Johnny L. DuPree Carey University, Pearl River Community College, Forrest County Center and Lowery A. Woodall Advanced Technology Center, and Antonelli College; a solid group of manufacturers and distributors including Kohler, Hudson Salvage, Georgia Pacific, Marshall Durbin, Dairy Fresh, Western Container, and Resinall to name a few. We have shopping that would make any shopper happy including the Turtle Creek Mall, Cloverleaf Center, Downtown, and many strip shopping centers populated with energetic local businesses and well-known national chains. Our city has world class recreational facilities/activities including the Long Leaf Trace biking/hiking trail, and four golf courses: Timberton, Hattiesburg Country Club, Shadow Ridge, and Canebrake Country Club. We also have Tatum Park, a huge recreational complex for soccer and baseball, fishing, hunting, canoeing, and more. Hattiesburg is a true adventure city. As you see, we have much to be thankful for in our community. We must protect our investments, create new opportunities for investors and always maintain an open door for improved policies and implementation thereof. As Mayor, I pledge to you to continue to move in the “Spirit that Builds” and to promote our community to the highest level as one of America’s Most Livable Small Cities. Sincerely yours,

Johnny L. DuPree, Ph.D. Mayor of the City of Hattiesburg 12 Here’s Hattiesburg!


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Dear Readers, Welcome to Forrest County. Formed in 1908, Forrest County began as the smallest County in the state and today, over 100 years old, is a growing community with a population of 76,372. Since we are located in the beautiful Piney Woods, we have access to abundant recreational opportunities including a National Wild and Scenic River, a State Park, National forest land and a Rails to Trails Program. The Desoto National Park is the largest in Mississippi with approximately 501,000 acres. You may picnic, fish, camp, hike or float down the streams. Black Creek and Paul B. Johnson State Park offer much of the same. There are twenty parks and recreation centers located throughout Forrest County. The James Lynn Cartlidge Multi-Purpose Center is a 160-acre complex with a main arena of 120,000 square feet and 37,800 square feet of floor show area. There is also a Recreational Vehicle (RV) Park with 147 sites and a 16-acre fishing lake. This facility is the location for many regional events. If you enjoy running, biking, hiking, or horse back riding, Longleaf Trace is 41 miles of a National Recreational Trail of which Forrest County is a supporting member. The strength of Forrest County can be found in the vision of its people-vision which helped create the University of Southern Mississippi, Camp Shelby and Forrest General Hospital. We continue to improve and expand our facilities. Forrest County will complete a mechanical upgrade for the Paul B. Johnson Chancery Building in late 2009. Also, the County is constructing a new jail center and a community storm shelter. Both facilities will be ready for use in 2011. While a lot has changed over the past 100 years, the tradition of envisioning the future while drawing strength from the past is alive and well in Forrest County and we invite you to make your home with us. Our environment, our economy, our hospital, our schools, and our people make Forrest County a wonderful place to live.

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Lamar County is one of the fastest growing counties in the State of Mississippi. Lamar County offers a variety of lifestyles, from the small town leisurely pace of Lumberton, Purvis, and Sumrall to the up tempo pace of the city (Hattiesburg). We offer families a great place to live and businesses a great place to do business. Location, location, location. With easy access to New Orleans, easy access to the Gulf Coast, and easy access to Mobile, AL and Jackson, Lamar County is strategically located. Also, having the Hattiesburg metro area right in our back yard makes Lamar County a great location. We are fortunate to have a major regional medical center, Wesley Medical Center, a regional mall, Turtle Creek Mall and three beautiful golf courses, Canebrake Country Club, Shadow Ridge Golf Course and Pine Creek Golf Course. Lamar County School District has been accredited at top Level 5 (Superior) consistently and Lumberton School District has been accredited at Level 4 and 5. World class residential developments and neighborhoods make Lamar County a great place to live. Business has found Lamar County a good place to be as well. The most robust retail development in this area has been in Lamar County. Many top retailers have locations here. We have industrial parks in Sumrall, Purvis, Lumberton, and Hattiesburg which could fit any number of business models. Easy access to major markets via I-59 and easy access to the ports of New Orleans and the Mississippi Gulf Coast combined with our low cost of living and great quality of life make Lamar County a fantastic place to do business. In addition to our nationally recognized golfing, Lamar County also has superior recreational activities. Blue water lakes offer fishing for any experience level. Hunting opportunities abound. Little Black Creek Park (part of the Pat Harrison Waterway District) is a fisher’s, boater’s, and camper’s dream. Longleaf Trace, a world class bike trail, goes through the northeastern section of the county. We invite you to explore Lamar County as a great place to live and a great place to do business. If you are here for a visit, for business, or to stay, come to know one of the great counties of Mississippi---Lamar County, Surpassing Expectations. Sincerely yours,

Mike Backstrom Supervisor District 1 Joe B. Bounds (President) Supervisor District 3

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Ben Winston Supervisor District 2 Fred Hatten Supervisor District 4

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he Area Development Partnership (ADP) is the regional Chamber of Commerce, Community Development and Economic Development organization dedicated to improving the quality of life of Forrest, Lamar and Perry Counties, the City of Hattiesburg and the City of Petal. The ADP is focused on enhancing our strong and diverse business base and building a better community. The Area Development Partnership stimulates economic growth through the resources of its members and partners, leading to an improved economic well-being and quality of life for Greater Hattiesburg Area Citizens. The Area Development Partnership has deep roots in the Greater Hattiesburg Area. Beginning as the Commercial Club of Hattiesburg in 1906, it was chartered in 1934 as the Hattiesburg Chamber of Commerce. Then, in 1992, the Hattiesburg Chamber of Commerce merged with the Forrest County Chamber of Commerce creating what is now known as the Area Development Partnership. In 2001, the Area Development Partnership merged with the Lamar County Chamber of Commerce as well as Lamar County Economic Development Services, creating a two-county service area; And in 2003, the Area Development Partnership signed a contract with Perry County to expand its services even further. This expansion has allowed the Area Development Partnership to fully utilize its resources across outlying areas. Currently the Area Development Partnership has approximately 875 members made up of large, medium and small businesses as well as individuals, all with a common interest – the betterment of the Greater Hattiesburg MSA. The ADP’s strong membership base is a reflection of the community’s commitment to improve their economic well-being. Members have the opportunity to participate in a plethora of programs and events focused on business enhancement, networking and professional development including; First Continued Next Page 26 Here’s Hattiesburg!


Friday, Business After Hours, Pastries & Politics, Leadership Pinebelt, Professional Development Series, Pine Belt Young Professionals and much more. The Greater Hattiesburg Area has experienced significant growth, which is a direct result of the continuous efforts of the ADP. The Area Development Partnership realizes that great communities don’t just happen, but that it takes a tremendous amount of time and effort to sustain and grow a viable economic base. Over the years, the ADP has been very successful in enhancing the region through business retention, expansion and recruitment and by offering superb Chamber of Commerce programs that meet the needs of members and citizens of the Greater Hattiesburg Area. For more information about the Area Development Partnership, visit www.theADP.com or call 601.296.7500. Here’s Hattiesburg! 27


Downtown Hattiesburg Everyone's Neighborhood

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hange is part of the Downtown environment. Re-creating new use for old buildings and emphasizing the many possibilities of living and working within a historic setting has become a way of life for Downtown Hattiesburg. Going to Downtown Hattiesburg is an opportunity to enjoy the best of the past and the best of the present in a seamless synthesis of old and new. What was once a place booming with the noises of the lumber industry processing the pine logs from all around the Piney Woods area has now become a place booming with activity from local businesses, restaurants, bars, art galleries, shops and more. Downtown Hattiesburg is the perfect way to spend a day in a place rich with history, yet with a splash of present-day culture. If you want a change from the multiple big box stores, national chains, suburban shopping experience, Downtown is your place to be. There is an astonishing array of goods and services available Downtown, including sporting goods, apparel, artwork, antiques, books, building supplies, fresh produce, baked goods and groceries. There is something for everyone. Dry cleaning, catering, financial services, a salon, a florist and interior design are just some of the other businesses located 28 Here’s Hattiesburg!

Downtown. Legal, architectural, banking, some medical services as well as an array of governmental services are conveniently located in Downtown. Downtown Hattiesburg is also home to a business incubator, a birthing place for new businesses. It’s not just the stores that make the area unique however. Downtown Hattiesburg is rich in arts and cultural events. The Saenger Theater provides a beautiful venue for performances of many kinds, including plays and musical shows. Don’t forget to stop in the

art galleries to check out the many local artists, as well as the bookstore to read up on local history. On weekends, it is easy to meet some of the artists and authors at various locations who mingle with the people of the Hattiesburg area. Also, the African American Military Museum on 6th Street is a great place to catch up on some history and can only be found in the Downtown Hattiesburg area. After experiencing the varied shopping and cultural experiences DownContinued Next Page


town Hattiesburg offers, it is time to eat! There’s no reason to leave the Downtown area to do this because the area also holds some of Hattiesburg’s most diverse and unique restaurants. For a more upscale dining experience, choose Walnut Circle Grill, brownstone’s, or 206 Front Street. These places all have menu choices not found anywhere else in the city. To dine in a more relaxed, down-home atmosphere, Bianchi’s Pizza, The Bottling Co., the Oaks Café, Walnut Square Pharmacy, Hub City Diner, Side Door Café and Coney Island Café are the perfect places for delicious meals. Downtown Hattiesburg also has a variety of coffee shops and bakeries, including Depot Coffee Shop, Southbound Bagel and Coffee Shop and The Pastry Garden. Each of these restaurants provides a distinctive dining experience sure to satisfy anyone looking for places with a historic ambience. If you’re looking to stay the night, enjoy a lovely stay at the Dunn House Bed and Breakfast. After dining Downtown, stick around for the great nightlife. Local artists, as well as some from outside this region, all provide venues, such as The Thirsty Hippo, The Bottling Co., 206 Front Street, Walnut Circle Grill, brownstone’s, Bennie’s Boom Boom Room, and B & E’s Wine Bar, with diverse genres of music—from jazz to hip hop to rock. Historic Downtown Hattiesburg has in a short period of time become the epicenter of entertainment for Hattiesburg and its surrounding areas. Another great way to end a day Downtown is to enjoy the Art Walks, which feature the Downtown galleries and many local artists. These events occur each month and are an opportunity to browse the artistic offerings while enjoying music and food. Also, the Brown Bag Concert series, Mobile Street Renaissance Festival, Very Special Arts Festival, the Celebration of the Arts, the Summer Arts Program, NoonTime Concerts with local university students, Live after Five concert series, and the Arts Heritage Festival of South Mississippi bring hundreds of people from all around Hattiesburg to experience the arts and enjoy the ambiance of the Downtown scene. What is great about Downtown Hattiesburg is that although it provides a wonderful way to spend a day, there is so much more happening that is not seen by the occasional visitor. There are newly remodeled office spaces popping up each year as more and more business owners see the benefits of basing businesses Downtown. Historic buildings offer a wonderful home for many businesses. Government and financial services have always been a

part of the Downtown business scene. Companies have solid financial incentives to establish offices with the local/ state financial incentives (check with the HHDA for more info) that make the Downtown area even more attractive. eValueville.com is the “largest auction clothing retailer in the world.” They close over 1,000 auctions daily on guaranteed brand new excess women’s and men’s clothing. eValueville.com is in a fast track industry and has been able to grow and prosper in Downtown Hattiesburg. Diversified residential space in Downtown Hattiesburg is growing as fast as business space. For someone looking to spend more than just a day Downtown, there are a variety of places to call home. The renovations in Downtown apartments and lofts, as well as the classic homes located just beyond the Downtown area in the historic districts, allow residents to truly be a part of the Historic Hattiesburg’s Downtown growth.

Transportation demands for the growing Downtown area will be met with the redeveloped and historical renovation of the Train Depot in the Hattiesburg Intermodal Center. The Depot has been refurbished and contains offices for management, Hub City Transit, Transportation Division and GIS Center. The Amtrak Crescent provides passenger service between New Orleans and New York. Also, the extension of the Longleaf Trace Biking/Walking Trail from USM to Downtown Hattiesburg and onto Chain Park on the Leaf River will extend transportation and recreation facilities serving the Historic Downtown. The Trace will offer another way to access Downtown for tourists and locals alike while providing an outlet for bikers and walkers. The future of Historic Downtown Hattiesburg will show even more changes and growth for the area. Dr. Martha D. Saunders, president of the University of Southern Mississippi, has renewed the University of Southern Mississippi’s commitment to Downtown even after the arson attempt to burn down the Old Hattiesburg High School building three years ago. Utilizing the great workspace that the Old Hattiesburg High School offers for students and faculty in the College of Arts and Letters, it will bring a whole new community of people to enjoy the Downtown area. Downtown Hattiesburg is a great place to learn about the city but also a great place to have some well-deserved fun. Places to eat, places to shop, places to learn, places to live, places to play—Downtown has it all. Come check it out and see what’s new. Don’t forget: Downtown Hattiesburg truly is “everybody’s neighborhood.”

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AErial View Of Downtown 1900s

Aerial view of downtown Hattiesburg looking east down Main St., probably in the late 1910’s. Hattiesburg looks like a lumber boomtown in this photo. Original photo by DB Henley, photo provided by the McCain Library, USM.

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Map of Downtown Hattiesburg, taken from the west looking east. Estimated that the photo was taken in the 50’s or 60’s. 1.) City Hall 2.) Saenger Theatre 3.) Forrest Hotel (now Forrest Towers) 4.) Federal Building (now called the Old Federal Bldg.) 5.) U.S. Post Office 6.) Forrest County Courthouse 7.) Main St. United Methodist Church 8.) Cultural Center 9.) 1st National Bank of Commerce 10.) The Kress Building 11.) Carter/Faulkner Building 12.) Ross Building. Photo courtesy of the McCain Library, USM. 32 Here’s Hattiesburg!


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Historic Downtown Hattiesburg Walking Tour Our Tour Starts At The Cultural Center Located At 723 Main Street. (Use The Door At The Back Of The Building To Enter). The Cultural Center Is Not Only The Tour’s Starting Point, But Also A Source Of Information As It Houses The Offices Of The Historic Hattiesburg Downtown Association, Located On The Second Floor, The Hattiesburg Arts Council, Also Located On The Second Floor, And The Hattiesburg Area Historical Society & Museum (Call 601-582-5460 For Hours) Located On The First Floor. This Walking Tour Will Take Place In The Hub City Historic District, Which Is On The National Register Of Historic Places.

The Cultural Center

1. The Cultural Center, (723 Main St.) Built in 1929-30 in the Italian Renaissance style. The two-story brick building has a hip roof of red tiles. The main entrance is on the 2nd fl oor (use the back door to enter the building) and the round arch bays at this level features keystones. The building was fi rst used as the Hattiesburg Library. (The Tatum Mansion was originally located kitty corner from the Cultural Center. Unfortunately, the mansion was torn down and a fire station now sits where the Tatum Mansion once stood. W.S.F. Tatum, owner of the Tatum Lumber Company (a major player in the lumber industry in early Pine Belt history) built the beautiful mansion.)

The Cultural Center was originally built to be the Hattiesburg Library. Postcard (probably 40's) provided by Larry Johnson

Hattiesburg Cotton Compress The Hattiesburg Compress also known as the Hard Luck Plantation Compress, 1905. Hattiesburg Compress took a bale of cotton and reduced the size of the bale for more efficient transport to domestic (standard compress) and overseas (high density) markets. The cotton was shipped from Hattiesburg on the Gulf And Ship Island Railroad to Ship Island. Steamers would then take the cotton to foreign destinations. Photo courtesy of the Hattiesburg Historical Society.

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McLeod House

2. MCLEOD HOUSE, (802 Main St.) A landmark in the city since its construction in 1896, this two and one-half story frame house exhibits all the decorative details that make this style truly the “queen” of Victorian homes. Built in 1896 and renovated in 1985, the building now houses a law firm.


3. MAIN STREET UNITED METHODIST CHURCh, (712 Main St.)

Main Street United Methodist Church

The cornerstone was laid in 1907 with construction and fund raising completed in 1910. Main Street United Methodist Church was founded in 1833 making it the earliest Methodist Church in Hattiesburg. This Gothic structure includes magnificent stained-glass windows and wood panel interior.

Masonic Temple

4. MASONIC TEMPLE, (700 Main St.) This Neo-Classical structure was recently restored by Forrest County. Built in 1920, the Masonic Temple is a two-story brick building with stone trim. The recessed entrance porch is framed by giant order fluted Doric Columns and topped with a gable roof with pediment of stone. Forrest County Court House

5. FORREST COUNTY COURTHOUSE, (628,630 Main St.) This 1905 Neo-Classical Revival is a one-and-a-half-story masonry structure with a stone base and brick facades highlighted by stone trim. The two-storied balcony is supported by Ionic columns. Here’s Hattiesburg! 35


6. U.S. POST OFFICE, (115 W. Pine St.) This beautiful granite and limestone building was constructed by the WPA in 1933-34. The building’s attributes include a center section with setbacks and hard-edged low relief ornamentation surrounding entrance bays and along the roof edges.

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Forrest Towers

7. FORREST TOWERS, (128 W. Pine St.)

Forrest Towers was built in 1929 as a hotel—the Forrest Hotel. The building is noted for its stylized decorations including chevron and lozenge moldings, volutes, and giant eagles on the corners of the top fl o r. The building has been converted to office space but originally served as a very elegant hotel. The Forest Hotel was originally built as an economic development package, along with the Saenger Theatre, to attract rail travelers to spend time in the Hub City. The idea was to provide entertainment in a lavish venue, the Saenger, and lodging in a grand hotel, the Forrest Hotel.

8. Library of Hattiesburg, Petal and ForRest County (329 Hardy St.) Walk west on W. Pine and take a right on Hardy Street to the Library. The Spirit that Builds mural is located in the main section of the Library. Artist William Baggett took three years to complete the mural, which was finished on July 4, 1995. The physical dimensions of the mural are 10 feet high and 167 feet in circumference. The various sections of the mural depict our area’s history.

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Hattiesburg Traction Company Trolley – photo taken on Bay Street near the Methodist Hospital. Photo courtesy of the City of Hattiesburg.

Hattiesburg Traction Company Hattiesburg Traction Co. operated 12 trolleys on eight miles of track. One route ran on Main St. out to West 8th St. on one side (serving Hercules) and down Bay St., and then Edwards out to the intersection of Tuscan & Cherry (the Woman’s College, now William Carey University). Another route ran along Hardy Street from downtown as far as Teacher’s College (now the University of Southern Mississippi). Another route ran from Bouie and 7th St. to Mobile St. out to Pine and Florence. The company operated from June 1913 until 1925, when the citizens of Hattiesburg elected to have the streetcars replaced with city buses.


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Old Federal Building

9. OLD FEDERAL BUILDING, (200 W. Pine St.) Built in 1910 and placed on the National Register in 1973, this building is of the Italian Renaissance style. The elements of the style, which the building exhibits, include a symmetrIcal façade with recessed entry and full-height columns. The roof is low pitched in the classical mode and has wide overhangs with decorative brackets. In front of the Old Federal Building is the marker located at the exact spot where Captain William Harris Hardy, founder of Hattiesburg, picked the location of Hattiesburg’s railroad station and decided to name the town in honor of his wife, Hattie.

10. HATTIESBURG CITY HALL, (200 Forrest St.)

City Hall

This Neo-Classical Revival government building was built in 1923 and is a state-designated Mississippi Landmark. This three-story brick building is set on a basement of stone blocks, with stone window sills and pediment cornices. The front entrance at the north façade has a two-story pediment portico supported on Doric columns. There was an identical side façade for the east entrance (Front St. side) but that was enclosed in 1962.

11. THE SAENGER THEATER, (201 Forrest St.)

Hulett Undertaking Historical photo of Hulett Undertaking, now calledthe Hulett-Winstead Funeral Home. Photo provided by McCain Library, USM.

Besides the Saenger Theater, which opened in 1929, downtown Hattiesburg had other theaters as well. The Red Circle Auditorium was located across the street from where the Saengeris located and where City Hall now stands. The Strand Theater was located on the north side of East Front St., a half block away from Main St.

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Built in 1928-29, the Saenger Theater is one of several buildings in the downtown historic district of the Art Deco Style. This elegant 1000-seat movie palace was renovated in 1976 to accommodate the performing arts. The original Robert Morton theater pipe organ is still in use today. Saenger Theater


The Hattiesburg Hotel The Hattiesburg Hotel, known later as the Milner Hotel. Downtown Hattiesburg was home to several hotels, such as the Hattiesburg Hotel, the Leaf Hotel and the Forrest Hotel. Photo courtesy of McCain Library.

Kress Building

12. KRESS BUILDING, (500 Main St.)

Kress was an important part of the downtown commercial scene for many years serving as the “five & dime” store on Main Street. Built in 1940, this three-story tan brick, Art Deco building has intricate glazed terra-cotta, which is found at the cornice between each bay. Here’s Hattiesburg! 39


13. Carter-FAULKNER BUILDING, (Faulkner Building)

(501-509 Main St.)

J.J. Newman Lumber Company, downtown Hattiesburg. Photo provided courtesy of the McCain Library, USM.

This commercial vernacular style structure was built in 1910 as the Carter Building. The six-story brick “skyscraper” is a focal point of the downtown area. Originally built by a group of physicians for medical offices, this building has cornices supported by pilasters at ground floor. Its upper bays contain paired doublehung windows and are framed by pilasters with Prairie School-style decoration at the capitals.

J. J. Newman Lumber Company Started by Judson Jones Newman in 1894, J. J. Newman Lumber Company grew to employ about 1200 people at its height. The company could produce 200,000 board feet of lumber per day and 75,000,000 board feet of lumber a year. It was said that the company manufactured enough lumber in one year to "make a plank walk, five inches wide [which if laid down would go] around the entire globe." The huge complex occupied 10 acres of land. At its peak, J.J. Newman owned 400,000 acres of timberland. The company timberlands were completely exhausted by the mid 1930’s but they continued to operate by selling their lumber inventory and equipment until 1943. The last piece of the company, the old office at 808 Newman St., was destroyed by fire.

The Faulkner Building, early 1910's. Postcard provided courtesy of Larry Johnson.

Bank Of Commerce

15. Legal Services,

(Hattiesburg Trust & Banking Co.)

(111 E. Front St.) A Neo-Classical Revival building built in 1907, this two-story row building features a stone fi nish, marble steps to recessed portico carried on giant order Ionic columns of marble, and a coffered porch ceiling decorated with rosettes.

(Hattiesburg I.O.O.F. Lodge, #27)

14. BANK OF COMMERCE,

(1st national Bank Of Commerce)

16. OddFellows Gallery,

(519 Main St.) The original ca. 1907 building has been replaced by a small landscaped courtyard. The point of interest here is the giant order round-arch entrance with keystone surmounted by decorated pediment and monitor cornice—the surviving elements of the original facade. Walk back towards the Faulkner Building (intersection of Main and Front) and cross the street towards McKenzie’s on Main. Go left on Front St. 40 Here’s Hattiesburg!

(Hattiesburg I.O.O.F. Lodge, #27)

(119 E. Front St.)

50 - Hattiesburg Trust & Banking Co., Hattiesburg, Miss. Historic Postcard Provided By The Historic Hattiesburg Downtown Association.

Another Neo-Classical building built in 1907, this three-story brick row building has a stucco façade, cast-iron pilasters at ground floor corners, round-arch windows in upper exterior bays and paired double-hung windows set in segmental-arch in center bay.


Ross Building

17. ROSS BUILDING, (207 E. Front St.) Built in 1907, the Ross Building is a five-story corner building with round-arch corner entrances. The building is embellished with cast iron cornices with dentils and pillar capitals composed of geometric Wright/ Prairie-style motifs.

18. THE Shed @ The BOTTLING CO.,

(Hattiesburg Bottling Co.)

(126 Market St.) This building is a prime example of the continuing reconstruction of Historic Downtown Hattiesburg. Formerly a Coca-Cola bottling plant, The Bottling Co., is now an entertainment venue featuring nationally known entertainment. This building has been completely restored and decorated with Coke memorabilia. Here’s Hattiesburg! 41


WEATHER IN THE PINE BELT

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FA S H IO N

Accessories to Maximize Your Style

Handbags Ever heard the saying “bigger is better”? This statement is so true when it comes to bags; however, smaller, more efficient bags are making a huge comeback. Larger handbags include both

By Savannah Holmes, Photos by Theresa Frey

Hobo and Shoulder bags. Larger bags allow you to carry your entire life in your purse. It is perfect for the “woman on the go”. They can store a bottle of water for a later trip to the gym, an extra pair of shoes if your new heels tend to take a toll on your feet, or a magazine with a photo of the new hairstyle you want to show

your stylist. They are like a weekend bag turned into an everyday bag. Although this may be great for some people, others find it a hindrance. Because they are so big, they almost need their own seat while out at the movies or a restaurant so it will stay out of everyone’s way. It is amazing Continued Page 49

(Left to right) Tatianna Mondaini looks marvelous in a pair of white, High-waisted, scalloped button shorts and a Sugar Lips coral tank. A pair of Modesta off-white wedges, gold Aztec Foxy earrings, a Geneva black and gold watch, gold bangles and a black and gold multi necklace are nice finishing touches to her look. Cara Hyatt is sporting a Flying Tomato Turquoise print dress. She completes the look with a pair of Modestaoff white wedges, fuschia feather earrings, multi Aztec bangles and a turquoise stone oval ring. April Bullock, Owner of Eve Marie’s Boutique, is wearing a fresh and flirty Jade coral print strapless dress with pockets and it has been paired with Envy nude peep toe heels, Tarina Tarantino orange and pink chandelier earrings and an orange flower headband. Jessica Morgan shines in her Joy Joy turquoise and orange top with white Skinny It Jeans. She adds a few accessories such as orange Tarina Tarantino earrings, a turquoise ring, a Universal orange Handbag and Breeze Camel Wedges. Anna Raven Smith looks fabulous in this sassy C.Luce Coral Belted Romper paired with Breeze gold metallic wedges, a Tarina Tarantino Broken heart necklace, Kasi bronze earrings, a gold mesh bow ring and gold rhinestone bangles. Also in photo: Gracie Kelly, Sculpture Major at USM, Katie Peoples, Sculpture Major at USM and James Davis, Shop Tech and adjunct Professor at USM. Clothes by Eve Marie's Boutique. Here’s Hattiesburg! 45


Models (left to right) Dawn Speed is ready for a night out with the girls in this MM Couture white, one shoulder polka dot dress paired with strappy Bonnibel Stacy heels. Allison Wellborn is ready for a night out on the town in this Waverly black leopard strapless dress. Kelleigh Guidroz looks ready for Sunday Brunch in this Judith March cream, laced tier dress. She combines it with some gold bangles and gold pearl chandelier earrings. Clothes by b.t. threads.

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Allison Wellborn looks great in this Waverly black leopard strapless dress. Clothes by b.t. threads.

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Anna Raven Smith would be comfortable on a date in her C.Luce Coral Belted Romper with Envy Nude peep toe heels and several accessories; a Tarina Tarantino Broken heart necklace, Kasi bronze earrings, a gold mesh bow ring and gold rhinestone bangles. Also in photo: James Davis, Shop Tech and adjunct Professor at USM. Clothes by Eve Marie's Boutique. 48 Here’s Hattiesburg!


that for a quick touch-up you go retrieve your lip gloss out of your Hobo bag loaded with all your belongings, it is as if they are hiding in fear of being found in small crevices that you didn’t even know existed. Although it may sound like it, I am not bashing the Hobo bag. I am an owner of several of these bags and would never downsize. They just work best for me and fit perfect into my lifestyle. Shoulder bags are like the adolescent children of Hobo bags. They still store many of your everyday contents but are carried on the shoulder, hence the name but are somewhat smaller. They still have the same shape as Hobo bags, just a tad smaller. Shoulder bags are great shopping companions while out at the mall or running errands and keep your hands free. Clutches and cross body bags are the most convenient bags. You can only carry what you need in them and nothing more. Cross body bags are the most beneficial because they are always strapped to you and there Continued Page 51

Kayla Garraway Multi-print Jovani high-low dress paired with Jim Ball iridescent earrings, Sassy South gold cuff bracelets and Jonathan Kane “Austria” shoes. Clothes by Occasions. Here’s Hattiesburg! 49


Myverick Garcia in a black Jovani gown paired with two rhinestone Sassy South bracelets and Specialties by Kimberly iridescent chandelier earrings. Clothes by Occasions. 50 Here’s Hattiesburg!


is no need to take it off to drive or grab a bite to eat. Everything you put in it stays in place because there is not much wiggle room. They just hold the basics: phone, keys, wallet. Clutches are perfect for a night out with the girls. They are fantastic while out on the dance floor. You do not have to worry about losing them or losing any of their contents. Most clutches have a small strap that slips around your wrists. These clutches have adopted the term wristlets. This invention is amazing because you do not have to fear placing them down on the bar or table and leaving them unaccompanied until it is time to go home and you realize you do not have your clutch which contains your keys.

Jewelry

With floral, multi-colored patterns and bright hues being the popular prints this year, it takes very little accessories to accompany them. In this case, less is definitely more. All you need is a pair of earrings, necklace or bracelet but all three are not needed. Bracelets have become the ultimate decoration for the wrists and taken the place of watches for most people. These days people rely on their cell phones, computers or car clocks as timing devices. Cuff bracelets are the most popular because they are large and chunky; back to my “bigger is better” analogy. Most are embellished in colorful gems or stones and use metals as their base. They flatter most outfits. They look their best when you coordinate your clothing with the color of the stones or gems on the cuff. They also Continued Next Page

Kelleigh Guidroz is ready to party in this Glam multi-print strapless dress. She finishes off the look with a grey leather silver stud bracelet and Michael Antonio heels. Clothes by b.t. threads.

(Left to right) Anna Raven Smith is headed up the ladder with a little bit of country in this Aryeh green multi, embroidered dress with a Martini pink belt, Marsha Razz Old Gringo Boots and Leopard Diva pink rhinestone accessories. Jessica Morgan is too hot to handle in this Classic multi silk racer dress with a Martini fuschia belt Breeze nude wedges, Tarina Tarantino Oval rhinestone yellow ring, multi rhinestone bracelet and Tarina Tarantino blue with pink flower earrings. Cara Hyatt offers a delightful contrast with her Theme yellow off shoulder crochet top paired with a pair of white Skinny It Jeans. Accessories: Turquoise Tarina Tarantino heart earrings, turquoise and gold paisley bracelet and a turquoise flower ring. Clothes by Eve Marie's Boutique. Here’s Hattiesburg! 51


easily dress up a solid colored tank. They can turn your wardrobe from drab to fab just by adding this simple accessory. Chandelier earrings are the most versatile earrings next to a simple diamond stud. They come in many different styles. The most popular styles are bohemian, Grecian, Moroccan and vintage. They go great no matter what you have on; sleeveless tops, turtle necks, strapless dresses, etc. They can be elegant and formal or fun and flirty depending on what they are made of and what they are worn with. They are designed for all types of budgets. They can be found at the large, pricier jewelry stores or at department stores or boutiques. Some earrings, depending on face

shape may make your face look fuller or thinner than wanted. The best thing to do, like most items of clothing or jewelry, is to just try them on. Earrings with feathers are becoming very popular as well. The feathers can have a realistic look to them or may be dyed bright colors. One of the more popular feathers often used are peacock feathers which are known for their naturally bright colors. Feather earrings tend to mix things up a bit. Necklaces are best when kept simple. A small chain necklace with a pendant hanging from it is all you need. This pendant could be a plethora of things; an initial, pearl, symbol, stone or gem. A necklace that has Continued Page 54

Photo: Facing Page (Left to right) Cara Hyatt is ready to set sail in her pair of White It Skinny Jeans, Last Tango red tank, Joy Joy navy crochet jacket gold and rhinestone bangles, gold ring and Modesta off white wedges. Tatianna Mondaini can go party on her yacht in her Esley Red silk ruffle dress, Kasi gold drop earrings, gold mesh bow ring, gold and rhinestone bangles and Modesta off white wedges. Anna Raven Smith looks cool and blue in her Very J blue one -shoulder ruffle silk top, in Miss Chic white leggings, Tarina Tarantino Aurora Borealis ring, Tarina Tarantino blue earrings and blue rhinestone bracelet. Jessica Morgan looks like her ship came in as she lounges in the front in Rising Starlet It Jeans, Maggie white one shoulder ruffle chiffon top, Bissimo camel wedges, red rose ring with rhinestones, Tarina Tarantino red and blue earrings and a Geneva red and rhinestone watch. Clothes by Eve Marie's Boutique.

Allison Wellborn, Dawn Speed and Kelleigh Guidroz can’t wait to tour the Hattiesburg Zoo. Allison Wellborn is enjoying a day out in the summer sun wearing a bright teal, purple and tan Analili halter top paired with DL 1961 dark washed Jessica skinny jeans. Dawn Speed is wearing a C.Luce Coral Zip Ruffle Romper with a pair of strappy Bonnibel Stacy heels. She is also rocking a versatile Trina Turk Cabochon Cuff with bold, brightly colored stones. Kelleigh Guidroz is wearing Parker slit sleeve rhinestone top and a pair of DL 1961 dark washed Emma Legging jeans. Clothes by b.t. threads. 52 Here’s Hattiesburg!


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too much going on may appear to be too busy and may overshadow your entire ensemble giving you a look you may have not been going for. Rings are the perfect dressing for fingers. Rings come in all styles; gemstones, sterling silver or yellow gold bands, flower rings and let’s not forget every girl’s favorite… diamonds. No matter what outfit you choose for the day you can always include a ring while choosing your accessories. No matter the outfit there is always an accessory that can be worn to turn it up a notch!

(Left to right) Myverick Garcia - Nude, cutout halter with train Party Time dress paired with Specialties by Kimberly bracelets gold and iridescent and Jonathan Kane “Austria” shoes Anna Lauren Brown – Yellow Jovani dress with Rhinestone cap sleeves, Sassy South rhinestone bracelet and Carole Faye chandelier earrings Kayla Garraway – Blue Party Time Primma Donna collection dress paired with Specialties by Kimberly cuff style bracelets and earrings and a Sassy South silver clutch handbag. Clothes by Occassions. 54 Here’s Hattiesburg!


JEANS

By Savannah Holmes

"I have often said that I wish I had invented blue jeans: the most spectacular, the most practical, the most relaxed and nonchalant. They have expression, modesty, sex appeal, simplicity - all I hope for in my clothes." – Yves Saint-Laurent

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ave you ever walked into a clothing store and been overwhelmed with the numerous pairs, washes (rinse wash, stonewash, dirty wash, acid wash, destroyed, white, black, gray or colors), and styles of jeans to choose from and wondered which pair will look best on me or will this style flatter the BCBG boots I just bought? If jeans were only as easy as buying groceries (avoiding the cereal isle of course). Nothing is more frustrating than not being able to find jeans that fit your body type; or deciding to try a new style that you saw Jessica Alba wearing in this month’s Cosmo and getting them home realizing that this was not the best choice for you. Well you are not alone. Before jeans became incorporated into our everyday attire they were simply sturdy trousers worn by workers, especially in the factories during World War II.. After James Dean popularized jeans in the movie Rebel Without a Cause, wearing jeans by teenagers and young adults became a symbol of youth rebellion during the 1950s. Because of this, they were sometimes banned in theaters, restaurants and schools. During the sixties the wearing of jeans became more acceptable, and by the seventies it had become general fashion in the United States, at least for casual wear. Jeans are now incorporated into everyone’s wardrobe young and old. Some work establishments even allow employees to wear jeans on Fridays.

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Along with the many pairs of jeans there are also certain types of shoes that flatter such jeans. There are shoes that dress up jeans and shoes that dress down jeans. It depends what kind of look you are going for.

Wedges:

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Kayla Garraway–Multi-print Jovani dress paired with Specialties by Kimberly rhinestone cuff bracelet. Clothes by Occassions. 58 Here’s Hattiesburg!

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comfortable heel to walk in. They are the go anywhere, do anything type of shoe. They look best with boot cut jeans, but can also be paired with straight leg, skinny leg, boyfriend fit or legging fit jeans. If you choose to wear a wedge with straight, skinny or legging fit jeans make sure the wedges aren’t too big and clunky. These types of jeans make your legs appear long and thin and if you choose a large, chunky wedge you may not achieve the overall look you were going for. Your shoes may over power your outfit, but if that’s what you are going for, rock on!

Ballet Flats:

Ballet flats remain in style this fall. They look best on petite girls or girls with smaller feet like Rachel Bilson or Nicole Richie. I am not either of these, but can still get away with wearing a ballet flat some days. They compliment skinny leg, legging fit and straight leg jeans well. If you have larger feet (like me) be careful when pairing them with a skinny jean because it may appear that you are wearing two skis on your feet. However, you do not have to shy away from this style just try them on with the style of jean you plan on wearing them with before you purchase them.. They come in many styles. You can choose from simple colors, animal prints, bold colors or studded flats. They tend to play up any outfit no matter what color you choose. Ballet flats also look great with boyfriend jeans when you roll them up to mid calf.

Boots:

Boots obviously go best with boot cut jeans hence the name, but also work great with skinny jeans and legging fit jeans. The reason they do best with boot cut jeans is because they have a small flare at the bottom which allows for the jean to fall perfectly over your boot. Skinny jeans and legging fit jeans are my favorite to wear with boots. You simply pull the boots over your jeans and do not have to worry about them bunching above the boot because your jeans fit tightly against your calve and ankle.

Pumps and Heels:

Sandals:

Sandals are extremely popular this Whether you are going out with the fall and we are privileged living in girls or it is casual Friday at work, pumps the South that we can get away and heels are a perfect match for with wearing them a lot longer than jeans. They go with any style of jeans. any other region. Whether they are When paired with black, white or dark gladiator sandals, t-strap sandals or wash jeans they look their best. They slides skinny jeans, legging fit jeans or may not be the most comfortable, but straight leg jeans are great for these some pairs are just simply irresistible. As sandals. Because these types of jeans girls we definitely choose how cute, hug tightly to your curves and they glamorous or how eye-catching the stop at or a little below the ankle they shoe is over comfort. Guilty. don’t envelop the sandal as a boot cut style would.

Flip Flops:

Let’s face it everyone owns at least one pair of flip flops if not more. Flip flops have become incorporated into everyday outfits. Whether you are wearing jeans, a skirt, a dress, shorts, etc. there is not a pair of flip flops out there that would not compliment your outfit. However, I would abstain from wearing them to the White House to meet the President as Northwestern University’s Lacrosse Team did. Flip flops are perfect for any type of jean and are ideal for those jean and t-shirt days.

Sneakers:

Converse, Vans or the ever popular Tom’s shoes remain at the top of the list for sneakers. These shoes are usually paired with boot cut, boyfriend and know the infamous skinny or straight leg jeans. Mischa Barton is a perfect specimen of the skinny jean- sneaker wearer. There are many different options when pairing jeans with the perfect shoe, but the best thing to remember is wear what you like and if you feel great in it then go for it! Here’s Hattiesburg! 59


s hop p i n g Are you a grab it and go shopper? Are you an opportunistic shopper? Or, are you a committed dyedin-the-wool shopper? Did you come into this world with a credit card and a mission to shop the world? The opportunities to shop in the Hattiesburg area cover the complete rainbow of shopping opportunities for the various shopping personalities. You will find great little shops with hard to find items or you can find the manufactured sameness of a national chain stores that you see in other communities. Our local retailers provide an amazing range of products and services with special emphasis placed on personal service. The Hattiesburg area is also fortunate to have national and regional chains such as Target, Gander Mountain, Kohl’s, Old Navy, American Eagle, Hollister, Forever 21, Gap, The New York & Co., Best Buy, Wal-Mart, Sam’s, Dillard’s, Belk, Penney’s, Sears, Stein Mart, Aeropostale, Lowe’s, Home Depot, and many more to provide an even greater array of retail offerings in the Hattiesburg area. They will break ground for a new Academy store on Hwy. 98 West this year and it will be open by Christmas. With all the choices--the Turtle Creek Mall area, the Hardy St./Hwy. 98 West shopping area, Hwy. 49, the Cloverleaf Center area, Downtown Hattiesburg, Lincoln Rd., Petal’s Main Street and Hwy. 42, Purvis, Sumrall and Lumberton—you’ll be sure to find amazing buys and amazing products. Many shoppers that used to go to other metro areas in the area have discovered Hattiesburg is easy to get to and easy to shop while finding all the stores and services they want.

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Hwy. 98 West & Weathersby Road Turtle Creek Mall is the anchor of this fast growing retail area located around the intersection of Hwy. 98 West and Weathersby Road. The mall, the shopping centers around the mall and the many national chain stores make this an easy area to get your fill of shopping fun. Exit the Turtle Creek Mall on the Hwy. 98 side and take a right. Turn into the Turtle Creek Commons strip shopping center. Play It Again Sports, located behind Chick-Fil-A, is the place to find new and used sports and fitness equipment. The have rollerblades, treadmills, ellipticals, golf equipment, home gyms, baseball equipment, skateboards, disc golf and a lot more. In the same shopping center, you’ll find a beautiful boutique called b.t. threads. b.t. threads features such well-known names as Hale Bob, People’s Liberation Denim, Freedom of Choice denim, William Rast Denim, Ella Moss, Ella Moss girl, Oh Deer! Shoes, Foxy Original Jewelry, Tarino Taratino jewelry, Lucca and many more stylish brands. Hwy. 98 West/Old Hwy. 11 Intersection Keep going west on Hwy. 98 and you’ll come to the Newpointe Shopping Center located on the right beyond the Old Hwy. 11 and Hwy.98 W. intersection. After the intersection go past the Golden Eagle Storage and then Mack Grubbs Hyundai and Newpointe shopping center is located on the right. At Newpointe, you’ll find a great collection of stores and it’s fun to just walk and browse through the stores but it also has easy access so if you want to get in and out, you can do that too. Newpointe has a wonderful art gallery, Westside Studio, which sells paintings, sculpture and artistic gifts. In addition, Westside Studio offers art instruction if you’d like to sharpen your artistic skills. That special child in your life will be happy if you stop by Giggles. Giggles, a unique children’s boutique, has clothing, accessories and gifts. While you’re out shopping, what could be more convenient than to pick up your prescription when you’re already out and about? Newpointe Pharmacy is a pharmacy that can fill your prescription needs in a professional, yet caring, manner. For the upscale homeowner who wants to remodel or furnish their home Continued Next Page Here’s Hattiesburg! 61


for the first time, Franklin Hill Interiors is a great place to shop. Knowledgeable staff will aid your search for the perfect look or just browse around the tastefully appointed shop. If you go down a little further just a little beyond the first Canebrake Residential Community gate, you’ll find the Corner Market on the right. Go left back onto Hwy. 98 after you leave Corner Market and you’ll come to Bellevue Florists & Gift Shop on your right. Bellevue Florists & Gift Shop not only has the finest in fresh cut flowers but they also have a wonderful selection of fine gift items for that special someone or special event.

Old Hwy. 11 Take a right back on US Hwy. 98 heading east (back towards Hattiesburg) and then take a right on Old Hwy. 11. You’ll find the Corner Market at the intersection of Lincoln Road Extension and Old Hwy 11. The Corner Market features a great array of gourmet cheeses and meat, fresh produce, a Full Service Meat Department with a local butcher, fresh seafood, Southern foods, cakes and dessert—this store is a whole lot better than your average grocery store. Corner Market also has another store conveniently located in front of the Canebrake community on US Hwy. 98 W.

Take a right back onto Old Hwy. 11 and you’ll come to the shopping center at 5317 Old Hwy. 11 on your left. Located in the same shopping center is The Watermelon Patch. The Watermelon Patch has shoes, shoes, shoes. Yellow Box, Crocs, and Merrell are just some of the brand names they carry. Don’t forget, you can also get Southern Bell T-shirts at The Watermelon Patch. If you drive back towards Hwy 98 W. on Old Highway 11, take a right on Market Way (the road in between Sonic’s and the convenience store), and then right after Sonic’s is this great little shopping center called Market Court. Market Court is easy to reach from Hwy 98 W. by taking the road right next to McDonald’s and driving past McDonald’s (which would be on your left). Check out some of the great stores located there: Fine Wine & Liquor Loft, If you’re looking for that special wine to complement your meals or if you’re just looking for a nice casual drinking wine you can find it here. They also have a full selection of liquor. The Leaf Cigar Co., Smoke if you have ‘em. If you want premium and boutique cigars you’ll have to see The Leaf Cigar Company’s premier selection. They also have an assortment of wine accessories, bar items, gift baskets and unique wedding gifts. If you go back onto Hwy. 98 heading toward the Mall take a right on Sandy Run Rd. and a left at Office Park Dr. and you’ll come to Anderson’s Carpet One Floor & Home and Anderson’s Paint on your left. Anderson’s has a carpets, rugs, hardwood flooring, tiles or anything you may want to improve for your house or to outfit your new home. Anderson’s Paint has a complete line of Benjamin Moore products. While you’re still in that same shopping center, don’t forget to stop in at Accents. Accents has a great line of gifts as well as items to finish off your home’s interior design. Keep driving down Office Park Dr. and take a left on Lamar Blvd. and you’ll come to Expectations, located at 6242 Hwy. 98 W., next to Petro’s. Expectations is your premium baby boutique and has a great line of maternity wear, nursery furniture baby bedding, baby clothes, young children’s wear and gifts. Continued Page 64

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Boutique is located here. Eve Marie’s has a complete line of trendsetting clothes for the young and the young at heart. Eve Marie’s Boutique also has a full line of accessories such as purses, shoes and jewelry. Go back to the light and take a left. On your right, you’ll see another Corner Market with the same great variety of food items: gourmet cheeses, fresh meat, fresh seafood, Southern foods, cakes and desserts, and a tobacco barn as well. Take a right on Hardy St. and then take a right on S. 28th Ave. Take a left onto O’Ferral St. and look for Parris Jewelers on your left. At Parris Jewelers you’ll find the latest in custom designs and giftware for any occasion and be assured you’ll only find the finest diamonds available. Parris Jewelers offers custom designing, engraving, complimentary gift-wrapping, and on-site jewelry repair.

drug stores, collectibles, gifts such as A Gallery/Plums, home décor, sporting goods, groceries, several great restaurants, such as Bianchi’s or 206 Front and building supplies at Economy Supply. McKenzie’s on Main-Antiques, gifts and bridal registry. If you want that special piece of furniture or that special gift, come look around McKenzie’s. Main St. Books-Specializing in signed local, regional and state editions; also new and used books, children’s books, art, talks and workshops. A Gallery/Plums-Fine art, gift registry, contemporary handcrafted gifts, art talks and receptions. A Gallery merged with Plum’s to offer their customers everything from artistic treasure to gifts perfect for a wedding, birthday or special event. Economy Supply-If you need building supplies of any sort, go here. Whether you’re a seasoned builder Downtown Area or a DIY, this is a great place to go for Historic Downtown Hattiesburg has your supplies and help with your buildbecome an entertainment/dining ing or remodeling project. center in Hattiesburg, which only enContinued Next Page hances its shopping opportunities. Antiques, such as McKenzie’s on Main, apparel, a book store, Main St. Books, uTheresa Frey

If you go back onto Hwy. 98 and head east and you’ll come to Adcock’s Pool, Spa and Billiards. Swimming pools, swimming pool supplies, billiard tables, grills, outdoor furniture even tanning beds are all available at Adcock’s. Go back to Hwy. 98 and take a left, take a left on Lamar Blvd., drive all the way to the stop sign on Lincoln Rd. Extensionand take a left. Go through the light at the intersection of Oak Grove Rd. and Lincoln and on you left is Occasions. Occasions is a full service prom, pageant, and formal-Wear salon. The Occasions store has a warm, relaxed atmosphere and specializes in helping their clients find the perfect gown with all the trimmings. Go back to Oak Grove Rd. and take a right. Belle & Beau Hairstyling is close to the intersection of Oak Grove and Mayfair Rd. Belle & Beau Hairstyling is a full service beauty salon, which also features a wide selection of Circle E line. Go left on Mayfair back to Hardy St. and take a right. Cross over I-59 and take a left at the light, which is 40th St. Take an immediate right into the shopping center and Eve Marie’s

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Cloverleaf Center Area Broadway/Hwy. 49 intersection and Pine St. Area. Cloverleaf Center is the anchor of this area. By bringing outlet stores and value stores to Cloverleaf has carved out a real niche in Hattiesburg’s retail marketplace. Stein Mart, Burke’s Outlets, Trees N’ Trends, Hudson’s Treasure Hunt, and Big Lots are just some of the stores located at Cloverleaf Center. Hwy. 49 and Hwy. 49/I-59 Intersection Hwy. 49 has retail stores from Forrest County’s southern border to its northern border. The heaviest concentrations of stores are around the intersections at Broadway, Hwy. 42, and I-59. Petal Petal is just east of Hattiesburg across the Leaf River. New retailers keep discovering Petal with Main St. and Hwy. 42 (Central Ave.) being the biggest beneficiaries. There is a great little jewelry store called Carter’s Jewelry, a jewelry store that offers quality, affordable jewelry-rings, necklaces, and watches. Carter’s promises to offer the finest quality merchandise at great prices with great service. Continued Next Page

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Surrounding Communities of Lumberton, Purvis & Sumrall Lumberton’s retail is centered mostly on Main St. and Hwy. 589, but it also extends all the way out Main St. to I-59. Grocers, pharmacy, used furniture, flower shops, auto parts, dollar stores, gifts, and restaurants are some of the shopping opportunities.

Purvis has added many new stores to create a wonderful variety of retailers. Antiques, florists, auto parts, hardware, new car dealerships, grocers, pharmacies, a growing number of restaurants, and gift stores are all available in Purvis. Optometrists, dentists, and physicians are also part of a growing number of medical services

Shopping Tid-Bits Early pilgrims had to sew and re-sew clothing for many years due to a lack of supplies to make new clothing. Flappers were the first women in the 1920s to rebel against traditional clothing standards. They rejected drab Victorian clothes and began expressing their desire to break free of traditional conventions through their clothing. Although there has been some movement towards gender neutral, most clothing in America is still gender specific. Product labels are required to show how the product can be maintained as well as the country that the fabric has been imported from. Maintenance instructions on a product label should be applicable to the piece overall, which means that the most 66 Here’s Hattiesburg!

delicate piece of fabric should be the one used to create the clothing label. An item of clothing is considered vintage if it dates back from 1920 to 1960. Anything after this date is considered retro. Dry cleaned clothes last longer. Current young American clothing is heavily based on music. Music stars influence shoe, shirts, dresses, jeans, jewelry, fragrance, slacks, headwear (anything you can put on your body) purchases. Brassieres or bikini-like garments are depicted on some female athletes in the 14th century BC during the Minoan civilization era. The word “brassiere” first appeared in 1907 in Vogue magazine.

provided for in Purvis. Sumrall also has a wide range of stores. Clothing, discount stores, drug store, auto parts, restaurants, and gifts are some of the stores located in Sumrall.

On an average, a female from ages 13-16 may own about 15 pair of shoes, including sneakers. And older woman 16-21, who perhaps has a job: 25-40 pairs. A mature woman 25-50, anywhere from 40-60 pair of shoes. Shoes were created 4,000 years ago and the early shoes were made of a single piece of rawhide that provided the foot with warmth and protection. Up until the 18th Century, men’s shoes and women’s shoes were exactly alike. U.S. Rubber invented “Peds” in 1916, the first tennis shoe and were sold mostly to an older audience. They changed the “P” to “K” and the “Keds” were an instant hit with kids. Michelin and Stride Rite Corp. made Keds-style shoes a commercial success more than U.S. Rubber. Continued Next Page


Keds were called “sneakers” because they were quieter than hard shoes. In the 16th century buttons were usually for decoration. Clothes were held together with laces or pins. Furs in Tudor times included cat, rabbit, beaver, bear, badger and polecat. In the 18th Century both men and women wore wigs. You didn’t have to know the difference between your left and right shoes until the 19thCentury. Up until left and right shoes were invented in Philadelphia, both shoes were the same. During World War I, US soldiers, sweating in their woolen uniforms, noticed the light cotton undershirts worn by European soldiers. Since they were much more comfortable, they quickly became popular among the Americans, and because of their design, they were named T-shirts. Continued Next Page Here’s Hattiesburg! 67


During World War II, the T-shirt became standard issue underwear in both the US Army and Navy. After WWII, the T-shirt started appearing without a shirt covering it. Fiber for one cotton T-shirt requires 256.6 gallons of water.

Française de Teintures Inoffensives pour Cheveux, which means "Safe Hair Dye Company of France" in English.

YKK, the omnipresent manufacturer of zippers, opened for business in 1934 in Japan.

Henna was used in ancient Egypt to color women’s hair.

The first lady's boot was designed for Queen Victoria in 1840.

Until the 19th century, most buttons were used for men's clothing. Hooks and lacing were the norm for women's clothes. After the mid 1800s, women became the primary consumers.

The zipper, the design used today Southern women and girls spend an based on interlocking teeth, was average of $727 per year on clothes, invented by Swedish born scientist more than any other region. Women Gideon Sundback, an employee of spend $662 in the Northeast; $590 in Whitcomb Judson's, in 1913. The the Midwest and $707 in the West. new invention was patented as the "Hookless Fastener" and after more improvements patented in 1917 Southern women also spend more on as the "Separable Fastener". Only footwear than other regions: Southern after Gideon Sundbach, had remodwomen spend $349; Northeasterners eled Judson's fastener into a more spend $343; Midwesterners spend streamlined and reliable form, was the $251; Westerners spend $336. fastener a success.

Julian Hill and Wallace Hume Carothers working at DuPont invented the nylon fabric.

B.F. Goodrich Co. coined the term “zipper” in 1925. “Zippers” were used on rubber boots that Goodrich sold.

Nylons were introduced at the New York (NY) World’s Fair. The word nylon speaks to that fact: NY-lon.

In 1937, French fashion raved about the wonderful zipper for men’s trousers.

"Tube Socks" were invented by Thomas Kelly and Hugh Ryan, in 1875. Mary Queen of Scots was wearing a wig when she lost her head (and wig).

DuPont sold nearly 800,000 on May 15, 1940, the first day nylons were put out for sale. By the end of the first year, 64 million nylons had been sold. Stockings historically were typically silk and pricey so the lower cost of nylons created a huge demand. The first nylons had to be made in many different sizes because they didn’t stretch. Another DuPont chemist, Joseph Shivers, invented spandex (Lycra) in 1959. One size fits all. Pantyhose (a combination of panties and nylons) was invented by Allen Gant at Glen Raven Mills in North Carolina in 1959. Working on the movie Intolerance in 1916, director D.W. Griffith wanted to make his leading actress look better. Griffith had a wig maker weave human hair through pieces of gauze, which were then glued to the actress. L’Oreal was started in 1909 by Eugène Schueller as the Société 68 Here’s Hattiesburg!

Dawn Speed is fashion forward in a C.Luce Coral Zip Ruffle Romper with a pair of strappy Bonnibel Stacy heels. She is also rocking a versatile Trina Turk Cabochon Cuff with bold, brightly Models Amber & Jamie colored stones. Clothes by b.t. threads.

Westerners spend more on personal care products than other regions at $651 per year; Southerners spend $593; Midwesterners spend $538; and Westerners spend $653.


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Allison Wellborn is stylish in this bright teal, purple and tan Analili halter top paired with DL 1961 dark washed Jessica skinny jeans. Clothes by b.t. threads. Here’s Hattiesburg! 69


(Left to right) Cara Hyatt could be enjoying brunch at her marina in a pair of White It Skinny Jeans, Last Tango red tank, Joy Joy navy crochet jacket gold and rhinestone bangles, gold ring and Modesta off white wedges. A classic yet casual Jessica Morgan relaxes in her Maggie white one shoulder ruffle chiffon top, her Rising Starlet It Jeans, Bissimo camel wedges, red rose ring with rhinestones, Tarina Tarantino red and blue earrings and a Geneva red and rhinestone watch. April Bullock looks like a Grecian goddess in her Karlie nautical one shoulder dress, Leopard Diva red flower ring, Qupid gold shoes and Tarina Tarantino red earrings. Anna Raven Smith looks classy in her Miss Chic White leggings, Very J blue one -shoulder ruffle silk top, Tarina Tarantino Aurora Borealis ring, Tarina Tarantino blue earrings and blue rhinestone bracelet. Tatianna Mondaini looks regal in her striking Esley Red silk ruffle dress, Kasi gold drop earrings, gold mesh bow ring, gold and rhinestone bangles and Modesta off white wedges. Clothes by Eve Marie's Boutique. 70 Here’s Hattiesburg!


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Clothes by Mimi’s Bridal. Elizabeth Williams looks sweeter than the icing on the cake in this Justin Alexander flirty tulle and Venice lace full ball gown dress features Venice lace appliqués and elegant bead detailing. An attached silk dupioni sash cinches the waist, which finishes with a chapel length train.

Wedding Trends

you’re going to do it. Oh yeah, don’t forget the shades and the cool music. The following is a list of trends Make sure it’s okay with the church if that you may want or may want to you’re having a church wedding. avoid in your own wedding but have Requiring bridesmaids to get been done in this area or other parts plastic surgery? Apparently, in some of the country areas of the country, this is a relaRemember that You Tube wed- tively frequent request. Many poding procession? You will probably tential bridesmaids won’t consider it, still remember Chris Brown’s “Forever” but don’t be surprised if one of your being danced down the aisle. Yeah, friends ask you for a little nip, tuck or that’s the one (if you are one of the few needle (ouch!) before the nuptial people who hasn’t seen it, Google You- ceremony. Tube Wedding dance to check it out)-the one with over 69,000,000 views! Wild Wedding Themes. This is The aisle dance is a new tradition. Get a continuation and expansion of some dancers in your wedding party if a trend that has been around for 72 Here’s Hattiesburg!

a while. A fairly common wedding theme in this part of the country has been the cowboy/cowgirl wedding. Celebrating shared interests in the wedding is becoming more common, such as having a golf/tennis/ whatever sport wedding, swimming (underwater) wedding, theater wedding, mall/shopping wedding, Disney movie wedding, even extreme sport wedding. Having your dog as part of the wedding (mostly as ring bearer). Affection for our furry little friends apparently doesn’t stop at the church door. Continued Page 74


Clothes by Mimi’s Bridal. Amber Langley looks elegant in this Alfred Angelo strapless taffeta ball gown with a modified sweetheart neckline, Crystal beading accents the waist with an innovative bow treatment at the back waist which finishes with a chapel length train.

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Weekend wedding events. This is a little like a destination wedding but it doesn’t have to be in a faraway location, but can be. The bridal couple will rent a fancy home or villa and have all their pre- and post-wedding events at the location.

Clothes by Mimi’s Bridal. All eyes are on Heather Williamson in this Alfred Angelo, slim A-line gown with dipped neckline accented with rhinestone, pearls and crystal beading. The full skirt features re-embroidered lace with metallic accents and a semi-cathedral train.

Retroweddings. A trend that is still trendy—bridal couples use period items and clothing from the 40’s, 50’s, 60’s and 70’s. Period color schemes and locations, vintage invitations offer a wide variety of choices for the event. Providing guests with wedding gifts from historical brands and using grandmother's or mother's dress are some other ingredients for the retro wedding. Using brunches for wedding receptions. By not having a formal dinner, your food budget will be much lower. Creative table settings for the dinners. Use attractive picture frames or matting instead of the basic table numbers on a folded white card stock. Outdoor weddings. Using outdoor wedding ceremony and reception venues, even backyard weddings, has continued to trend upwards. Whoopie Pies? Really? Yup, Whoopie Pie along with more butter cream cakes with large sugar flowers are a trend in desserts. Whoopie! Unveiling the non-veil. Antique and heirloom combs are trendy and they are environmentally friendly as well. Lounge-like reception seating where more intimate seating arrangements using varied table sizes produce and locally-produced gifts, and seating rule the day. using recycledbride.com after the Extended parties. Not quite affair is over to re-sell items, vegetarto the extent of those Indian Hindu ian receptions, e-mail invitations, using week-long galas but instead of the soy ink colored cloth to wrap gifts and party ending with the receptions, the fewer invited guests are just a few eleparties continue with an after-party ments of an eco-friendly wedding.

Using the Web. Facebooking, Twittering and blogging your wedding events and moments continue to be popular, particularly with the wedding couples themselves.

Bright Color Weddings. This is something that dress manufacturPersonalizing everything. Leav- ers and their shills keep talking about ing tradition in the dust and using the but it is rarely seen. In this area there Eco weddings. Save the date on wedding to express the couple’s in- have been champagnes and maybe Continued Next Page recycled paper, using locally-grown terests. with coffees, cognacs, cigars and don’t forget the desserts.

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a few chocolate brown weddings but overwhelmingly, white wins the day for dresses. The dress experts say there will be hot pink, bright orange and kelly green in the near future. Miscellaneous. Gray, not black and white, does seem to be a color trend for chic weddings. Old timey photographs taken in front of draped fabrics in an outside setting, and tall, elegant yet rustic wedding cakes are also trendy.

The range of choices facing today’s couples can be overwhelming. Using elements of trends while maintaining some tradition can narrow your decisions down to a more manageable scale. The biggest trend that all these other trends underscore is that by personalizing down to the smallest of details or going all traditional to make this day an extremely special day is what it’s all about.

The choice

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Clothes by Mimi’s Bridal. Alecia Wood is fashionably ready to give her daughter away in this Sarah Danielle sleeveless, slim-fitting silk dupioni gown that features asymmetrical pleating for a very flattering fit. The V-neckline is accented with a double ruffle and fabric roses with rhinestone accents. The look can be completed with a long sleeve bolero jacket with rhinestone buttons. Heather Williamson looks divine in this Alfred Angelo, slim a-line gown with dipped neckline accented with rhinestone, pearls and crystal beading. The full skirt features re-embroidered lace with metallic accents and a semi-cathedral train.

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Wedding Planner

Don’t wait until the month before to get your wedding cake ordered like Prince William and Kate Middleton. It really is much easier to get your way if you are a future King or Queen. For the rest of us commoners planning will go a long way to save your sanity and make your big day a little easier. These are some time guidelines to help you get the some of the gadzillion details ready

9 Months - Year Before Wedding Announce your engagement Throw your engagement party if desired. If you do throw an engagement party, make sure you invite all the engagement party attendees to the wedding reception. Start collecting articles from lifestyle, bridal, food, fashion and design magazines and web sites to give you ideas for your own wedding. Place them in your Wedding File folder. Your Wedding File will include research, articles, receipts, your lists and contact information. Put together a budget. Start the guest list. Book the clergyperson/officiant as soon as possible. Book your wedding location as soon as possible. Book your reception location as soon as possible. Research Bands, Photographers, Caterers, Videographers and Florists. Put the info in your Wedding File folder.

7 Months – 9 Months Before Wedding

caterers themselves and some of their clients. When you’re talking to former clients ask for other names of clients they might know so you don’t have to get all the references from the caterer. Book your florist. Shop for your wedding dresses and bridesmaids’ dresses. It’s not unusual to allow six months for the dress to be ordered and sized. You will need at least three fittings. Get your transportation lined up. Book limos, taxis, buses, as needed, to get everyone (including yourself) to where they need to be. Meet with your clergyperson or officiant. Go over all the forms and anything required by your religious belief. Start writing a schedule for the wedding day.

4 Months – 7 Months Before Wedding Get your wedding cake finalized. Get your rehearsal and rehearsal dinner plans finalized. Choose your music. If you don’t feel comfortable choosing your music by yourself ask your coordinator/planner, your clergyperson or even a family member who is a good musician. Check on your wedding invitations. Get samples and customize them to your wishes. Get your beauty/hair salon booked for your makeup and hair. If you are going to use a tanning salon, make sure your visits are booked. Get your dress fitted (or at least begin the fittings). Buy your wedding shoes.

Put together your wedding web site or blog. Send the link(s) to people you’ll invite to the wedding. Post information like the time, date and location of the event, travel arrangements, lodging arrangements and so on.

3 Months – 4 Months Before Wedding

Send Save-the-Date cards.

Print programs.

Register your gifts at retailers you’ve selected.

Choose the readings for the service and line up the people who will read.

Reserve a block of rooms for your out-of-town guests. Hire the photographer/videographer Book the band, DJ or musical entertainment. Go and see them perform because you want to evaluate them in a performance situation. Research caterers. Interview the

Purchase your rings to allow time for sizing and engraving.

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Clothes by Mimi's Bridal. Delta Kelly looks like a queen in this Sophia Tolli combination of bold clean lines with striking artistry in this sleek fitted slim a-line gown with flowing skirt. Soft elegant satin is handdraped throughout the bodice and features a uniquely sculpted bow on one shoulder of the striking sweetheart neckline. Beautifully crafted broaches accent the bow, hip and top of the chapel length train. A corset back bodice finishes this elegant style.

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Shelby Ryals looks stunning in sterling .32ct diamond and champagne quartz pendant with matching earrings and a sterling and 18kt yellow gold .50ct diamond Philip Andre’ ring.

Savannah Holmes is draped in multilayered pearl strands of cultured and Tahitian black pearls. She is also wearing 14kt gold 10x11mm Tahitian black pearl earrings.

-top left: 14kt yellow gold .76tw fancy fluted diamond earring -bottom left: 14kt white gold 1 carat tw diamond and 3.75ct sapphire bracelet -middle top: Platinum 3.51ct round brilliant diamond ring -middle bottom: 18kt white gold designer diamond swirl mounting with 2 diamond bands by Kirk Kara - 14kt white gold 4.52tw diamond and ruby bracelet -3 rings( top: Platinum and 18kt yellow gold 1.53tw canary 3 stone diamond ring, middle: 1.36 ct 14kt white gold princess solitaire ring, bottom: 14kt white gold 2.10ct round brilliant diamond solitaire ring Here’s Hattiesburg! 79


2 Months – 3 Months Before Wedding

Send out your invitations. You should have had your second fitting done at this time. Get together with your photographer & videographer to tell them the photos you absolutely want and to show them a walk-through of the ceremony. Submit your wedding announcement/ photos to local newspapers. Have your bachelorette or bachelor party. Update all your vendors and make sure everything is still set for the wedding. Go over the music with your DJ for your musical entertainment.

1 Month – 2 Months Before Wedding Get the marriage license. Have your final fitting done. If certain guests haven’t responded to your wedding invitation, call them to see if they’re coming.

Confirm times with all vendors (don’t forget your hair dresser, makeup person and tanning shop, if used). Make sure the drivers have the directions/routes to get people to where they need to be. Assign seating for the rehearsal dinner and reception. Buy your gifts for the bridesmaids (they will be presented at the rehearsal dinner.)

The Final Week Send the final guest list to the caterer. Finalize the little tasks for the wedding (select a separate person for each vendor who will deal with them on your wedding day, choose someone to help with your dress, select the person (people) to take care of the gifts and cards, pick someone to help you carry items you’ll need for the wedding).

Send out the rehearsal dinner invitations.

E-mail the final schedule to everyone in the wedding party.

If you are having alcohol, order it now. You should have your final guest list by this time.

Pick up your wedding dress or have it delivered. Make sure all the vendors have been contacted and know when they are expected and what is expected of them. Have one final talk with the photographer and/or videographer. Get packed for the honeymoon. Get your nails done the day before the wedding. Start breaking in your wedding shoes. Your feet will thank you for it on your wedding day.

The Big Day

Enjoy yourself. Get married. Photo on facing page: Clothes by Mimi’s Bridal. Hannah Rachal turns on the charm in this Maggie Sottero, full, ball gown with one-shoulder neckline and corset closure. Tulle and Valencia Oganza are married together in this romantic, ballerina-like ball gown. Tulle is asymmetrically ruched across the bodice and over the jeweled shoulder. The Valencia Organza waistband with grand beaded motifs at the center front and back introduces the softly gathered tulle skirt.

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Jobie Sullivan and Amanda Weide Wedding. Photo by Katie Love.

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Beauty Salons

Liquor

Belle & Beau Hairstyling 2113 Oak Grove Rd., Hattiesburg.....................601-264-9388 Salon 38 102 N. 38th Ave., Hattiesburg.............................601-268-7839 Shag Salon 4200 W. 4th St., Hattiesburg................................601-599-7424 Shoots Salon & Spa #1 Cane Dr., Hattiesburg...................................601-264-8081 The Gallery Hair Salon 6414 US Hwy 98 Ste. 20, Hattiesburg.................601-336-5672

Fine Wine & Liquor Loft 28 Market St., Hattiesburg..................................601-579-7048

Lodging Candlewood Suites 9 Gateway Dr., Hattiesburg...............................601-264-9666 Holiday Inn and Suites 10 Gateway Dr., Hattiesburg.............................601-296-0603

Photographers Bridal Gowns Mimi’s Bridal 507 N. 16th Ave., Laurel......................................601-649-6006 Occasions 4356 Lincoln Rd. Ext., Hattiesburg......................601-264-7155

Dresses b.t.threads 24 Cross Creek Pkwy., Hattiesburg....................601-261-1006 Eve Marie’s Boutique 3901 Hardy St. Ste. 90, Hattiesburg....................601-450-0559

Florists Bellevue Florist 6690 Hwy 98W, Hattiesburg...............................601-264-8269

Gifts

Frey Photography Hattiesburg..........................................................601-264-3681 King Photography 2295 Hardy St., Hattiesburg................................601-583-1933

Receptions Bellingrath Gardens 12401 Bellingrath Gardens Rd.,Theodore, AL....800-247-0540 Canebrake Country Club 1 Cane Dr., Hattiesburg.....................................601-271-2010 Hattiesburg Country Club 61 Classic Dr., Hattiesburg.................................601-264-5076 The Legacy 440 Legacy Blvd., Hattiesburg...........................601-549-5070

Rehearsal Dinners 206 Front 206 Front St., Hattiesburg...................................601-545-5677

A Gallery/ Plums 134 E. Front St., Hattiesburg................................601-584-6785 Accents 11 Office Park Dr.,Hattiesburg...........................601-584-4550 McKenzie's on Main 409 Main St., Hattiesburg...................................601-544-2240 Westside Studio 6555 Hwy 98 W Ste. B, Hattiesburg....................601-579-9378

Spas

Jewelers

Tuxedos

Carter's Jewelry 793 Hwy 42 #1001, Petal.....................................601-582-4222 Parris Jewelers 200 South 27th Ave., Hattiesburg......................601-264-1764

Mimi’s Bridal 507 N. 16th Ave. Laurel.......................................601-649-6006 Occasions 4356 Lincoln Rd. Ext., Hattiesburg .....................601-264-7155

Shoots Salon & Spa #1 Cane Dr., Hattiesburg...................................601-264-8081

Tanning Parlors Endless Summer 6413 Hwy. 98, Hattiesburg..................................601-579-9800

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Development Name

County

40th Place Acadia Oaks Acadian Square Angela’s Field Ashborough Audubon Hills Audubon Park Autumn Ridge Autumn Ridge Backwater@Woodstone Barton Park Baywood Cove Beaver Lake Bedford Woods Belle Grass Belle Pointe Belle Terre Bellewood Bent Creek Bent Creek West Berkshire Hills Beverly Hills Estates Bienville Square Big Bay Lake Black Creek Valley Bridgefield Estates Bridgefield Gardens Brookstone Brookwood Brycewood Cameron Point Canal Place Canebrake

Forrest Lamar Forrest Lamar Lamar Lamar Forrest Forrest Lamar Lamar Lamar Forrest Lamar F/L Lamar Lamar Lamar Lamar Lamar Lamar Lamar Forrest Lamar Lamar Lamar Lamar Lamar Lamar Forrest Forrest Lamar Lamar Lamar

SW Hsbrg. Oak Grove Petal Oak Grove Oak Grove Oak Grove SW Hsbrg. Petal Oak Grove Oak Grove Oak Grove SW Hsbrg. Purvis SWH Oak Grove Oak Grove Oak Grove Oak Grove Oak Grove Oak Grove SW Hsbrg. Petal Oak Grove L/P Purvis Oak Grove/Sumrall Oak Grove/Sumrall Oak Grove NW Hsbrg. SW Hsbrg. Oak Grove SW Hsbrg. Oak Grove

229K-290K 115K-165K 150K-220K 165K-297K 200K-1MIL 125K-195K 135-195K 300K-600K 120K-135K 275K-500K 95K-300K 120K-1MIL 197K-375K 240K-260K 125K-250K 150K-300K 150K-350K 175K-380K 80K-195K 85K-200K 150K-225K 180K-750K 160K-212K 250K-600K 125K-210K 119K-166K 65K-95K 80K-130K 105K-150K 190K-260K 200K-1.8MIL

Carolina Ridge Carriage Park Castle Manor

Lamar Lamar Forrest

Oak Grove Oak Grove Petal

120K-155K 237K-275K 100K-175K

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Area

Price Range 195K-600K

Amemities C/G, L, U U, C, G U, PG, P, W/T, L, D G, U S,C C/G, U

C, L, P, T, U U U, W/T BL, G, L, U C/G, U C, C/G, Ga, P, T, U, W U U P, Pg, U P, Pg, U C/G L L, U U, S, C C, C/G, Ga, L, P, U C/G, U U C/G C/G BL,C,CC,C/G,G,Ga, L,Pr,Pg,T,P,U,W/T C/G, U C/G, U L


Real Estate These pages will give price ranges of houses and some of the amenities offered by this sampling of communities.

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Development Name

County

Chanticleer Chapel Hill

Lamar Lamar

Oak Grove Oak Grove

Classic Woods Clayton Place Clear Creek Cobblestone Corner Oaks Cottages in the Woods Cottages at Turtle Creek Country Club Lake Estates Cross Creek Crossland Roads Cumberland Dandridge Deerfield Derry Dixie Ridge East Forrest Eastwood Heights Edgemere Ferncrest Fernwood Estates Fieldstone Forrest Hills Fox Penn Gracelynn Heights Green Bay Place Green Timber Greenwood Place

Forrest Forrest Lamar Lamar Lamar Lamar Lamar Forrest Forrest Lamar Lamar Lamar Lamar Lamar Forrest Forrest Forrest Forrest Forrest Forrest Lamar Lamar Lamar Forrest Forrest Lamar Lamar

NW Hsbrg. Petal Oak Grove Sumrall Oak Grove Oak Grove Oak Grove NW Hsbrg. Petal Sumrall Oak Grove Oak Grove Oak Grove Oak Grove Dixie Petal Petal Petal Petal Petal Oak Grove Oak Grove Sumrall Petal Petal Oak Grove Oak Grove

130K-295K 195K-240K 108K-128K 140K-190K 152K-173K 140K-200K 165K-775K 130K-230K 150K-190K 125K-275K 150K-275K 110K-200K 142K-160K 175K-240K 95K-150K 125K-250K+ 186K-234K 110K-140K 125K-200K 175K-430K 100K-265K 196K-250K 125K-160K 115K-200K 178K-380K 150K-500K

Greystone Heatherwood Hickory Knoll Hidden Woods Highpointe Hillendale Hollow Run Homestead Hunter’s Point

Lamar Lamar Lamar Lamar Lamar Forrest Forrest Forrest Forrest

NE Lamar Sumrall Oak Grove Oak Grove Oak Grove SW Hsbrg. Petal SWH/Dixie NW Hsbrg.

New! New! 50K-100K 180K-315K 230K-450K 95K-375K 110K-150K 175K-400K 160K-250K

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Area

Price Range 200K-300K 110K-300K

Amemities U C, P, C/G, U, M U, C/G, L, S, L, U U C/G, U U, W C/G, U, M C, C/G, G, L, P, T, U C/G, P, T, U C P, Pg, U

C/G, P, T U, C/G, L, S, C L Pg, P, U

U U

P, U C/G T, W/T C/G, L, U G, T, P, U


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Development Name

County

Area

Price Range

Hunter’s Ridge Hunter’s Way Huntington Hyland Hyland Innswood Jamestown Kendllebrook Crossing Kensington Woods Keystone Cove Kingsmill Kirkwood Park Knights Landing Krystal View Lagniappe Cottages Lake Serene Lake Sharra Lakeshore Lamar Park Legacy Le Papillon Longleaf Acres Longwood Place Lost Orchard Madison Place Magnolia Crossing Magnolia Trace Maison Rue Marshall Place Martin RIdge Melody Hill Mineral Creek

Forrest Lamar Lamar Lamar Forrest Forrest Forrest Lamar Lamar Forrest Lamar SW Hsbrg. Lamar Lamar Lamar Lamar Lamar Lamar Lamar Lamar Lamar Forrest Lamar Lamar Lamar Lamar Lamar Lamar Forrest Lamar Lamar Forrest (Nth)

Petal Oak Grove Oak Grove Oak Grove Petal SW Hsbrg. SW Hsbrg. Oak Grove SW Hsbrg. Petal Oak Grove SW Hsbrg. Oak Grove Oak Grove Oak Grove Oak Grove Oak Grove Oak Grove Oak Grove Oak Grove Oak Grove Petal Oak Grove Purvis Oak Grove Sumrall Oak Grove Sumrall Petal Oak Grove Petal Rawls Springs

135K-200K 125K-150K 115K-150K 75K-150K 80K-115K 135K-400K 85K-200K 165K-180K 85K-185K 115K-135K 160K-290K 200K-1MIL 187K-414K 120K-200K 120K-165K 120K-600K 110K-180K 160K-300K 100K-140K New! 175K-650K 150K-400K 150K-165K 129K-160K 100K-195K 195K-235K 160K-380K 139K-175K 200K-350K 155K-215K 130K-160K Custom & Spec. 130K-300K

North Fork Northridge Oak Forrest Oak Grove Cove

Forrest Forrest Lamar Lamar

Petal Petal Oak Grove Oak Grove

200K-300K 110K-140K 110K-210K 110K-155K

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Amemities G C/G T, W/T C/G, U C/G L, C/G, C C/G P, L C/G, U U C/G, U BL, C, L, Pr, Pg, T BL, C, L, Pg, Pr, T L BL, C, C/G, L, P

U BL, L, Pr, U Pg, U C/G, C, Ga, M, P, U U U C/G, U U, L, Pr U, C C, Ga, L, Pg, U, W/T, Fiber Optic Tel, TV, Net,Sec. Sys. U, L, Pr


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Development Name

County

Oak Hills Oak Leigh Manor Oak Ridge Overlook Point Pecan Hills Pecan Lakes Pecan Place Plantations Place Pleasant Ridge Providence Quail Hollow Reese Creek Plantation Regency Estates Richburg Heights Rolling Hills Sandstone Savannah Trace Serene Hills Serene Meadows Seven Pines Shadow Ridge Sherwood Forrest Sienna Fields Southdown South Fork SummerPlace SummerTree Summertrace Summerwood Tall Pines Tee Time The Cascades The Glen The Hemmingway The Meadows The Oaks The Preserve The Refuge

Lamar Forrest Lamar Lamar Lamar Forrest Lamar Lamar Forrest Forrest Lamar Forrest Forrest Forrest Lamar Lamar Lamar Lamar Lamar Forrest Lamar Forrest Lamar Lamar Forrest Lamar Lamar Lamar Lamar Lamar Forrest Forrest Lamar Forrest Forrest Lamar Forrest Lamar

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Area Oak Grove SW Hsbrg. Oak Grove Oak Grove Oak Grove Petal Oak Grove Oak Grove Petal SW Hsbrg. Oak Grove Petal SW Hsbrg. SW Hsbrg. Oak Grove Oak Grove Sumrall Oak Grove Oak Grove Dixie Oak Grove Petal Sumrall Sumrall Petal Oak Grove Oak Grove Oak Grove Oak Grove Oak Grove Petal SW Hsbrg. Oak Grove Petal Petal Oak Grove Oak Grove Sumrall

Price Range 95K-150K 80K-100K 125K-195K 95K-145K 95K-155K 125K-200K 130K-250K 100K-150K 130K-350K 200K-1.5MIL 175K-350K 130K-285K 95K-250K 100K-230K 130K-215K 200K-600K 250K-365K 150K-220K 140K-200K 130K-250K 175K-410K 100K-150K New! 115K-169K 185K-225K 140K-290K 130K-290K 120K-140K 250K-266K 95K-175K 135K-180K New! 115K-165K 110K-130K 115K-160K 135K-165K New! 275K-400K

Amemities M, P, U C/G, Ga, U L, Pr, Pg, U

BL, L, U E, Ga, U Ga, L, Pr, U, W/T C/G, U

C, Ga, P, U, W/T U U

C, C/G, G, Ga, P, U G W/T, U L, Pr U U C/G, Ga, M, U U G, L, U C/G, U U, L, Pg U U, G


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Development Name The Trace The Trace, 4th Ed. The Village The Woodlands The Woods Thornberry Fields Timber Lakes Timber Ridge Timberline Ridge Timberland Timberton Trailwood Trailwood West Tropical Gardens Twelve Oaks Twin Pines (Tee Time) Villa Del Ray Village at the Meadows Villages of Oak Grove Vintage Springs Waterford West Lake Manor Westbrook Westerly Western Heights Westgate Westhills Westover West Woods Whispering Pine Williamsburg Estates Willows of Trailwood Windridge Woodhaven Woodland Hills Woodlands Trace Woodstone Worthington 92 Here’s Hattiesburg!

County Lamar Lamar Forrest Lamar Lamar Forrest Forrest Lamar Forrest Lamar Forrest Forrest Forrest Forrest Lamar Forrest Lamar Forrest Lamar Forrest Forrest Lamar Lamar Lamar Forrest Lamar Lamar Lamar Forrest Forrest Forrest Forrest Lamar Forrest Forrest Lamar Lamar Lamar

Area Oak Grove Oak Grove NW Hsbrg. Oak Grove Oak Grove Petal Petal Oak Grove Petal Purvis SW Hsbrg. Petal Petal Petal Oak Grove Petal Oak Grove Petal Oak Grove SE Hsbrg SW Hsbrg. Oak Grove Sumrall Oak Grove SW Hsbrg. SW Hsbrg. Oak Grove Oak Grove SE Hsbrg. Petal Petal Petal Oak Grove SW Hsbrg. SW Hsbrg. Oak Grove Oak Grove Oak Grove

Price Range 160K-350K 180K-350K 250K-1MIL 160K-290K 150K-275K 175K-185K 130K-250K 130K-250K 150K-250K 120K-240 170K-400K 160K-450K 200K-1MIL 145K-230K 100K-160K 130K-180K 85K-140K 120K-145K 188K-226K 230K-260K 400K-1MIL 120K-220K 140K-250K 148K-160K 80K-180K 150K-200K 55K-195K 55K-195K 75K-150K 115K-140K 100K-200K 130K-200K 130K-250K 110K-350K 90K-295K 160K-290K 240K-500K 250K-400K

Amemities L, U U, W/T C, C/G, P, T, U U U U L U G,U U C, CC, C/G, G, L, U BL,C/G,G,L,Pr,Pg,U BL,C/G,G,L,Pr,Pg,U C/G, U G, L, U U C/G, U C/G, U, Pg C/G,Ga,L,Pr,U,W/T BL, L U U C/G C/G

BL,C/G,G L,M,Pg,Pr U U L, U C/G U C, P, T, U PU


Development Name

County

Area

Price Range

Amemities

The City of Hattiesburg NE Hattiesburg SE Hattiesburg NW Hattiesburg

Forrest Forrest Forrest

NEH SEH NWH

10K-150K 10K-350K 25K-500K

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Dogs

tial visit, as well and nutrition, feeding schedule, and basic health maintenance. Puppies receive vaccinations for several diseases that can cause serious illness and possible death if not protected against. After maternal anBy Dr. Andrew Huffman, tibodies wanes at a few weeks of age, Holland Veterinary Hospital, PA puppies become susceptible to parvo virus, rabies, distemper virus, kennel cough, and several other potentially harmful diseases. After your puppy receives its initial vaccinations, yearly boosters are needed to continue the

protection as the dog matures. Internal and external parasites are also a common problem and will need to be addressed also. Keep in mind that

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aking a dog part of your family can be one of the happiest times of your life. Proper care for pets, however, often involves much more than many people realize or expect at the time of purchase or adoption. Many people undertake owning a pet before they realize the level of responsibility and time commitment involved. I would like to briey discuss some of the basics regarding proper health care for dogs. Initially one of the first steps should be a visit to your regular veterinarian for a check up. New puppies should be checked for parasites and receive a thorough physical examination to check for physical defects or signs of disease. Generally puppies should be dewormed and receive vaccinations at 6 weeks of age, followed by booster vaccinations at 9, 12, and 15 weeks of age. Heartworm and both internal and external parasite control will be discussed at the ini94 Here’s Hattiesburg!

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there are a number of diseases and parasites that are potentially contagious to humans. Spaying or neutering your pet is also an important topic to consider. Most veterinarians recommend that dogs be spayed or neutered at a few months of age if it is not to be used for breeding. Not only does this prevent unwanted puppies, it also helps prevent some hormone related diseases and different forms of cancer. There are also several proactive measures your veterinarian can take to help prevent serious and costly problems if not addressed early. Some of these will include; routine dental care, periodic physical examinations to detect signs of arthritis, ocular problems, or tumors; and laboratory test to monitor for possible infection, metabolic disorder, and problems with internal organs. We have briey discussed a few ways that you

can help you dog be a healthy and happy companion and member of your family. Be sure to visit your veterinarian on regularly so that he or she can help ensure that your dog stays healthy and to answer any questions or concerns that you may have.

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Cats: Not Just Another Household Pet

By Dr. Kristen Faggert, Town & Country Animal Hospital

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f you own a cat you're not alone. According to the American Veterinary Medical Association 31.6% of households own at least one cat, and there are more pet cats than pet dogs. It may surprise you then that cats are taken to the veterinarian less often than their canine counterparts. There are many myths oating around about cats these days, I am going to dispel some of those nasty myths!

Myth One:

My cat went to the bathroom on my rug/bed/furniture. He is just mad at me. Cats are not spiteful creatures. A cat may urinate on the bed or furniture due to an infection or stress. Consider this as your cat's way of posting a billboard to you that he or she feels bad. If you notice that your cat is making frequent trips to the litter box or is straining to urinate while in Continued Next Page 96 Here’s Hattiesburg!


the box, that can indicate a urinary tract infection. Cats, especially neutered males, can get such severe infections that they cannot pass urine due to a blockage in their urethra. Here are some tips to create a good litter box experience:

1. Have one more litter box than you do cats. 2. Try out new box types and different types of litter.

3. Keep the litter box clean. 4. Place the litter boxes in “safe zones” in your

house where your cat spends time. Don't place the box right by the food bowl; cats don't like to eat by the bathroom. In any case of inappropriate elimination, always have your veterinarian examine your cat. Never punish your cat for the behavior, the only thing you'll achieve is scaring your cat.

Myth Two:

Cats need to be fed milk. False, false, false, false, false. Many cats are lactose intolerant so giving cow’s milk to a cat will many times upset their stomach.

Myth Three:

Having my cat spayed or neutered will make him or her fat and lazy. This is simply not true. Having your cat neutered (spayed) will change your cat's hormone levels. This can create a tendency for fat cells to form and lower Continued Next Page

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your cat's metabolism. Neutering/ spaying lessens the overpopulation problem and your neutered/spayed cat is calmer and less apt to roam.

Myth Four:

My female cat should have at least one litter before she is spayed. This is an old wives’ tale and false. Actually, spaying your cat prior to her first heat cycle can reduce the chance of mammary tumors (breast cancer) by 99%! Spayed females are less likely to roam, be aggressive, spray, and contract diseases. By spaying your cat, your cat won’t worsen the terrible cat overpopulation problem.

Myth Five:

It's okay for my cat to eat dog food. Dogs and cats have completely different nutritional requirements. Cats require higher levels of protein, larger amounts of water, and specific amino acids in their diets.

Myth Six:

Indoor cats cannot get diseases or parasites. The truth is that by not protecting your cat with vaccinations and preventatives you leave them more susceptible to these diseases and parasites. For example, fleas and flea eggs can easily be transferred to the owner’s clothing from the outdoor environment and then be transferred to your house and cat.

Myth Seven:

Cats have nine lives and are immune to rabies. Unfortunately, cats, like the rest of God’s creatures, have only one life. Rabies is lethal viral infection that attacks your nervous system. Mississippi law demands that all cats, dogs, and ferrets be vaccinated for rabies.

Myth Eight:

If you cut your cat's whiskers it will loose its sense of balance. Cats' balance mechanisms are located in their inner ears, just like humans. When Continued Next Page

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you cut a cat's whiskers their balance is not affected. Cutting a cat’s whiskers is cruel and should only be done by a vet, and then, only if needed.

Myth Nine:

Putting garlic on your cat's food will get rid of parasites. Not true and garlic can actually cause anemia in cats and should be completely avoided.

Myth Ten:

veterinarian to find the product that is best for your cat.

Myth Eleven:

Cats are wonderful pets with many personalities and quirks. They have been worshipped, condemned and even idolized over the centuries. Due to this, numerous myths have been created about cats. One thing is for sure, there is nothing like having a happy healthy cat! To quote the French historian Hippolyte Taine, “I have studied many philosophers and many cats. The wisdom of cats is infinitely superior.”

My cat has FIV (feline immunodeficiency virus) and will give me HIV. FIV and HIV are two different diseases. You cannot contract HIV from your cat. FIV is a cat specific disease.

Only dogs get heartworms, not cats. Heartworms are extremely prevalent in this area, and they can infect cats and dogs. Discuss the available preventative treatments with your

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The Little Home

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The Little Home

Photos by Theresa Frey

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T

he French villa we are about to see is actually in Lamar County but as you go through these photos you may think you are just a short train ride from ‘Gay Paree.’ The home sits as a perfectly placed island amidst immaculate grounds, large landscaped beds and towering pine trees. As we drive through the wrought iron gate, we hear the distinctive sound of our vehicle clip clopping over the home’s cobblestone drive. The golden hues of the stucco and the subdued green tones of the house trim are seamless complements to the Old World Style brick. The arched windows and the steep roof angles with a wrought iron balcony above the French doors can certainly whet your appetite for croissants and a slice of Camembert to be followed by a glass of light, fruity Beaujolais fresh from the vine. Homeowners Todd and Marina Little moved into the house in August 2010. The home was built originally in 2004. In 2007, Jane Jeffries built the addition for Jonathan Papelbon, Boston Red Sox pitcher. Marina greets us as we move through the front door and my eyes dart around the welcoming interiors to settle on a majestic winding staircase to the right. The gleaming black Kohler & Campbell grand piano has found its perfect niche below the stairs. (The Littles won the bid for the piano donated by Light’s Jewelry at The Pink Ribbon Gala’s silent auction one year.) The muted black paint of the wrought iron railing, wall sconces and grandiContinued Next Page 102 Here’s Hattiesburg!


ose chandelier (many times adorned with a sock or paper airplane according to Marina) tie the large vertical space together. A handsome portrait of the Little’s sons, Matthew Lake, Hudson and Tate sits above a Louis XV reproduction commode (a type of furniture resembling the English chest of drawers). Not pictured, but always present in spirit their 22 year old son, Rick. Rick lives in Jackson and likes to come home for the weekends and meals. The reclaimed heart pine used for the flooring has been lightly stained to elicit the wood’s natural range of golden and reddish hues that is very easy on the eyes in combination with the light tones of the wall paint. Antique white trim is found throughout the house. Jane Jeffries skillfully blended different fabrics and colors in the home’s window treatments to make a subtle but lasting impression. The elegant striped taffeta drapes paired with white and green organza drapes are balanced by sets of plainer, multicolored plaid drapes. Jane matched burnt sienna taffeta drapes with ecru curtains on the set of windows overlooking the back yard and golf course. Black and white faux chinchilla pillows accent the comfy looking ecru brush suede sectional couch located in the living room. You can pamper yourself by relaxing in the soft cushions as you watch the big screen TV on the wall or just enjoy a nice cozy fire on a winter’s eve. Two fleur-de-lis candles and a decorative chest box sit atop the solid wood coffee table. A large beige oriental rug with gold, green and red designs is an understated play on the colors found throughout the room and ties the room together very nicely. Going into the hearty French manor kitchen you can’t help but notice the unique hood above the Wolf fourburner gas stove. Boots Upholstery created the custom-made, ostrich leather covered hood and the matching chairs around the island. Another element of the interior design of the house is the use of a variety of textures to further that design. The rough texture of the hood and chairs, the Old Chicago brick used on the floors and the wall, the slate backsplash along with the hammered copper farmhouse sink serve as a counterpoint to the smoothness of the stainless steel appliances and the granite countertops. Continued Next Page Here’s Hattiesburg! 103


The glazing process used to finish the custom made cabinets (crafted by Michael and Scott Williamson) with their black wrought iron cabinet hardware deepens the easy historic ambience of the kitchen even though it is equipped with the latest appliances and features. The side-byside refrigerator as well as the two warming trays has been faced with the same glazed finish as the cabinets. The substantial square island with black granite countertop has a hammered copper bar sink with the etched initials APJ (previous owners Jonathan and Ashley Papelbon). The cutting block on the island looks like it may have come right out of a castle and was a perfect choice for this kitchen of the manor. A microwave is conveniently located in the island. An exquisitely carved, six-light chandelier reigns from the ceiling like a crown above the island. The stained bead board used on the kitchen ceiling adds to the rustic look. Some nice finishing touches to the kitchen include an oversized spoon and fork on either side of the hood. A framed chalkboard serves the practical purpose as a source of information for the family as well as being a focal point. To properly meet the culinary needs of diners at a formal dinner party, a butler’s pantry sitsbetween the kitchen and the dining and it serves as a practical, yet nice, transition room. A small refrigerator, a wine cooler, a wine rack and another hammered copper bar sink make sure that the servers have all the requisite equipment to attend to the guests. In the dining room, the simple whites and greens of the arrangement (created by Nicole Bush) atop the table serve as a contrasting color element to the browns, tans, and muted colors in the rest of the room. The beautifully textured ostrich leather covered chairs and the round dining table made of planks sit atop a superb, round Oriental rug. The burnt umber Continued Next Page 104 Here’s Hattiesburg!


wall paint and the green ceiling paint is a pleasant combination. Two large paintings by local artist Robert Williams sit on either side of the window. A Horchow mirror sits above an antique sideboard. Two burnished brass lamps and the wrought iron six-light chandelier would provide pleasant light for any meal. Now we will move towards the bedrooms located on the other side of the house. The first bedroom is a typical teenager’s room including a huge framed Fathead poster of LSU’s Tiger stadium, sports trophies on the shelves and two chairs in front of the television just made for playing video games. Once you

enter the bathroom though,you may think you stepped through a wormhole to another dimension in time. The bathroom is meticulous with granite countertops, a glass shower and a ten-light chandelier. Walking through the bathroom, you enter a closet that grown women would fight to have—scads, scads and scads of space for hanging clothes and shoes!!! In one section of the closet where there should be little black dresses and gowns, there’s sports memorabilia and trophies. Is there any justice in this world? Pretty nice digs for a teenage guy. Moving on, there’s a little hallway to the right we’d like to explore. A crafts room and media room are located at the end of the hallway. It was in the media room that we were introduced to Tate’s bearded lizard, Max, which Tate just happened to be feeding. Tate picked up a cricket to drop into the lizard’s cage but the cricket wiggled, got free and skittered away. The little man was a persistent hunter though and the next thing I knew Tate was proudly delivering room service to the reptile’s glass enclosure. Yummy! I have never seen a house with an area set up specifically for gift-wrapping but Marina had one. Marina loves Christmas and she puts up four trees: an Alabama tree

for Tate, a LSU tree for Matthew Lake, a Candy Land tree for the kitchen and a traditional formal tree for the main room. Well each tree needs gifts and the paper had to match each tree’s theme, so she needed to wrap lots of presents. Continued Next Page Here’s Hattiesburg! 105


So, she had Michael and Scott Williamson custom-create a craft table, which had everything she needed for wrapping gifts. The craft table also doubles as an ideal space for putting together school projects. Going up a narrow set of steps next to the craft table brings you from domestic bliss into the world of poker. Leather arm chairs, a table made for poker, a beverage area, a popcorn machine, a refrigerator and the room even has a large-volume air exchanger that completely sucks out the cigar smoke from this room so the night after won’t smell like the night after. If Texas hold 'em is your cup of tea, I believe this room is where you’ll excuse yourself from the rest of the tour. Going back through the craft area and the media room towards the hallway that connects to the master suite and Tate's room, let’s just spend a little time looking at the great use of the hallway space. The Littles put two refrigerator drawers, a microwave, a coffee pot and a copper sink in a counter located in the wide hallway. Instead of being wasted space, the well outfitted bar provides easy snacking access to the media room. There’s even space for a unique narrow antique table across from the appliances. Going down the hall, you arrive in the room of the hunt and The Tide, Tate’s room. Tate loves the Alabama Crimson Tide! (I’d hate to be in between Tate’s and Matthew Lake’s room on game day because I think there’d be a great mash up of purple and gold and red and white). Tate has the obligatory Fathead poster of ‘Bama’s Bryant-Denny Football Stadium. A copper dome that houses the ceiling fan is certainly a focal point of the room. What almost looks like two day beds stacked atop each other is Tate’s bunk bed. The camo bedspread, the reed/grass wall mural along with the mounted deer head and racks speak volumes about Tate’s love of hunting. The master bedroom is right down the hall. From the dark brown of roughhewn exposed beams on the ceiling to the golds, browns and reds of the stain heart pine floor, the room is a well-coordinated color palette. The light blue wall color is tied into the browns, tans and dark colors by the attractive window treatments on the huge windows on either side of the fireplace. Two dark brown overstuffed chairs, accented with faux fur chinContinued Page 108 106 Here’s Hattiesburg!


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chilla throw pillows, form a cozy sitting area in front of the remote-controlled gas fireplace. The dark brown of the custommade leather headboard (by Boots Upholstery) is drawn into the room with the pillow shams, which match the window treatments. The bedding, white trimmed in light blue, offers contrast to the earth tones found around the room. On the end of the bed is a light tan Horchow sofa that would be a great place to finish watching a TV show before turning in. A huge, built-in armoire/chest holds the TV and sits in front of the sofa. The gorgeous view of the backyard and the golf course brings the outside into the room. The master bath features a spacious bath and a walk-in shower. The off-white glazed cabinetry goes well with the Portoro Leonardogranite found on the floor and countertops. The bathroom sink is decorated with two burnished brass fleur-de-lis that go great with the granite and the mosaic tile backsplash. Every room we visited into was impeccably furnished with well-chosen accent pieces and design elements. We didn’t even talk about the guest bedrooms or the gym; there was almost too much to cover in one visit. The home’s interior design wizards used a palette of color, texture and building materials to create an amazing design. The joint effort of Jane Jeffries and Marina Little was brilliant. It was a great home to visit and we thank Todd and Marina for allowing us to visit their beautiful home! 108 Here’s Hattiesburg!


Year-Round Gardening Guide January

April

Planning • Plan garden improvements; order seed for early planning. Planting • Set out trees and shrubs. • Plant Sweet Peas, Poppies and Larkspur Fertilizing • Fertilize trees and Shrubs (Jan.-Mar.) Pest Control • Scale on broad-leaved evergreens should be sprayed with dormant oil for control. Pruning • Trim Nandinas Mulch • Mulch Lilies with compost. • Protect tender plants during periods of extreme cold.

Planting • Divide Violets, Shasta Daisies, Liriope, Ajuga, Mums and other Perennials. • Plant Okra, Melons, Peas, Corn, Beans, Eggplant, Cucumbers and Tomatoes. • Set out Basil. • Set out summer annuals if danger of frost is past: Ageratum, Allysum, Begonias, Geraniums, Dianthus, Celosia, Marigolds, Moss Rose, Petunias, Impatiens, Coleus and Caladiums. • Plant summer and fall blooming bulbs: Callas, Canna, Dahlias, Gladiolus and Gloriosa Lilies. • Sow Zinnias for early summer blooms. Fertilizing • Fertilize Tomatoes with 10-10-10. Pruning • Remove any freeze-damaged and dead wood. • Prune Azaleas during or after blooming. Remove faded flowers from Kurume Azaleas. • Prune flowering shrubs after they finish blooming. If pruning can be done while the shrub is flowering, the trimmed off parts can be brought indoors for floral displays. Mulch • Always mulch in new plantings to help ensure success. Miscellaneous • National Arbor Day—April 4 • Buy Azaleas in bloom to be sure of color.

February Planting • Plant cold weather annuals Nasturtiums, Pansies, Snapdragons, English Daisies, Sweet William and Calendulas. • Start cold weather vegetables in cold frame Broccoli, Cauliflower, Onion sets, English Peas, Kale, Carrots, Collards, Beets, Radishes, Kohlrabi and Chinese Cabbage. • Plant Asparagus in prepared beds. • Start seeds of Herbs indoors for later transplant outdoors. • Set out Dogwoods. Planting site should be well drained and plants should be planted shallowly. Dogwoods prefer acid soil. • Broad-leaved Evergreens such as Magnolia, Holly and Photinia can be set out at this time. • Plant new roses or move old roses soon after February 15. Fertilizing • Apply top dressing of organic fertilizer to Roses under thick layer of compost or rotted manure. • Fertilize Trees and Shrubs (not spring flowering shrubs) if not fertilized in Jan. Pest Control • Spray garden with dormant spray. This will kill many eggs and spores of insects and diseases. Do not apply if temperatures will dip below freezing within four hours of application. Pruning • Prune evergreens for size and shape. Cut dead wood from flowering shrubs. Dispose of clippings to prevent disease or insect from spreading. • Prune Hydrangeas during the last week in the month.

March Planting • Plant new roses before March 15. • Plant cold weather annuals Sweet William, English Daisies, Pansies and Calendulas. • Divide Mondo Grass and Liriope, Cannas, Chrysanthemums, Coreopsis, Phlox and Obedient Plant. • Start seeds for Tomatoes, Bell Peppers and Eggplant. Set out Thyme, Lemon Balm, Oregano, Chives, Sage and Winter Savory. • Sow seeds of Johnny Jump-Ups, Sweet Peas, Larkspur, Forget-Me-Nots and Baby Blue Eyes. • Flowering shrubs may be moved at this time. Larger shrubs should be moved with a ball of dirt and smaller shrubs may be moved bare-rooted. • March is the best month to move Crape Myrtles. • Lawns may be sodded at this time. Plant Gladiolus throughout this month for continuous bloom. Plant Hostas. • Caladiums can be started in outdoor containers as soon as weather warms. Fertilizing • Fertilize the entire garden, except acid-loving plants. • Top dress Camellias with azalea-camellia fertilizer. • Lime Peonies, Clematis and Boxwoods. Pest Control • Spray new Rose leaves for black spot weekly. Pruning • Prune roses; remove dead/weak canes and dispose of. • Prune Crape Myrtles and Altheas. • Prune evergreens for shape and size as early in the month as possible. • Cut English Ivy back very hard. It will come back nicely in the spring. • Trim Mondo Grass and Liriope with mower set on highest setting (6 inches). Properly dispose of trimmings. Mulch Azaleas. • Replenish mulch around Azaleas

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May

July

Planting • Plant Crape Myrtles when plants are in color. • Plant annuals and perennials early in the month, keep well watered. • Set out Chrysanthemums. • Continue planting Gladiolus. Can also plant Calla Lilies, Ginger Lilies, Tuberose and Cannas. • Take Hydrangea cuttings and let root in coarse sand. • In the shade plant: Impatiens, Coleus, Sweet Alyssum, Lobelia and annual Dianthus. • In the full sun plant: Verbena, Periwinkle, Ageratum, Marigolds, Zinna, Petunias, Wax Begonia, Clematis, Four-O’clocks, and Portulaca. • Vegetables that should be planted this month: Cucumbers, Tomato, Pepper, Squash, Peas, Beans, Eggplant, Corn, Okra, Parsley, Watermelons and Cantaloupe. Pest Control • Keep an eye on garden pests and diseases: red spiders, thrips, aphids, lacebugs, lacewings, mealy bugs, caterpillars, slugs, snails, mildew, fungus and crown rot. • Gardenias can be pruned by bringing a bouquet inside to beautify the house. • Cutting bouquets regularly will keep your plants pruned and prolong the blooming season. Cut in early morning or late afternoon and put into water immediately. • Remove seedpods from bulbs and irises; they sap the plants strength. Miscellaneous • Water deeply during weeks that it does not rain.

Planting • Plant pumpkin seeds for a Halloween harvest. • Use Portulaca or Marigolds to fill in bare spots of flower bed. • Root cuttings of Azalea, Boxwood, Camellia, Gardenia, Holly, and Poinsettia in coarse sand. Cuttings should be four to six inches from new growth with lower leaves removed. • Plant now for color in the fall: Marigold, Zinnia, Celosia and Joseph’s Coat. • Daylilies may still be planted. • Start cuttings for house plants: Ivy, Wandering Jew, Philodendron and Begonia. • Plant fall vegetables: Cabbage, Parsley and Collards. Fertilizing • Do not fertilize Camellias after July 1. • Fertilize Chrysanthemums around July 15. • Fertilize the entire garden as you did in March. • Fertilize lawns with well balanced fertilizer. Pruning • Remove faded flowers from Crape Myrtle to encourage a second blooming. • Pinch back Mums before July 15. Cut back broken or withered fern fronds. New growth will appear for fall garden • All Vegetables must be picked regularly to ensure continued bearing. • When cutting Boxwood into a hedge, make sure the base is wider than the top to allow sunlight to reach base of plants. • Remove dead limbs from trees and shrubs. • Roses should be pruned to encourage fall blooms. • Remove flowers from Basil and cut Mint to encourage new shoots. Mulch • Check mulch on Azaleas and Camellias; mulch should be at least 2 inches thick. • Zinnias and Mums must be kept mulched to reduce cultivation necessary to conserve moisture. Miscellaneous • Water Azaleas well because they are setting flower buds now. • Cut grass at 2.5-3 inches during hot weather. • Water the whole garden deeply once a week.

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June

Plant • Plant Crape Myrtles in bloom to be sure of color. • Replace turf in deep shade with ground cover: Liriope, Ajuga, or Jasmine. Set out Caladiums in shady areas. • Plant summer annuals: Ageratum, Cockscomb, Impatiens, Marigolds, Sunflowers, Four-O’clocks, & Periwinkle. • Plant Tomatoes late this month to insure harvest late into fall. The Cherry Tomato is a choice that is heat tolerant. • Choose Daylilies now that they are in bloom for planting in your garden. • Divide and replant Iris, cut leaves back to 6 inches after transplant. • Plant Zinnias and Marigolds now for a second crop of flowers. • Plant Snapbeans, Lima beans, Cucumbers, Eggplants, Peppers, Squash, Tomato plants. • Gladiolus planted now will give lovely fall blooms. Fertilizing • Fertilize Camellias with Azalea-Camellia fertilizer if not done earlier in the year. • Fertilize Bermuda and Zosia grass. Fertilize Tomatoes, Cucumbers, and Zucchinis monthly with 5-10-10. • Fertilize annuals and perennials. Pest Control • Mow lawn in the morning to reduce the chance of starting Brown Spot (fungus). • Remove Zinnias with powdery mildew and replant. Pruning • Prune Oleander after blooming ends. Pinch Dahlias and Mums to ensure a compact growth habit. • Remove blackberry fruiting canes after harvest. Prune new canes to encourage side branching. • Faded flowers should be removed from Daisy, Daylily, and other summer flowers. • Prune out dead and damaged wood from trees and shrubs.


August

November

Plant • Plant Daylilies in a sunny location, they will be well established before winter. • Divide and transplant Louisiana Iris, Easter Lily, Canna, Liriope, Ajuga and Shasta Daisy. • Plant cool season vegetables: Broccoli, Cauliflower, Brussels Sprouts, Cabbage, Spinach, Potatoes, Lettuce, Carrots, Beets, Radishes and English Peas. • Plant warm season grasses: Buffalo, Bermuda and St. Augustine. • Mums should be planted for September bloom and fall color • Marigolds, Asters, Zinnias and Celosia can be planted to replace faded annuals. • Plant seeds of Calendula, Columbine, English Daisy, Forget-Me-Not, Pansy, Sweet William and Violet. Fertilize • Acid loving plants, including Azaleas, Camellias, Dahlias, and Chrysanthemums to produce specimen blooms. • Continue to remove dead heads in the garden to stimulate blooming. • Cut back Rose canes to 24-30 inches from ground for autumn blooms. • Remove dead and damaged wood from trees and shrubs. Water • Water garden deeply, but infrequently, throughout August. • Water early in the morning or late afternoon. Water on leaves during the hot of the day can cause the sun to burn the leaves. • Potted plants and hanging baskets need to be watered daily. • Make sure Azaleas and Camellias stay well watered, because they are forming flower buds for next year.

Plant • Plant shrubs and trees after soil cools. • Plant summer blooming perennials: Iris, Daylily, and Daisies. Plant winter and spring annuals: Pansy, Pinks, Flowering Cabbage and Kale. • Root Rose cuttings. Water • Water all newly planted trees and plants regularly. Prune • Remove dead limbs and prune evergreen shrubs. • Cut off tops of brown perennials, leave roots in the soil. Do Not Prune • Spring flowering shrubs such as Azaleas, Hydrangeas, Mock Orange, Spirea, and Flowering Quince because flowers buds are already forming. • Delay pruning of most trees and shrubs until February since any new growth stimulated by pruning may be killed by a sudden freeze. Miscellaneous • Put leaves and spent annuals into compost bin. • Add Mulch to your garden and all ornamental beds for winter protection. • Water plants well if there is warning before a frost. Otherwise water as the plants begin to thaw.

September Plant • Plant cool season leafy root vegetables: Carrots, Beets, Turnips, Lettuce, and Spinach. • Sow hardy annuals: Sweet Alyssum, Calendula, Annual Pinks, Snapdragon, and Sweet Peas. • Sow rye grass seed in winter lawns. Fertilize • Stop feeding Chrysanthemums when the buds start showing color. • Acidify Azaleas and Camellias. Water • Slow down watering of Azaleas and Hydrangea to allow them to harden against winter freezes. • Spray foliage of Camellias in anticipation of their bloom. • Water potted plants and hanging baskets frequently. Prune • Disbud Camellias, Dahlias, and Chrysanthemums to produce specimen blooms. It is generally not a good idea to prune this late in the year, because new growth will be more susceptible to winter freezes. Miscellaneous • Propagate by layering. Scrape underside of a strong branch, bend down to ground, cover with soil and weigh down with a brick. Water from time to time and end of branch will put out new growth; becoming a new plant.

October Plant • Spring flowering bulbs should be planted this month, with the exception of Tulips and Hyacinths which should be placed in the refrigerator for 6 weeks before being planted in late December or early January. • Pot up Basil, Chives, Parsley, Rosemary, Sage, and Sweet Marjoram for that sunny kitchen window. Wisteria and Trumpet Vine can be planted this month. • Annuals to plant are: Pansies, Violas, Pinks, Flowering Cabbage and Kale, English Daisy, Wildflowers, Cornflowers, Larkspur, and Queen Anne Lace. • Perennials to plant include: Asters, Salvia, Hollyhock, Daylilies, Babies Breath, Iris, Shasta Daisy, Peonies, and Phlox. • Many evergreens may be planted this month. Fertilize • Test soil in garden to monitor balance of minerals. • Foliar feed all plantings and lawns. Prune • Remove damaged and dead wood from trees. • Pick blossom-like fruit of Golden Rain Trees and let dry for winter arrangements. • Prune back annuals like Blue Salvia and Dianthus to the ground and mulch, they may go through the winter and bloom again. Miscellaneous • Dig up Caladiums now with foliage intact, allow to dry, remove dried foliage and store in peat moss in a cool dark place for replanting next year. • Force bulbs for indoor show. Place bulb on gravel and water enough to cover the roots, keep in dark place until root system is established and sprout reaches 3 inches, bring gradually into the light and refill container with water to original level. Enjoy the blooms of Paper-White, Narcissus, Lily of the Valley, Jonquil, or Hyacinth in this way. • Make sure the birds in your garden have food, shelter, and water. • Place leaves in compost bin.

December Plant • Toward the end of the month plant Tulips and Hyacinth that have been in the fridge for 6 weeks. • This is a good time to move Japanese Magnolias. • Plant many types of bare root trees: fruit, nut or citrus. • Plant dormant shrubs: Azalea, Camellia, Nandina, Wax Ligustrum, Indian Hawthorne, Pyracantha, Mock orange, Hydrangea, Flowering Quince, and Spirea. • Herbs for a sunny window: Tarragon, Chives, Oregano, Marjoram, and Rosemary. Prune • Prune fruit trees and shade trees to remove damaged wood. • Cut off tops of brown perennials, leave roots in the soil. • Do not prune spring flowering shrubs. • Ferns will come back from the ground, cut back brown fronds. • Cut Mistletoe out of trees. Miscellaneous • To maintain a live Christmas tree in good condition, mix in a 2 liter bottle: 8 oz non-diet soda, 2 oz vinegar, 1 oz mouthwash. Fill the bottle with water. Keep base of tree in this solution. After Christmas have your tree turned into mulch. Some Christmas decorations are poisonous to people and pets: Keep Boxwood, Holly, Mistletoe, and Jerusalem Cherry high up and out of reach.

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s you drive on the quaint old avenues and streets of the Hattiesburg Historic District, it would be hard to not be impressed with the symmetrical, red-roofed Tally House. The Tally House is located in the heart of the Hattiesburg Historic District. Judge John R. Tally, and his wife Zelma, started construction in 1907 and completed the structure in 1910. Judge Tally was a well-respected jurist statewide and was the senior partner in his own law firm, Tally & Mayson, Attorneys-At-Law. John R. Tally started his legal career in Hattiesburg with the Sullivan & Tally law firm; the senior partner at Sullivan & Tally, Daniel E. Sullivan, was the father of Michael Sullivan who later became a State of Mississippi Supreme Court Justice. The Judge was a Grand Mason in Mississippi and held Masonic Lodge meetings in his attic and that may account for the geometric designs of the attic windows. Since the Judge was very active in Mississippi politics, his home welcomed five Mississippi governors as guests. In 1914, the Judge ran for Governor himself using “Blot out Corruption” as his slogan; he gave out ink blotters (instead of buttons or bumper stickers) as campaign gifts. Judge Tally lived in the home until his death in 1945. In 1949, the home was sold to Mr. N. L. Tyner. Mr. Tyner was an accomplished businessperson who was a part owner of the Fairway Food Store and was also involved in real estate. At one point, Mr. Tyner had 17 trailers behind his home that went right up to the back porch. C.E. “Red” Bailey, a well-known former City of Hattiesburg Councilperson, and his wife, Sydney, purchased the home from Mr. Tyner in 1980 and started their total remodel of the home that year. The Baileys installed new wiring and plumbing and re-finished all the flooring and woodwork in the house. All windows were resashed and re-hung. They used an amazing 10,000 square ft. of sheetrock in updating the home. Some of the guest that visited the Tally House when it was a B & B were Mahatma Ghandi’s grandson, Doc Severinson a musician, Malcom X’s widow Betty Chabez, feminist Gloria Steinem, the journalist Clarence Page and Herb Kohler, owner of the Kohler Company, (Herb’s visit for a wedding ended up in a new Kohler plant for the Hattiesburg Industrial Park). Another interesting story Red Bailey 112 Here’s Hattiesburg!

relayed was that he and his family used to host an OktoberFest celebration at the Tally House to raise money for the Historic Hattiesburg Neighborhood Association. It was very successful and for seven years all the money they raised was given to the Association.

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WARE Home

and valued at $15,000) to the city of Hattiesburg and the city put it in front of the Cultural Center. The Baileys lived in the Tally House for 19 plus years and opened it as a Bed & Breakfast in the last six. One of the hallmarks of the B & B was the daily mint juleps offered to all guests on the second floor verandaoverlooking the herb garden. The Baileys also made sure that there was always a selection of cut flowers placed throughout the house from the ornate cutting gardens on the grounds of the home. The Baileys sold the house to Jim Hartman in April of 1998, and then, in 2003 Dave Ware, a current City of Hattiesburg Councilperson, and his wife, Amy, purchased the house from Mr. Hartman. They are the current owners of the massive 10,000 square-foot home (including the porches). The oldest son, Keaton, the second oldest son, Payton, and six month-old daughter, Olivia, made the move with their Momma and Daddy. The Ware’s youngest son, Ashton, was yet to be born. A meticulously, manicured lawn with a centered sidewalk meshes with the graceful symmetry of the home. The 114 Here’s Hattiesburg!

three-tiered fountain that you walk past as you approach the house once stood to the right side of the front lawn but the Wares relocated the fountain to its current spot. The two story wraparound porches go around a portion of the house. There are 32 white square Tuscan columns on the first floor porch and 32 round columns on the second floor. The distinctive gables with their arched windows sit like a crown atop the Colonial Revival house of the American Four Square design. The home features 11 fireplaces. Although at this time all but one of the 11 fireplaces have been sealedto make the house more energy efficient. The fireplaces served as an important element of temperature control in an era that preceded forced air furnaces and heat pumps. The porches provided a respite in summer’s heat and were an integral part of the early 20thCentury social scene. You greeted your neighbors and friends as they went by, they would often stop and chat as an agreeable diversion to the humidity of South Mississippi. The Tally House’s easy equilibrium of balance, form and

function make it hard to believe that the fountain was originally anywhere but the center of a sidewalk centered on the front door. Entering the home, the Colonial Revival influence (symmetry, rectangular or square, columns, two or three stories, wood or brick siding), is further evidenced in its center entry-hall. As you walk through the house, you appreciate the painstaking attention to quality building materials that the builders used throughout the home. One thing you can’t see is the thickness of the walls—they’re 11 inches thick. The rich wood stains of the heart pine columns, baseboards and flooring (without a single knot) used throughout the house, as well as the center table in the foyer, suggest a Victorian theme which brings elaborate ornamentation to mind. But if you look a little closer, the clean geometrics of squares, triangles and circles are the primary architectural feature. In the foyer, a fresh flower arrangement in a simple white vase adorns the antique Rococo center table that sits atop a circular American Oriental rug. There are only three original ceilContinued Page 116


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ing lights one can still see in the home (the study, the kitchen, which is an antique Handel lamp, and an upstairs bedroom, others were added by the Baileys and the Wares). The veritable rainbow brought out by the rich wood grain of the stained pine flooring and pine Ionic columns is complemented by the soft hues of the golden ecru wall paint. Originally in the second foyer, there was an arched brick fireplace, but the Wares installed a more energy efficient Buck stove and covered it with a custom built mantelpiece to match the panels on the impressive staircase. Handsome diagonally laid tile graces the hearth. Two Victorian slipper chairs with a piecrust table in between form a nice sitting area across from the fireplace in the second foyer. A large, square American Oriental rug that matches the circular rug in the first foyer sits between the sitting area and the fireplace. Amy used a simple white urn and white candles on the mantle as well as three paintings of magnolia flowers on the walls to offset the dark tones of the stained wood. Going back to the first foyer, we enter the parlor through a set of massive, 8-panel pocket doors. An immediate focal point is the upright piano sitting across the opposite wall from the panel doors. Amy found this Walworth piano for only $100 and after tuning, cleaning and some refurbishment she had a working instrument. The famous M. Schulz Piano Co. of Chicago manufactured the Walworth piano brand from 1900 to 1929 and that makes the piano a perfect period piece for the house. Amy has an amazing talent of re-purposing and reclaiming antique furniture/items to fit into her modern lifestyle. Another historical aspect is Amy’s collection of photos of her Great Grandmother and other relatives from the early 1900’s. Another interesting item in the sitting room is the set of Southern Reporter law books (published by the West Publishing Company, St. Paul, MN), which were given to the Wares by a family friend. It seems only fitting that these legal tomes were preserved to sit in a former judge’s home. Further, Judge Tally was mentioned as an attorney (Tally & Mayson of Hattiesburg) in the very books (one ref., Vol. 70, pg. 840) that now take up a corner of his former sitting room. The sitting room’s mint green wall color goes well with the gold taffeta Continued Next Page 116 Here’s Hattiesburg!


drapes. Amy mixed the useof fabrics and periods to furnish the room. The white brocade covered sofa to the left is of the Regencystyle (1811-1820). The sofa to the rightis covered in the same fabric but is more of a Colonial period. The chair is also Colonial but is covered in a white crushed velvet fabric. The accent tables are of Rococo and Regency style. The floral pattern of the vase lamps matches well with the floral pattern of the large American Oriental area rug in the room. A bold purple wall color is the first thing you notice in the dining room. Another interesting item is the burlap wallcovering below the shelf line. Burlap wall coverings were particularly popular with the Arts and Craft Movement (1880-1910). The Arts & Craft Movement was essentially anti-industrialization and emphasized using traditional building and decorating materials and building methods. The gold taffeta table runner on the dining room table provides a pleasing contrast to the walls as well as coordinating with the antique white/gold design pattern fabric of the chair coverings. The wood inlaid dining room table and Chippendale style chairs. A Continued Page 119 Here’s Hattiesburg! 117


Sullivan & Tally Attorneys – 1902 – Located at 621 Main St. (Left to Right) Daniel E. Sullivan and John R. Tally. Photo courtesy of McCain Library & Archives. Photo to left: Former Hattiesburg Councilman C.E. “Red” Bailey

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60’s-chic, black and white photo of Mr. Tyner is placed above and to the left of the fireplace mantle stands out against the purple background. The butler’s pantry is the transition room between the dining room and the kitchen. The pantry’s rich, dark wood glows and the golden beige wall paint along with ample light from the windows suffuse the space with a golden, welcoming tone. From the children’s height markings on the doorjamb to the stained glass windows to the bead board on the ceiling—it all looks good. The Wares completely gutted and remodeledthe kitchen, the next room we will walk through. They installed Old Chicago split brick for the kitchen flooring, the one exception to the pine hardwood flooring found throughout the rest of the house. The rough texture of Old Chicago brick with the smooth dark features of the Uba Tuba granite and the slick sheen of the stainless steel appliancesis like salt and pepper, a good match. Trying to match the original wood in the house, the Wares had pine cabinets custom built for the kitchen. There’s a rough edged ceramic Continued Next Page Here’s Hattiesburg! 119


tile backsplash behind the 6-burner Viking Professional gas stove. Spice racks are conveniently placed on either side of the stove. A green tiffany lamp above the island is the perfect accent for the darker tones around the room. There is a microwave and a warmerlocated at the end of the good-sized island. A white fireclay farmhouse sink with a farm-style, stainless steel amarilis faucet with soap dish and the bead board adds con120 Here’s Hattiesburg!

trast to the slickness of the stainless steel and granite. On one wall of the kitchen is a large bulletin board, which is a great place to put messages or kids’ art or photos. In the mudroom, right next to the kitchen, Amy put a cute little table where you could enjoy a cup of coffee or a meal. Going up the staircases we arrive at the media room. Overstuffed leather furniture offers a welcome ref-

uge from the trek up the steps. There are finished bookshelves, cabinetsand a wet bar in the corner. A big screen TV on the wall will provide a great viewing experience to watch the big game or a movie. Well we certainly have enjoyed being able to visit Dave and Amy’s home. We were able to experience a living historical home enjoyed by a modern American family. Thanks again Dave and Amy!


Photo by Hannah Rachal

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RECREATION

t’s easy to see why the National Geographic Adventure magazine chose the Hattiesburg area as a Top Adventure Town—it’s because there’s such great variety of activities. In a recent Golf Digest ranking* of metro areas, the Hattiesburg area was ranked in the top 24% for the whole country for golf, above other metro such as Honolulu, Tucson, Las Vegas, and Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater. All of our golf courses offer a variety of their own individual challenges and amenities. You’ll see golfers at all talent levels, from duffer to pro, playing on the various links. There are very active tennis leagues available, softball leagues, baseball leagues, football leagues and basketball leagues. An example of a great sports league is the Dixie Youth Baseball. Dixie Youth Baseball built a complex of brand new ball fields at Tatum Park in 2008 and began their league play in 2009. The Hattiesburg Youth Soccer Association (HYSA) continues to be one of the largest or-

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ganizations of its kind in the state of Mississippi. HYSA has 18 full-size soccer fields at Tatum Park and has kids starting at age 4 and up. The Hattiesburg area has walking trails galore and a world-class bike trail called the Longleaf Trace that was created as part of the Rails to Trails program. Currently, the Longleaf Trace is over 43 miles long and the construction to extend the Trace beyond the USM depot into Downtown Hattiesburg with expected completion in 2009. For those that like water sports, there are a good number of lakes and streams. You’ll be able to water ski or canoe or just go boating. In our area, canoeing on the Leaf River, Black Creek, Bouie River, and the Okatoma River has always been popular. Hunters and people who like to fish have always had a love affair with this area because there are plentiful opportunities to bag or catch your limit almost anywhere in the Pine Belt. The Pine Belt’s semi-tropical climate gives active people plenty of

sunshine to go out and play. You can play golf or tennis, football or softball, soccer or baseball, walk or bike any time of the year. You’ll never be faced with frostbite in this part of the country. If you’re looking for great recreational parks, you’ll find some great facilities very close to Hattiesburg. The Paul B. Johnson State Park, is named for Mississippi Governor Paul B. Johnson, Sr from Hattisburg. Paul B. Johnson State Park is located just south of Hattiesburg off Hwy. 49 South. The Paul B. Johnson has Geiger Lake for fishing, ski boats, and swimming. For more information, check out the web site www. mdwfp.com. Camping accommodations can also be made online. * Golf Digest magazine in its "Metro Golf Rankings" (November 2002 issue). Primitive and developed camping is a big focus of Paul B. Johnson; cabins are also available. The “Trail of the Southern Pines” provides an interesting look at Mississippi plant, bird, and animal Continued Next Page


Photo by Savannah Holmes. life. Two lookout towers on the trail provides an inspiring view of the surrounding wilderness. If you’re into Disc Golf, come to the Desert Fox Disc Golf Course also located at the Paul B. Johnson State Park. The course has played host to the Mississippi State Championships and the world’s largest attendance Ice Bowl tournament. To quote the National Geographic Adventure magazine, “Hit a high note on De Soto National Forest's 41-mile (66-kilometer) Black Creek Trail, which winds along its namesake tannin-rich creek.” The De Soto National Forest is 378,538 acres of pine forests, gently rolling terrain, and the tannin rich, tea-colored streams. Hiking, camping, canoeing, bicycling, ATV riding, horse riding, hunting, and fishing are available at the De Soto National Forest. The Black Creek Trail is only one of the trails in the De Soto. Between the Black Creek Trail and the Tuxachanie Trail, these two National Recreation Trails, offer over 60 miles for hikers to explore the piney woods. Other trails on the De Soto include Bethel and Rattlesnake Bay ATV trails, Big Foot horse trail, Leaf hiking trail, and Bethel bicycle trail.

Ashe Lake, located in De Soto National Forest is also the location of one of the first handicap-accessible disc golf courses in the whole country. Check out their web site www.fs.fed.us/r8/mississippi/desoto/, call 601-528-6160, or just drive south on Hwy. 49 and you’ll run right into it just a few miles south of Hattiesburg. Also, if you’re interested in giving something back, a fun time is the annual clean up at the Park. Usually held in April, volunteers clean up the park and the river. Call Marilyn Stone at (601) 5286180 or Andy Hunter, at (601) 528-6168 for more information. If recreation is a big part of your life, the Pine Belt area is a great place to live!

Petal

516 Lynn Ray Rd., Leeville Community Center City Park (located across from the Petal YMCA)

Purvis

College St., Close to the Lamar Co. Voc. Tech Center

GOLF COURSES

Sumrall

TENNIS

Private Clubs

(SEE GOLF SECTION PAGES 134-141)

Tennis Courts

Hattiesburg

Dahmer Park, 1000 Country Club Rd Kamper Park, 107 S. 17th Ave Tatum Park, 101 Parkway Blvd

Lumberton

Hwy 13, (Across from Dirt Cheap)

Rocky Branch Park, Rocky Branch Road Canebrake Country Club, 601-271-2010 Hattiesburg Country Club, 601-264-5076 Racquet Club of Hattiesburg, 601-268-2098 (Not listed here are the many residential community tennis facilities.)

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Fishing Resident Licenses

Price

Agent Fee Process Fee

Sportsman’s License (does not include saltwater fishing)

$32.00

$1.00

$1.29

All Game Hunting/Freshwater Fishing (does not include Archery/Primitive Weapon)

$17.00

$1.00

$1.29

$1.00

$1.29

Small Game Hunting/Freshwater Fishing $13.00

Freshwater Fishing

$8.00 $1.00

$1.29

3-Day Freshwater Fishing

$3.00 $1.00

$1.29

$10.00 $1.00

$1.29

Saltwater Fishing

Senior Saltwater Fishing

$5.00

$1.00

$1.29

Non-Resident Licenses

Price

Armed Forces 14-Day Hunting/Fishing Must make application through MDWFP. (Includes Fall Turkey and Archery Primitive Weapon. Does not include Saltwater Fishing)

Agent Fee Process Fee

$33.00 0 $1.29

Freshwater Fishing

$50.00 $3.00

$1.29

Saltwater Fishing

$30.00

$1.29

3-Day Freshwater Fishing

$15.00 $2.00

$1.29

3-Day Saltwater Fishing

$15.00

$1.29

1-Day Freshwater Fishing

$3.00 $2.00

$8.00 $1.00

$1.29

NOTE: Louisiana residents must purchase both the Freshwater and Saltwater license to fish in the marine waters of Mississippi.

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Fishing at Paul B. Johnson State Park. Photo by Alana Abney.


SEMINARY CANOE RENTAL 601-722-4301, www.seminarycanoerental.com 15 miles north of Hattiesburg on Hwy. 49, located on the Okatoma River Seminary Canoe is a full-service canoeing outfitter. Day and overnight canoeing trips are available. Cabins, RV hookups, primitive camping. SOGGY BOTTOM CANOE & KAYAK RENTAL on Black Creek 601-598 2745, www.soggybottomcanoe.com 1651 Highway 29 Brooklyn MS Located in the Black Creek Wilderness Area of the Desoto National Forest, Soggy Bottom offers canoe and kayak rentals and shuttle services to one of the nation’s finest leisure float trips. SOUTH MISSISSIPPI CANOE RENTAL 601-544-4207, www.southmscanoe.com 23 Old Hwy 49 West Brooklyn 39425 The Floating Canoe Rental offers a variety of trips on the Leaf River, Bowie River and Red Creek. There is something to suit the experienced, as well as novice paddlers. Day trips or overnight trips are available and all are within 50 miles of Hattiesburg.

CANOEING BLACK CREEK (A National Scenic River)

Black Creek is the only National Scenic River in Mississippi. Black Creek runs through the DeSoto National Forest and is filled with picnic spots, wildlife, sandbars, and fishing holes.

BOUIE RIVER & LEAF RIVER

Both rivers are part of the Pascagoula River system, the Leaf River is nearly 180 miles long and the Bouie River is 60 miles long.

OKATOMA RIVER

Okatoma River has waterfalls, sandbars, natural scenery and wildlife; the Okatoma River is the only class 1 (Beginner) whitewater river in Mississippi.

Canoeing Outfitters OKATOMA OUTDOOR POST

601-722-4297, www.okatoma.com 12 miles N. of Hattiesburg off Hwy. 49 The Okatoma Outdoor Post is a fullservice canoeing outfitter. Day and overnight canoeing trips are available. Continued Page 127 Here’s Hattiesburg! 125


Hunting Resident Licenses

Price

Agent Fee Process Fee

Sportsman’s License

(Includes Fall Turkey Permit, Archery/Primitive Weapon - does not include General Crossbow, WMA User Permit or Saltwater Fishing)

$32.00

$1.00

$1.29

$17.00

$1.00

$1.29

$14.00

$1.00

$1.29

$10.00

$1.00

$1.29

$5.00

$1.00

$1.29

$13.00

$1.00

$1.29

$15.00

$1.00

$1.29

$10.00

$1.00

$1.29

All Game Hunting/Freshwater Fishing

(Does not include Archery/Primitive Weapon, General Crossbow, Fall Turkey Permit or WMA User Permit)

Archery/Primitive Weapon

(must be bought in addition to All Game Hunting/ Freshwater Fishing or General Crossbow when hunting during special seasons)

General Crossbow

(Valid only during primitive weapon and gun deer season.) Must be purchased in addition to Sportsman or All Game Hunting/Freshwater Fishing and Archery/Primitive Weapon when hunting during special seasons.

Fall Turkey Permit

(Not required with purchase of resident Sportsman License or resident Lifetime Sportsman License. Must be purchased in addition to All Game Hunting/ Freshwater Fishing license to fall turkey hunt)

Small Game Hunting/Freshwater Fishing Wildlife Management Area User Permit

(Must be purchased prior to ANY use of a wildlife management area and in addition to any other required hunting/fishing license)

Electronic State Waterfowl Stamp

(required with all licenses above for persons 16 years of age and older when hunting waterfowl)

NOTE: All deer and turkey hunters must buy either an All Game Hunting/Fishing or the Sportsman’s License. Non-Resident Licenses

Price

Agent Fee

Process Fee

Armed Forces 14-Day Hunting/Fishing Must make application through MDWFP. (Includes Fall Turkey and Archery Primitive Weapon. Does not include Saltwater Fishing)

$33.00

0

$1.29

$300.00

$3.00

$1.29

$110.00

$3.00

$1.29

$125.00

$3.00

$1.29

$60.00

$3.00

$1.29

$125.00

$3.00

$1.29

$75.00

$3.00

$1.29

All Game Hunting

(Ages 19 and over - does not include Archery/ Primitive Weapon, General Crossbow, Spring or Fall Turkey permits, or WMA User Permit)

Youth All Game Hunting

(Ages 16, 17 and 18 - does not include Archery/ Primitive Weapon, General Crossbow, Spring or Fall Turkey permits, or WMA User Permit)

7-Day All Game Hunting

(Ages 19 and over - does not include Archery/ Primitive Weapon, does not include Archery/ Primitive Weapon, General Crossbow, Spring or Fall Turkey permits, or WMA User Permit)

Youth 7-Day All Game Hunting

(Ages 16, 17 and 18 - does not include Archery/ Primitive Weapon, General Crossbow, Spring or Fall Turkey permits, or WMA User Permit)

3-Day All Game-Archery/Primitive Weapon (includes Archery/Primitive Weapon - does not include General Crossbow, Spring or Fall Turkey or WMA User Permit)

Archery/Primitive Weapon Permit

(must be bought in addition to All Game Hunting or 7-Day All Game Hunting, or General Crossbow when hunting during special seasons)

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Hunting-Cont'd Non-Resident Licenses

Price

Agent Fee Process Fee

General Crossbow

(Required for hunting deer with a crossbow during primitive weapon and gun deer seasons. This license must be purchased in addition to All Game Hunting or 7-day All-Game Hunting License, and Archery/Primitive Weapon Permit) $20.00

$3.00

$1.29

$30.00

$1.00

$1.29

$5.00

$1.00

$1.29

$20.00

$1.00

$1.29

$20.00

$1.00

$1.29

Small Game Hunting (covers waterfowl)

$75.00

$3.00

$1.29

7-Day Small Game Hunting (covers waterfowl)

$30.00

$3.00

$1.29

Shooting Preserve

$13.00

$0.00

$1.29

$15 .00

$1.00

$1.29

Wildlife Management Area User Permit

(Must be purchased prior to ANY use of a wildlife management area and in addition to any other required hunting/fishing license)

Deer Permit

(Required for hunting deer during all deer seasons. This license must be purchased in addition to All Game, 7-Day All Game, or 3-Day All Game Hunting License.)

Spring Turkey Permit

(Required for hunting turkey during spring turkey season. This licnese must be purchased in addition to All Game, 7-Day All Game, or 3-Day All Game Hunting License)

Fall Turkey Permit

(Required for hunting turkey during fall either-sex seasons. This license must be purchased in addition to All Game, 7-Day All-Game, or 3-Day All Game Hunting License. Fall turkey hunting limited to certain areas)

Electronic State Waterfowl Stamp (required with all licenses above when hunting waterfowl)

NOTE: Louisiana residents must purchase both the Freshwater and Saltwater license to fish in the marine waters of Mississippi

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SOCCER

Tatum Recreation Park

101 Parkway Blvd., 601-545-4627

SWIMMING POOLS Scott Jones Pool/ CE Roy Community Center 300 E. 5th St., 601-545-4583

McNair Recreation Center 300 N. 12th St., 601-545-4674

Dahmer Park Pool

1000 Country Club, 601-545-4619

TENNIS Photo by Alana Abney.

RECREATIONAL LEAGUES & FACILITIES

BASEBALL

City of Hattiesburg Parks & Recreation Department The Athletic Division is responsible for the planning, coordinating and administration of all city sponsored athletic events conducted at city facilities. A year round athletic program is offered through the City Parks and Recreation Department. There are Tball, Flag Football, Soccer (HYSA), Slow Pitch Softball, Fast Pitch Softball, Basketball, Swimming, Junior Golf, Summer Arts, Tennis (NJTL), Zooper Day Camp (Zoo), Roundball Express and Tackle Football programs that are available for young people. More information on these leagues is available at 5454575. Adults also have leagues available through the City of Hattiesburg Parks & Recreation Department. Basketball, Slow Break Softball, Tennis, Swimming and Golf programs are available for the athletically minded adult. More information can be found by calling 545-6682. The City of Hattiesburg Parks & Recreation Department is located in the Sigler Center at 315 Conti St., 601-5454623.

Dahmer Park Concession

Jaycee Baseball Complex 301 Lurty, 601-545-4679

1000 Country Club, 601-545-4619

Jack Cameron Field/ Kamper Park

107 S. 17th St., 601-545-4578

BASKETBALL

McNair Recreation Center (indoor)

300 N. 12th St., 601-545-4575

Dahmer Park (outdoor) 1000 Country Club

Ninth Street Park (outdoor) 300 9th St.

Ruth Brown Park (outdoor) Columbia Ave.

CE Roy Community Center (outdoor) 300 E. 5th St.

Eastside Park (outdoor)

PAINTBALL PARKS Rage Paintball

5009 Old Hwy 11, Hattiesburg 601-579-9722

Potsie’s Paintball

5674 W. 4th St., Hattiesburg 601-596-5894 They have 2-100x150 obstacle courses & 5 acres for Woodsball. Great Hub City Derby Dames Roller Derby for church groups, team building for League companies, birthday parties and oth The Hub City Derby Dames league, er special events. Rental equipment is a non-profit organization formed available. Accomodation for airsoft to foster national and international play also available. amateur flat track roller derby competitions. It is the first all-girl flat-track SOFTBALL roller derby team in in Hattiesburg, MS. The rules, regulations and standards John Bishop Buckley Softball/ Tatum Park of play set forth by the WFTDA will be upheld to maintain the integrity of the 101 Parkway Blvd., 601-545-4614 sport. For more information contact Ninth Street Ballpark southernmisfits@gmail.com 300 9th St., 601-545-4569 128 Here’s Hattiesburg!

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City of Petal Recreation Department

The recently formed City of Petal Recreation Department is located at the intersection of W. 8th St. and Main St. (101 W. 8th St.), 601-554-5440. The Petal Recreation Department is off to an ambitious start offering programs for both children and adults. For children, there is the Easter Egg Hunt held in April at Relay Park, Kids Spring Break Camp, which offers multiple recreational activities, Youth Tennis clinics, Girls Fast Pitch leagues, Kids Night out against Crime, Track & Field (K-3 only) and Pizza with Santa. Adults are also offered a variety of recreational activities: Softball, Women USAAA Softball, Flag Football, Basketball and Dodgeball. Soccer will be added as a future program. Most outdoor events are held at the Robert E. Russell Complex (City Park) located on Hillcrest Loop across Continued Next Page


from the Family YMCA which is currently undergoing major construction. This complex currently offers 3 ball fields with concession stand and restroom facilities, a walking track, 2 tennis courts, a playground and a skate park. Improvements being made include the addition of 4 new ball fields, new concession stand and press box. Indoor events are held at various locations. The Babe Ruth League ages 13 thru 18 (Fully operated by PYSA) but played on the City of Petal Baseball Field. The Sacred Heart High School Softball and Baseball teams play all their Home games on our Baseball Field. The new (4) Plex Youth Baseball Facility should be up and going for the Fall League 2011. For more information, call 601-554-5440.

Forrest County Recreational Facilities Barrontown/Macedonia Community Center 610 Herrington Road 601-545-1044

South Forrest Community Center 2169 Carnes Road 601-582-0322

Palmers Crossing Community Center 225 Tatum Road 601-584-0989

Rawls Springs Community Center 113 Rawls Springs St. 601-268-5530

Sunrise Community Center

388 Sunrise Road 601-544-3641

BASEBALL Oak Grove Optimist Baseball

Oak Grove Optimist Park Baseball started league play in 1996 and is sponsored and managed by the Oak Grove Optimist Club. Over 1100 boys and girls from ages 4-18 play in nearly 100 teams. Age categories are: 4-year old T-Ball (Boys & Girls), 5-8 Buddy Ball (Coach Pitch) Cal Ripken, 9-12 Cal Ripken, 13-14 Dixie Boys, and 15-18 American Legion.  ASA softball is available for ages 5-8 (Coach Pitch) and ages 9-14.  Any child from the surrounding areas can play in the Oak Grove Optimist Park league. Registration is usually held in January or February. Play commences on the closest Saturday to April 1 with opening ceremonies the day before. Games are played at the Optimist Park in Oak Grove close to the corner of Highway 98 and Sandy Run Road (look for the water tower). For more information check the www. oakgroveoptimistclub.com.

Dixie Youth Baseball

This is a year of a new beginnings for Dixie Youth Baseball, the new $1.5 million Larry Doleac Youth Baseball Complex is ready to “Play Ball!” The Complex boasts five fields and a main building for meetings and storage, a fence to surround the complex to keep the kids in and undesirables out. It offers state of the art facilities with a 5 field complex with in ground dugouts, warning tracks, and clubhouse. A walk of bricks, with names of contributors engraved on each brick, will be at the park, along with statues of kids playing baseball. The new facility could handle up to 800 players. The Exchange Club of Hattiesburg sponsors Dixie Youth Baseball League. Online registration starts January 1 and lasts through January. Register online at www.hdyb.net/; watch local newspapers for registration dates at the Larry Doleac Youth Baseball Complex. There’s also a Registration Day held at the park for those not registering online. Registration fees vary from $45 to $60 depending on age participation. Registration covers the cost of Continued Next Page

Dixie Community Center Elks Lake Rd. 601-545-3434

Leeville Community Center

516 Lynn Ray Road 601-583-6626

McLaurin Community Center 15 McLaurin Road 601-582-3272

North Forrest Community Center 673 Eatonville Road 601-583-0115

Matthew Lowe, pitcher for the 9th Grade Oak Grove High Baseball team. Photo by Jamie O’Quinn. Here’s Hattiesburg! 129


the workers, umpires, referees, batting equipment and baseball fields. Uniforms are the responsibility of the parent/guardian and can be purchased through the individual teams. Dixie Youth Baseball provides an organized baseball experience for children from the ages of 4-12. Age is determined by the age the child will be as of July 31. With 54 teams registered for the 2010 season, ranging in age from 4 year old T-Ball, 5/6 coach pitch, 7/8 coach pitch, 9/10 kid pitch and 11/12 kid pitch. They play at the Larry Doleac Youth Baseball Complex at Tatum Park.  The program is sponsored by the Exchange Club of Hattiesburg. The teams play a continuous batting order and each player must play at least three outs. All-Star play starts in July and, depending on how far the team goes, can go into August. The Hattiesburg Dixie Baseball Leagues have had a great deal of success too. In recent years their 9-12 World Series 2000 winners the 11-12 World Series 2002 runner-ups, World Series runnerups 9/10 in the 2009 Dixie Youth World Series.  Dixie Youth Baseball hosted the State Championship Tournament 2009 and will host it in 2010.   Contact Larry Doleac 601-544-2052

FOOTBALL

South Mississippi Youth Football Conference

The South Mississippi Youth Football Conference has 2500 to 3000 football players and almost 2000 cheerleaders involved in its flag football and tackle football programs. Tackle football is for children ages 8-12 and teams are made up on the basis of age and weight. There are 90 teams in some 28 different communities such as Dixie, Oak Grove, Petal, Purvis, and Sumrall. The league includes mostly South Mississippi communities but also includes teams from Alabama and Louisiana as well. Games are played just like High School games. There are away and home games. Each team has their own cheerleaders as well as strong parental support. Children have to be 12 years old or younger before September 1. Schools hand out information at the elementary, middle or junior high schools when school begins in the fall

City of Hattiesburg Parks & Recreation Football Program

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Jogger at Anatomies’ running track. Photo by Jamie O'Quinn is for Hattiesburg kids from the ages of 6-12. There is flag football for kids 6-9 and there is tackle football for kids 1012. There are both boys and girls in this program. Registration is normally in August and you can call your school office for more information.

SOCCER

Hattiesburg Youth Soccer Association

The Hattiesburg Youth Soccer Association (HYSA) has truly been a local success story. After starting in 1980 with less than 100 kids, HYSA has grown to over 1200 children participating presently. President of the HYSA organization Mark Wilson says HYSA owes its success to the dedication of its volunteers and the eager enthusiasm of its players and their families. HYSA is a non-profit organization that works to keep costs low through a combination of expense control, leveraging of resources among teams, and fund raising. The HYSA program supports educating players, parents and coaches while developing life long friendships.   Currently HYSA is one of the largest youth soccer organizations in Mississippi and the number of boys and girls playing soccer is growing. Our Recreational Soccer Program forms the

foundation of soccer development and currently consists of more than 100 teams. As young players grow older (9-10 years old) many of the talented players seek a more competitive environment, which is found in our Select Soccer Program. Players seek to play for HYSA because we provide a place for them to optimize their abilities and skills, achieve great success on the field and have fun in the process.   HYSA teams have a tremendous history of success within the Mississippi Youth Soccer Association, including many State Cup championships, State Cup finalists, and division champions. HYSA teams have competed in and won many tournaments throughout Region III. Players from HYSA have been selected for Olympic Development Program (ODP) teams, are regularly standout performers on their high school teams, with many earning college soccer scholarships. HYSA is a non-profit organization that works to keep costs low through a combination of expense control, leveraging of resources among teams, and fund raising. The HYSA program supports educating players, parents and coaches while developing life long friendships. For more information: www.hysams.org.


Fitness Centers & Gyms HATTIESBURG

24 7 Fitness Studio LLC, 2902 Hardy Street # 60 ........................................... 601-268-0707 Anatomies, 120 98 Place Blvd ..................................................................................601-579-9555 Changes Womens Lifestyle Ctr, 14 Hunter Ln ........................................................ 601-579-8535 Crossfit, 208 U.S. HWY. 49 .....................................................................................601-818-0498 Curves, 28 Market Ct # 60 .....................................................................................601-268-2005 Curves, 99 N 25th Ave. ............................................................................................ 601-450-2878 Hattiesburg Fitness, 6142 U S Highway 98 # 30 ................................................ 601-264-5959 Institute for Wellness & Sports Medicine (Wesley Med. Ctr. Campus) 210 Hospital Dr. W.............................................601-268-5010 No Holds Barred 24 Hour, 427 Weathersby Rd.................................................... 601-336-5077 One 80 Fitness, 501 Hardy St ................................................................................. 601-336-5322 Payne Center, (USM campus-For Southern students & staff), 118 College Dr. .................601-266-5405 Pure Performance, 6565 U S Highway 98 ............................................................. 601-674-0140 Snap Fitness, 3906 Hardy St # 10 .........................................................................601-268-3958 YMCA, 3719 Veterans Memorial Dr ......................................................................601-583-4000

PURVIS

Purvis Fitness Center, 5728 US Highway 11, Purvis ..............................................601-744-0293

PETAL

Anytime Fitness, 410 Hwy. 42, Petal .........................................................................601-545-7777 Curves, 1223 Hwy. 42, Ste. 110, Petal Snap Fitness, 1229 Highway 42 # 190, Petal ........................................................601-582-7708 YMCA, 547 Hillcrest Loop Petal .............................................................................. 601-583-9399

SUMRALL

AMR Fitness for Women, 4877 Hwy. 589, Sumrall, MS ....................................601-477-5292

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Biking & Walking

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Barrontown/Macedonia Community Center 610 Herrington Rd.

Beverly Hills Walking Trail Beverly Hills Rd.

C.E. Roy Community Center 300 E. 5th St.

Dahmer Park

1000 Country Club Rd.

Dixie Community Center Elks Lake Rd.

Helen Barnes Walking Trail

Just off the Forrest Co. Ag. H.S. campus by their softball field

Kamper Park 107 S. 17th St.

Lake Terrace Convention Center Photo by Savannah Holmes.

Walking Trails These walking trails are by no means the only walking trails available in Forrest & Lamar Counties. Many real estate developments also have their own walking trails. One of the longest walking trails in the whole state is Long Leaf Trace which is covered in detail in this Recreation section.

Hwy. 49 & I-59

Leeville Community Center 516 Lynn Ray Rd.

McLaurin Community Center 15 McLaurin Rd.

North Forrest Community Center 673 Eatonville Rd.

Palmers Crossing Community Center 225 Tatum Rd.

People’s Park Travillon Rd.

Rawls Springs Community Center 113 Rawls Springs St.

Relay Park

214 S. Main St.

San Antonio Field San Antonio St.

South Forrest Community Center 2169 Carnes Rd.

Sunrise Community Center 388 Sunrise Rd.

Tatum Park

101 Parkway Blvd.

Timberton Complex 601 Helveston

Town Park 100 Main St.

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Canebrake Golf Club Canebrake is a challenging, spectacular and memorable par 71 designed by the legendary Jerry Pate. The private club attracts members throughout the region as well as golfers from all over the nation. The courses unique design, undulating fairways and changes in elevation make it a popular destination for golfers looking for a challenge. The greens are quick, and the greens are true. So bring your short game and you'll quickly understand why Canebrake is the #3 ranked golf course in Mississippi. Playing the Course It's evident the moment you approach the first tee that this is a special place. The 451 par 4 is an undulating stretch of fairway with a formidable bunker to your right. Although Canebrake is aesthetically pleasing - it requires patience, well thought out shots and carefully planned execution. If you work up a sweat on the second hole have no fear, the walk between the 2nd green and the 3rd hole is surrounded by protected wetlands, which drops the temperature by 7 to 8 degrees. So cool off from that Mississippi heat before you hit that next tee shot! The longest par 4 at Canebrake has a huge green, but it's an extremely small consolation. You're hitting slightly uphill on the tee and then it's downhill from there - in more ways than one. The green is big, sure, but tucked behind a dangerous pond. And why stop there? A bunker guards the front of the green on the left, so forget rolling a long second shot up to the pin. You've got to hit this green from the air. The good news, well, it's a big target, and you'll be hitting downhill to it. Plus, there's plenty of room on the backside, so you can feel comfortable using plenty of club on that second (or third) shot. The best way to attack this long hole is to do just that. Attack it. Hit the ball really hard. Then hit it really hard again. A good drive may give you a shot at the green on that second shot. But if not, lay up and pop Continued Next Page 134 Here’s Hattiesburg!

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one close. If you're able to squeeze out par, congratulations. Take it and run. The 18th Hole May be Your Most Formidable Opponent. It's the longest par 4 on the course measuring 464 yards and has a knack of making or breaking your match. If you play this hole well then you deserve a trip to the much less formidable 19th!

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Hattiesburg Country Club Hattiesburg Country Club (HCC) was formed in 1919. After a fire destroyed HCC, it was rebuilt in its present location in 1959. In 1959, the founders of Hattiesburg Country Club brought to life a new golf course that was immediately recognized as one of the more imaginative and challenging venues of golf in Mississippi. Since then, our golf course has matured and evolved into a unique test of shotmaking skill. Max Maxwell redesigned the course in 1999. Today’s design is even more imaginative than the original. An element of finesse has been introduced to round out the character of the course. From the back tees, it is a daunting challenge, unyielding to all but the most skillful. From the forward tees it provides an enjoyable experience for the average golfer and is less intimidating to the novice. HCC has hosted numerous tournaments including the U.S.G.A. qualifiers, State Amateur Championships, and State Opens over the years. The Club has also hosted the PGA Tour’s Viking Classic (the tournament is now in Brandon and was formerly called the Southern Farm Bureau Classic). When the Hattiesburg Country Club hosted the tournament from 1968 through 1993, it was called the Deposit Guaranty Continued Next Page uErnie Smith

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Golf Classic and the Magnolia Classic). Our 18-hole, par 72 golf course is recognized as one of the finest and most enjoyable to play in the state. Hattiesburg Country Club’s Fairways and tees are tiffway bermuda and the areas around the bunkers are zoysia. Our tiff eagle greens are some of the best in the South. With the great condition of the rolling terrain, towering long leaf pine trees that line the fairways, the fast and undulating greens it is no wonder our members and guests refer to the Hattiesburg Country Club as the Little Augusta.

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Pine Belt National Golf Course Pine Belt National Golf Course, is a public, 18 hole golf course located in Moselle, Mississippi off of Hwy 59 at Exit 76 between Hattiesburg and Laurel at the airport. The course opened in 1998. The course is a par-72 and plays 6,862 yards from the back tees, with course rating at 70.8 and slope rating is 121. Pine belt national is the most unique golfing experience in the Pine Belt. With the clubhouse, sitting on the highest point in Jones County, at more than 300 feet above sea level. The course has 100 feet of elevation change from clubhouse to the lowest point on the course. The course that was cut out of the rolling piney hills lends different perspectives on each hole. A really enjoyable course layout for golfers of all levels of play. With a friendly staff that will do everything possible to make your outing at Pine Belt National the best it can be. Pine Belt National is for all golfers with very affordable rates and membership packages that are the best in the Pine Belt. Amenities include: driving range, putting green, chipping green, large deck to enjoy the view and also enjoy the food from the grill. Pine Belt National, The Difference in your Golf Experience! 48 Terminal Dr Moselle, Ms 39459 Phone: 601-582-8771

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Pine Creek Golf Club Hole #11 is one of the areas favorites. It is a very challenging Par 3 measuring 190 yards from the Blue Tees. The tee shot requires a forced carry over a wide ravine. Once you get on the green, you had better pay attention. The large, undulating green can give you all the challenge you want. For the ladies, the hole measures 175 yards and plays a little easier as it is a Par 4. Playing uphill makes it a difficult approach shot. Don't let the yardage fool you. There is no guarantee of birdie on this one! Pine Creek Golf Course is the best drained course in the Pine Belt. And our low rates make Pine Creek the best value. We have PGA Professional, Robyn Justin, available for lessons, a fully stocked ProShop, practice area and snack bar. Come see for yourself. We know you will be impressed. For tee times, tournament schedule or lessons, please call us at (601) 794-6427. Here’s Hattiesburg! 139


Course Name

Private/Public Holes Par Yards Course Rating

Canebrake Country Club

Private

18

71 7,003 73.3

Hattiesburg Country Club

Private

18

72 6,902 76

Pine Creek Golf Club

Public

18

71 6,152 68.8

Pine National Golf Course

Public

18

72 6,862 70.8

Shadow Ridge Golf Course Semi-Private 18 Timberton

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72 6,845 72

Semi-Private 18 72 7,109 75


Slope Rating

Driving Putting Golf Shop Rest./CafĂŠ Bar Bag Cart Range Green Rental Rental

137

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

135

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

112

Y

Y

Y

Y

N

Y

Y

121

Y

Y

Y

Y

N

Y

Y

135

Y

Y

Y

Y

N

Y

Y

144

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

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Photo by Bert King, King Photography.

SOUTHERN MISS ATHLETICS NCAA DIVISION I The Southern Miss Athletic Department has a full slate of teams playing NCAA Div. I Sports in the CUSA Conference.  The Southern Miss Golden Eagles football program has produced some great players such as Brett Favre, Michael Boley, Adalius Thomas, T.J. Slaughter, Patrick Surtain, Sammy Winder, Ray Guy and more. The Golden Eagles have been consistently invited to bowls and last year was no different. (See the 2011 Gold142 Here’s Hattiesburg!

en Eagle football schedule in this section). The men's basketball program had a great year in 2011, just missing a bid to a national tournament.  Southern Miss basketball star Gary Flowers was named as the 2011 recipient of the Cellular South Howell Trophy, which is awarded to the top collegiate player in Mississippi, the first time this award has been won by a Golden Eagle. Continued Next Page


Tori Bowie, 2011 NCAA Indoor Track & Field Long Jump Champion, Photo by Parker Water

Photo by Joe Harper/BGN Photos

Danny Flowers, winner of the Cellular South Howell Trophy, Best Collegiate Player in Mississippi

The women's track program produced a Long Jump National Champion at the NCAA indoor track and field championships. Torie Bowie of Southern edged out the favorite Kimberly Williams of Florida State.  Torie is looking forward to competing for a spot on the U.S. Olympic squad. The baseball program at Southern Miss under the direction of Coach

Scott Berry has been smoking this year.  They have reached the Top Twenty in the national rankings and seem to be on track to repeat their visit to the NCAA World Series of College Baseball as they did several years ago. There's women soccer, women's basketball, men and women's golf

and cross country with a full slate of competition.  So, if you like to see great Division I Collegiate athletics, look no further than Southern Miss. Check out the http://southernmiss.cstv.com/ web site.  If you're looking for tickets, call 1-800-844-TICK or go to their web site. Continued Next Page

M. M. Roberts Stadium, “The Rock” Photo by Bert King, King Photography.

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Jill Mathis, Joe Harper/BGN Photos

Photo by Bert King, King Photography.

Jamierra Faulkner, Photo by Joe Harper/BGN Photos

2011 Football Schedule 2011 Baseball Schedule Sept. 3 Louisiana Tech

4-26 Southern Miss vs. Alabama

Sept. 10 at Marshall

4-29 Southern Miss vs. East Carolina

Sept. 17 Southeastern Louisiana

4-30 Southern Miss vs. East Carolina

Sept. 24 at Virginia

5-1

Southern Miss vs. East Carolina

Oct. 1

Rice

5-4

Southern Miss vs. South Alabama

Oct. 8

at Navy

5-6

Southern Miss vs. UAB

Oct. 15

Open

5-7

Southern Miss vs. UAB

Oct. 22 SMU - Homecoming

5-8

Southern Miss vs. UAB

Oct. 29 at UTEP

5-13

Southern Miss vs. Houston

Nov. 5

at East Carolina

5-14

Southern Miss vs. Houston

Nov. 12

UCF

5-15

Southern Miss vs. Houston

Nov. 17

at UAB

5-19

Southern Miss vs. Rice

Nov. 26 Memphis

5-20 Southern Miss vs. Rice 5-21

Southern Miss vs. Memphis

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Calendar of Events MAY

May 4-21

May May May May May

May May

New Harmonies Smithsonian Traveling Exhibit display ing in the Historic Train Depot in Downtown Hat tiesburg. Free admission. Exhibit Hours: Wednesdays 10am-4pm, Thursdays 10am-6pm, Fridays 10am-6pm, Saturdays 10am-4pm. 5 Pine Belt Farmers and Artisans Market at Town Square Park from 3:00pm-6:00pm. Live music begins at 4:30pm. 5-8 HCLO presents “The Drowsy Chaperone” at Saenger Theatre. Tickets are $12, $16 and $20. 7 Petal Spring Flea Market at Relay Park beginning at 8:00am 7 National Barrel Horse Association Barrel Race 7:30pm-until at the Lamar County Multipurpose Cntr. 8 Mother's Day Garden Luncheon Tea 12:00pm-1:30pm The cost is $25 per adult, $8 for children ages 6 and under. Reservations may be made by calling 601-2683236 or by emailing dean@meadorhomestead.com. This event will be held at Simply TeaVine and Meador Homestead located at 6775 Highway 49 N, Hattiesburg. 12 Pine Belt Farmers and Artisans Market at Town Square Park from 3:00pm-6:00pm. Live music begins at 4:30pm. 13-14 Professional Bull Riding at the Forrest County MultiPurpose Center. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and show starts at 8 p.m.

May 14

Lamar County Turners and Burners Association Showdeo Rodeo 9:00am-until at the Lamar County Multipurpose Center. May 19 Pine Belt Farmers and Artisans Market at Town Square Park from 3:00pm-6:00pm. Live music begins at 4:30pm. May 21 Deep South Roping 2:00pm-until at the Lamar County Multipurpose Center. May 23-27 Civil War Tea Luncheon or Dinner in the Dog Trot 12:00pm - 1:00pm Serving a typical southern plantation meal at Simply TeaVine and Meador Home stead. Reservations may be made by calling 601268-3236 by emailing dean@meadorhomestead. com. This event will be held at Simply TeaVine and Meador Homestead located at 6775 Highway 49 N, Hattiesburg. May 26 Pine Belt Farmers and Artisans Market at Town Square Park from 3:00pm-6:00pm. Live music begins at 4:30pm. May 28 Cattle Team Sorting 2:00pm-until at the Lamar County Multipurpose Center. May 28-30 May Fest Barrel Racing at the Forrest County MultiPurpose Center. May 30 Annual Garden Tours around the South MS Area 9:00am-5:00pm.

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June 9-11

JUNE June 2 June 4 June 4 June 4 June 4 June 5 June 5 June 5 June 5 June 5 June 5 June 6 June 7 June 8 June 9

Pine Belt Farmers and Artisans Market at Town Square Park from 3:00pm-6:00pm. Live music begins at 4:30pm. Purvis Police Department Showdeo at the Lamar County Multipurpose Center. TBA. Opening night for Festival South. Corks and Forks at Brownstone’s 5:30pm-7:00pm. The Music of Andrew Llyod Webber sponsored by Forrest General Hospital at the Saenger Theatre 7:30pm. Admission: $25, Ages 12 and under $10. The Phantom Ball at the St. James Wright VFW. Spon sored by Brownstone’s. Admission: $100. Annual Hattiesburg Daylily Show at the Lake Terrace Convention Center 7:30am-5;00pm. A Bridal Affair at the Hilton Garden Inn 1:00pm- 5:00pm. Festival South Jazz Brunch featuring The Daniel Schroeder Jazz Trio at Purple Parrot Cafe 11:00am-2:00pm. Festival South Gospel Lunch featuring the Roots Gospel Voices of Mississippi at The Shed 12:15pm-2:00pm. “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” at the Saenger Theater. Admission: $5. Clarence Dickinson Organ Competition at the Dumas Smith Auditorium on the campus of William Carey University 3:00pm. Admission is free. Festival South Opera 4:00pm at the Bay Street Presbyterian Church. Admission is free. Allegro Luncheon Series featuring the Meghan Stew art Jazz Duo 12:00pm at The Shed. A Musical Safari and Instrument Petting Zoo 10:30am at the Hattiesburg Zoo. Pine Belt Farmers and Artisans Market at Town Square Park from 3:00pm-6:00pm. Live music begins at 4:30pm.

MSQCA Tour at the Forrest County Multi-Purpose Center. June 10 “Giselle” South Mississippi Ballet 1:00pm at the Mannoni Performing Arts Center on The University of Southern Mississippi’s campus. June 10 Dancin’ in the Streets sponsored by Brownstone’s presents The Heritage Band 9:30pm-1:00am. Outdoor event between Main St. and Mobile St. Admission is free. June 12 All Breed Horse Show 9am-until at the Lamar County Multipurpose Center. June 12-28 (WCU) Community Dinner Theatre “Smokie on the Mountain Homecoming” at the O.L. Quave Theatre 7:00pm. Admission: $25 includes the buffet meal, program book and show. For reservations call 601-318-6221. June 15 Rhythms of the Wild and Instrument Petting Zoo 10:30am at the Hattiesburg Zoo. June 16 Pine Belt Farmers and Artisans Market at Town Square Park from 3:00pm-6:00pm. Live music begins at 4:30pm. June 18 Kids Dance Fest 10:30am-12:00pm at the Town Square Park. Admission is free. June 18 Cattle Team Sorting 2pm-until at the Lamar County Multipurpose Center.

June 19

Father and Me Special Tea 12:00pm-1:30pm. The cost for this event is $20 per adult, $8 for children ages 6 and under. Reservations may be made by calling 601-268-3236 by emailing dean@ meadorhomestead.com. This event will be held at Simply TeaVine and Meador Homestead located at 6775 Highway 49 N, Hattiesburg. June 19 Juneteenth is held in Vernon Dahmer Park. This is an all day event. June 19 Main Street Books invites you to meet Ron Hickman, author of Operation Big Flounder 5:00-6:30. June 23 Pine Belt Farmers and Artisans Market at Town Square Park from 3:00pm-6:00pm. Live music begins at 4:30pm. June 25 Bull Madness at the Forrest County Multi-Purpose Cntr. June 26 Historic Hattiesburg Downtown Association Monthly Meeting 7:30am at the Cultural Center. June 29-30 Deep South Crawfish Cluster Dog Show at the Forrest County Multi-Purpose Center. June 30 Pine Belt Farmers and Artisans Market at Town Square Park from 3:00pm-6:00pm. Live music begins at 4:30pm.

JULY July 1-3 July 4 July 7

Deep South Crawfish Cluster Dog Show at the Forrest County Multi-Purpose Center. 4th of July Firework Show 5pm-until at the Lamar County Multipurpose Center. Pine Belt Farmers and Artisans Market at Town Square Park from 3:00pm-6:00pm. Live music begins at 4:30pm.

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July 8-10

Southern Summer Barrel Race at Forrest County Multi-Purpose Center. July 10 United States Wrestling 7:00pm-until at the Lamar County Multipurpose Center. July 14 Pine Belt Farmers and Artisans Market at Town Square Park from 3:00pm-6:00pm. Live music begins at 4:30pm. July 16 National Barrel Horse Association Barrel Race 9:00am-until at the Lamar County Multipurpose Cntr. July 21 Pine Belt Farmers and Artisans Market at Town Square Park from 3:00pm-6:00pm. Live music begins at 4:30pm. July 23-24 Bluegrass Festival Friday 6:00pm-10:00pm, Saturday 11:00am-10:00pm at the Lamar County Multipurpose Center. July 28 Pine Belt Farmers and Artisans Market at Town Square Park from 3:00pm-6:00pm. Live music begins at 4:30pm. July 29-30 Mississippi Miss Hospitality Pageant at the Saenger Theatre at 8:00 p.m.

Aug. 6-7

Great Hattiesburg Gun & Knife Show at Forrest County Multi-Purpose Center. Aug. 11 Pine Belt Farmers and Artisans Market at Town Square Park from 3:00pm-6:00pm. Live music begins at 4:30pm. Aug. 18 Pine Belt Farmers and Artisans Market at Town Square Park from 3:00pm-6:00pm. Live music begins at 4:30pm. Aug. 18-21 BARK Agility Dog Show at Forrest County MultiPurpose Center. Aug. 21 Cattle Team Sorting 2:00pm-until at the Lamar County Multipurpose Center. Aug. 25 Pine Belt Farmers and Artisans Market at Town Square Park from 3:00pm-6:00pm. Live music begins at 4:30pm.

SEPTEMBER Sept. 1

Sept. 1-4

AUGUST Aug. 4 Aug. 5

Pine Belt Farmers and Artisans Market at Town Square Park from 3:00pm-6:00pm. Live music begins at 4:30pm. Great Pine Belt Expo at the Lake Terrace Convention Center.

Sept. 2-3

Pine Belt Farmers and Artisans Market at Town Square Park from 3:00pm-6:00pm. Live music begins at 4:30pm. Dinner Theatre: Just Over the Rainbow presents “Greater Tuna” at the Petal Cultural Center. Tickets are $25. Thursday – Saturday dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. with show to follow. Sunday matinee performance dinner begins at 1:00 p.m. with show to follow. Tractor and Engine Show 8:00am-until at the Lamar County Multipurpose Center. Pull starts at 1:00pm.

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Oct 13 Oct. 14 Oct. 14-15

Oct. 18 Oct. 20 Oct. 20-29 Oct. 21 Oct. 22-23 Oct. 26-30 Oct. 27 Sept. 3-5

Great Southern Stampede Barrel Race at the Forrest County Multi-Purpose Center. Sept. 8 Pine Belt Farmers and Artisans Market at Town Square Park from 3:00pm-6:00pm. Live music begins at 4:30pm. Sept. 8-10 Dinner Theatre: Just Over the Rainbow presents “Greater Tuna” at the Petal Cultural Center. Tickets are $25. Dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. with show to follow. Sept. 10 National Barrel Horse Association Barrel Run 4:00pmuntil at the Lamar County Multipurpose Center. Sept. 10 Habitat for Humanity - The Box Experiment at the Forrest County Multi-Purpose Center. Sept. 15 Pine Belt Farmers and Artisans Market at Town Square Park from 3:00pm-6:00pm. Live music begins at 4:30pm. Sept. 17 CBR Bull Riding 7:00pm at the Lamar County Multi purpose Center. Sept. 22 Pine Belt Farmers and Artisans Market at Town Square Park from 3:00pm-6:00pm. Live music begins at 4:30pm. Sept. 23-25 Pecan Festival in Richton, MS. Sept. 29 Pine Belt Farmers and Artisans Market at Town Square Park from 3:00pm-6:00pm. Live music begins at 4:30pm.

Oct. 27-30

Oct. 28 Oct. 29

Pine Belt Farmers and Artisans Market at Town Square Park from 3:00pm-6:00pm. Live music begins at 4:30pm. Live @ Five 5:00pm-9:00pm at Town Square Park. Lumber Fest celebrates the contribution the lumber industry has made to our area. Held at the Lumberton Airport located on Hwy 13. Call 601-796-5050 for more information. PCS Fall Festival at the Forrest County Multi-Purpose Center. Pine Belt Farmers and Artisans Market at Town Square Park from 3:00pm-6:00pm. Live music begins at 4:30pm. South Mississippi Fair at Laurel Fairgrounds. Live @ Five 5:00pm-9:00pm at Town Square Park. High School Rodeo at the Lamar County Multipurpose Center. TBA. Zoo Boo at Kamper Park and Zoo. Pine Belt Farmers and Artisans Market at Town Square Park from 3:00pm-6:00pm. Live music begins at 4:30pm. Just over the Rainbow Theatre presents “Crimes of the Heart” by Beth Henley. Tickets are $10 available by reservation or at the door. Thursday- Saturday evening shows begin at 7:30pm. Sunday matinee begins at 2:00pm. All shows are at the Petal Cultural Arts Center. Live @ Five 5:00pm-9:00pm at Town Square Park. Petal Fall Festival at Relay Park beginning at 10:00 a.m.

OCTOBER Oct. 1 Oct. 1 Oct. 6 Oct 7 Oct 7-9

33rd Annual Oktoberfest at St. John’s Lutheran Church 11:00am-4:00pm. All Breed Horse Show 10:00am-until at the Lamar County Multipurpose Center. Pine Belt Farmers and Artisans Market at Town Square Park from 3:00pm-6:00pm. Live music begins at 4:30pm. Live @ Five 5:00pm-9:00pm at Town Square Park. Josey Barrel Racing Clinics at the Forrest County Multi-Purpose Center.

NOVEMBER Nov. 3-5

Just over the Rainbow Theatre presents “Crimes of the Heart” by Beth Henley. Tickets are $10 available by reservation or at the door. All shows begin at 7:30pm and are held at the Petal Cultural Arts Cntr. Nov. 12 Right Way to Throw Away Day 8:00am-2:00pm at the Lamar County Multipurpose Center. Nov. 19 National Barrel Horse Association Barrel Run 4:00pmuntil at the Lamar County Multipurpose Center. Nov. 25-26 Great Hattiesburg Gun & Knife Show.

DECEMBER

Dec. 3 Hattiesburg Jaycees Christmas Parade. Dec. 10 Holiday Art Walk Downtown Hattiesburg. Dec. 10-11 36th Annual Victorian Christmas in Downtown Hattiesburg 5:00pm-9:00pm. Dec. 30 Jan 1 New Year's Fun Run Barrel Race at the Forrest County Multi-Purpose Center. Other Events

2012 March 17 March 31

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Irish-Italian Festival held at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church. All day event. Hubfest Downtown Hattiesburg. 9:00am-5:00pm


Historic Districts Driving Tour

The Hub City Historic District was covered in the Downtown Walking Tour; we’ll cover the other four districts listed with National Register of Historic Places--Hattiesburg, Oaks, North Main Street and Parkhaven Historic Districts-in our driving tour. The Hattiesburg and Oaks Historic Districts can be fun to walk if you’re in the mood for a healthy jaunt. Go Left on Main Street from the Cultural Center (723 Main St). Go past the second light, go left onto Newman Street (after the tracks). Two blocks down is the (1) Hattiesburg Train Depot, which is part of the Hub City Historic District. The Depot has undergone a complete and beautiful historic restoration and is now open for business. Take Newman St. back to Main and then take a left on E. Laurel. Take an immediate left on Short Bay after the railroad tracks.

Hattiesburg Historic Neighborhood District This district shows the growth of Hattiesburg from a rural lumbering town to an urbanized regional center. The development (1880-1930) of the Hattiesburg Historic Neighborhood District paralleled the development of the central business district. Two Mississippi governors, Paul B. Johnson, Sr. and Paul B. Johnson, Jr., were among the many prominent people who lived in this district.1 Generous ventilation, necessitated by the warm, humid climate of South Mississippi, is expressed in these buildings’ central hallways, large and numerous doors and windows, high ceilings, and extensive porches—all elements of Southern architecture. Victorian, Colonial Revival, Neo-Classical, Bungalow, and vernacular styles are all present in the district. Examples of Italianate, Tudor Revival, Mission, late Gothic Revival International and Art Moderne are also found, but in lesser numbers.

(4) Dunn House Bed & Breakfast, (102 Short Bay St.)

This high-style, two and one-half story, Queen Anne Victorian house is noted for its heart pine paneling and multiple bay windows.

Bay Street Presbyterian Church, Hattiesburg, Miss.

Dunn House, Now The Dunn House Bed & Breakfast

Bay St. Presbyterian Church Postcard Provided Courtesy Of Larry Johnson

2) The Bay Street Presbyterian Church, (204 Short Bay St)

Built in 1907, this church is the oldest church structure in the city. Its stylistic mixture conveys a Victorian image. The building features striking stained glass windows and a pipe organ that was built specifically for the Bay St. Presbyterian Church by a pipe organ manufacturer that specialized in making theater pipe organs.

(3) Great Oaks (Conner-SARPHIE), (106 Short Bay St.)

Built in 1906 this house is a relatively uncommon subtype of NeoClassical style with its full-height entry supported by huge Ionic columns and lower full width porch with small Ionic columns and circular, corner pavilions. Red tile covers the hip roof, which has a striking front dormer with Palladian windows.

Conner-Sarphie House

Across River Street from the Dunn House is the (5) Polk House, 800 River Ave. Although in disrepair at this time, there are hopes for its eventual restoration. Polk House is a Neo-Classical mansion constructed in 1905 by Abner Polk. Here’s Hattiesburg! 149


Tally House

Ross House

(9) Tally House at 402 Rebecca.

(6) Ross House, (416 Bay St.)

Dr. T.E. Ross and his wife built this wonderful home in 1904. The home boasted three full baths, an elevator and a telephone—all very unique for any home of that era. An interesting thing about Dr. Ross was that he never billed his patients because he thought they would pay when they were able to.

The Tally House features a huge red roof with a symmetrical porch that extends across the entire front of the house and around the side. Gables, arched windows are among the other features of this two and one-half story Colonial Revival house built in 1907. Sacred Heart Catholic Church

Turner House

(7) Turner House, (500 Bay St.), ca. 1910. John Sumrall Turner, owner of J.S. Turner & Co. (a local department store that was located where the Kress building now stands), gave this Classical Revival style house as a wedding present in 1908 to his son James Henry Turner and James’ bride, Annie Harper. The massive Ionic columns you see were added in the 1970’s and were taken from a house in Jackson slated for demolition. Glenmore

(10) Sacred Heart Catholic Church, (313 Walnut St.)

Sacred Heart was originally organized in a frame building constructed in 1900. The brick, Gothic Revival structure you see today was constructed in 1927 at a cost of $ 60,000. Many of the impressive stained glass windows in the church were made in Germany. Continue driving on Walnut St and take a left on Main St.

(8) Glenmore (Bertrand/J. P. Carter) (at 502 Court St.)

Built in 1890, this house is the oldest surviving brick house in the city and the only Italianate style in the district. Constructed of brick walls three courses thick, the house is asymmetrical in shape with gabled roof. A full-width porch stretches along the north face. 150 Here’s Hattiesburg!


Oaks Historic District From Main St., go two blocks to W. Pine St. and turn left. Stay on W. Pine St., go through two stoplights and standing on the corner of 2nd Ave. and W. Pine St. is Trinity Episcopal Church.

(12) Moore House, 409 4th Ave.

This home was built in 1924 for Benjamin D. Moore. This is a good sample of a prestigious house in the Oaks. Some of the highlights are the Tuscan columns, twelve-light sidelights and a paneled door. Pinehurst

In the Oaks Historic District, there is a wide range of styles including Colonial Revival, Mission, Queen Anne, Mediterranean and Craftsman houses. The area developed slowly on tracts of cutover timberland on a grid laid out parallel to the railroad tracks. The Oaks District was mostly residential but early on also possessed two “manufacturers” of ready-cut Craftsman houses--Aladdin Company and the Gordon Van Tine Company. When the district was first being developed, large Queen Anne, Colonial Revival and Mediterranean homes were built on multiple lots. As fewer lots became available, the Craftsman style house built on single lots became dominant. Concart Street has many examples of Craftsman homes. Trinity Episcopal Church

William H. Hardy, Hattiesburg’s founder, chose a site located at (110 Pinehurst St.) to build his Hattiesburg home, which he named Pinehurst. Some of the original pecan and pine trees planted by Mr. Hardy still exist. W. O. Tatum, then president of Tatum Lumber Company, built his house in 1927 (some thirty-three years later) in the same spot; this is the house you see today. The Tatum house, also named (13) Pinehurst, is a Colonial Revival style house with green shutters and buff-colored brick. The colossal Corinthian columns, which support a two-story portico, are a distinctive aspect of the house. The Oaks Historic District was named for its oak trees. Canopies of oaks covered many of its roads which became a trademark of the neighborhood. These water oaks were planted between 1905 and 1915, and unfortunately, some of the trees have started to die now. Take a left onto 6th Ave. to see what many of the streets in the Oaks used to look like.

(11) Trinity Episcopal Church,

A Gothic Revival style church, was built in 1912 and still serves an active congregation. Trinity was modeled after the Knights Templar Church in London.5 The church has a beautiful worship area.

Lambert House

The (14) Lambert House, (915 Adeline StreeT)

built in 1905, is a unique building, difficult to classify as to style. Its symmetrical façade has a full-width porch that wraps on both sides. The curved entry porch is supported by fluted, Corinthian columns. In 1920 C.A. Lambert came to Hattiesburg to oversee the building of the Hercules plant (located on Hwy. 42 Hattiesburg). Mr. Lambert was the manager of the plant from 1921-1953 and was known around the area as “Mr. Hercules”.6 Here’s Hattiesburg! 151


Located kitty corner from the Lambert House is the (15) Chain House, (312 6th Avenue.) This very large house built in 1926 is an outstanding representative of the Mediterranean style in the district.

The (16) Camp House, (809 Adeline St.)

built in 1905, is distinguished by a massive hipped roof. Its asymmetrical façade features a full-width porch with supports of grouped, beveled columns raised to railing height on wood pedestals. Continue for two blocks take a right onto 2nd Ave. Drive two blocks and take a left on W. Pine Street towards downtown. Drive 2 blocks, then veer right onto W. Front (at the light). Take a left onto Main Street, drive to Cultural Center.

North Main Street Historic District The old Hattiesburg High School is located a block (a long block) from the Cultural Center and is part of the North Main Historic District. As the city’s fortunes continued to improve, fine homes were built along both sides of Main Street and also on Columbia Street during the period of 1895 to 1910. The most prevalent architecture of the district is the Queen Anne and Craftsman styles

The (17) Hattiesburg High School, 848 Main St., ca. 1921, a Tudor Revival, is currently undergo-

ing a complete rehabilitation and will eventually serve as a part of the University of Southern Mississippi’s Art & Design Department. The school was designed by local architect Robert E. Lee and built by contractor C.O. Eure. The building is a Mississippi Landmark and is also individually listed on the National Register.

(18) Montague House at 1028 Main.

The Montague House is a large Colonial Revival house built in 1900 by A.A. Montague and family. The entrance porch is circular on the south end and has paired Ionic columns and wood railings on the first and second level. Inside the house is amazing heart pine floors, an impressive foyer and some massive pocket doors. A.A. Montague opened an insurance agency in 1893 on Main Street. That business is still in operation as Montague, Sigler & Ferrell, now located on W. Pine Street.7

(20) Rogers (Smith-Ott) House, (1122 Main St.) ca. 1917.

This Mediterranean style home was originally built for lumberman William A. Rogers and his wife Hattie. Principle features include a low pitched pyramidal roof, asymmetrical façade dominated by porches on both stories and massive square or rectangular piers of masonry used to support porch roofs (common on such high-style examples of this type).

(21) 6th St. USO Building.

This building now serves as the African American Military Museum. This is the last surviving African American USO building in the country. Go right onto E. 6th St. At the second stop sign take a right onto Mobile St. Drive to the stoplight and take a right onto E. 2nd. Go two blocks up to the stop sign and take a left on Jackson which will bring you back to the Cultural Center. 6th St. USO Building Now Serves As The African American Military Museum

Montague House

High School, Hattiesburg, Miss.

(19) Mt. Carmel Baptist Church.

Originally this was Main Street Baptist Church which was built in 1913 on this spot. Main Street Baptist built the building you see today in 1942 after fire destroyed the original church building. Postcard To Left: The Existing Old Hattiesburg High School Structure Served As A High School From 1921 To 1959. It has Also Been Used As Offices For Hattiesburg School District And For Private Business. The Last Tenant Left In 2001. Postcard Provided Courtesy Of Larry Johnson.

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Attractions CHAIN GARDEN, THE

William Carey University, Hattiesburg, 601-318-6192 William Carey University is home to this garden that features plants native to South Mississippi and to India. Free admission.

DANFORTH CHAPEL AND CHAPEL PLACE

USM Campus, Hattiesburg, 601-266-4491 Chapel Place, located in the center of the USM campus adjacent to Danforth Chapel, is the resting spot for a 60-foot, 23-ton, 11 million-year-old petrified hardwood tree. Danforth Chapel is used for religious services and weddings.

DESOTO NATIONAL FOREST

Parkhaven Historic District

Take a left from the Cultural Center onto Main St. Go right on W. Pine St. and go two blocks. Take a right onto Hardy St. You’ll go through five stoplights. Drive one more block and go left on 22nd. Go under the Parkhaven Neighborhood Arch and you’re now in the Parkhaven Historic District.

25 miles south of Hattiesburg off Hwy. 49, 601-928-4422. Offices are open Monday-Friday 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mississippi’s largest national forest, the DeSoto, covers more than 500,000 acres. Its “piney woods” of longleaf, ash and loblolly pine cover gently rolling terrain. Fishing, hiking, hunting, camping, picnicking, horseback riding, and backpacking are available at the DeSoto National Forest. There are winding streams, slow moving most of the year, which form the wet bottomlands that grow excellent hardwood. These are “black-water” streams, tinted by tannic acid from decaying vegetation on the forest floor. This is where the Black Creek flows, renowned for its 40-mile float trip, hiking trail and wilderness. There are wide, white sandbars for camping and picnicking and quiet pools for fishing. Big Creek and Fairley Bridge landings serve as the end points for both the float trip and the Black Creek National Hiking Trail.

FARMER’S MARKET

Held every Wednesday and Saturday from 7:00 a.m. -

(22) M. M. Simmons House located at 12:00 noon. Produce, crafts, canned goods, woodworking, (203 22nd Avenue) homemade baked goods, herbs, and plants are sold by This two-story house is a brick Spanish Eclectic with Tudor Revival characteristics. The second story has pointed arch fixed pane windows and a tower with a tent roof. M.M. Simmons started Parkhaven as a planned subdivision in 1922, just seven years after the 1915 Panama-California Exposition. The Panama-California Exposition first exposed Americans to the fascinating Spanish Eclectic style. Mr. Simmons must have been very taken with that style because Parkhaven possesses the largest intact collection of Spanish Eclectic cottages in Mississippi (fourteen). The Parkhaven District is characterized by small to medium sized houses of brick and stucco, many with tile roofs. The houses are set on large lots with sidewalks, and many with deep setbacks. Mature plantings including semi-tropical specimens fill the spacious yards and well-developed gardens of this planned subdivision.

(23) J.F. Brown House, (109 21st Ave.)

The J.F. Brown House, built in 1925, is one-story house stucco clad Spanish Eclectic with multiple gables. An off-center wood panel door and a partial–width porch with roof and stucco clad piers also adorn the exterior. Continue on 21st Ave. until you come to Hardy. Take a right to go downtown, take a left to go towards I-59. Primary sources for this article include: the U.S. Dept of the Interior National Park Service National Register of Historic Places Registration Form for Historic Neighborhoods and Historic Buildings; “Historic Hattiesburg “The History and Architecture of Hattiesburg’s First Neighborhoods”, City of Hattiesburg, 1990; and “The History of Forrest County Mississippi”, compiled by the Hattiesburg Area Historical Society Volunteers, ©2000. 1”Historic Hattiesburg The History and Architecture of Hattiesburg’s First Neighborhoods, City of Hattiesburg, 1990. 2 “The History of Forrest County Mississippi”, compiled by the Hattiesburg Are Historical Society Volunteers, ©2000, page 383. 3”Historic Hattiesburg The History and Architecture of Hattiesburg’s First Neighborhoods, City of Hattiesburg, 1990. 4 “The History of Forrest County Mississippi”, compiled by the Hattiesburg Area Historical Society Volunteers, ©2000, page 31. 5 Ibid, Page 35., 6 Ibid, Page 306., 7 Ibid, Page 347.

local farmers and craftspeople. Located off the corner of 8th & Corrine St. in downtown Hattiesburg. Call 601-5456083 for information.

FLINT CREEK WATER PARK

1216 Parkway, 25 miles South of Hattiesburg off Hwy. 49 in Wiggins, (800) 748-9403 or 601- 928-3051. Flint Creek Water Park is one of 8 R.V. parks owned and operated by the Pat Harrison Waterway District. Flint Creek is located just off of Highway 29 in Wiggins, Mississippi. The park is comprised of 1,900 total acres and features a 650acre lake. The lake is stocked with catfish, crappie, bream, and large-mouth-bass. The lake is also a favorite for boating, water skiing, and swimming. Aluminum fishing boats are available for rent on a first-come-first-serve basis. Flint Creek is also famous for “Watertown USA.” Watertown features 4 giant waterslides and a kiddy pool for the toddlers. The waterslide facility is open seasonally from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Landlubbers can enjoy camping, picnicking, and fishing all year long. With 152 R.V. campsites, 34 vacation-style cabins, and 12 camp houses, Flint Creek can accommodate all your overnight recreational quests. R.V. campers can enjoy swimming at the exclusive campground beaches and or simply enjoy nature with a stroll along the nature trail. Flint has a spacious picnic area complete with tables and barbeque grills and a public swimming area. Flint Creek can also accommodate large family gatherings by way of 2 open-air-pavilions and a Lodge Hall. For more information regarding Flint Creek Water Park visit the website at www.phwd.net. Continued Page 156 Here’s Hattiesburg! 153


Hattiesburg Zoo One of only two zoos in Mississippi, the Hattiesburg Zoo helps to define the uniqueness so many visitors enjoy about Hattiesburg. The Zoo’s animal collection includes more than 55 species of animals spread over five continents. Explore South America and discover llamas, lemurs, howlers and the jaguar. Climb to the highest outlook in Asia and growl with the tiger or stretch your neck with the emu from Australia. Tread across the Mississippi Swamp. Safari through the wide plains of the African Veldt where zebras, ostrich and eland run, while servals and guenon linger nearby. Journey into an underground tunnel to say “hello” to the prairie dogs. Take a ride around the Zoo on the train, twirl on the carousel or cool down at the splash pad. With exciting animal encounters, keeper chats, educational classes and plenty of visitor resources, the Hattiesburg Zoo offers a new adventure every day.

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ZOO ADMISSION:

Adults (13 & over) - $5.00 Senior Citizens & Military - $4.00 Under 2 years old - Free Children Ages 2-12 - $3.00 Hattiesburg Zoological Soc. (w/membership card & ID) - Free Reciprocating Zoos and AZA Members (with membership card & ID) - Free Train & Carousel Tickets (per ride/per person) - $2.00

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Monday - Closed Tuesday - Sunday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

THE ZOO IS OPEN 6 DAYS A WEEK. Closed: Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day & New Year's Day 107 South 17th St. Hattiesburg 601-545-4579

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HATTIESBURG BLACK SOX

The Black Sox started out 2010 in fine form by winning there first 10 games. There’s nothing like sitting in a nice park with a hot dog and a drink and watching great baseball action. The Black Sox have consistent tournament winnings. They have also been successful in championship games with regional and national titles under their belt. They will play over 50 games for the 2010 season. All games are played at Smokie Herrington Park at Hattiesburg High School. For more information call 601-454-4713 or go to www.facebook.com/pages/Hattiesburg-MS/ HATTIESBURG-BLACK-SOX-OFFICIALPAGE.

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HUB CITY DRAGWAY This IHRA-sanctioned track features tire-screeching, high-powered racing. The races start in February and continue through to November. The nationally known Mardi Gras Fat Tuesday Race normally attracts about 15,000 people. 331 Eatonville Rd (Take Exit 69 off I-59) Hattiesburg, MS. For more information about specific events, call 601-545-3724 or go to www.hubcitydragway.com/.

dinner in “Lake Catch A-Lot,” a pond stocked with channel catfish. For more information regarding Little Black Creek Water Park, visit the website at www.phwd.net

PAUL B. JOHNSON STATE PARK

15 miles south of Hattiesburg Just off Hwy. 49 S., 601-582-7721 The Paul B. Johnson State Park has a 300-acre lake with cabins, group facilities, camping, nature trail, paddleboats, canoe and boat rentals, and KAMPER PARK Corner of Hardy Street & 17th Ave., fishing. Picnic area has shelters and six large pavilions. Visitors Center offers 601-545-4576 Home of the Hattiesburg Zoo, David game room, restrooms and available Anthony Tennis Complex, Exchange meeting and banquet space. Call for Club baseball fields, and a walking fees. and exercise area, this park features a covered pavilion, playgrounds and PEP’S POINT AMUSEMENT PARK picnic areas. Open dawn to dusk. Free 6 miles North of Hattiesburg off Hwy. 49, 601-582-8461 admission. A spring-fed lake provides the setLITTLE BLACK CREEK WATER ting for water slides, swimming, picnic PARK area, and camping with waterfront Located between Purvis and sites. Some other attractions available Lumberton, off I-59, (800) 748-9403. include bumper boats, paintball field, Little Black Creek Water Park is one cabins and pavilions. Miniature golf, of 8 R.V. parks owned and operated paddleboat rentals, sandy beach, by the Pat Harrison Waterway District. basketball and volleyball courts, Little Black is located just off Interstate refreshment center and game room 59 between the towns of Lumberton are also available at Peps. Open secand Purvis, Mississippi. For a day of fun, ond week of May through second the park has a picnic area complete week of September, seven days a with tables and barbeque grills. Family week. picnic pavilions and a lodge hall are also available for rent. The park’s VETERANS MEMORIAL PARK 640-acre lake is stocked with plenty Downtown Hattiesburg of catfish, crappie, bream, and large- This park serves as a memorial to mouth-bass. Visitors to Little Black can people from our area that served or also enjoy spacious R.V. sites that are lost their lives in military service. With available for rent. The park offers 101 its fountain and green space, it is a R.V. sites, 8 of which are pull-through popular gathering place for downsites. The R.V. sites are available on a town events. first-come-first-serve basis and/or by reservations. Additionally, the park MOVIE THEATERS offers 20 vacation-style rental cabins The Grand 18 - Hattiesburg and a camp store. Overnight guests 100 Grand Drive • Hattiesburg, MS can obtain a permit to fish for their 601-268-1681


Mississippi Miss Hospitality 2010 Jordan Whittle In July 2010, Jordan Whittle was crowned Mississippi Miss Hospitality 2010 while representing Hattiesburg in the Mississippi Miss Hospitality Program at the Saenger Theater in Downtown Hattiesburg. Twenty-nine of Mississippi’s best and brightest young women competed in the Pageant for more than $100,000 in scholarships and prizes. Since winning the title, Whittle has traveled throughout Mississippi, sharing the spirit of the hospitality state with everyone. Journeying toward the Mississippi river, she experienced the old south as she participated in the Natchez Pilgrimage Tours in the fall. In December, she traveled to LeFlore County to join in celebrating the 75th Annual

Roy Martin Delta Band Festival and participated in the Greenwood Christmas Parade. Whittle also visited Mississippi Welcome Centers in Hernando, Lula and Greenville, greeting guests and touring the historic Mississippi Delta region. She has been featured in the University of Southern Mississippi’s The Talon and has spoken about the importance of tourism on radio shows in both Vicksburg and Hattiesburg. In June, Whittle will venture across Mississippi borders to attend the Mississippi Central Park Picnic in New York City and share Mississippi’s signature southern hospitality. Whittle, 21, is a senior at the University of Southern Mississippi and is pursuing a degree in marketing. As a member of Tri-Delta Sorority, she volunteers for St. Jude Children’s Research and is actively involved with Forrest General Hospital’s Spirit of Women program. She is the 61st Mississippi Miss Hospitality, a tradition that began in 1949. On July 30, 2011, Whittle will crown the 2011 Mississippi Miss Hospitality. By the end of her reign, she will have traveled more than 30,000 miles promoting Mississippi’s tourism and economic development and serving as the state’s goodwill ambassador. Here’s Hattiesburg! 157


Convention, Multi-Purpose & Visitor’s Centers

Lake Terrace Convention Center

Hattiesburg Lake Terrace Convention Center It’s a place where impeccable facilities and an exceptional staff create a natural distinction among event venues.  It’s a meeting locale where state-of-the-art accommodations are amplified by the native beauty of the surrounding lake and landscape.  This fusion of comfortable amenities and comprehensive services is the essence of the Lake Terrace Convention Center.  With over 68,000 square feet of space spread over a myriad of meeting and exhibit halls, conference rooms and gathering space, Lake Terrace provides premier, multifunctional facilities capable of handling your next event, large or small. July 2009 marked eleven years Lake Terrace has been serving the Southeast with excellence.  From elegant dinners to multi-faceted conventions, the professional and experienced staff is second to none in providing quality as well as service.  Meeting planners agree and have voted Lake Terrace as Best of the Best in the ConventionSouth Reader’s Choice Awards on five separate occasions.  This award-winning, multipurpose meeting and convention facility is situated in a beautiful 32-acre park-like setting and is located within 90 minutes of 80 percent of Mississippi’s population.  Modern in design and technology, Lake Terrace overlooks an attractive two-acre lake and terrace that can accommodate a variety of outdoor functions. Lake Terrace Convention Center is a Hattiesburg Convention Commission Facility. Since 1991, the Hattiesburg Convention Commission has been developing, operating and promoting tourism-related facilities for the Hattiesburg area. For more information visit www.HattiesburgConventionCommission.com.

Hattiesburg Visitors Center (Hattiesburg’s One-Stop-Shop for Area Information) Located at the intersection of I-59 and Hwy 49 on the same campus as the Lake Terrace Convention Center, the Hattiesburg Visitors Center welcomes our visiting friends! Open Monday through Saturday from 9 am until 5 pm, our professional and friendly Tourism Ambassadors are ready to assist with directions, lodgHattiesburg Visitors Center

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ing needs and itinerary suggestions.  Also, visitors will find that the Hattiesburg Visitors Center houses a one-ofa-kind Logo Shop featuring affordable specialty products relevant to the unique culture of South Mississippi.  Traveler conveniences include: • Refreshingly clean restrooms • Free official Visitors Guide • Free Mississippi highway maps • Free gourmet coffee • Hattiesburg postcards • Local art • Picnic area • Dog walking area • Free RV dump station For additional information, call 601-296-7475 or 866-4-Hattie or visit us on-line at www.visithattie.com.

James Lynn Cartlidge Forrest County Multi-Purpose Center The James Lynn Cartlidge Forrest County MultiPurpose Center is a state-of-the-art recreational and entertainment complex, perfect for concerts, rodeos and the greatest shows on earth! Monster Trucks, Coca Cola Classic Rodeo 200 Team Roping, Mississippi Fish & Wildlife Foundation Outdoor Show, 4-H Rodeo & Horse Show and the Annual Forrest County Fair are just a few of the events that have used the James Lynn Cartlidge Forrest County Multi- Purpose Center. For More Information Call, E-Mail or Mail: Phone: 601-583-7500 • Fax 601-583-7504; E-mail fcmpc@netdoor.com P. O. Box 1151, 962 Sullivan Rd, Hattiesburg, MS 39403-1151

Lamar County Multi-Purpose Center & Fairgrounds Director: Karen Saulters, Lamar Co. Fairgrounds 723 Central Industrial Row, Purvis, MS 39475 • 601-794-1095


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steopathic Medicine according to the American Osteopathic Association’s Foundations of Osteopathic Medicine, 3rd Ed. has at its heart a philosophy: The philosophy acts as a unifying set of ideas for the organization and application of scientific knowledge to patient care. Through the philosophy, this knowledge is organized in relation to all aspects of health (physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual). A patient-centered focus, using health-oriented principles of patient care and unique skills, including hands-on manual diagnosis and treatment, guide the application of that knowledge. These concepts form the foundation for practicing osteopathic medicine.   There are only 26 universities and colleges at 34 locations that offer a degree in Osteopathic Medicine in the United States. The Commission on

Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) approved William Carey University as the location of their newest school. Discussions about the College of Osteopathic Medicine

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Dean and the formal development process was begun. In August 2010, the inaugural class of about 100 students began classes. They were selected from over 1000 applicants. The WCU-COM has already had a significant impact on the Hattiesburg area. According to The Area Development Partnership, the operational dollars alone coming into the area annually will be over $4.5 million and there will be an additional $3.6 million in consumer spending annually from WCU-COM. The construction of the buildings housing WCU-COM has generated nearly $8 million of construction. Currently, there are around 100 students at the College of Osteopathic Medicine with full enrollment slated to be around 400 students. The financial impact is obvious. An additional impact will be made in the health of Mississippians in

the Hattiesburg area as well as in the more under-served areas of the state. The majority of the physicians currently serving in Mississippi operate in only four geographic areas! Many of the students graduating from the WCU-COM will be going into communities in need of medi-

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when Dr. Still started his American School of Osteopathy (now called A.T. Still University-Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, Kirksville, Mo.) in 1892. At the close of the 19th Century, there were many dubious medicines and medical procedures being used. Dr. Still’s idea was to avoid the negative side effects of drugs by placing emphasis on integrating musculoskeletal treatment into the more traditional medical practices. In that era, Doctors of Osteopathy would use manipulation of the musculoskeletal system prior to surgery, medications, or other modalities of the day Asked about the differences between the Allopathic medicine, which awards the M.D. degree, and Osteopathic medicine, which awards the D.O. degree, Darrell E. Lovins, DO, MPH, FACOFP, current Dean of the medical college, refers to one of his medical professors. Paul Kimberly, DO, one of his medical school professors, told him about osteopathic medicine, “There are no uniquely osteopathic medical facts, only medical facts which we view through a set of osteopathic lenses.” Also according to Dean Lovins, both DO’s and MD’s receive four years of pre-doctoral training and three to seven, or more years of postdoctoral training. There are parallel board certification processes [for DO’s and MD’s] as well. Upon successful completion of the licensing exam process both DO’s and MD’s receive full and unrestricted licenses to practice

medicine, prescribe medications, perform surgery, and are the only two professional degrees in the U.S permitted such privileges. The COM’s presence at William Carey, the College of Osteopathic Medicine has, according to Dean Lovins, “been very positive.” He also stated that there has beea “great collaboration among the undergraduate science faculty and leadership and the COM faculty and leadership.” Dr. Lovins also feels that the medical component will enhance the school’s missionary impact “exponentially.” Another

(Left to Right) Dr. Darrel Lovins, dean of the WCU –COM, Dr. Karen J. Nichols,  president of the AOA, and Dr. Tommy King, president of WCU, pose for a photo before Dr. Nichols speaks to the COM students on Friday, March 25.

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added benefit is that William Carey University undergraduate programs will gain enrollment as students prepare for a medical education The establishment of the William Carey University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine will provide benefits for many years to come in Hattiesburg. WCU-COM’s impact has already been felt economically and will provide medical service to many people who may otherwise not have received it in the future.


Arts & Culture

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ore than 80 years ago, the Saenger brothers brought the world to Hattiesburg through motion pictures. Now the tradition continues with live musicals, concerts and plays. Imagine a venue where talent from around the world meets to entertain, and where everyone can come to experience something out of the ordinary. You don’t have to travel half way around the world to experience first class entertainment. The Saenger Theater in Downtown Hattiesburg is the area’s hub for culture. From its stunning world class acts to its local flavor, the Saenger has everything you need for a special night out. Join us June 4-18, 2011 for FestivalSouth, Mississippi’s only multi-week, multi-genre music festival, will celebrate its second season at the Saenger in June!!! From classical piano, vocal and chamber music recitals—to Blues, Broadway and Bluegrass events—this festival offers events for music-lovers of every taste at many locations in the downtown area! Daily opportunities include morning musicales in downtown coffee shops, bookstores and The Library, musical luncheons at Brownstone’s, afternoon recitals in downtown worship facilities, evening concerts in downtown venues, and late-night events at downtown clubs. Don’t forget the premier pageant, the Mississippi Miss Hospitality pageant. On July 29-30, forty contestants from across the state will compete for the title of Mississippi Miss Hospitality. See how the contestants demonstrate hospitality throughout the year through this year’s theme, Mississippi Magic. For more information about these events, visit www.HattiesburgSaenger.com or call the box office at 601.584.4888. The Saenger Theater is a Hattiesburg Convention Commission Facility. Since 1991, the Hattiesburg Convention Commission has been developing, operating and promoting tourism-related facilities for the Hattiesburg area. Continued Next Page

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University & College Performing Groups UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI

member of the Kennedy Center/American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF) at state, regional, and national levels. Out of approximately 1,000 productions entered each year nationwide, only six are chosen for the regional festival covering ten he College of Arts and Letters at Southern Miss presents southeastern states. In 2010, an unprecedented number of more than 300 arts events each year. The School of Music, the students and faculty were awarded regional and national Department of Theatre and Dance, and the Museum of Art/ nominations for performances. Department of Art and Design contribute to the varied selecTheatre Performances tion of arts activities that Southern Miss offers the public. The Department of Theatre and Dance at Southern Miss, A complete calendar of College events may be found on the Southern Miss Web site at www.usm.edu/calendar. in its state-of-the-art complex presents four to six productions For more information about the Arts at Southern Miss, visit during the academic year. The Department is pleased to announce that AEA Guest www.usm.edu/arts. Artist Mark Kincaid will be in residence for seven weeks in fall 2011, rehearsing and performing the role of King Lear. During this time, he will be working with students in a number of classes. Mark Kincaid’s long list of credits includes work with The Acting Company, Georgia Shakespeare Festival, The Alliance Theatre, Georgia Ensemble Theatre, Actor’s Express, and The North Carolina Shakespeare Festival where he was a core company member for many years. Select roles include: Benedick in Much Ado About Nothing, Macbeth in Macbeth, Prospero in the Tempest, Oberon in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Cyrano in Cyrano de Bergerac, and Pa Joad in The Grapes of Wrath. Also in fall 2011, the Department will co-produce a concert version of the great American musical Showboat. Conducted by Dr. Michael Miles, director of the School of Music, Showboat will be the Arts Gala event for 2011-12. This production will take place in the Mannoni Performing Arts Center and will include the The School of Music The School of Music offers a plethora of musical opportuni- major musical numbers from the show, selections from the ties, including Mississippi’s oldest Symphony Orchestra, the book, and several dance numbers; a full company will be cast Southern Chorale, the Jazz Lab Bands, and the nationally for this production. For more information, visit www.usm.edu/theatre. recognized concert bands. The College is also the home of The College of Arts and Letters at The University of Southern Mississippi

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the nationally famous Pride of Mississippi Marching Band and Dixie Darlings. School of Music events include concerts of all varieties in the fall and spring semesters, featuring faculty artists, guest artists, ensembles and studio groups and soloists in recital. Most events are free of charge and open to the public.

The Symphony Orchestra The Symphony Orchestra at The University of Southern Mississippi has brought 98 seasons of unparalleled cultural and musical offerings for the Hattiesburg area. World-class musicians such as famed soprano Renée Fleming; tenor Placido Domingo; violinists Itzhak Perlman, Josuha Bell and Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg; trumpeter Doc Severinsen; cellist Yo-Yo Ma; clarinetist Pete Fountain; pop icons Ray Charles, Charlie Pride, Dionne Warwick and Patti Labelle; and most recently, flutist Sir James Galway, are among the guest artists who, along with an exceptional university orchestra, have brought music lovers of south Mississippi, and indeed the Gulf South, some of the finest music in the world. For more information on the upcoming season, visit www.usm.edu/symphony. The Department of Theatre and Dance Theatre at Southern Miss is the only nationally accredited theatre program in Mississippi and has been an active 164 Here’s Hattiesburg!

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Dance Performance Opportunities The Dance Program is home to the Southern Miss Repertory Dance Company, which performs frequently throughout the year. The dance program presents two major performances a year. Studio 115 Dance Concerts are produced, choreographed, and performed by students each fall and spring. After a year of exciting work together, the Southern Miss Repertory Dance Company returns to perform new choreography by faculty, guest artists, and students in the Spring Dance Concert. Be sure to see this pinnacle performance! Always a moving experience, dances are performed by the company, a professional caliber ensemble of dancers. For more information, visit www.usm.edu/theatre/dance or at facebook.com/ USMTheareDance. Noted dance artists are regularly brought to campus to perform, teach master classes, conduct special workshops, and set choreographic works on the students. Noted dance artists are regularly brought to campus to perform, teach master classes, conduct special workshops, and set choreographic works on the students. Recent guest artists have included Misnomer Dance Company, Mikey Thomas, Mark Haim, Doug Varone, Liz Lerman, Jane Comfort, Ballet Florida, Southern Arena Theatre The most exciting professional/educational theatre oppor- Repertory Dance Theatre, and Dayton Contemporary Dance tunity at Southern Miss is the Southern Arena Theatre, which is Company. traditionally a rotating repertory of three plays that operates in The Department of Art and Design July of each year. This year, the 34th season will produce only The Department of Art and Design is an integral part of one production. The opportunity is not limited to Southern Miss the College of Arts and Letters at Southern Miss and is fully students and faculty. Directors, designers, actors, and techni- accredited member of the National Association of Schools of cians have been selected from SETC auditions and through Art and Design. The Department also houses the Museum of Art. The Museum of Art is composed of three exhibition galauditions and interviews held on campus each February. The seasons usually include a mix of modern comedy, clas- leries including the C. W. Woods Art Gallery, the Lok Exhibition sics, and mysteries. Recent seasons have featured comedies Gallery and Gallery II. Since its establishment, the Museum by Neil Simon, Beth Henley, and Noel Coward; classics from has become one of the most heavily attended museums in Moliere to Shakespeare; and mystery writers, both obscure the state, attracting over 20,000 visitors annually. The Museum of Art, always offering free admission to the and well known, including Agatha Christie. general public and school groups, hosts exhibitions throughFor its 35th season, opening June 24, Southern Arena out the year, including the Annual Student Show and the Theatre (SAT) presents a wild parody of the works of popular Senior Show each semester. For more information, visit William Shakespeare titled “The Complete Works of William www.usm.edu/visualarts. Shakespeare (Abridged).” Written by Long, Singer, and Winfield, three actors take on the entire Shakespeare Canon in a high Tickets at Southern Miss - speed 90-minute epic, which includes the world’s fastest For tickets to Southern Miss arts events, although many are free of charge, call Southern Miss Ticket Office: 601.266.5418 Hamlet in 43 seconds! The second production of SAT, Talley’s Folly is a beautiful or 800.844.8425 for individual tickets or season tickets for all romantic comedy by the great American playwright Lanford events or online at www.southernmisstickets.com. Wilson. Set in Lebanon, Mo. in 1944, the plot centers around Continued Next Page Sally Talley and Matt Friedman, who meet in a river boathouse to find a way to a bright future. This poignant and touching story won the Pulitzer Prize for drama in 1980. Talley’s Folly opens June 30. Other performances for The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged): June 23, 24, 25; July 2, 6, 8, 12, 15 at 7:30 pm; July 3 at 2 pm Other performances for Talley’s Folly: June 30, July 1, 5, 7, 9, 13, 14, 16 at 7:30 p.m.; July 10 and 17 at 2 p.m. For more information about SAT 2011, find the Department of Theatre and Dance on Facebook at facebook.com/ USMTheatreDance or on their Web site at usm.edu/theatre. Here’s Hattiesburg! 165


to be proficient in a wide range of materials and techniques. Concurrently, the student must endeavor to invent and build a unique language as an expressive tool for art creation. The Southern Sculpture Program offers some impressive physical facilities at its Structural Steel Services 3D Arts Building, which was opened in the fall of 2003. In 2006, USM unveiled one of the largest university-run cupolas in the country. In addition, students can work in the ceramics lab, metal shop, and foundry with a state of the art wood shop, plaster working room, 3D studio, small machine shop, kiln shed, and the Price sculpture studio. The 3D Arts Building also has a window-lined critique/exhibition space with clear visibility from the pedestrian and auto traffic. Southern Miss has one of the largest university-run iron pouring cupolas in the United States. A cupola, also called a blast furnace, is a furnace that is capable of reaching the 2802°F temperature required to melt iron. The Southern Miss cupola has a 32” id and can tap out 1,500 pounds of molten iron with each tap. At recent iron pours, Partners for the Arts over 8,500 lbs of iron was poured. One Voice for the Arts at Southern The cupola sits behind the 3D Arts Building Miss on West 4th Street in Hattiesburg, MS; it An alliance between the comhas a 35’ tall stack and a three story super munity and the Department of structure complete with electricity and a Art and Design, Department of Theatre and Dance, and the one-ton electric hoist system to bring conSchool of Music at Southern Miss, sumables to the third floor for “feeding” the Partners for the Arts was established in 1997 to support and furnace. The sculpture studio also has a fully electric two-ton enhance the arts; promote arts education; and expand bridge crane indoors where the molds are place for casting. access to regional, national, and international arts events and In addition there is also a 24” id furnace and 18” portable artists. furnace that has traveled to a number of venues for public iron-casting demonstrations. Partnering for a Better Arts Future Partners for the Arts reaches the community through performances, master classes, workshops, exhibits, and lectures. The organization supports guest artists, educational programs, and opportunities for Southern Miss student and faculty artists. Arts outreach also includes participation in community-wide events and collaboration with other community and civic organizations. For more information on how to become a Partner for the arts at Southern Miss, visit online at www.usm.edu/pfta or call 601.266.5922. The 3-D Art Studio The University of Southern Mississippi offers a Sculpture Program with Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree for its sculpture students. Creative problem solving in three-dimensional design is a primary emphasis. The artist/student must learn

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he Joe and Virginia Tatum Theatre, which opened in June 2010, is hosting the 36th season of Carey Dinner Theatre in the summer of 2011. The black box theatre state of the art equipment and a serving area for dinner theatre. The nationally recognized WCU Theatre produces three major plays and a series of student directed one acts during the academic year and two productions during dinner theatre in the summer. Since 1995 several Carey productions have been honored by the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival with performances at the state and regional festivals. In 2002, WCU theatre students performed at the national festival in Washington, D.C. In 2011 a student returned to Washington, D.C. after her make-up design was recognized at the regional festival.

student members serve during dinner. Thus, by the time the performance begins, each person in the audience has had some personal contact with a least one member of the company. Selected from auditions held every spring, college students from across the country audition for performing, technical and clerical positions. Over 50 schools, including Vanderbilt, Julliard, Wake Forest, Duke, and Eastman School of Music, as well as a large number of schools from the Deep South, have been represented by members of the CDT company. CDT alumni, such as Phillip Fortenberry and Keith Thompson, can be found on Broadway and most recently in Las Vegas. Fortenberry has served as keyboardist and music director for several Broadway shows including “Cats” and “Jesus Christ Superstar”. Obra Quave will again serve as managing director for CDT for the 36th season. The first show is “Peace in the Valley,” a gospel musical comedy, June 16 through July 2. The second show is “Das Barbecu,” a musical comedy romp, July 12 through 23. Whether it is a contemporary musical revue or an established musical comedy, CDT has offered the public a myriad of wonderful shows. Recent productions include “Ring of Fire, The Johnny Cash Musical,” “The Melody Lingers On” and “What Every Good Traveler Should Know,” from the 2009 season, and “Pump Boys and Dinettes,” “Smoke on the Mountain,” “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Continued Next Page William Carey University’s performance of Wait Until Dark. Photo submitted by WCU Theatre.

Carey Dinner Theatre’s production of Beguiled. Photo submitted by WCU Theatre.

Carey Dinner Theatre Carey Dinner Theatre, Mississippi’s unique dinner theatre will perform two musicals in June and July in its 36th season. The audience is served dinner by the actors and crew who always produce a quality show. Reservations are a must and information can be obtained by calling 601-318-6221. Admission includes a buffet meal, program book, and show. People interested in becoming CDT patrons receive special privileges including invitation to the annual Contributors’ Party and early box office access. To be added to the mailing list, to receive contributor information, and to receive more detailed information call 601-318-6218. In 1975, O. L. Quave, then chair of the department of theatre and communication at Carey, and the faculty wanted to give their young performers a professional, yet educationally sound, opportunity to express their talents in a unique format. There was also a desire to offer the public entertainment that the whole family could enjoy. Out of this need for family fare, CDT was born. Two students, Keith Thompson and Jay Rogers, wrote and composed “It’s Make Believe,” a musical which was produced in the first season of what was then called Carey Summer Showcase. Thus in 1975, four performers, along with technicians, office personnel, and staff launched one of the state’s most valuable summer traditions. A distinctive feature from the beginning has been that Here’s Hattiesburg! 167


William Carey Theatre’s performance of Flying Crows. Photo submitted by WCU Theatre.

Brown,” “Clue, the Musical,” “The Taffetas,” “Schoolhouse Rock Live!,” “Dracula, The Musical?,” and “The Spitfire Grill.” The 2010 Carey Dinner Theatre is sponsored by W. A. Warren Construction Company and co-sponsored by BancorpSouth. Carey Dinner Theatre will present "Peace in the Valley," a gospel musical comedy, June 16 through July 2 and "Das Barbecu," a musical comedy romp set in Texas, July 12 through 23 in the new Joe and Virginia Tatum Theatre. The box office opens to the public June 6 at 10 a.m. and will be open daily (Mon. - Sat.) from 10 until 6 p.m. Call 601318-6221. "Peace in the Valley" - A small town church faces the prospect of closing its doors because of financial difficulties. A fund raiser nets $1100, well short of the $30,000 needed for repairs. The congregation takes us on a frequently comic, often touching musical journey as they struggle to save the church. "Das Barbecu" - Loosely based upon Wagner's Ring Cycle, but like no Wagner you've ever experienced! Set in rip-roaring Texas, the music ranges from Broadway to swing to jazz to country and western. Feuding families, couples who meet for the first time on their wedding day, a song and dance tribute to guacamole, and the sweetest two step ever to slide across the stage add up to an evening of wild comedy.

when WCU began participating in the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF) in 1995. WCU has performed at the Region IV festival six times since 1995 (four to six productions from the ten southeastern states that make up the region are selected annually). In 2007, a WCU theatre major received a first place award in dramaturgy for her research and work for Carey’s production of “Bad Ax” and in 2010 another theatre student was chosen one of eight in the country for her make-up and hair design for “Dancin’ on the Wind” at the national KCACTF in Washington, D.C. In 2011, assistant professor of theatre and communication Dewey Douglas received the Kennedy Center’s National Teaching Artist Grant and senior theatre major Amber Mauldin returned for the second consecutive year to the national festival after being recognized at regionals for her make-up design. Tim Matheny, a 1995 Carey theatre graduate is the chair of the theatre and communication department. Theatre professor emeritus Obra Quave received the John F. Kennedy Center Gold Medallion of Excellence at the 2005 KCACTF regional festival. The Medallion is a prestigious honor bestowed by the Kennedy Center on rare occasions for excellence in teaching theatre. Carey’s “And David Danced” was one of four productions in the United States invited to the Kennedy Center national festival in Washington, D.C. in 2001. In ACTF design competitions, WCU students have won six national awards at the Kennedy Center and eleven regional prizes. WCU William Carey University Theatre William Carey University Theatre has a long tradition Theatre is the first and only American company to perform of excellence in performance, academics and com- at the International Theatre Festival in Bratislava, Slovakia. munity outreach. Significant national recognition came Continued Next Page William Carey University Theatre’s play for children, Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type. Photo submitted by WCU Theatre.

Carey Dinner Theatre’s production of Ring of Fire. Photo submitted by WCU Theatre.

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The department also received the Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Theatre Arts in 2002. In academics, students enjoy a 100% acceptance rate to graduate schools and can be found in professional theatres throughout the country. For forty-two years the theatre has cooperated with Hattiesburg Arts Council in bringing theatre to thousands of children, many whose economic status prevents them from experiencing live theatre. Students and faculty routinely volunteer for philanthropic events. The theatre department began using the newly constructed Joe and Virginia Tatum Theatre in the fall of 2010. The new black box theatre features state of the art equipment, a catwalk for greater safety and a serving line for CDT. Lucile Parker Art Museum The Lucile Parker Gallery, located in the Thomas Fine Arts Center, opened on December 4, 1990 and contains four collections: the Lucile Parker Collection, the Dr. Larry H. Day collection, the William Carey Collection, and the Brian Blair Collection. It was named for Miss Lucile Parker, a Mississippi artist known for her botanical drawings and paintings and her portrait work. Miss Parker founded the art department at William Carey and served as chairperson from 1974 until 1983. Her paintings hang in private and public collections throughout the United States. Her book, “Mississippi Wildflowers”, is widely acclaimed. The Lucile Parker Collection includes 141 artworks by Ms. Parker, as well as a group of 17 works by Marie Hull, which were donated to the university by Miss Parker from her private collection. Many works were given to the university by Miss Parker’s family after her death in 1988. The William Carey Collection of 131 pieces includes watercolors, oils, portraits, and sculptures. The Dr. Larry H. Day Collection consists of nearly 300 wildlife pieces and stamps, prints by Dr. Allen Hughes, and limited edition floral prints by Jeanne Holgate. Exhibitions of local, state, and nationally known artists are scheduled August through May. The gallery is open during the academic year from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except during holidays and announced closings. It is open at other times by calling 601-318-6528. Donnell Hall THE CENTER FOR STUDY OF THE LIFE AND WORK OF WILLIAM CAREY D.D. (1761 – 1834)

Photos by Hannah Rachal. Photo on Right: Iris Easterling, Director of the Sarah Ellen Gillespie Museum Of Art

Sarah Ellen Gillespie Museum Of Art William Carey is home to the Lucile Parker Gallery and is now the home of the Sarah Ellen Gillespie Museum of Art. The Museum is housed in a 1,650 square foot addition to the Smith Rouse Library. The Museum’s collection is due to the work of Sarah Ellen Gillespie, who passed away in 2008. Sarah Ellen Gillespie scoured the state to collect art from Mississippians who were well known, such as Walter Anderson, Kate Freeman Clark, William Hollingworth, Theora Hamblett, Karl Wolfe, Wyatt Waters and Ethel Wright Mohamed. She also collected works from lesser-known Mississippi artists. The museum possesses over 600 pieces of art; they were originally housed at the Carey Gulfport branch. Katrina destroyed the building they were stored in, however, and there was massive damage to the collection. Iris Easterling, museum director, has directed the painstaking and excruciatingly long restoration. The new museum has a concrete vault in case the collection is ever in danger again. The Museum is a great resource not only for the Hattiesburg area, but also for all Mississippi. The collection at the Sarah Ellen Gillespie Museum of Art is thought be the most extensive collection of Mississippi art. The collection captures aspects of rural Mississippi life from the 20th Century and it’s important that this historical account be preserved. Visitors to the Museum will get a new insight as to how life was lived in a different era as well as being able to enjoy some beautiful pieces of art. Here’s Hattiesburg! 169


The Meistersingers

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ow entering its fifteenth season, The Hattiesburg Civic Chorus and Concert Association (Hc3a) experienced a season of rebirth and revitalization last year. In short - a Renaissance. For the past fifteen years, the Hc3a has brought a wealth of diverse musical and cultural events to the Hattiesburg community. It has created lasting memories with exceptionally entertaining concerts, galas, and musical productions with former Artistic Director, Paul Lee. A new chapter of their history began with the appointment of Jay Dean as General Director of The Hattiesburg Civic Chorus and Concert Association, and Greg Fuller as the Director of The Meistersingers. These two outstanding musicians have already infused

their genuine commitment and high artistic standards our community has come to expect of this long-standing organization. Their background and association with The University of Southern Mississippi and other organizations adds immeasurably to the opportunities for collaboration and growth. The fourteenth season saw the Meistersingers chorus perform concerts locally to wildly appreciative audiences as well as traveling to Carnegie Hall in New York City to premiere An American Requiem. Hc3a is happy to present FestivalSouth as a gift to South Mississippi. Kicking off with Broadway Showstoppers and the Showstoppers Ball on June 5, the festival offers two weeks of music of a wide variety of genres in scenic locales in beautiful downtown Hattiesburg. For information on FestivalSouth, visit www.festivalsouth.org.

Dottie Farris-Featured Artist

Catholic Church entrusted Dottie to paint their swan, knowing that she would make it special and unique for the church. Dottie, an active member of Temple Baptist Church, also enjoys the fellowship of St. Thomas where her husband Ike attends. Artwork by Dottie was recently featured at a booth at the Hattiesburg Home Show. As always, Dottie found great joy in seeing the reaction of clients and co-workers when they realized that she was the artist. As one of Hattiesburg’s leading Realtors, it’s hard to imagine how she finds the time. Although Dottie enjoys exploring all types of mediums, she excels in attention to detail, making colored pencil one of her all time favorites. She also enjoys watercolor, acrylic, pencil, pen and ink and oil. Notecards of the prints and the prints themselves are for sale in various places around town. Yet, Dottie purely does art for the joy it brings to herself and to others. One goal she has as a Realtor is to help make something stressful become enjoyable. Clients return again and again because she is successful in helping to take away the stress of buying and selling real estate. Maybe, just maybe, art is her secret weapon, as it takes away her stress. With lots of titles by her name (GRI, ABR, CRS and Broker Associate) one of her favorite titles is simply: Dottie Farris, Artist.

Dottie Farris displays creativity both on the job and after hours. Hattiesburg residents know that she is quite the Realtor, but many locals are just learning about her talent as an artist. More than 20 years ago, she set aside her desire to paint and draw, knowing that when the time was right, she would have another opportunity to grow as an artist. One of Dottie’s favorite artistic accomplishments is her contribution to Hattiesburg’s “Festival of Swans.” Father Tommy Conway and the parishioners of St. Thomas Aquinas

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Hannah Rachal as Belle in Hattiesburg Civic Light Orchestra’s performance of Beauty & the Beast. Photo submitted by Hannah Rachal.

HCLO ANNOUNCES 36th SEASON

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By Petch Lucas

attiesburg Civic Light Opera is pleased to announce the line-up of audience-pleasing shows that will round its thirty-sixth season on the Hattiesburg stage. The annual dinner theatre, The Modern Musical: The Best Of Stage And Screen, will be a rousing revue of Broadway standards as well as treasured Disney songs and other tunes from the silver screen. Conceived and directed by Lindsey Noelle Brown, it will run Sawyer McLeod as the “Beast” in Hattiesburg Civic Light Orchestra’s performance of Beauty & the Beast. August 10-14, 2011 at the Jackie Dole Sherrill Community Center in Photo submitted by Hannah Rachal. downtown Hattiesburg. The historic Saenger Theatre, no more than a stone’s throw away from the dinner theatre, is the place to be November 17-20, 2011, for HCLO’s fall show The King And I. A beloved old chestnut from Rodgers & Hammerstein, it tells the story of a Siamese king and his relationship with Anna, a strong-willed widow whom he has contracted to tutor his many children. Larry Mullican will direct. Mel Brooks’ recent Broadway smash The Producers will be the spring show, running May 10-13, 2012. Based on his 1968 film, it’s the tale of a washed-up Broadway producer and his new protégé who conspire to put on Springtime For Hitler, a surefire flop of a musical, while making off with the investment money. Complications arise when the show instead becomes an unexpected hit. The Producers will be performed at the Saenger and is directed by Rob Mulholland. Founded in 1976 by the late Bob Mesrobian, Hattiesburg Civic Light Opera has striven to provide Broadway-quality entertainment at reasonable prices. As a non-profit community theatre organization, it also serves to give local talent a chance to aspire to the stage. Its first production, The Barber Of Seville, was performed at the Thames School auditorium and was directed by Mesrobian. Over the years, HCLO productions have included classic musicals such as South Pacific, Fiddler On The Roof, The Music Man and Oklahoma, as well as contemporary fare to include Cats, Footloose, Smokey Joe’s Café and Disney’s Beauty And The Beast. In its current season, HCLO enjoyed its most successful production to date, a revival of Annie, which was followed by the recent five-time Tony-winning The Drowsy Chaperone. “I’m very excited with our choices for the new season,” enthuses HCLO’s incoming president Sandy Whitacre. “It will literally have something for everyone, and it’s an opportunity to showcase our wonderful local talent in Hattiesburg.” Visit http://www.hclo.org for more information. Brett Barnes and Lesley Shannon in Hattiesburg Civic Light Orchestra’s performance of Cats. Photo by Tammy Mansfield.

The cast of HCLO’s “Grease.”

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JORT

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Jason Lang and Logan Johnson in Just Over the Rainbow Theatre’s performance of Almost Maine. Photo submitted by Thomas D. Hardy.

ust Over the Rainbow Theatre, is an award-winning community theatre which has been providing entertainment in the Hattiesburg area since 1985. The JORT Membership Season consists of three shows: a dinner theatre production and two additional shows. Each show runs for two consecutive weekends at its home facility with an additional performance the following weekend at the Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Arts Center in Ocean Springs, MS. JORT’s Summer Youth Theatre produces one show each year. All of the membership season shows and the Summer Youth Theatre production provide opportunities for actors, singers, design artists, and stage technicians of all ages and backgrounds. Over the years, JORT has garnered numerous awards, and in 2011 its production of Driving Miss Daisy, directed by Thomas Hardy, won the Mississippi Theatre Association Award for Best Show in the State of Mississippi, as well as the Overall Excellence Award, Best Actor Award for Michael Marks, the Southeastern Theatre Conference in Atlanta, where it and All Star Cast Award for Ruth Ann Black. JORT also received Excellence in Acting Awards for both Marks and took Driving Miss Daisy on to regional competition at Black. JORT’s 2011-2012 season opens with its dinner-theatre production of Greater Tuna, the first play in the wildly Michael Marks and Ruth Ann Black in Just Over the Rainbow popular comedy trilogy by Jaston Williams, Joe Sears, and Theatre’s performance of Driving Miss Daisy. Photo submitted by Thomas M. Hardy. Ed Howard. It will be directed by Deborah Hardy and will star Michael Garner and Thomas Hardy. Greater Tuna will run September 1-4, & 8-10, 2011. JORT’s second show of the season will be Crimes of the Heart, the Pulitzer Prize winning play by Mississippi writer Beth Henley. Directed by Michael Marks, the show will run October 27-30 & November 3-5, 2011. JORT’s third and final show of this season will be The Ladies of Harmony, a new award-winning comedy by Ron Hill, directed by Chris Wooten. This show will run March 8-11 & 15-17, 2012. For more information about JORT productions, auditions, tickets, and memberships visit www.jortonline.org. Chris Wooten, Jane Claire Tyner, and Beth Alexander in Just Over the Rainbow Theatre’s performance of The Dining Room. Photo submitted by Thomas M. Hardy.

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A Gallery 134 E. Front St. • 601-584-6785 Features original art and jewelry by Mississippi and North American contemporary artists and craftsmen. Bridal and gift registries are available as well as gift packages. Open Mon-Fri, 10 am-5:30 pm, Sat 10 am-4 pm

Hattiesburg area. The Hattiesburg Cultural Center Art Gallery, the Downtown Gallery Walk, the Brown Bag Concert series, a Very Special Arts Festival, Celebration of the Arts, Community Calendar and Summer Arts Programs are just some of the activities and events the Hattiesburg Arts Council is involved in. Hundreds of students in three counties are involved in the art programs sponsored by the African-American Military History Museum Hattiesburg Arts Council, in conjunction with the schools. 305 E. 6th St. East 6th Street The Hattiesburg Arts Council is located in the Hattiesburg USO Building • 601-583-8624 Cultural Center on Main St.; call 601-583-6005 for more inThis former USO houses memorabilia covering a span of formation. more than 150 years of African-American military service. Beginning with the Buffalo Soldiers of the post civil war era Hattiesburg Cultural Center Gallery through Iraq, the Museum displays photos, medals and ex- 723 Main St. • 601-583-6005 Located in the Hattiesburg Cultural Center, this gallery hibits. One of the exhibits features Jesse L. Brown of Hattiesburg. Jesse Brown was America’s first black naval aviator. features a permanent collection of works by noted Mississippi artists including Walter Anderson, Marshall Bouldin, Bill Open by request; call 601-583-8624. Dunlap, Marie Hull, Ed McGowin, Theora Hamlett, George Thurmond, Amy Giust and others. The HAC Gallery presents Armed Forces Museum at Camp Shelby periodic special exhibits as well. Open 10 am - 3 pm Mon12 miles South of Hattiesburg on Fri. Hwy. 49, 601-558-2757 The Armed Forces Museum is housed in a modern facility on Camp Shelby. This Museum houses memorabilia from Kress Gallery the Civil War, WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam and the Persian 500 Main Street (Kress Building) The Kress Gallery showcases the work of the memGulf Wars. More than 6,100 items from all branches of the bers of South Mississippi Art Association. Exhibits change military are displayed. The Armed Forces Museum also has a great selection of periodically and are on view 24-hours a day in the front windows. tanks, armored vehicles and even a helicopter outside. Gift shop is open during Museum hours. Free admission. A donations box is placed at the end of the tour and the Museum does appreciate the money that is given to support their wonderful facility. Open Tue-Sat 9 am - 4:30 pm Closed Sun & Mon.

Lamar County Museum Next to the Lamar County Library, Shelby Speights, Purvis The museum contains many items about Lamar County from its founding to the present day. The Museum also features a collection of farm implements and war memorabilia. To schedule an appointment call 601-794-2000. Downtown Art Walk The Lamar County Historical Society offers the book, The The Downtown Gallery Walk is an “open house” night for Purvis Tornado April 24, 1908, a pictorial and historical acthe downtown galleries. The event, free and open to the count on the effects of the Purvis Tornado, for sale. The public, has revitalized Hattiesburg’s downtown art scene book costs $10 and is available at Purvis Antique Mall in since it began ten years ago. The gallery tour serves as an Purvis and Main St. Bookstore in Hattiesburg. 100th Anniverongoing artistic showcase that attracts Hattiesburg’s artists sary of the Purvis Tornado Commemoration-April 24, 2008 and arts patrons alike. Events: breakfast at Methodist Church, lunch at First Baptist, An important factor in the vitality of art in Hattiesburg has events held during the day around the old Courthouse in been the distinctive personality of each of the downtown Purvis. galleries. Patrons have come to rely on the downtown galleries to exhibit all forms of artistic expression. Exhibit visitors Landrum Country Homestead & Village will find work that ranges from traditional painting to fold 1356 Hwy. 15 South, Exit 96B, Laurel. 4.5 miles on the left. • art, from fine arts to sculpture. Among the galleries open for 601-649-2546 Downtown Gallery Walk are the Hattiesburg Arts Council Landrum Country Homestead & Village was featured in at the Hattiesburg Cultural Center, A Gallery, Kress Gallery, Southern Living magazine a short time ago. The Village is RE Gallery of Art, and Upper Level Gallery. Call 601-583- a re-creation of a late 1800’s settlement, including gen6005 for more information. eral store, cabins, Indian village, Gem mining and watermill Gristmill. Open Mon-Sat from 9 am-5 pm. There is an admisHattiesburg Area Historical Society Museum sion charge to the Homestead. 723 Main Street, • 601-582-5460 Call 601-649-2546 or visit www.landrums.com. Located in the Hattiesburg Cultural Center, this museum collection consists of materials donated by members and Lauren Rogers Museum of Art friends. The collection includes city directories, high school 5th Ave. at 7th St., Laurel • 601-649-6374 annuals and composite pictures, uniforms, old photoThis world-class museum is noted for its collection of Enggraphs, furnishings, household goods, and information on lish Georgian Silver, an extensive collection of Japanese homes, industries, and buildings. Open Monday, Tuesday Ukiyo-e woodblock prints, and one of the finest collections of Native American baskets in the world. Collections and Thursday from 2 to 4:30 pm or by appointment. include European and American paintings, drawings and prints of 19th and 20th century landscape and figurative Hattiesburg Arts Council motifs. Hours: Tues-Sat from 10 am-4:45 pm, Sunday from 1 723 Main Street, • 601-583-6005 The Hattiesburg Arts Council sponsors a whole series of pm-4 pm. Closed on Mon and major holidays. Free admisevents to enrich the cultural activities available to the sion. Continued Next Page Here’s Hattiesburg! 173


Library of Hattiesburg 329 Hardy St., Hattiesburg • 601-582-4461 Recipient of the 1996 Governor’s Award for the Design of Public Space and featured in Southern Living; the Library is home to a unique, circular 167-foot colorful mural with historical and contemporary images of South Mississippi. Titled The Spirit that Builds, the mural was painted on sandblasted stainless steel by internationally renowned artist William Baggett. Other varying exhibits also are on display. Open Mon-Thurs, 8 am-8 pm, Fri-Sat, 10 am-4 pm.

Upper Level Gallery 309 E. Pine St. • 601-582-4351 Located within Calico Antique Mall--featuring pottery and fine art and antiques. Hours 10am-5pm, Mon-Sat. Westside Studio Located in the Newpointe Shopping Center • 601-579WEST (9378) Featuring work from many artists in many different art mediums. Westside also offers art instruction. Call for hours.

Lucile Parker Art Museum William Carey University Donnell Hall 498 Tuscan Avenue Hours: 1:00-4:00 pm, Mon-Fri during the academic year Call 601-318-6116 or 601-318-6164 for more information. and by appointment during the summer. Call 601-318-6192 to schedule a visit at other times. Lumberton Museum Main St, across from Library in Old City Hall, Lumberton The Museum features information and memorabilia from the Lumberton past. The museum is normally open on Sat 9am-12am & by appointment. Call 601-796-4451 or 601796-5391 for information. Paper Warehouse - an art gallery on Newman Street 113 Newman Street • 601-545-2400 Features local artists with large scale iron sculptures, weaving, paintings, pottery and stone sculptures. By appointment only. RE Gallery of Art 204 W. Front Street • 601-450-7144 Located within Roy Calvin Eure Interior Design, RE Gallery opened in fall 2005. The Gallery features seasonal shows as announced. 10 am-5 pm, Mon-Fri. Robinson Studio Gallery Geiger Building, 208 W. Pine • 601-583-2271 Featuring award-winning, limited edition photography and art. Open by appointment only Mon-Sat. University of Southern Mississippi USM Museum of Art Museum Hours 10am-5 pm Tues-Fri; 10am-4 pm Sat. Admission is always free! For info, call 601-266-5200.

Libraries

LAMAR COUNTY LIBRARY Purvis Public Library (Headquarters)

PO Box 289, 122 Shelby Speights, Purvis, MS 39475 • 601-794-8768 9am-6 pm (M-W, F) • 10 am-7 pm (Thurs) Closed Saturday & Sunday

Lumberton Public Library

106 Main St., Lumberton, MS 39455 601-796-4227 9 am-6 pm (M-F) • 9 am-12 pm (Sat)

Oak Grove Public Library

Old Hwy. 11, Oak Grove 39402 601.296.1704 9 am-6 pm (M, W, F) 10 am-7 pm (T, Th) 9 am-12 pm (Sat)

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Sumrall Public Library (L.R. Boyer Memorial Library)

PO Box 327, 103 Poplar, Sumrall, MS 39482 601-758-4711 8 am-5 pm (M, W, F) • 8 am-6 pm (Tues) Closed Saturday & Sunday

THE LIBRARY OF HATTIESBURG, PETAL & FORREST COUNTY Main Library

UNIVERSITY/COLLEGE LIBRARIES Southern Miss-Cook Library USM Campus, Hattiesburg, MS 39401 601-266-4241 Mon-Thur, 7:30 am to 12 Midnight; Fri 7:30 am-6 pm; Saturday 9 am-6 pm; Sun 12 Noon-12 Midnight.

Southern Miss-McCain Library & Archives USM Campus, Hattiesburg, MS 39401, 601-266-4345 • Open 8-5

Southern Miss-Gunn Materials Center

329 Hardy Street, Hattiesburg, MS 39401 601-582-4461 Telephone (TDD available) • 601-582-5338 Fax Mon. - Thurs. 8 am-8 pm • Fri. & Sat. 10 am-4 pm

601-266-4561

Petal Library

William Carey College, Hattiesburg, MS 601-582-6169 Regular Trimester Hours: Mon-Thur: 8 am-10 pm, Fri 8 am-5 pm, Sat 10 am-5 pm, Sun 1 pm-5 pm

714 South Main Street, Petal, MS 39465 601-584-7610 Telephone • 601-582-0176 Fax Mon-Fri 9 am to 6 pm • Sat 9 am to 1 pm

Southern Miss-Music Library 601-266-5308

William Carey College Library


www.pinebeltfoundation.org 601-583-6180

The Greater PineBelt Community Foundation

Who we are: The Greater PineBelt Community Foundation (PineBelt Foundation), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, was created by and for the people in the Pine Belt area. We are here to help individuals, families, non-profits and corporations make a positive impact on their communities. The PineBelt Foundation manages numerous charitable funds set up by compassionate donors who want to leave a legacy and make a difference. Some of our endowed funds include United Way, the Domestic Abuse Family Shelter, ARC – The Association for the Right for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities, The DuBard School for Language Disorders, The Family YMCA and The Southern Pines Animal Shelter. Funds set up at the PineBelt Foundation truly enhance communities. Our Mission: The mission of The Greater PineBelt Community Foundation (PineBelt Foundation) is to build better communities through philanthropy. Our Vision: Our vision is to enhance the quality of life by building a perpetual source of charitable dollars through generous donors. We will accomplish this by serving as a source of knowledge and expertise for donors who want to give back to the Pine Belt area and by creating collaborations of informed and inspired leaders to synergistically create quality of life programs. Our Values: Integrity, Trust, Stewardship, Respect, and Professionalism History: The PineBelt Foundation was founded in 1997 when several community leaders acted on their vision to bring a community foundation to the Pine Belt area to help meet community needs. Since that time, the PineBelt Foundation has provided numerous grants to nonprofit organizations and has provided a vehicle for individuals and groups to complete charitable projects – all to improve the quality of life across the PineBelt. We are among more than 700 U.S. community foundations. Because of the flexibility and ease of use, community foundations represent one of the fastest growing areas of personal philanthropy. How we work: Philanthropic community givers who want to enhance their community work with us in several ways: By starting an endowed fund to provide grants for long-term support of their favorite charity By organizing a charitable project that enhances the community and furthers the purpose and mission of the PineBelt Foundation By supporting funds already established at the PineBelt Foundation The PineBelt Foundation accepts a variety of gifts, including cash, stocks, life insurance, property and bequests, providing donors great flexibility and maximum tax benefits. Experts assist with more complicated gifts. The PineBelt Foundation’s investment committee has selected Vanguard, one of the world’s largest investment management companies, to provide cost-effective and efficient management of its affiliated funds’ assets. Who we serve: Our primary service area includes the Pine Belt region including Forrest, Lamar, Jones, Marion, Perry, Jefferson Davis, and Covington counties. However, we will provide our services to donors out of this area if their intention is clearly charitable in nature and is in furtherance of the charitable purposes of the PineBelt Foundation. All funds must be accepted by the Board of Directors’ Funds Acceptance Committee. The primary beneficiaries are non-profit organizations and communities that are enhanced by charitable projects.

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Wesley Medical Center

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he medical professionals at Wesley Medical Center know you have a choice when it comes to your healthcare, which is why they work tirelessly everyday to provide their patients with the utmost in quality care and compassion. At Wesley, a commitment to excellence in advanced technology, cutting edge medical services, compassionate care, a beautiful campus environment, countless wellness opportunities and health education is the standard. At Wesley Medical Center, you’ll find the care and treatment you need for all the situations of your life—from a broken bone to a cardiac surgery. You’ll find a family of professional caregivers that is not only committed to providing you with the right care but also with giving the compassion and comfort you deserve. So, from the most complex procedures to the most common, make the right choice for your life and your health—choose Wesley.

these highly trained surgeons, patients are now able to receive the kind of specialized care and procedures that once were unavailable in Hattiesburg,” said Wesley Medical Center CEO Mike Neuendorf. Dr. Joe Rubelowsky says, “I am very excited to bring these specific surgeries to our area. Patients will no longer have to travel outside the Hattiesburg area for such specialized cardiac procedures. This is why I wanted to join Wesley and bring our highly-trained surgical team with us; Wesley is interested in pushing the envelope in heart care. And, we’re only scratching the surface with these procedures.” Dr. Mark Campbell and Dr. Charles Mayes also recently joined the talented team of Wesley cardiologists, including Dr. Dinesh Bhatt, Dr. Alan Covin and Dr. John Lovejoy.

EXCELLENT WORK ENVIRONMENT Wesley Medical Center is at the top of its class for employee experiences. The hospital has recently been recognized with an Excellence through Insight award for Overall Employee Satisfaction & Engagement in the CARDIAC CARE Large Hospital Category as ranked by HealthStream Heart disease doesn’t fight fair, and Wesley Research. The nearly 1,200 employees of Wesley Medical Medical Center can help you fight back.  Wesley Medical Center employee satisfaction scores national averages Center takes to heart their commitment to the community in all categories. The employee satisfaction survey, and has more resources than ever to help patients.  administered in March of 2010 by Healthstream Research, To support their commitment to cardiac care, they asked 23 questions, which evaluated several key areas recently added Dr. Joe Rubelowsky and Dr. Chris Benjamin, related to employees work environment, pay and benefits, who are both cardiovascular surgeons trained at the supervision, hiring and promotion practices, leadership Cleveland Clinic’s heart and vascular Institute. They have and quality. also recently added vascular surgeon Dr. Ellis Salloum.  “We are all on a journey to be the best place for “We are pleased to make minimally invasive cardiac employees to work,” said Neuendorf. “We know our surgery available to our patients. With the addition of Continued Next Page 176 Here’s Hattiesburg!


employees are the key to the success of our hospital. They are well-trained, passionate about patient care and committed to excellence.” Survey results showed that Wesley Medical Center employees were more satisfied than the national norm. Based on a four-point scale with four being the most favorable score and one being the least, Wesley rated 3.43 in overall employee satisfaction, above the 3.13 national average. CUTTING EDGE MEDICAL SERVICES In addition to acute and intensive care services, Wesley Medical Center offers complete cardiac care, 24-hour emergency services, pediatric and neonatal intensive care, the Institute for Wellness and Sports Medicine, rehabilitation services, the Hip and Knee Surgery Center, Work Well (occupational health services), 24-bed subacute Transitional Care Unit, obstetrics, general surgery, ear, nose and throat surgery, endoscopic surgery, lithotripsy, gynecological surgery, Women’s Services, The Birth Center, Urological Services, Senior Circle, Home Health Services, neurosurgery, gastroenterology services, radiology, outpatient surgery and VA Clinic. WELLNESS AND HEALTH EDUCATION Wesley Medical Center offers a unique wellness aspect to the Pinebelt community. The Institute for Wellness and Sports Medicine (IWSM), located on the Wesley campus, is full-service fitness facility offering fitness classes, cardio equipment, weight training, full-court basketball,

racquetball, swimming, biking, nutrition assistance and dance classes. IWSM is connected to the hospital so that patients can easily transition to their daily workouts or rehabilitation sessions. IWSM is open to the public and has several membership options. Wesley also reaches out to the community through health education, health screenings and health fairs. For a tour of the facility call 601-268-5010. Wesley’s health educators teach CPR training, babysitting courses and birthing classes along with providing screenings such as blood pressure, bone density and stress levels. For more information on available classes or upcoming health fairs, call 601-268-5056. CAMPUS ENVIRONMENT At Wesley Medical Center we recognize that a typical hospital environment can give patients and their families great apprehension, which is why we are always working on upgrades and services to make their time in our hospital and on our campus very pleasant. We have completed the last phase of room renovations throughout the hospital, which focused on improved aesthetics and comfort for patients and their families. The boutique atmosphere provides easy access to medical offices, a walking track, dining options, test and treatment areas, and comfortable waiting areas. With nearly 250 physicians on staff, Wesley offers stateof-the-art technologies, dedicated employees and specialized services while always employing its mission of Loving God, Serving Others, Excelling in Healthcare.

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WESLEY MEDICAL CENTER CAMPUS

1. Green Eye Institute 2. The Urology Center 3. Southern Neurology Center 4. Dermatology Clinic of Hattiesburg 5. Pain Treatment Center 6. The Medical Group of Hattiesburg 7. Hematology & Oncology Clinic 8. Inspirations -Interventional Spine & Sports Institute -Neurology Associates 9. Wesley Medical Center-Emergency Services 10. Wesley Medical Center-Main Entrance & Patient Registration 11. Cafeteria & Evergreen Room 12. Wesley Tower A -Audiology & EEG (1st Floor) -Endoscopy (1st Floor) -Rehabilitation Services (2nd Floor) -Birth Center (3rd Floor) -Transitional Care Unit (4th Floor) 13. Towers Entrance & Information Desk 14. Wesley Tower B -Customer Service, Senior Circle, Volunteers (1s Floor) -Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery at Wesley (1st Floor) -Subway Sandwich Shop (1st Floor) -Wound Care at Wesley (1st Floor) -Children’s Medical Group (2nd Floor) -Birth Center Classes (3rd Floor) -Women’s Pavilion Annex (3rd Floor) -Premier Orthopaedics (4th Floor) 15. William K. Ray Institute for Wellness and Sports Medicine (IWSM) 16. Wesley Medical Center Human Resources and Education Offices

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17. Behavioral Healthcare Center -Employee Assistance Program 18. VA Clinic -WorkWell Clinic 19. Wesley Home Care -Wesley Physician Services 20. HubSouth Medical Clinic -HeartCare of Southern Mississippi 21. Hattiesburg Eye Clinic Cataract Surgery Center 22. Hattiesburg Eye Clinic 23. Hattiesburg Clinic- West, Arthritis Center West 24. Family Practice Clinic/After Hours Clinic 25. Galloway Building -Asthma and Allergy Clinic -Pediatric Dentistry 26. E.N.T. & Facial Plastic Surgery 27. Plastic Surgery Center of Hattiesburg 28. Wesley Medical Plaza -South Mississippi Surgery Center (1st Floor) -Eden MediSpa & Laser Center (2nd Floor) -Women’s Center at Wesley Plaza (2nd Floor) -Women’s Pavilion of South Mississippi (3rd Floor) 29. Total Foot Care Clinic 30. Hattiesburg G.I. Associates/ -Digestive Disease Center of Hattiesburg 31. One Asbury Centre -Asbury Foundation (1st Floor) -HubHealth of South Mississippi (1st Floor) -Wesley Credit Union (1st Floor) -Diabetes Foundation (2nd Floor) 32. Creative Kids 33. Provision Living


FORREST GENERAL HOSPITAL Forrest General is a 512-bed facility Forrest General also offers a wide providing regional health services to a range of additional services including: 19-county area including Covington, Inpatient and Outpatient Forrest, George, Greene, Hancock, Rehabilitation Services Jasper, Jefferson Davis, Jones, Lamar, Home Care and Hospice Lawrence, Marion, Pearl River, Perry, Pike, Simpson, Smith, Stone, Wayne Forrest General Cancer Center and Walthall counties. Generations Forrest General’s LiveWell Center of Pine Belt residents have counted Forrest General’s Wound on Forrest General, and today’s Healing Center generations continue to rely on the comprehensive care offered through Forrest General Healthcare the hospital’s constantly expanding Foundation range of health care services. Highland Community Hospital, a 95-bed acute care hospital in Forrest General provides excellence in healthcare through the following service lines: Emergency Services Heart and Vascular Services Surgical Services Women and Children’s Services Behavioral Health Services Oncology Services Neuroscience and Orthopedic Services Medicine

Picayune Walthall County General Hospital, a lease management agreement in Tylertown FGH ONCALL FGH OnCall is a free community medical service allowing callers to speak with registered nurses who have access to a physician-approved database of medical knowledge. Nurses can also assist with physician

or service referrals and registration for classes or Spirit of Women events. FGH OnCall is open from 2 – 10 p.m. each day, and can be reached by calling 1-800-844-4445. FORREST GENERAL ON THE WEB Forrest General’s website features information on hospital and community events, news, information on services and programs, a virtual nursery, patient stories, the history of Forrest General and much more! Visit forrestgeneral.com to learn more about Forrest General and the hospital’s commitment to C.A.R.E. for the Pine Belt. In addition, Forrest General is now offering valuable networking opportunities between the community and our organization on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. SPIRIT OF WOMEN Spirit of Women is a national network of leading hospitals dedicated to improving women’s lives Continued Next Page Here’s Hattiesburg! 179


with innovative health and community programs. Spirit of Women hospitals touch the lives of millions of women each year through the presentation of educational events, consumer membership programs, annual conferences, marketing communications and grassroots efforts to improve the health and well-being of women… mind, body and spirit. With more than 6,300 members, Forrest General is south Mississippi’s exclusive Spirit of Women hospital and has attained premier status by demonstrating excellence in women’s health programming and services. FORREST GENERAL HEALTHCARE FOUNDATION The Forrest General Healthcare Foundation was created to help Forrest General maintain its commitment to providing the highest quality health care available in South Mississippi. The Foundation partners with the hospital to accept gifts that will go to fund present and future needs, including its three main projects– renovation of Forrest General’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, development of an inpatient hospice home and ongoing creation of the Spiritual Grounds at Pine Grove. FORREST GENERAL: PROVIDING POSITIVE EXPERIENCES BY SHOWING “WE C.A.R.E.” Forrest General understands that the Forrest General Experience begins from the moment patients plan to come to our campus and that the experience extends

not only to patients but to family, friends, visitors, physicians, employees and the community at large. Forrest General has embraced a philosophy and commitment to C.A.R.E., by every employee, for every patient, every time. The “We C.A.R.E.” philosophy is designed to create a positive Forrest General patient experience, whereby employees focus on providing C.A.R.E.ing moments in their daily work. We C.A.R.E. stands for: C: Communicate with Compassion and Courtesy A: Acknowledge and take Action R: Respect and Reassure the patient E: Empathize and Explain what is taking place COMING SOON Forrest General is pleased to announce several upcoming projects that will continue to enhance the healthcare services available in the Pine Belt. In cooperation with Southern Bone and Joint Specialists, P.A., Forrest General announces the development of an Orthopedic and Spine Institute. The Institute will include orthopedic beds, operating rooms, pre-operative and recovery rooms, as well as support services such as physical and occupational therapy, laboratory and diagnostic imaging services. Thanks to a partnership between Forrest General and Hattiesburg Clinic’s Cardiologists, Cardiovascular Surgeons, Vascular and Thoracic Surgeons, Continued Next Page

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Hattiesburg will soon be home to a Heart and Vascular Center, featuring physicians offering more than 250 years of combined experience. The future Heart and Vascular Center will combine state-of-the-art technology with compassionate care in a comfortable environment. In neighboring areas, Forrest General is also developing a new Highland Community Hospital facility in Picayune, featuring expanded outpatient services, Emergency Room space, a new physician office building and more. The new hospital facility is scheduled to open in April, 2012. For more information about Forrest General, call FGH OnCall at 1-800-844-4445 between the hours of 2 – 10 p.m., 7 days a week,or visit forrestgeneral.com. Here’s Hattiesburg! 181


Advanced Pain Therapy................................................186 Arthritis Assoc./Orleans Park Rehab/The Oasis.................189 Barnes Family Dental...................................................199 Care Physical Therapy..................................................193 Children’s Medical Group..............................................190 Cloverleaf Immediate Care............................................193 Detox Clinic of Hattiesburg The......................................185 Dr. Jerry Gilder, DDS....................................................201 Family Practice The/After Hours Clinic.............................185 Forrest General Hospital............................ Inside Front Cover Hattiesburg Clinic The........................................... 181-183 Hattiesburg Family Dental Care......................................200 Hattiesburg G.I. Associates............................................184 Hattiesburg Oral Surgery ..............................................198

Oak Grove Family Clinic...............................................187 Pine Belt Dental...........................................................200 Reynolds Family Dental................................................198 Smiles Dental..............................................................201 Southern Neurologic & Spinal Institute............................190 Southern Smiles...........................................................201 Southern Surgery.........................................................194 Southern Urology.........................................................188 Teresa E. Klainer, M.D., PLLC........................................186 The Walk-In Spine Center..............................................194 Wesley Medical Center............................ Outside Back Cover Wesley Medical Group/Oak Grove Family Clinic...............187 Women’s Pavilion of South Mississippi...........................188

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n 1963, Hattiesburg Clinic was founded by ten physicians who were passionate about providing quality health care to the residents of the Pine Belt. Since then, the clinic has grown to be the largest nonacademic multi-specialty clinic in Mississippi and one of the largest in the Southeastern

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portion of the United States. Today Hattiesburg Clinic’s central location is a six-story, 220,000 square foot facility located across from Forrest General Hospital at 415 South 28th Ave. in Hattiesburg. The clinic’s nearly 280 physicians and providers, as well as 2,000 staff members, provide family

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Medical & Dental Advertisers Index from Hattiesburg to Bay Springs, Collins, Columbia, Ellisville, Laurel, Lucedale, Magee, Pachuta, Petal, Picayune, Poplarville, Prentiss, Purvis, Richton, Runnelstown, Seminary, Silver Creek, Sumrall, Tylertown, Waynesboro and Wiggins. The Breast Center at Hattiesburg Clinic has been designated a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology, a recognition that is awarded to facilities accredited in mammography, breast ultrasound and stereotactic biopsy. In addition, The Breast Center was the first facility in Mississippi to be considered a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence, and is currently one of three in the state with this designation. The Breast Center offers digital mammography, breast ultrasounds, bone density testing, breast MRI, ultrasound and MRI guided breast biopsies, stereotactic biopsies and houses Mississippi’s only accredited dedicated Breast MRI equipment. The clinic recently completed its two-story, 9,000 square foot expansion of the Imaging department. The increase in space has improved imaging efficiency and provided a more comfortable experience for

patients.  Additionally, our providers are the first in the state to provide patients with access to cardiac Positron Emission Tomography (PET) and Computerized Tomography (CT) scans in an outpatient clinic setting. There are several new and on-going projects for 2011 including a new Heart and Vascular Center, the installment

of a drive-thru window at Owl Drug Store for patient convenience, and construction of a new building for Runnelstown Clinic. Hattiesburg Clinic has also focused on making new outpatient infusion treatments available. “We’re excited about being able to provide Continued Page 185

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outpatient infusion services for patients to treat osteoporosis, inflammatory bowel disease, chronic infection and a wide range of neurologic conditions,” says Wendell R. Helveston, M.D., a neurologist with Hattiesburg Clinic. “Our hope is that having these available will make it easy for the patient to access these services.” Hattiesburg Clinic . . . our life’s mission is you.

Medical Departments & Services at Hattiesburg Clinic ADHD Evaluation & Treatment Ambulatory Surgery Anesthesiology Anticoagulation Clinic Arthritis & Rheumatology Audiology & Hearing Aids Behavioral Therapy Breast Center/Mammography Cardiology & Cardiovascular Surgery Connections Counseling Dermatology Dialysis Ear, Nose & Throat Endocrinology Family Medicine Gastroenterology Hematology & Oncology Hospital Care Service Hypertension Center of Excellence Imaging Immediate Care Clinics Infectious Diseases Infusion Clinic Internal Medicine Laboratory Nephrology Neurological Surgery Neurology Neuro-Ophthalmology Obstetrics/Gynecology Occupational Medicine Ophthalmology/Optometry Orthopaedic Surgery Outpatient Surgery Owl Drug Store Pathology Services Pediatrics Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Physical Therapy Plastic Surgery Podiatry Psychiatry Psychology Pulmonary Medicine Sleep Medicine Speech & Language Pathology Sports Medicine Surgery Urology Vascular Specialists Vein Care Centers

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Arthritis Associates

Living with arthritis, osteoporosis or other rheumatic diseases can be extremely painful and devastating to your quality of life. Dr. David I. Weiss, a well-respected rheumatologist, knows this first hand. As Director of Arthritis Associates in Hattiesburg, Dr. Weiss has over fifteen years of experience in testing, diagnosing and treating patients suffering from rheumatic diseases. With quality of life as the focus, Dr. Weiss develops individualized treatment programs comprised of patient education, medicine, diet, lifestyle management, exercise and physical therapy. Other programs such as OsteoCare are designed specifically for patients who have, or are at high risk of developing osteoporosis. An extensive library of conditions and treatments common to patients being treated by Arthritis Associates is available online at: www. ArthritisAssociates.com. Continued Page 188

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Orleans Park Rehab Services

At Orleans Park Rehab Services, you’ll receive therapy that goes well beyond treating the pain but is determined to get you back to the lifestyle that you enjoy. Gearing all treatment plans to each individual patient. Orleans Park Rehab Services bring a more concise and effective therapy treatment specifically tailored to treat your specific case. The state of-theart facilities at Orleans Park Rehab Services offer an accessible, as well as warm atmosphere, that treats the physical and emotional well-being of each patient. Daniel M. Lent-Koop, MPT, CHT, is the physical therapist on staff and has brought some of the latest developments in physical therapy and rehabilitation to the Pine Belt. Lent-Koop has received extensive training in various fields of physical therapy and brings a wealth of information and compassion to his position. Continued Page 190

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Wesley Medical Group/Oak Grove Family Clinic

“From the clinic to the hospital, we’re with you all the way.” Wesley Medical Group and the Oak Grove Family Clinic bring you modern medicine with a traditional, caring approach.  They take the time to listen, even if your appointment runs long.  They treat you the way they would treat a member of their own family.  And they personally provide experienced, compassionate care whether you’re in one of their six offices, the hospital, the nursing home or, in some cases, your own home.  Some of their services include writing up medical histories and providing physicals, laceration repair, EKG’s, cancer screening, following up on general health concerns, lab tests, pap smears, allergy shots, immunizations and treatment of acute illness and/or minor trauma. For more information or an appointment at one of Wesley Medical Group›s six convenient locations: 2109 Hardy St., Hattiesburg, 425 Hwy. 42, Petal, 5808 US Hwy. 11, Purvis, 4891 Hwy. 589, Sumrall, 1244 Hwy. 29 N., Ellisville, or 4891 Hwy. 589, Tylertown. Continued Next Page

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Hattiesburg G.I. Associates

The Family Practice/After Hours Clinic

The Family Practice/After Hours Clinic, located on the Wesley Medical Center campus, caters to the medical needs of seniors and busy families alike seven days a week. Whether you need care early in the morning, late in the evening or on weekends, they are there to help. Walk-in care is always available and with a full-service lab onsite, immediate turnaround is available on most lab results. They also offer Internet options such as Online Messaging, Appointment requests and Prescription Refill requests. Take a look at their web site at www.fpahc.com for more info. Drs. Wayne Hughes, Michael May, Terry Lowe, Stephen Lambert, Chad Diamond, Melanie Lindsey, Jason Lindsey, and Nurse Practitioner Kevin Clearman, are some of the most highly respected healthcare providers in the Hattiesburg area. They have a long-standing tradition for treating their patients as family.

Hattiesburg G.I. Associates, PLLC is conveniently located in the beautiful new Wesley Medical Park right across from Turtle Creek Mall. Their board certified physicians, H. Creed Fox, M.D., C. Troy Morrissette, M.D., Stephen E. Buckley, M.D. and nurse practitioner, Cindy Townsend, N.P. pride themselves in providing expert care in gastroenterology and hepatology in a comfortable environment. Their practice specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of digestive diseases of the esophagus, stomach, small and large intestines, rectum, liver, pancreas and biliary system. Some of the many gastrointestinal diseases treated are irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), gallstones, reflux disease, hepatitis, hemorrhoids, inflammatory bowel disease, Crohn’s Disease, ulcerative colitis, colonic polyps and diverticulitis. The Hattiesburg G.I. Associates understand the stress and anxiety that gastrointestinal illness can cause in patients, and therefore strive to provide an atmosphere of privacy and confidentiality. The Digestive Diseases Center (DDC) is located in the same building and offers a comfortable waiting area. Outpatient testing does not require long waits, but instead, the friendly staff works hard to minimize wait time to keep patient anxiety levels low. The DDC offers the best state-of-the-art equipment in endoscopic procedures. Some of the medical services offered by the DDC are esophageal PH (Bravo) studies, consultative gastroenterology and hepatology services, EGD (upper endoscopy), flexible sigmoidoscopy, colonoscopy (lower endoscopy), and capsule endoscopy (PillCam™). Patients receive caring, individual attention throughout procedures and recover in a monitored area. One of the goals of the Hattiesburg G.I. Associates is to provide education to patients in preventative care. Preventative care is important for patients in detecting early signs of serious conditions. In the United States, cancer of the colon is the fourth most common cancer among men and women. If detected early, it is often curable; therefore colorectal screenings can be life-saving. The Hattiesburg G.I. Associates’ organized and accessible website offers questions and answers on procedures with links to multimedia tutorials to help patients feel prepared by knowing what to expect. The site also offers educational information on stomach, esophagus, colon, liver, gallbladder and pancreas. Downloadable forms such as registration, patient history and clinic policy are available from the site to help patients save time on their appointment. Continued Next Page

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Children’s Medical Group Our goal at Children’s Medical Group is to provide quality primary and preventive pediatric care to children and families in our community. We offer advanced medical services in a safe and friendly clinical environment. Our physicians and staff use every opportunity to educate and inform our patients and their families regarding their medical care.

Southern Neurological & Spinal Institute

Southern Neurological & Spinal Institute specializes in disorders of the spine. The spine is at the center of a delicately balanced system that controls all of the body’s movements. Bones, muscles, ligaments, tendons and nerves work together to balance and bear the weight of the body. Any damage to any one of these components We specialize in general pediatric care. Our physicians of your back’s structure can upset this fragile balance and are certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and are make movement not only painful, but also difficult and Fellows in the American Academy of Pediatrics. Primary even seemingly, impossible. care services are provided for patients from birth to 21 years of age. Children’s Medical Group also provides a full Southern Neurological & Spinal Institute treats disorders range of pediatric care services including on-site labora- of the entire spine including the neck to the tailbone. The Southern Neurological & Spinal Institute treats everything tory analysis and pediatric vaccinations. from back strains to spinal fractures to arthritis to herniated disks and even scoliosis.

Southern Urology

Southern Urology is located at the Wesley Medical Plaza, 39 Franklin Road, Suite 229, Hattiesburg, MS 39402. Deborah T. Azar, M.D., a board certified urologist, treats kidney stones, incontinence, prostate cancer, urinary bleeding, erectile dysfunction, infections and prostatitis. Lithotripsy, laser prostate therapy, brachytherapy/radiation, vasectomy and reversal are just some of the procedures and treatments offered at Southern Urology. Call 601-450-2401 to make your appointment. Continued Next Page 192 Here’s Hattiesburg!


Teresa E. Klainer, M.D., PLLC

Dr. Klainer provides a full range of consultation and treatment services. Laparoscopic bariatric surgery, Lap Sleeve astrectomy, Lap Band, Lap Gastric Bypass, Laparoscopic Colon surgery, biliary surgery, tummy tucks, and hernia repair are some of the medical services Dr. Klainer performs. She also evaluates breast masses and abnormal mammograms. Dr. Klainer is fully board certified by the American Board of Surgery and a member of the American Society of Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery. Continued Next Page

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Women’s Pavilion of So. Mississippi

In 2004, The Women’s Clinic of Hattiesburg combined with Tower Pavilion to become Women’s Pavilion of South Mississippi. We now have four offices (two in Hattiesburg), eleven physicians, three nurse practitioners, and over seventy employees. Our state-of-the-art equipment gives us the latest technology and our staff provides the expertise and care needed to provide the compassionate medical care that our patients expect and receive. Some of the services we provide include pregnancy and childbirth, high-risk obstetrical care, infertility management, birth control management, 4-D ultrasonography, Urodynamics testing, P.M.S. therapy, osteoporosis, menopausal therapy, gynecological surgery, treatment of urinary incontinence, wellness screenings and DEXA bone density testing. Physicians of Women’s Pavilion include: Dean Cromartie, Robert DeSantis, Lee Drake, Joel Flynt, Troy McIntire, William Pace, Catherine Sessums, Linwood Shannon, Elizabeth Washburne, Joseph Washburne and Jonathan Wiser. Our Women’s Health Nurse Practitioners include: Keri Jones, Jana Keith and Stephanie Nixon. Continued Next Page

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The Detox Clinic of Hattiesburg

Kevin M. Passer, M.D. is the Medical Director of The Detox Clinic of Hattiesburg. Dr. Passer is Board Certified in Addictionology as well as Psychiatry and Pain Management. The program is strictly out-patient, is private pay and is very confidential. The Clinic is in its fifth year of operation providing treatment for drug and alcohol problems. Dr. Passer is one of ninety-six physicians currently certified in the state of Mississippi who are able to prescribe the medication Suboxone for Opioid Dependency. In addition, Dr. Passer is part of a national mentoring program and teaches other doctors in the country on the use of Suboxone. He is the only mentor in the state. Dr. Passer also applies his Pain Management and Psychiatric skills to further help individuals to become free of their addictions. To qualify for this treatment, prospective patients are first carefully interviewed over the phone to insure that they are appropriate for the treatment. Dr. Passer and his staff do their best to try and have new patient appointments either during the same week when the initial call is made or the following week. Call 601-2619101 or 866-66-DETOX.

Physical Rehabilitation Care Physical Therapy

CARE Physical Therapy is a specialty, private practice dedicated to helping with those tough cases. Whether you are recovering from a surgery or trying to prevent one, CARE Physical Therapy can customize a treatment plan for you. Ask about our aquatic therapy program, cold laser, or Medx® spinal rehabilitation. We offer the most advanced rehabilitation in the region combined with a personal, hands-on approach. Treatment hours are 6:30 AM until 6:30 PM Monday- Thursday and 6:30 AM until 1:00 PM on Friday. We accept most insurances, Medicare, and worker’s compensation. Call Billy Cochran, PT at 296-0199, or stop by our state-of-the-art facility in Oak Grove on 98 Place Blvd. Continued Page 199

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Heart Health EXERCISE Before you start any exercise program, make sure you are healthy enough to do so. A visit to your doctor would be advisable if you plan to embark on a serious exercise regimen if you have been living a sedentary lifestyle (read couch potato) for a long period of time. According to the American Heart Association, we need to have a minimum of 150 minutes of moderate physical activity (or 30 minute exercise segments five days a week) or 75 minutes of vigorous physical activity (a combination of moderate and vigorous activity, 15 minute segments 5 days a week) every week. Walking around the neighborhood or a walking trail is something every person can do without any special equipment. Most people will use lack of time as a ready excuse not to exercise but believe me, if you have a heart attack or suffer from a stroke or diabetes, those are real time wasters. The easiest way to get into the exercise habit is to buddy up with neighbors, family or friends. However, soldier on with your exercise even if your buddy doesn’t. Walking, swimming and biking are all good exercises for your cardiovascular system Park a long way from the store entrance. Take the stairs. Move, move, move.

EATING Avoid sodium (salt). Sodium causes high blood pressure. There is an incredible amount of sodium in everyday foods, particularly canned foods and prepared (fast food) foods. Keep your sodium intake well below 1500 mg a day. People with cardiac disease should consult with their doctors as to whether they are allowed sodium or not. Eat more vegetables and fruit (avoid salad dressings high in calories, sugar and fat). Avoid foods high in dietary cholesterol such as red meats, cheese and eggs; restrict your cholesterol to less than 300 mg a day. Avoid partially hydrogenated vegetable oils (trans fat). Watch your portions. The average person can have 2000 calories a day to maintain their weight, but calorie amounts differ based on gender and activity levels of the individual. Eat whole grain foods. Avoid foods and beverages with high sugar content (such as, candy bars, dessert snacks, sweet tea and sodas). Avoid saturated fats. Saturated fats, such as butter, shortening, lard and animal fat, are solid at room temperature. Saturated fats increase blood cholesterol levels, which, in turn, increase your risk of heart disease. Animal products, including beef, pork, poultry, whole milk, cheese, sour cream and yogurt, contain saturated fat. Coconut and palm oils, although vegetable, also contain high amounts of saturated fat. Continued Next Page 196 Here’s Hattiesburg!


KNOW YOUR BLOOD PRESSURE 120/80 is many times referred as a normal “good” blood pressure, but it isn’t necessarily ideal. Reducing blood pressure from 130/85 to 115/76 for example can make your body up to ten years younger.

GET A FULL NIGHT’S SLEEP Getting seven hours a night for women and eight hours for men actually helps your metabolism. Not getting a full night’s sleep increases your risk for obesity and diabetes. Also, the fewer hours that an adult gets each night, the more likely they are to have calcium deposits in their arteries. SMOKING AVOID SMOKING AND SECONDHAND SMOKE. PERIOD. DENTAL CARE Chronic infection, such as gum disease, makes your body produce clotting agents in the bloodstream—a sure fire recipe for heart attacks or stroke. Floss and brush.

SAMPLE CALORIE COUNTS Hardee’s Double Bacon Cheese Thickburger............................. 1300 Dairy Queen Chicken Strip Basket (6 piece)............................... 1270 Burger King TRIPLE WHOPPER Sandwich With Cheese............... 1230 Sonic Peanut Butter Shake - Large (20oz).................................... 1010 Arby’s Meatball Toasted Sub......................................................... 1000 Subway Double Meatball Marinara............................................... 860 Taco Bell Chicken Fiesta Taco Salad.............................................. 800 Burger King TENDERCRISP Chicken Sandwich............................... 790 McDonald’s Big Breakfast (Large Size Biscuit)............................... 790 Chick-Fil-A Hand-Spun Milkshake (Cookies & Cream)................. 790 Dairy Queen FlameThrower GrillBurger (1/4lb).............................. 780 Sonic Cheeseburger (with mayo)................................................... 720

SAMPLE SODIUM (mg) COUNTS General Mills Cheerios (1 cup)........................................................ 280 Tuna, canned, drained (2 oz.)......................................................... 200 Nabisco Original Premium Saltine Crackers (10 crackers).......... 380 Oscar Mayer Bologna (2 slices)...................................................... 600 Kraft Macaroni & Cheese, Original (1 cup prepared)................. 750 Quaker Oats Quick oatmeal (if you don’t add salt) (1 cup prepared)...................................... 0 Campbell’s Healthy Request Chicken Noodle or Tomato Soup (1 cup)........................................................................................... 450 Taco Bell Taco (1).............................................................................. 330 McDonald’s French Fries (super size)............................................. 390 Burger King French Fries (king size).............................................. 1,180 KFC Biscuit (1).................................................................................... 560 Turkey sandwich with mustard (9 oz.).......................................... 1,410 Pizza Hut Stuffed Crust Pizza, Meat Lover’s (2 slices).................. 2,850 Here’s Hattiesburg! 197


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DENTAL Hattiesburg Oral Surgery

Drs. Bennett York and Steve Cockerham have provided oral surgery care to the people of South Mississippi and beyond for approximately 40 years. They have recently welcomed Brantley P. Nichols, D.M.D. to their practice of oral & maxillofacial surgery in Hattiesburg. Drs. York & Cockerham are both board certified by the American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery and Fellows of the American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons. Dr. Nichols is board eligible and a member of AAOMS as well. Drs. York & Cockerham have been on staff at both Forrest General Hospital and Wesley Medical Center and taking trauma call since the beginning of their practice. Dr. Nichols is on staff at Forrest General Hospital and specializes in maxillofacial trauma. Dr. Cockerham served as the 59th President of the Southeastern Society of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons. SSOMS represents approximately 700 oral & maxillofacial surgeons that practice in eleven Southeastern states. He is the only oral surgeon from Mississippi to ever hold this position. The Hattiesburg Oral Surgery staff is comprised of dedicated, caring professionals who are committed to providing the highest quality patient care possible. By providing procedures at the forefront of oral & maxillofacial surgery, Drs. York, Cockerham & Nichols strive to ensure that all patients are afforded an opportunity to receive the appropriate services necessary for their good health. Their highly trained staff consists of 3 RN’s: Traci Herrin, Taron Ward and Lauren Hogan, 2 LPN’s w/ specialized training: Sheila Tebo and Becky Revoir, surgical assistants: Kaye Entrekin, Richanna Richardson, Paula Thrash, Jennifer Bilbo, Kelli Lowery, Britney Hawkins, Kristian Burris, Traci Long, Terri Walker, Sara Hartzog and lab manager: Wanda McSwain, clerical manager: Kim Aust, patient relations: Susie Russell, Joanna Chandler, Lauren Palmer, Kim Morgan, insurance: Debbie Little, financial coordinators: Tammy Ezelle and Peggy Thompson, patient accounts: Susan Thompson, Sherri Reid, and Cindi Mullins, accounts payable and human resources: Mandy Runnels. Sandra Odom is the Office Administrator. All doctors and RN’s are ACLS certified and all clinical staff is CPR certified. Drs. York, Cockerham & Nichols offer a wide range of oral & maxillofacial procedures, including but not limited to the following: dental implants (replacement for missing teeth), surgical removal of wisdom teeth (impacted & erupted), extractions, corrective jaw surgery (for jaw deformities), removal of cyst & tumors, jaw reconstruction for dentures, TMJ Disorders, treatment of oral infections, oral pathology, facial trauma & reconstruction, sports related injuries to the mouth & jaw and the use of special IV sedation. You will always be greeted with a smile and the patient will always come first at the Hattiesburg Oral Surgery Clinic, 1421 South 28th Avenue. Give their friendly, caring staff a call for your oral surgery needs at 601.264.7611. Continued Next Page

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Barnes Family Dental Dr. Carletta Barnes-Ekunwe, DMD, provides “dental care for the entire family.” New patients are always welcome. Cosmetic dentistry, teeth whitening and emergency dental services are just some of the dental services offered in a caring environment.

Hattiesburg Family Dental Care

Lana J. Clarke, DMD and Leigh Kuyrkendall, DMD of Hattiesburg Family Dental Care, really work to make your trip to the dentist as pleasant an experience as possible. Cable TV in each treatment room makes your visit a little less intimidating. Laughing Gas can also help in making your visit as pain free as possible. Digital X-Rays are just a part of the advanced technology equipment that allows Drs. Clarke and Kuyrkendall to give each patient the latest in dental care. New adult and children patients are always welcome. We are conveniently located across from the Target Shopping Center & Logan’s Roadhouse Grill. Continued Next Page

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Pine Belt Dental

Dr. John L. Guillot is a graduate of University of Southern Mississippi and received his DMD degree from the University of Mississippi in Jackson in 1995. While at University of Mississippi Medical College, he was the recipient of several academic and clinical awards. He then attended Louisiana State University’s School of Dentistry Advanced Education in General Dentistry program. During his years in practice, Dr. Guillot has continued his dedication to exceptional comprehensive dentistry by attending advance certification coursework. Because of this, he is able to offer a wide variety of dental services, ranging from general dentistry to the latest in cosmetic and laser dentistry. The newest technological addition to the Pine Belt Dental array of treatments is the E4D; a CAD/CAM crown technology. The E4D enables Dr. Guillot to fabricate high quality ceramic crowns in his office, some placed in one appointment. Dr. Guillot, the only certified member of the Academy of Laser Dentistry in the Pine Belt, was the first in Mississippi to offer the comfort and convenience of the VersaWave® Laser for indicated dental procedures. ZOOM! ® Advanced Power Plus light activated and home Professional Teeth-Whitening system, Lumineers cosmetic veneers and Adult Cosmetic Orthodontics are also part of the progressive dental experience at Pine Belt Dental. Pine Belt Dental is conveniently located at Turtle Creek Crossing, behind Bed, Bath and Beyond, to better serve your dental needs. Give Dr. Guillot a call to schedule a consultation or if you would simply like to meet him and his friendly, experienced staff prior to any treatment. They will be happy to assist you in any way possible and look forward to meeting you and your family. Your healthy smile is the top priority of Pine Belt Dental. Continued Next Page Here’s Hattiesburg! 201


Reynolds Family Dental New patients are always welcome at the Reynolds Family Dental Clinic. Dr. Brad Reynolds, DDS, offers complete dentistry for the entire family. As a former member of the Dental Corps of the U.S. Navy, Dr. Reynolds has the experience of seeing and treating the many conditions that can attack an individual’s dental health throughout the various stages of life. Emergencies are seen promptly and the staff of the Reynolds Family Dental Clinic will always work to provide as pain free a visit as is technologically possible.

Dr. Jerry Gilder, D.D.S.

If you are looking for a dentist that you can trust, then Dr. Gilder is the right choice for you. Dr. Gilder’s office is abundant with a team of professionals committed to bringing you the highest level of service supported by state-of-theart equipment and techniques. Their mission is to provide the best dental care for all of their patients appropriate to their needs. They will strive always to treat their patients as friends who are guests in their homes, which will be treated with courtesy and respect. Dr. Gilder’s office offers a variety of services, which includes Cosmetic Dentistry, General Dentistry, Crown and Bridges, Southern Smiles Dental Bonding, Porcelain Veneers, Teeth Whitening, Root The friendly, caring staff at Southern Smiles offers a Canals, Implant Restorative, Dentures, Partials and TMJ comfortable, caring environment for their patients. Dr. Treatment. Jennifer Ingels Hughes, a University of Mississippi School of Dentistry graduate and Hattiesburg native, is proud to offer quality dental care in her hometown. Trained on the latest techniques and procedures, Dr. Hughes and her staff participate in continuing education to stay up-to-date on the latest in dental care. Some of the procedures and therapies Southern Smiles performs are fillings, crowns, bridges, implants, partials, dentures, root canal therapy, treatment of gum disease and extractions. Besides these, Southern Smiles also offers home and in-office whitening and cosmetic restorations. Their goal is to provide excellent dental care with beautiful results. 202 Here’s Hattiesburg!


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University of Southern Mississippi

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he University of Southern Mississippi was founded in 1910 to meet a great need – to provide better training for the state’s school teachers. The inspired dreams of its founders laid the foundation for educating generations of Mississippians as Southern Miss has conferred more than 120,000 degrees to its graduates. Since its founding 100 years ago, Southern Miss continues with an expanded mission, providing a heritage of quality education for the region, generating more than $225 million in economic impact annually. Also dedicated to cutting-edge research, creating a healthier region, enhancing the cultural environment and educating the whole student,

Southern Miss is changing lives daily. Southern Miss is home to more than 16,000 students from 50 states and 70 countries. As the only dual-campus university in Mississippi, the university provides educational opportunities in Hattiesburg, Long Beach and six teaching and research sites along the Mississippi Gulf Coast. The university is organized into five degree-granting colleges: the College of Arts and Letters, the College of Business, the College of Education and Psychology, the College of Health, and the College of Science and Technology. The Honors College at Southern Miss is the sixth oldest honors college in the country and offers high-achieving students the

opportunity to take on a challenging curriculum. Honors College graduates are represented in the nation’s best graduate schools. While Southern Miss celebrated the Centennial of its legislative founding in 2010, it also looks toward its second century as the premier research university of the Gulf South. Southern Miss Points of Pride According to the U.S. News and World Report, Southern Miss has been ranked in the top 20 most popular universities in the nation, the only school in Mississippi to hold this honor. Among doctorate-granting universities, Southern Miss is classified as a RU/H: Research University (high research activity) by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. As part of the McCormick Research Group in the School of Polymers and High Performance Materials, our students and faculty are making lifechanging breakthroughs in the use of polymers in cancer therapy. Southern Miss is one of 33 universities in the United States that is nationally accredited in all four arts disciplines: theatre, dance, art and music. The university hosts more than 300 arts events every year. Southern Miss student-athletes have an 85 percent Graduation Success Rate according to the National Collegiate Athletic Association. In addition, our men’s athletics program recently captured the 2010 David M. Halbrook Award for Continued Page 206

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Academic Achievement for having the best graduation rate of any public university in Mississippi. It was the seventh consecutive time for the men’s program to win the award and the eighth time overall. Southern Miss sends more than 500 students to study abroad in more than 20 countries every year. National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security Director Lou Marciani was recently recognized by Security magazine as one of the 32 most influential people in the security profession today. The first of its kind in the nation, NCS4 at Southern Miss is the world leader in addressing potential threats and risks to the safety and security of sporting events. More than half of the teachers currently teaching in Mississippi earned their degrees at Southern Miss. Southern Miss is leading the way in research and response in the Gulf. Within days of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill disaster, Southern Miss President Martha Saunders appointed an Oil Spill Response Team to coordinate the university efforts to, as much as possible, manage and mitigate the spill’s impact on the Gulf Coast. One year later, university researchers are making scientific breakthroughs that 206 Here’s Hattiesburg!

will better protect the environment and make future oil spills a lot less catastrophic. Southern Miss focuses on sustainability and was recently nationally recognized by the Princeton Review as being a Green University. Students and faculty members at Southern Miss contribute more than 42,000 hours of volunteer service to the surrounding community each

year. In addition, Southern Miss has been honored with the prestigious Carnegie Community Engagement Classification for the many ways in which its students, faculty, staff and programs engage and enhance the people and places of South Mississippi and beyond. The Southern Miss School of Nursing provides our state with the highest number of entry-level nurses per year.


1. Art Studio - 3D 2. Arthell Kelley Hall 3. Arts and Letters Building 4. Athletic Trailers 5. Bedie Smith Clinic 6. Bennett Auditorium 7. Bernard Reed Green Coliseum 8. Bobby Chain Technology Building 9. Center for Community & Civic Engagement 10. Center for Community Health 11. Child Care Center 12. College Hall 13. Danforth Chapel 14. DuBard School 15. English Language Institute Annex 16. Family Therapy 17. Ferlise Ticket Office 18. Forrest County Hall 19. Fritzsche-Gibbs Hall 20. George Hurst Building 21. Harkins Hall - School of Nursing 22. Honor House 23. HP & R Building 24. Hub Building 25. International Education & Continuing Education

26. Johnson Science Tower 27. Joseph A. Greene Hall 28. Joseph Cook Library 29. Kate Hubbard House 30. Kennard-Washington Hall 31. Lucas Administration Building 32. “M” Club and Athletic Dept. Facilities 33. M. M. Roberts Stadium 34. Mannoni Performing Arts Center 35. Marsh Hall 36. McCain Library & Archives 37. McLemore Hall 38. Ogletree Alumni House 39. Orchestra Offices 40. Owings-McQuagge Hall 41. Payne Center 42. Pete Taylor Park 43. Polymer Science Building 44. Power House Restaurant 45. Quick Copy 46. R. C. Cook Union Building 47. Rape Crisis Center 48. Soccer Fields 49. Softball Park 50. Southern Hall

51. Speech & Hearing Building 52. Stout Hall 53. Thad Cochran Center 54. Theatre & Dance Building 55. Tower Place 56. Trent Lott Center 57. University Affiliated Programs 58. Walker Science Building 59. Yelverton House 60. Bolton Residence Hall 61. Bond Hall 62. Elam Arms Dormitory 63. Hattiesburg Residence Hall 64. Hickman Residence Hall 65. Hillcrest Dormitory 66. Jones Residence Hall 67. Mississippi Residence Hall 68. Oseola McCarty Residence Hall 69. Pinehaven Family Housing 70. Pulley Residence Hall 71. Roberts Residence Hall 72. Scott Residence Hall 73. Vann Residence Hall 74. Wilber Panhellenic Residence Hall

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WILLIAM CAREY UNIVERSITY

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or more than 104 years, William Carey University has offered quality education to students from Mississippi and beyond. Associated with the Mississippi Baptist Convention since 1911, the private liberal arts university offers the bachelor, masters, specialist, and doctor of osteopathic medicine degrees. Carey continues to produce graduates who excel in scholarship, leadership and service. Campuses are located in Hattiesburg, Biloxi, and New Orleans. Designated as one of “America’s Best College Buys” for the second consecutive year, the ranking honors Carey for its impressive ACT scores and high school grade point averages of incoming freshmen. Both are above the national average, while the cost of tuition is below the national average for private colleges. WCU Carey Scholars, freshmen who meet stringent scholastic criteria, receive 30 hours of tuition per year and a room waiver. Other accolades include being named a “Military Friendly School” and being named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, 208 Here’s Hattiesburg!

which recognized the university for exemplary community service.  Reaching out to a global community, WCU has signed an agreement with two universities in China establishing teaching and learning exchange programs for educators and students from both countries. Other international travel opportunities include a study program in Spain, travel classes to Biblical lands, and mission trips to Peru, Africa, Canada, and other countries. The Baptist Student Union routinely reaches out to the community by offering apartment ministries that include tutoring programs and recreational activities. In addition, the BSU sponsors HubServe volunteer projects, and home and foreign mission efforts. The BSU received the Courts Redford Award for Excellence from the North American Mission Board for sending student missionaries to sites in the U.S. and abroad. The new College of Osteopathic Medicine opened in August 2010 with an inaugural class of 110. Staffed by 27 full and part-time faculty,

the medical college is one of 26 such institutions in the United States. Doctors of osteopathic medicine (D.O.s) focus on a system of diagnosis and treatment that considers the whole person. Training of D.O.s emphasizes primary care areas of family medicine, internal medicine, OBGYN and emergency medicine. The new Joe and Virginia Tatum Theatre was dedicated in October 2010 with the first production in the new building held following the ceremony. The theatre features a catwalk, high ceilings and a serving area for dinner theatre. The nationally recognized theatre produces three major plays and a series of student directed one acts during the academic year and the Carey Dinner Theatre in the summer. Since 1995 several Carey productions have been honored by the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival with performances at the state and regional festivals. Continued Next Page


William Carey University’s performance of Wait Until Dark. Photo submitted by WCU Theatre.

The new $14 million Tradition Campus opened in August 2009 in Harrison County on Hwy 67. Phase I includes administrative and classroom buildings which house nursing labs, a student lounge, library, computer lab, classrooms, and offices. The Tradition Campus was honored with a Mississippi Associated Builders and Contractors Award for Excellence in Construction. A new wing to the Joseph and Nancy Fail School of Nursing was dedicated in 2008. The Hattiesburg nursing school addition features a 104-seat auditorium, and state of the art classrooms, study rooms, offices and conference area. The nursing program maintains an impressive pass rate on the NCLEX-RN examination, which provides licensure for nurses. Dedicated in 2009, the Sarah Ellen Gillespie Museum of Art houses more than 600 works by Mississippi artists. Ms. Gillespie, a long-time patron of the arts, collected the art over six decades. It is the most complete collection in existence of 20th century art works by Mississippians. The collection features artists such as Walter Anderson, Kate Freeman Clark, William Hollingsworth, Theora Hamblett, Karl Wolfe, Wyatt Waters and Ethel Wright Mohamed.

The museum also hosts special exhibits organized to research ways the and related cultural programming. institution can conserve energy and The Lucile Parker Gallery houses help the environment, offers ecothree collections: the Lucile Parker friendly information to students, faculty Collection, the Dr. Larry H. Day and staff and organizes recycling Collection, and the William Carey drives. Other initiatives include Collection. Named for Miss Lucile using environmentally safe cleaning Parker, chair of the art department products, installing additional trash and a Mississippi artist known for her cans around campus, and monitoring botanical drawings, paintings, and climate thermostats. portrait work, the gallery features local, The university offers twelve interstate, and nationally known artists collegiate sports and makes the throughout the year. Both galleries are transition in 2010 to the Southern located on the Hattiesburg campus. States Athletic Conference (SSAC), Preserving the culture and history now one of the most comprehensive significant to Carey is an important and talented NAIA conferences in the priority. Donnell Hall, which houses the nation. The SSAC includes institutions Center for the Study of the Life and from Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Work of William Carey, is a museum Tennessee, and South Carolina. and research facility. The exhibition 2010 marks the addition of men’s includes original letters from the “Father and women’s cross country and of Modern Missions,” William Carey, women’s golf to the established sports his childhood spelling dictionary, rare of men’s and women’s basketball, Indian botanical prints, coins, medals baseball, softball, men’s and women’s and stamps associated with Carey, soccer, men’s golf and men’s and and a large collection of Serampore women’s tennis. In 2009, Carey Bibles and other books. The center’s produced nationally ranked teams, website (www.wmcarey.edu/carey) has received international acclaim.  conference championships and As a vital part of Hattiesburg, national tournament appearances by the university has committed itself several sports. Many of the studentto cleaning up and maintaining the athletes and coaches were honored for environment. The Green Committee,

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their individual athletic and academic abilities. Carey’s intercollegiate program participates in the NAIA Champions of Character Initiative and strives to exemplify the core values of respect, integrity, sportsmanship, servant leadership and responsibility. Dr. Tommy King has served as president since April 2007. Under his leadership Carey has experienced remarkable growth in enrollment, established the College of Osteopathic Medicine, finalized exchange agreements with Continued Next Page

Faculty and students from the biology and chemistry departments perform a soap making demonstration for the Student Activies Fair.

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two Chinese universities and constructed a new campus in Biloxi and seven new buildings on the Hattiesburg campus. Carey offers baccalaureate degrees in the areas of arts and letters, education, natural and behavioral sciences, business, religion, music, and nursing. Masters degrees are offered in business administration, education, counseling psychology, music education, nursing, biomedical science, English, mathematics, and a specialist in higher education administration. The doctor of osteopathic medicine is also offered.

William Carey Baseball, William Carey presents some exciting NAIA sports action.

William Carey University’s performance of Wait Until Dark. Photo submitted by WCU Theatre.

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PEARL RIVER COMMUNITY COLLEGE where your future begins!

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earl River Community College, one of the oldest community colleges in the nation and the oldest in Mississippi, has a history of leadership in providing quality higher education in Mississippi. With the main campus in Poplarville, the Forrest County Center in Hattiesburg and the Hancock County Center in Waveland, PRCC provides academic transfer for students seeking their first two years of study leading g to a bachelor’s degree, as well as career-technical training to prepare students for the workforce. Throughout our campuses, students find a learning community that is alive with high technology, educational innovation and personal enrichment, all at an affordable cost. Whether students are seeking an associate’s degree or a bachelor’s degree, they can take the first two years at Pearl River. Students can choose from among more than 40 academic programs, all taught by highly qualified instructors. Many courses are also offered through Internet distance learning. In addition, technical courses offer an Associates Degree in Applied Science, usually after two years. Most career courses also offer a certificate of completion for mastering a core curriculum usually within one year. Here are just a few facts about Pearl River Community College: PRCC maintains a small studentto-teacher ratio, which encourages individual instruction both in and outside the classroom. PRCC provides a variety of scholarship opportunities, including academic, service and foundation scholarships. PRCC sports a winning tradition in intercollegiate athletic programs, including football, men’s and women’s basketball, soccer, baseball and softball. PRCC offers numerous clubs and organizations, along with intramural 212 Here’s Hattiesburg!

activities, as experiences to enhance student education. PRCC’s Spirit of the River marching band, String of Pearls dance team, RiverRoad show choir, The Voices ensemble and the Pearl River Singers are among the best in the state. And remember, students can work full time and still complete their first two years of college. PRCC offers a wide range of classes at night and on the weekend. Campus life While education is taken very seriously at Pearl River Community College, classroom work is only one part of the rewarding experience of college life. For many students, the first step away from home is made as a dorm resident, adjusting to all the new freedoms and responsibilities of adulthood. With a combination of new dorms and renovated historic buildings, along with a concerned campus police force, PRCC’s dorm policies are tailored to make that transition easier. Life at college should also be fun, and at Pearl River, we have a strong student activities program which sponsors dances, movies, intramural competitions ranging from chess to flag football, and other social events. We also have a large number of very active professional and social organizations, in the Phi Theta Kappa international honor society, Phi Beta Lambda for business students, Skills USA, the Baptist Student Union, Catholic Youth Association, Wesley Foundation and the campus newspaper, The Drawl. While most of our students come from our six-county district - Forrest, Hancock, Jefferson Davis, Lamar, Marion and Pearl River - students from all across Mississippi attend PRCC. One of the nicest experiences a

student has a Pearl River Community College is making new friends - the kind that will last a lifetime. New construction Almost five years after Hurricane Katrina tore through the PRCC campus, construction is finally underway on buildings to replace those lost to the storm -  a 108-bed men’s residence hall to replace a 60-bed dormitory damaged by Katrina and an addition to historic Moody Hall where the storm demolished the auditorium.                      The two-story dorm will feature suite-style rooms, including two handicapped-accessible rooms, a three-bedroom, two-bath apartment for the residence director and common areas on both floors. The first floor of the Moody Hall addition will provide an art display area along with music classrooms and studios. Speech and theater classrooms, offices and a conference room will be on the second floor. The third floor will house art studios, classrooms and offices. Both building are expected to be open by the fall 2011 semester. Enrollment report Enrollment for the fall 2010 semester peaked at 5,469 students, a 5.5 percent increase over the previous year. Spring 2011 enrollment stands at 4,902 students, up 2.1 percent over spring 2010. Spring enrollment historically dips below the fall semester figure. After the first full week of spring semester classes, 2,341 students were enrolled at the Poplarville campus, 1,827 at the Forrest County Center and 277 at the Hancock Center in Waveland. Many courses can be taken on-line or in a hybrid format, which combines classroom and on-line work. More than 1,300 students enrolled in one or more on-line courses for the spring semester. Continued Next Page


Science Foundation. Workforce Education provided aid and assistance to the Hancock County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) immediately following Hurricane Katrina. The Hancock EOC had a Georgraphical Information System (GIS) set up to provide navigation and guidance to those providing emergency services, such as search and rescue teams. Together with the WIN Job Centers, computer training especially geared toward those seeking employment is offered by PRCC.   Main Campus: 101 U.S. Highway 11 North, Poplarville, MS 39470. Forrest County Center: 5448 U.S. Highway 49 South, Hattiesburg, MS 3940 Workforce education 601 554-5505 Plans by Stion Inc., announced Woodall Advanced Technology Center: shortly after the first of the year, to 906 Sullivan Drive, open a solar panel manufacturing Hattiesburg, MS 3940 plant in Hattiesburg pushed PRCC’s 601-554-4667 Workforce Education division to the Hancock Center: forefront. 454 U.S. Highway 90, Suite D, PRCC will be instrumental in Waveland, MS 39576 screening prospective employees for President: the California-based company and Dr. William A. Lewis will provide training for those hired. PRCC also is providing temporary office space for Stion officials at the Lowrey A. Woodall Advanced Technology Center. Putting together industry-specific training is a primary function of Workforce Education. “We do it all the time, based on a particular employer’s needs,” said Dr. Scott Alsobrooks, PRCC Workforce PRCC’s commitment to student support increased in the fall 2010 semester with the opening of the Student Success Center on the Poplarville campus. Funded by a $2 million Title III federal grant, the center provides a learning lab and one-onone counseling and advisement for students as well as monthly workshops. “The college serves the community in multiple ways,” said PRCC President William Lewis. “Our mission focuses on the preparation of students who seek undergraduate degrees in professional fields, workforce preparation for those who seek to gain skills and knowledge to carry directly into the workplace upon graduation; and on-going workforce training for those already employed in business, industry and government.”

Enrollment: 4,902 (three campuses) Counties in district: Forrest, Hancock, Jefferson Davis, Lamar, Marion and Pearl River Year college opened: 1909 Vice President for Instruction: Dr. John Grant Dean of Student Services: Dr. Adam Breerwood Athletic Director: Richard Mathis Public Relations Director: Chuck Abadie   Pearl River Community College Poplarville Main number....................601 403-1000 Recruitment..................... 601 403_1197 Admissions........................ 601 403_1214 Finanical aid.................... 601 403_1029 GED....................................601 403-1098 Forrest County Center Main number....................601 554-5500 Dean..................................601 554-5505 Education director...........601 554-5560 Adult education...............601 554-5551 GED....................................601 554-5551 Workforce education......601 554-5547 Allied health programs....601 554-5500 Hancock Center Main number....................228 467-2761 Check us out at www.prcc.edu

Education director. The Stion project is the latest of several partnerships bringing needed training to South Mississippi. The construction equipment operators’ program is turning out graduates needed throughout the area and the utility lineman technology program is training people to move into an industry that is seeing its experienced workers nearing retirement. The Hattiesburg-Forrest County Industrial Park Commission donated 22 acres to PRCC for the lineman program. The acreage near the Lowery A. Woodall Advanced Technology Center in Hattiesburg provides rooms for a field lab where students learn to put up utility poles, install equipment and run wires. The program is operating on a three-year grant of $450,000 from the National Here’s Hattiesburg! 213


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stablished in 1976, Presbyterian Christian School (PCS) has a distinguished reputation for a superior college prepa­ ratory program within a Christian intellectual, social, and moral framework. Operating on three campuses with just under 1,000 students, PCS offers an extensive and challenging academic program, including a full range of Advanced Place­ ment (AP), Dual Credit, and Honors courses, a competitive interscholastic athletic program, modern technology and fine arts. Our passionate commitment to excellence is reflected by a 100% college admittance rate for our graduates. PCS graduates have been admitted to top colleges and universities including Air Force Academy, Belhaven College, Brown University, Duke University, Emory University, Georgia Tech University, Millsaps College, Mississippi College, Mississippi State University, University of Florida, University of Mississippi, University of Southern Mississippi, and 214 Here’s Hattiesburg!

Vanderbilt University to name a few. In the last five years PCS graduates have been offered scholarships and other financial aid totaling over $15.7 million, which amounts to $55,000 per student. Since the year 2000, PCS has been blessed with 25 National Merit Scholars. Presbyterian Christian School offers a comprehensive sports program and competes with other schools in the AAA divi­ sion of the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools. Students may participate in junior varsity and varsity football, junior varsity and varsity girls’ and boys’ basketball, girls’ and boys’ soccer, track and cross country, swimming, baseball, softball, tennis and golf. PCS choral and visual art students have won numerous state awards. The drama and music departments continue to entertain us and the community with fine productions including but not limited to Oklahoma, Little Women, Yankee Doodle Dandy and Grease.

The achievement of our students is a tribute to the outstanding faculty at PCS.With enthusiasm, energy, creativity, and individual attention, PCS teach­ers seek to ignite the spark of curiosity in every student. Equally important, they inspire our students to a love of God, truth, wisdom, goodness and beauty. The Lord has blessed PCS with an experienced, highly degreed, and certified teaching staff. Our faculty has an average of over 15 years experience, with over 43% having earned advanced degrees (masters, doctorates). For more information about Presbyterian Christian School, you may contact Dr. Allen Smithers, Headmaster, at 601-582-4956; Mr. Scott Griffith, Elementary Principal at 601268-3867; Mr. Chip Jones, High School Principal at 601-582-4956; or Mrs. Kathy McKellar, Director of Preschool at 601-450-0189.


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ounded in 1900 by the Sisters of Mercy, Sacred Heart Catholic School of Hattiesburg enjoys a long history steeped in tradition, service and scholarship. For over 100 years, Sacred has provided to the Hattiesburg community a competitive coeducational, collegeprep Catholic education stressing active learning in a faith-based environment. Sacred Heart prides itself on its strong academic reputation focused on preparing students for college. Our students score above the national average on all standardized tests, with our elementary school in the top 20% and our high in the top 10% in the country. The class of 2009’s average ACT was 24, while the class of 2010 average ACT is 29. In the fall of 2010 Sacred Heart Catholic High School students in 7th-12th grades moved onto its new campus at 510 West Pine Street, the former First Baptist Church building. With over 90,000 square feet, the high school has ample room to expand. With this move, the

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elementary school with students in PreKindergarten through 6th grade also has room to grow. Many advanced and A.P. classes are offered at the high school level, as well as Latin, French and Spanish. Students also have the opportunity to participate on the state-championship Mock Trial teams and nationally recognized Speech and Debate teams. Students also write for the student newspaper and the Literary Magazine and participate in student government. Sacred Heart Catholic School is in the Diocese of Biloxi, and is fully accredited by the Mississippi State Department of Education and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (AdvancEd). With the combinations of small class sizes, masterful and caring teachers, enthusiastic students, and an ambitious curriculum, success is ensured. I am an Artist The Arts are alive and well at Sacred Heart Catholic School. They are an essential part of the curriculum, incorporating an opportunity for creative expression through music, band, dance, drama, choir, painting, sculpture and ceramics.

Sacred Heart is one of approximately 50 schools in the State of Mississippi to receive the Whole Schools Initiative grant from The Mississippi Arts Commission, allowing our teachers to use the arts as a vehicle promoting a higher quality of instruction and learning for all students in all areas of the curriculum. I am an Athlete The purpose of our athletic program is to instill in our student athletes the Christian values and attitudes of sportsmanship, teamwork, respect and dedication. Stepping onto campus one will see the royal blue and white of the Sacred Heart Crusaders. See the school spirit at a hard-fought varsity soccer game, a girls’ volleyball tournament, or other exciting athletic competitions. Our athletic program has grown to offer students 12 varsity-level sports which include football, cross country, swim team, volleyball, soccer, basketball, golf, tennis, softball and baseball. Cheerleading and Dance Team round out the many extra-curriculars offered. I am a Christian Sacred Heart Catholic School provides opportunities for each student to deepen his or her relationship with Christ and with other members of the Christian community. The religion classes in both the elementary and high schools teach concerns for the individual, service to the community and caring for others. Community service is performed to broaden students’ views and to make them aware of the needs around them. It is through the hours spent giving service that students share the church’s ministry of working for justice and peace. Sacred Heart welcomes students from all ethnic, religious and social backgrounds. Our programs are based upon a shared sense of respect for the contributions of every student. The presence of students from other faiths and backgrounds provides a wonderful diversity to the school. We are Sacred Heart Catholic School. As both our elementary and high school programs grow, we remain committed to provide the best education possible to our students. For over 100 years, we have given our students a foundation for a life of leadership and success. We are recognized as a school marked by our respect for the individual, excellence in academics, service to the community, and a faith that is focused on justice. In all those associated with us, our school community ignites an energy of spirit and pride that will last a lifetime. Come and see for yourself.


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s a ministry of Central Baptist Church, Dr. C.R. Williams, former Pastor Emeritus, founded Central Baptist School (CBS) in 1962. Through the years, the school has provided a fully-graded academic program as well as solid courses in Biblical studies in which students may grow academically and spiritually. The kindergarten and elementary classes use the A Beka Book curriculum, which emphasizes a strong phonics base for the lower grades. We have found that not only do our students learn to read well but also achieve consistently higher S.A.T. scores than the average norm. Our 7th-12th grade academic curriculum (primarily A Beka Book) offers college preparatory courses and meets all of the science, English, history, math, and elective requirements of the university standards. As a member of the Mississippi Association of Christian Schools (MACS), CBS students compete in areas of academics, music art, Bible and platform. As a member of the Gulf Coast Christian Conference (GCCC), our athletes compete in volleyball, flag football, and basketball. Central Baptist School is located on U.S. Highway 49 South in Hattiesburg, MS. Visitors are welcome. Tours can be arranged by calling the Administrator at 601-544-0161.

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Heritage UMC Preschool

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ince opening our doors seventeen years ago, Heritage Preschool has provided a loving and nurturing environment for little ones. We work hard to meet the individual needs of each child and do all that we can to help them develop socially, emotionally, spiritually, intellectually, and physically to their fullest potential. Licensed by the State Department of Health, our preschool teachers receive continuing education to ensure knowledge of the latest research in early childhood development. We believe that children learn best by having “hands-on” experiences. We also believe learning should be tailored to each child’s needs and interests. For this reason, we use thematic units to introduce and explore different concepts. Each part of our curriculum includes Mississippi Early Learning Guidelines for children. Music, art,

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Our times of operation are Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. -- 12:00 noon. We also offer an optional lunch program from 12:00 p.m. -- 1:00 p.m. For more information about Heritage Preschool, you may contact Cara Buffington, Preschool Director, at 601-261-3358. Photo submitted by Linda Power

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outside playtime, and Bible stories are incorporated into our daily schedule. We are blessed at Heritage to have tremendous parental support. We have an “open door” policy and parents are welcome to come visit any time! We couldn’t do all we have planned for our preschoolers without their help and support.


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enedict Day School opened with seven children in August 2008 and has now grown to over 50 children from grades kindergarten through sixth grade. BDS’ curriculum is specially designed for highly capable learners in a Christian environment.  At BDS, students have the opportunity to learn with their intellectual peers in an atmosphere that nurtures their natural curiosity and thirst for knowledge.  An emphasis on the development of creativity, critical and analytical thinking, problem solving, and the exploration of relationships between concepts is central to learning at BDS.  The teachers use a

broad array of teaching resources, provide students with opportunities for both individual and small group instruction, and incorporate hands-on, experiential learning throughout the curriculum. Parents are very involved in developing the concepts for each month and participating in regular programs and visits.   Benedict Day School’s K-6 Grade Program Features: A challenging, integrated, concept-based curriculum that allows students to make connections and explore topics in depth. Projects that encourage creativity, problem solving and the development of critical thinking skills. Experiential learning that allows students to learn by doing. Academic skills at an appropriate pace for each learner. Small classes of 13 or fewer students. A supportive, caring, community where individual gifts are celebrated. Specialty classes of Music, Visual Art, Art and Music History, Spanish and Physical Education.

Benedict Day School does not discriminate due to race, ethnicity, or creed. Benedict Day School 27 Veritas Lane Sumrall, MS 39482

Those interested in learning more about Benedict Day School may visit our website at www.benedictdayschool.com or call 601-450-4413 to make an appointment for a tour. Here’s Hattiesburg! 219


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o meet the changes of the incredible pace of the global and the modern American lifestyle, the Hattiesburg Public School District has been adapting programs to meet the challenges. Under the leadership of Superintendent Dr. Annie Wimbish, the Hattiesburg Public School District (HPSD) is continuing its push to improve its academic achievements and its contributions to the lives of its students and the community. The Hattiesburg Public School District is committed to helping its students reach the highest level of success. HPSD’S Advanced Academic Opportunities programs challenges students at a higher academic level. Also, HPSD has programs to help students who need academic assistance. The HPSD schools feature PreAdvanced Placement courses at the middle school, 13 Advanced Placement courses at the high school, the gifted program beginning in elementary school, and the Dual Enrollment Program allowing students to earn college credit at Hattiesburg High School.

The Hattiesburg Public School District is committed to providing its students every opportunity to gain the knowledge and skills to compete in a global society. They try to make Technology Integration a central part of the curriculum, giving students exposure to new and changing technologies at every level. Whether it's Interactive White Boards in the classrooms, laptop carts and wireless networks, video conferences via Voice-Over IP Phones, the injection molding in its Polymer Science Program--the ability to adapt with changing technology will allow students to grasp the core concepts and applications of whatever new system they encounter. HPSD’s partnership with USM in Polymer Science is a great example of the beneficial value of the Technology Integration program. HPSD has a nationally recognized Forensics Department with numerous regional and national awards. The HHS Forensics Team (named the top program in the state by the National Forensics League) provides experiences in Theater, Debate, Mock Trial, Youth Congress, and Community Service. Their alums can be found in award winning musicals on Broadway, as District Attorneys, as CEO's, as musicians for the Grammy Awards,

and they even had an alum in the Mississippi Lieutenant Governor's Office! The Music in Education programs are another example of how Hattiesburg Public Schools offers its student creative educational opportunities. Hattiesburg Public Schools offers music education at every level from elementary school all the way through high school. Music education helps the students better grasp concepts of math and science, it gives them tangible examples of historical significance, and it helps them develop social skills. The HPSD’s Music Education Program features choral music, show choirs, marching band, jazz band, and many orchestral opportunities with the Strings program. HPSD’s partnership with USM on the Strings program sends Southern Miss Symphony Orchestra members to HPSD schools a few times a year to help instruct Strings students. By increasing opportunities through curriculum and extra-curricular activities, the Hattiesburg Public School District is giving its student the skills and ability to learn and adapt in the ever-changing landscape of the modern global economy.

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public schools SCHOOL DISTRICTS IN FORREST COUNTY FORREST AGRICULTURAL SCHOOL DISTRICT FORREST COUNTY AGRICULTURAL HIGH SCHOOL 215 Old US Hwy 49 E Brooklyn, MS 39425.......601-582-4741 FORREST AGRICULTURAL SCHOOL DISTRICT 215 Old US Hwy 49 E Brooklyn, MS 39425.......601-582-4102

FORREST COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT DIXIE ATTENDANCE CENTER 790 Elk Lakes Rd. Dixie, MS 39401..............601-582-4890 EARL TRAVILLION ATTENDANCE CENTER 316 Travillion Dr. Hattiesburg, MS 39401....601-584-9303 NORTH FORREST ATTENDANCE CENTER 702 Eatonville Road Hattiesburg, MS 39401....601-584-6466 NORTH FORREST JR./SR. HIGH SCHOOL 693 Eatonville Rd. Hattiesburg, MS 39401....601-545-9304 RAWLS SPRINGS ATTENDANCE CENTER 10 Archie Smith Rd. Rawls Springs, MS 39455 ..................................601-268-2217 SOUTH FORREST ATTENDANCE CENTER 8 Burborne Street Brooklyn, MS 39425.......601-545-7714 FORREST COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT P.O. Box 1977 Hattiesburg, MS 39403....601-545-6055 Continued Next Page 222 Here’s Hattiesburg!


public schools SCHOOL DISTRICTS IN FORREST COUNTY HATTIESBURG SCHOOL DISTRICT LILLIE BURNEY ELEMENTARY (K-6) 901 Ida Street Hattiesburg, MS 39401....601-582-5291 GRACE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (K-6) 2207 West Seventh St. Hattiesburg, MS 39401....601-583-0662 G.L.HAWKINS ELEMENTARY (K-6) 526 Forest Street Hattiesburg, MS 39401....601-583-4311 ROWAN ELEMENTARY 500 M.L.K. Drive Hattiesburg, MS 39401.....601-583-0960 W.I. THAMES (K-6) 2900 Jamestown Rd. Hattiesburg, MS 39401....601-582-6655 F.B. WOODLEY (K-6) 2600 O’Ferrall St. Hattiesburg, MS 39401....601-583-8112 HATTIESBURG HIGH SCHOOL 301 Hutchinson Hattiesburg, MS 39401....601-544-0811 N.R. BURGER MIDDLE SCHOOL (7-8) 174 W.S.F. Tatum Dr. Hattiesburg, MS 39401....601-582-0536 MARY BETHUNE ALTERNATIVE CENTER 610 Dumas Ave. Hattiesburg, MS 39401....601-584-6311 HATTIESBURG PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT P.O. Box 1569, 301 Mamie Street Hattiesburg, MS 39403....601-584-6283

PETAL SCHOOL DISTRICT PETAL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 1179 Highway 42 East Petal, MS 39465......601-582-7454 W.L. SMITH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 400 Hillcrest Loop Petal, MS 39465.............601-584-7660 PETAL MIDDLE SCHOOL 104 Old Richton Road Petal, MS 39465..............601-584-6301 PETAL HIGH SCHOOL 1145 Hwy 42 T Petal, MS 39465..............601-583-3538 PETAL SCHOOL DISTRICT 104 Central Ave. Petal, MS 39465..............601-545-3002 Continued Next Page Here’s Hattiesburg! 223


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SCHOOL DISTRICTS IN LAMAR COUNTY

LAMAR COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT

PURVIS LOWER ELEMENTARY 5976 US Hwy 11 Purvis, MS 39475............601-794-3302

BAXTERVILLE SCHOOL 5531 Hwy. 13 Lumberton, MS 39455... (601) 796-4483

PURVIS UPPER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 310 Mitchell Avenue Purvis, MS 39475...........601-794-2959

OAK GROVE PRIMARY ELEMENTARY 70 Leaf Lane Hattiesburg, MS 39402...601-264-9764 OAK GROVE LOWER ELEMENTARY 1762 Old Hwy. 24 Hattiesburg, MS 39402...601-268-3862 OAK GROVE UPPER ELEMENTARY 1760 Old Hwy. 24 Hattiesburg, MS 39402...601-264-6771 OAK GROVE MIDDLE SCHOOL 2543 Old Hwy. 24 Hattiesburg, MS 39402...601-264-2822 OAK GROVE HIGH SCHOOL 5198 Old Hwy. 24 Hattiesburg, MS 39402...601-264-7232 SUMRALL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 198 Todd Rd. Sumrall, MS 39482........601-758-4289 SUMRALL MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL Center St. Sumrall, MS 39482........601-758-4730

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PURVIS MIDDLE SCHOOL 220 School St. Purvis, MS 39475...........601-794-1068 PURVIS HIGH SCHOOL 220 School St. Purvis, MS 39475...........601-794-6221 LAMAR COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT 300 North St. Purvis, MS 39475...........601-794-1030

LUMBERTON SCHOOL DISTRICT LUMBERTON HIGH SCHOOL (7-12) (Separate Building for 7-8) 7920 S. Hwy. 11 Lumberton, MS 39455......601-796-2451 LUMBERTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (1-6) 7922 S. Hwy. 11 Lumberton, MS 39455......601-796-3721

LUMBERTON SCHOOL DISTRICT 107 E 10th Ave Lumberton, MS.................601-796-2441


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Alpha Christian School 1101 N Main St................. 601-583-3144 Charlyn’s Watch Me Grow Childcare 404 Cox Ave...................... 601-264-2546 Crayon College 16 Courtland Dr................. 601-264-1195 Creative Kids 205 Methodist Hospital Blvd Hattiesburg........................ 601-268-5220 330 Hegwood Rd............... 601-268-9293 Early Years Children’s Ctr. 201 S 23rd Ave................. 601-582-8631 Early Years Children’s Ctr. 206 S 30th Ave................. 601-264-5054 Faith Roots Preschool 2184 Old Hwy 24.............. 601-602-4804 Family YMCA The 3719 Veterans Memorial Dr Hattiesburg........................ 601-583-4000 Family YMCA-Gandy Ctr. 2201 S 28th Avenue Ext... 601-268-0808 Grace Community Schools 30 Pioneer Rd S................. 601-264-3992 Grant’s Child Care Ctr. 417 Eatonville Rd.............. 601-584-0906 Guiding Light Learning Ctr. 183 Old Airport Rd............ 601-544-9222 Hawkins Early Headstart Ctr. 526 Forrest St................... 601-582-8856 Heritage Pre-School, 3 Baracuda Dr. (Just off Hwy 98 W).......... 601-261-3358 Howard Christian Children Ctr. 410 Southern Ave.............. 601-582-7796 Just Like Home Child Care LLC 13 Johnson Rd.................. 601-543-0630 Kangaroo Pouch 115 Sandy Run Rd............ 601-261-0782 Kid’s Inc 337 N 25th Ave................. 601-336-7124 339 N 25th Ave................. 601-602-4684 Land Of Make Believe Day Care 11 Shoreline Blvd.............. 601-264-9977 M & M Learning Factory 30 Town Ctr. Sq................. 601-336-6757 Mt. Olive Baptist Church 110 Everett St................... 601-582-5136 Myers Childcare 1101 Dabbs St.................. 601-583-4300 Myers Preschool 412 J C Killingsworth Dr... 601-545-9299 N. E. E. D. S. II Child Care Ctr 166 Old Airport Rd............ 601-544-5500

Oak Grove Learning Ctr. 2561 Old Highway 24....... 601-264-4609 Over The Rainbow Daycare Ctr. 216 S 21st Ave.................. 601-545-3080 Parkway Heights United Meth. Church 2420 Hardy St................... 601-544-7873 River Of Life Preschool 6837 Hwy 98 W................ 601-268-0246 Surehouse Learning Ctr. 119 Broadway Dr.............. 601-583-6900 Top Tots Day Care Ctr. 420 Williams St................. 601-582-8677 True Light Creative Learning Ctr. 840 N Main St................... 601-583-8709 Univ. Of So. Miss. Child Care Ctr. 3400 Morningside Dr......... 601-266-5294

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Head Start E 5th Ave, Lumberton....... 601-796-3113 Kids Kampus Daycare 907 W Main Ave, Lumberton......................... 601-796-4208

PETAL

Family YMCA The 547 Hillcrest Loop, Petal... 601-583-9399 Main Street Station 208 S Main St, Petal.......... 601-544-0810 Play School Child Care Ctr. 108 Valley Dr, Petal........... 601-544-4018

PURVIS

Be A Kid Childcare Ctr. 70 Logaras Cir, Purvis....... 601-794-6320 Happy Memories Child Care Ctr. Yellow Brick Road Day Care Ctr. 285 Shattles Loop, Brooklyn............................ 601-583-0616 52 E Sunset Dr, Purvis...... 601-794-8842

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Catholic, Lutheran, Presbyterian, Pentecostal, AME, Seventh Day Adventist, Mormon, Church of God, Church of Christ, Christian Science, Nazarene, Jehovah’s Witnesses, CME and several independent churches. You should be able to find a church within your denomination or, you will he Hattiesburg area is home to be able to investigate a wide variety around 40 different Christian denomi- of worship experiences available to nations, Islamic center and a Jewish you as move into the area. synagogue. The Baptist churches Churches or synagogues in the represent the greatest amount of Hattiesburg area offer a worship churches in the area but there are location most importantly but they Episcopalian, Methodist, Roman also offer something more. There is

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a sense of belonging and identity that comes from finding one’s spiritual home. You will find that when you talk to people. Where you go to church or where others go to church is many times a topic of conversation. You’ll probably hear that more in this area than other areas of the country. You’re right in the middle of the Bible Belt and that defines many people’s lives here. Religion runs deep here in Forrest and Lamar counties. We hope you will find your worship home if you so wish.

The Labyrinth at the Episcopal Church of the Ascension

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Amorites in whose land you are living; but as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.” Joshua 24:15 The Very Reverend Dr. Susan Bear, Rector, The Episcopal Church of the Ascension

Local Clergy Favorite Bible Verses


Westminster Presbyterian Church

St. Thomas Catholic Church

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ples saw him walking on the lake, they were terrified. "It's a ghost," they said, and cried out in fear.

Heritage United Methodist Church

27But Jesus immediately said to them: "Take courage! It is I. Don't be afraid.

Matthew 14: 26-27 (NIV) New International Version

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Trust in th e Lord wit h all thy heart a nd lean no t on thin e ow n u n d e rs ta n d ing. Ack nowledg e Him in a ll thy wa ys, and He shall dire ct thy path s.

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Proverbs 3:

Trinity Episcopal Church

1 Peter 4:10

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ers, faithfu lly a d m in is te rin g G o d ’s g ra c e in it s va ri o us forms.”

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Carterville Baptist Church

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Parkway Heights UM Church

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transportation Hattiesburg - Laurel Regional Airport

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outh Mississippi’s gateway to the world, the Hattiesburg - Laurel Regional Airport, serves a ten-county region from its convenient location just off of Interstate 59 between Hattiesburg and Laurel Mississippi. The Airport models the concept of the "Airport City" a self-sufficient entity, offering both commercial and general air service. In addition, the Airport has created a unique approach to business by combining air service with an attractive Business Park with amenities such as an 18-hole golf course. Hattiesburg-Laurel Regional Airport has become a principal transportation hub for southeastern Mississippi. Located approximately 10 miles from Hattiesburg and 23 miles from Laurel, the Airport provides the region’s commercial, charter and private aviation services offering the finest in air travel services, facilities and amenities. With direct interstate highway access from both Hattiesburg and Laurel, air travel is easy and troublefree. Travelers can select from a number of daily departures with connections to many U.S. cities and foreign countries. The Airport’s 6,500-foot lighted runway can easily handle aircraft as large as the Boeing 757 airliner and most military transport aircraft. The terminal offers complete baggage handling and utilizes metal detector/x-ray equipment for security screening.

Available Airlines:

Delta 1002 Terminal Dr. Moselle, MS 39459 (601) 545-3111/649-2444 Fax: (601) 545-3155 E-mail: hlra@c-gate.net Website: www.airportcity.com/

Other Area Airports Bobby L. Chain Municipal Airport (HGB) The Bobby L. Chain Municipal Airport (HGB) is a general aviation airport located in the Industrial Park. For more information about services provided, please call (601) 544-8661, or visit their website at www.hattiesburgairport.com/. Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport (GPT) 14035 - L Airport Road, Gulfport, MS 39503 Phone: 228-863-5951, Toll Free: 1-866-4GPTBLX, 1-866-447-8259 Fax: 228-863-5953, Website: www.gulfcoast.org/gpt/ Directions: Take US 49 South from Hattiesburg. The Gulfport-Biloxi Airport is located in Gulfport, one mile South of I-10, Exit 34A, U.S. 49 South. Traveling south on U.S. 49, just follow the signs to the Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport. Available Airlines: Air Tran, ASA/ Delta, Continental/ Continental Express, Northwest. Continued Next Page

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NORTHWEST AIRLINES

Reservations: 1-800-225-252 Website: www.nwa.com

SOUTHWEST AIRLINES

1-800-435-9792 Website: www.iflyswa.com

UNITED AIRLINES

Reservations: 1-800-241-6522 Website: www.united.com

US AIRWAYS

Domestic Reservations: 800-2FLY-AWA, 800-235-9292 International Reservations (Canada & Mexico): 800-363-2597 Website: www.usairways.com

US AIRWAYS

Domestic Reservations: 1-800-428-4322 InternationalReservations: 1-800-622-1015 Website: www.usairways.com

Bus Lines

Jackson International Airport (JAN) 100 International Dr., Jackson, MS 601-939-5631, Website: http://www.jmaa.com Directions: From Hattiesburg, take Hwy. 49 N. to I-20 E. Take I-20 E. to Exit 52, take a left off off-ramp then straight to Jackson International Airport. Available Airlines: American Eagle, ASA, Comair, Continental Express, Delta, Northwest Airlines, Southwest Airlines, United Express and US Airways Express. New Orleans Airport (MSY) 900 Airline Highway, Kenner, LA 70062, (504) 464-0831, Fax: (504) 464-1264 TDD: (504) 463-1057, Website: http://www.flymsy.com Directions: Take I-59 South, Take I-10 West towards New Orleans, Take I-610 West toward New Orleans International Airport; take a right onto Airline Highway. Available Airlines: Air Canada, Air Tran, America West Airlines, American Airlines, Comair, Continental, Delta, Jet Blue, Midwest Express, Northwest, Southwest, Grupa Taca, United, US Airways, Vanguard. 232 Here’s Hattiesburg!

Airline Reservation Numbers & Websites NORTHWEST AIRLINES

(Servicing Hattiesburg-Laurel Regional Airport) Reservations: 1-800-225-2525 Website: www.delta.com

AIR CANADA

Reservations: 1-888-247-2262 Website: www.aircanada.com

AIR TRAN 1-800-AIR-TRAN Website: www.airtran.com

AMERICAN AIRLINES & AMERICAN EAGLE

Reservations: 1-800-433-7300 website: www.aa.com

COMAIR

Reservations: 1-800-221-1212

CONTINENTAL EXPRESS

Reservations: 1-800-525-0280 Website: www.flycontinental.com

DELTA

Domestic: 1-800-221-1212 International: 800-241-4141 Website: www.delta.com/

JET BLUE AIRWAYS

(800) JETBLUE (538-2583) Website: www.jetblue.com

Hub City Area Transit (HART) 1001 South Tipton St. (601) 545-4671 Hub City Transit operates from 6:00 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, except on the following holidays: New Year’s Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. Timetables may be picked up at: Forrest General Hospital, Wesley Medical Center, Hattiesburg City Hall, USM, William Carey College, University Mall or Hub City Transit office. Discounts available (with HCT ID) for seniors, children (5 through high school), and disabled. HCT ID’s available at the office. HART also offers demand-response services; call for info. Greyhound 1-800-231-2222 Website: www.greyhound.com Greyhound has terminals at Hattiesburg 601-271-6500 and Laurel 601-426-2311.

Railways Amtrak 1-800-872-7245 Website: www.amtrak.com With the re-development of the Depot in downtown Hattiesburg as an inter-modal transportation center, the railroad will play a renewed major role in the Hattiesburg region. For right now however, Amtrak has a non-staffed station in Hattiesburg. To board in Hattiesburg you must reserve your trip at least 24 hours in advance on the 800# to get your reservation and boarding code and then pay the conductor. Or, you can use either a travel agent or reserve your trip online www.amtrak.com/.


Bed & Breakfast

Ash-Leah Manor 3885 Veterans Memorial Dr., Hwy. 11, Hattiesburg...601-584-8050 or ...............................601-584-6368 Dunn House Bed & Breakfast 102 Short Bay St., Hattiesburg................601-584-6185 Meador Homestead 6775 US Hwy 49 Hattiesburg................601-268-3236 MobilePhone............601-549-3626 http://www.meadorhomestead.com River Ranch Bed & Breakfast 655 River Road Hattiesburg................601-433-1361 e-mail: info@visitriverranch.com

Motels/Hotels

Baymont Inn 123 Plaza Dr., Hattiesburg................601-264-8380 Best Western 2 Churchill Street, Hattiesburg................601-264-7668 Best Western Northgate Inn 6757 US Hwy 49, Hattiesburg................601-268-8816 Budget Inn 6574 US Hwy 49, Hattiesburg................601-544-3475 Candlewood Suites 9 Gateway Drive......601-264-9666 Comfort Inn University 6541 US Hwy 49, Hattiesburg................601-264-1881 Comfort Suites 122 Plaza Dr., Hattiesburg................601-261-5555 Courtyard by Marriot 119 Grand Dr., Hattiesburg................601-268-3050 Days Inn 111 Thornhill Dr, Hattiesburg................601-268-1151

Dru’s Inn 558 Southgate Rd., Hattiesburg................601-544-6837 Econo Lodge 6655 US Hwy 49, Hattiesburg................601-264-7221 Fairfield Inn by Marriot 173 Thornhill Dr., Hattiesburg................601-296-7777 Hampton Inn 4301 Hardy St., Hattiesburg................601-264-8080 Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites 10 Gateway Dr., Hattiesburg................601-296-0302 Hilton Garden Inn 123 Plaza Dr Hattiesburg.................601-261-3770 Howard Johnson 6553 US Hwy 49, Hattiesburg................601-268-1410 Ramada Inn on the Hill 6595 Hwy. 49 N., Hattiesburg................601-599-2001 Knight’s Inn 900 Broadway Dr., Hattiesburg................601-582-9548 Microtel Inn & Suites 105 Westover Dr. Hattiesburg................601-450-1592 Motel 6 6508 US Hwy 49, Hattiesburg................601-544-6096 Quality Inn & Suites 6511 Highway 49 North, Hattiesburg................601-296-0565 Red Carpet Inn 6528 US Hwy 49, Hattiesburg................601-544-4530 Regency Inn 6518 US Hwy 49 Hattiesburg................601-544-6300

Scottish Inn 6560 US Hwy 49, Hattiesburg................601-582-1211 Sleep Inn 6603 US Hwy 49 Hattiesburg................601-268-1722 Sun Suites 121 West Park Dr., Hattiesburg................601-271-9005 Super 8 Motel 6529 US Hwy 49, Hattiesburg................601-264-2885 Western Motel 3501 Hardy St., Hattiesburg................601-264-0010

RV Parks & Campgrounds Cullens RV Park, (RV’s & tents) 3536 Hwy 49 S, Hattiesburg................601-582-8088 Forrest Co. James Lynn Cartlidge Multi-Purpose Ctr. (RV’s only).................601-583-7500 Little Black Creek Water Park, (RV’s & tents) Lumberton, MS..........800-748-9403 Paul B. Johnson State Park, (RV’s & tents) 15 mi. S. of Hattiesburg................601-582-7721 Quilla’s RV Park, (RV’s only) 558 South Gate Rd., Hattiesburg................601-544-6837 Shady Cove RV Park, (RV’s & tents) 7836 US Hwy 49, Hattiesburg................601-268-1077

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CAMP SHELBY

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amp Shelby has been an important part of the Hattiesburg area since it was first built in 1917 to train Army forces for the First World War. In June 2004, Camp Shelby was once again called upon to train troops headed overseas for deployment and stood up as a Mobilization Station. Its official designation is the Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center. Units from Tennessee, Louisiana, Texas, Illinois, Pennsylvania, California, Alaska, North Carolina, South Carolina, New York, Vermont, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Mississippi and other states have been trained at Camp Shelby for wartime missions in Iraq and Afghanistan. Historically, Camp Shelby has always been ready to serve, training our men and women for service to their country. The post was named in honor of Isaac Shelby, the first Governor of Kentucky and a noted frontiersman and military hero of both the American Revolutionary War and the War of 1812. The first troops to arrive on post after its opening in 1917 were elements of the newly formed 38th Division. Continued Next Page 234 Here’s Hattiesburg!


During the first weeks of the 38th Division’s training, a tornado struck the Camp. The 38th took its name as the “Cyclone Division” from this incident. During WWI, 35,000 troopswere billeted at Camp Shelby. During WWII, over 100,000 troops were billeted and trained at Camp Shelby, which made Camp Shelby the second largest city in the State of Mississippi. Today, the Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center possesses an incredible array of physical resources and assets to accommodate training for all branches of the military. The post spreads out over 135,000 acres including a 16,000-acrededicated impact area. The Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center has its own airfield, a railhead and a large industrial base of logistical support facilities for equipment storage, maintenance and warehousing (MATES). Training resources available at Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center include ranges for rifles, pistols, machine guns, tanks, Bradley Fighting Vehicles, mortars, and field artillery. In addition, Camp Shelby continues to change and adapt to meet the changing needs of the modern American armed forces. There is no other military installation that has the breadth of training facilities that Camp Shelby has. Camp Shelby has a wide variety of commands on the installation. The Regional Training Institute conducts academy-style training for soldiers from all states and commands. The Youth Challenge Program (YCP) annually conducts two six-month cycles of 250 students in each cycle. There are TWO permanent Active Duty U.S. Army brigades based at Camp Shelby, the 177th Armored Brigade and the 158th Infantry Brigade, First Army Division East. The Air National Guard also has a huge presence at Camp Shelby with an Air-to-Ground Firing Range and a 3,500-foot runway adequate to handle C-17 short assault landings and takeoffs. This aerial asset provides yet another facet to Camp Shelby’s considerable versatility as a military training facility. The Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center, with its wide array of assets and its attention towards advancing its considerable capabilities for tomorrow’s soldiers, will continue to be the “Nation’s Most Versatile Training Site.” Here’s Hattiesburg! 235


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etal is a growing, vibrant city known for excellent schools, safe neighborhoods, and a strong community spirit. The Evelyn Gandy Parkway has attracted national chains such as Lowe’s Home Improvement and Chili’s restaurant into the city, while the downtown business district maintains its small-town atmosphere. Petal has a reputation as a familyfriendly city due in large part to its excellent schools. The Petal School District is one of only three districts in the state to be labeled as a top performing “Star” district. Petal High School is consistently one of the top of the rankings of high schools in Mississippi. Once known as the “largest unincorporated town in the United States,” Petal is named for Gladys Petal Polk, the daughter of the area’s first postmaster. The city incorporated in 1974 and annexed additional territory in 2003. Part of the greater-Hattiesburg trade area, Petal has many local stores and restaurants to choose from. Retail surveys show that the City of Petal draws shoppers from Forrest, Jones, and Perry counties. Petal was one of a very few municipalities in South Mississippi to see increases in sales tax revenue over the past year. Recreation and sports are a big part of the Petal community. Petal was named Sports Illustrated’s “Sports Town USA” for Mississippi in 2004. The city has a baseball field and softball fields at the Robert E. Russell Sports Complex, and is beginning construction of four new youth baseball fields

in 2011. A state-of-the-art skate park is also located at the sports complex. When you are looking for a place to put down roots, or just a place to spend the day, Petal is always a great choice. Important Numbers CITY OF PETAL City Hall .................................. 601-545-1776 102 W 8th Ave, Petal, MS 39465 Mayor Hal Marx .................... 601-545-1776 Board of Aldermen .................. 601-545-1776 Alderman At-Large Willie Hinton Ward 1 David Clayton Ward 2 Steve Stringer Ward 3 James Runnels Ward 4 Tony Ducker Judicial Department 149 W 8th Ave .................... 601-582-5351 Recreation .......................... 601-554-5440 Sanitation ................................ 601-544-1522 Street Dept .............................. 601-544-1522 Water & Sewer Water Deposits & Billing 102 W 8th Ave. ................... 601-544-6981

Schools Petal High School .................. 601-583-3538 Petal Middle School ................ 601-584-6301 Petal Elementary ..................... 601-582-7454 W.L. Smith Elementary ........... 601-584-7660 Other Important Numbers Forrest County ........................ 601-545-6000 Petal Chamber of Commerce .. 601-583-3306 Petal Library ........................... 601-584-7610 Emergency ..............................................911

Population 10,799* Housing Median Owner Occupied Value .......$108,100 $300,000+.............................................. 27% $200,000- 299,999 ................................. 1% $100,000- 199,999 ................................ 25% $60,000- 99,999 .................................. 38% $20,000- 59,999 ................................... 30% Less than $20,000 ................................... 5% Educational Attainment Less than 9th Grade................................. 7% 9th to 12th, No Diploma ........................ 13% High School Diploma ............................ 36% Some College, No Degree ...................... 20% Associate Degree ..................................... 6% Bachelor Degree..................................... 12% Graduate or Professional Degree ............. 6% Household Income $75,000 Plus.......................................... 15% $50,000- 74,999 .................................... 22% $35,000- 49,999 .................................... 20% $25,000- 34,999 .................................... 15% $15,000- 24,999 .................................... 18% Under $15,000 ....................................... 10% Median household income ................$47,636 Mean household income ...................$57,668 *Population figure taken from U.S. Census 2008 projections. All other statistics taken from The Area Development Partnership’s compilations for 2007. Percentages were rounded up or down so total per category may add up to over or under 100%.

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umberton has medical and dental clinics and grocery, furniture, auto parts, gifts and restaurants. Lumberton’s High School (9-12) and Elementary School (K-8) have been consistent top performers in academics and competitive sports. The Lumberton School District has invested heavily in putting all segments of the community together to experience success. Lumberton puts on a LumberFest every October to commemorate the many contributions the lumber industry has made to the town. Lumberjack competitions, arts and crafts and food are all part of the big day. Lumberton also benefits recreationally from being close to Little Black Creek Water Park. Lumberton has good road access via I-59, US Hwy. 11 and Mississippi State Hwy. 13. Benefiting from its access is one of the mainstays of Lumberton Industrial Park, Cooper Industries. Important Numbers CITY OF LUMBERTON City Hall .................................. 601-796-8341 107 W Main Ave Lumberton, MS 39455 Mayor Miriam Holder ............. 601-796-7000 Board of Aldermen .................. 601-796-8341 At-Large Alderman Bobby Gibson Ward 1 Alderman Kent Crider Ward 2 Alderman Rebecca Hale Ward 3 Alderman Quincy Rogers Ward 4 Alderman Timothy Johnson City Clerk ................................ 601-796-8341 Public Works Department ....... 601-796-3600 Water Department ................... 601-796-8341 Library 106 E. Main ................ 601-796-4227

Lumberton

Lumberton School District ...... 601-796-2441 Lumberton High School .......... 601-796-2451 Lumberton Elementary .......... 601-796-3721 Lamar County Courthouse ...... 601-796-2460 Emergency ..............................................911

Population 2,748* Housing Median Owner Occupied Value .............................$67,747 $300,000+................................................ 1% $200,000- 299,999 ................................. 1% $100,000- 199,999 ................................ 15% $60,000- 99,999 .................................. 44% $20,000- 59,999 ................................... 35% Less than $20,000 ................................... 3%

Educational Attainment Less than 9th Grade................................. 9% 9th to 12th, No Diploma ........................ 16% High School Diploma ............................ 37% Some College, No Degree ...................... 22% Associate Degree ..................................... 5% Bachelor Degree....................................... 9% Graduate or Professional Degree ............. 3% Household Income $75,000 Plus.......................................... 14% $50,000- 74,999 .................................... 17% $35,000- 49,999 .................................... 14% $25,000- 34,999 .................................... 19% $15,000- 24,999 .................................... 18% Under $15,000 ....................................... 19% Median family income .......................$32,171 Average family income......................$40,477 All other statistics taken from The Area Development Partnership’s compilations for 2007. Percentages were rounded up or down so total per category may add up to over or under 100%. *Population number comes from U.S. Census projection.

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Police Chief: Richard Gibbs Fire Chief: Rex Hartfield Public Works Superintendent: Lee Bush Purvis Middle & High School.. 601-794-2708 Purvis Elementary .................. 601-794-2959 Lamar County ........................ 601-794-8504 Emergency ..............................................911

Population 2,697* Housing Median Owner Occupied Value .............................$74,611 $300,000+................................................ 1% $200,000- 299,999 ................................. 1% $100,000- 199,999 ................................ 22% $60,000- 99,999 .................................. 43% $20,000- 59,999 ................................... 29% Less than $20,000 ................................... 3% Educational Attainment Less than 9th Grade............................... 11% 9th to 12th, No Diploma ........................ 16% High School Diploma ............................ 31% Some College, No Degree ...................... 22% Associate Degree ..................................... 6% Bachelor Degree..................................... 12% Graduate or Professional Degree ............. 3% Household Income $75,000 Plus.......................................... 16% $50,000- 74,999 .................................... 19% $35,000- 49,999 .................................... 25% $25,000- 34,999 .................................... 16% $15,000- 24,999 .................................... 13% Under $15,000 ....................................... 10% Median family income .......................$41,192 Average family income......................$51,010 *All statistics taken from The Area Development Partnership’s compilations for 2007. Percentages were rounded up or down so total per category may add up to over or under 100%.

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eing the county seat for Lamar County and having good highway access makes Purvis attractive. A wide range of stores and services including medical, dental, legal and optical services, groceries, antiques, hardware, restaurants, pharmacies, auto parts stores, clothing, auto dealerships and auto repair are all part of Purvis’ business community. New stores and restaurants have continued to open in Purvis. Purvis public schools are part of the Lamar County School District. All of the schools in Purvis have done well in standardized school tests. The range of activities provided by the schools is extensive ranging from athletic to cultural events. The Pine Creek Golf Course is 238 Here’s Hattiesburg!

a great recreational resource for the city. Also, the Little Black Creek Water Park is only a few miles south of Purvis. The Lamar County Industrial Park is located on the north side of Purvis. With I-59, U.S. Hwy. 11 and Mississippi Hwy. 589, Purvis has good highway access. Important Numbers CITY OF PURVIS City Hall .................................. 601-794-2472 136 Shelby Speights Dr PO Box 308 Purvis, MS 39455 Mayor Roger Herrin ................ 601-794-8700 Board of Aldermen .................. 601-794-2472 At-Large Milton Bourn ........ 601-794-8253 Ward 1 Donna Bielstein ...... 601-794-5574 Ward 2 Vernon Hartfield ..... 601-606-5555 Ward 3 Allen Stuart............. 601-794-4085 Ward 4 John Jordan ........... 601-794-6160 City Clerk ................................ 601-794-2472 Water Dept .............................. 601-794-2472 City Public Works ................... 601-794-8900


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Sumrall

ecause of its close location to Hattiesburg as well as its good road access, along with the small town attributes and good schools, Sumrall is an attractive place to live. The Long Leaf Trace bike trail goes right through Sumrall and has provided a positive economic as well as recreational benefit to the city. Bikers have found Sumrall to be an attractive little town to stop for a lunch or just a break. The schools in Sumrall are good as evidenced by the high performance the Sumrall High School, Sumrall Middle School and Sumrall Elementary School have achieved in standardized tests. The beautiful new Sumrall Elementary School has been a great addition for the city. The Sumrall Bobcat baseball team was undefeated at publication time and was ranked number 12 nationally by ESPN. Although close to Hattiesburg, Sumrall possesses a fairly wide range of businesses itself, including medical and dental clinics, assisted living home, furniture, auto parts, restaurants, gifts and auto repair to mention a few. Sumrall’s industrial park is located off Hwy. 42. Important Numbers CITY OF SUMRALL City Hall .................................. 601-758-3591 4880 Hwy 589 Sumrall, MS 39482 Mayor Gerolene Rayborn ........ 601-758-3591 Board of Aldermen .................. 601-758-3591 Aldermen At Large Jerry Weatherford Ward 1 Shirley Bernard Ward 2 Cecil Coulter Ward 3 Brad Sullivan Ward 4 Darrell G. Hall City Clerk ................................ 601-758-3591 Water Dept. ............................. 601-758-3591 Fire Chief: Tony Pflaum ........................ 601-758-3591 POLICE DEPARTMENT ............ 601-758-3531 Sumrall Middle & High School ......... 601-758-4730 Elementary ......................... 601-758-4289 Lamar County Courthouse ...... 601-758-4818 Emergency ..............................................911

Population 1,225* Housing Median Owner Occupied Value .............................$88,000 $300,000+................................................ 2% $200,000- 299,999 ................................. 9% $100,000- 199,999 ................................ 32% $60,000- 99,999 .................................. 31% $20,000- 59,999 ................................... 19% Less than $20,000 ................................... 7% Educational Attainment Less than 9th Grade................................. 9% 9th to 12th, No Diploma ........................ 11% High School Diploma ............................ 33% Some College, No Degree ...................... 23% Associate Degree ..................................... 5% Bachelor Degree..................................... 14% Graduate or Professional Degree ............. 7%

Household Income $75,000 Plus.......................................... 25% $50,000- 74,999 .................................... 19% $35,000- 49,999 .................................... 20% $25,000- 34,999 .................................... 10% $15,000- 24,999 .................................... 14% Under $15,000 ....................................... 12% Median family income .......................$45,697 Average family income......................$57,304 *Population from U.S. Census 2007 population estimates. Sumrall’s population has increased nearly 25% since 2000. All other statistics taken from The Area Development Partnership’s compilations for 2007. Percentages were rounded up or down so total per category may add up to over or under 100%.

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retirement

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he Greater Hattiesburg Area has distinguished itself as a retirement destination being designated a “Certified Retirement Community� by Hometown Mississippi Retirement, a state sponsored program designed to recruit retirees to the state. As Baby Boomers reach retirement, millions will be searching for the best places to retire and many factors will come in to play when choosing the best retirement destination. Although certain communities may be particularly attractive for reasons ranging from the weather and availability of health care, to tax advantages and property values. It is certain that quality of life will be a major deciding factor for anyone looking for a place to settle during their retirement years. With a low cost of living coupled with great schools, engaging area attractions and recreational activities, along with a great selection of shopping, dining and cultural events, the Greater Hattiesburg area is a fabulous place to live, work and play. The area offers several amenities and programs geared specifically Continued Next Page 240 Here’s Hattiesburg!


for retirees such as Senior Fair and Senior Prom. One of the most popular educational activities for retirees comes through the University of Southern Mississippi’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI); an association of active men and women 50 years of age or older who seek to explore stimulating learning experiences while developing new friendships. The Institute’s program recognizes that a growing number of adults are adventuresome, active and intellectually curious; therefore its cornerstones are peer learning and shared responsibility. The strength of the program is that it is directed and run for and by its members, drawing on the talents and experiences of those individuals for instructors and facilitators. A thriving healthcare system, educational institutions of higher learning and strong military presence makes the Greater Hattiesburg Area one of the leading retirement destinations in the nation. Hattiesburg also has a low cost of living, offering a variety of housing options from registered historic districts to lake front neighborhoods. As part of the economic development strategy for Greater Hattiesburg, The Area Development Partnership (ADP), the regional Chamber of Commerce, Community and Economic Development organization, created a retiree recruitment program designed to attract retired professionals to the community who would bring with them, impressive economic aspects. One important aspect of the program is a group of volunteer retirees known as Retirement Connectors. The “Connectors”, as they are affectionately called dedicate themselves to the growth of the community by educating visitors, lending additional insight [to them] and conducting tours for individuals interested in seeing and learning more about greater Hattiesburg. Connectors also spend a considerable amount of time following up on retirement inquiries through phone calls and email contacts in an effort to provide a personal touch to future residents. Their contacts also include sending retiree packets customized to fit each individual’s needs. Since its inception in 1993, the ADP’s Retiree Recruitment program has attracted over 900 retiree houseContinued Next Page Here’s Hattiesburg! 241


holds and its efforts have gained national media attention to include NBC Nightly News, the New York Times and Wall Street Journal. In addition, Hattiesburg was featured in Where to Retire magazine as a Top 100 Place to Retire and One of Eight Towns with Safe and Maintained Cycling Trails and Amenities Suitable for Retirement. Hattiesburg has also been recognized by Southern Business and Development as “One of Ten Great Small Towns to Operate a Business and Retire”. NewGeography.com ranked Hattiesburg “14th in Best Cities for job growth” and Kiplinger rated Hattiesburg as the “Top College Town for Grown Ups”.

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newcomer information Cars/License Information Auto Inspections

The law in Mississippi requires vehicles to be inspected annually by an official Mississippi inspection station (check with your local auto service shop to see if they can do state inspections). There is a ticket and fine if you are caught driving with expired stickers.

Driver’s License

If you are a new resident, you must apply for a Mississippi driver’s license within 60 days after establishing your residence in the state. If you currently have a valid license from the state you’re moving from, you just have to take a written test and the eye test. If you don’t have a valid license from any state, you have to take the driving test as well as the written test and the eye test. The fee for a regular 4-year license is $20 and must be paid in cash (not check or credit card). In Hattiesburg you can call the Dept. of Public Safety driver’s license office located off Hwy 49 South close to the Bobby Chain Airport at 601582-4744 for more information.

Tags & Registration

If you are moving to Mississippi from another state, bring your title or name and address of lien holder and your current registration. You must purchase your Mississippi tags within 30 days of establishing your residency in Mississippi. Tags are issued for one year. You can purchase your tags at your county’s tag office: Forrest County Tax Collector’s Office 631 N. Main St., Courthouse, Hattiesburg 601-582-8228 Lamar County Tax Building, 109 Main St., Purvis • 601-794-1020

Taxes

Homestead Exemption Homestead exemptions are available on the first $7,500 of assessed value. The actual amount of exempted tax dollars is limited to $300. The county tax collector, where the property is located, determines assessed value. To qualify, the taxpayer must live and occupy the property. Also the person must have all personal cars licensed in the state of Mississippi and must be current with their Mississippi state income tax. An application must be submitted from Jan.1 to April 1 through the State Tax Commission: Homestead Exemption Division. For more information on the Homestead Exemption check with your realtor, mortgagor or local tax office: Forrest County Tax Assessor’s Office 631 N. Main St. Courthouse, Hattiesburg 601-545-6130 Lamar County Tax Assessor’s Office, Main Office 109 Main St., Purvis • 601-794-1020 Hattiesburg Line 601-544-4410 Here’s Hattiesburg! 243


Voting

http://www.sos.state.ms.us/elections/ VoterRegistration

Forrest County Voting Districts

Inheritance and estate taxes

Mississippi has no inheritance tax, but it does collect estate taxes.

INCOME TAX

Income tax rates range from a low of 3.0% to a high of 5%. Under $5,000 the rate is 3%, $5,001-$10,000 the rate is 4%, $10,001+ the rate is 5%. Personal exemptions for single—$6,000; married—$12,000; child—$1,500. There are no Federal tax deductions.

REAL PROPERTY TAXES

For most residential property, property taxes are calculated at 10% of assessed value. To figure out the amount you’ll pay on your real property you need to know your assessed value and your county’s millage rate. Forrest County millage rate 119.49 per $1000 of assessed value Lamar County millage rate 102.01 per $1000 of assessed value

SALES TAXES

The Mississippi Sales Tax base rate is 7% on most goods and services. An additional 2% in sales taxes for Hattiesburg Tourist Promotion Tax & Hattiesburg Convention Promotion Tax are levied for meals in Restaurants with annual income of $100,000.00 or more; on alcohol purchased in On-Premises Alcoholic Beverage Permittees or Alcoholic Beverage Package Retailer Permittees in Hattiesburg & for staying in Motels/ Hotels with more than 10 units that are within Hattiesburg city limits whether in Forrest or Lamar County.1 1. Mississippi State Tax Commissission

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Precinct Name, Location District 1 • Blair, W.U. Sigler Ctr., 315 Conti St. • Dantzler, Dantzler Community Ctr., 27 Turkey Pine Rd. • Dixie, Dixie Community Ctr., 790 Elks Lake Rd. • Westside, Fellowship Hall of South 28th Ave. Baptist Church, 1124 S. 28th Ave. • Woodley, Kamper Park Education Ctr., 107 S. 17th Ave. District 2 • Eatonville, N. Forrest Rec. Center, 679 Eatonville Rd. • Glendale Precinct, Glendale Community Ctr., 451 Monroe Rd. • Hattiesburg Cultural Center, 723 Main St. • Jones, N.R. Burger Ctr., 305 E. 6th St. • North Heights, Mississippi National Guard Armory, 6540 US 49 N. • Rawls Springs Precinct, Rawls Springs Community Ctr., 50 Rawls St. • Train Depot, 308 Newman St. District 3 • Barrontown/Macedonia Rec. Ctr., 610 Herrington Rd, Petal • East Petal, Petal Community Ctr., 712 S. Main St., Petal • Leeville, Leeville Community Ctr., Lynn Ray Rd. and Fuson Rd. • Petal Masonic, Petal Masonic Lodge, 120 Cameron, Petal • Sunrise, Sunrise Community Ctr., 388 Sunrise Rd. District 4 • Camp School, Hattiesburg School Admin. Bldg., 301 Mamie St. • Dixie Pine-Central, Palmer’s Crossing Community Ctr., 225 Tatum Rd. • Lillie Burney Precinct, Lillie Burney Elementary School, 901 Ida St. • McLaurin, McLaurin Community Ctr., 15 McLaurin Rd. • Rowan School, Rowan Ctr., 500 Martin Luther King Dr. • Salvation Army, Salvation Army Admin. Bldg., 5670 US Hwy 49 • Walthall, Court St. United Methodist Ch. Chapel, 609 Southern Ave. • West Petal, 221 W 5th Ave., Petal District 5 • Brooklyn, S. Forrest Community Ctr., 2169 Carnes Rd.

• Carnes, Carnes Voting Precinct Bldg., 1193 Carnes Rd. • Longleaf Trace Gateway, 2895 W. 4th St. • Pinecrest Precinct, Hub City Masonic Lodge No. 627, 3321 Hardy St. • Thames School, GYM – W.I. Thames Elementary Sch., 2900 Jamestown Rd. • Timberton, Pine Belt Family “Y” Bldg., 3719 US Hwy 11 S. • USM Golf Course, Hattiesburg Moose Lodge #1804, 308 W. Hills Dr. • Will Denton Community Center, 902 Old Hwy 49 S.

Lamar County Voting Precincts Precinct Name, Location

District 1 • Lamar Park, Community Ctr., 226 Pinewood Dr. • Northeast Lamar, 660 Weathersby Rd., Mac McKay Fire Hall • Okahola, 59 Old Okahola School Rd. • Richburg, Community Ctr., 324 Sandy Run Rd. District 2 • Breland East, Wesley Manor Retirement Ctr., 246 Westover Dr. • South Purvis, Intersection Hwy 11 & 829 Martin Luther King Dr. • Lumberton, 764 E. Main Ave., Next to Sunflower • Yawn, 254 Yawn School Rd., Lumberton District 3 • Arnold Line, 345 Hegwood Rd. at Baseball Park • Baxterville, 5535 Hwy 13, Community Ctr. • Greenville, Intersection of Beach Rd. & 2721 Purvis-Columbia Rd. • Pine Grove, 630 Purvis - Oloh Rd., Next to Pine Ridge Fire Dept. • Purvis, 112 Shelby Speights Dr. District 4 • Kingsmill, 5874 West Fourth St. • Lake Serene, 256 W. Lake Rd., Lake Serene Clubhouse • Oak Grove, 4956 Old Hwy 11, Community Ctr. • Oak Grove Senior Center, 5874 W. 4th Street • Midway, 1166 Old Hwy 24 & Knight Rd District 5 • Breland, 79 Jackson Rd., Community Ctr. • Oloh, 45 Oloh Rd. • Rocky Branch, 2646 Rocky Branch Rd., Sumrall • Sumrall, 95 Center Ave., Sumrall


IMPORTANT NUMBERS GOVERNMENT LISTINGS FEDERAL OFFICIALS

U.S. Senators Thad Cochran Jackson Office ................. 601-965-4459 Washington, D.C. .........1-202-224-5054 www.cochran.senate.gov/ Roger Wicker Jackson Office ............... 601-965-4644 Washington, D.C. .........1-202-224-6253 www.wicker.senate.gov/ U.S. Representative Steve Palazzo Hattiesburg area .............. 601-582-3246 Washington, D.C. .........1-202-225-5772 www.palazzo.house.gov

STATE OF MISSISSIPPI OFFICIALS Official Home Page: www.ms.gov

Governor Haley Barbour ................... 601-359-3100 Lt. Governor Phil Bryant .......................... 601-359-3200 Sec. Of State Delbert Hosemann .............. 601-359-1350 Attorney General Jim Hood ............................ 601-359-3680 Mississippi State Legislature State Senators District 41 Joey Fillingane ............. 601-271-2070 Or ................................. 601-359-3237 jfillingane@senate.ms.gov District 44 Tom King...................... 601-582-3617 Or ................................. 601-359-2886 tking@senate.ms.gov District 45 Billy Hudson ................. 601-359-4090 bhudson@senate.ms.gov State Representatives District 101 Harvey Fillingane .......... 601-543-3844 hfillingane@house.ms.gov District 102 Toby Barker .................. 601-307-3802 Or ................................. 601-359-2436 tbarker@house.ms.gov District 103 Percy Watson ............... 601-545-1051 Or ................................. 601-359-3343 pwatson@house.ms.gov District 104 Larry Byrd .................... 601-544-1877 lbyrd@house.ms.gov District 106 Herb Frierson ............... 601-795-6285 Or ................................. 601-795-1675 hfrierson@house.ms.gov

FORREST COUNTY

Board of Supervisors .............. 601-545-6000 District 1 David Hogan ........ 601-545-6009 (President) District 2 Charles Marshall.. 601-545-6010 District 3 Lynn Cartlidge ..... 601-545-6008 District 4 Rod Woullard ...... 601-545-6011 (Vice-President) District 5 Chris Bowen ........ 601-545-6091 Information ............................. 601-545-6000 County Extension Agent .......... 601-545-6083 Tax Assessor ........................... 601-545-6130 Tax Collector ........................... 601-582-8228

LAMAR COUNTY

Board of Supervisors .............. 601-794-8504 District 1 Mike Backstrom .. 601-794-8504 District 2 Ben Winston ........ 601-794-8504 District 3 Joe B. Bounds ..... 601-794-8504 (President) District 4 Fred Hatten .......... 601-794-8504 District 5 Dale Lucus .......... 601-794-8504 (Vice-President) Information ............................. 601-794-8504 Courtroom .............................. 601-794-8504 County Extension Agent .......... 601-794-3910 Economic Development District ............................... 601-794-1010 Justice Court Judge ................ 601-794-2950 Planning Dept. ...................... 601-794-1024 Tax Assessor ........................... 601-794-1020 Tax Collector ........................... 601-794-1021

CITY OF HATTIESBURG

City Hall .................................601- 545-4500 PO Box 1898 Hattiesburg, MS 39403-1898 Mayor Johnny L. DuPree ........ 601-545-4501 City Council .................................... 545-4551 Ward 1 Kim Bradley ............ 601-545-4551 Ward 2 Deborah Denard-Delgado .. 601-582-2560 Ward 3 Carter Carroll .......... 601-268-7583 Ward 4 David Ware ............. 601-545-1791 Ward 5 Henry Naylor .......... 601-584-6160 Action Center for Info and Request for Services .... 601-545-4500 City Clerk’s Office .................... 601-545-4553 Municipal/City Court ............... 601-545-4934 Hattiesburg Planning Commission ........................ 601-545-4594 Parks & Recreation ................. 601-545-4623 Public Services Public Works ...................... 601-545-4545 Water and Sewage .............. 601-545-4530 Engineering ........................ 601-545-4540 Public Works Div..................... 601-545-4645 Sanitation/Trash .................. 601-545-4547 Tax Division............................. 601-545-4522 Water & Sewer........................ 601-545-4530 Water Billing ....................... 601-545-4634 Sewer Problems After Hrs .. 601-545-4635 Here’s Hattiesburg! 245


CITY OF SUMRALL

CITY OF LUMBERTON

City Hall .................................. 601-796-8341 107 W Main Ave 39455 Mayor Miriam Holder Board of Aldermen .................. 601-796-8341 At-Large Alderman Bobby Gibson Ward 1 Alderman Kent Crider Ward 2 Alderman Rebecca Hale Ward 3 Alderman Quincy Rogers Ward 4 Alderman Timothy Johnson City Clerk ................................ 601-796-8341 Public Works Department ....... 601-796-3600 Water Department ................... 601-796-8341 Library 106 E. Main ................ 601-796-4227

CITY OF PETAL

City Hall .................................. 601-545-1776 102 W 8th Ave, Petal, MS 39465 Mayor Hal Marx ............................. 601-545-1776 Board of Aldermen .................. 601-545-1776 At-Large Willie Hinton Ward 1 David Clayton Ward 2 Steve Stringer Ward 3 James Runnels Ward 4 Tony Ducker Judicial Department 149 W 8th Ave .................... 601-582-5351 Recreation............................... 601-554-5440 Sanitation ................................ 601-544-1522 Street Dept .............................. 601-544-1522 Water & Sewer Water Deposits & Billing 102 W 8th Ave................. 601-544-6981

CITY OF PURVIS

City Hall .................................. 601-794-2472 136 Shelby Speights Dr PO Box 308 Purvis, MS 39455 Mayor Roger Herrin ....................... 601-794-8700 Board of Aldermen .................. 601-794-2472 At-Large Milton Bourn ........ 601-794-8253 Ward 1 Nancy Pylant Ward 2 Vernon Hartfield ..... 601-606-5555 Ward 3 Allen Stuart............. 601-794-4085 Ward 4 John Jordan ........... 601-794-6160 City Clerk ................................ 601-794-2472 Water Dept .............................. 601-794-2472 City Public Works ................... 601-794-8900 246 Here’s Hattiesburg!

NEWSPAPER COMPANIES

City Hall .................................. 601-758-3591 4880 Hwy 589 Sumrall, MS 39482 Mayor Gerolene Rayborn ........ 601-758-3591 Board of Aldermen .................. 601-758-3591 Aldermen At Large Jerry Weatherford Ward 1 Shirley Bernard Ward 2 Cecile Coulter Ward 3 Brad Sullivan Ward 4 Darrell G. Hall City Clerk ................................ 601-758-3591 Sewer Dept. ............................ 601-758-3591

Hattiesburg American, a Gannett Newspaper .......... 601-582-4321 Impact 110 S 41st Ave, Hattiesburg, MS .................. 601-264-8181 Lamar Times & Petal News 4 Willow Pt, Hattiesburg, MS...601-268-2331

BUSINESS ASSOCIATIONS/ ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

B95, Pine Belt Country, WBBN 95.9 FM............................... 601-544-0095 WFMM, Supertalk MS ............. 601-264-5185 WFOR-AM ............................... 601-296-9800 WJKX ...................................... 601-296-9800 WJMG-FM Radio Station ........ 601-544-1941 WKNZ/ZOO 107 ...................... 601-264-0443 WKZW, KZ 94-3 ...................... 601-544-0095 WHER Classic Country Eagle .. 601-544-0993 WNSL, 100.3 .......................... 601-296-9800 WMXI ...................................... 601-264-0443 WUSM, 88.5, Public Radio ..... 601-266-4287 WFFX, 103.7, The Fox ............. 601-544-1093 WXHB FM/Hub 96.5(Gospel) .. 601-649-0095 WXRR, ROCK 104 Classics..... 601-544-0095 WZKX-Kicker 108.................... 601-582-2839 WZLD ...................................... 601-296-9800

Area Development Partnership Serving the Greater Hattiesburg Area of Forrest, Lamar and Perry counties 1 Convention Center ........ 601-296-7500 Hattiesburg Board of Realtors .............................. 601-582-0099 Hattiesburg Home Builders Association ......................... 601-450-3380 Historic Hattiesburg Downtown Association ....... 601-583-4329 Lamar County Economic Development District .......... 601-794-1011 Petal Chamber of Commerce .. 601-583-3306 Southern Mississippi Planning & Development District ....... 601-545-2137

CABLE TELEVISION

Comcast Cablevision 2100 Lincoln Rd ................. 601-268-1188

ELECTRIC UTILITIES

CALL BEFORE YOU DIG .......... 800-227-6477 Dixie Electric Power Assn. 1312 Hwy 42, Petal............. 601-583-1131 Mississippi Power Co. 420 W. Pine Hattiesburg ..1-800-532-1502 Pearl River Valley Electric Power 6803 US Hwy 98 Hattiesburg ...................... 601-264-2458 Southern Pine Electric Power Assn. Hwy 49 N., Hattiesburg ....... 601-264-0185

HOSPITALS

Forrest General Hospital ......... 601-288-7000 Wesley Medical Center............ 601-268-8000

INTERNET PROVIDERS

AT&T ....................................... 800-436-8638 Comcast .................................. 601-268-1188 Xfone USA .............................. 601-268-3572 MegaGate ................................ 601-450-3278

NATURAL GAS COMPANIES Centerpoint Energy Petal, MS ........................... 601-583-3661 Wilmut Gas Co. 315 S Main St. .................... 601-544-6001 Toll Free ....................... 1 (877)-WILL GAS

PROPANE COMPANIES

Blossman Gas & Appliance 5536 Hwy 42 Hattiesburg, MS .............. 601-582-8449

RADIO STATIONS

TELEVISION STATIONS

WDAM TV ............................... 601-544-4730 WHLT-TV 22............................ 601-545-7814

TOURISM ORGANIZATIONS

Hattiesburg Convention & Visitors Bureau ................... 601-268-3220

WATER UTILITIES

Arnold Line Water Assn. 4901 W 4th St. ................... 601-264-7111 Barrontown Utility Assn. 101 Dogwood Lane ............. 601-544-3553 Brooklyn Utility Assn. 210 Old Hwy 49 .................. 601-582-1948 Canebrake Utilities Inc. 112 Sheffield Loop.............. 601-264-4622 Dixie Water Assn. 930 Bonhomie Rd. .............. 601-582-5039 Eastabuchie Utility Assn. 795 Leeville Rd., Hsbrg. ..... 601-582-8959 Lamar Park Water & Sewer Assn. 2137 Oak Grove Rd. ........... 601-264-5933 North Lamar Water Assn. 4906 Old Hwy 11 ................ 601-264-1157 Rawls Springs Utility District A Smith Rd. ........................ 601-268-2248 South MS Public Water 283 Carter Rd. Hsbrg. ......... 601-545-2292 Sunrise Utility 465 Batson Rd. ................... 601-582-9354 West Lamar Water Assn. 2716 Hwy 589 .................... 601-264-6305


BAGELS

SOUTHBOUND BAGEL & COFFEE SHOP 217 East Front St. ................601.583.8001

BAKERIES

STONEWALL’S BBQ 2663 Oak Grove Rd. .............601.450.3533 STRICK’S BAR.B.Q 3802 W. 4th St. ....................601.264.2502 THE SMOKE HOUSE 4910 Old Hwy 11 .................601.583.0279 THREE LITTLE PIGS BAR.B.Q 558 South Gate Rd. ..............601.545.3030 Continued Next Page

BAR & GRILL

(Also see Night Life section, listed after restaurants) BUFFALO WILD WINGS Hardy St. & I-59 Intersection.. 601.288.7777 CORNER SPORTS BAR & GRILL 46 Pittman Dr.......................601.544.0401 HOOTERS 101 Carlisle Dr. ....601.268.6600 OUR PLACE BAR & GRILL 1900 Lincoln Rd. ..................601.296.0303 SHENANIGANS 2100 W. Pine St....................601.261.0730 SPORTS 22 108 Hall Ave. .....601.544.3209 THE END ZONE 2505 West 4th St., ...............601.583.8154 THE KEG & BARREL 1315 Hardy St. .....................601.582.7148

BARBECUE CADILLAC PIG 706 James St.......................601.336.7790 DICKEY’S BARBEQUE PIT 50 Cross Creek Pkwy. ..........601.450.1710 DIVINE SWINE Great Barbeque! Call for prices on catering. Delivery Available

3100 Hardy St......................601.264.1116 DONANELLE'S BAR & GRILL 4321 U S Highway 49 ..........601.545.3860 LEATHA’S BAR.B.Q Forget about Memphis and Kansas City, if you want great barbeque come to Leatha’s. This is fantastic barbeque! Beef & pork barbeque, steaks and more; both dine.in and take.out. Open Tuesday through Saturday from 11:00am to 9:00pm. Closed Sundays and Mondays. For Catering and Banquets, please call 601.271.6003

6374 Hwy. 98 W. ..................601.271.6003

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C’EST LA VIE BAKERY AND COFFEE 3901 Hardy St. .....................601.450.1390 HOME BAKE & CANDY SHOPPE 619 N. 25th Ave....................601.582.3350 JODY’S 6058 Hwy 49 S. .......601.545.7593 5266 Old Hwy. 11.................601.296.0144 TARA’S CAKES 5317 Old Highway 11...........601.264.9955

LEE'S BAR-B-Q & GROCERY 2830 Edwards St. ................601.582.1340 MOM & POP'S BARBECUE 5912 U S Highway 49 ..........601.544.7008 PAPA'S SOUTHERN SMOKED BBQ 5576 Old Hwy 42 .................601.583.4414 ROSE’S QUIK STOP & HICKORY SMOKE BBQ Hwy. 49 S. ............................601.584.8691 SHED BBQ AND BLUES AT THE BOTTLING CO 126 Market St. .....................601.450.2653


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BUFFETS/CAFETERIA

FARMER’S MARKET 6581 Hwy. 49........................601.261.5221 FRONT PORCH BARBECUE & SEAFOOD 205 Thornhill Dr....................601.264.3536 MOVIE STAR RESTAURANT & CATERING

 5209 Old Highway 11...........601.264.0606 PIZZA INN 5040 Hardy St......601.261.5900

CAFES

BEST WESTERN NORTHGATE INN Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

6757 Hwy. 49 N.....................601.268.8816 CONEY ISLAND CAFÉ 400 Main St..........................601.582.8513 PASTRY GARDEN, THE Desserts, cakes, pies, breads. Soups, grilled items, Blue Plate Specials and Do Not Forget Dessert.  The Pastry Garden also offers catering services.

129 Walnut St.......................601.271.2540

T-BONES RECORDS & CAFÉ 2101 Hardy St.......................601.583.0099 WILSONS CAFE 402 N Chancellor Rd.............601.545.2887

CAJUN/ NEW ORLEANS STYLE

J & J CAJUN GRILL Turtle Creek Mall...................601.264.1022 POWERHOUSE 118 College Dr......................601.266.5982 STEELMAN’S CAJUN KITCHEN 1010 S. 17th Ave...................601.554.9939

CASUAL FINE DINING

APPLEBEE’S 3703 Hardy St.......................601.268.9230 BAPA’S BISTRO (Holiday Inn Hotels & Suites) 10 Gateway Dr......................601.296.0302 BROWNSTONE’S

Bringing French Cajun Cuisine for good times. Bringing a little New Orleans style to Historic Downtown Hattiesburg. ”Experience it for yourself, today, tonight, tomorrow.” Parking available in front on street and behind building.

103 E. Front St......................601.545.2250 CHILI’S BAR & GRILL 4500 Hardy St.......................601.296.1131 CRESCENT CITY GRILL 3810 Hardy St.......................601.264.0657 GARFIELD’S RESTAURANT & PUB Turtle Creek Mall...................601.264.7000 NEWK’S An Express Casual Dining Experience in a refreshing and stylish atmosphere. Serving fresh tossed salads, oven baked sandwiches, California style pizzas and homemade cakes from Newk’s open kitchen. A selection of Great Wines by the glass.

4700 Hardy St., Suite AA Call Ahead............................601.602.0189 Fax........................................601.602.0192 O’CHARLEY’S 4640 Hardy St.......................601.268.1193 PURPLE PARROT CAFE 3810 Hardy St.......................601.264.0656 SEASONS RESTAURANT  6555 U.S. Hwy 98.................601.450.4090 206 FRONT 206 W. Front St.... 601.545.5677 TGI FRIDAY’S 6153 US Hwy. 98..................601.264.6892 Continued Next Page

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THE PLAID RHINO 22 Carlisle Street..................601.264.0280 WALNUT CIRCLE GRILL 115 Walnut St.......................601.544.2202

CATFISH

CHICKEN

CHICK-FIL-A 6099 US Highway 98............601.579.9119 CHURCH’S FRIED CHICKEN 1300 Main St........................601.582.7622 COOPE DEVILLE, THE 4960 Hardy St.......................601.264.9600 KENTUCKY FRIED CHICKEN 3601 Hardy St.......................601.261.9259 605 Broadway Dr..................601.544.8349 6481 U.S. Hwy. 98.................601.268.1810 POPEYES 5900 Hwy. 49 S.....................601.544.7925 5034 Highway 98..................601.268.1716 POP’S WINGS 3407 Hardy St............................ 601.620.0086 RAISING CANE’S CHICKEN FINGERS 3509 Hardy St.......................601.264.2630 WILLY T’S CHICKEN FINGERS 6 Market Pl...........................601.261.9707 WINGED-IT 207S 40th Ave. Hattiesburg..601.296.2512 WINGS & THINGS 6333 Hwy. 49 S Suite 40.......601.255.5067

CHINESE

A & B DISC. GROC. CHINESE TAKEOUT 700 Emerald Ln....................601.584.6811 BEST WOK 28 Market Ct.......601.268.6063 CHINA BUFFET & SUSHI BAR Big, big buffet! Chinese & American Entrees.  4600 Hardy St.......................601.264.0688 CHINA GARDEN Cloverleaf Center..................601.582.7888 DRAGON HOUSE 6131 US Hwy. 49..................601.261.9255

COFFEE SHOPS C’EST LA VIE BAKERY AND COFFEE 3901 Hardy St.......................601.450.1390 DEPOT COFFEE HOUSE AND SWEET SHOP THE 127 Buschman St.................601.582.8165 JAVAWERKS 2902 Hardy St.......................601.268.3993 SEATTLE DRIP 4400 Hardy St.......................601.296.9522 6434 US Hwy. 98 W...............601.296.6363 STARBUCKS  3708 Hardy St........................ 601.271.2720

DONUTS EAGLE DONUTS & KOLACHES 3814 West 4th St..................601.264.8992 KRISPY KREME DOUGHNUT Whether you’re talking about the Original Glazed, made according to the original secret 1937 recipe, or any of the other scrumptious varieties of donuts, just reading about these makes me want to get some Krispy Kremes. I know you’ve got your own special favorite. Try their tasty coffees too. If you’re serious about coffee (or just want something delicious) you’ll love this stuff. And, by the way, if your school organization is looking for a fundraising idea, call the people at Krispy Kreme and help your dream come true.

5006 W. Hardy St..................601.271.7700 SHIPLEY DO-NUTS 2011 Hardy St.......................601.545.1891 Continued Next Page

COOKIES

CLASSIC COOKIE 1000 Turtle Creek Drive........601.264.2447

DELIS CULLEN'S GROCERY & DELI 3536 U S Highway 49...........601.582.8088 McALISTER’S DELI 2300 Hardy St.......................601.545.1876 122 Sheffield Loop................601.271.2002 1000 Turtle Creek Dr.............601.261.6101 MCCLESKEY'S DELI 1900 North 31st Ave.............601.545.1455

DINERS

ANDY’S 49ER DINER 3965 U S Highway 49...........601.582.5777 DAN’S CAFÉ /DAN’S DINER 4878 US Hwy. 49..................601.582.7055 HUB CITY DINER If you’re looking for good home cooking, this is the place. Blue plate specials.

Corner of Main and Batson in Downtown Hattiesburg...........................601.544.7448

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(Also see SEAFOOD Heading) CATFISH ONE 1948 Lincoln Rd....................601.579.8759 3801 West 4th Street............601.268.3004 CATFISH WAGON  9129 Hwy. 42........................601.583.3479 MACK'S WEST CATFISH SEAFOOD STEAKS AND MORE 7329 Hwy. 98 West...............601.296.9360

GRAND CHINA BUFFET 560 Weathersby Rd...............601.296.8062  MANDARIN EXPRESS 1000 Turtle Creek Dr. Ste 300... 601.268.5500 MANDARIN HOUSE 4400 Hardy St.......................601.268.1776 PANDA 1900 Hardy St...........601.582.5999 PEKING GARDEN CHINESE REST. 4700 Hardy St.......................601.271.6000


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FAST FOOD & DRIVE-IN RESTAURANTS ARBY’S 3200 Hwy. 49 N....................601.268.7333 6178 US Hwy...................98 601.296.1220 BACK YARD BURGERS 6095 US Hwy. 98..................601.268.1979 BURGER KING RESTAURANTS 6517 Hwy. 49 N....................601.268.1787 806 Broadway Drive.............601.583.2451 1000 Turtle Creek Dr.............601.264.8531 CHECKERS  2806 Hardy St.......................601.261.9931 DAIRY QUEEN 6427 Hwy. 49.. 601.264.0040 HARDEE’S 4964 Hardy St.......................601.264.6248 KRYSTAL COMPANY, THE 4000 Hwy. 49 N....................601.268.2129 McDONALD’S 3111 Hardy St.......................601.264.3605 811 Broadway Dr..................601.544.6768 6571 US Hwy. 49..................601.268.2275  4900 Hardy St.......................601.261.3215 6442 US Hwy. 98..................601.288.7767

SONIC DRIVE.IN 3700 W. 4th St......................601.264.1244 5895 US Hwy. 49..................601.296.9440 6872 US Hwy. 49..................601.268.6364 5324 Old Hwy. 11..................601.261.5560 TACO BELL 2407 Hardy St.......................601.582.2270 4908 Hardy St.......................601.268.6444 WARD’S 717 Bartur.............................601.544.3434 4229 Hwy. 49 N....................601.264.5546 5356 Hwy. 49 S.....................601.545.9273 6146 US Hwy. 98..................601.268.6001 4003 Hardy St.......................601.264.4758 1833 Hwy. 11 By-Pass..........601.582.8608 WENDY’S OLD FASHIONED HAMBURGERS 6 Lake Forgetful Dr...............601.261.3265 2001 Eddy St........................601.271.7705 1701Hardy St........................601.582.1121 6738 US Hwy. 49..................601.261.3993 900 Westover Dr...................601.264.8339 ZAXBY’S 4520 Hardy St........601 264.5254

FROZEN YOGURT TWIST AND TASTE YOGURT 3901 Hardy St.......................601.336.5789

GREEK ALADDIN MEDITERRANEAN GRILL 3407 Hardy St.......................601.261.5053 OLD ATHENS GRILL RESTAURANT 6174 U S Highway 49...........601.582.8252 PETRA CAFE AND HOOKAH 2902 Hardy St., Suite 50.......601.268.8850 ALUMNI HOUSE

GRILLS

Dine-In, Carryout, Catering. Sports Grill 204 N 40th Ave. (USM campus)...601.602.4606

THE DOWNTOWN GRILL AND GROCERY 121 E Pine St, Hattiesburg....601.336.7986 TOPHER'S ROCK'N ROLL GRILL 5252 Old Highway 11...........601.336.7418

GROCERY/DINERS CULLEN'S GROCERY & DELI 3536 U S Highway 49...........601.582.8088 HENRY'S GROCERY & DELI

 3536 U S Highway 49...........601.544.4946 LAKE SERENE GROCERY 6411 U S Highway 98...........601.264.6393 LAKE SERENE GROCERY INC #2 2601 Oak Grove Rd...............601.579.7055 SIDE DOOR CAFÉ 205 Main St. ...601.582.5048

HOME COOKING

CAFE MA'ME 2516 Old Hwy 24, Ste. G.......601.264.9006 CRACKER BARREL 6659 Hwy. 49........................601.296.7950 HOMESTYLE RESTAURANT 90 J M Tatum Industrial Dr....601.544.4932 JERRY'S AT CLOVERLEAF MALL 5912 U S Hwy 49 Ste Fc4.....601.544.3660 MAMA ALMA'S KITCHEN 5096 Hwy. 42........................601.336.7763 MOMMA'S SOUTHERN KITCHEN 1131 Hardy St.......................601.544.2318 MAC’S CAFE 422 Mobile St...601.583.0168 NANNY’S COUNTRY KITCHEN 907 Edwards St....................601.583.1117

ICE CREAM/CUSTARD/ DESSERT

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BOP’S FROZEN CUSTARD 3320 Hardy St.......................601.296.1228 COLD STONE CREAMERY

Assorted Sashimi and Sushi Rolls

4591 Hardy St......................601.264.0088 WASABI SUSHI 6096 U S Highway 98...........601.268.2088

MEXICAN

CALIENTE GRILLLE 3319 Hardy St.......................601.261.5423 CUCOS MEXICAN RESTAURANT 6104 Hwy. 49 S.....................601.545.8241 DEL SOL MEXICAN RESTAURANT 560 Weathersby Rd...............601.264.0104

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EL RANCHO 5307 Old Hwy. 11........................601.264.7326 EL TACO LOCO BAR & GRILL “The Ultimate Ice Cream Experience” 602 Broadway Dr .................601.583.9166 If it has anything to do with ice cream, it has ev- LA FIESTA BRAVA MEXICAN RESTAURANT erything to do with Cold Stone Creamery.  From 6174 Hwy. 49........................601.584.9484 unique ice cream creations to smoothies, cakes, 124 Grand Ave......................601.271.6070 and shakes-nobody serves up the ultimate LA MEXICANA TWO indulgence like Cold Stone.  It starts with using 806 James St. .....................601.545.5421 the highest quality ingredients and ends with LAS REINAS HOT SPOT our signature process for preparing your cus1309 W Pine St.....................601.544.2339 tom creation on a frozen granite stone. 6111 Hwy. 98 W, Ste 10........601.264.2144 MEXICAN KITCHEN 406 Classic Dr.......................601.450.4811 DIPPIN’ DOTS 1000 Turtle Creek Dr.............601.268.5551 OSCAR’S MEXICAN GRILL 4400 Hardy St.......................601.336.7961 MARBLE SLAB CREAMERY PANCHO'S MEXICAN BUFFET 5040 Hardy St.......................601.264.1006 4700 Hardy St (Westwood Square WALNUT SQUARE PHARMACY Shopping Ctr)........................601.620.0713 AND ICE CREAM PARLOR PAPITOS MEXICAN GRILL 124 Walnut St., #4................601.543.0111 6140 US Hwy. 98..................601.336.6680 QDOBA MEXICAN GRILL ITALIAN 3705 Hardy St......................601.450.4822 OLIVE GARDEN RESTAURANT RIO GRANDE 4505 Hardy St.......................601.264.2234 163 Turtle Creek Dr...............601.264.8115 TABELLA MOTEL/HOTEL 3720 Hardy St.......................601.255.5488 RESTAURANTS THE MAGIC TOMATO BAPA'S BISTRO 5182 Old Hwy 11..................601.450.3617 10 Gateway Dr..................... 601.296-0302 BEST WESTERN NORTHGATE 6757 Hwy. 49 N....................601.268.8816 JAPANESE CLUB ROOM, THE/ RAMADA INN ON THE HILL LITTLE TOKYO  6595 US Hwy. 98..................601.599.2001 3800 Hardy St.......................601.579.8666 OISHI JAPANESE RESTAURANT PANCAKES/WAFFLES 3606 Hardy St.......................601.264.7377 HUDDLE HOUSE SAKE CAFE 6466 Hwy. 98 W....................601.450.1212 24 Cross Creek Pkwy............601.296.7588 IHOP 2904 Hardy St..............601.264.6789 SAKURA 6194 US Hwy. 49....601.545.9393 WAFFLE HOUSE 3109 1/2 Hwy 49 N...............601.544.1737 SUSHI FUSION 4102 Hwy. 49 N....................601.268.6217 “Best Sushi Buffet in Town”

PIZZA

BIANCHI’S PIZZERIA 128 E. Front St......................601.450.1263 CHUCK E. CHEESE 1000 Turtle Creek.................601.261.2668 CICI’S PIZZA 3720 Hardy St.......................601.264.2393 DOMINO’S PIZZA 3211 Hardy St.......................601.264.2996 6061 US Hwy. 98 W...............601.268.1099 Continued Next Page

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PIZZA-Cont'd

FOX’S PIZZA  5266 Old Hwy. 11..................601.264.3690 GATTITOWN PIZZA 4600 Hardy St.......................601.261.3141 JAYBIRDS STONE FIRED PIZZA 2902 Hardy St. Suite 50........601.268.6140 KRAFT PIZZA 5202 U S Highway 49...........601.583.9908 LITTLE CAESAR'S PIZZA 3602 Hardy St.......................601.336.5397 MAZZIO’S PIZZA  6083 Hwy. 98........................601.261.9166 MELLOW MUSHROOM PIZZA BAKERS “Always Stone Baked!” Gourmet Pizzas, Killer Hoagies, Mouth Watering Calzones & Fresh Greens

6133 Hwy. 98 West Close to Target.....................601.268.6969 PAPA JOHN’S PIZZA Delivery or Carryout 6158 US Hwy. 49 N...............601.544.8648 6371 Hwy. 98 W. Ste. 50.......601.264.4664 PIZZA HUT Delivery, Dine-In or Carryout  1131 Hardy St.......................601.544.2318 580 Weathersby Rd...............601.264.3441 Dine-In or Carryout only 1410 N. 31st Ave. & Hwy 49 N...601.264.2170 PIZZA INN 5040 Hardy St.......................601.261.5900 PIZZA INN EXPRESS

 5317 U S Highway 49 # H.....601.582.2299 VILLA PIZZA 1000 Turtle Creek Dr.............601.268.8798

PO-BOYS

PETER’S PO-BOYS 715 Broadway Dr..................601.582.8272  PO-BOY EXPRESS 2511 W. 4th St......................601.582.9945

SANDWICHES

BAKERS BURGER CO. 6154 US Hwy 49 ..................601.336.5042 GOLD POST SANDWICH HOUSE, INC. 2210 Hardy St.......................601.583.9454 HEAVENLY HAM 4600 Hardy St.......................601.268.6434 JERRY’S FOOD FACTORY Cloverleaf Center..................601.544.3663

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LOVIE’S 6565 US Hwy. 98 W... 601.450.4438 SPICY PICKLE 6156 US Hwy 98W................601.264.0724 SWEET PEPPERS 5064 Hardy St., Ste. 20.........601.579.8335 2005 Lincoln Rd....................601.268.2250

SANDWICHES/SUBS CHARLEY’S GRILLED SUBS 1000 Turtle Creek Dr.............601.268.3322 FIREHOUSE SUBS 6106 US Hwy. 98..................601.261.9433 2401 Hardy St.......................601.599.7827 LENNY’S SUB SHOP 3704 Hardy St.......................601.296.0088 MELLOW MUSHROOM PIZZA BAKERS “Always Stone Baked!” Killer Hoagies , Gourmet Pizzas, Mouth Watering Calzones & Fresh Greens

6133 Hwy. 98 West Close to Target.....................601.268.6969 ROLY POLY 2902 Hardy St. Ste 90...........601.579.9215 SUBWAY 5281 Old Hwy. 11...601.268.7350 SUBWAY SANDWICH SHOP  6780 US Hwy. 49..................601.268.7801 2910 Hardy St.......................601.264.1473 4904 Hardy St.......................601.261.9910 7183 Hwy. 98 W....................601.264.9579 3710 W 4th St.......................601.271.7930 4050 Hwy. 11 S.....................601.544.3299 5001 West Hardy St..............601.296.3780 826 Broadway Dr..................601.584.7827 6762 Hwy. 49 North..............601.268.7801 5317 US Hwy. 49 S...............601.582.2299 VILLIE’S SUBS AND MORE 6158 US Hwy. 49..................601.544.3354

SEAFOOD

CAPTAIN “D’s” 1906 Arcadia St....................601.544.4388 LE’S SEAFOOD & DELI 5332 Highway 42..................601.582.9950 LA BOIL ROOM & OYSTER BAR 6409 U S Hwy 98..................601.268.9958 MACK’S FAMILY RESTAURANT 843 River Rd.........................601.582.5101 MACK’S WEST  7329 US Hwy. 98..................601.296.9360

RAYNER’S SEAFOOD HOUSE 7343 Hwy 49 N.....................601.268.2639 RED LOBSTER Come see what’s fresh today Whether it’s the catch of the day, crab legs, shrimp, or lobster, you’ll be sure to get your taste for seafood satisfied at Red Lobster. 4670 Hardy St......................601.268.9136 SHUCKERS OYSTER BAR 6409 Hwy 98 W.....................601.271.7896 SOUTHERN SEAFOOD 1505 E Hardy St....................601.584.0438

SMOOTHIES

SMOOTHIE KING

 3201 Hardy St.......................601.271.2050 SMOOTHIE KING 98

 6101 U S Highway 98 Ste 70...................................601.264.2936

STEAKHOUSES

ANGUS JACK’S STEAKHOUSE 3200 Lakeview Rd................601.582.7637 CONESTOGA STEAK HOUSE Hwy. 49 N.............................601.264.8816 DONANELLE'S BAR & GRILL 4321 US Hwy 49...................601.545.3860 LONGHORN STEAKHOUSE 4503 Hardy St.......................601.296.9279 OUTBACK STEAKHOUSE 103 Carlisle Dr.....................601.264.0771 RYAN’S STEAKHOUSE 6082 US Hwy. 98..................601.268.0488

SUSHI

CHINA BUFFET & SUSHI BAR Big, big buffet! Great Sushi! Chinese & American Entrees.  4600 Hardy St......................601.264.0688 EDO SUSHI ASIAN CUISINE 6414 U.S. Hwy. 98.................601.261.5277

TEA  LOVIE’S 6565 US Hwy. 98 W...............601.450.4438 THAI

JUTAMA’S 910 Timothy Ln.....................601.584.8583 SURIN THAILAND 6101 US Hwy. 49..................601.296.9686 Continued Next Page


PETAL

LUMBERTON BAD TO THE BONE 93 E Main Ave.......................601.796.8242 CUEVAS FISH HOUSE RESTAURANT Open Thurs.-Sat.

7196 US Hwy. 11..................601.796.9017

MAGNOLIA SISTERS BUFFET & BAKERY Open Friday & Saturday

5156 Little Black Creek Rd....601.796.2777 WARD’S FAST FOODS OF LUMBERTON 305 W. Main St......................601.796.2328

PURVIS DOMINO’S PIZZA 5828 US Hwy. 11..................601.794.6660 HUNAN GARDENS CHINESE RESTAURANT  116 Shelby Speights Dr........601 794.5335 LT’S FISH HOUSE 590 Hwy. 589........................601.794.5890 McDONALD’S 5791 Hwy. 11........................601.744.0140 FIORELLA’S 176 Shelby Speights Dr........601.794.3300 JACKS SEAFOOD OF PURVIS 5610 US Highway 11............601.794.8829 PERICOS MEXICAN RESTAURANT  176 Shelby Speights Dr........601.794.6464  PIZZA HUT 176 Shelby Speights Dr........601.794.0084 SONIC DRIVE-IN Hwy. 11.................................601.794.8870 SUBWAY OF PURVIS 5796 US Hwy. 11..................601.794.5511 THE GRAVY SPOON 361 Highway 589, Purvis......601.794.2777 WARD’S OF PURVIS 584 US Hwy. 11 S.................601.794.8146 

SUMRALL LAU-TORI’S FINE FOODS Hwy. 42.................................601.758.3586 MURPHY’S CATFISH 1060 Hwy. 42........................601.758.4122 SCOOPS ICE CREAM SHOP 1060 Hwy. 42........................601.758.4122 SUBWAY 1182 Hwy. 42........................601.758.0555 WARD’S OF SUMRALL 1192 Hwy. 42........................601.758.1933

NIGHT LIFE

B&E’s WINE BAR 107 E. Front St......................601.450.0120 BENNY’S BOOM BOOM ROOM 142 E. Front St......................601.408.6040 BEST WESTERN NORTHGATE INN Feature nightly live entertainment. Happy Hour 5-7 pm M.F, Cover charge $5 Fri. & Sat. 

6757 US Hwy 49...................601.268.8816 END ZONE Pool tables, darts

2505 W. 4th Street................601.583.8154 HOOTERS 101 Carlisle Dr......................601.268.6600 MAHOGANY BAR, THE 3810 Hardy St.......................601.264.0656 MARTINI SPOT Great Martinis!!!

120 Westover.......................601.450.1041 MUGSHOTS 204 N. 40th Ave....................601.271.2299 NICK’S ICE HOUSE 216 Hardy St........................601.544.5987  OUR PLACE 1900 Lincoln Rd. 601.296.0303 RAMADA INN ON THE HILL 6595 US Hwy. 49..................601.599.2001 ROPERS  Country Western bar & dance club. Drink specials, Ladies Nights Tuesday &  Thursday.  

6428 US Hwy. 49 S...............601.543.0987 SHENANIGANS

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5795 Hwy. 49 S.....................601.261.0730 SIDELINES SPORTS CAFE 2763 Oak Grove Rd...............601.599.4263 TAL’S MUSIC EMPORIUM Hwy. 49 N & Old Rawl Springs Rd............................601.336.5455 THE BOTTLING COMPANY: A MUSIC WAREHOUSE Nationally-known music acts. 

126 Mobile St.......................601.450.1915  THE GOLD PUB AND GRILL 1605 Hardy St.......................601.336.5376 THIRSTY HIPPO 211 1/2 Main St....................601.583.9188 WALNUT CIRCLE GRILL  115 Walnut St.......................601.544.2202

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R E S TA U R A N T S

CATFISH ONE 221 Hwy. 42..........................601.584.7001 CATFISH WAGON 9129 Hwy. 42........................601.583.3479 CHILI’S 16 Brinker Drive....................601.545.1638 CHURCH’S 307 W. Central Ave................601.582.7311 DAYLIGHT DONUTS 219 Hwy. 42..........................601.584.1005 DOMINO’S PIZZA 97 Morris St..........................601.544.3030 EL MARIACHI LOCO 519 Hwy. 42..........................601.545.2444 EL RANCHO 1231 Hwy. 42........................601.450.7326 GOLDEN DRAGON  By Walmart Hwy. 42..............601.554.8485 HARDEE’S 106 W. Central Ave................601.584.6249 McDONALD’S-PETAL Hwy. 42 ................................601.544.6524 MOM & DAD’S COUNTRY COOKING 844 U S Hwy. 11...................601.583.8070 NEW CHINA RESTAURANT 404 Hwy. 42..........................601.544.3333 PENN’S 1233 Hwy. 42........................601.544.1510 PIZZA HUT 223 Central Ave....................601.545.8303 POPEYES 31 Byrd Blvd.........................601.544.6045 SMOKE HOUSE Hwy. 42.................................601.583.0279 SONIC DRIVE-IN OF PETAL New Richton Rd....................601.545.7722 SUBWAY SANDWICH SHOP 21 W Central Ave...................601.582.8231  300 Byrd Parkway................601.544.6415  WARD’S 112 Richton Rd.......601.543.0220 WENDY’S 518 Hwy 42...........601.584.6737

FIORELLA’S 200 W. Main Ave...................601.796.5500


Advertiser's Index 206 Front ................................................ 251 A Gallery/Plums ......................................... 80 Accents ................................................... 119 Adcock Pool, Spa and Billiards ................ 117 Advanced Pain Therapy ........................... 186 Alfa Insurance-David Sides ....................... 41 Anderson Design Center.......................... 115 Area Development Partnership The ...... 26,27 Arthritis Associates .................................. 189 Aunt Linda’s Pet Hotel ............................... 97 b.t. threads ................................................ 47 BancorpSouth............................................ 89 Bapa's Bistro ............................................. 24 Barnes Family Dentistry .......................... 199 Belle and Beau Hairstyling......................... 59 Bellevue Florist .......................................... 77 Bellingrath Gardens ........................... 25, 156 Benedict Day School ............................... 219 Bianchi’s Pizzeria .................................... 251 Canebrake Country Club.....Inside Back Cover CARE Physical Therapy............................ 193 Carter Law Office, PLLC ............................ 91 Carter’s Jewelry ........................................ 75 Carterville Baptist Church ........................ 226 Central Baptist School ............................. 217 Children’s Medical Group ........................ 190 China Buffett & Sushi Bar ........................ 248 City of Hattiesburg..................................... 13 Cold Stone Creamery .............................. 249 Coldwell Banker- Don Nace....................... 85 Columbia Block and Brick ......................... 25 Community Bank....................................... 25 Community Bible Church ......................... 229 Corner Market ........................................... 65 Creative Kids Christian Learning Center .. 225 Crye-Leike Signature One Realty............... 89 Disability Claims Professionals .................. 67 Dottie Farris Realtor................................... 87 Downtown Tonsorial Parlor ........................ 41 Dr. Jerry Gilder ........................................ 201 Dunbar Real Estate, Inc. ............................ 41 Economy Supply........................................ 39 Elwood Staffing ......................................... 41 Emeritus Senior Living............................. 241 Endless Summer ....................................... 59 Eve Marie’s Boutique ................................. 44 Exit Realty Advantage ................................ 85 Expectations.............................................. 49 Extreme Skate Zone ................................ 122 Family Practice/After Hours Clinic............ 185 254 Here’s Hattiesburg!

Fine Wine & Liquor Loft ............................. 69 Forrest County Board of Supervisors ......... 19 Forrest General Hospital .... Inside Front Cover Franklin Hill Interiors.......................... 63, 107 Giggles ...................................................... 63 Hancock Bank ............................................. 3 Hattiesburg Clinic –Main Clinic................ 181 Hattiesburg Clinic -Dermatology.............. 183 Hattiesburg Clinic -OB/GYN ..................... 182 Hattiesburg Convention Commission ......... 15 Hattiesburg Country Club ........................ 121 Hattiesburg Family Dental Care ............... 200 Hattiesburg G.I. Associates ...................... 184 Hattiesburg- Laurel Regional Airport........ 231 Hattiesburg Oral Surgery ......................... 198 Hattiesburg Public Schools ...................... 220 Hattiesburg Visitor’s Center ...................... 8,9 Healthworks/Cloverleaf Immediate Care.. 193 Heritage Properties, Inc. ............................ 11 Heritage United Methodist Church ........... 229 Heritage United Methodist Pre-School ..... 218 Hicks & Bennett PLLC ............................... 43 Historic Hattiesburg Downtown Assoc ....... 33 Holland Veterinary Clinic ............................ 99 Holiday Inn & Suites .................................. 24 Hulett-Winstead Funeral Home.................. 35 Johnny Dupree for Governor...................... 37 Krispy Kreme................................... 222, 248 L’Elegance du Décor................................ 107 Lamar Auto Salvage ................................ 123 Lamar County Board of Supervisors .......... 23 Lamar County Economic Development ...... 21 Mack Grubbs Hyundai ............................... 65 Main Street Books ..................................... 39 McArthur, Thames, Slay and Dews ............ 41 McKenzie’s on Main .................................. 35 Mellow Mushroom .................................. 247 Mike’s Tire & Wheel ................................. 129 Mimi’s Bridal ............................................. 77 MS Armed Forces Museum ......................... 5 Newpointe Pharmacy ................................ 63 Occasions.................................................. 55 Orleans Park Rehabilitation Services ....... 189 Oxford Health & Rehabilitation................. 240 Parris Jewelers.......................................... 79 Pearl River Community College ............... 213 Pearl River Valley Electric Power Association................................... 4 Pine Belt Dental PLLC.............................. 200 Pine Belt National Golf Course ................. 140

Pine Creek Golf Course............................ 141 Play It Again Sports ................................. 125 Presbyterian Christian School .................. 215 Red Lobster ............................................. 251 Rejuvenation ............................................... 6 Reynolds Family Dental Clinic.................. 198 Sacred Heart Catholic School .................. 216 Salon 38 .................................................... 55 Seattle Drip ....................................... 61, 250 Shag Salon ................................................ 54 Shirley’s of Collins ................................... 107 Shoots Salon & Spa ................................... 51 Smiles by Bigelow and Tolbert................. 201 Southgate Realty, LLC ............................... 17 Southern Neurologic & Spinal Institute .... 190 Southern Property Group, LLC ................... 91 Southern Smiles ...................................... 201 Southern Surgery Clinic........................... 194 Southern Urology..................................... 188 St. Thomas Catholic Church & Student Center .................................... 227 State Farm- Bradley Black......................... 61 State Farm- Ben Calhoun, Jr ..................... 43 Teresa Klainer M.D .................................. 186 The Belmont Apts ...................................... 93 The Detox Clinic of Hattiesburg ............... 185 The Episcopal Church of the Ascension ... 229 The Gallery Hair Salon ............................... 47 The Leaf Cigar Co...................................... 69 The Legacy.............................................7, 80 The Oasis at Orleans Park ....................... 189 The Walk-In Spine Center ........................ 194 The Watermelon Patch .............................. 64 Town & Country Animal Hospital................ 96 Trinity Episcopal Church .......................... 226 University of Southern Mississippi ........... 205 Vardaman Buick-Honda............................... 2 Vesley’s Nursery ...................................... 110 Wesley Breland Realtors............................ 89 Wesley Manor Retirement Home ............. 241 Wesley Medical Center ....Outside Back Cover Wesley Medical Group/ Oak Grove Family Clinic ...................... 187 Westside Studio......................................... 63 Westminster Presbyterian Church ........... 227 William Carey University ..... Inside Front Cover Right Read Women’s Pavilion of South MS ................ 188


Shopper's Guide Accountants McArthur, Thames, Slay & Dews.........41

Bridal Registry Plums Bridal Registry .........................80

Airports Hattiesburg-Laurel Regional Airport..231

Building Supplies Economy Supply .................................39

Antiques McKenzie’s On Main ............................35

Business Associations Historic Hattiesburg Downtown Association .....................33

Apartments Belmont Apartment Homes, The .........93 Heritage Properties ............................. 11 Art Galleries A Gallery/Plums ..................................80 Westside Studio ..................................63 Attorneys Carter Law Office ................................91 Hicks & Bennett, PLLC ........................43 Auto Dealers-New Mack Grubbs Hyundai ......................... 65 Vardaman Buick-Honda ........................2 Auto Parts-Used Lamar Auto Salvage .......................... 123 Baby Furnishings Expectations........................................49 Giggles ................................................63 Banks BancorpSouth .....................................89 Community Bank.................................25 Hancock Bank .......................................3 Barber Shop Downtown Tonsorial Parlor .................41 Beauty Salons Belle & Beau Hairstyling ......................59 Endless Summer .................................59 Gallery Hair Salon, The .......................47 Salon 38..............................................55 Shag Salon..........................................54 Shoots Salon & Spa ............................51 Beauty Treatments Rejuvenation .........................................6 Books Main Street Books............................... 39

Chambers of Commerce The Area Development Partnership (The ADP) ....................................26-27 Children’s Clothes & Accessories Expectations........................................ 49 Giggles ................................................63 Watermelon Patch, The ....................... 64 Churches Carterville Baptist Church..................226 Community Bible Church ..................229 Episcopal Church of the Ascension ...229 Heritage United Methodist Church .... 229 St. Thomas Catholic Church & Student Center ............................ 227 Trinity Episcopal Church ...................226 Westminster Presbyterian Church..... 227 Cigars The Leaf Cigar Co................................69

Dental Services Barnes Family Dentistry ....................199 Dr. Jerry Gilder ..................................201 Hattiesburg Family Dental Care .........200 Pine Belt Dental PLLC .......................200 Reynolds Family Dental Clinic ...........198 Smiles by Bigelow and Tolbert ..........201 Southern Smiles ...............................201 Dental Services-Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Hattiesburg Oral Surgery ..................198 Disability Claims Disability Claims Professionals ...........67 Doughnuts Krispy Kreme Doughnuts ...........222,248 Economic Development The ADP .........................................26-27 Lamar County Economic Development ....................21 Electric Companies Pearl River Valley Electric Power Association .................4 Employment Agencies Elwood Staffing ...................................41 Fabric Shirley’s of Collins ............................107 Flooring Anderson Design Center ...................115

Cities City of Hattiesburg .............................. 13

Florists Bellevue Florist & Gift Shop ................77

Clothes and Accessories-Women b.t. threads.......................................... 47 Eve Marie’s Boutique ...........................44 Watermelon Patch, The ....................... 64

Formal Gowns Mimi’s Bridal .......................................77 Occasions ...........................................55

Coffee Seattle Drip ..................................61,250

Furniture Anderson Retail, Inc ..........................115 Franklin Hill Interiors .........................107 Shirley’s of Collins ............................107

Convention and Visitors’ Bureau Hattiesburg Convention Commission .. 15

Funeral Homes Hulett-Winstead Funeral Home ...........35

Counties Forrest County Board of Supervisors .. 19 Lamar County Board of Supervisors ... 23

Garden Centers/Nurseries Vesley’s Nursery ...............................110

Bricks Columbia Block & Brick ......................25

Country Clubs Canebrake Country Club.............Inside Back Cover Hattiesburg Country Club .................. 121

Bridal Gowns Mimi’s Bridal .......................................77 Occasions ...........................................55

Day Care Creative Kids Christian Learning Center ............... 225

Gardens,Formal Bellingrath Gardens......................25,156 Gifts A Gallery/Plums ..................................80 Accents ............................................. 119 Shirley’s of Collins ............................107 Westside Studio .................................. 63 Watermelon Patch, The ....................... 64 Continued Next Page Here’s Hattiesburg! 255


Golf Clubs Canebrake Country Club.............Inside Back Cover Hattiesburg Country Club ..................121 Pine Belt National Golf Course .......... 140 Pine Creek Golf Course .....................141 Grocery Stores Corner Market .....................................65 Hospitals Forrest General Hospital ................... Inside Front Cover Wesley Medical Center .................... Outside Back Cover Hotels/Motels Holiday Inn & Suites ...........................24 Ice Cream Cold Stone Creamery ........................249 Insurance Alfa Insurance-David Sides .................41 State Farm-Bradley Black ....................61 State Farm-Ben Calhoun, Jr ................43 Interior Design Accents .............................................119 Franklin Hill Interiors ....................63,107 L’Elegance du Décor ..........................107

Medical-Physician & Surgeons Detox Clinic of Hattiesburg, The ........185 Family Practice/After Hours Clinic .....185 Hattiesburg Clinic-Dermatology ........183 Hattiesburg Clinic- Main Clinic ..........181 Hattiesburg Clinic-OB/GYN ...............182 Hattiesburg G.I. Associates ............... 184 Healthworks/Cloverleaf Immediate Care .............................. 193 Oasis at Orleans Park, The ................189 Southern Neurologic & Spinal Institute ............................190 Southern Surgery Clinic ....................194 Southern Urology..............................188 Teresa E. Klainer, M.D .......................186 Walk-In Spine Center, The ................. 194 Wesley Med. Group/ Oak Grove Family Clinic ..................187 Women’s Pavilion of So. MS .............188 Museums MS Armed Forces Museum................... 5 Pet Grooming Aunt Linda’s Pet Hotel .........................97 Pharmacies Newpointe Pharmacy ..........................63

Jewelry Stores Carter’s Jewelry ..................................75 Parris Jewelry .....................................79

Physical Therapy CARE Physical Therapy .....................193 Orleans Park Rehab Svcs ..................189

Liquor Stores Fine Wine & Liquor Loft ......................69

Pizza Bianchi's Pizzeria ..............................251 Mellow Mushroom ............................ 247

Maternity & Baby Wear Expectations........................................49 Medical-Physician & Surgeons Advanced Pain Therapy .....................186 Arthritis Associates ........................... 189 Children’s Medical Group .................. 190

Publishers-Magazine M & M Publishing .................................6 Real Estate Developments Legacy, The ......................................7,80

Realtors Breland Wesley ...................................89 Coldwell Banker- Don Nace .................85 Crye-Leike Signature One Realty .........89 Dottie Farris Realtor ............................ 87 Dunbar Real Estate, Inc. ...................... 41 Exit Realty Advantage.......................... 85 Southern Property Group, LLC............ 91 Southgate Realty, LLC ......................... 17 Restaurants 206 Front .......................................... 251 Bapa's Bistro.......................................24 Bianchi's Pizzeria ..............................251 China Buffet & Sushi Bar ..................248 Mellow Mushroom ............................ 247 Red Lobster ...................................... 251 Retirement & Assisted Care Facilities Emeritus Senior Living ......................241 Oxford Health and Rehabilitation.......240 Wesley Manor Retirement Home ......241 Schools-Private & Parochial Benedict Day School .........................219 Central Baptist School....................... 217 Heritage UMC Preschool ...................229 Presbyterian Christian School ...........215 Sacred Heart Catholic School ............ 216 Schools-Public Hattiesburg Public Schools ...............220 Skating Extreme Skate Zone .......................... 122 Spas Shoots Salon & Spa ............................51 Sports Equipment-Used Play It Again Sports .......................... 125 Swimming Pools Adcock Pool, Spa and Billiards .........117 Tanning Salons Endless Summer ................................. 59 Tire Dealers Mike’s Tire & Wheel ..........................129 Universities & Colleges Pearl River Community College.........213 University of Southern Mississippi ...205 William Carey University ..............Inside Front Cover Right Read Veterinarians Holland Veterinary Clinic .....................99 Town & Country Animal Hospital ........96 Visitor’s Centers Hattiesburg Visitor’s Center ..............8, 9 Zoos Hattiesburg Zoo .................................. 15

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Here's Hattiesburg!