Beacon of Tourism: Hattiesburg the third most visited city in Mississippi

Beacon of Tourism: Hattiesburg the third most visited city in Mississippi

Hattiesburg Downtown ArtWalk. By JULIA MILLER When it comes to becoming a beacon of tourism, a lot of factors have to mix just right. Marlo Dorsey, who took over the reins at VisitHATTIESBURG last fall, said all those elements have come together in the Hub City to create the fastest growing tourism market in theRead more about Beacon of Tourism: Hattiesburg the third most visited city in Mississippi[…]

TRAFFIC ALERT: Portions of downtown Hattiesburg to close for event

TRAFFIC ALERT: Portions of downtown Hattiesburg to close for event

Portions of downtown Hattiesburg will be closed tonight as the Spring Art Walk Event takes place. (Photo Source: City of Hattiesburg) HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) – Portions of downtown Hattiesburg will be closed tonight as the Spring Art Walk Event takes place. The event will host a smart Space Exhibit at the Cultural Center that willRead more about TRAFFIC ALERT: Portions of downtown Hattiesburg to close for event[…]

Old Hattiesburg High School one step closer to being converted into apartments

Old Hattiesburg High School one step closer to being converted into apartments

From A to Z, the Hattiesburg American city/government beat has you covered throughout the Pine Belt. Haskel Burns/Hattiesburg American Buy Photo For the past several months, officials have been patiently awaiting tax credits to help transform the former Hattiesburg High School on Main Street into an age-restricted apartment development. Those credits were awarded last weekRead more about Old Hattiesburg High School one step closer to being converted into apartments[…]

Looking Back, Looking Forward: 60-Plus Years Illustrating and Writing Books for Children

Looking Back, Looking Forward: 60-Plus Years Illustrating and Writing Books for Children

Last winter I gathered more than 60 years of my children’s book texts, illustrations, note-books, galleys, color separations, etc., both published and unpublished, to send to the de Grummond Children’s Literature Collection at the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg. Some of the many books I illustrated have been forgotten, including by myself, some not,Read more about Looking Back, Looking Forward: 60-Plus Years Illustrating and Writing Books for Children[…]

Mississippi considers bill to protect service dogs for veterans

Mississippi considers bill to protect service dogs for veterans

A proposed bill in the Mississippi legislature could grant accessibility rights to service animals for veterans diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder, allowing them access to public places traditionally reserved for service animals for blind or disabled people. House Bill 944 would allow veterans to bring their service animals, defined as a dog or a miniatureRead more about Mississippi considers bill to protect service dogs for veterans[…]