United Way of Southeast Mississippi recently welcomed two new staff members.
Although several pieces of sculptural artwork dot the landscape at the former Hattiesburg American building at 825 Main St. in downtown Hattiesburg, there’s a long way to go before the building can be renovated into a community arts center – a dream of many.
Petal residents answered the call for the recent Petal Farmers Market’s inaugural cooking contest.
Eleven blueberry desserts and five homemade salsas awaited the tasting of the judges.
Held during the last market, cooks of all ages put their best mixing bowl forward for a chance to be recognized.
Brian Hall was named director of the Petal Parks and Recreation Department during Tuesday night’s Mayor and Board of Aldermen meeting. Hall has been serving as associate director since May 2017 and replaces Tom Hardges Jr., who will officially retire Aug. 28.
The job carries a salary of $47,215.
It’s vacation time, but Lauren Parker has been doing a lot of studying this summer about Mississippi and her hometown.
Parker serves as Hattiesburg’s representative in this year’s Mississippi Miss Hospitality Pageant taking place this week just across the river in Hattiesburg.
Customer service. It’s an area where we could all probably use a little more work or some improvement. Myself included. I still shudder a little when someone is left on hold for too long.
When Petal’s Ruby Miller and her four Hub City Region Special Olympians board a plane Saturday morning for the USA Games in Seattle, Wash., they will already be winners for the commitment, sacrifice and hard work they’ve put in to get where they are now.