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Country club faces backlash over blackface

A video of a man dressed in blackface at a Halloween-themed country club party in Hattiesburg is currently receiving backlash on social media.

Symphony Orchestra celebrates 100 years

The University of Southern Mississippi Symphony Orchestra is celebrating its 100-year anniversary with a series of themed musical and visual performances.

Black business owner responds to vandalism

The Hattiesburg Police Department is investigating the recent vandalism of Vikki Layne’s Bar and Grill in Downtown Hattiesburg.

Black business owner responds to vandalism

Owner of Vikki Layne’s Bar and Grill Vikki Terrell found her restaurant vandalized with racial slurs Monday.

Jack’s Movie Shack keeps movie rentals alive

Southern Miss alumnus Daniel Greer co-owns Jack’s Movie Shack in Laurel with his wife Tiffany, and the two can often be found below the neon glow of an open sign in one of the last movie rental stores in the country.

John Becton accepts role as Dean of the College of Business and Economic Development

Southern Miss welcomes John Bret Becton, Ph.D., as the new dean of the College of Business and Economic Development. Becton graduated from Southern Miss...

Southern Miss graduate goes viral

In an effort to defend the innocent inboxes of his friends and followers, a Southern Miss graduate went viral with a clever way to...

Students celebrate Festival of Color

Southern Miss campus sidewalks were covered in a rainbow assortment of vibrant colors after the International Student and Scholar Services Center hosted a celebration...

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The Republican Party lacks ideological diversity

With Donald Trump and his supporters getting most of the media coverage, it would be easy to make the mistake of assuming that he and his platform are the only things to be taken seriously as 2020 Republican contenders, but that is not the case.

Independent tattoo artist discusses growth, community

A flat bright yellow building sits at the corner of Hardy Street and I-59 in Hattiesburg. One half of the building belongs to the Ra Shop; the other half belongs to The Ink Company. Three independent tattoo artists, all with different backgrounds, perspectives and art styles, make up the shop.
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