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Hattiesburg man wins $1.5 million jackpot
JONES COUNTY, Miss. (WHLT) – A Hattiesburg man won a $1.5 million jackpot at a Mississippi casino. Officials with Bok Homa Casino said Lawrence E. won the jackpot while playing the Monopoly Money slot machine on Wednesday, June 7. “Congratulations to Lawrence E. on his big win!” the casino said in a statement.
Petal equestrian club is seeking volunteers
PETAL, Miss. (WDAM) - A Petal equestrian club is looking for volunteers to fill its saddles. “Worthy Stables” offers six-week sessions, during which child and adult volunteers can assist riders in need of equine therapy. Owner Jesse Mathias said the club’s biggest need is consistent help. “You know,...
Restaurants prepare for Super Regional crowd
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (WDAM) - Tickets are officially sold out for this weekend’s Hattiesburg Super Regional. That means local restaurants will be packed with fans wanting to catch the game. The Keg & Barrel in Hattiesburg has been preparing for the influx of diners. “We’ll be bringing in tons of...
Hattiesburg teen competing in USA International Ballet Competition
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (WDAM) - A Hattiesburg teen will be competing this weekend in the 12th USA International Ballet Competition in Jackson. 16-year-old Alexei Orohovshy will be competing Sunday night. He is believed to be one of the few dancers in Mississippi to have ever competed in this competition. Alexei’s parents,...
‘Summertunes’ returns Friday
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (WDAM) - The 15th annual “Summertunes” concert series returns to Hattiesburg Friday. The free, family-friendly evening will take place four times this summer as part of FestivalSouth. Town Square Park will host live music, food and art vendors and kid-friendly activities. This year, Summertunes partnered with...
‘The Pin-Up Girls’ dance & sing into Carey Dinner Theater’s 47th season
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (WDAM) - Carey Dinner Theatre will open its 47th season this summer with “The Pin-Up Girls,” a musical love letter featuring songs from World War I to Afghanistan. Performances will run Tuesdays through Saturdays from July 6-22 in the Joe & Virginia Tatum Theatre on William...
Wheel of Fortune LIVE! heads to the Hub City for one night only
PINE BELT, Miss. (WDAM) - A beloved television classic will soon visit the Hub City for a special live stage show. On Monday, the Historic Saenger Theater announced that “Wheel of Fortune LIVE!” is coming to Hattiesburg on October 29. The live stage show is produced by Right...
LRMA offering free art activities for the summer
From June 9-11, the YMCA of Southeast Mississippi branches in Petal and Hattiesburg will offer a new “blended learning” lifeguard course. Residents in the City of Lumberton are looking to make art a part of the community. USM hosting Super Regional this weekend. Updated: 10 hours ago. |
Discovery Days at 6th Street Museum District
Every week starting in June, the Laurel Rogers Museum of Art will have free family art, reading events with the library and drop-in drawings. Residents in the City of Lumberton are looking to make art a part of the community. Petal YMCA offering new lifeguard training. Updated: 18 hours ago.
YMCA offers new lifeguard certification course, combating local shortage
PETAL, Miss. (WDAM) - Want to have fun while learning how to save a life?. From June 9-11, the YMCA of Southeast Mississippi branches in Petal and Hattiesburg will offer a new “blended learning” lifeguard course. Staff members said the new course is an effort to increase the...
First Discovery Days event held this week at Sixth Street Museum District
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (WDAM) - The first Discovery Days event is being hosted this week at the Sixth Street Museum District. The event allows children, ages 9 – 12, the chance to explore the “Rainbows and Tornadoes: The Mystical World of Branch” art exhibit by Al Branch at the Historic Eureka School on Wednesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Adam Doleac wraps up headlining tour, ready for next stage as a songwriter and new husband
Hattiesburg's own Adam Doleac just wrapped up his first headlining tour and is ready to start thinking about getting started on another one. "Going on a headlining tour — how exciting is that?" he said in a phone interview with the Hattiesburg American. "Usually you're the person who's warming up for the next band and now everybody's warming up for you. It was really great. I've been wanting to do a headline tour for it for a...
Hattiesburg pools making a splash in the community
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (WDAM) - The sounds of laughter now fill the Hattiesburg community pools. The pools officially opened for the summer on Monday, giving families a safe environment to make new memories. “Hattiesburg has a lot to offer, especially outdoors, so swimming pools are going to be a great asset...
Saenger Theater hosts not-so-silent movie night
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (WDAM) - The historic Saenger Theater hosted a not-so-silent movie night Sunday, coinciding with FestivalSouth. Guests were transported back more than 100 years to watch two films by Buster Keaton and Fatty Arbuckle from the 1920s. Back then, movies were just a motion picture and organists and musicians...
Exhibition to highlight Mississippi high school artists
The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) Museum of Art presents the “Make Your Mark” Exhibition, featuring a collection of drawings created by talented high school students from across the state of Mississippi. The exhibition will run from June 12 through August 12 at the Gallery of Art and Design on the Hattiesburg campus.
GALLERY: Photos from Auburn baseball’s season-ending loss to Southern Miss
The Tigers’ season comes to a close at home.
Eureka School hosting exhibit of works from Hattiesburg artist, veteran Al Branch
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (WDAM) - A new exhibit of more than two dozen works by the late Hattiesburg artist and Korean War veteran Al Branch is now on display at the historic Eureka School. The exhibit is called, “Rainbows and Tornadoes: The Mystical World of Branch.”. Twenty-nine nature-inspired drawings and...
USM Gulf Park offering Express Enrollment to get admissions process done quickly
It’s another summerlike day! We’ll be in the upper 80s this afternoon, and the high humidity will make it feel warmer. Hit or miss showers and storms will develop this afternoon and evening. Not everyone will get rain, but a few storms may have gusty winds, small hail, and heavy downpours.
The (Not So) Silent Movie at Hattiesburg’s Saenger Theater
Built in 1929, Hattiesburg’s Saenger Theater was originally a venue to show silent movies. It was constructed at a time when theaters were among the first public structures to benefit from air-conditioning systems. The theater boasts its original 778-pipe Robert Morgan Pipe Organ, which is one of the few Robert Morgan organs in the United States still in its original location.
‘Honey, I Shrunk the Museum’ makes masterpieces mouse-size at pocket museum
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (WDAM) - What if someone took all the great works of art from the best museums in the world, added colorful paint, sparkles and glitter and shrunk them down to mouse-size? That is just what happened at the Hattiesburg Pocket Museum. Thanks to the creativity and design work...
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