Posts Tagged ‘small towns’

Hattiesburg counts on a good football team to create good business

The University of Southern Mississippi’s football program just finished an 0-12 season. It cost first-year coach Ellis Johnson his job. That won’t be the only fallout, though. Businesses that depend on traffic generated by football games in Hattiesburg have had a rough fall, too. John Neal, Keg and Barrel, usually stays busy with the catering […] [...]

Rural libraries: The lifeblood of small towns in Mississippi

by Phil Hardwick Published: August 7,2011

Tags: MBJ column, Phil Hardwick, rural libraries, small towns

Recently I had the opportunity to visit eight libraries in rural towns in Mississippi during the course of one week. These libraries ranged from a two-room facility smaller than some master bedrooms to a full-service, modern library that offered a full range of activities for the community. Below are 10 things that I learned about […] [...]

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