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Green Bay Converting locating operations, 300 jobs in Hattiesburg

July 7, 2014

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HATTIESBURG — Officials from Green Bay Converting, converter of sanitary towel and tissue products, announced today the company is expanding its operations into Mississippi with a facility in Hattiesburg. The project represents a corporate investment of $48 million and will create 300 new jobs. “We are excited about the continued growth of our business and believe […]

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Houston busisnessman buys Hattiesburg, Laurel Captain D’s

April 1, 2014

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Houston businessman Michael Knobelock is purchasing Captain D’s corporate restaurants in Hattiesburg and Laurel as part of a deal that will include the multi-franchise owner building four new restaurants in Houston. Knobelock owns 47 Church’s Chickens, 21 Little Caesars units, three Sears Appliance and Hardware stores and a couple of independent restaurant concepts. The move […]

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Former Southern Miss coach Turk dies at 71

December 6, 2013

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HATTIESBURG, Mississippi — Former Southern Mississippi basketball coach M.K. Turk died on Friday morning. He was 71. Turk led the Golden Eagles for 20 seasons from 1976 to 1996 and finished with a school-record 301 victories, two NCAA tournament appearances and six NIT appearances, including one NIT championship. The school confirmed Turk’s death on Friday. […]

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Mississippi Main Street communities accredited

May 24, 2013

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The Mississippi Main Street Association announces the following cities have been designated as accredited National Main Street Programs for meeting the commercial district revitalization performance standards set by the National Main Street Center®: Aberdeen, Amory, Baldwyn, Batesville, Bay St. Louis/Waveland, Belhaven, Biloxi, Booneville, Canton, Carthage, Cleveland, Clinton, Columbia, Columbus, Corinth, Greenville, Greenwood, Gulfport, Hattiesburg, Hernando, […]

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Southern Miss, MSU Space Cowboys team up on rocket parts project

May 14, 2013

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The Mississippi Polymer Institute at The University of Southern Mississippi has teamed up with Mississippi State University’s Space Cowboys rocket team to produce 3D printed parts for its rocket build. For the past year, the rocket team students have worked with MPI to engineer these rocket parts, which has allowed the team to successfully launch […]

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Hattiesburg Clinic marks half-century of Pine Belt health care

May 2, 2013

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Hattiesburg Clinic will celebrate 50 years of service to the community on May 1, 2013. The clinic was established on May 1, 1963 when 10 physicians partnered with a mission to focus on excellence and service to the patient. Today, Hattiesburg Clinic is the state’s largest privately owned specialty outpatient facility. While the Clinic has […]

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Southern Miss security expert: Terrorists are after soft targets

April 16, 2013

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Bomb blasts that ripped through crowds of spectators, killing three and injuring more than 100, at yesterday’s running of the Boston Marathon have captured the attention of the country’s leading security experts. President Barack Obama called the bombing, “an act of terror” in a statement today. Dr. Lou Marciani at the Center for Spectator Sports Security […]

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Gov. Bryant to make ‘huge’ announcement in Hattiesburg

February 19, 2013

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Gov. Phil Bryant

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant is scheduled to make a major economic announcement Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Lake Terrace Convention Center in Hattiesburg. The Governor’s office and an official of the Area Development Partnership of Greater Hattiesburg would not disclose the nature of the project. The press release only said it is a major […]

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A tale of the chase: the Hattiesburg tornado

February 13, 2013

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It is one of the lasting images of the recent Hattiesburg tornado. Almost a half-million people have clicked on the 5 and-a-half-minute YouTube video of a stormchaser racing down Hardy Street, only to be cutoff by an EF4 tornado as it plows into the south side of the University of Southern Mississippi campus. Harrowing, awe-inspiring […]

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Weather Channel apologizes for Hattiesburg name goof

February 12, 2013

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Eventually, The Weather Channel will learn its Mississippi geography. The weather network has apologized for referring to Hattiesburg as Johannesburg, MS, in its post-tornado coverage Monday. During Hurricane Issac, the network upset many when it referred to Mississippi as the “Land Mass between New Orleans and Mobile,” prompting a Facebook page by that name. The […]

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