Hubfest 2019 to attract thousands to Hattiesburg

HATTIESBURG, MS – HUBFEST will be held on Saturday, March 29 from 9am – 5:30pm in Downtown Hattiesburg. There will be over 200 vendors including craft, business, and food with 4 stages of live music running all day. Be sure to bring the kids as there will be 3 different kids areas with lots of activities near Town Square Park, West Front Street and East Pine Street. Once again, we are excited to see rappelers going down the Carter Building for Over the Edge to assist Extra Table in its mission to end hunger in Mississippi. With having over 30,000 attendees the past several years, we try our best to make sure there is something for everyone including the music selection.

Key Statistics for Colorectal Cancer

The following article is from the American Cancer Society. Colorectal Cancer Screening Tests: Excluding skin cancers, Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer diagnosed in both men and women in the United States. The American Cancer Society’s estimates for the number of Colorectal cancer cases in the United States for 2019 are: 101,420 new cases of colon cancer 44,180 new cases of rectal cancer Lifetime risk of Colorectal cancer: Overall, the lifetime risk of developing Colorectal cancer is: about 1 in 22 (4.49%) for men and 1 in 24 (4.15%) for women. This risk is slightly lower in women than in men. A number of other factors (described in Colorectal Cancer Risk Factors) can also af

"Son of a Gun" examines Civil War myth

(Toggle closed captions on and off through the video player settings.) The film "Son of a Gun" can be seen April 3 at 7 p.m. at the Saenger Theater in downtown Hattiesburg. Visit for more details.

Antonelli College to close Hattiesburg, Jackson campuses

FOX23 has learned Antonelli College will close its campuses in Mississippi, including one in Hattiesburg, when students currently enrolled graduate. The following is a statement from the college's president Antonelli College has a proud history of graduating professionals in the business, art and health fields and we are so proud to have you as a part of that legacy. We take that very seriously, so we want only the best education possible for our students. It is with sadness that I announce that we will enter into a teach-out plan for all of our programs and plan to close the school after all students complete their programs. During the past several years, we have faced difficult business

USM’s National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security Signs International Training Agreemen

This is a press release from USM. DOHA, QATAR - During the Milipol Qatar 2018 Exhibition on October 29-31, 2018, the The University of Southern Mississippi’s National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) and INTERPOL, signed a training cooperation agreement with the State of Qatar, represented by the Security Committee of the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy. “In conjunction with INTERPOL Project Stadia, the training program will meet the requirements of Qatar and respond to the needs related to security for the 2022 World Cup,” said NCS4 Director Lou Marciani. “It is designed to enhance knowledge and encourage innovation, to turn training into operational practice

WCU revisits historical landmark Dr. Martin Luther Jr. visited 51 years ago

HATTIESBURG, MISS. – Students and faculty members from William Carey University (WCU) stood in front of Mt. Zion Baptist Church with their hands and fingers linked together, Tuesday evening. “When he [Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.] came to Mt. Zion in 1968, he was here to recruit for the Poor People’s Campaign,” Jay Richardson, a WCU assistant professor of history said. Dr. King actually made two visits to Hattiesburg. He made one visit in 1964 and another in 1968. During both of his visits, Dr. King made a special appearance at Mt. Zion Baptist Church located on Spence St. March 19, 1968, King came to Hattiesburg to recruit people to help him lead a march on Washington for the Poor People’s


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