For the love of combative sports

For the love of combative sports

Saturday, June 01, 2019

Jason Niblett


  1. The 9th Annual Pine Belt Women’s Expo is here!
    14 Aug, 2019
    The 9th Annual Pine Belt Women’s Expo is here!
    Emerge Events and Merit Health Wesley are excited to present the 9th Annual Pine Belt Women’s Expo taking place on Saturday, August 17, 2019, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Lake Terrace Convention Center in Hattiesburg. “It’s hard to believe we started this nine years ago!” said local event planner and business owner Jennifer Clark. “We started the Women’s Expo as a way to connect women with information, products and services that would enhance their lives. Nine years later we are still doing
  2. A man, two sons, and a drone
    01 Jun, 2019
    A man, two sons, and a drone
    The routines of life can become stressful, as most people know. There are careers, bills, relationships, and errands all competing for a spot in hectic schedules. Occasionally, a few hours of downtime can refresh the soul. For a Meridian man, a hobby he “landed into” gives him the pleasure of relaxation and a creative outlet either as downtime alone or enjoyed with his two sons. Josh Rutledge has a high-pressure career. As a conductor for Amtrak, he works more hours than what many people would
  3. Splashin' in the Sun
    01 Jun, 2019
    Splashin' in the Sun
    Located on Highway 29 in Wiggins - just 35 miles north of the Mississippi Gulf Coast - is Flint Creek Water Park, one of the nine waterparks that are part of the Pat Harrison Waterway District. The park is beautiful, featuring excellent fishing for bream, catfish, crappie, and bass.  It also has cabins, primitive camping, RV sites, and nature trails. In 2014, Splash of Fun, a family friendly waterpark, was opened at Flint Creek. According to Stewart Smith, safety director and head lifeguard
  4. Family Fun across the Magnolia State
    01 Jun, 2019
    Family Fun across the Magnolia State
    From Wiggins to Tupelo, there is something for every member of the family to enjoy this summer. Biedenharn Coca-Cola Museum About the attraction: Did you know Coke was first bottled in Vicksburg, Mississippi? This awesome historic building in Downtown Vicksburg is a must-see while making a road-trip. The museum houses a wide variety of exhibits interpreting the beginnings of Coca-Cola, the history of the Biedenharn family, the process used to first bottle Coca-Cola, a reproduction of the
  5. Summer fun on the Mississippi Coast
    01 Jun, 2019
    Summer fun on the Mississippi Coast
    There's no shortage of fun on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. From state line to state line, be sure to visit these awesome locations: INFINITY Science Center About the attraction: INFINITY is “Where Fun Meets Fascinating” where visitors enjoy a mix of exhibit space and hands-on experiential programming that seeks to inspire minds and spark imaginations. INFINITY Science Center is a non-profit science museum offering a blend of space, Earth science, engineering and technology content. It also
  6. A place for Jeannie
    01 Apr, 2019
    A place for Jeannie
    A few years ago, a Meridian girl with a huge heart worked really hard to help her school raise money. Through her efforts, she was one of the winners of a Hummer limo ride and pizza party, something exciting for someone her age. At the last minute, there was a change to include a visit to a playground. For some of the children, it was a great diversion. For this girl, however, it wasn’t the great time for which organizers had planned. This child couldn’t play at the playground because she uses a
  7. Laurel bookstore holding strong
    01 Apr, 2019
    Laurel bookstore holding strong
    A Laurel landmark Christian gift shop and bookstore is holding strong, even at a time when a large chain – the Lifeway Christian Stores – recently announced the closing of all locations. The closure will leave a void in some markets, but not in the Pine Belt. This independent shop has so much to offer, it’s worth a drive from larger cities like Meridian, Jackson, or Hattiesburg to find this Mississippi treasure. The Baptist Bible and Book House has served the Laurel community since 1948. Don’t
  8. The Delta with fresh eyes: A new Mississippian’s perspective
    01 Jan, 2019
    The Delta with fresh eyes: A new Mississippian’s perspective
    Hilda Hellwig retired to the Mississippi Gulf Coast after living in Florida. Although she is well-traveled in her new home along the beaches, she excitedly enjoyed a weekend trip as she marked off a bucket list item of visiting the intriguing Mississippi Delta. The following is her experience as she and her husband traveled to the Ground Zero Blues Club in Clarksdale. This was one of those Mississippi days the weather wasn’t quite sure of the season. Not summer, not winter. It was a very
  9. Downtown Mendenhall: Savvy women helping to strengthen their hometown
    01 Dec, 2018
    Downtown Mendenhall: Savvy women helping to strengthen their hometown
    A group of women entrepreneurs are working to not only stabilize their hometown, but make it thrive. Sure, they may be in competition with each other, but they also share a common goal: Bring more people and shoppers to downtown Mendenhall. As they work to get more traffic into downtown, they know this will benefit not only their own shops, but all the others, too. Conveniently located off U.S. Highway 49 in Simpson County, Mendenhall is in a prime location for shopping. A quick trip downtown