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Robert St. John to open a specialty donut shop in Hattiesburg

Robert St. John to open a specialty donut shop in Hattiesburg

Matthew Williams, Print Copy Editor

March 9, 2018


Filed under Local, News

Robert St. John is bringing Hattiesburg its first craft donut shop to add to his line of local restaurants. The local entrepreneur has a strong reputation for opening successful restaurants in town, as he opened Ed's Burger Joint, Tabellas, Crescent City Grill, Purple Parrot and Branch. Midtown...

Adult film star Stormy Daniels sues President Trump

Adult film star Stormy Daniels sues President Trump

Katie Williams, Editor

March 7, 2018


Filed under National, News

Adult film star, Stormy Daniels, sued President Donald Trump on Tuesday, March 6. The lawsuit alleges Trump never signed a nondisclosure agreement, which his lawyer presented her before Trump's campaign in 2016. The agreement was made on October 28, 2016 and, although the identity of the person is...

An answer to gun violence?: Trump plans to hold meeting with Entertainment Software Association

An answer to gun violence?: Trump plans to hold meeting with Entertainment Software Association

Anna Pittman, Digital Copy Editor

March 5, 2018


Filed under National, News, Uncategorized

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee revealed that President Trump will be meeting with the Entertainment Software Association. Essentially, this is the U.S. video game committee. Huckabee said, “This is going to be an ongoing process and something that we don’t expect to happen overnight."...

FCAHS student in custody following threat to Purvis High School

FCAHS student in custody following threat to Purvis High School

Brady Smith, Staff Writer

February 23, 2018


Filed under Local, News

A Forrest County Agricultural High School student is now in police custody after threats made to Purvis High School. Authorities were alerted to the threat after a Snapchat photo began circulating on social media with the caption "Think I'm playing Purvis?" Following reports of the threat, Lamar County...

Evangelist preacher Billy Graham dies at 99

Evangelist preacher Billy Graham dies at 99

John Shutze, Staff Writer

February 22, 2018


Filed under National, News

World renowned evangelist, Billy Graham, was found dead in his home on Wednesday morning. Graham, who lived to be 99, preached to over 200 million people from over 180 countries. Graham was also a counselor to twelve U.S. Presidents, spanning from Harry S. Truman to Barack Obama. Graham was born...

National School Walkout Day planned to protest gun violence

National School Walkout Day planned to protest gun violence

Alec Hudson, Digital/Sports Editor

February 20, 2018


Filed under National, News

In the wake of last weeks school shooting in Parkland, the organizers of the Women's March are planning a National School Walkout Day to protest the steady increase in gun violence. They are encouraging teachers and students to walkout of their classroom to "demand" Congress put an end to these heinous...

Alabama lawmaker proposes new law allowing teachers to arm themselves

Alabama lawmaker proposes new law allowing teachers to arm themselves

Payne Petro and Payne Petro

February 19, 2018


Filed under National, News

After the tragic shooting in Parkland, Florida, many people have been discussing what steps should be taken to prevent any further acts of gun violence from happening again. Alabama Representative Will Ainsworth was told by educators in his district to propose a bill allowing  teachers to carry weapons...

Parkland, Florida site of latest school shooting

Parkland, Florida site of latest school shooting
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Matthew Williams, Copy Editor

February 16, 2018


Filed under National, News

Fourteen students and three adults were killed in the latest mass shooting in a high school on Valentine's Day. Nikolas Cruz, a former student, entered Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida with an AR-15 and smoke grenades. The shooter, Nikolas Cruz, 19, was recently expelled...

The New York Times CEO believes Print journalism has around 10 years left

The New York Times CEO believes Print journalism has around 10 years left

Brand Thaggard, Staff Writer

February 16, 2018


Filed under National, News

The CEO of the New York Times, Mark Thompson, believes that print journalism has  10 years left, at least in their company. Thompson says he would like print paper to "survive and thrive as long as it can." The end of print journalism for the New York Times would not mean the end of journalism as a...

Big Mac Burger Bling

Big Mac Burger Bling

Brad Humphreys, Staff Writer

February 13, 2018


Filed under National, News

McDonald's is hosting a giveaway for the, "Bling Mac" which is a diamond encrusted stackable ring resembling a Big Mac that amounts to $12,500. Along with the ring, the winner will also receive a check for $4,286 to complement their new seven layer bling. The ring was designed by the famous jewelry...

100,000 sign petition to reverse SnapChat update

100,000 sign petition to reverse SnapChat update

Kathryn Thaggard, Staff Writer

February 12, 2018


Filed under National, News

SnapChat users are not happy with the app's newest update.  Now they are taking a stand by signing an online petition. When SnapChat announced a new update in November, no one was expecting to hate it as much as they do.  According to many users, the app is now difficult to use and defeats the purposes...

Keg and Barrel is opening a new location in West Hattiesburg

Keg and Barrel is opening a new location in West Hattiesburg

Bella Massenburg, Staff Writer

February 1, 2018


Filed under Local, News

A second Keg and Barrel is opening near the Target shopping center in West Hattiesburg. The owner of the restaurant, John Neal, created a Facebook post on January 31 saying the new Keg and Barrel will open in the fall of 2018. Neal's two partners in the Keg and Barrel West location, Diana Pennington...

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