Laurel Thrailkill, Hattiesburg American

Laurel Thrailkill

Hattiesburg American

Hattiesburg, MS, United States

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Past articles by Laurel:

Body of Laurel woman discovered by boaters in Leaf River. Here's what we know

Boaters found the body of a woman in the Leaf River in Jones County Sunday. She was identified Monday. → Read More

Young professionals in the Pine Belt: Southern Miss student wants to 3-D print homes

Alkendria "Desiree" McNair's passion for technology began with video games and evolved into an interest in 3-D printing homes. → Read More

PRCC to expand nursing program. What it means for current, future students

PRCC announced a major expansion to its nursing program Monday — a move that could help reduce the nurse shortage in the area. → Read More

Eight free things to do in Hattiesburg this summer: Museums, nature, art

Here are a few things to check out if you are looking for something to do that won't break the bank. → Read More

Concerts, live music in Hattiesburg spring, summer 2022

Hattiesburg is gearing up for warmer months filled with concerts and live music. Here is what to know about upcoming concerts in the Hub City. → Read More

23rd Downtown Crawfish Jam tickets, music lineup, parking: What to expect

Walthall Park will be alive with music and the smell of boiled crawfish and burgers Saturday at the Downtown Crawfish Jam Music Festival. → Read More

E-bikes: What to know about this unique outdoor activity in Hattiesburg

Sean McGee, owner of Easy Rider E-Bike Rentals, is offering a unique alternative to regular bikes in Hattiesburg. → Read More

Hattiesburg construction, road closures: What to know

Several road closures are impacting the city of Hattiesburg due to both traffic projects and unforeseen conditions. → Read More

Looking for something to do in Hattiesburg this weekend? Check out these events

Searching for something to do in the Hub City this weekend? Check out these events. → Read More

Hattiesburg Zoo's surprise giraffe pregnancy: When is the baby due?

The Hattiesburg Zoo announced the unexpected but welcome pregnancy of the zoo's reticulated giraffe Sue Ellen. → Read More

2022 Hattiesburg Zoo summer camps: Dates, costs and details

As warmer weather approaches, the Hattiesburg Zoo released details for its upcoming summer camps. Here are the details on times, dates and prices. → Read More

Vendors you shouldn't miss at Hattiesburg's Downtown Farmers Market

The Hattiesburg Farmers Market returned for the season Thursday, bringing vendors selling everything from fresh produce to homemade crafts. → Read More

Lumberton's new sawmill: What we know about completion date, hiring, traffic

Though Lumberton was named for its lumber industry, the new sawmill will be the first in almost a century, and will bring over 130 jobs. → Read More

Tired of dinner and a movie? Here are some unique date ideas for couples in Hattiesburg

For couples who are bored of the dinner and movie date, there are still some experiences left to try that may just be off the beaten path. → Read More

Severe weather to hit Mississippi, tornados likely in some areas: What to expect

Jackson and Hattiesburg are under a moderate risk of damaging winds up to 70 mph and hail up to golf ball-size. Tornados are likely. → Read More

How an academic win could be the key to U.S. citizenship for a Southern Miss student

Sonia Stanciu applied for citizenship to be eligible for some of the internships and opportunities that her peers were. → Read More

Knights, jousting, combat and costumes: What is Gulf Wars, the annual Lumberton, MS event?

This year marked the 30th Gulf Wars, a celebration of pre-17th century culture, that for some participants has turned into something more. → Read More

SkyWest to end service at 29 airports: What it means for Hattiesburg-Laurel Airport

SkyWest Airlines announced Thursday it will be terminating its service at Hattiesburg-Laurel Regional Airport due to a nationwide pilot shortage. → Read More

Wondering how to drive a roundabout? Here's what to do

Though there are proven benefits to installing roundabouts, they can be confusing for drivers who are unfamiliar with them. → Read More

Hattiesburg roundabout construction enters new phase: What to know

The new phase aims to keep traffic moving by allowing drivers will navigate the roundabout as it is constructed. → Read More