Coke, Pepsi dropping controversial ‘BVO’ ingredient from all drinks after Hattiesburg teen’s petitions

May 6, 2014 in Business

NEW YORK (AP) — Coca-Cola and PepsiCo said Monday they’re working to remove a controversial ingredient from all their drinks, including Mountain Dew, Fanta and Powerade. The ingredient, called brominated […]

Courtesy officer charged in fatal Hattiesburg shooting released on bond

April 29, 2014 in The Buzz

HATTIESBURG, Mississippi (AP) — Authorities say an apartment complex courtesy officer charged with murder in the shooting death of a 38-year-old Hattiesburg man is no longer in jail. The Hattiesburg […]

DuPree Speaks at 50th Anniversary March on Washington (VIDEO)

August 28, 2013 in News, Top Stories

Hattiesburg Mayor, Johnny Dupree gave the following speech today, August 28 2013 at the 50th Anniversary Commemoration of the March on Washington on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial.

The following is the full transcript of the speech he gave, along with the video of the speech:

I want to thank the National Conference of Black Mayors, and the coalition for the opportunity to make a few remarks on this historic occasion.

Decades and decades of blood, sweat, tears, organizing meetings, sit-ins, jailings, boycotts, negotiations, adjudications—all culminated in a march….