Mississippi James Beard Award Semifinalist Chef Cole Ellis

In 2013, Cole Ellis returned to his hometown of Cleveland, Mississippi to open Delta Meat Market, a butcher shop and boutique grocer of fine Southern foods. The idea took root in the community, generating a loyal following and friendly atmosphere. The culinary world took notice of Chef Cole, and he was nominated as a semifinalist in … Continue reading “Mississippi James Beard Award Semifinalist Chef Cole Ellis”

March of Dimes Encourages Unspoken Stories

Motherhood isn’t always easy, yet the most personal stories are the ones we don’t often talk about, and it only takes hearing one story like your own to know that you are not alone.  March of Dimes is calling on individuals to share their stories and break down the stigmas that exist around these too common … Continue reading “March of Dimes Encourages Unspoken Stories”

Graduating Senior Lands Coveted Internship in Luxury Hotel Market

Victor Muñagorri Moreno a recent graduate of University of Mississippi, is prepared to head off for the summer to fulfill the final requirements for his bachelor’s degree in hospitality management through an internship at one of the world’s premier brands in luxury travel. It was Victor’s love of travel and people that drew him to … Continue reading “Graduating Senior Lands Coveted Internship in Luxury Hotel Market”

Good Eats Mississippi: The Artisan Baker

Tucked away off the beaten path in Yazoo City, Mississippi is a couple cooking up handmade granola, pizza dough, and more. Owners Lane and Allan Ewing of The Artisan Baker make everything from scratch, utilizing local honey and other ingredients to serve their community and even food fans in New York City! Lane Ewing joined … Continue reading “Good Eats Mississippi: The Artisan Baker”

New Summit School steps up to help a student in need.

Reagan Spence, a junior at New Summit School in Jackson, was born with a Spina Bifida diagnosis. At 22 weeks gestation, Reagan’s family chose to have an experimental procedure in utero to help repair spinal damage. Reagan was one of the first 150 pre-term babies in the world to undergo gestational treatment. While the groundbreaking surgery … Continue reading “New Summit School steps up to help a student in need.”

What children should say to someone in a wheelchair

The curiosity of someone who looks different is there for small children. The first time they see someone in a wheelchair may make for an awkward encounter for all involved. Rebecca, the President of the MS Wheelchair Mississippi Foundation, who has been living in a wheelchair since birth, says the best thing anyone can do … Continue reading “What children should say to someone in a wheelchair”

A swashbuckling memoir of perseverance and redemption.

George Malvaney is best known for his leadership in the Mississippi response to the Deepwater Horizon (BP) oil spill in 2010. Marlvaney’s memoir titled Cups Up was released in May of 2018 by University Press of Mississippi. Cups Up chronicles George Malvaney’s roller coaster life from high school dropout, ex-Klansman, ex-mercenary, ex-felon, and ex-con, who went … Continue reading “A swashbuckling memoir of perseverance and redemption.”

Buy grumpy, don’t be grumpy

Grumpy Man is a small business success story out of Purvis, Mississippi. For the past six years, founder, Nathan Sanford, has been creating whole food based salsas, jellies and more from scratch.  Nathan and his staff approached 2019 as a year of growth and expansion until life imploded their plans. Read More about Mississippi-Made Salsa … Continue reading “Buy grumpy, don’t be grumpy”

Mississippi Delta’s Best Kept University Secret

U. S. News & World Report named Mississippi Valley State University (MVSU)  as one of America’s best in the southern region. Located in Itta Bena, Mississippi works with students from all walks of life and areas of the state and beyond to reach their college dreams. Mississippi Valley State University hosted its 22nd celebration of the … Continue reading “Mississippi Delta’s Best Kept University Secret”

Study: Concerts help you live longer

Going to a live concert once every two weeks can help you live longer, up to nine years longer, according to a new study. British concert promoter O2 paired up with scientist Patrick Fagan who found “just 20 minutes of [concert] time resulting in a significant 21% increase in feelings of wellbeing.” That’s better than … Continue reading “Study: Concerts help you live longer”

School Lunch Hero Day: Don’t call them “lunch ladies”

Between preparing healthy meals for Mississippi’s students, adhering to strict nutrition standards, navigating student food allergies, and offering service with a smile, school nutrition professionals are true heroes. On Friday, May 3, 2019, Mississippi School Districts will celebrate the 7th Annual School Lunch Hero Day! School Lunch Hero Day is a chance to showcase the difference … Continue reading “School Lunch Hero Day: Don’t call them “lunch ladies””

Children’s Mental Health in Mississippi

One in five children between the ages of 3-17 in Mississippi is struggling with a behavioral, emotional or mental health challenge. The good news is that most cases are treatable and families can thrive. But families need to know the warning signs and take action to be effective. Canopy Children’s Solutions is the state’s most … Continue reading “Children’s Mental Health in Mississippi”