Books, Books, and More Books

The third annual Mississippi Book Festival is fast approaching. Executive director, Holly Lange, stopped by the studio to give us the details what to expect at the festival. Gathering authors from all literature walks of life is part of what makes the festival so intriguing. Kayla Rae Whitaker joined the conversation by phone from Kentucky … Continue reading “Books, Books, and More Books”

History Made at American Legion Tyner-Ford

Michelle served our country as a Marine gunnery sergeant, and recently took her gavel and her place in the history of American Legion Tyner-Ford Post 213 as its first female commander. Michelle called into Good Things to share her exciting news. Click to listen:

William Carey Rebuilding a Better Campus

On January 21, 2017, the Mississippi Pine Belt encountered an E-3 tornado. William Carey University suffered the greatest hit with nearly 90% of their buildings affected. Fast forward 6 months and William Carey is starting back the fall semester with a fresh start and perspective. Dr. Scott Hummel, Executive Vice President and Provost, joined Good … Continue reading “William Carey Rebuilding a Better Campus”

Mississippian on American Ninja Warrior

Tonight, Josh Butler from Terry, MS will compete on the show American Ninja Warrior at 7pm on NBC. While that is exciting enough, it’s the story behind the scenes that provides the most encouragement. Josh and Katie Butler are a living testament to what it means to have true faith, trust, and hope in a … Continue reading “Mississippian on American Ninja Warrior”

General Fox Conner

It’s hard to be a Mississippian and not be curious or intrigued by the stories of the past. Often we focus on events, large scale movements, or political transitions, and forget that actual people, who called Mississippi home, were here living out those great stories. Award winning author, Steven Rabalais, stopped by the studio to … Continue reading “General Fox Conner”

Wedding Trends in Mississippi

It’s that time of year for school-bells and wedding-bells! Folks are off to class and off to the alter, and everyone wants to do it in style. Planning the perfect wedding can be the most wonderful (stressful) time of your life. But, with a little organization and helpful tips to keep you focused on what’s … Continue reading “Wedding Trends in Mississippi”

Back to School with School Lunch

To pack or not to pack- your kid’s lunch- that is the question!  There is a lot that goes into answering that question, but don’t count out school food services. As a dietitian, I want to shed some light on the Good Things that are happening in many cafeterias around Mississippi. Registered Dietitian and Child … Continue reading “Back to School with School Lunch”

Snow Cone Stand Raises Mega Money

After an earthquake hit the Philippians, one boonville boy wanted to make a difference.  Webb DeVaughn, set out to help raise funds for Rosemary’s Home of Hope by selling snow cones for $1.00. His mom, Misty DeVaughn, wanted to help boost his clientele and made a boost on Facebook- as you can imagine, the word snowballed … Continue reading “Snow Cone Stand Raises Mega Money”

Mississippi Girlchoir Teaching Vocal Excellence

The Mississippi Girlchoir (MGC) is Mississippi’s premier choral organization for girls in grades 3-12. The organization was founded in 1995 with just 17 young women and has grown to more than 100 voices divided into four distinct choirs: Their mission is to foster a dedicated community of vocal excellence through music education, vocal training and … Continue reading “Mississippi Girlchoir Teaching Vocal Excellence”

Miss Hospitality 2017

Southern Hospitality is the hallmark of Mississippi. Whether you live across the pond as they say, or down the street, Mississippians will welcome you into their businesses and homes with a unique warmth and friendliness. So, it’s no wonder that Mississippi has a pageant that beautifully displays this tradition. The Miss Hospitality Pageant began in 1949 … Continue reading “Miss Hospitality 2017”

How Mississippi Became a State

Excitement is brewing for the opening of the Museum of Mississippi History (December 9th) where visitors will be able to explore the events, traditions, and people that make our state so rich and distinctive. But, do you know how Mississippi even became a state? Sit back and get a history lesson from Brother Rogers from the … Continue reading “How Mississippi Became a State”

Pinebelt Women Learn “Chalk Talk”

Spirit of Women sponsored by Forrest General Hospital is a collection of 8,000+ females in a 19 county area who come together to be educated, equipped, and encouraged to be healthier. Each year programs are customized to meet the needs of today’s women and their families, providing health education events and health screening. Not all … Continue reading “Pinebelt Women Learn “Chalk Talk””