Mississippi’s Coca-Cola Trail

Did you know that the first Coca-Cola was in Vicksburg, MS, not Atlanta, GA? There are 5 cities in Mississippi that are prominent on the Coca-Cola trail.  Author, Larry Jorgensen, stopped by Good Things with Rebecca Turner to share Coke’s Mississippi story.   Find a copy of The Coca-Cola Trail  Vicksburg : Lorelei Books, Court House Museum, … Continue reading “Mississippi’s Coca-Cola Trail”

Finding Hope to Grieve Well

JJ Jasper is a veteran morning on-air radio personality, best-selling author, comedian, dedicated Christian and devoted family man. He authored the book, Losing Cooper: Finding Hope to Grieve Well after their family experienced the tragic death of their five-year-old son Cooper. The book shares their journey through the darkness but offers real hope to anyone experiencing … Continue reading “Finding Hope to Grieve Well”

South Mississippi Strong

Toni Soto lives with cerebral palsy, but she doesn’t let those obstacles keep her from living her best (and strongest) life.  With a little courage and determination, Tono makes the seemingly impossible, possible. Hear how Toni is taking her fitness to the next level, competing in a fitness competition and looking to tackle a 5K.

NASA Community College Aerospace Scholars

Forty-one students from 29 community colleges visited Stennis Space Center for the NASA Community College Aerospace Scholars event. Students were divided into teams to compete for a fictitious NASA contract to design the most reliable and cost-efficient Mars rover prototype. Hear a first-hand experience from one of the students here.

There is a new internet speed in town.

C Spire is on a mission to transform Mississippi one neighborhood at a time. By leveraging 5G fixed wireless technology and our commitment to community, they aim to give Mississippians more choices and opportunities than ever before. This is the internet service you’ve been waiting for—fast, consistent, flat-fee data that enables you to stream, watch, play, and … Continue reading “There is a new internet speed in town.”

Homestead Living in Mississippi

Making a living and making a life are two very different things. The Homestead Education Center in Starkville, Mississippi provides an avenue for teaching what they call “real living” in a warm and curious environment. Alison Buehler’s family moved back to Mississippi and decided to get back to the basics of living. She joined the conversation … Continue reading “Homestead Living in Mississippi”

The Skills Foundation of Mississippi

The Skills Foundation of Mississippi seeks to facilitate greater collaboration between the public and private sectors and develop strategies for the purpose of increasing Mississippi’s supply of skilled workforce. Garrett  McInnis and Patrick Sullivan joined the Good Things conversation to share news of a new online tool, you can use to learn about alternative workforce … Continue reading “The Skills Foundation of Mississippi”

Summer Cookout Tips

Tired of serving the same ole hamburgers and hotdogs? Spice up your summer cookouts with tips for the Debutante Farmer, Elizabeth Heiskell. Elizabeth’s latest cookbook, What Can I Bring? Southern food for any occasion life serves up, offers recipes perfect for your outdoor feast. Delicious Tip: One of Elizabeth’s go-to sauces is simply to mix … Continue reading “Summer Cookout Tips”

June Dairy Month in Mississippi

Mississippi has 81 dairy farm families in operation, milking approximately 9,500 milk cows. June is Dairy Month and time to celebrate the hard work dairy farmers do year round. Not to mention, the delicious and nutritious package that comes in a tall glass of milk, cheese and yogurt. Learn more about June Dairy Month.   … Continue reading “June Dairy Month in Mississippi”

Crab, corn and green tomato relish

One of Mississippi’s best natural (and delicious) resources is SEAFOOD! For the last 9 years Mississippi’s  most talented chefs have been celebrated in an annual throwdown! Those named the Best Seafood Chef in Mississippi will earn a spot in the Great American Seafood Cookoff. Each of the 12 chefs bring their own style, perspective and flavor … Continue reading “Crab, corn and green tomato relish”

Plan a Mississippi Vacation

You might have heard the term “Stay-cation” – where a vacation is spent at home or nearby rather than traveling far and wide. Mississippi has plenty of hot spots for you and your family to travel to this summer.  Craig Ray is the Director of Visit Mississippi, the Tourism office of the Mississippi Development Authority, … Continue reading “Plan a Mississippi Vacation”

Mississippi and Hypertension

According to Mississippi’s State Department of Health reports, more than 700,000 Mississippi adults have high blood pressure (hypertension), and thousands more of you may be at risk. High blood pressure is considered a silent killer, increasing your risk of heart disease, stroke, and kidney disease. The good news is it is preventable, and well managed … Continue reading “Mississippi and Hypertension”