Between the Pines: Mississippi’s Greatest Sports Stories

You don’t have to be a fan of sports to be entertained by the documentary series Between the Pines: Mississippi’s Greatest Sports Stories.  With the help of C Spire and others, TV and radio personality Jon Wiener and his brother, a filmmaker star in his own right, are bringing Mississippi’s most celebrated sports stories to … Continue reading “Between the Pines: Mississippi’s Greatest Sports Stories”

Mississippi Career and Technical Education

Co-Lin Career and Technical Education offer 26 programs to the students of Southwest Mississippi. Students of all ages have access to quality short-term training programs, national certifications, two-year degrees, certificates, and choices when it comes to career pathways and exciting training. Dr. Hulon, Copiah-Lincoln Community College President, and Patrick,  a sophomore at Co-Lin, stopped by … Continue reading “Mississippi Career and Technical Education”

Eat Better, Eat Together

When is the last time your family sat down to a family meal together? The benefits of eating together as a family are numerous for children – from better grades in school, better communication skills, decreasing risky behaviors and better overall nutrition. Yet, despite these health benefits, only 30 percent of families make time to … Continue reading “Eat Better, Eat Together”

Mississippi Skater Spins to the Top

Jeremy Huddleston has been skating his way to the top. Taking a pastime and turning it into a bigger mission for Mississippi. Jeremy took 3rd in this year’s Sonic Carhop National Skate Off. Learn more about Jeremy’s story here:      

Mississippi Myra Mirrors

There is new technology coming out of Mississippi that shaking up the industry of software. You don’t have to go to Silicon Valley to find innovation. Oxford, Mississippi is currently the home to a company called Myra Mirrors that invented an operating system that enables people to interact with mirrors.  Sam Bertolet, the founder of Myra Mirrors, … Continue reading “Mississippi Myra Mirrors”

MSU’s First Astronaut Scholar

Mississippi State University’s awarded their first Astronaut Scholarship recipient, a senior civil engineering major Phong C. Ly of Brandon.  Receiving a $10,000 merit-based award from the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation, Ly is pursuing an environmental engineering concentration through MSU’s James Worth Bagley College of Engineering.  Phong joined Rebecca Turner on Good Things to share in his experience … Continue reading “MSU’s First Astronaut Scholar”

Mississippi’s Rose Hill Cemetery

In 2010 a group of people came together under the leadership of Annie McKee, and with the endorsement of the Cemetery Caretaker, Walton Moore and formed “The Rose Hill  Company.” Together these people researched and prepared for months to present a historical picture of some of the individuals interred in Rose Hill Cemetery.  Annually,  the … Continue reading “Mississippi’s Rose Hill Cemetery”

Car Seat Safety Tips

Every year during the month of September, Safe Kids coalition members host events in Mississippi and across the country to help parents learn how to install and use their car seat correctly. These events are in celebration of National Child Passenger Safety Month. Listen to learn what you need to know about what Mississippi is doing … Continue reading “Car Seat Safety Tips”

Mississippi’s Extra Table

1:5 Mississippians battle hunger and/or food insecurity. Extra Table was created to help put a stop to hunger. By partnering with Sysco, Extra Table is delivering healthy and nutritious food to food pantries and soup kitchens at below wholesale prices each month. Martha Allen, the executive director of Extra Table, joined Rebecca Turner on Good Things … Continue reading “Mississippi’s Extra Table”

Miss Mississippi 2018

Miss Tupelo Asya Branch was crowned Miss Mississippi 2018. After wrapping up competing in Miss America, Asya stopped by Good Things to share with Rebecca Turner her platform and focus for the future. Listen to how Asya responds to Rebecca’s rapid-fire questions.

Sports-Related Injuries

If it’s fall in Mississippi, it’s the season for sports-related injuries. When athletes get hurt, there’s a fairly short list of common injuries that come into play. Chief among them: ankle sprains, muscle strains, concussions, shin splints and knee injuries such as anterior cruciate ligament tears and meniscal tears. Dr. Jim Hurt, assistant professor of orthopedic … Continue reading “Sports-Related Injuries”

Miss Catfish 2018

The World Catfish Festival has become a major tourist draw to the Mississippi Delta. Because of its reputation as a family-oriented event, the World Catfish Festival has received several awards including Top 100 Events in North America and Top 20 Events of the Southeast. In addition to the live entertainment, the crowds are entertained with … Continue reading “Miss Catfish 2018”