Little Free Library

The City of Biloxi just got a new way to get it’s community reading! Thanks to Mary Dee Benton, the librarian at Biloxi High School, who secured grant funding from Biloxi First to purchase a Little Free Library kit. With the theory of “take one, leave one,” Little Free Library offers a 24/7 outlet to … Continue reading “Little Free Library”

Mississippi’s Masterchef Jr.

Season Six of MasterChef Junior is underway with Cade Ortego of Hattiesburg, MS as one of the 40 kids selected to go head to head for the ultimate prize. The hit culinary competition series gives talented kids between the ages of 8 and 13 the chance to showcase their culinary skills. Cade stopped by the Good Things … Continue reading “Mississippi’s Masterchef Jr.”

Mississippi Farm Receives $20,000 National Grant

This year 100 farms from all across the country applied to receive one of the 10 possible Cultivating Change* grants, through the Greener Fields Together organization. Among all the farms who applied, Choctaw Fresh Produce, in Philadelphia, MS was awarded a $20,000 grant!  Choctaw Fresh Produce is a 3-acre organic farm run by the Choctaw … Continue reading “Mississippi Farm Receives $20,000 National Grant”

Rescuing Vegetables in Mississippi

  The Society of St. Andrew has delivered more than 21 million pounds of salvaged potatoes and other food to the needy in Mississippi and Arkansas. This has resulted in almost 62 million servings of food going to hungry families in our region. The Society of St. Andrew operates a volunteer-driven Gleaning Network that includes … Continue reading “Rescuing Vegetables in Mississippi”

Mississippi Red Cross SAF

March is Red Cross month and the American Red Cross Service to the Armed Forces (SAF) division prepares to train those who want to become caseworkers to support military families. The Red Cross is increasing its SAF workforce in response to hundreds of Mississippi military workers set to deploy this spring.  The Mississippi needs volunteers to … Continue reading “Mississippi Red Cross SAF”

Low Fat vs Low Carb

Low-fat vs low-carb?  The nutrition dispute of the century: should you remove fat from your diet to lose weight or limit carbohydrates? A new major study offers an answer to this debate. As a Registered Dietitian, allow me to help you make sense of the science. Research in question: Gardner CD, et al.. Effect of Low-Fat … Continue reading “Low Fat vs Low Carb”

Gardening Tips for Spring

Spring is in the air and plants are getting in the dirt. But, there are some things you should know about getting plants and your garden prepped for the growing season. Billy Hutto Jr., from Hutt’s Home and Garden Center stopped by to share tips and tricks to getting garden ready. Check out the rest … Continue reading “Gardening Tips for Spring”

Elmore James Turns 100

Elmore James was a Mississippi blues guitarist, singer, songwriter and bandleader. He was known as “King of the Slide Guitar” and was known for his use of loud amplification and his stirring voice. Steve Franz, author of “The Amazing Secret History of Elmore James,” proclaims the the blues great changed his life. You can hear … Continue reading “Elmore James Turns 100”

Safe Prom Mississippi

Please Return on Monday A joint partnership of the Mississippi Highway Patrol and the Mississippi Department of Rehabilitation Services to urge teens to make good choices this PROM season.  Don’t text and drive Don’t drink and drive DO buckle up MHP, MDRS, MDRS Client Richard Stafford-along with his Personal Care Attendant Kerry Nelson (also his … Continue reading “Safe Prom Mississippi”

DASH Diet and Depression

There is some good news about a popular heart healthy diet- The Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension, known as DASH, has shown it’s ability to lower high blood pressure and bad cholesterol as much as some medications, but it can also reduce depression, according to a study done at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago.  Registered … Continue reading “DASH Diet and Depression”

What Lies Beyond for the Believer

Death is a natural part of life, but for those left behind the grieving process can be an uncomfortable, unimaginably painful process. Brother Robby Rikard, author of What Lies Beyond for the Believer, stopped by the studio to share his insights to helping families heal during the hardest time. Catch the rest of Good Things … Continue reading “What Lies Beyond for the Believer”

Back Pain in Mississippi

If you have ever been down in your back, you know that is a miserable place to be and feeling to be had. Low back pain is a leading cause of disability worldwide and is one of the most common reasons for missed work. Dr. Nixon Gaddis, a neurosurgeon with Merit Health, stopped by the … Continue reading “Back Pain in Mississippi”