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 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”

Mississippi Black Prairie Restoration

Prairie Wildlife is a premier conservation-driven sporting estate that is leading the native prairie grass restoration movement in the Black Prairie region of Mississippi. Located in the Golden Triangle in West Point Mississippi. Bennie Atkinson, the general manager, sat down with Rebecca Turner on Good Things to talk about how reviving Mississippi’s prairie land got … Continue reading “Mississippi Black Prairie Restoration”

Mississippi Boychoir

The Mississippi Boychoir celebrates their 24th Season.  In the last twenty years, hundreds of musically talented young men have worked to develop vocal techniques, self-discipline, learn music in a variety of styles, and have fun singing! There is still time to get your young man an audition.

Hattiesburg Zoo’s Sloth

Located on 12-acres within Kamper Park,  The Hattiesburg Zoo houses nearly 100 species of animals from around the world.  It is operated by the Hattiesburg Convention Commission, but the animals are cared for day-to-day by a dedicated staff of zookeepers.  Zookeeper, Corissa Harvey, joined Rebecca Turner on Good Things to talk about caring for animals … Continue reading “Hattiesburg Zoo’s Sloth”

Tuesday on #GoodThings with @RebeccaTurnerRD

Good Things with Rebecca Turner – Tuesday, July 31st, 2018 You’ll be hearing about all kinds of Good Things today with Rebecca Turner, as she will be speaking with Jim Pollard, the Public Affairs Manager for American Medical Response, about Back to School safety, since the new school year is RIGHT around the corner!

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”

Thursday on #GoodThings with @RebeccaTurnerRD

Good Things with Rebecca Turner – Thursday, July 19th, 2018 You’ll be hearing from Larry Jorgenson as he talks about his book The Coca-Cola Trail that highlights 5 Mississippi cities(Corinth, Hattiesburg, Philadelphia, Grenada, and Vicksburg) for their contribution to Coca-Colas historical success in the Magnolia State!