Students walked out of class to settle a bet

During class at Canton Academy, a bet was wagered between teacher and student: a softball pitcher can’t strike out a boy. With the teacher’s permission, the students left class and headed to the mound. That’s where Kendall Calloway put her softball arm to the test. Kendall Calloway is a senior softball player at Canton Academy … Continue reading “Students walked out of class to settle a bet”

Helping Mississippi’s long term care residents stay connected and hopeful during the pandemic.

MDB Behavioral Health Services has generated a giving hope supply drive. Their mission is to help residents in long term care facilities across Mississippi stay connected and hopeful while restricted from visitors during the Covid-19 pandemic. Listen and learn how to help!  

Finding calm with the Chronicles of Pondlandia

Pondlandia is a ‘made-up’ name for a small pond where Janne Patterson Swearengen walks daily. To bring the outside to those safely sheltered inside, Janne started chronicling her walks on video. Today, long-term care facilities and everyday Mississippians are enjoying the quiet and calm, and meeting the residents of Pondlandia: domestic white ducks named Huey … Continue reading “Finding calm with the Chronicles of Pondlandia”

Fashion expert shares how to dress while working from home.

Krystal A. Watson is the founder of Orderly Fashion and knows that you feel good when you look good. Working home isn’t an excuse to stay in drab clothes all day. Your mental health and to-do list will thrive when you make an effort to comb your hair, and put on your favorite lip gloss, … Continue reading “Fashion expert shares how to dress while working from home.”

Mississippi entrepreneur works to innovate face mask for teachers

Ryan Kelly was inspired to innovate the traditional face mask after talking with his wife, a teacher. Looking to create a more comfortable product, see-through, and still safe was his main objective. Learn more about the design and how to order by watching Ryan’s interview on Good Things with Rebecca Turner.

Give back with a backpack.

Project Impact MS is a non profit organization working to combat education inequity in Mississippi. The registered 501(c)(3) organization works to advance education for many of Mississippi’s most vulnerable children by providing resources necessary for youth to achieve their educational goals, while also working to enhance communities through collaborations with these communities in obtaining resources … Continue reading “Give back with a backpack.”

Jackson siblings work to help the homeless

Tucker  and Macy are making an impact on the greater Jackson / Metro community. Their vision is to provide things to the homeless of Jackson that they need – from water and bug spray to food and t-shirts. Listen as the sibling duo joined Rebecca Turner on The Metro to share more about The Provision Project. … Continue reading “Jackson siblings work to help the homeless”

The Mississippi Children’s Museum (MCM) is sharing experiments, activities and inside looks at their exhibits through its daily virtual learning

The Mississippi Children’s Museum (MCM) is keeping up an active online presence despite its doors being closed. The museum is sharing experiments, activities and inside looks at their exhibits through its daily virtual learning program that they broadcast on their Facebook page. MCM is committed to improving the early literacy development of children and is a significant educational resource for the … Continue reading “The Mississippi Children’s Museum (MCM) is sharing experiments, activities and inside looks at their exhibits through its daily virtual learning”

The Mississippi Aquarium continues to engage and educate while connecting to families online

Although the opening of the new aquarium is delayed, there’s no delay in awesome educational resources and fun things to do on the Aquariums Facebook page and other social media platforms. The aquarium has been actively engaging Mississippians on their Facebook page – from #TriviaTuesday to #FunFactFriday to educational videos that they are posting, there … Continue reading “The Mississippi Aquarium continues to engage and educate while connecting to families online”

Mississippi student survives a lightning strike while studying online

Paxton Burton had joined his history class online when lightning struck his house, and an electrical charge passed through his body, leaving a distinct mark on his chest. After being rushed by the family to Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital in Memphis, Paxton has fully recovered and gained a new nickname, Flash. You can hear Paxton tell … Continue reading “Mississippi student survives a lightning strike while studying online”

The Spirit of Travel cannot be broken in Mississippi

National Travel and Tourism Week is an annual tradition for the U.S. and Mississippi travel community. It’s a time when travel and tourism professionals unite to celebrate the value travel holds. This year, the coronavirus (COVID-19) emergency is having an unprecedented impact on the travel industry. Visit Mississippi and the travel and tourism community is … Continue reading “The Spirit of Travel cannot be broken in Mississippi”