Natchez was named as one of The 25 Coolest Towns in America

The Matador Network listed the 25 coolest towns in America. Each of these 25 towns, all had populations under 100,000, and offer something unique. With a population of 14,886, Natchez, Mississippi, made the list for its deep history, craft cocktails, and magnificent sunsets on the riverbank. Jennifer Combs with Visit Natchez, talked with Rebecca Turner … Continue reading “Natchez was named as one of The 25 Coolest Towns in America”

Hannah Donelson: Pre-Teen Missionary and Philanthropist

Hannah Donelson is a twelve-year-old missionary from Tupelo, Mississippi, who has answered the call to serve others. Since a young age, Hannah has pushed the boundaries of her parent’s comfort zone to serve overseas. She has been on missions to Africa, Peru, and other international countries, helping orphans and the homeless. Stateside, she also stays … Continue reading “Hannah Donelson: Pre-Teen Missionary and Philanthropist”

Kimberly L Campbell – A Faith and Family Centered Public Servant

Growing up in a family committed to community service, Kimberly L Campbell knew she wanted to use her professional career as an avenue for public service. She was a member of the Mississippi House of Representatives, representing the 72nd district from 2007 – 2016. Before serving in the legislature, Kimberly worked as a policy analyst … Continue reading “Kimberly L Campbell – A Faith and Family Centered Public Servant”

Mississippi Sweet Potatoes: Healthy Eating with Great Taste

Today Mississippi is the 3rd largest sweet potato producing state in the United States. Most of our sweet potatoes are produced in Northern Mississippi with the highest number of acres is centered around the town of Vardaman. The long history of producing great tasting sweet potatoes in Mississippi began in 1915 when several farm families … Continue reading “Mississippi Sweet Potatoes: Healthy Eating with Great Taste”

Have you had the conversation about organ donation?

Becoming an organ and tissue donor takes only a few minutes, and can help change the lives of countless individuals. It’s important that you share your wishes regarding donation with your loved ones and learn their thoughts and feelings toward donation as well. Mississippi Organ Recovery Agency (MORA) shared the importance of having the conversation on … Continue reading “Have you had the conversation about organ donation?”

Presidential Chairs Made in Mississippi

Greg Harkins has been working with wood for nearly 50 years. Learning from Master Chairmaker, Tom Bell, he uses techniques passed down from the mid-1800s. Over the last 25 years, he has perfected the art of making rocking chairs. Six sitting US Presidents were gifted one of his produced by hand, made in Mississippi chairs, … Continue reading “Presidential Chairs Made in Mississippi”

365 Days of a Father’s Written Love

Ken Slay started writing down his thoughts and unspoken feelings when his daughter, Mae Slay, turned twenty. It would take him a full year, but on Mae’s 21st birthday, he gifted her a book complied with his words of hope and advice. His father intuition told him that his little girl who was growing into … Continue reading “365 Days of a Father’s Written Love”

An Open Conversation About Adoption

November is National Adoption Month, and it is a time to honor birth parents, adoptees, and adoptive parents. Deciding to adopt is the first step to an often lengthy, daunting, and financially straining process. The good news is families can find financial and emotional help when choosing to expand their family through adoption. Through generous … Continue reading “An Open Conversation About Adoption”

Experience The Max: Craig Claiborne (1920-2000)

Cooking is at once child’s play and adult joy. And cooking done with care is an act of love. — Craig Claiborne  Claiborne brought an appreciation of fine and vernacular dining to the attention of countless Americans. Like Julia Child, he emerged as an unmistakable presence associated with the love of restaurants, cooking and all things … Continue reading “Experience The Max: Craig Claiborne (1920-2000)”

Mississippi “Dingbat” featured in New Orleans’ Poydras Corridor Sculpture Exhibition

For Mississippians traveling to New Orleans this holiday season, they can now view a piece of home on Poydras Street in downtown New Orleans. Oxford native and artist Earl Dismuke now has a sculpture installed as part of the Poydras Corridor Sculpture Exhibition presented by The Helis Foundation, the South’s leading rotating public sculpture exhibition. … Continue reading “Mississippi “Dingbat” featured in New Orleans’ Poydras Corridor Sculpture Exhibition”

Ruth Ann Rigby on trauma, saving-grace, and offering hope to those suffering.

The worst day of Ruth Ann Rigby’s life turned out to be the best day. After being brutally attacked while pumping gas, Ruth Ann suffered post-traumatic stress disorder. PTSD set the stage for her to become an alcoholic and drug addict with no prior problems with substance abuse. Her husband of less than a year … Continue reading “Ruth Ann Rigby on trauma, saving-grace, and offering hope to those suffering.”

Indianola Mississippi Freedom House

Mississippi Heritage Trust works to save and renew places meaningful to Mississippians and their history. Recently, they announced the 12th List of the 10 Most Endangered Historic Places in Mississippi. Since 1999 the list has provided preservation efforts for 120 sites listed as endangered since. Lolly RashExecutive Director Mississippi Heritage Trust and Felicia King joined … Continue reading “Indianola Mississippi Freedom House”