Gravel bike racing gaining popularity in Mississippi

Gravel riding, also know as adventure riding, is an increasingly popular form of cycling in Mississippi that combines elements of the road- and mountain-biking. Rides and races take place on unpaved back roads lending to a scenic adventure you can’t with any other form of cycling. It takes cycling to the next level and provides … Continue reading “Gravel bike racing gaining popularity in Mississippi”

Finding passion in helping Mississippi’s Boys and Girls

Ron Thornton had set out to attend law school at Ole Miss, but life had other plans for his professional career. In December, Ron Thornton accepted the position as the new director for the Boys and Girls Club of the Golden Triangle. There he will live out his passion for helping the youth of Mississippi. … Continue reading “Finding passion in helping Mississippi’s Boys and Girls”

Alumni of Harrison Co. School District Help Clear Lunch Debts

The Harrison County School District received nearly $3,000 to help out the child nutrition program to clear debts at eleven schools. The nonprofit School of Athens, which includes alumni of Harrison County schools, was behind the generous donation. Additional local donations during the same week cleared debts at North Gulfport Middles School and Harrison Central Elementary. Food … Continue reading “Alumni of Harrison Co. School District Help Clear Lunch Debts”

Navy Gold Star Program Helping Mississippi’s Military Families

Navy Gold Star is the Navy’s official program for providing long-term support to surviving families of Sailors who pass while on Active Duty. Navy Gold Star is an inclusive program – regardless of the fallen service members’ military branch, location, or manner of death. Our commitment is that regardless of the branch of service, we … Continue reading “Navy Gold Star Program Helping Mississippi’s Military Families”

Calling all bourbon lovers, try a “Mosquito.”

Mississippi’s Georgia Blue Restaurants are the only restaurants in the world that have a brand of bourbon and vodka. Under the GB Spirits label, the GB Bourbon and GB Vodka, are handcrafted to be smooth and savored. Jason Ishee is the owner of Georgia Blue Restaurants and GB Spirits. He stopped by Good Things with … Continue reading “Calling all bourbon lovers, try a “Mosquito.””

William Carey University will offer K-12 teachers an online, tuition-free class in January

William Carey University (WCU) will offer K-12 teachers an online, tuition-free class in January that can be used to assist in the renewal of the Mississippi Educator License. WCU wants to their part to tackle Mississippi’s teacher shortage by finding ways to recruit and retain classroom teachers. Dr. Teresa Poole and Dr. Ben Burnett, dean … Continue reading “William Carey University will offer K-12 teachers an online, tuition-free class in January”

As a ‘Man of God’ Demario Davis gives back to Mississippi

Demario Davis is a Mississippi native who played football for Brandon High School while his mother worked at St. Dominic Hospital. Today, he is a starting linebacker in the NFL for the New Orleans Saints. Recently, the NFL fined him for his headband that read “Man of God.” Demario decided he would use his platform … Continue reading “As a ‘Man of God’ Demario Davis gives back to Mississippi”

Mississippi State Ice Dawgs

Founded in 2008, the club Ice Hockey team at Mississippi State University (MSU) has evolved quickly into one of the most unique and exciting sport experiences the university has to offer. In only 9 years, the team has seen its humble beginnings in its first game in Baton Rouge, LA turn into a packed Bancorpsouth … Continue reading “Mississippi State Ice Dawgs”

Eudora Welty’s Handwritten Eggnog Recipe

When it comes to arts and entertainment, Mississippi is a land of legends. At The Mississippi Arts + Entertainment Experience (The Max) in Meridian, MS, you will find their stories told in one place. From interactive installations, a recording studio, and educational workshops, The Max has it all, including events. MAXMixology is an opportunity to … Continue reading “Eudora Welty’s Handwritten Eggnog Recipe”

Cooking as a first language.

What is a language we can all understand? The language of food! Lauren B. McElwain discovered that after hosting a cooking class for a few Japanese moms who had moved to town. Blue Springs, MS (on the outskirts of Tupelo), is home to a significant Toyota manufacturing plant and provides Lauren the opportunity to make … Continue reading “Cooking as a first language.”

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”