Lent: A season of surrender.

Lent is the 40-day period (not counting Sundays) that spans from Ash Wednesday to Easter. But do you know how it originated and why there is a focus on fasting? Brother Chris Lohrstorfer joined Rebecca Turner on The Metro to explain the historical and spiritual significance of the Lent season and how Christians and non-believers … Continue reading “Lent: A season of surrender.”

Pearl Lady Pirates looking to win back to back championship with once deployed coach back stateside

The Pearl Lady Pirates won their first basketball title since 1994 in 2019, defeating Terry in the MHSAA girls 6A state championship. Ending a 25-year championship drought was only part of their story. The 2019 Pearl Lady Pirates team won the gold ball while their head coach, Lacy Kennedy, was deployed in Kuwait. Fast forward … Continue reading “Pearl Lady Pirates looking to win back to back championship with once deployed coach back stateside”

An Air Rifle Athlete’s Journey from Ole Miss to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Ole Miss Rifle alum Ali Weisz qualified for the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics, making her dream of being a member of Team USA a reality. At the age of nine, Ali was introduced to the sport of shooting, starting with a BB gun. Ali opened up to Rebecca Turner of Good Things and shared her … Continue reading “An Air Rifle Athlete’s Journey from Ole Miss to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics”

Stennis Space Center STEM Engagement

The John C. Stennis Space Center, located in Hancock County, MS, is America’s largest rocket engine test complex. In addition to testing engines for NASA, they deliver tools for students and educators to learn and succeed in STEM: education in science, technology, engineering, and math. NASA STEM Engagement strives to increase K-12 involvement in NASA … Continue reading “Stennis Space Center STEM Engagement”

JXN.MS Celebrates the City with Soul

Its time to start  highlight what’s good, what’s uplifting and what’s worth celebrating in the city of Jackson, Mississippi.  JXN.MS blog is your source for good news in Jackson. Be it the people, music, food, history or culture, there’s always something good to talk about in the City With Soul. My City Jxn.Ms is managed … Continue reading “JXN.MS Celebrates the City with Soul”

4th Annual Kids Fishing 101

Every year, Ronnie Daniels, host Kids Fishing 101 at the Biloxi Boat show. Children age fifteen and under, get to experience a hands-on interactive event geared towards creating an interest in fishing while learning things such as knot tying, boat safety, casting, and more. Four hundred rods and reels tackle boxes, tackle, frisbees, and more … Continue reading “4th Annual Kids Fishing 101”

The Garden “Farm”acy in Mississippi

The Garden Farmacy is a 6-acre local, chemical-free farm in central Mississippi. Taylor Yowell, founded the farm with the mission to provide nutrient dense vegetables for you and your family, using sustainable and regenerative farming methods for growing food in Mississippi. Taylor joined Rebecca on The Metro to talk more about homesteads and how you … Continue reading “The Garden “Farm”acy in Mississippi”

Cedarhill Animal Sanctuary in Caledonia, MS

Cedarhill Animal Sanctuary strives to be a true sanctuary in every sense of the word. They provide a safe, secure and forever home to over 250 animals that have been abused, neglected and abandoned. Everyday they are deeply committed to the rescue of animals in need, domestic and exotic. For the well-being, safety and security … Continue reading “Cedarhill Animal Sanctuary in Caledonia, MS”

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”