Pray Mississippi wants to come to your town

Pray Mississippi is a state-wide movement of prayer and fasting unifying hundreds of churches and tens of thousands of people strategically praying for every young person in the state of Mississippi. Patti Harrington, of FIREFLY Outreach, wants every school and student covered in prayer in all eighty-two counties in Mississippi. Patti joined Rebecca Turner on … Continue reading “Pray Mississippi wants to come to your town”

Mississippi to start a produce prescription program

You’ve heard Hippocrates’ famous quote about letting food be your medicine and your medicine your food. While food shouldn’t take the place of meaningful-medications, there is truth to a diet rich in fruits and vegetables can help prevent the need for certain medications. CDC’s State Indicator Report on Fruits and vegetables, 2018, shows national and … Continue reading “Mississippi to start a produce prescription program”

Learn the basics of coffee roasting in Mississippi

Chances are you wake up to a morning cup of coffee and never think about what went on behind the scenes to bring you a roasted cup of perfection. To the coffee roaster, countless hours of thought and tweaking in the kitchen goes into a quality cup of coffee. Kenneth Thomas, Umble Coffee’s Chief Coffee … Continue reading “Learn the basics of coffee roasting in Mississippi”

Martini, shaken or stirred: What do Mississippi gin makers say?

It’s been dubbed the Great Martini debate, thanks to James Bond. But when you ask the distilling experts, the reality is, as long as you have good gin, and a simple recipe, the rest is up to you. Friends and co-owners of Wonderbird Spirits, Chand Harlow, Rob Forster, and Thomas Alexander offer up martini advice … Continue reading “Martini, shaken or stirred: What do Mississippi gin makers say?”

Mississippi students get an opportunity for excellence

The Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science is Mississippi’s only public residential high school for academically gifted students and is located in Columbus, Mississippi on the campus of the Mississippi University for Women. Since opening it’s doors in 1988 it has been offering students an opportunity for excellence in education and setting the stage for … Continue reading “Mississippi students get an opportunity for excellence”

Picayune Dancers to Compete at the World Dance Championship

Twenty years ago, Tonya Barnum opened Center Stage School of Dance in Picayune, Mississippi in efforts to bring the art of dance to town. For the first time, she has had a team preparing to compete on a global stage. Annie Mae Kellar, Aly Klingenberger, Treasure Lacoste, and Heidi Wise have been dancing together for … Continue reading “Picayune Dancers to Compete at the World Dance Championship”

Grandma Green Completes UM Degree after 30-Year Break

There were quite a few cheers when Phyllis Green, of Oxford, walked across the stage to receive her bachelor’s degree in university studies during the University of Mississippi’s Commencement this summer. Green, 59, graduated from Byhalia High School in 1977 and attended Northwest Community College in Senatobia for two years. She transferred to UM, majoring … Continue reading “Grandma Green Completes UM Degree after 30-Year Break”

Supernatural Film “The Banality” to shoot in the Delta Area, August 2019 

“The Banality,” a feature film written and directed by Strack Azar and Michael Stevantoni, is to shoot in the Delta area from July 29th until August 25th. Actor Chris Mulkey (Twin Peaks, Whiplash, Captain Phillips) will play the lead role, Father Moss, along with a cast of both local and LA-based talent. “The Banality” is … Continue reading “Supernatural Film “The Banality” to shoot in the Delta Area, August 2019 “

Veterans helping veterans in Mississippi

In January 2016, four veterans of the 184th ESC, wanted a social club to keep friends together after serving together in the military. The 5th Squad started as a simple way to stay connected, but quickly realized their fellow soldiers needed more than an excuse to hang out, they often needed help. Founding member, Lee … Continue reading “Veterans helping veterans in Mississippi”

Breath new life into old heritage jewelry

Everyone has bits and pieces of family jewelry that sits dormant in the back of their jewelry drawers or close drawers. As jewelry trends change, families often don’t enjoy wearing antique pieces on a daily bases. Fran Riddell is on a mission to change that and breath new life into old heritage trinkets.  Fran Riddell … Continue reading “Breath new life into old heritage jewelry”

Maternal Fetal Medicine Brings Care Team Together for Mothers, Babies

At UMMC’s Center for Maternal and Fetal Care, experts who treat mothers with risk factors including high blood pressure and diabetes, and neonatal and pediatric subspecialists who care for the most medically fragile babies in the state work together for the best outcomes for mothers and their newborns. Dr. Rachel Morris, an obstetrician with UMMC … Continue reading “Maternal Fetal Medicine Brings Care Team Together for Mothers, Babies”

What’s your risk of a heart attack?

Cardiovascular disease, including heart disease and stroke, is the leading cause of death in Mississippi, accounting for over a third of all deaths in the state. Mississippi’s CVD mortality rate remains the highest in the nation. While these statistics can be overwhelming, there are things you can do, today, to reduce your risk. First, you … Continue reading “What’s your risk of a heart attack?”