Wounded Minutemen of Mississippi

Wounded Minutemen of Mississippi was founded in 2010 by Mississippi civilians and military personnel. During the last several years scores of Mississippians have deployed to either Iraq, Afghanistan and ALL over the world with some doing multiple tours. Many of our Soldiers have been wounded in action and are now seeking to rebuild their lives as a … Continue reading “Wounded Minutemen of Mississippi”

Diabetes Awareness Month

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month with the theme; no one is too young for diabetes. Diabetes Foundation of Mississippi stopped by Good Things to share timely information and a little inspiration for those living with diabetes.

Recipe for business success, 25 years in the making

Jeff Good and Dan Blumenthal – co-owners of BRAVO! Italian Bar and Restaurant, Broad Street Baking Company and Sal & Mookie’s – stopped by Good Things to talk about the book written about their life by Mississippi author (and SuperTalk Creative Director) Dawn Dugle. Their advice for entrepreneurs and anyone who wants to start a … Continue reading “Recipe for business success, 25 years in the making”

Mississippi Peer Support Specialist

Peer support has existed for decades, both formally and informally, in clubhouses, drop-in centers, and consumer-run organizations. Since the 1990s, increased attention has been paid to the importance and potential of expanding mental health staffing patterns to include “consumers as providers” within mental health service settings. “Recovery is possible for everyone.” A powerful statement by … Continue reading “Mississippi Peer Support Specialist”

Mississippi Celebrates Archaeology Month

October is Archaeology Month in Mississippi with activities and events celebrating our unique prehistoric history. Meg Cook, Director of Archaeology Collections with Mississippi Department of Archives and History (MDAH) along with Chris Goodwin, Director of Public Information for MDAH – joined Rebecca Turner on Good Things to talk Native Americans and more.

Eat Better, Eat Together

The benefits of eating together as a family are numerous – from better grades in school, better communication skills, decreasing risky behaviors and better overall nutrition. Yet, despite these health benefits, only 30 percent of families make time to eat one meal together each day. Dr. Brent Fountain, Human Nutrition Specialist, with Mississippi State University … Continue reading “Eat Better, Eat Together”

Between the Pines: Mississippi’s Greatest Sports Stories

You don’t have to be a fan of sports to be entertained by the documentary series Between the Pines: Mississippi’s Greatest Sports Stories.  With the help of C Spire and others, TV and radio personality Jon Wiener and his brother, a filmmaker star in his own right, are bringing Mississippi’s most celebrated sports stories to … Continue reading “Between the Pines: Mississippi’s Greatest Sports Stories”

Mississippi Career and Technical Education

Co-Lin Career and Technical Education offer 26 programs to the students of Southwest Mississippi. Students of all ages have access to quality short-term training programs, national certifications, two-year degrees, certificates, and choices when it comes to career pathways and exciting training. Dr. Hulon, Copiah-Lincoln Community College President, and Patrick,  a sophomore at Co-Lin, stopped by … Continue reading “Mississippi Career and Technical Education”

Eat Better, Eat Together

When is the last time your family sat down to a family meal together? The benefits of eating together as a family are numerous for children – from better grades in school, better communication skills, decreasing risky behaviors and better overall nutrition. Yet, despite these health benefits, only 30 percent of families make time to … Continue reading “Eat Better, Eat Together”

Do a JackAttack!

On August 13, 2016, Nathan Dunaway lost his grandson, Jack Dunaway. Since his passing, the family started to hear numerous stories of acts of kindness that Jack did for others. Whether it was giving his lunch to someone who had none or befriending the new kid at school, these and many other stories have encouraged us … Continue reading “Do a JackAttack!”

Stand Up, Mississippi

Stand Up, Mississippi is a statewide initiative to end the opioid crisis and inspire all Mississippians to work together to create a stronger and healthier future. Every person is part of the solution. Each of us can make a difference today by standing up and speaking out. Angela Mallette, the Outreach Coordinator for the Mississippi … Continue reading “Stand Up, Mississippi”

Mississippi Skater Spins to the Top

Jeremy Huddleston has been skating his way to the top. Taking a pastime and turning it into a bigger mission for Mississippi. Jeremy took 3rd in this year’s Sonic Carhop National Skate Off. Learn more about Jeremy’s story here: