Prepping for back-to-school means buying new supplies, clothes, and backpacks, but it’s also time to make sure your children are protected from cancer. This fall, the American Cancer Society (ACS) is reminding parents that making sure girls and boys ages 11-12 receive the HPV (human papillomavirus) vaccine should be part of the back-to-school routine. ACS … Continue reading “Prepping for back-to-school means protecting your kids from cancer, too.”
Scott Burns of Tupelo has been raising money for veterans through his 7 Days for the Troops campaign for several years now. Burns, a veteran of the Marine Corps, has a unique approach to get attention for his fundraiser. For seven days, he camps out inside the Tupelo mall’s food court for 168 hours straight. … Continue reading “Marine Veteran Raises Money To Help Disabled Vets”
Zavian Burns is a graduate of Mississippi State University (MSU) in Kinesiology in addition to being a certified personal trainer. She is on the move, literally, here in the Metro company providing the community more than just fitness. Temple Reconstruction is a mobile company that brings fitness and faith to your front door (or backyard). … Continue reading “Getting fit with faith in mind in the Metro”
The annual Easter Egg Hunt at the Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum will be held Saturday, April 20, 2019 from 10am – 2pm. It is a great event for the entire family. Ryn Laster with the Mississippi Egg Marketing Board stopped by The Metro with Rebecca Turner to talk eggs!
There is nothing better than Mississippi entrepreneurs coming together to give back to a Mississippi cause. And what makes the story even sweeter is the way life intertwined the lives of two ladies to create the sparkly storm raining glitter around the metro. Carlie Hogan, founder of Galexie GLISTER, a luxury glitter gel made in … Continue reading “Get GLISTERED for a Good Cause!”
American Cancer Society to Celebrate Opening of Gertrude C. Ford Hope Lodge with Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony, March 28 Giving Hope a Home for Hundreds of Cancer Patients Each Year You can learn more about the American Cancer Society’s mission and ways to volunteer by listening below.
Madison, Mississippi is bringing back your neighborhood pharmacy that is locally owned, operated, and invested in the community. Learn more about the Madison natives and a Tennessee transplant that is bringing Brick City Drugs to The Metro.
It is easy to see how starting to run can help you reduce your risk for disease, but that is not how Jeremy Jungling attributes running for saving his life. Jeremy had been an avid runner for years when he started to notice his workouts beginning to change. When his energy levels began to decrease, and … Continue reading “Hear how running saved a Jackson man’s life.”
Crossroads Film Festival celebrates its 20th year this year. To celebrate, they’re doing something new. Hollywood experts are headed to Mississippi to teach master classes on filmmaking, producing, screenwriting to inspire aspiring filmmakers. Learn more about the history of the event, how filmmaking has progressed in Mississippi, and details on the master classes by listening below.
Chances are you hopped into a hot shower within the last 24-hours. However, there are those in Mississippi who go days, weeks, months and sometimes years without the benefits of a regular bath. Teresa Renkenberger discovered a need in the Metro area after befriending Benny, a homeless man in Flowood, Mississippi. In efforts to help … Continue reading “When is the last time you had a shower?”
Statistics have shown that kids who are read to at a young age are more likely to succeed in school. That’s why Families First for Mississippi has partnered with Banner Hall to be a drop-off point in the Jackson metro area for new or gently-used books that will then go toward families throughout Mississippi. For … Continue reading “#MississippiReads: Donate books for kids and get a sweet treat”
Sow Reap Feed is an grassroots organization growing food to fight hunger and food insecurity in Mississippi. Founder, Keith Elliott, stopped by The Metro to share the mission and vision with Rebecca Turner.