Mississippi Industries for the Blind

Mississippi Industries for the Blind (MIB) is a leading employer of Mississippians who are blind. MIB offers employment opportunities at all levels of the organization, from direct labor manufacturing jobs to service jobs like document imaging to management staff positions. Executive Director, Mike Chew stopped by Good Things with Rebecca Turner to share more. LISTEN … Continue reading “Mississippi Industries for the Blind”

Mississippi’s Angels in Adoption Recipient

John and Hannah Wallace anxiously waited for years, prayerfully overcoming hurdles, and red tape before being able to travel to Ethiopia to meet their new daughter, ZZ, who is permanently blind, and bring her home to Clinton, Mississippi. As a result of their tenacity, and strong Christian faith along the way, the Clinton, Mississippi couple received … Continue reading “Mississippi’s Angels in Adoption Recipient”

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.

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.

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”

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:      

Mississippi Myra Mirrors

There is new technology coming out of Mississippi that shaking up the industry of software. You don’t have to go to Silicon Valley to find innovation. Oxford, Mississippi is currently the home to a company called Myra Mirrors that invented an operating system that enables people to interact with mirrors.  Sam Bertolet, the founder of Myra Mirrors, … Continue reading “Mississippi Myra Mirrors”

MSU’s First Astronaut Scholar

Mississippi State University’s awarded their first Astronaut Scholarship recipient, a senior civil engineering major Phong C. Ly of Brandon.  Receiving a $10,000 merit-based award from the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation, Ly is pursuing an environmental engineering concentration through MSU’s James Worth Bagley College of Engineering.  Phong joined Rebecca Turner on Good Things to share in his experience … Continue reading “MSU’s First Astronaut Scholar”