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”

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”

Mississippi church ministry provides 1,160 dresses

In 2011,  Highland Baptist Church in Meridian, Mississippi started a sewing club, that blossomed into a full-blown ministry. All ages, experience levels, and abilities come together to create handmade items for women and children in need. Their initial project was to provide dresses to children in Nicaragua & Guatemala. To date, they have sent around … Continue reading “Mississippi church ministry provides 1,160 dresses”

Gautier high school siblings start seafood market

Drake and Chase Killingsworth grew up in a family of fishermen. From a young age, they both saw the work and the opportunity that came with catching seafood in the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Drake got hooked on the idea of opening a seafood market and didn’t let his age or lack of business experience stop … Continue reading “Gautier high school siblings start seafood market”

Who should have an AED?

Automated external defibrillators, or AEDs, check and monitor heart rhythm and can send electric shocks to the heart to help it regain a normal rhythm. AEDs are portable devices that are most commonly used to treat SCA, or sudden cardiac arrest. Most people who experience SCA do not survive, but the presence and use of … Continue reading “Who should have an AED?”

A rare-breed landrace of cattle delivered to your door.

Reyer Farms is a Mississippi farm family dedicated to supplying the highest quality beef direct to consumer. The Reyer family started with the idea that their farm could build relationships with families and provide them a connection with the land and the farmer. Jody Reyer joined Rebecca Turner on Good Things to talk about bringing back … Continue reading “A rare-breed landrace of cattle delivered to your door.”

Take a Hike in Mississippi

Mississippians are known for enjoying the great outdoors in the form of hunting and fishing. But, did you know that the Magnolia State offers 70 plus different trails fit for hiking and taking in nature in a new way? Mississippi’s diverse landscape and wide open spaces make for great hiking, transporting you from a busy … Continue reading “Take a Hike in Mississippi”

Sunscreen Do’s and Dont’s

Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States. The American Cancer Society estimates that more than 5.4 million cases of skin cancer will be diagnosed this year, occurring in over 3.3 million Americans, as people often have more than one. Bringing it home, about 80 Mississippians will lose their life … Continue reading “Sunscreen Do’s and Dont’s”

Entrepreneurship Runs in a Vicksburg Family

Rebecca Curtis of Vicksburg, Mississippi didn’t set out to raise a family of entrepreneurs. She and her husband, both run small businesses in efforts to provide for their family. Her family got a front row seat to what it takes to make a living working for yourself. From there, all three children were inspired to … Continue reading “Entrepreneurship Runs in a Vicksburg Family”

A sweet way to build homes in Honduras

Jellyhouse Ministries from Sandtown United Methodists Church in Neshoba County, Mississippi — will warm your heart and sweeten your biscuit. Connie Walters decided to give jelly and jams a try in efforts to raise money for her church to build homes in Honduras. The idea took off, and God has provided the way for more than 15 … Continue reading “A sweet way to build homes in Honduras”

Provide nourishing food to hungry Mississippians.

Mississippi Food Network (MFN) has been feeding Mississippians since 1984. MFN distributes more than 1.5 million pounds of food and feeds more than 150,000 every month — or a total of 1.8 million people per year. MFN takes donations from multiple sources, and distributes food and goods through 430 member agencies. They, in turn, distribute to recipients … Continue reading “Provide nourishing food to hungry Mississippians.”