Good Things in Greenwood, Mississippi

Nestled 90 miles from Jackson, and 90 miles from Memphis, Greenwood, Mississippi is moving and shaking things up on Main Street. It took years of a collaborative effort, but downtown Greenwood has become a single, comprehensive, nationally registered historic district. This distinction opens Greenwood up to historic tax credits for renovation and more. Mayor of … Continue reading “Good Things in Greenwood, Mississippi”

Oxford Schools Carpool Karaoke into the New School Year

Oxford School District has taken the internet by storm with their carpool karaoke video. Taking time to enjoy the calm before the back-to-school storm, staff got together to have some fun to promote the start of a new school year. Oxford School District’s Communication Director, Heather, joined Rebecca Turner on Good Things to share the … Continue reading “Oxford Schools Carpool Karaoke into the New School Year”

Culinary Arts in Mississippi Public Schools

The MS Department of Education Office of Child Nutrition (OCN) coordinated its 2nd Junior Chef Competition in 2019.  It is a project that invites Mississippi public school students, through the culinary arts programs, to create a recipe that could be served in the school lunch programs that is student  friendly and follows USDA Nutrition Standards. … Continue reading “Culinary Arts in Mississippi Public Schools”

Jim Walley – Mississippi Forestry Expert

Jim Walley wouldn’t label himself a leading expert in forestry throughout the country, but his peers and former students don’t hesitate. Over 25 years, Jim trained countless people both at Jones Community Junior College and through his Continuing Education Training Programs for the past 21 summers. All together, he has collected 41 years of experience … Continue reading “Jim Walley – Mississippi Forestry Expert”

Eligible Mississippians can get help with home energy bills

During the intense heat and bitter winters, our seniors and most vulnerable families can be left to make the tough choice between adequately cooling or heating their homes or other basic need necessities: food, gas, or medications. The Mississippi Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) provides financial assistance to eligible households to help pay … Continue reading “Eligible Mississippians can get help with home energy bills”

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?”

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”