Lee County’s teen pregnancy rate has lowered by 38% since 2010!

Park Gate Health Services and Pregnancy Clinic recognizes that women have the right to make their own decisions about the outcome of pregnancies and sexual health. Without condemning, Park Gate is there to help young girls and women make informed and thoughtful decisions. They offer free pregnancy testing, limited obstetrical ultrasound, and counseling are making … Continue reading “Lee County’s teen pregnancy rate has lowered by 38% since 2010!”

Mississippi Main Street Association Celebrates 35 Years

Fifty-three communities across the state of Mississippi help make up the Mississippi Main Street Association (MMSA). The mission of the MMSA is to provide visionary leadership, guidance and counsel to communities through organization, promotion, design, and economic development to make our cities and towns better places to work, live and play. This year, the MMSA … Continue reading “Mississippi Main Street Association Celebrates 35 Years”

Miss Mississippi Mary Margaret Hyer

Mary Margaret Hyer received the 2019 Miss Mississippi crown in Vicksburg back in June. She is a native of Hattiesburg, a University of Mississippi graduate, and a passionate advocate for organ donation. Her heart is as big as her smile, and she is up to Good Things in our state. Mary Margaret sat down with … Continue reading “Miss Mississippi Mary Margaret Hyer”

Moss Point Native on life after ‘The Voice’

Rod Stokes is a native of Moss Point, Mississippi and recently joined NBC’s hit singing show ‘The Voice’ for season 16. While Stokes didn’t walk away as the winner, he won the hearts of America with his Southern drawl and  soulful sound. Before he auditioned in front of millions of people, he was a simple … Continue reading “Moss Point Native on life after ‘The Voice’”

The Mysteries of Family Histories

Once upon a time, there was a man whose last name was carried by two wives and many children- and yet, he remained a mystery to the whole family. It wasn’t until a little down-home detective work by a curious great-great-granddaughter did the family puzzle piece found its place. Chances are your family tree has some … Continue reading “The Mysteries of Family Histories”

Cotton Blues: Mississippi Made

Cotton Blues is a casual family restaurant that is Mississippi made to its core. From investing in local people, locally sourced ingredients, and keeping it’s “New York Approved” cheesecake manufactured in the Magnolia State, Chris Ortego, owner, and founder, of Cotton Blues, believes in all that Mississippi has to offer his customers. When Jon Quinones … Continue reading “Cotton Blues: Mississippi Made”

August heat can be risky for Mississippi student athletes

August is the deadliest month for student-athletes due to heat and hydration practices. Smart practices and awareness for student-athletes and parents can help save lives and make back-to-school sports safe and enjoyable. Dr. Chris Boston and Matthew Weisenberger with St. Dominic’s Sports Medicine joined Good Things with Rebecca Turner and offered their medical expertise to answer questions … Continue reading “August heat can be risky for Mississippi student athletes”

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”

Business is “Da Bomb” for Mississippi Beauty Queen and Entrepreneur

Like any typical teenager, Morgan Tibbens thought her dad could have bought better tickets for a Carrie Underwood concert. After questioning her dad why they weren’t in the front row, Morgan’s dad respectfully suggested she get a job and pay for top-notch tickets. Unlike the typical teenager, Morgan took her dad seriously and set out … Continue reading “Business is “Da Bomb” for Mississippi Beauty Queen and Entrepreneur”