Finding passion in helping Mississippi’s Boys and Girls

Ron Thornton had set out to attend law school at Ole Miss, but life had other plans for his professional career. In December, Ron Thornton accepted the position as the new director for the Boys and Girls Club of the Golden Triangle. There he will live out his passion for helping the youth of Mississippi. … Continue reading “Finding passion in helping Mississippi’s Boys and Girls”

As a ‘Man of God’ Demario Davis gives back to Mississippi

Demario Davis is a Mississippi native who played football for Brandon High School while his mother worked at St. Dominic Hospital. Today, he is a starting linebacker in the NFL for the New Orleans Saints. Recently, the NFL fined him for his headband that read “Man of God.” Demario decided he would use his platform … Continue reading “As a ‘Man of God’ Demario Davis gives back to Mississippi”

Mississippi State Ice Dawgs

Founded in 2008, the club Ice Hockey team at Mississippi State University (MSU) has evolved quickly into one of the most unique and exciting sport experiences the university has to offer. In only 9 years, the team has seen its humble beginnings in its first game in Baton Rouge, LA turn into a packed Bancorpsouth … Continue reading “Mississippi State Ice Dawgs”

Natchez was named as one of The 25 Coolest Towns in America

The Matador Network listed the 25 coolest towns in America. Each of these 25 towns, all had populations under 100,000, and offer something unique. With a population of 14,886, Natchez, Mississippi, made the list for its deep history, craft cocktails, and magnificent sunsets on the riverbank. Jennifer Combs with Visit Natchez, talked with Rebecca Turner … Continue reading “Natchez was named as one of The 25 Coolest Towns in America”

Hannah Donelson: Pre-Teen Missionary and Philanthropist

Hannah Donelson is a twelve-year-old missionary from Tupelo, Mississippi, who has answered the call to serve others. Since a young age, Hannah has pushed the boundaries of her parent’s comfort zone to serve overseas. She has been on missions to Africa, Peru, and other international countries, helping orphans and the homeless. Stateside, she also stays … Continue reading “Hannah Donelson: Pre-Teen Missionary and Philanthropist”

Mississippi Sweet Potatoes: Healthy Eating with Great Taste

Today Mississippi is the 3rd largest sweet potato producing state in the United States. Most of our sweet potatoes are produced in Northern Mississippi with the highest number of acres is centered around the town of Vardaman. The long history of producing great tasting sweet potatoes in Mississippi began in 1915 when several farm families … Continue reading “Mississippi Sweet Potatoes: Healthy Eating with Great Taste”

Presidential Chairs Made in Mississippi

Greg Harkins has been working with wood for nearly 50 years. Learning from Master Chairmaker, Tom Bell, he uses techniques passed down from the mid-1800s. Over the last 25 years, he has perfected the art of making rocking chairs. Six sitting US Presidents were gifted one of his produced by hand, made in Mississippi chairs, … Continue reading “Presidential Chairs Made in Mississippi”

365 Days of a Father’s Written Love

Ken Slay started writing down his thoughts and unspoken feelings when his daughter, Mae Slay, turned twenty. It would take him a full year, but on Mae’s 21st birthday, he gifted her a book complied with his words of hope and advice. His father intuition told him that his little girl who was growing into … Continue reading “365 Days of a Father’s Written Love”

Experience The Max: Craig Claiborne (1920-2000)

Cooking is at once child’s play and adult joy. And cooking done with care is an act of love. — Craig Claiborne  Claiborne brought an appreciation of fine and vernacular dining to the attention of countless Americans. Like Julia Child, he emerged as an unmistakable presence associated with the love of restaurants, cooking and all things … Continue reading “Experience The Max: Craig Claiborne (1920-2000)”

Indianola Mississippi Freedom House

Mississippi Heritage Trust works to save and renew places meaningful to Mississippians and their history. Recently, they announced the 12th List of the 10 Most Endangered Historic Places in Mississippi. Since 1999 the list has provided preservation efforts for 120 sites listed as endangered since. Lolly RashExecutive Director Mississippi Heritage Trust and Felicia King joined … Continue reading “Indianola Mississippi Freedom House”

William H. Morris’s Journey of Faith, Friends and The Father’s Love

Growing up on American R&B music, William H. Morris, known to friends as Bill, grew to love the rich harmonies and the talented performers of a whimsical era in music. Never shy to introduce himself, Bill would wonder backstage during intermission and offer praise and admiration to the musicians. Time after time, that sparked a … Continue reading “William H. Morris’s Journey of Faith, Friends and The Father’s Love”

Drink Coffee and Support Palmer Home

Mississippi based coffee roaster, Southern Coffee Services is homegrown in Holmes County, and takes pride in its products, its community and giving back. Now, you can help support Palmer Home for Children with every coffee subscription package. Southern Coffee Service is donating a percentage of the proceeds to help support Palmer Home’s efforts in providing … Continue reading “Drink Coffee and Support Palmer Home”