Norma Langston: What it takes to lose 100+ pounds.

A year and a half ago, Norma Langston decided enough was enough and began to make her health a priority for the right reasons. Facing several health complications and a family history riddled with heart disease and early death, she finally committed to a healthier lifestyle. Starting with small steps and a supportive community, Norma … Continue reading “Norma Langston: What it takes to lose 100+ pounds.”

Get to know Chef Nick Wallace

Born and raised in Edwards, Mississippi, Nick Wallace isn’t shy to give credit for his cooking abilities to his grandmothers, who remain his fiercest food critics. As an executive chef, Nick Wallace has traveled far and wide to redefine the Southern food experience without forfeiting Mississippi’s local farms and flare. If you haven’t eaten some … Continue reading “Get to know Chef Nick Wallace”

The Mississippi Federation of Women’s Clubs Since 1898

The Mississippi Federation of Women’s Clubs (MFWC), a member of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs, is an organization of women whose goal is personal enrichment leading to volunteer service that benefits the community, state, nation, and world. Did you know: MFWC organization helped organize and support the Mississippi Library Commission and established more than … Continue reading “The Mississippi Federation of Women’s Clubs Since 1898”

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”

Water Valley unofficially broke a Guinness World Record

During the 50th annual Water Valley Watermelon Carnival unofficially broke the Guinness World Record for the Largest Watermelon-Eating Contest with 754 participants competing simultaneously, beating the record set last year in Safety Harbor, Fla, with 259 participants.  Water Valley Chamber of Commerce spearheaded this endeavor and the community rallied around the idea of breaking a world … Continue reading “Water Valley unofficially broke a Guinness World Record”

Foster Children in Tupelo, Mississippi Kick-Off the New School Year with New-Kicks

Hannah Walker-Donelson understands the power a pair of shoes can have for students going back-to-school. She recognized some students in Tupelo don’t get to enjoy back-to-school shopping at no fault of their own and decided to help. At only 12-years-old, Hannah called on her family and the Tupelo community to help to provide 50 foster … Continue reading “Foster Children in Tupelo, Mississippi Kick-Off the New School Year with New-Kicks”

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”