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The Mississippi Egg Marketing Board announced the winners of its annual Easter Coloring Contest on Saturday, April 16, during the Easter festivities at the Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum. 

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Each year, Mississippi Spay and Neuter (MS SPAN) of Richland holds a fundraiser designed to defray the daily expenses of running the non-profit organization. Their primary goal is to provide low cost spay and neuter services across the state of Mississippi. This year’s “Summer Spaytacular” i…

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The newly formed Rankin Soccer Club (RSC) is the result of three of the largest and most successful soccer organizations in Rankin County - Pearl Futbol Club, Florence Soccer and Brandon Futbol Club - coming together to increase the soccer experience for players in the Central Mississippi area. 

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World Turtle Day (WTD), held annually on May 23, is dedicated to celebrating and protecting both turtles and tortoises. The day was first recognized by American Tortoise Rescue in 2002, and its purpose is to highlight the suffering and the dwindling numbers of these animals due to human inte…

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People Employing Available Resources to Strengthen Our Neighborhoods, A.K.A. the PEARSON Foundation, was founded in 2000, a time when federal funding was made available through the Charitable Choice initiative. The whole idea of the foundation centered around how a faith-based community can …

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The Mississippi Braves will be offering a special Camp Day Field Trip on Wednesday, July 13, at 12:05 p.m. The Braves will face off with the Rocket City Trash Pandas. It is a perfect outing for day camps, youth centers, YMCAs, etc. 

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Hosted by the Florence Youth Soccer Association (FYSA), the MudBowl is an annual community-wide event centered around a recreational soccer tournament. The goal is to provide an opportunity for recreational teams to participate in a local tournament to further their skills, while enjoying th…

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Mississippi State Fire Academy (MSFA) will host its Annual Field Day May 21, 2022.  This is an event, free of charge, and open to all firefighters.  The original registration deadline, which was originally May 6, 2022, has been extended to May 13.  

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Children's Advocacy Centers of Mississippi invites the  public to attend their Annual I Protect Children Luncheon on May 18, 2022, at the  Country Club of Jackson. This event will open up the dialogue for people to become a  part of the solution to eliminate child abuse in Mississippi. Execu…

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The Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum along with the Pearl River Resort and the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians is pleased to announce that Hall of Fame Baseball Coach Ron Polk will be the featured speaker at the presentation of the 2022 Ferriss Trophy.  The Ferriss Trophy is na…

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Florence Elementary School (FES) recently honored their students who placed at the Venture Chess Champions and Class Chess competition. The grade level champions were Ty Vincent, Korbyn Russum and Charlie Cavanaugh. These students went on to represent FES in the Rankin County School District…

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The Marine Education Center (MEC) at The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) received a prestigious Gulf Guardian Award during the Gulf of Mexico Conference held April 25-28 in Baton Rouge, La. The MEC project, “A Classroom Course in Community Resilience,” captured First Place for Youth…

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Prepare, but don’t panic. That’s the advice of experts at the University of Mississippi Medical Center and its pediatric arm, Children’s of Mississippi, concerning shortages of baby formula shortages nationally. 

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Over the course of a year, the impact of the Merit Health network of hospitals and Merit Health Medical Group adds up as the skilled and compassionate hands of physicians, nurses and other team members deliver safe, quality care around the clock every day. Beyond clinical care, Merit Health …

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We are excited to announce that our 2022 Annual Health Fair will be held on Wednesday, May 4th at the Clyde Muse Center-Hinds Community College-Rankin. As we begin preparations for this event, the chamber is seeking Exhibitors and feels your organization will benefit from participating. This…

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 Magnolia Soap and Bath Company announces their Flowood, Mississippi Grand Opening will be May 6th and 7th. They will be opening a new location in the heart of the city, and they have a wide variety of home and bath products, even laundry soap. They use only domestically sourced, naturally g…

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On Friday, April 29, 2022 at 8:00am-2:00pm, the Jackson Metro Area Business E-Waste Collection Day will be hosted at the Mississippi Farmer’s Market, 929 High Street, Jackson, MS 39202. See event flyer for more details!

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The Mississippi Association of Partners in Education (MAPE) recently recognized Mississippi’s top school-community partnerships during the twentieth annual Governor’s Awards Virtual Celebration on Thursday, March 31. All in all, MAPE awarded a total of twenty-four school-community partnershi…

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“Welty,” an exhibit featuring photographs by Eudora Welty, is a collection of fourteen photographs selected from over 1,200 Welty negatives on file in the Mississippi Department of Archives and History. The use of Welty’s fiction makes this a literary, as well as a photographic, exhibition. …

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Florence Big Red Band’s high school baritone player/ Future Farmers of America (FFA) President Emma Tillman is joined by middle school band students, Langston Hollis (percussion) and Dalton Buchanan (trumpet). These bandmates joined other members of the Florence FFA to represent Florence at …

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On, Friday, April 8, 2022, through Sunday, April 10, 2022, the Mississippi  Bureau of Narcotics (MBN), in conjunction with several other participating agencies conducted a  Mobile Enforcement Team (MET) operation in the city of Jackson, with an emphasis on the Capitol Complex Improvement District. 

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After serving the students and families of the Pearl Public School District (PPSD) for sixteen years, Superintendent Dr. Ray Morgigno has announced his retirement at the end of the 2021-2022 school year.

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This was the final week of the 2022 Legislative Session. Legislators completed the last day on Tuesday, April 5, after working past the initial deadlines to negotiate the more than $7 billion state budget. Many monumental pieces of legislation made it through the process this year. Bills are…

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Canopy Children’s Solutions (Canopy), Mississippi’s largest nonprofit provider of behavioral health, educational and social service solutions, will be planting blue pinwheel gardens this April to promote Child Abuse Awareness Month. These pinwheels serve as a visual reminder that everyone in…

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Health care is always changing, brought on by scientific breakthroughs, technological advancements, government regulation and reform. But there is one constant: physicians still shoulder the ultimate responsibility for a patient’s care whether it be in the emergency room, on the operating ta…

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A group of former Jackson Mets players and staff will be holding a reunion in Jackson on April 1st and 2nd.   The late Bill Hetrick along with Kerry Kendall-Hrabstock planned the event for 2020 but had to postpone due to the COVID-19 outbreak.  Many of the former players have also been invol…

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Opera Mississippi presents “La voce d’angelo” at 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 14,  2022 and an Opera Happy Hour beginning at 6:00pm at Duling Hall, 622 Duling Ave. The fifth installment of the Duling Hall Cabaret Series sponsored by Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi stars Betsy Uschkrat…

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