LeAnn Shelton made up her mind a very long time ago it's better to laugh than cry about what can't be changed. And please don't tell her there's anything she can't do. The 28-year-old Reform, Ala., woman has been proving that wrong since losing her left arm in a riding mower accident when she was 4 years old.
Put the grassroots country music of Starkville-based Nash Street and the grand old Delta Queen steamboat together. Throw in a low country boil, an eager audience, and what do you get? Good times and a music video that will herald the next stage of the talented quintet's career.
For more than a quarter of a century, father and son have shared the stage, performing side by side in the band known as Gene Robertson and the Echoes -- Dad on bass and vocals, Dale on guitar and vocals.
Mary Jo Kirkpatrick, chair of the Associate in Science Nursing program at Mississippi University for Women, was recently honored with the Kossen Faculty Excellence Award.
Dr. George V. Pinchuk, associate professor of biology, was recently named Faculty Member of the Year at Mississippi University for Women.
Even as John Doude studied engineering at Mississippi State University, the music called. After two years of college, the McCool native answered it. His swampy blend of Southern rock, deep roots blues and Americana has been drawing in fans ever since.
"There is something terribly wrong if you aren't growing -- and even sharing -- at least one or two pretty things you can eat," preaches Felder Rushing.
The chance spotting of a small piece of paper on a bulletin board at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn., more than 16 years ago first brought Tara Jo Stover into the lives of Camp Rising Sun volunteers. Bonds of friendship and love firmly kept her there.
As 'Lee High' nears closing, a building's history stirs memories
If you're downtown tonight around 7, be still and listen. You might hear the Sounds of Summer.
The golfer steps up to the tee. Evaluates distance, line, the breeze. Focused on the fairway, he assumes position. His friends stop their easy banter, falling still and silent.
"Water Your Mind -- Read" is this summer's theme at the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library located at 314 Seventh St. N. in Columbus.
"Lipstick on Your Collar," "P.S. I Love You" and "Where the Boys Are" are a sampling of the musical gems in store at the Center for Breast Health and Imaging Pops in Pink fundraiser in Starkville Saturday, June 5.
Fiddling has been a way of life for Jim Brock of Pickens County, Alabama. From the radio and TV show circuits of the 1950s and '60s, to the revered Grand Old Opry stage, he's been there. As fiddler with Carl Sauceman and the Green Valley Boys, Bill Monroe and Jim and Jesse McReynolds, Brock helped score an era of authentic country music.
JACKSON -- Karen Jamison of Columbus has been commissioned by The New York Society for the Preservation of Mississippi Heritage to do an original art piece for the 31st Anniversary of the Mississippi Picnic in Central Park.
A nationally recognized authority on cyber-security and head of Mississippi State University's computer science and engineering department is the university's new associate vice president for research.
Memorial Day weekend is the traditional start of the gardening season for many. It is the time families plant their vegetables, containers of flowers and spruce up their landscapes.
A Fulbright Scholar and authority on Vietnam will discuss the Southeast Asian country's relationship with the United States and other topics during a June 7 program at Mississippi State University.
If quilts evoke thoughts of family, warmth and love, then Julia Graber's quilts are an extension of her life. She began experimenting with quilting in her 20s, and discovered a passion that has bloomed in the following years.