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  • Making a Difference: The Cary Christian Center

    Making a Difference: The Cary Christian Center

    Thursday, August 21 2014 6:23 PM EDT2014-08-21 22:23:12 GMT
    We are traveling to the south Delta, to the small town of Cary, where a small organization has been Making A Difference in the town and the county for 40 years. The Cary Christian Center started out backMore >>
    We are traveling to the south Delta, to the small town of Cary, where a small organization has been Making A Difference in the town and the county for 40 years.More >>
  • Making A Difference: MadCAAP

    Making A Difference: MadCAAP

    Thursday, August 14 2014 9:38 PM EDT2014-08-15 01:38:57 GMT
    Out in the fresh air is a garden full of fresh vegetables. This is the third year that MadCAAP has had a garden. MadCAAP stands for Madison Countians Allied Against Poverty. Karen Robison is the ExecutiveMore >>
    Out in the fresh air is a garden full of fresh vegetables. This is the third year that MadCAAP has had a garden. MadCAAP stands for Madison Countians Allied Against Poverty. Karen Robison is the ExecutiveMore >>
  • Making A Difference: The Office Depot Foundation

    Making A Difference: The Office Depot Foundation

    Thursday, July 31 2014 7:12 PM EDT2014-07-31 23:12:45 GMT
    It is the time of year any seasoned scholar has learned brings on excitement and fear. The beginning of school. But the Office Depot Foundation helped alleviate some of that anxiety for about 2000 JacksonMore >>
    It is the time of year any seasoned scholar has learned brings on excitement and fear. The beginning of school. But the Office Depot Foundation helped alleviate some of that anxiety for about 2000 Jackson Area students.More >>
  • Making a Difference: 'The Incredible Edible Schoolyard'

    Making a Difference: 'The Incredible Edible Schoolyard'

    Friday, July 25 2014 1:56 PM EDT2014-07-25 17:56:48 GMT
    St. John's Day School calls it their incredible edible schoolyard. And the idea is it will make a difference in the way the students think of food. St. John's Day School was organized in the 1950's, andMore >>
    St. John's Day School calls it their incredible edible schoolyard. And the idea is it will make a difference in the way the students think of food.More >>
  • MAKING A DIFFERENCE: St. John's Day School

    MAKING A DIFFERENCE: St. John's Day School

    Thursday, July 24 2014 10:57 PM EDT2014-07-25 02:57:19 GMT
    St. John's Day School calls it their incredible edible schoolyard. And the idea is it will make a difference in the way the students think of food. St. John's Day School was organized in the 1950's, andMore >>
    St. John's Day School was organized in the 1950's, and is housed in a 100-year-old house in downtown Laurel. There is a playground out in the back yard. But there is also something new.More >>
  • Making A Difference: A situation that needs a difference made

    Making A Difference: A situation that needs a difference made

    Friday, July 18 2014 5:36 PM EDT2014-07-18 21:36:09 GMT
    Instead of a story about someone already making a difference in a situation, this time we have a story about a situation that needs a difference made in it by someone. there is just this one street leftMore >>
    Instead of a story about someone already making a difference in a situation, this time we have a story about a situation that needs a difference made in it by someone.More >>
  • Making A Difference: Neighboring Church Members

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    Thursday, July 10 2014 9:07 PM EDT2014-07-11 01:07:57 GMT
    Travis and Beth Scruggs and their seven children watch as an addition is being added to his mother's old home in the Smithdale Community in Amite County. Travis is also Reverend Scruggs, but is no longer ableMore >>
    Travis and Beth Scruggs and their seven children watch as an addition is being added to his mother's old home in the Smithdale Community in Amite County.More >>
  • Making A Difference: Project Eagles' Nest

    Making A Difference: Project Eagles' Nest

    Thursday, July 3 2014 8:30 PM EDT2014-07-04 00:30:04 GMT
    This story really does have a world-scope to it. Some students in the Jackson area are hoping to Make A Difference at an orphanage in Guatemala with Project Eagles Nest.   Guatemala is a beautiful country,More >>
    This story really does have a world-scope to it. Some students in the Jackson area are hoping to Make A Difference at an orphanage in Guatemala with Project Eagles Nest.
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  • Making A Difference: LIFE and MS Benevolence

    Making A Difference: LIFE and MS Benevolence

    Thursday, June 26 2014 7:44 PM EDT2014-06-26 23:44:15 GMT
    This story is about a family in Rankin County who is now one more step back toward independence after a devastating ordeal.More >>
    This story is about a family in Rankin County who is now one more step back toward independence after a devastating ordeal.More >>
  • Making a Difference: The S.O.S. Project

    Making a Difference: The S.O.S. Project

    Thursday, June 19 2014 9:14 PM EDT2014-06-20 01:14:43 GMT
    The S.O.S project has been going on for over 20 years in Vicksburg. It's a week in June when some homes get needed repairs and people get to know each other better. It started as a church project forMore >>
    It's a week in June when some homes get needed repairs and people get to know each other better.More >>
  • Making A Difference: Camp Looking Glass

    Making A Difference: Camp Looking Glass

    Thursday, June 5 2014 7:42 PM EDT2014-06-05 23:42:03 GMT
    Warfield Park is about the best, most accessible view of the Mississippi River between Vicksburg and Memphis. During World War II, it was a POW camp. Now it is a playground and a campground, and it willMore >>
    Warfield Park is about the best, most accessible view of the Mississippi River between Vicksburg and Memphis. During World War II, it was a POW camp. Now it is a playground and a campground, and it will be the setting for the Warfield Riverfest Saturday the 14th.More >>
  • Making A Difference: Veterans

    Making A Difference: Veterans

    Friday, May 30 2014 12:22 AM EDT2014-05-30 04:22:52 GMT
    Today we are talking about a large group of people who are making a difference. We just had a day to honor them Monday of this week, Memorial Day, a time to remember our fallen veterans. There are veryMore >>
    Today we are talking about a large group of people who are making a difference. We just had a day to honor them Monday of this week, Memorial Day, a time to remember our fallen veterans.More >>
  • Making a Difference: Norris Community Quilters

    Making a Difference: Norris Community Quilters

    Thursday, May 22 2014 11:05 PM EDT2014-05-23 03:05:38 GMT
    We visited with the Norris Quilters in Scott County last September as they were making quilts for patients at the Blair E. Batson Children's Hospital. Well, this week they made their delivery.There areMore >>
    We visited with the Norris Quilters in Scott County last September as they were making quilts for patients at the Blair E. Batson Children's Hospital. Well, this week they made their delivery.More >>
  • Making a Difference: Norris Community Quilters

    Making a Difference: Norris Community Quilters

  • Making a Difference: Laney O'Briant

    Making a Difference: Laney O'Briant

    Thursday, May 15 2014 10:25 PM EDT2014-05-16 02:25:30 GMT
    Laney O'Briant has been a musical fixture around Holmes County for decades. He has performed on some records, even. And one Sunday a month you can catch him at his latest regular gig at Lexington Manor. HeMore >>
    Laney O'Briant has been a musical fixture around Holmes County for decades. He has performed on some records, even. And one Sunday a month you can catch him at his latest regular gig at Lexington Manor.
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  • Making a Difference: Mississippi Cultural Crossroads

    Making a Difference: Mississippi Cultural Crossroads

    Thursday, May 8 2014 6:55 PM EDT2014-05-08 22:55:35 GMT
    It has been said the two most important things we can give our children are roots, and wings. The Cultural Crossroads organization in Port Gibson has been doing that not only for the children in that area,More >>
    It has been said the two most important things we can give our children are roots, and wings. The Cultural Crossroads organization in Port Gibson has been doing that not only for the children in that area, but for the whole community.   
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  • Making a Difference: James Hawkins

    Making a Difference: James Hawkins

    Friday, April 18 2014 5:54 PM EDT2014-04-18 21:54:53 GMT
    Teachers always make a difference. And there is nothing more important that a teacher can pass along to his students, than for them to believe in themselves as much as he does. Trophies and plaques lineMore >>
    Teachers always make a difference. And there is nothing more important that a teacher can pass along to his students, than for them to believe in themselves as much as he does.More >>
  • Making A Difference: Key Club International

    Making A Difference: Key Club International

    Thursday, April 10 2014 10:57 PM EDT2014-04-11 02:57:53 GMT
    Last week the high school Key Clubs from Mississippi, Louisiana and Tennessee got together in Natchez and, since they are a service organization, did a service project that will make a lot of differenceMore >>
    Last week the high school Key Clubs from Mississippi, Louisiana and Tennessee got together in Natchez and, since they are a service organization, did a service project that will make a lot of difference for a bunch of folks.
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  • Making A Difference: Forrest County AHS

    Making A Difference: Forrest County AHS

    Friday, April 4 2014 10:19 AM EDT2014-04-04 14:19:33 GMT
    We have another story about people who are making a difference, but this is a little different.   This is an institution that is making a difference, and has the potential of doing even more in the future. TheMore >>
    We have another story about people who are making a difference, but this is a little different.   This is an institution that is making a difference, and has the potential of doing even more in the future.More >>
  • Making A Difference: Birthday Dave

    Making A Difference: Birthday Dave

    Friday, March 28 2014 4:24 AM EDT2014-03-28 08:24:35 GMT
    Everybody has at least one day out of the year that is special for them and that is their birthday. And when people remember your birthday it is even more special. Well, birthday Dave makes sure the folksMore >>
    Everybody has at least one day out of the year that is special for them and that is their birthday. And when people remember your birthday it is even more special. Well, birthday Dave makes sure the folks he has on his list are always remembered.More >>
  • Making A Difference: Tolar Purvis and Project Eagle's Nest

    Making A Difference: Tolar Purvis and Project Eagle's Nest

    Thursday, March 20 2014 9:46 PM EDT2014-03-21 01:46:13 GMT
    Guatemala is a beautiful country. And a group of students from Jackson Prep went there to do some mission work and play basketball and soccer. Basketball is OUR game. Soccer? Not so much. But in theMore >>
    Guatemala is a beautiful country. And a group of students from Jackson Prep went there to do some mission work and play basketball and soccer.More >>
  • Making a Difference: The Little Light House

    Making a Difference: The Little Light House

    Thursday, March 13 2014 8:15 PM EDT2014-03-14 00:15:32 GMT
    There is no better way to touch a lot of lives than to be a teacher. And teaching children with special needs is even more rewarding. The Little Light House in Jackson does that, and even more. It isMore >>
    There is no better way to touch a lot of lives than to be a teacher. And teaching children with special needs is even more rewarding. The Little Light House in Jackson does that, and even more.More >>
  • Making A Difference: Joseph Voynik

    Making A Difference: Joseph Voynik

    Thursday, March 6 2014 7:42 PM EST2014-03-07 00:42:48 GMT
    Big ideas come from surprising places sometimes. Joseph Voynik got a great idea while he was watching a baseball game on TV, And with the help of some of the rest of us, his idea will turn into an assetMore >>
    Big ideas come from surprising places sometimes. Joseph Voynik got a great idea while he was watching a baseball game on TV, And with the help of some of the rest of us, his idea will turn into an asset for the metro area, and will make a great difference for people with disabilities.More >>
  • Making A Difference: Valentine's Ball

    Making A Difference: Valentine's Day Ball set for Clinton

    Thursday, February 13 2014 9:54 PM EST2014-02-14 02:54:53 GMT
    Here we are on the eve of Valentines Day. A time when everyone should be made to feel special in some way or another. Well, the city of Clinton just had a Valentines party for a group of their specialMore >>
    This dance gives people who have disabilities the chance to discover more of the abilities that they also have.
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  • Making A Difference: "Gathering Grounds"

    Making A Difference: "Gathering Grounds"

    Friday, January 3 2014 2:19 AM EST2014-01-03 07:19:03 GMT
    When school comes back from the Christmas break Monday, folks in Rankin County can once again get a great cup of coffee at the Gathering Grounds. It's a coffee shop just behind the Rankin County SchoolMore >>
    When school comes back from the Christmas break Monday, folks in Rankin County can once again get a great cup of coffee at the Gathering Grounds. It's a coffee shop just behind the Rankin County School District office run by challenged students who get some real world experience that hopefully will give them a promising destination after they graduate.More >>
  • Making A Difference: Connie Walters

    Making A Difference: Connie Walters

    Thursday, December 26 2013 9:26 PM EST2013-12-27 02:26:33 GMT
    Go to the web page for the Sandtown United Methodist Church, in Neshoba County, and click on the tab for Ministry and Mission. Then scroll down to Honduras Missions and click. And the bottom photographMore >>
    Go to the web page for the Sandtown United Methodist Church, in Neshoba County, and click on the tab for Ministry and Mission. Then scroll down to Honduras Missions and click. And the bottom photograph is a Jelly House.More >>
  • Making a Difference: The Snowflake Ball

    Making a Difference: The Snowflake Ball

    Friday, December 13 2013 2:03 PM EST2013-12-13 19:03:17 GMT
    The holidays are a tough time to be alone, especially in a nursing home or similar facility. So thirty years ago the Snowflake Ball was created just for such folks. And it is still going on today. ItMore >>
    The holidays are a tough time to be alone, especially in a nursing home or similar facility. So thirty years ago the Snowflake Ball was created just for such folks. And it is still going on today.More >>
  • Making A Difference: The Salvation Army and Us

    Making A Difference: The Salvation Army and Us

    Thursday, November 21 2013 7:31 PM EST2013-11-22 00:31:00 GMT
    The people Making a Difference today are us; because it is time for the Red Kettle Campaign for the Salvation Army. And it is we who make the contributions, and it is even we who volunteer to ring theMore >>
    The people Making a Difference today are us; because it is time for the Red Kettle Campaign for the Salvation Army. And it is we who make the contributions, and it is even we who volunteer to ring the bells in some instances. And what is given in the kettles Makes A Difference to so many people.More >>
  • Making A Difference: The Mississippi Heritage Trust

    Making A Difference: The Mississippi Heritage Trust

    Thursday, November 14 2013 6:45 PM EST2013-11-14 23:45:03 GMT
    Of all of the assets Mississippi has, one of the most important is a rich and deep past. And people from all over the country come here to visit our past, because we have so much of it still standing.More >>
    Of all of the assets Mississippi has, one of the most important is a rich and deep past. And people from all over the country come here to visit our past, because we have so much of it still standing.More >>
  • Making A Difference: The Possibilities Tour

    Making A Difference: The Possibilities Tour

    Thursday, November 7 2013 7:38 PM EST2013-11-08 00:38:43 GMT
    This may be a bit unusual, but there is an event going on in Natchez this weekend that could make a big difference in the economy there. And if it is successful there, we might see this same sort of thingMore >>
    This may be a bit unusual, but there is an event going on in Natchez this weekend that could make a big difference in the economy there. And if it is successful there, we might see this same sort of thing happening in other areas.More >>
  • Making A Difference: Ella's Light

    Making A Difference: Ella's Light

    Thursday, October 31 2013 8:08 PM EDT2013-11-01 00:08:10 GMT
    Ella's Light is a newly formed organization that helps rural churches start and maintain children's ministries. It is named in honor of Ella form by, a youngster from summit who was killed in a car wreckMore >>
    Ella's Light is a newly formed organization that helps rural churches start and maintain children's ministries. It is named in honor of Ella Formby, a youngster from summit who was killed in a car wreck earlier this year.More >>
  • Making A Difference: Starkville helpers

    Making A Difference: Starkville helpers

    Thursday, October 24 2013 8:28 PM EDT2013-10-25 00:28:59 GMT
    This is a simple little story of an act of kindness that a bunch of people in Starkville have gotten in on that is helping one of their own. The story starts with Wilma Oswalt of Starkville picking upMore >>
    This is a simple little story of an act of kindness that a bunch of people in Starkville have gotten in on that is helping one of their own.More >>
  • Making a Difference: Lexington Homes

    Making a Difference: Lexington Homes

    Thursday, October 17 2013 7:08 PM EDT2013-10-17 23:08:28 GMT
    Often times when a factory in an area closes, people just accept the fact and say, "Well, that's that." Well, a group of people didn't do that in Lexington 10 years ago. And what they did when a localMore >>
    Often times when a factory in an area closes, people just accept the fact and say, "Well, that's that." Well, a group of people didn't do that in Lexington 10 years ago. And what they did when a local big employer closed its doors back then has made a big difference to a lot of people since then.More >>
  • Making A Difference: Pearl River Church

    Making A Difference: Pearl River Church

    Thursday, October 10 2013 8:06 PM EDT2013-10-11 00:06:54 GMT
    Kwansei Gakuin School in Japan was founded 125 years ago this year. And the reason that is important to us is, it was founded by the son of missionaries that went to China in the mid 1800s from a smallMore >>
    Kwansei Gakuin School in Japan was founded 125 years ago this year. And the reason that is important to us is, it was founded by the son of missionaries that went to China in the mid 1800s from a small historic church in Madison County, and thereby Made A Difference that is still being felt today.More >>
  • Making A Difference: The Greenwood Cemetery Association

    Making A Difference: The Greenwood Cemetery Association

    Friday, October 4 2013 7:34 PM EDT2013-10-04 23:34:15 GMT
    One group of volunteers is helping keep Jackson's historic Greenwood Cemetery alive.  It's cleaning day and Edmond Richardson is getting over a hundred years of collected dirt and lichen pressure-washedMore >>
    One group of volunteers is helping keep Jackson's historic Greenwood Cemetery alive.More >>
  • Making A Difference: Jackson Prep Global Leadership Institute

    Making A Difference: Jackson Prep Global Leadership Institute

    Thursday, September 26 2013 7:20 PM EDT2013-09-26 23:20:01 GMT
    We are going into a classroom at Jackson Prep where Making A Difference is a part of the curriculum.   Back when I was in 7th grade, in addition to having to walk to school in the snow uphill both ways,More >>
    We are going into a classroom at Jackson Prep where Making A Difference is a part of the curriculum.More >>
  • Making a Difference: Habitat for Humanity

    Making a Difference: Habitat for Humanity

    Thursday, September 19 2013 7:04 PM EDT2013-09-19 23:04:49 GMT
    A bunch of people have been Making A Difference for over 25 years. They have not only changed lives, but changed families and made a difference in entire communities. A west Jackson neighborhood sits onMore >>
    A bunch of people have been Making A Difference for over 25 years. They have not only changed lives, but changed families and made a difference in entire communities.More >>
  • Making a Difference: Norris Homemakers Club

    Making a Difference: Norris Homemakers Club

    Thursday, September 12 2013 10:48 PM EDT2013-09-13 02:48:33 GMT
    They say it's the little things that mean a lot. And the homemakers club in the little Scott County community of Norris is making little things that really mean a lot to youngsters who are patients atMore >>
    They say it's the little things that mean a lot, and the Homemakers Club in the little Scott County community of Norris is making little things that really mean a lot to youngsters who are patients at the children's hospital at UMMC in Jackson.More >>
  • Making a Difference: Brigadier General Martha Jo Leslie

    Making a Difference: Brigadier General Martha Jo Leslie

    Thursday, September 5 2013 11:25 PM EDT2013-09-06 03:25:30 GMT
    I think the overriding element of this story is that things don't just happen by themselves. But big things can take place when one person becomes a cheerleader for change. That is what Martha Jo LeslieMore >>
    I think the overriding element of this story is that things don't just happen by themselves -- but big things can take place when one person becomes a cheerleader for change.
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  • Making a Difference: Mable Starks

    Making a Difference: Mable Starks

    Thursday, August 29 2013 7:07 PM EDT2013-08-29 23:07:46 GMT
    Mable Starks of Greenville works with the young people in that city, specifically gang members. She runs toward situations the rest of us may run away from.  I met with Mable Starks in her newest venture.More >>
    Mable Starks of Greenville works with the young people in that city, specifically gang members. She runs toward situations the rest of us may run away from.
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  • Making a Difference: The Nursing Home Ministry

    Making a Difference: The Nursing Home Ministry

    Tuesday, August 27 2013 4:51 PM EDT2013-08-27 20:51:56 GMT
    Sometimes the simplest thing can mean a lot to someone else. And sometimes all it takes is being a good listener to pick up on what something simple like that may be.   Susanne Boone lives in MississippiMore >>
    Sometimes the simplest thing can mean a lot to someone else. And sometimes all it takes is being a good listener to pick up on what something simple like that may be.
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  • Making a Difference: World Changers

    Making a Difference: World Changers

    Tuesday, August 27 2013 4:51 PM EDT2013-08-27 20:51:46 GMT
    They come to Mississippi from all over the country ever summer and go to different communities and do volunteer work. They also come under many names and banners. A group from ‘World Changers' is in NatchezMore >>
    They come to Mississippi from all over the country ever summer and go to different communities and do volunteer work. They also come under many names and banners.More >>
  • Making A Difference: Diane Bustin

    Making A Difference: Diane Bustin

    Thursday, February 6 2014 10:24 PM EST2014-02-07 03:24:34 GMT
    Today we go to the thriving metropolis of Hot Coffee, Mississippi, and meet an artist who has discovered her artwork is a way to keep herself going, and a way to give back at the same time. "I was alwaysMore >>
    Today we go to the thriving metropolis of Hot Coffee, Mississippi, and meet an artist who has discovered her artwork is a way to keep herself going, and a way to give back at the same time. More >>
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  • Making a Difference: Champion blood donor

    Making a Difference: Champion blood donor

    Tuesday, August 27 2013 4:51 PM EDT2013-08-27 20:51:33 GMT
    Sitting back in an easy chair, feet propped up, earphones on under a snuggly blanket watching a big screen, while gently squeezing on a rubber ball, donating blood, or platelets -- that's how a bunch ofMore >>
    Emma Lou holds the female donation record at Mississippi Blood Services.More >>
  • Chamberlain Hunt Academy: Making A Difference

    Chamberlain Hunt Academy: Making A Difference

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 10:19 PM EDT2014-07-30 02:19:11 GMT
    Chamberlain Hunt Academy is an old school and has roots in Oakland College, which became Alcorn State after Oakland was sold to the state of Mississippi when it was unable to reopen after the Civil War.TheMore >>
    Chamberlain Hunt Academy is an old school and has roots in Oakland College, which became Alcorn State after Oakland was sold to the state of Mississippi when it was unable to reopen after the Civil War.More >>
  • Making a Difference: Billy Marlow

    Making a Difference: Billy Marlow

    Friday, July 12 2013 10:21 AM EDT2013-07-12 14:21:08 GMT
    The North Sunflower Medical Center, in Ruleville, is a hospital that has come back from the brink of extinction, and is bringing the whole community back with it.     It is a thriving critical care facilityMore >>
    The North Sunflower Medical Center, in Ruleville, is a hospital that has come back from the brink of extinction, and is bringing the whole community back with it. 
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  • Making a Difference: Trey Long

    Making a Difference: Trey Long

    Thursday, June 20 2013 5:37 PM EDT2013-06-20 21:37:41 GMT
    In Meridian, a young man came up with a simple idea that is helping many people. It all started with an empty lot overgrown with weeds that needed to be put to a better use than the seedy things that wereMore >>
    In Meridian, a young man came up with a simple idea that is helping many people. It all started with an empty lot overgrown with weeds that needed to be put to a better use than the seedy things that were going on in there.More >>
  • Making a Difference: Carthage Senior Community Outreach Group

    Making a Difference: Carthage Senior Community Outreach Group

    Thursday, June 13 2013 8:14 PM EDT2013-06-14 00:14:56 GMT
    And we're off to Carthage to meet a lady who is a one-person activities committee. What sherry Sparkman-Leflore does with her group of senior citizens by her self is amazing. This is one of the monthly get-togethersMore >>
    And we're off to Carthage to meet a lady who is a one-person activities committee. What sherry Sparkman-Leflore does with her group of senior citizens by her self is amazing.More >>
  • Making a Difference: Magnolia Chicks and Roosters Line Dancing Group

    Making a Difference: Magnolia Chicks and Roosters Line Dancing Group

    Thursday, June 6 2013 5:46 PM EDT2013-06-06 21:46:27 GMT
    A couple of nights a week, the big hall inside Magnolia Hall, at Lake, Mississippi, reverberates with the sound of music; loud music to go along with the lively dancing of the Magnolia Chicks and RoostersMore >>
    A couple of nights a week, the big hall inside Magnolia Hall, at Lake, Mississippi, reverberates with the sound of music; loud music to go along with the lively dancing of the Magnolia Chicks and RoostersMore >>
  • Making a Difference: The Mississippi State Guard

    Making a Difference: The Mississippi State Guard

    Tuesday, June 4 2013 12:21 PM EDT2013-06-04 16:21:37 GMT
    We have a branch of the military you may have never heard of. It is an all-volunteer branch authorized by the state constitution that is here strictly to be of service when needed.   At oh-800 on a SaturdayMore >>
    We have a branch of the military you may have never heard of. It is an all-volunteer branch authorized by the state constitution that is here strictly to be of service when needed.More >>
  • Making a Difference: Kristin McClendon

    Making a Difference: Kristin McClendon

    Tuesday, June 4 2013 12:20 PM EDT2013-06-04 16:20:45 GMT
    We owe thanks to a special young lady for the existence of a food pantry in Rankin County.   Kristin McClendon is a special needs adult who found her life's calling volunteering with the Red Cross alongMore >>
    We owe thanks to a special young lady for the existence of a food pantry in Rankin County.   Kristin McClendon is a special needs adult who found her life's calling volunteering with the Red Cross along with her mom after Hurricane Katrina.More >>
  • Making a Difference: Honor Flight

    Making a Difference: Honor Flight

    Tuesday, June 4 2013 12:19 PM EDT2013-06-04 16:19:50 GMT
    There is a vanishing segment of our population who made a great deal of difference to us and this country and they are the veterans of world war two. Now people are coming together to make a difference inMore >>
    There is a vanishing segment of our population who made a great deal of difference to us and this country and they are the veterans of world war two. Now people are coming together to make a difference in their lives.More >>
  • Making a Difference: The LIFE Organization

    Making a Difference: The LIFE Organization

    Tuesday, June 4 2013 12:17 PM EDT2013-06-04 16:17:49 GMT
    The rain this morning didn't slow anyone down at the Mississippi Crafts Center in Madison, as set up began early for the big art show and sale happening tonight. Not only is this a fundraiser for the LIFEMore >>
    The rain this morning didn't slow anyone down at the Mississippi Crafts Center in Madison, as set up began early for the big art show and sale happening tonight.More >>
  • Making A Difference: "Gathering Grounds"

    Making A Difference: "Gathering Grounds"

    Tuesday, June 4 2013 12:17 PM EDT2013-06-04 16:17:11 GMT
    They call the coffee shop ‘Gathering Grounds.' It's in the old Lions Club building on the campus behind the Rankin County School Administration complex in Brandon. And although it is a part of the student'sMore >>
    They call the coffee shop ‘Gathering Grounds.' It's in the old Lions Club building on the campus behind the Rankin County School Administration complex in Brandon. And although it is a part of the student's school program, it is also a very real business open to the public.More >>
  • Making a Difference: Operation Shoestring

    Making a Difference: Operation Shoestring

    Tuesday, June 4 2013 12:15 PM EDT2013-06-04 16:15:44 GMT
    Operation Shoestring was born during the civil rights era as a positive response to a tragic situation and has touched the lives of children and families on Bailey Avenue for over 40 years.   ChildrenMore >>
    Operation Shoestring was born during the civil rights era as a positive response to a tragic situation and has touched the lives of children and families on Bailey Avenue for over 40 years.More >>
  • Making a Difference: United Health Care computer donation

    Making a Difference: United Health Care computer donation

    Tuesday, June 4 2013 12:15 PM EDT2013-06-04 16:15:22 GMT
    Every afternoon they come to this room in the Jackson Medical Mall for some one-on-one work to help boost their grades and their classroom skills.   Dr. Ollie Shirley is the Director of the Jackson MedicalMore >>
    Every afternoon they come to this room in the Jackson Medical Mall for some one-on-one work to help boost their grades and their classroom skills.More >>
  • Making a Difference: Veterans

    Making a Difference: Veterans

    Friday, May 31 2013 11:24 AM EDT2013-05-31 15:24:52 GMT
    Today we are talking about a large group of people who are Making a Difference, and we just had a day to honor them, Monday of this week. Memorial Day is a time to remember our fallen veterans. There areMore >>
    Today we are talking about a large group of people who are Making a Difference, and we just had a day to honor them, Monday of this week. Memorial Day is a time to remember our fallen veterans. There areMore >>
  • Making a Difference: New Life for Women celebrates 25 years

    Making a Difference: New Life for Women celebrates 25 years

    Friday, March 22 2013 6:04 PM EDT2013-03-22 22:04:16 GMT
    (Jackson) There aren't balloons and cakes and stuff like that to celebrate the milestone that New Life for Women has attained, 25 years of helping women break lose from addictions, but it is celebratedMore >>
    There aren't balloons and cakes and stuff like that to celebrate the milestone that New Life for Women has attained in 25 years of helping women break lose from addictions.More >>
  • Making a Difference: The Aberdeen Elkin Theatre Association

    Making a Difference: The Aberdeen Elkin Theatre Association

    Friday, March 22 2013 6:03 PM EDT2013-03-22 22:03:57 GMT
    Not only do individuals make a difference in their communities, but whole groups of people make a difference.   The community is Aberdeen, and the group of people are former movie-goers who became theatreMore >>
    Not only do individuals make a difference in their communities, but whole groups of people make a difference.   The community is Aberdeen, and the group of people are former movie-goers who became theatre owners. They made a positive influence on Aberdeen at the same time.More >>
  • Making a Difference: The Nursing Home Ministry

    Making a Difference: The Nursing Home Ministry

    Friday, March 22 2013 6:03 PM EDT2013-03-22 22:03:34 GMT
    Billy Thomas of Brandon rallies with a group of volunteers who are a part of The Nursing Home Ministry in the lobby of the VA Nursing Home in west Jackson. Now, when you think of "Nursing Home Ministry" youMore >>
    Billy Thomas of Brandon rallies with a group of volunteers who are a part of The Nursing Home Ministry in the lobby of the VA Nursing Home in west Jackson.More >>
  • Making a Difference: Attala County FFA

    Making a Difference: Attala County FFA

    Friday, March 22 2013 6:03 PM EDT2013-03-22 22:03:13 GMT
    This week is FFA week. That used to stand for Future Farmers of America, but the official name has been shortened to just the letters, thereby broadening the membership to many young people with a wide varietyMore >>
    This week is FFA week. That used to stand for Future Farmers of America, but the official name has been shortened to just the letters, thereby broadening the membership to many young people with a wide variety of interests.More >>
  • Making a difference in Hattiesburg

    Making a difference in Hattiesburg

    Friday, March 22 2013 6:02 PM EDT2013-03-22 22:02:48 GMT
    Central Mississippians are making a big difference for tornado victims in Hattiesburg. Saturday morning the Salvation Army's Ken Chapman drove one of the Salvation Army trucks down to Hattiesburg. TheMore >>
    Central Mississippians are making a big difference for tornado victims in Hattiesburg. Saturday morning the Salvation Army's Ken Chapman drove one of the Salvation Army trucks down to Hattiesburg.More >>
  • Making A Difference: Pearl Latham

    Making A Difference: Pearl Latham

    Friday, March 22 2013 6:02 PM EDT2013-03-22 22:02:27 GMT
    It's the 100th time Happy Birthday has been sung in her honor. Mrs. Pearl Latham is 100 years of age. Mrs. Latham's 73 year-old son sat next to her at the front of her church, Pleasant Green Baptist inMore >>
    It's the 100th time Happy Birthday has been sung in her honor. Mrs. Pearl Latham is 100 years of age.More >>
  • Making a Difference: The T. K. Martin Center

    Making a Difference: The T. K. Martin Center

    Friday, March 22 2013 6:01 PM EDT2013-03-22 22:01:42 GMT
    The current showing at the Columbus Arts Council gallery is just about to wrap up, but it has been extremely popular. These paintings are the creations of local artists. And maybe, more than many other paintings,More >>
    The current showing at the Columbus Arts Council gallery is just about to wrap up, but it has been extremely popular. These paintings are the creations of local artists. And maybe, more than many other paintings, really are the expression of the artists inner feeling.More >>
  • Making a Difference: Roy Puckett

    Making a Difference: Roy Puckett

    Friday, March 22 2013 6:01 PM EDT2013-03-22 22:01:14 GMT
    Roy Puckett, who lives in Long Beach on the coast, fills needs in his area by volunteering. Puckett is 71-years-old and since he retired, he is pretty much a regular when there is a house fire. As a representativeMore >>
    Roy Puckett, who lives in Long Beach on the coast, fills needs in his area by volunteering. Puckett is 71-years-old and since he retired, he is pretty much a regular when there is a house fire. As a representative of the Red Cross he immediately helps a bewildered family who has no idea what to do next.More >>
  • Making a Difference: The Wingard Home

    Making a Difference: The Wingard Home

    Friday, March 22 2013 6:00 PM EDT2013-03-22 22:00:46 GMT
    The Wingard Home sits on a corner in the 1200 block of North West Street in Jackson. It is a spacious building with lots of room inside. And usually it houses lots of people; people who call this house "home"More >>
    The Wingard Home sits on a corner in the 1200 block of North West Street in Jackson. It is a spacious building with lots of room inside. And usually it houses lots of people; people who call this house "home" at least temporarily.More >>
  • Making A Difference: The DuBard School for Language Disorders

    Making A Difference: The DuBard School for Language Disorders

    Friday, March 22 2013 6:00 PM EDT2013-03-22 22:00:12 GMT
    The DuBard School for Language Disorders, in Hattiesburg, is over 50-years-old. It is named for its founder, whose passion for helping children with special needs evolved in the a schoolMore >>
    The DuBard School for Language Disorders, in Hattiesburg, is over 50-years-old. It is named for its founder, whose passion for helping children with special needs evolved in the a school that has made a difference in countless lives.More >>
  • Making a Difference: Dentist takes talents home to Rwanda

    Making a Difference: Dentist takes talents home to Rwanda

    Friday, March 22 2013 5:59 PM EDT2013-03-22 21:59:26 GMT
    Laurent Hategekimana spent some of the Christmas Holidays in the home of Beverly Yearwood and her family in Bovina. They met through Compassion International, an organization that allows sponsors to helpMore >>
    Laurent Hategekimana spent some of the Christmas Holidays in the home of Beverly Yearwood and her family in Bovina. They met through Compassion International, an organization that allows sponsors to help children in distressed parts of the world through cooperating churches.More >>
  • Tommie Mabry: Making a Difference

    Tommie Mabry: Making a Difference

    Friday, March 22 2013 5:59 PM EDT2013-03-22 21:59:09 GMT
    This is the story of a young man with a troubled past who has a bright future; not only a bright future for him, but for students in the classroom where he teaches.Tommie Mabry of Jackson was a tough kidMore >>
    This is the story of a young man with a troubled past who has a bright future; not only a bright future for him, but for students in the classroom where he teaches.More >>
  • Making a Difference: The Little Light House

    Making a Difference: The Little Light House

    Friday, March 22 2013 5:58 PM EDT2013-03-22 21:58:48 GMT
    It is a deceptively quiet neighborhood where The Little Light House is located, in a few rooms inside Briarwood Presbyterian Church in Jackson -- because inside the place is alive with activity. TheMore >>
    It is a deceptively quiet neighborhood where The Little Light House is located, in a few rooms inside Briarwood Presbyterian Church in Jackson -- because inside the place is alive with activity. TheMore >>
  • The Mustard Seed: Making a Difference

    The Mustard Seed: Making a Difference

    Friday, March 22 2013 5:58 PM EDT2013-03-22 21:58:30 GMT
    Although the gift shop at the 'Mustard Seed' in Flowood is open year round, now that it is November, many people will start migrating that way to pick up a special decoration this year.I rarely ever getMore >>
    Although the gift shop at the 'Mustard Seed' in Flowood is open year round, now that it is November, many people will start migrating that way to pick up a special decoration this year.I rarely ever getMore >>

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