Mississippi Strong

  Jones College crowns first wheelchair Homecoming Queen

Jones College crowned Lakyra Walker as their first wheelchair-bound Homecoming Queen on November 12.

  As anti-cop sentiment mounts, Mississippi-based peer support group saves lives

  Madison Central alum is U.S. Air Force Academy’s top 2020 graduate

  Miss. pastor who preached racial inclusion justified with SBC president’s statement

  Mission Mississippi: ‘Gracism’ can help bridge racial divides

  Jurors from Miss. mass murder trial come back to fellowship with victims’ families

  Jackson teacher loses everything in house fire; 4th graders step up to help

Continued Coverage

  Miss. National Guard honors healthcare heroes to kick off Nurses Week

Photographer offers free photoshoots to high school graduates in Rankin Co.

  5th grade Miss. boy creates ‘Ear Savers’ for doctors and nurses

  Major South Miss. blaze contained after days-long fight

Mississippi Strong: WLBT, Red Cross launch fundraiser for tornado victims

  Rankin County first responders pay tribute to medical community

Gluckstadt fire department surprises young boy for his birthday

A birthday party with a fire truck was planned for his birthday, however, due to the coronavirus pandemic there had to be a change of plans.

  Impacts of shelter in place order already starting to show for local business owners

“Well of course we’ll have to shutdown completely, and it will be difficult, but honestly I feel like it’s something that needs to be done," Lisa Hayman said.

  Brookhaven Little Libraries serve to feed the needy during coronavirus crisis

They are boxes where people can bring books to donate or take books they want to read. Now, they’re little grocery stores. If you see something you need, take it, and hopefully in a few weeks when you’re able, you can replace it.

  McDonald’s worker surprised with award for her kindness, customer service

If you pull up to the speaker at McDonald’s in the morning, you’ll receive a greeting along the lines of, “Good morning me love. Serving you. May I have your order?”

  Mississippi Strong: Rankin County Deputy returns lost wallet to Illinois veteran

  Mississippi Strong: MBI agent wounded in fatal shooting grows ministry in fallen agent’s honor

  Jackson oral surgeon provides free dental care to those in need

  MISSISSIPPI STRONG: Local family turns heartbreak into happiness in memory of loved one lost to cancer

One Hazlehurst woman helps grant holiday wishes in central Mississippi through Toys for Tots

  Flowood woman’s mobile shower truck for homeless now a reality

  Vicksburg woman chosen to help decorate the White House for Christmas

One Vicksburg woman’s passion for decorating will be put on display at the White House.

  Ridgeland schools work together to help students displaced by weekend fires

Students displaced by apartment fires are getting help from Ridgeland schools.

  ‘I realized it was just all God. He led me there’: Madison teen finds missing elderly man

An hours-long search effort for a missing Madison man dealing with dementia came to an end after a Madison Central High School student found him.

  Mississippi Strong: Veteran recalls Battle of Iwo Jima nearly 75 years later

Billy Byrd was 19 when he and fellow Marines arrived on the Japanese island during World War II

  Mississippi firefighters push themselves to the limit to attain elite Smoke Diver designation

Smoke Divers are the elite firefighters in much the same way that Special Forces are the elite military.

  Rural responders prepared for severe weather system in Lincoln County

Firefighters plan ahead for severe weather in the system that was expected to come through Mississippi today.

  Celebrities, law enforcement from around the country send injured Madison deputy well-wishes

Deputy Brad Sullivan has a prayer army that spans the United States and sports some big names.

  Zach’s M&Ms melt your heart, not in your hands

Zachary Johnston's first costume of the Homecoming week got laughed at by a few of his classmates. He was having a hard time getting up the courage to wear another costume, but then his friends came through for him.

  ‘Have a passion for it’: 100-year-old ballet master still teaching classes

Henry Danton is Mississippi Strong.

South Mississippi Strong: Entrepreneur provides platform to highlight black-owned businesses

Seeing a need to help black business owners, Alexis Williams created a Facebook page to offer support and resources to entrepreneurs.

  Ten-year-old author pens book to cope with loss of his mom

Keigon Lowery, age 10, has written a book about life since his mother was killed in front of his eyes.

  Vicksburg American Legion creates dropbox for tattered flags

Vicksburg's American Legion is working to see tattered flags retired properly.

Jackson Fire takes to the streets to ask you to “Fill the Boot"

For three days, firefighters ask Jackson motorists to donate to Muscular Dystrophy.

  ‘People with disabilities can do phenomenal things’: JSU student with cerebral palsy graduates Summa Cum Laude

Future teacher always pushed forward to overcome disability and inspire children.

  Forensic interviewers are on the front lines for abused children

Forensic interviewers are on the front lines for abused children.

  Young robotics students from Madison County win big at world championship

The growing robotics program in the Madison County School District is winning more awards, and the competitors are getting younger.

MS STRONG: Jackson food truck feeds Vicksburg tornado victims Sunday

Warren County supervisor, Shawn Jackson over District 3 and Mississippi Food Truck Association Members handed out food to tornado victims from 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. on Sunday at Marcus Bottom in Vicksburg.

  Mississippi Strong: Tom’s Fried Pies makes national list

Tom's Fried Pies in Richland is now listed at number five on the Tripping Travel Guide for best apple pies in America.

  Mississippi Strong: UMMC teams with Murrah High School for the Base Pair Program

The Base Pair Program at UMMC works with Jackson Public Schools and Murrah High School to give students exposure to research and science.

  Mississippi Strong: Dr. Mark Yeager and TEAAM Autism

Summer camp should be a fun time for everyone, but for autistic kids here in Mississippi, it was not an option until 2001.

Mississippi Strong: Brandon MLB player turns to ministry

“In the 6th ground Tommy Lasorda called my name, and I was like holy cow! I got drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers!” Leach tells us. “May 6 2009 was my debut.”

  MS STRONG: Redwood Elementary students raise money for flood victims

Redwood elementary students donate to flood victims.

  Mississippi Strong: Flowood woman has food truck converted to mobile shower truck for homeless

There are so many things in our daily life that we take for granted. For example a nice hot shower. For the homeless, it’s not guaranteed.It’s what’s inspiring a Flowood businesswoman to take action and her effort is what makes her Mississippi Strong.


A Rankin County family is preparing to head to Phoenix, Arizona for a procedure on their nine-year-old son, A.J.

  Mississippi Strong : Jackson Prep Senior raises $600,000 to build accessible baseball fields

Joseph Voynik shows why he is Mississippi Strong. The 17 year old raised more than $600,000 to help build accessible baseball fields for children in the state with mental and physical disabilities. He will receive a national youth volunteer award in May.

  The state’s youngest heart transplant patient and her family show why they are Mississippi Strong

Before her surgery, when she was three-months-old, Gabby's parents and younger sister died in a house fire. Two weeks later, Gabby found a heart donor.

  MISSISSIPPI STRONG: South Jackson resident James Davis shows dedication to youth, community

This week’s Mississippi Strong nominee has shown much love and dedication to his south Jackson neighborhood.

  MISSISSIPPI STRONG: Rankin County Sheriff’s Deputy rescues family from fire, saves Christmas

“They expect us to go above and beyond at all times that’s why we do this job,” explained Elward.

  Mississippi Strong: How Project Evergreen and one local business are helping military families

A project started in 2006 is helping military families with something most of us wouldn’t think of: lawn-care.

South Mississippi Strong: Harrison County girl’s art is good for the heart

Emma Hartley may have heart disease, but it’s not stopping her dreams. She and her family are lending their talents to support the American Heart Association, and in doing so, she’s not only helping others, but she’s also helping herself.




We all know Mississippi has its musical super stars and even some of the lesser stars, but Dr. Jim Brewer took it upon himself to collect the names and stories of as MANY of the people in Mississippi in music as he could find.