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There’s no doubt that Mississippi is full of incredible gems, beautiful stories, and a rich history. One of the lesser talked about gems in our state is the Rosalie Mansion. 

On February 14, 2024, the Mississippi High School Activities Association (MHSAA) and the Mississippi Association of Coaches (MAC) formally announced the male and female athletes who were chosen as winners of this year’s C Spire Mr. and Miss Basketball awards. 

As we honor Valentine’s Day this week it is fitting that you know Lucedale is the City of Love. Yep, read on. Lucedale was a destination wedding venue long before the term became part of today’s pop culture.

Did you know that February 14th is National Donor Day? While this day may be overlooked by the Valentine’s Day celebrations and festivities, National Donor Day is an important day for us all, especially for those whose lives have been impacted by organ donors. 

When Dixie Wilkerson found a hand-hewn wooden shingle labeled “George County Library”, she knew the rumor must have some truth to it.
Mrs. Wilkerson and her husband, Bill, live in a circa 1914 house whose study is lined with floor to ceiling bookshelves. Descendents of the home’s original owner claim the shelves once stored books that were loaned to the public making it possibly the county’s first library of sorts.

While living in New Orleans, London met Scott Hoverman, owner of 3 Alarm Comics in Ocean Springs. Hoverman invited London to come and sign autographs as a celebrity guest, introducing him to Mississippi. “I fell in love with Ocean Springs,” shared London. “It is truly a magical little place. So beautiful.” At that time, London’s family was expecting. “We were about to have a baby, and New Orleans didn’t feel like the place we truly wanted to be,” shared London. “So the Universe brought us here.” 

Off the beaten path, you’ll find Doe’s Eat Place in The Mississippi Delta. This award-winning bucket list destination attracts locals, foodies, out-of-towners, U.S. Presidents, and movie stars alike! Known for its out-of-this-world steaks and famous tamales, the family-owned restaurant has been at the heart of the Delta for nearly a century.

On February 11, 2024, football fans around the globe will have a chance to watch the world championship playoff between the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers. But most Mississippians (and most Americans, for that matter) will be viewing this year’s game in front of a screen.

The much-anticipated Lucedale-George County History Museum is here. Yay!

A grand opening ceremony will take place in the George County Courthouse courtroom at 1 p.m. Wednesday, February 7. Light refreshments will be served after the ceremony. The museum is located on the first floor of the courthouse at the foot of the stairs leading to the courtroom.

“America at the Crossroads: The GUITAR and a Changing Nation,” will run through May 11 and traces the evolution and powerful influence of the guitar with notable connections to Mississippi. The exhibit and other special events at the museum are attracting strong interest among guitarists and other music enthusiasts across the region: renowned guitarist and Mississippi native Adam McPhail will come home to play and host a workshop. 

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States. To bring awareness, February is  Heart Health Month, emphasizing educating the public on stopping preventable, premature deaths due to cardiovascular diseases.