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Mississippi is truly one of the most beautiful and unique places in the United States. Sometimes, we may forget how much this state has to offer and how many amazing, famous people are from here.

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. 

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.

the best part of the Mardi Gras season is the slicing and eating of the anticipated king cake. Have you ever wondered why we eat king cake? Keep reading for a deep dive into the history of this delicious dish, where it originated, and why we eat it. 

“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.