Produced by Jim Albritton | Patients and staff at Mississippi's only children's cancer clinic think retiring pediatric oncologist Dr. Rathi Iyer is pretty amazing and they set out to prove it.
Produced by Jim Albritton | Planes, fireworks and a spectacular sunset highlighted the Independence Celebration at the Ross Barnett Reservoir on June 29, 2013. | http://facebook.com/newsocracy
Produced by Jim Albritton | Dr. James Hardy and a team of surgeons at the University of Mississippi Medical Center transplanted a human lung into the chest of a 58-year-old man on June 12, 1963. That transplant surgery was the first of its kind in the world. Seven months later the same team would make history again, transplanting a chimpanzee heart into a man.
Produced by Jim Albritton | More than 150 motorcyclists rode a 150 mile route from the McComb Walmart to the Mississippi State Fairgrounds in Jackson. The Children's Miracle Network event, organized and sponsored by the store, raised $3,000 for Batson Children's Hospital.
Produced by Jim Albritton | Camp Rainbow offers more than its share of thrills for children who have or had cancer. This summer camp in Utica, sponsored by the American Cancer Society, gives campers from all over the state a chance to be typical kids.
The School Sisters of Notre Dame have a long history at Chatawa, dating to 1874. The sisters operated a school on site and constructed several prominent buildings, including two three-story dormitories in 1908. The school closed in 1975, 100 years after opening. The sisters converted part of the school into their retirement center in 1977. And in 1989, in this quiet, peaceful setting, they established a retreat center for private and group retreats in the original church and convent. That church, known as St. Theresa's, was the scene of a celebrity wedding in 1941 when Irish-born actress Maureen O’Hara married McComb native William Houston Price. Many of the Sisters of Notre Dame are buried in a small cemetery nearby St. Mary of the Pines.
Produced by Jim Albritton | More than 4,000 animals, including giraffes, kangaroos and 33 other species, roam freely on 900 acres just north of New Orleans. The Global Wildlife Center in Folsom, Louisiana offers amazing hands-on safari adventures that no zoo can match.
Produced by Jim Albritton | For Jackson, Mississippi, the wait is over. Food trucks have arrived. And LurnyD's Grille, serving gourmet burgers and other specialty foods, is leading the way.
Produced by Jim Albritton | Hundreds celebrated National Train Day in McComb, Mississippi at the city's award-winning railroad museum. They toured passenger, sleeper and dining cars on Amtrak's "City of New Orleans" train and the historic postal and office railcars just added to the Steam Engine 2542 display next to the city's depot. | Visit the McComb Railroad Museum online.
McComb, Mississippi was founded in 1872 after Col. Henry S. McComb of the New Orleans, Jackson and Great Northern Railroad, a predecessor of the Illinois Central Railroad (now part of the Canadian National Railway), decided to move the railroad's maintenance shops away from New Orleans and the negative influence of the city's saloons.
Produced by Jim Albritton | The 32nd annual Mississippi Symphony Orchestra's Pepsi Pops concert drew thousands to Old Trace Park on the Ross Barnett Reservoir in Ridgeland, Mississippi. The concert ended with a spectacular fireworks show over the water.
Gidget, a reticulated giraffe, gave birth to Sara on April 28, 2013 at the Global Wildlife Center in Folsom, Louisiana. Here are a few photos of mother and child together on Mother's Day 2013. Many more photos and a video news story about the Global Wildlife Center to come. Click here to see photos of mother and child. And click here to see all our photo albums.