Sunday
Jan162011

Ghost Tours of Cedar Grove Inn in Vicksburg | Halloween 2010

Produced by Jim Albritton | Cedar Grove Inn is one of the few antebellum houses that survive the siege of Vicksburg during the Civil War. Built in 1842, many people have died in the house and its basement was used as a make-shift morgue during the war. Each Halloween, the original "lady of the house," Elizabeth Klein leads guests and tourists from across the country on ghost tours of some of the most haunted parts of the mansion. For more information, go to http://cedargroveinn.com .

Sunday
Jan162011

2010 Euro Fest Auto Show Draws Thousands to Renaissance in Ridgeland, Mississippi 

Produced by Jim AlbrittonA comprehensive look at the 2010 Euro Fest Classic European Automobile and Motorcycle Show at Renaissance in Ridgeland, Mississippi. In its second year, Euro Fest grows even larger, featuring 27 Ferraris and two Mercedes-Benz Gullwings--one from 1955 and one from 2011. See the cars, hear from the judges and exhibitors and discover why this unique show is drawing big crowds and growing so fast. | For more information, go to: http://euro-fest.net | http://facebook.com/mseurofest

Sunday
Jan162011

Team Ferrari Arrives at Renaissance | Euro Fest 

Produced by Jim Albritton | Five Ferraris from Ferrari Maserati of Atlanta were among the more than 100 cars appearing in the 2010 Euro Fest Classic European Automobile and Motorcycle Show at Renaissance in Ridgeland, Mississippi on Saturday, October 23, 2010. The five cars that arrived in a tractor-trailer truck are: 288 GTO, F-40, Spice Ferrari WSC Race Car, Enzo and the 458 Italia. For more information: ‪http://euro-fest.net‬ | ‪http://facebook.com/mseurofest

 

Sunday
Jan162011

1965 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III | Euro Fest 

Produced by Jim Albritton | A 1965 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III is one of the more than 150 cars appearing in the 2010 Euro Fest Classic European Automobile and Motorcycle Show at Renaissance in Ridgeland, Mississippi on Saturday, October 23, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This Rolls-Royce won the "Best of Renaissance" Award at the 2009 Euro Fest Car Show. For more information: http://euro-fest.net | http://facebook.com/mseurofest

Saturday
Jan152011

Caterham Super 7 Hayabusa 1400 | Euro Fest

Produced by Jim Albritton | Dan Blumenthal's Caterham Super 7 Hayabusa 1400 is one of the extraordinary cars at the 2010 Euro Fest Classic European Automobile and Motorcycle Show at Renaissance in Ridgeland, Mississippi. For more information, go to: http://euro-fest.net | http://facebook.com/mseurofest

Saturday
Jan152011

Love of Alfa Romeos Puts Couple on Road to Happiness | Euro Fest

Produced by Jim Albritton | If the secret to a strong marriage is a common interest then a Mississippi couple are set on the road to happiness. Bonnie loves to drive Alfa Romeos, Andy loves to rebuild them and they both love to display them in car shows. They'll be at this year's Euro Fest Classic European Automobile and Motorcycle Show at Renaissance in Ridgeland, Mississippi on Saturday, October 23. For more information | http://euro-fest.net | http://facebook.com/mseurofest | http://twitter.com/mcmanow

Saturday
Jan152011

Dr. Blair E. Batson Celebrates 90th Birthday 

Produced by Jim Albritton | Dr. Blair E. Batson celebrated his 90th birthday in the lobby of the Blair E. Batson Hospital for Children surrounded by sick and injured kids, many of whom also have birthdays this month. Colleagues and former students talk about the impact he has had on their lives and on the lives of the children of Mississippi. To learn more about Dr. Batson or the state's only children's hospital, go to http://childrenshospital.umc.edu.

Saturday
Jan152011

The Help | Behind the Scenes | Jackson, Mississippi 

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Produced by Jim Albritton | Months of planning and days of work have transformed the Fondren neighborhood in Jackson, Mississippi back to the 1960s for the filming of the movie version of Jackson native Kathryn Stockett's novel, The Help. As area residents looked on, construction and utility crews worked side-by-side the film's production crew to recreate the look and feel of that era.

Saturday
Jan152011

The Help | Raw Footage of Location Shoot in Jackson, Mississippi

Produced by Jim Albritton | Scenes from a location shoot in Fondren for the movie version of The Help, a novel by Jackson native Kathryn Stockett.

Saturday
Jan152011

The Great Mississippi River Balloon Race 2010 | Follow the Budweiser Crew from Start to Finish 

Produced by Jim AlbrittonJoin the Budweiser Hot Air Balloon Crew as they launch, fly and chase the largest balloon at The Great Mississippi River Balloon Race in Natchez. See how they do it all and help a fellow balloonist out of the Mississippi River. Meet the winner of this year's race and its co-founder. And celebrate the race's 25th anniversary. Correction: Tom Oberheide is from Cary, Illinois, not Gary as identified in this video. For more information about the race, go to http://natchezballoonrace.com. To learn more about the Budweiser Balloon, go to http://budballoon.com.

‪The Great Mississippi River Balloon Race 2010 | Balloon Rescue from Mississippi River ‬

 

Produced by Jim Albritton | The Adams County Sheriff's Department and others rescued a balloon and crew stranded in the middle of the Mississippi River during the "barge drop" competition in the Great Mississippi River Balloon Race on October 16, 2010. Despite his difficulties on this day, Tom Oberheide, the balloon's pilot, went on to place first in the race. The barge drop isn't counted as part of the overall race. To learn more about the race, go to ‪http://natchezballoonrace.com.‬

Saturday
Jan152011

Camp Rainbow Fishing Tournament 

Produced by Jim Albritton | Twenty-five kids who have or have had cancer participated in this year's Camp Rainbow Fishing Tournament at Roosevelt State Park in Morton, Mississippi. The annual September event gives the kids and their families the opportunity to catch fish, barbecue and enjoy the water slide at the park. Camp Rainbow is a summer camp for kids with cancer held each June.

Saturday
Jan152011

Good Neighbor Day | Three hours, 30,000 Roses and One Great Cause 

Produced by Jim Albritton | In 1994, Brook Jacobs, a florist and owner of Greenbrook Flowers in Jackson, Mississippi, created Good Neighbor Day. Sixteen years later it has blossomed worldwide. The concept is simple: one day each September thousands of roses are given away by the dozen. Each person who takes them promises to keep one for themselves and give the others to friends, family or perfect strangers. For years the event in Jackson has also benefited the Blair E. Batson Hospital for Children.

Saturday
Jan152011

Batson Law Enforcement Run

Produced by Jim Albritton | Graduates of the Mississippi Law Enforcement Officers Training Academy--now serving in various state and local law enforcement agencies--participated in a symbolic one-mile run from Millsaps College to the Blair E. Batson Hospital for Children on the University of Mississippi Medical Center Campus. The run is intended to show support for the patients and staff at Mississippi's only children's hospital. Runners made donations and presented more than $1,000 to Dr. Bev Evans, Chairman of Pediatrics, at UMMC.

Saturday
Jan152011

Protecting Memories | UMMC to Lead in $26 Million Nationwide Alzheimer's Study 

Produced by Jim Albritton | The University of Mississippi Medical Center and four collaborating academic medical centers have received a $26 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to identify risk factors for Alzheimer's and related forms of cognitive decline. The multi-year study, building on clinical data collected from 16,000 patient participants over 20 years, is expected to give researchers a unique window on the early physiological changes that might eventually culminate in Alzheimer's.

The NIH grant and the creation of the MIND Center (Memory Impairment and Neurodegenerative Dementia Research) was announced at a press conference at UMMC. Supporters of the new research center combating Alzheimer's disease and dementia also announced a $9 million campaign aimed at raising private funds to support its work.

Saturday
Jan152011

Mississippi and the Civil War | Roads to Raymond 

Produced by Jim Albritton | Retired Brigadier General Parker Hills leads a bus tour of the "Roads to Raymond" during the Civil War's Vicksburg Campaign. Follow the path of Union troops from Grand Gulf to Port Gibson and on to the Raymond Battlefield and the burning of Jackson. The tour is part of the annual Pilgrimage celebration for the City of Raymond, Mississippi. For more information, go to Friends of Raymond of Raymond and BattleFocus