Tuesday
Mar222016

Photos | Original Air Force One Lands in Mount Pleasant, Texas

Click here for photos of this historic March 21, 2016 flight.

The Columbine II, a Lockheed Constellation, was the first USAF plane designated as Air Force One. The aircraft, which served President Dwight Eisenhower, will be refurbished in Bridgewater, Virginia. After more than a decade grounded, the historic plane began its cross-country journey from Marina, Arizona to Virginia on March 21, stopping at the Mount Pleasant Regional Airport in Texas. A crew from Mount Pleasant-based Mid America Flight Museum is escorting the Columbine II on its historic trip.

A Newsocracy video news story about the plane and its cross-country journey will be posted soon.

Friday
Mar112016

Hawaii | Hiking Oahu's Lulumahu Falls 

Produced by Jim Albritton | The hike from Pali Highway through a bamboo forest, across a field, past a reservoir, by a cool graffiti wall, up cement steps and through a stream's rock bed to Oahu's fifty-foot-tall Lulumahu Falls is definitely worth the journey. Avid hikers shouldn't have a problem, but first-timers might face a challenged climbing over some of the rocks. If you're looking for adventure and want to see one of Hawaii's amazing waterfalls, give Lulumahu a look. This video shows the hike from highway to falls. 

Thursday
Mar102016

Hawaii | Parasailing Over Oahu's Maunalua Bay 

Produced by Jim Albritton | Parasailing in Hawaii shouldn't be missed and Oahu's Maunalua Bay is a great place to do it. Close to Waikiki Beach, in the shadow of Diamond Head, it offers amazing views of the island's southeast coast. 

Thursday
Mar102016

Topping-out Ceremony is Milestone for UMMC School of Medicine

Produced by Jim Albritton | As the last beam was placed atop the School of Medicine building at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, construction workers gathered with UMMC officials and Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant for a "topping-out" ceremony to celebrate the achievement. The new medical school building will open in the Fall of 2017.

Wednesday
Mar092016

Hawaii | Water Skiing at Koko Marina on Oahu 

Produced by Jim Albritton | Water skiing in paradise is a singular thrill. Hawaii Water Sports Center offers a 20 minute pull around Koko Marina in Oahu not far from Diamond Head and Waikiki Beach. After 10 years, I got up on my first attempt. Boo-yah!

Tuesday
Feb232016

Massive 50-foot Waves Rock Oahu's North Shore 

Produced by Jim Albritton | A northwest swell pushing massive 50-foot waves onto Oahu's North Shore sent surfers ashore and onlookers to the ocean's edge to see the force of nature play out in a spectacular way. Some say the surf hasn't been this strong since 1969. From Shark's Cove to Wiamea Bay, here's a look at the beauty and violence Mother Nature displayed on February 22, 2016. 

Tuesday
Feb232016

Amazing View | Honolulu from Diamond Head to HNL 

Produced by Jim Albritton | Passengers aboard United Flight 253 to Honolulu, Hawaii from Houston, Texas got an amazing view of Waikiki Beach--from Diamond Head to Honolulu International Airport--on February 21, 2016 when their B777-200 was allowed a rare westward landing at HLN.

Friday
Feb192016

Medical Students Hungry for Knowledge About Healthy Eating 

Produced by Jim Albritton | Nutrition, cooking techniques and healthy eating options are on the menu for medical students in the Culinary Medicine Club at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. The UMMC School of Medicine joins a growing list of others that are focusing on proper diet and nutrition to improve community health.

Friday
Feb192016

Over the Edge with Friends of Children's Hospital 

Produced by Jim Albritton | Go Over the Edge with Friends of Children's Hospital by raising money to repel down the 14-story Trustmark corporate office building on April 16. Sign up at http://overtheedgewithfriends.com.

Friday
Feb192016

London | Four Minutes Along the River Thames 

Produced by Jim Albritton | Four minutes of the sights and sounds of the River Thames in London. 

Monday
Jan252016

London Walks | The Along the Thames Pub Walk

Produced by Jim Albritton | The Along the Thames Pub Walk, guided by London Walks, combines the city’s rich history with three of it’s one-of-a-kind pubic houses. 

Friday
Jan222016

Mississippi Cold Drip Coffee & Tea Co. Brews Success in Jackson

Produced by Jim Albritton | Cold drip coffee, a New Orleans tradition, finds a home in Jackson, Mississippi. The drink Raymond Horn once brewed for friends, is filling cups all across the state. 

Monday
Jan042016

USAF Chimpanzees Find Sanctuary at Save the Chimps

Produced by Jim Albritton | Save the Chimps, the world's largest chimpanzee sanctuary, was founded in 1997 to care for USAF chimps used in the space race. Today, 254 chimps—descendants of the Air Force chimps and others rescued from use in research or entertainment—will live out their lives on 190-acres in southeast Florida. 

Monday
Jan042016

London Walks | Britain's Capital, One Village at a Time 

Produced by Jim Albritton | With a seemingly endless number of tours to choose from, London Walks—the oldest company of its kind in the world—attracts both tourists and residents alike wishing to learn more about the British capital’s dramatic past. 

Sunday
Jan032016

Hornets Offers London Men Style, Not Fashion 

Produced by Jim Albritton | A small shop in Kensington makes a big first impression, helping the modern male discover his own sense of style. | http://newsocracy.tv