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Saturday
May252013

LurnyD's Grille | Great Taste on Four Wheels 

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.

Tuesday
Jan032012

Mississippi Blues Marathon Returns to Jackson January 7, 2012 

Produced by Jim Albritton | More than 2,300 runners took to the streets of Jackson, Mississippi in 2011 for the 4th Annual Mississippi Blues Marathon. The event celebrated Mississippi's blues heritage and honored its favorite son--Elvis Presley--on his birthday.

Monday
Jan022012

The 30th Annual Mal's St. Paddy's Parade and Festival is Set for St. Patrick's Day

Produced by Jim Albritton | The Mal's St. Paddy's Parade and Festival is always on the third Saturday in March and rarely falls on St. Patrick's Day. But this year, it does. On March 17, thousands of people with fill the streets of Jackson, Mississippi for the 30th annual celebration of the nation's most irreverent salute to the Irish Saint. Here's a look at last year's parade and related festivities in downtown Jackson, including the BancorpSouth Run, the Trustmark Children's Festival, the Trustmark Children's Parade and the Pet Parade. The parade benefits Batson Children's Hospital

Tuesday
Nov222011

The Holidays Can Be a Struggle for Those Coping With Eating Disorders 

Produced by Jim Albritton | For most people, the holidays are a time of celebration and joy, family gatherings and social affairs, marked by an abundance of delicious foods and enticing beverages. But for those struggling with eating disorders, the holidays can be filled with tremendous stress, anxiety and fear. | 

Monday
Sep052011

Tropical Storm Lee Brings Flooding, Weather Channel to Jackson, Mississippi

Produced by Jim Albritton | More than 10 inches of rain fell on the Jackson, Mississippi metro area as Tropical Storm Lee made its way north, leaving widespread flooding and the Weather Channel's Mike Seidel in its wake. This video shows flooding in Ridgeland and Seidel's live shot in Brandon.

Click here to see photos of flood damage caused by Tropical Storm Lee in the Jackson area.

Tropical Depression Lee Whips Up Big Waves

Produced by Jim Albritton | A brief look at the large waves on the Ross Barnett Reservoir whipped up by Tropical Depression Lee as it passed through central Mississippi on September 5, 2011.

Wednesday
Aug032011

The Help | Audiences in Author and Director's Native Mississippi Love the Movie

Produced by Jim Albritton | Hundreds weathered Mississippi heat and humidity for the premiere of The Help, a movie based on Kathryn Stockett's best-selling book and directed by Tate Taylor. For the two Jackson, Mississippi natives and lifelong friends, it was a homecoming like few others—complete with red carpet, an adoring press corps and exited fans thrilled to be part of their success.  

Thursday
Jul282011

The Help | Jackson and Greenwood Extras Tell Their Stories

Produced by Jim Albritton | Extras and featured extras who appear in the movie, The Help, tell their behind the scenes stories about its production in Jackson and Greenwood, Mississippi. The film is based on Jackson native Kathryn Stockett's best selling book by the same name. 

Tuesday
Jul122011

Coming Soon | Behind the Scene Stories from "The Help" 

Produced by Jim Albritton | A sneak peak at upcoming stories about the production of "The Help." The movie, which was shot in Jackson and Greenwood, Mississippi, is based on the Kathryn Stockett novel.

Wednesday
Jun292011

High-tech Therapy Lends Methodist Rehabilitation Center Patients Helping Hand 

Methodist Rehabilitation Center in Jackson recently became one of only six centers in the Southeast -- and the only one in Mississippi -- to offer the innovative Armeo Spring therapy. The system, which pairs an assistive movement device with a virtual reality training program, can be used for patients who have suffered arm paralysis or weakness due to stroke, spinal cord and brain injuries and other neurological disorders.

Sunday
Jan162011

Thousands Run in the Mississippi Blues Marathon | The Story

Produced by Jim Albritton | More than 2,300 runners took to the streets of Jackson, Mississippi for the 4th Annual Mississippi Blues Marathon. The event celebrates Mississippi's blues heritage and this year honors its favorite son--Elvis Presley--on his birthday.

Sunday
Jan162011

Make-A-Wish New Year's Eve Gala 

Produced by Jim Albritton | The inaugural Make-A-Wish New Year's Eve Gala at the Jackson Convention Center featured good food, great music, a compelling message and the ultimate countdown clock. Organizers hope it will become the most popular new year's eve event in central Mississippi in the next five years. For more information, go to http://ms.wish.org.

Sunday
Jan162011

Going Griswold | The Behind the Scenes Story 

Produced by Jim Albritton | Watch out Clark Griswold. In central Mississippi, a neurologist, a psychologist and a mother of three are nipping at your heels, building bigger, flashier and more over-the-top Christmas displays than ever before. Go behind the scenes and see how and why they do it. You might be surprised. For more "Going Griswold" stories, go to http://newsocracy.org.

Sunday
Jan162011

Jingle Bell Jog 2010 | A Benefit for the Mississippi Children's Cancer Clinic 

Produced by Jim Albritton | The inaugural Jingle Bell Jog--a benefit for the Mississippi Children's Cancer Clinic at the Blair E. Batson Hospital for Children--drew more than 500 runners and walkers to the University of Mississippi Medical Center. For more information about the race, the cancer clinic or the Batson Hospital, go to ‪http://childrenshospital.umc.edu.

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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NOTE | This is a slightly revised story with new graphics. Our original story has received more than 121,000 views on YouTube. 

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.