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Mississippi Stories: Howard Ballou

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2023-03-08 12:53:07, 1678301587

Legendary television anchor Ballou joins Editor-at-Large Marshall Ramsey for this 's episode of . Ballou has been a fixture on Mississippi TVs for over three decades. But , the WLBT anchor talks about his mother Maude Ballou, who was Martin Luther King, Jr.'s friend and personal secretary in Montgomery, Alabama. Howard tells stories of his mother's time working with King, her bravery and his memories of the movement.

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Offense shines in Mississippi State spring game

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www.wcbi.com – Kam Dyer – 2024-04-20 18:57:02

SUMMARY: Mississippi football coach Jeff Lebby promised an exciting brand of football, which was displayed in the Maroon and White . Baylor transfer quarterback Blake Shapen impressed by connecting for three touchdowns in the first half. He completed 18 of 22 passes for 312 yards in the first half. Lebby praised Shapen's potential and believes he can the team to victory. Mississippi State's season opener is for August 31 against Eastern Kentucky. Shapen's performance has generated excitement for the upcoming season as he aims to become a great player.

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Former NFL QB encourages athletes through FCA

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www.wcbi.com – Allie Martin – 2024-04-20 18:54:46

SUMMARY: Former NFL quarterback Colt McCoy spoke at the “Night of Champions” for FCA District One, encouraging junior and high school athletes to make a positive impact on their campuses through the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. More than 70 were recognized for their leadership in FCA campus groups, known as ‘huddles'. The FCA provides a platform for student athletes to share the gospel and use their influence for good. The organization has grown significantly in recent years and continues to need to maintain its impactful ministry on public school campuses. The event also recognized coaches and sponsors of the year.

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MUW hosts first ever Family Fun Day

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www.wcbi.com – Anthony Jenkins – 2024-04-20 18:50:56

SUMMARY: Mississippi Public Broadcasting held a “MPB Fun Day” at Mississippi for Women in Columbus, featuring educational displays, hands-on experiences, and for all ages. from MSMS hosted a percussion petting zoo for participants to try out instruments like drums and xylophones. Organizers aim to make learning fun and inclusive for of all backgrounds. They plan to expand this collaboration statewide to promote education, arts, history, and culture through interactive, hands-on learning tools. The was a in bringing communities together and creating a fun, educational for everyone involved.

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