To The Beat Of The Drum: Dragon Boat Regatta

To The Beat Of The Drum: Dragon Boat Regatta

The 2,000-year-old tradition was first used in ancient China to satisfy the rain gods. In dragon boat races, a 40-foot long boat adorned with ornate carvings of the dragon’s head and tail holds twenty paddlers as they move in unison to the beat of their team drummer. When, as a protest against political corruption, theContinue Reading

The Magic of the Mississippi

The Magic of the Mississippi

Story by Matt Tyler As a boy, I wanted to know everything I could about the Mississippi River. I wanted to walk in the footsteps of Catfish John and share a weather-beaten raft with Huck Finn. I grew older, as we all do, and I realized the world had changed. While the river was stillContinue Reading

Ready to Ride

Ready to Ride

Thrills and spills have brought the Dixie National Rodeo a half-century of success Photos by James Patterson The rider raises his left hand and grips tight with his right, and he and the bull heave and spin in a precarious dance performed to a soundtrack of ’80s rock and shrill cheers. If the cowboy isContinue Reading

Call of the Wild: Pittman Game Calls

Call of the Wild: Pittman Game Calls

Story by Matt Tyler It is a long way from the Pine Belt to New York City or Los Angeles. Hattiesburg native Preston Pittman has been to both, and a turkey call took him there. A five-time world champion caller and member of the Mississippi Outdoor Hall of Fame and the National Outdoor Hall ofContinue Reading

Automotive Adventures

Automotive Adventures

A Lifetime of Stories Behind the Cars at the Tupelo Automobile Museum Story by Jennie Bradford Curlee The Tupelo Automobile Museum boasts 120,000 square feet of over 100 antique, classic, and collectible cars. At first glance, it is a visual realization of the historical progression of the automobile. But, delve a little deeper into the collectionContinue Reading

Family Circle Cup – Charleston, SC

Family Circle Cup – Charleston, SC

Story & photos by Stephanie Smith Beautiful Daniel Island, located just outside of Charleston, SC, hosted the 41st Family Circle Cup tennis tournament from March 30 to April 7. Over 90 players fought for a chance at the championship, including names such as Caroline Wozniaki, Samantha Stosur, Sloane Stephens, and the Williams sisters, Venus andContinue Reading

The Magic of Cottonwood

The Magic of Cottonwood

“Cottonwood is a 10,000 acre farm – half surrounded by the majestic Mississippi River and half surrounded by the clover-covered levee,” farm manager, Jeffrey Taylor, tells us.  The unique property spreads into Mississippi, Louisiana and Arkansas. The Louisiana land was purchased back in 1973, with the Mississippi and Arkansas portions added in the mid 80’s.Continue Reading

Charleston Cup – Charleston, SC

Charleston Cup – Charleston, SC

Charleston has a very rich history of horse racing beginning with its first recorded race on February 1, 1734. A small piece of their English heritage, horse racing was wildly popular and provided a sense of home for early settlers. But with hard times after the Civil War, the sport began to dwindle. In 1984,Continue Reading

An Afternoon with Drake Waterfowl

An Afternoon with Drake Waterfowl

“It’s just a lot of hard work and good ol’ Delta boy common sense,” says Tate Wood, when asked about the success of his duck hunting supply company, Drake Waterfowl Systems. Tate started the company back in 2002, along with co-founder and best friend of more than thirty years, Bobby Windham Jr. Bobby or BejaeContinue Reading

Vandy vs. Ole Miss – Oxford, MS

Vandy vs. Ole Miss – Oxford, MS

November 10, 2012 The Commodores made their way south on November 10 to Vaught-Hemingway stadium in Oxford, MS. It was a close game with Vanderbilt winning 27-26 against Ole Miss.   Photos by Nathan Dixon