With the 2012 Summer Olympics barely eight weeks away, many U.S. athletes still need to qualify for their ticket to London… among them Mississippian Brittney Reese.
Reese is not just any Olympic-hopeful, she's also the current long jump world champion and record holder.
Training jumps are understated affairs for Brittney Reese. No dramatic spray of sand, just a dull thud and a quick word between athlete and trainer. Neither she, nor her coach, Joe Walker, is of the loquacious sort.
Nearly 17 years ago, a pastor at a small African-American church in Hernando, Mississippi found that the traditional Delta diet of fried anything had produced a super-sized congregation. He set out to change that.
On a recent Sunday morning, rainy and wind swept, roughly 70 members of Oak Hill Baptist Church in Hernando worship with their Pastor Michel O. Minor at this small, rural church on the hill.
This week on the Behind the Headlines Radio Roundtable: the result of the run-off election for City Council between Lee Harris and Kimba Ford, missing ammunition at the Memphis Police Department, and the rejection of the controversial "Personhood" amendment to Mississippi's constitution.