Mid-South News
2:29 pm
Fri May 18, 2012

Black Novelist Alice Randall Says She Was Happy Fat, But Now She Wants To Be Healthy

Novelist Alice Randall
George Walker


Alice Randall is a successful novelist and country music songwriter living in Nashville, but when she turned 50, she asked herself a tough question—How did I get to weigh over 225 pounds?

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Mid-South News
4:20 pm
Mon December 12, 2011

The Little Church That Could

To Pastor Michael O. Minor at the Oak Hill Baptist Church in Hernando taking care of one's body is part of honoring God's gift to human kind. Weight control and a healthy lifestyle is part of his preaching.
Sandra Knispel

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.

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