Lauren Wood

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For this week’s photo essay, photographer Lauren Wood goes inside the Central Processing facility for North Mississippi Medical Center. The facility is one of only a handful in the country that has made its mission to eliminate any cross-contamination in the sterilization process of medical instruments. Before it was built, a team went and toured […]

The Mud & Magnolias Home and Garden Expo was held Saturday morning at the ICC Belden campus.

The Edible Book Festival was held at Shannon High School on Friday. The competition was open to middle and high school students, teachers and community members, and had student and adult judging categories.

For this week’s In Focus photo essay, photographer Lauren Wood went to the annual MSU Bulldog Classic American Quarter Horse Association Horse Show at the MS Horse Park in Starkville on March 10.

This week’s photo essay goes inside Sweet Potato Sweets in Vardaman. All the treats are made with sweet potatoes brought in from a local farm. The potatoes are peeled, boiled, pureed and used in all the baked goods and products sold at the store.

Daily Journal The Junior Auxiliary will host the 54th Annual Charity Ball beginning at 7 p.m. today. This year’s theme is “Be the change you want to see in the world,” a quote often attributed to former Indian leader Mahatma Gandhi. The annual fundraiser is used to help fund programs that benefit children in Tupelo […]

The Make-A-Wish Foundation Celebrity Wait Night was held Tuesday night at The Grill restaurant.

Bob Tarter, who’s with the Natural History Educational Company of the Midsouth, stopped by Carver Elementary School on Thursday to show kindergarten students a presentation about animals of the desert.

The hourlong Mississippi Sports Today show airs on 95.9 FM.

The Duke Pecan Company was started in West Point in the 1930s by L.A. Duke, and it’s still going strong today. Photographer Lauren Wood visited the processing facility for a closer look.