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Only 15 County Precinct locations out of 42 will be involved in the November 7 Special election for District 2 Constable and Justice Court Judge

Event Dates and Times

10/23/2017 - 11/7/2017
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Only 15 County Precinct locations out of 42 will be involved in the November 7 Special election for District 2 Constable and Justice Court Judge.

Out of those 15, 10 are “split” precincts. Which means not everyone registered to vote in that particular precinct can vote in THIS special election. The other 5 precincts, everyone is eligible.

Example: You and I can vote in the same location, but have different candidates on the ballot. The voter needs to refer to their voter registration card to their “COUNTY PRECINCT”, not the CITY WARD, and then to the bottom of their voter registration card to see if they have JCJ and CON 2 (see attached example)

ELECTION COMMISSIONERS always run and are in charge of any county SPECIAL ELECTIONS. Also in Special elections, candidates do not run by Party. The Election Commissioners will have poll worker training beginning Monday, October 16 at 6pm, Tuesday at 2pm and Wednesday at 10am, in the Board room in the Annex.

Please see attached FYI info to assist you in helping us educate our voters with who is eligible to vote in this Special on November 7.

4. EXAMPLE OF VOTER REGISTRATION CARD TO REFER TO (let us know if light enough to read or reproduce)
5. SAMPLE BALLOT (write-in’s DO NOT count) This is always on the ballot by law, in case for example, a candidate dies)
6. CANDIDATES CONTACT INFO previously sent

Please call if you have any questions 601 482-9731 to the Circuit Clerk office or our Election Chairman, Jeff Tate, 601 527-4124

Thank you for informing our voters. | 452512063


Event Dates and Times

10/23/2017 - 10/31/2017
East Mississippi Community College

SCOOBA — While standing in the cafeteria lunch line on East Mississippi Community College’s Scooba campus, student Hunter Cumberland almost deleted an email on his phone titled “Congratulations!”
“I thought it was a pop-up ad and was just about to delete it when I changed my mind,” Cumberland, a Preston resident, said. “I clicked on it and saw that I had won a $1,000 scholarship through Phi Theta Kappa. I was surprised.”’
Cumberland had applied for the 2017 Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholarship but so had about 1,000 other applicants, according to the headquarters of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK), an honor society for high-achieving community college students. Cumberland was among 207 PTK students nationwide awarded one of the scholarships.
The Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholarship program helps new PTK members defray educational expenses while enrolled in associate degree programs. Scholars are selected based on scholastic achievement, community service, and leadership potential.
EMCC PTK advisor and Fine Arts / Humanities Division Chairperson Janet Briggs said Cumberland is deserving of the scholarship.
“For many students, going from a small high school to even a community college is a great change,” Briggs said. “Hunter has embraced this change by developing into one of the top leaders for not only Phi Theta Kappa but for EMCC as a whole.”
The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation provided $200,000 in funding for the scholarships, with $25,000 set aside for members who are veterans or active members of the U.S. military. The remaining amount is supported by donations to the Phi Theta Kappa Foundation, which also awards Leaders of Promise Global Scholarships to international students.
Cumberland is a member of EMCC’s Math & Science Club and is in the running for president of the Scooba chapter of PTK. He is majoring in biology and plans to apply for medical school after graduating from EMCC.
“I would really like to work as a physician in an emergency room setting,” Cumberland said. “For one thing, it is fast paced and it’s not boring. You might treat someone with a nail in his foot or someone who suffered a gunshot wound or was involved in a car accident. To help people who are in pain and to know you are the one responsible for making them feel better would be rewarding.”
Cumberland is the son of Will and Heather Cumberland. His younger sister, Miranda Cumberland, attends Kemper Academy. | 452511943

Clarke County will be hosting a Household Hazardous Waste Collection day

Event Dates and Times

10/23/2017 - 10/28/2017
Clarke County Emergency Management Agency located at 642 South Archusa Avenue in Quitman.
Clarke County will be hosting a Household Hazardous Waste Collection day October 28 from 8:00 – 12:00 Noon. This event will be held at the Clarke County Emergency Management Agency located at 642 South Archusa Avenue in Quitman.

Please see the attached flyer for a list of items that will be accepted. Please help us spread the word and make this a successful event!

If you have any questions please contact me or Mrs. Susan Bonner at 601-776-2062.

Eddie Ivy
Clarke County Emergency Management Agency
Clarke County Fire Service
P.O. Box 155
642 South Archusa Avenue
Quitman, MS 39355
601-776-2256 Office
601-776-1089 Fax
601-776-3960 24 Hour Dispatch | 452507093

Price Selected ECCC’s ‘Humanities Instructor of the Year’

Event Dates and Times

10/23/2017 - 11/7/2017
East Central Community College
Price Selected ECCC’s ‘Humanities Instructor of the Year’
History instructor Madison Price is East Central Community College’s “Humanities Instructor of the Year” and will be recognized Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017, on the Decatur campus.
Price will present a special program, held in conjunction with Arts and Humanities Month, beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the Vickers Fine Arts Center auditorium.
During his lecture presentation titled “President for the People: The Progressive Policies of Teddy Roosevelt,” Price will focus on Roosevelt’s policies aimed to help protect and improve the lives of the American people through his Square Deal.
Price said, “Roosevelt’s presidency helped the Progressive movement of the early 1900s flourish as he understood ‘a great democracy has got to be progressive or it will soon cease to be great or a democracy.’”
Price is in his fourth year of teaching American history at the college. In addition, he has worked on projects with the Mississippi Department of Archives and History and the Legacy Foundation.

He is a graduate of Stone High School in Wiggins and Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College. He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in history from Mississippi State University.

While at MSU, he worked on papers as diverse as the Carlisle Indian football team, the importance of the monitor-top refrigerator to American culture, race relations in the Mobile, Ala., shipyard during World War II, and the implementation of camels in the United States military during the 1850s.

He has also held stints at Hebron Christian School, Choctaw County High School, and Holmes Community College. He has taught Mississippi Studies, American Government, World History, and American History I and II. He is a member of the Society of Scholars at Mississippi State and Phi Alpha Theta.

Price and his wife, Jessica, reside in Newton.

Maria McLeod
Assistant to the Vice President for Public Information
East Central Community College
P.O. Box 129
Decatur, MS 39327
Fax: 601-635-4398 | 452505743

Meridian ... Downtown Details - Oct. 23rd - 29th

Event Dates and Times

10/23/2017 - 10/29/2017
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Tuesday, October 24th-4:30pm -7:30pm
City Hall Lawn & Downtown Meridian
Call 601.485.1944 for more information

Thursday October 26th-5:30 pm-8:30pm
Dumont Plaza
Call 601.693.8473 for more information

Saturday October 28th-8:00am-11:00am
EMBDC Office
Call 601.693.1306 for more information

Tuesday 9:00 am - 10:00 am: Looking Back with Richelle Putnam
Wednesday 9:00 am - 10:00 am: Behind the Scenes with Richelle Putnam and Leslie Lee
Thursday 9:00 am - 10:00 am: Local Focus with Lindsey Hall
Friday 9:00 am - 10:00 am: The Pre-Game Show with Lindsey Hall
Call 601.693.1103 for more information

Monday 11:00 am: Activities for Adults
Tuesday 10:00 am: Baby/Toddler Story Time 4:30 pm Chess Club
Wednesday 4:30 pm: (7th-12th Grades)
Thursday Special Showcases
Call 601.693.6771 for more information

1412 24th Ave
For Class Times visit HRBLOCK.COM/CLASS
Call 601.405.2423 for more information

12:00 pm every Tuesday (except 5th Tuesday)
Rush Hospital Private Dining Room
Call 601.938.6409 for more information

12:00 pm every Tuesday
Red Lobster Restaurant
Call 601.479.3954 for more information

11:30 am every Thursday
Rush Hospital Cafeteria
Call 601.917.1968 for more information

6:00 pm every Thursday
Vino and Van Gogh
9:00 am every third Saturday
Artists Group
Call 601.693.1501 for more information

5:30 pm Every First & Third Monday
The Daily Grind
Call 601.701.3470 for more information

12:00 pm every Tuesday
Western Sizzlin'
Call 601.693.2336 for more information

Dining Out/Night Life
Open 11:00 am - 9:00 pm Monday-Friday with Daily Specials! Call 601.484.5858 for more information

Mon - 7:00 pm - Craft Beer Club
Tue - 7:00 pm - Name That Tune
Wed - 8:00 pm - Live Trivia
Thu - 9:00 pm - Karaoke with the Party Animals
Sun - 3:30 pm - Buzztime Sunday Funday Trivia
Call 601.490.5242 for more information

Open 11:00 am -2:00 pm every Monday-Friday
Call 601.483.3354 for more information

Mon - 11:00 am - 2:00 pm - Open for lunch
Tuesday-Saturday: Happy Hour 4:30 pm-6:00 pm
Tue - 5:00 pm - Surf n' Turf/ Happy Hour
Wed - 4:30 pm - Half off Bottles of Wine
Thu - Night Only - $1 Oysters
Call 601.282.5069 for more information

Mon - 4:00 pm - Video Game Night
Tue - 7:00 pm - Audio Book and Art
Wed - 6:30 pm - Tai Chi
Thu - 6:00 pm - Poetry/Singer/Songwriter Night
Fri - 6:00 pm - Game Night
Sat - 10:00 am - Game Day
7:00 pm - Free Live Music featuring local talent
Call 601.485.1363 for more information

Open from 6:30 am to 3:00 pm every Monday-Friday
Call 601.482.5414 for more information

Open 7:00 am -7:00 pm every Monday-Friday
Open 8:00 am -2:00 pm Saturday
Closed Sunday
Call 601.286.3527 for more information

Monday-Saturday: Happy Hour 4:00 pm-7:00 pm
Mon - Half off Bottles of Wine
Tue - 8:00 pm - Trivia Night
Wed - 7:00 pm - Ladies Night, 1/2 price drinks for
the Ladies
Thu - 7:00 pm - Mississippi Night! Discounts on
MS craft beer and liquors
Fri - 9:00 pm - Live Music
Sat - 9:00 pm - Live Music
Sun - 10:00 am-2:00 pm: Jazz Brunch with Live
Call 601.581.5770 for more information

This Week In Retail
Come see what's new.
Call 601.693.5253 for more information

New leggings in stock. "Like" us on Facebook.
Call 228.860.9589 for more information

Come by the Bulldog Shop today! "Like" us on Facebook.
Call 601.484.0200 for more information

We love coffee around here and especially Mississippi Cold Drip Coffee and Tea Company! This is a must try - and if you don’t like cold coffee, you can drink it warm
Call 601.207.5072 for more information

Tis the season! It’s our very first Christmas Open House! Join us Thursday, November 2 for an evening of sipping champagne and shopping! "Like" us on Facebook.
Call 601.693.2721 for more information

We have just received a new shipment of security cameras for all your needs. "Like" us on Facebook.
Call 601.693.2715 for more information

Need a gift? Come shop Gail Phipps beautiful pottery, made in Mississippi- We have Ole Miss, MS State and USM serving dishes that make great gifts and take alongs for your tailgate party! Also collegiate ornaments. Great stocking stuffers! "Like" us on Facebook to view many of the items we have to offer you!
Call 601.453.2149 for more information

Check out our special deals that will only last a short while. "Like" us on Facebook.
Call 601.693.6071 for more information

Need a dress with a sleeve? Love this fun new #freepeople sweater knit dress! "Like" us on Facebook.
Call 601.693.5331 for more information

Here it is! The new The North Face cozy Campshire fleece jacket for Men, Women, and Kids! Come check it out. "Like" us on Facebook.
Call 800.432.7615 for more information

Beautiful new headbands for newborns to big girls have arrived. "Like" us on Facebook.
Call 601.934.1414 for more information

We have everything for hunting season, along with new fall plants. "Like" us on Facebook.
Call 601.693.2684 for more information

Come see all of our new arrivals.
Call 601.693.2731 for more information

Stitchin Krazy has a new line of baby clothing, and we are so excited! "Like" us on Facebook.
Call 601.286.5495 for more information

New fabric has just arrived in store. "Like" us on Facebook.
Call 601.693.1863 for more information.

Celebrate Tony's retirement by stopping by and purchasing something. Everything must go!
Call 601.693.4111 for more information | 452505413


Event Dates and Times

10/23/2017 - 10/31/2017
East Mississippi Community College

SCOOBA — Two East Mississippi Community College alumni were honored Saturday, Oct. 21, during the college’s 2017 Homecoming.
Pat Webb, Class of 1971, was selected as the college’s Alumnus of the Year. Nick Clark, former EMCC vice president for Institutional Advancement, received the Distinguished Service Award.
Webb and Clark were recognized at an alumni luncheon and at halftime during EMCC’s Homecoming football game, in which EMCC defeated Coahama Community College 72 to 7.
Alumnus of the Year
Webb spent much of his youth in Oak Grove, Fla., helping his father raise vegetables and care for a 30-acre peach orchard.
He later moved with his father to Kemper County, graduating from DeKalb High School in 1969 and enrolling at EMCC the same year. He admits schoolwork wasn’t a priority at first and doubts he would have graduated had it not been for his instructors.
“If my life had taken a different direction, there is a great chance I would not have graduated,” Webb said. “I credit the professors who took an interest in me and took me under their wings. They turned my life around, motivated me and put me on the path to graduation. I credit them with the things I have accomplished and for making me the person I am today.”
Following his stint at EMCC, Webb joined the Navy. He earned a bachelor’s degree in business after he got out and then reenlisted in the Navy for another four years.
Webb moved to South Carolina, eventually accepting a position as general manager for Jim Nelson Ford in Laurens, S.C. In 1989, he qualified for the Ford Motor Company Master Manager Award.
Webb later moved to Columbus, Ga., where he has resided for the past 27 years. He opened his first Precision Tune franchise in 1989, acquiring four more in subsequent years while averaging more than $1 million in annual service sales.
“I would buy underperforming Precision Tunes and turned them around,” Webb said. “Precision Tune wouldn’t let you perform all repairs on cars back then so I opened a company called Ranger Tune & Brakes. I would send automobiles to that shop for repairs we couldn’t do at Precision Tune.”
While in Columbus, Webb was active in politics, serving as the campaign manager for the first African American woman elected to the position of Columbus Clerk of Municipal Court, Vivian Creighton-Bishop, who was first elected in the early 1990s and still holds the position to this day.
“She has done an excellent job,” Webb said.
Webb also served on the Education Committee for former Georgia Gov. Zell Miller and helped initiate the drug testing program in Columbus while participating in the Greater Columbus Chamber of Commerce Education Committee.
In addition, he has served as: board chairman for the Automotive Advisory Board for South Georgia Technical Institute; member of the Automotive Advisory Board for Shaw, Jordan and Spencer high schools in Columbus; member of the Muscogee County Rotary Club where he was Classification Chair and Paul Harris Fellow; member of the Greater Columbus Chamber of Commerce; member of the Board of Directors for the Columbus Urban League; and graduate of the Leadership Columbus Alumni Association.
Distinguished Service Award
Clark, who retired July 30, played both sides of the ball for EMCC as offensive guard and defensive tackle for legendary football coach Bob “Bull” Sullivan in 1964-65 for what was then East Mississippi Junior College. He was elected to the first All-State team as a sophomore and named the Lions’ most valuable player.
Clark turned down a football scholarship at Delta State University, but continued his studies there, earning an undergraduate degree in physical education and a master’s degree in school administration.
After graduating, Clark served as head coach at Clarksdale Junior High School and was later named athletic director and assistant principal of Lee Academy. During a coaching career that spanned 12 years, Clark won more than 75 percent of his games, coached two all-star games, was named Coach of the Year twice and turned down two offers to coach at the college level.
In 1985, Clark and his family moved to Columbus, where he worked in the real estate and insurance fields. In the early 1990s, then EMCC President Dr. Tommy Davis Jr., who also played football under Coach Sullivan, sought out some of his former teammates to create the Sullivan Memorial Division of the EMCC Development Foundation. Clark was among those Davis solicited for help.
“That is kind of how I got involved with EMCC again,” Clark said. “Our main goal was to help raise money for the college.”
In 2000, when Davis was looking to hire a director of development, he turned to Clark, who agreed to assume the duties on a part time basis while continuing to work in the insurance and real estate fields. In 2006, Clark was hired full time as EMCC’s director of development, overseeing fundraising for major capital improvements, such as the Chapel in the Pines and, later, the Orr Center for Christian Activity.
“I am grateful to all of the EMCC alumni and friends who have given generously of their time and resources,” Clark said. “Much of the growth at EMCC was the direct result of their support and I would like to accept this Distinguished Service Award on their behalf.”
Projects funded through the Development Foundation include the electronic scoreboard at Sullivan Windham Field, the bronze statue of Coach Sullivan, dedication of Bill Buckner Drive, renovations to the Dottie Smith Band Hall and much more. The foundation has also supported student academic achievement awards, faculty recognition, numerous scholarships and the purchase of $300,000 in championship rings.
EMCC President Dr. Thomas Huebner said Clark played a crucial role in the Development Foundation’s success.
“Nick’s contributions to EMCC are invaluable,” Huenber said. “Not only did he spearhead major fundraising efforts but he provided steady leadership in one of the college’s key positions. We will always be grateful for what Nick has done for EMCC. On a personal note, I truly enjoyed working with Nick and I miss not being able to turn to him for advice and support.”
Clark is past president of the 5-County Life Underwriters Association, the Columbus Kiwanis Club, and the Lowndes County Cattlemen Association. He also sat on the Board of Trustees for the Heritage Academy and was an Executive Council member for New York Life Insurance Company. Clark is a member of the Columbus Association of Realtors $1 Million Club, and was the leading disability insurance salesman for New York Life’s Memphis, Tenn., office, which included parts of Tennessee, Mississippi, Missouri and Arkansas. He is also an accomplished auctioneer.
Michael Stewart, publications coordinator
Office: (662) 476-8417 Cell: (601) 701-1490

Rocky Higginbotham, director of public information
Office: (662) 476-5013 Cell: (601) 604-2056 | 452496193


Event Dates and Times

10/23/2017 - 11/10/2017
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Meridian, MS—Turning 65? Is Medicare a mystery to you? Did you know United Way of East Mississippi has certified, volunteer Medicare Counselors who can help you with your Medicare questions? Our State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) is a counseling program designed to answer questions about health insurance for the elderly. SHIP is available to:

• Answer your questions about Medicare
• Assist you with information about buying a Medigap policy or long-term care insurance
• Aid you in selecting a Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Coverage Plan

We don’t sell anything and we don’t charge anything. We do not endorse any business. We are here to help you find what is best for you during the Medicare Open Enrollment period, beginning October 16th through December 7th, 2017. Call 1-844-427-1005 to speak with a United Way of East Mississippi SHIP Counselor or to set up a face-to-face consult to assist you.

Contributions to the United Way of East Mississippi stay in the communities served and help support 20 partner agencies: Best Early Education Practices, Boys and Girls Club, Boy Scouts of America—Choctaw Area Council, Camp Eagle Ridge, Care Lodge, Carter Foundation, Davidson Shelter, Feed by Faith, Foster Grandparents, Free Clinic of Meridian, Habitat for Humanity, Hope Village for Children, Illuminations Center for Dyslexia, LOVE’s Kitchen, Meals on Wheels, Meridian Freedom Project, Neshoba Christian Women’s Job Corp, Neshoba 4-H, Salvation Army, and Wesley House. United Way of East Mississippi’s Community Impact Programs are Stuff the Bus, Retired and Senior Volunteer Program, Familywize Prescription Discount Program, State Health Insurance Assistance Program, Imagination Library, Income Tax Preparation Program, and Emergency Food and Shelter Program. The United Way of East Mississippi serves Lauderdale, Clarke, Kemper, and Neshoba counties. For more information on how you can LIVE UNITED™, contact the United Way of East Mississippi at 601-693-2732. | 452487783

The work of photojournalist Betty Press is on display at JCJC

Event Dates and Times

10/23/2017 - 10/31/2017
Jones County Junior College ... Eula Bass Lewis art gallery
The work of photojournalist Betty Press is on display at JCJC

ELLISVILLE – A unique depiction of Mississippi’s unusually named towns and festivals are captured by the former African photojournalist, Betty Press and are now on display through October at Jones County Junior College’s Eula Bass Lewis art gallery. Her distinctive perspective is revealed through black and white photography in an exhibit titled, “Finding Mississippi.” The public is invited to view her show and to have the opportunity to meet her during the “Gallery Talk” on Tuesday, October 24, at 1 p.m. Both events are free at the JCJC art gallery.

After traveling the world with her husband and as a photojournalist Betty Press decided to call Hattiesburg, Mississippi her home. Realizing she has a unique perspective on the South, she documented the Southern black and white experience through her work. In her exhibit, “Finding Mississippi,” the trained photographer takes an unusual approach to her photography by using vintage cameras and black and white film. She also drifts away from her belief, “photographs should be perfectly sharp, in focus and well exposed.”

“Having experienced more of life, this seems less important….I choose black and white film to use with plastic and old cameras such as the Holga, twin lens reflex, and later a vintage Hasselblad, to capture evidence of the past with cameras used in the past. The resulting imperfections and soft focus serve as metaphors for how landscape, race and religion have played a part in the complicated history of Mississippi and still affect lives today,” said Press.

She also explained the process documenting the Southern black and white experience as being, “so intertwined, it keeps the South a unique region in our country.” Her biography further explains her approach in creating this exhibit as sharing her exploration and personal journey through life via photography as a way to help her better understand the past and present. Press said she hopes the images will reveal more of Mississippi in time.

Some of her honors include having her photos of Mississippi added to the collections of the Mississippi Museum of Art and The Do Good Fund (Southern Photography Initiative). In 2012, the Mississippi Institute of Arts & Letters selected her work for a statewide award in photography. Furthermore, the photojournalist has also published an award-winning photobook about the African people and culture called, I Am Because We Are: African Wisdom in Image and Proverb. Additionally, Press is represented by Panos Pictures, London; International Visions, Washington, DC; Fischer Galleries, Jackson, Mississippi; Oddfellows Gallery, Hattiesburg and One Off Contemporary Art Gallery, Nairobi, Kenya.

For more information about the JCJC art show or to arrange a visit to the gallery contact the gallery office at 601-477-4148. The Eula Bass Lewis Art Gallery is open Monday through Thursday, 8:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m., and Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. The gallery is closed for lunch daily from 11:30 until noon. If you want to know more about the JCJC Fine Arts Department check out the JCJC Fine Arts Facebook page at JCJCFineArts.

Teresa McCreery
Jones County Junior College
Director of Media & Public Relations
Office: 601-477-4032 | 452487203

Uninsured Motorists Face Civil Penalties Effective Wednesday, Nov. 1

Event Dates and Times

10/23/2017 - 11/1/2017
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Uninsured Motorists Face Civil Penalties Effective Wednesday, Nov. 1
MONTGOMERY – The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency is set to begin enforcing the Alabama Mandatory Liability Insurance Law (Act#2016-361).
Last year, during the 2016 legislative session, the law was passed and signed by the Governor to mandate all Alabama motorists have liability insurance. Beginning Wednesday, Nov. 1, those who choose to drive without liability insurance will face a civil penalty.
The MLI law provides that no person shall operate, register or maintain registration of a motor vehicle designed to be used on a public road or highway unless it is covered by a liability insurance policy.
Alabama’s Secretary of Law Enforcement Hal Taylor said, “There has been a grace period in enforcing that law to give motorists time to obtain the proper insurance coverage. Beginning Nov. 1, motorists are subject to a civil penalty if involved in a motor vehicle incident, the vehicle you are operating is not covered by the state’s mandatory liability insurance and you are not issued a citation for no insurance at the time of the incident.” (First offense: $200; second offense: $300; third or subsequent offenses: $400 each.)
In addition, Secretary Taylor said, those individuals will face a 90-day driver license suspension if they do not pay the civil penalty within 45 days or request a hearing with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s Driver License Division. (Driver license reinstatement fee: $100.) If a driver is issued a civil penalty, due process provides the option to appeal, and a hearing will be conducted to determine whether the motor vehicle being operated at the time of the motor vehicle incident was in compliance.
Alabama Department of Insurance Commissioner Jim Ridling said, “It just makes sense to have liability insurance on your vehicle because operating a motor vehicle without it drives up everyone’s rates. Do the right thing, and follow Alabama’s Mandatory Liability Insurance laws to help stabilize rates for Alabama insurance consumers.” | 452486753

MCC Foundation's annual membership celebration ...

Event Dates and Times

10/23/2017 - 10/31/2017
Meridian Community College
Businessman Manny Mitchell, his business and family were honored by The Meridian Community College Foundation on Tuesday during the MCC Foundation's annual membership celebration.

MCC President Dr. Scott Elliott said the honoree: "was yet another example of a man who has achieved great success while remaining humble, friendly and caring." Under Mitchell's leadership, "he has grown and diversified Mitchell companies and created obviously lots of employment opportunities fro numbers of people in this community over the years. And the Mitchells have shared their time, their energy and their personal resources in an effort to improve the life in our community," Elliott noted.

Mitchell was humbled and honored with the recognition. "I've been blown away by this," he said, adding, "It's really cool that in our 70th year (of business) something like this (recognition) would happen. It makes it even more for me. This has been a great year. We've done 70th year anniversary things all year long and this is tremendous."
Mitchell was also serenaded by actresses from the MCC musical The Wonderettes and a video highlighting the company and paying tribute to Mitchell were also part of the evening's festivities.

Also during the evening, MCC Social Science Instructor Kim Coward was awarded the William B. Crooks Teaching Chair. | 452485913

ECCC Art Club to Host Haunted House Oct. 30-31

Event Dates and Times

10/23/2017 - 10/31/2017
East Central Community College ... Vickers Fine Arts Center on the Decatur campus
ECCC Art Club to Host Haunted House Oct. 30-31
The East Central Community College Art Club will sponsor a Haunted House from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, October 30- 31, in the Vickers Fine Arts Center on the Decatur campus.

"The ECCC Art Club hopes that anyone who gets enjoyment from fear, adrenaline, and the unknown will attend the Haunted House,” said art instructor Jeffrey Hodges. “We are striving to send chills down the spines of everyone who enters the Haunted House.”
The event is a fundraiser for the club and the cost is $5 for everyone over age 6.
For more information, contact art instructor Jeffrey Hodges at, or call 601-635-6229.

Maria McLeod
Assistant to the Vice President for Public Information
East Central Community College
P.O. Box 129
Decatur, MS 39327
Fax: 601-635-4398 | 452483823

ECCC Announces PTK Fall Inductees

Event Dates and Times

10/23/2017 - 11/3/2017
East Central Community College
ECCC Announces PTK Fall Inductees
These East Central Community College students were recently inducted into Theta Xi chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, the international honor society of two-year colleges. Inductees and their hometowns include:
Hannah Hall, Courtney McNair and Shelby Greenwood, all of Philadelphia; Mikayla Figueroa of Union, Macie Barrett of Noxapater, Alex Cleveland of Chunky and Kiersten Johnson of Newton;
Laken Winstead, Taylor Harrison and Ella Grace Robertson, all of Philadelphia; Madison Dempsey of Louisville, Albany Davis of Newton, Abbey Armstrong of Morton, and Anna Bowen and Bailey Smith, both of Philadelphia;
Rylee Holdiness and Makinsie Clark, both of Nanih Waiya; Emily Nelson of Little Rock, Gabi Sparnecht and Haley Holland, both of Philadelphia; Deanna Sangster of Noxapater, Ray Farlow of Union and Dakota Bailey of Philadelphia; and Zach Boykin of Nanih Waiya, Javontae Spivey of Forest, Josh Warnsley of Decatur, Colby Stanley of Nanih Waiya, Chris Perez of Forest, Hunter McElroy of Louisville, and Samuel Singleton and Samuel Loper, both of Philadelphia and
Joshua Chumney of Long Beach. More than 30 students joined the prestigious organization, whose mission is to recognize and encourage the academic achievement of two-year college students and provide opportunities for individual growth and development through participation in honors, leadership, service and fellowship programming. To qualify, students must have completed at least 12 hours of coursework that may be applied to an associate degree and must have a grade point average of 3.5 or higher. Director of Housing and Student Activities Dr. Amanda Walton, Mathematics Instructor Jenna Wright and Dean of Students James Miller serve as advisers.

Maria McLeod
Assistant to the Vice President for Public Information
East Central Community College
P.O. Box 129
Decatur, MS 39327
Fax: 601-635-4398 | 452483343

East Central Community College Announces Enhanced ACT Scholarship Program

Event Dates and Times

10/23/2017 - 11/8/2017
East Central Community College
East Central Community College Announces Enhanced ACT Scholarship Program

East Central Community College in Decatur will dramatically increase the value of the scholarships it awards at various ACT composite score levels beginning with the fall 2018 semester to provide greater financial support to more students.

The ACT Scholarship enhancements were approved at the October 2017 Board of Trustees meeting on campus.

Beginning fall 2018, incoming freshman students who enroll full-time the fall semester immediately following high school graduation or the first regular semester after having received the High School Equivalency (HSE), will receive the following scholarship awards based on ACT score:

ACT Composite Score 20-23—Dean’s Award, one-half tuition per semester (currently a value of $645 per semester).
ACT Composite Score 24-28—President’s Award, full tuition per semester (currently a value of $1,290 per semester).
ACT Composite Score 29-36—Board of Trustees Award, full scholarship of tuition, room, and board per semester (currently a value of $2,915 per semester).

Currently, students receive $100 for an ACT composite score of 20-23, $300 for an ACT composite score of 24-26, full tuition for an ACT score of 27-30, and full scholarship of tuition, room, and board for an ACT score of 31-36.

“By increasing funds devoted to our ACT Scholarship Program we are able to provide greater financial assistance to those students who score in the 20-26 range on the ACT, while expanding our full scholarship awards to students who score 29 and above on the ACT,” said ECCC President Dr. Billy Stewart.

The scholarships are available for four semesters provided the student maintains a 3.0 or higher grade-point average each semester. Any student who does not maintain the required 3.0 GPA and is removed from the scholarship may have it reinstated by earning the required 3.0 GPA the following semester.

Students who meet all ECCC eligibility requirements and are interested in receiving an ACT Scholarship should apply for admission online at and submit their ACT scores to the Office of Admissions at East Central Community College, P.O. Box 129, Decatur, MS 39327. ECCC’s ACT code is 2192.

For more information on ECCC’s ACT Scholarship Program, eligibility requirements, and information about other ECCC scholarships and aid, visit or call Student Services at 877-GO-2-ECCC or email

Bill Wagnon
Associate Vice President for Public Information
East Central Community College
P.O. Box 129
Decatur, MS 39327
Office: 601-635-6242
Fax: 601-635-4398
Cell: 205-540-0515 | 452483093

Members of the “Busy Hands” quilting group from Decatur ...

Event Dates and Times

10/23/2017 - 10/31/2017
East Central Community College
Members of the “Busy Hands” quilting group from Decatur ...
worked on a quilt that members of East Central Community College’s DECA organization raffled off during the college’s recent homecoming festivities. Chef Barry Karrh, culinary arts technology instructor and DECA sponsor, hosted the quilters for lunch while they quilted. Proceeds from the fundraiser will go towards the group’s travel to attend the DECA international conference, which is scheduled for April 2018, in Washington, D.C. DECA is an international association of high school and college students and teachers of marketing, management and entrepreneurship in business, finance, hospitality, and marketing sales and service. Along with Karrh, ECCC business instructors Wanda Hurley and Ruth Gregory serve as advisors.

Maria McLeod
Assistant to the Vice President for Public Information
East Central Community College
P.O. Box 129
Decatur, MS 39327
Fax: 601-635-4398 | 452481943

MCC’s My College Cares Day returns Oct. 24

Event Dates and Times

10/23/2017 - 10/24/2017
Meridian Community College
MCC’s My College Cares Day returns Oct. 24
Once again, Meridian Community College students, faculty and staff will be out of the classroom and into the community when My College Cares happens on Tuesday, Oct. 24.

This annual community service day is an opportunity for MCCers to give back and to show their surrounding area how much they care. “It’s important for our college to do this because one-third of our name is community, and we take our name seriously. It is important for us to give back to where we live, work and go to school,” said LeaAnne Motes, campus life director at the College and organizer of this year’s event.

Motes said more than 1,200 students, faculty and staff members will be participating in accomplishing a myriad of activities ranging from cleaning cemeteries and roadsides, reading to youngsters, serving meals, giving toiletries to homeless; planting flowerbeds, painting buildings, folding clothes and more.

“Last year, the Random Acts of Kindness ‘Back the Badge’ was very popular and inspiring. It included offering refreshments and writing and giving encouraging notes for our local law enforcement officials,” Motes said.

The event proves to be an asset to the surrounding areas as well. “We continue to add new locations and there is a lot more excitement from community members because of the success we have achieved in the past meeting their needs,” she noted.

Students who participated in My College Cares Day last year said the event made a lasting impression on them. Sophomore Jay Fritz said about the event, “Obviously, we’re here at school to learn and do these things, but we’re actually trying to learn other skills by My College Cares and learn different types of leadership qualities.”

Some of the facilities and/or areas MCCers will be working at include City of Meridian Parks and Recreation sites, West Lauderdale and Northeast school areas county road cleanup, Feed by Faith, Habitat for Humanity, Care Lodge, Hope Village Thrift Shop, Lauderdale County Agriculture Center, LOVE’s Kitchen, blood drive, Meridian Museum of Art, nursing homes, Lake Okatibbee, Meridian Senior Activity Center, Wesley House and others. | 452481443

Bedford Pines Apartments - Open House Celebration & Ribbon Cutting

Event Dates and Times

10/23/2017 - 11/1/2017
Bedford Pines Apartments 820 Vanity Fair Road, Butler, AL
Bedford Pines Apartments
Open House Celebration & Ribbon Cutting

Wednesday, November 1, 2017
1:00 PM

820 Vanity Fair Road, Butler, AL 36904

Economic Impact – Morrow Realty Company, Inc.

Typical Area Economic Impact – Per NAHB
Bedford Pines Apartments

$5,713,787 Total Development Costs
$403,964 Taxes
$4,804,152 Income
66 Jobs Supported
Provides 44 Affordable Homes for Butler
Annual Budget $105,047 in Butler Economy – ongoing

USDA Rural Development $1,356,780
Federal Home Loan Bank $238,535
Housing Assistance Council $264,410
Regions Bank $3,120,000 Construction Loan
Regions Bank $3,554,331 Investment | 452481163

JCJC’s Stacy Ruth selected as Mississippi Humanities Teacher of the Year

Event Dates and Times

10/23/2017 - 11/8/2017
Jones County Junior College
JCJC’s Stacy Ruth selected as Mississippi Humanities Teacher of the Year
ELLISVILLE –Jones County Junior College’s Social Science instructor, Stacy Ruth has been selected as the JCJC 2017 Mississippi Humanities Teacher of the Year. She will be honored by the Mississippi Humanities Council and JCJC on Wednesday, November 8, at 10:30 a.m. in the JCJC Fine Arts Auditorium. The public is invited to see Ruth’s free presentation, “The Evolution of Family through Animation,” which will discuss how the audience can identify with cartoon characters and how this form of entertainment can motivate or change our behavior.

“Television networks have always portrayed families with both drama and humor. Animation is one of the most radical platforms that depict the social institution in a variety of methods. This presentation will show how cartoons and animation have also changed in its style of interpreting families while still holding on to this traditional view,” said Ruth.

The Mississippi Humanities Council will recognize Ruth as JCJC’s Mississippi Humanities Teacher of the Year during this special presentation in Ellisville, and again in Jackson at a banquet where she will receive a cash award and a plaque.

“I am grateful and honored by the recognition. I started teaching here (JCJC) when I was 23 years old, and I feel as if I have matured and progressed as an instructor each year. I love my colleagues in the Social Science department; they are my extended family, which makes coming to work much easier,” said Ruth.

Some of her “family” members at JCJC said Ruth is very deserving of the recognition from the Mississippi Humanities Council and feel honored to work beside her.

“Having observed Stacy throughout her tenure at JCJC, it has been my pleasure to watch her evolve academically, professionally, and intellectually into one of the finest educators in the state. JCJC is indeed fortunate to have Ms. Ruth on the faculty. It is with utmost enthusiasm that I call her friend and colleague,” said JCJC Western Civilization instructor, Wyatt Moulds.

Carson Atwood, JCJC’s 2014 Mississippi Humanities Teacher of the Year, said Ruth is an excellent choice for the Humanities honor this year.
“She is a dedicated and diligent instructor who was born to teach. Her students not only learn a vast amount of knowledge from her, they also adore her as their teacher. I consider it an honor to have her as a co-worker and I think Jones is well represented by her as our Humanities Teacher of the Year at JCJC,” said Atwood.

As Ruth begins her 25th year teaching Sociology, Social Problems, and Marriage and Family classes at JCJC, she has also had the opportunity to serve the region in various roles. The Laurel resident is a member of the executive committee for the Alabama-Mississippi Sociological Association, the state committee for HIV Prevention-funded by the Mississippi Department of Health, the World Congress on Civic Education in Cape Town, South Africa, and she currently serves on the Executive Board for Jones County Fellowship of Christian Athletes as well as the Advisory Board for JCJC’s Baptist Student Union. As a former basketball player on an athletic scholarship for Mississippi College, Ruth has a unique perspective and is aptly able to assist JCJC’s female student-athletes. Over the last several years, Ruth has joined Jones County’s FCA students on several mission trips.

“She is popular with students and a standard-bearer for JCJC. Stacy is involved in campus and community activities and spends her time doing mission trips to make the world a better place. She is a generous and kind teacher, a worthy recipient of the Humanities Teacher of the Year honor,” said Social Science department chair, Dr. Ronald Bishop.

Other honors the 1987 Heidelberg Academy graduate has earned include being awarded the S.A. Rosenbaum Earthwatch Fellowship to conduct research on Family Health Rituals in Madras, India, in 2005, and in 2010, she was selected as JCJC’s Higher Education Appreciation Day, Working for Academic Excellence (HEADWAE) instructor of the year for Mississippi Colleges and Universities. Additionally, Ruth was selected as one of the top five instructors at JCJC by her colleagues and administrators. She earned her bachelor of science in applied sociology, her master of social sciences with an emphasis in sociology, history and political science, and her master of science in counseling psychology with an emphasis in marriage and family therapy from Mississippi College. Ruth has one daughter, 11-year-old Lexie who attends Laurel Christian School.

Teresa McCreery
Jones County Junior College
Director of Media & Public Relations
Office: 601-477-4032 | 452480983

ECCC Homecoming Court

Event Dates and Times

10/23/2017 - 10/31/2017
East Central Community College
ECCC Homecoming Court

Members of the 2017 Homecoming Court at East Central Community College in Decatur included:
freshman maids Sabrina Boyd of Meridian and Vanity Payne of Philadelphia; sophomore maids Makaeya Brock of Decatur and Taylor Hardy of Starkville; queen Autumn Taylor of Newton; sophomore maid Hayden Hudspeth of Louisville; maid of honor Jessica Everett of Decatur; and freshman maids Whitney Waters of Heidelberg and Tiara Dawkins of Hickory; and escorts Demarius Brown of Newton, Micheal McClendon of Nanih Waiya, John Mark Vincent and John Ross Griffin, both of Decatur, Austin Taylor of Newton, Andrew Bernard of Meridian, Cheston Jones of Nanih Waiya, Jerome Adkins, Jr., of Clarkdale, and Trelan Brown of Philadelphia . The queen and her court were presented during halftime of the ECCC vs. Northwest Mississippi Community College football game Thursday, Oct. 19.

Maria McLeod
Assistant to the Vice President for Public Information
East Central Community College
P.O. Box 129
Decatur, MS 39327
Fax: 601-635-4398 | 452480813

ECCC Homecoming Honorees

Event Dates and Times

10/23/2017 - 10/31/2017
East Central Community College
ECCC Homecoming Honorees

Receiving special recognition at East Central Community College’s 2017 Homecoming celebration held Thursday, Oct. 19, were: Congressman Trent Kelly (Class of 1985) of Saltillo, Alumnus of the Year, Deanna Bankston Rush (Class of 1998) of Union, Alumna of the Year, and new Athletic Hall of Fame members Jeff Breland (Class of 1983) of Lake and Tim Anderson (Class of 2013) of Tuscaloosa, Ala. Copper etchings of alumni honorees will be permanently displayed in the college’s Memorabilia Room located in Burton Memorial Library and Athletic Hall of Fame honoree etchings will be displayed in Brackeen-Wood Gymnasium. The awards presentations were made during a special presentation in the Vickers Fine Arts Center Auditorium

Maria McLeod
Assistant to the Vice President for Public Information
East Central Community College
P.O. Box 129
Decatur, MS 39327
Fax: 601-635-4398 | 452480753

Taylor Crowned ECCC Homecoming Queen

Event Dates and Times

10/23/2017 - 10/31/2017
East Central Community College
Taylor Crowned ECCC Homecoming Queen

Sophomore Autumn Taylor (second from left) of Newton was crowned Homecoming Queen at East Central Community College during ceremonies held Thursday, Oct. 19s, at Bailey Stadium. Taylor received her crown from President Dr. Billy Stewart (left) during halftime of the Warriors’ game against Northwest Mississippi Community College. Serving as Miss Taylor’s escort was her brother Austin Taylor (third from left). At right is 2016 queen Latesia Davis of Decatur who presented the new queen with a bouquet of roses.

Maria McLeod
Assistant to the Vice President for Public Information
East Central Community College
P.O. Box 129
Decatur, MS 39327
Fax: 601-635-4398 | 452480533

JCJC’s Bobcat Math League teams battle for playoff bids in the final weeks

Event Dates and Times

10/23/2017 - 11/2/2017
Jones County Junior College
JCJC’s Bobcat Math League teams battle for playoff bids in the final weeks

ELLISVILLE – After a week off from competition in the Jones County Junior College’s Bobcat Math League, most of the 16-teams are in a must-win situation to make it to the post-season. Three of the four division leaders have clinched post-season play and there are only a few opportunities left for some teams to stay alive after the final week of competition.

The biggest shake-up this week was in the Archimedes Division. West Jones and Quitman High Schools will be duking-it-out to be the Archimedes Division leader next week with an automatic invitation to play in the post-season for whichever team can capture the top spot. After Oak Grove dealt a crushing blow to the Mustangs this week outscoring them, 68 to 40, the Mustangs are in a must-win situation in their match-up with the Jaguars of Columbia Academy in the final week of competition. Under different scenarios, both Quitman and West Jones could conceivably earn at least a wild-card slot for post-season play. However, with the Panthers on the prowl, it could be hard for the Perry Central Bulldogs to stop the Quitman Panthers in the BML’s final week. Quitman, the current Archimedes Division leader will have to succumb to the Perry Central Bulldogs for the Mustang’s best chance to make the playoffs without a win next week.

In the Pythagoras Division, the Oak Grove Warriors continue as the division leaders with an automatic bid. The Warriors will meet up with Raleigh who is still looking for a spot as a wildcard team in the post-season. Also looking for another chance to compete are the Braves of South Jones. Quitman’s victory over South Jones, 31 to 19 this week, stunned the young Braves team who had visions of post-season play. The Braves could be in contention for post-season play as a wild-card team if they win their final match against the Sylva Bay Saints.

Sacred Heart currently leads in the Galileo Division and with 306 points the Crusaders have accumulated the most points in the BML. The Crusaders creamed the Laurel Tornadoes, 66 to 23 this week and will have to knock out the Northeast Jones Tigers next week to secure the #1 playoff seed as the Galileo Division leaders. If the Tigers manage to take the win from the Crusaders, they could earn a wildcard ticket to the playoffs. The Wayne County War Eagles’ melee with the Heidelberg Oilers squashed the hopes of the rising Oilers team with a decisive loss, 42 to 11. The War Eagles will need to win again next week against the Collins Tigers to ensure play in the post-season.

The young Bobcat team at Presbyterian Christian High School has protected their ranking as Gates Division leaders and will continue competing in the playoffs. PCS out-maneuvered the Northeast Jones Tigers with the Bobcats winning the ‘cat-fight,’ 50 to 35. The Bobcats face the Laurel Tornadoes in their final match-up next week. It will be tough for the Northeast Jones team to get a win over Sacred Heart next week. Without the win, Northeast Jones has little chance of making the playoffs.

The battle to earn a Most Outstanding Leader individual honor has become very competitive between Oak Grove’s Peter Liang and Sacred Heart’s Ben Dunn with Liang managing to separate himself from the pack. Liang’s average scoring accuracy of 65 percent earned him first place, with Dunn’s 60 percent placing him in second. Sacred Heart teammates, Nick Gallardo comes in at third place with 57.50 percent and Cameron Miller’s 53.33 percent earned him sixth place, tying with Erin Choi of Oak Grove. Oak Grove’s Olivia Viguerie and Abigail Weir tied for fourth place with a 55 percent average accuracy rate.

BML teams have one last week to be included in the Bobcat Math League Championship playoffs on Wednesday, November 8, at 8 a.m. in the Home and Health Auditorium. Results from the weekly competitions are posted on the JCJC Bobcat Math League webpage under “Division Standings/Schedules at: and on the Bobcat Math League Facebook page: Bobcat Math League - Facebook. For more information about the Bobcat Math League contact Dr. Jessica Bunch (JCJC Bobcat Math League Commissioner) at 601-477-5422 or email at

Teresa McCreery
Jones County Junior College
Director of Media & Public Relations
Office: 601-477-4032 | 452480273

East Mississippi Correctional Facility sponsoring a Trunk A Treat Event ...

Event Dates and Times

10/23/2017 - 10/31/2017
Meridian Housing Authority parking lot located at 2425 E Street behind the police station
East Mississippi Correctional Facility is sponsoring a Trunk A Treat event on October 31st from 6-8 pm. We will be in the Meridian Housing Authority parking lot located at 2425 E Street behind the police station.

Jessie Houston
Finance Manager
East MS Correctional Facility
10641 Hwy 80 W
Meridian, MS 39307
601.485.5255 ext 102 (Office)
601.581.7202 (Direct)
888.511.1695 (Fax) | 452480113

Meridian Candy Crawl set for Tuesday, October 24th

Event Dates and Times

10/23/2017 - 10/24/2017
City Hall Lawn in Downtown Meridian
Meridian Candy Crawl set for Tuesday, October 24th

Meridian, MS –Join us for a “kid friendly, downtown festival” featuring pony rides, a petting zoo, giant inflatables, arts and crafts, costume contest, downtown scavenger hunt, trick or treating and much more! The annual event will be held on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 from 4:30 until 6:30 at City Hall Lawn in Downtown Meridian.

“We are very excited to bring this annual holiday event back to City Hall this year,” says Mayor Percy Bland. “The Candy Crawl is family-oriented festival that allows everyone to trick or treat in a fun, safe environment.” The Candy Crawl is open to children ages 12 and under who are accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Trick or Treating will be available at our fabulous Downtown and participating businesses. New this year is the Spooky Scavenger Hunt sponsored by the East Mississippi Business Development Corporation (EMBDC). Presenting sponsors include United Healthcare and Leading Edges Adverting. Sponsors for the event are Hill Real Estate, Popeyes, A&B Electric, Citizens National Bank, Little Caesars, and Rosenbaum Properties. Participating businesses handing out candy to kids in their costumes include Action Finance, Aie’s Taste of Thai, Aotech Computers, Best Credit Corporation, Citizens National Bank, Crooked Letter, District 10 Drug Court, EMBDC, East Mississippi Electric Power Association, 1st Mississippi Credit Union, Frios, Harvest Grill, Hulett Interior Market, Joyce’s Etc., Junior Auxiliary, King Loan, LiBiche Jewelers, The Liberty Shop, Loeb’s, Meridian Freedom Project, Meridian Museum of Art, Meridian Public Library, Meridian Underground Music (MUM), Meyer & Rosenbaum, Mississippi Arts & Entertainment Experience, Mississippi Children’s Museum, Meridian, Moonpie and Blue Girl, MSU Bulldog Shop, Pilot Travel Centers, Roshundia Sanford State Farm, Sam’s Fashions, Saxon’s Flower & Gifts, Stifel Nicolaus Investment Services, Subway, Supertalk Radio, Terie Shields Interiors, United Credit, Uptown Girl, Weidmann’s Restaurant, wRight Way Snack and Gift.

The official observance of Halloween for the City of Meridian is Tuesday, October 31. Young people 12 and under are allowed to trick or treat until 9 p.m.

For more information please contact:
Laura Carmichael, City of Meridian Cultural Affairs

Laura Carmichael
Community Development l Cultural Affairs
P.O. Box 1430 l 723 23rd Avenue
601.485.1944 l 601.480.2614 | 452478563

Charity Garage Sale Friday and Saturday, October 27 and 28

Event Dates and Times

10/23/2017 - 10/28/2017
10165 Lynwood Drive Tanglewood Subdivision
Charity Garage Sale Friday and Saturday, October 27 and 28, from 7 am to 2 pm at 10165 Lynwood Drive. Christmas Tree 6ft 10.00, misc Christmas decoration, golf bag pull cart 20.00, Yellow Large Rain jacket 2.00, All cloths, shoes, purses, toys, puzzles, books, patterns, vhs, cd, dvd, cassettes, fabric, house items .25 and .50. Cloths for men, ladies, childrens, and babies. All sizes. 1 9 in light globes 2.00, and so much more. All donated for charity sales. Priced to sale. Bring your recyclables aluminum cans, old locks and keys, inkjet cartridges. For more information call 6014838144.

Brenda Golisch
Volunteer | 450557673


Event Dates and Times

10/12/2017 - 10/29/2017
East Mississippi Community College

SCOOBA — For the third time since 2014, EMCC has been named to the Aspen Institute’s Top 150 Community Colleges in the Nation.
Released Wednesday afternoon, the Aspen Institute list recognizes institutions for exceptional student outcomes in four areas: student learning, certificate and degree completion, employment and earnings, and high levels of access and success for minority and low-income students.
The colleges were selected from a pool of nearly 1,000 public two-year colleges nationwide.
The designation means EMCC is eligible to compete for the 2019 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, which is worth $1 million to the winning school. The prize, awarded every two years, is the nation’s signature recognition of high achievement and performance among America’s community colleges.
The top 10 finalists for the 2019 Aspen Prize will be named in May 2018. The Aspen Institute will visit each of the colleges to collect additional data prior to naming the grand prize winner in the spring of 2019.
“Our faculty and staff are dedicated to ensuring that the quality of the education our students receive at EMCC is among the best in the nation,” EMCC President Dr. Thomas Huebner said. “That EMCC has been included in the Aspen Institute’s Top 150 Community Colleges in the Nation list in recurring years shows that our commitment to excellence is paying off. I am proud of the efforts of so many and particularly pleased for our students, who are the beneficiaries of the EMCC team’s hard work.”
EMCC was selected for inclusion in the list in 2014 and again last year.
Estimates from Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce suggest that out of the 11.6 million jobs created in the post-recession economy, 11.5 million require at least some college education.
The vast majority of students who enroll in community colleges do so because they believe that postsecondary education will provide them a path to rewarding work, stable employment, and family-sustaining wages, an Aspen Institute press release states.
“Especially in the current social and economic climate, it is exceptionally important that our nation's community colleges develop the diverse talent needed to fuel democratic engagement, social mobility, and economic opportunity and growth,” said Josh Wyner, executive director of the Aspen Institute College Excellence Program. “Through this competition we’re working to inspire other institutions across our country to ensure more students succeed in college and their lives beyond those campuses.”
Michael Stewart, publications coordinator
Office: (662) 476-8417 Cell: (601) 701-1490

Rocky Higginbotham, director of public information
Office: (662) 476-5013 Cell: (601) 604-2056 | 450557303

“Treats in the Streets” at JCJC on Halloween

Event Dates and Times

10/12/2017 - 10/31/2017
Jones County Junior College ... on the front lawn area of Jones Hall
“Treats in the Streets” at JCJC on Halloween

ELLISVILLE- Jones County Junior College’s Student Government Association along with campus clubs and organizations, and the city of Ellisville will be hosting the annual “Treats in the Streets” night of activities on Tuesday, October 31, 2017, from 4:30 p.m. until 7 p.m. The trick-or-treat trail event will be held on the front lawn area of Jones Hall. Admission is free, unless otherwise noted, and the public is welcome to attend to all events. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

From 4:30 p.m. until 7 p.m., JCJC clubs and organizations will have treats and games available in front of Jones Hall. This event is for children ages 0 to 12 years, and all children must be accompanied by an adult to attend. Also, the JCJC all-you-can-eat cafeteria will stay open for dinner. The cost for children ages 4 to 9 years of age is $4.50, and children ages 10 and adults is $7.25 (tax included). Taco Bell will be open until 9 p.m. & the Bobcat Grill will be open until 8 p.m.; both are located behind the A.B. Howard Gymnasium.

The costume contests will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the center of the grassy area of Jones Hall for kids ages 0 to 12. At 6 p.m. a costume contest for JCJC students will begin.

The annual Treats in the Streets celebration is an outdoor event and may be canceled or modified, if it rains or if the weather is not conducive for children. For more information call Bonnie Warren at 477-4170 or Sonya Davis at 601-477-4229.

Teresa McCreery
Jones County Junior College
Director of Media & Public Relations
Office: 601-477-4032 | 450274553

Breast Cancer Awareness - Dog Walk

Event Dates and Times

10/10/2017 - 10/28/2017
San Antonio Field San Antonio Street Hattiesburg, MS
Breast Cancer Awareness - Dog Walk
Oct. 28th
9:00 am
Everybody come out an take your dog for a walk.
Registration begins at 8:00 am
Come out and support those who are currently dealing with breast cancer and also the survivors.
Proceeds will be donated to the local Relay For Life.
(601) 678-7153
(601) 678-7153 | 450078913

Center Ridge Baptist Church October 2017 Announcements

Event Dates and Times

10/9/2017 - 10/25/2017
Center Ridge Baptist Church, in Shubuta, MS
Center Ridge Baptist Church October 2017 Announcements

Wonderful Word on Wednesday
October 11, 2017
Center Ridge Baptist Church, in Shubuta, MS, will be hosting, “Wonderful Word on Wednesday,”on Wednesday, October 11, 2017, @ 7:00 pm. Phone Contact: (601) 776-3649; Email Contact: Pastor Lorenzo Carter.

Musician's Appreciation
October 15, 2017
Center Ridge Baptist Church, in Shubuta, MS, will be hosting, "Musician's Appreciation," on Sunday, October 15, 2017, @ 10:50 am. Phone Contact: (601) 776-3649; Email Contact: Pastor Lorenzo Carter.

Church Anniversary Pre-Celebration
October 25, 2017
Center Ridge Baptist Church, in Shubuta, MS, will be hosting a , "Church Anniversary Pre-Celebration," on Wednesday, October 25, 2017, @ 7:30 pm. The Guest Speaker will be Rev. Richard Hales Sr., Pastor of East Baptist Church in Pachuta MS. Phone Contact: (601) 776-3649; Email Contact: Pastor Lorenzo Carter. | 449616843

Christian Women’s Job Corps of Philadelphia ... Mystery Theater Fund Raiser

Event Dates and Times

10/5/2017 - 10/29/2017
Philadelphia Senior Center 100 Burt Drive off of Hwy 15 North Philadelphia, MS
WHO: Christian Women’s Job Corps of Philadelphia a Biblically based Job and Life Skills program for women
WHAT: will be having a Mystery Theater Fund Raiser “ A Death on Hysteria Lane” Directed by Laura Thrash
WHERE: Philadelphia Senior Center 100 Burt Drive off of Hwy 15 N Philadelphia, MS 39350
DATES: Saturday October 28, and Sunday October 29
TIME: the doors will open on Saturday at 6:30 PM show starting at 7:00PM, on Sunday they will open at 1:30PM show starting at 2:00PM
MENU: Sugarees Cakes and like Desserts, and Fruit Cups for those not wanting to indulge, as well as your choice of Coffee, Tea, Iced Citrus Water
HOW TO PURCHASE: You may reserve tickets by calling 601-575-2207 or 601-481-4065 – preferred
Some tickets will be available at the door. Seating is limited so call early.

Our program is a Ministry of the Women's Missionary Union open to all women, it is without cost and offers training to women that are unemployed and underemployed.
We are a National program and also use the National Curriculum "Jobs for Life" as our training tool with a Career Assessment based on skills and preference.
We offer help with typing skills, resume preparation, vocational plans, online job search and applications, computer skills
with introduction to most applications used in business environments, such as Microsoft Office Word, Excel, Power Point and Publisher.
We also assist with obtaining GED's.
Included in our other offerings, we have a Life Skills class that covers Budgeting, Budget Meal Shopping and Prep,
Sewing Basics, some of our Alternate Classes include; Minor Auto repairs, Home Repairs, Container Gardens, Etiquette.
A hand craft is also done for each topic to teach creating crafts for fun and profit.
The program offers training in interview preparation and an actual Mock Interview to help them be a more polished job candidate.
Our program strives to help women gain skills required to obtain a job that can help them in support of their families.

You can call Sandi Lewis to reserve tickets or program information at 601-484-4065 or e mail, also see our FB page Christian Women's Job Corps of Philadelphia | 449582273

Soule' Live Steam Festival ...

Event Dates and Times

10/9/2017 - 11/4/2017
Mississippi Industrial Heritage Museum .. at Soule' Steam Works Meridian, MS
Mississippi Industrial Heritage Museum ...
Nov. 3rd & 4th
Historic Factory Open For Tours !
Demonstrations ...
Machine Shop
Letterpress Print Shop
Broom Making
Steam Engines
ALSO ...
Hear The Happiest Music On Earth from the Carousel Organ Association of America
A must for the entire family ! | 449376053

JCJC’s “Madrigals & More” concert hosted by Laurel’s First-Trinity Presbyterian Church

Event Dates and Times

10/4/2017 - 10/24/2017
Laurel’s First-Trinity Presbyterian Church
JCJC’s “Madrigals & More” concert hosted by Laurel’s First-Trinity Presbyterian Church
ELLISVILLE –Jones County Junior College’s Fine Arts Department invites the public to enjoy an evening of Renaissance music with the JCJC music department at its annual “Madrigals and More” concert, free of charge. The various small ensembles of JCJC students and faculty will be performing at First-Trinity Presbyterian Church in Laurel, on Tuesday, October 24, at 7 p.m. This special event spotlights a diverse group of performers from student ensembles and solos to faculty solos, and faculty-student collaborations featuring music from composers such as Orlando di Lasso, John Dowland, Pierre Certon, Thomas Morley, Hans Leo Hassler, Santiago de Murcia, Domenico Scarlatti, Tomas Luis de Victoria, Thomas Greaves, John Wilbye, John Farmer, and others.

The evening of Renaissance and Baroque music will begin with a stately trumpet fanfare played by JCJC high brass instructor, Dr. Patrick Richards. Following the fanfare, JC Voices, under the direction of Dr. Susan A. Smith will perform a variety of selections from the Renaissance period, like the processional, Pastyme with Good Companye, and recessional, Innsbruck, I Now Must Leave Thee. This year, in addition to popular tunes of the 16th century, the madrigal singers will highlight a few lesser-known madrigals, including Saccia na cosa, which will be accompanied by new faculty member and JC Voices accompanist, Dr. David Goldblatt on the harpsichord, guitar instructor, Dr. Michael Boyd on the lute, and JCJC flute instructor and assistant director of bands, Lindsey Keay on the flute.

The concert will include solos, duets, the women’s ensemble, and small group madrigals and motets. JCJC sophomores, Addison Nelms of Brandon and Amy Champion of Lafayette, Louisiana will be accompanied by Boyd and Keay as they sing the beautiful duet Fuggi, Fuggi, Fuggi da questo cielo. Boyd will also accompany JCJC sophomore, Katie Hovan of Hattiesburg, performing O Death Rock Me Asleep, ascribed to Ann Boleyn.

In addition to the choral selections, JCJC piano instructor, Dr. Victoria Johnson, will perform Sonata in E Major, K. 380 by Domenico Scarlatti, and Boyd will perform La Guastala by Santiago de Murcia. New faculty member, Dr. Mackenzie Edgley will conduct the JCJC Brass Ensemble in three traditional madrigals, Come Away Sweet Love, Flora Gave Me Fairest Flowers, and Fair Phyllis I Saw.

Also performing will be the flute choir, conducted by Keay, and saxophone ensemble, directed by the director of JCJC bands, Dr. Ben Burge. The saxophones will play the hauntingly beautiful O Magnum Mysterium, traditionally a six-voice motet, and the flute choir, in contrast, will delight the audience with folk songs and an arrangement of a four-voice madrigal, Il est bel et bon.

For more information about “Madrigals and More,” or to find more about JCJC Fine Arts, call the JCJC Fine Arts Department at 601-477-4094.

2017 Members of the Chamber Choir and Madrigal Singers:

Kenneth Anderson, Sand Hill
Raegan Barber, Ellisville
Ella Barker, Hattiesburg
Brandon Broome, Sumrall
Harrison Bryant, Prentiss
Jorge Castillo, Ellisville
Kassidy Chandler, Laurel
Amy Champion, Lafayette, LA
Sarah Conn, Roxie
Natalie Davis, Pearl
Kaylee Green, Mobile, AL
Matthew Haight, Mobile, AL
Katherine Hovan, Chalmette, LA
Melody Howard, Long Beach
Nathan Lucky, Meridian
Davonzell Moncrief, Montrose
Addison Nelms, Brandon
Caleb Pearce, Ellisville
Corintha Sanson, Laurel
Kendra Stevison, Lucedale
Joseph Welch, Moselle
John Wieland, Taylorsville
Sydnee Yates, Pisgah

Teresa McCreery
Jones County Junior College
Director of Media & Public Relations
Office: 601-477-4032 | 449061323

Chunky River Harley-Davidson HOG Toy Run

Event Dates and Times

10/17/2017 - 11/18/2017
Chunky River Harley-Davidson Meridian, MS
Chunky River Harley-Davidson HOG Toy Run
Event Dates and Times
11/18/2017 - Starts: 12:00 PM
Meridian, MS
Chunky River Harley-Davidson HOG Group will have their annual toy ride on Saturday, November 18th, 2017. This year we will be collecting toys for :Cans for Kids". Bring one new unwrapped toy, this is an open ride all bikes are welcome. Register at 11am, safety meeting at 11:30, kick stands up at 12 noon. Let's make this a ride to remember.
Jan Cade 601-482-4131 | 449060443

Drive Safe through Deer Season Danger

Event Dates and Times

10/2/2017 - 10/28/2017
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Drive Safe through Deer Season Danger
JACKSON, MISS. — One fall night while driving down a Mississippi road, a driver spots two eerie green eyes staring back into the glare of the headlights. What should a driver do when a deer merges onto a lane of the road that they are traveling in? How can drivers reach their destination safely with the threat of hitting a deer? The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) wants to answer all questions on how to drive safely during deer season.
When summer finally winds down and fall begins, deer start to move around and become more visible throughout the state’s roadways. The increase in vehicle-deer crashes in the fall and winter months is partially a result of higher traffic volumes, higher vehicle speed and shorter daylight hours.
“Mississippi averages over 3,000 deer-related crashes per year,” said MDOT executive director Melinda McGrath. “Hitting a deer can be a very costly expense and sometimes it can be a life-threatening accident.”
There is no way to control deer movement, but there are steps to take to minimize the chances of a collision while driving. MDOT offers these tips for all motorists:
• DO NOT SWERVE if a deer runs in front of a moving car. Swerving can cause drivers to lose control of their vehicle, causing an even more serious accident.
• Deer are pack animals. Take extra caution for deer lingering around in the same area.
• Pay attention when driving at dawn and dusk. About 20 percent of crashes occur in early morning, while more than half occur between 5 p.m. and midnight.
• Always buckle up for safety and drive at a safe, sensible speed.
• At night use high beams, when no traffic is approaching, to illuminate the eyes of deer near the road. Make sure both headlights and high beams are cleaned and aimed correctly.
“No matter if a driver is traveling rural roads or busy highways, the threat of hitting a deer while driving is very real,” said McGrath. “All motorists should take extra precautions during deer season to ensure their safety while traveling.”
MDOT urges motorists to avoid distracted driving and buckle up for safety when traveling Mississippi’s highways and roadways during deer season.
For additional travel safety tips, visit or follow @MississippiDOT on Twitter.

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