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Meridian Paving Information

Event Dates and Times

11/20/2017 - 12/4/2017
Poplar Springs Drive from the 4900 Block to the 5300 Block
The City of Meridian announces that Poplar Springs Drive from the 4900 Block to the 5300 Block will be closed beginning Monday, November 27th for approximately one week for paving. | 458809853

JCJC’s Concert Choir & special guests present, “The Star of Bethlehem”

Event Dates and Times

11/20/2017 - 12/3/2017
First Baptist Church of Laurel
JCJC’s Concert Choir & special guests present, “The Star of Bethlehem”

ELLISVILLE –The Fine Arts Department of Jones County Junior College is proud to present “The Star of Bethlehem,” a Christmas concert presented by the JCJC Concert Choir, and special guests including an orchestra and dancers from the Laurel Ballet Academy. The public is invited to attend this free concert on Sunday, December 3, at 6 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Laurel.

Joining JCJC’s 90-member Concert Choir, under the direction of Joel Dunlap and accompanist, Dr. Victoria Johnson, will be a 90-piece handbell choir, organist Martha Monroe, and a full orchestra. Additionally, the Laurel Ballet Academy Performance Company, under the co-direction of Mia Whitehead and Elizabeth Gordon, will perform with the choir for several musical numbers.

“I am thrilled to include a 90-piece handbell choir and chimes in one of our selections, along with a full orchestra. It is a special privilege to be able to present the Christmas story through music because music has a unique way to touch the soul and inspire the listener. You will not want to miss this show!” said Joel Dunlap, JCJC Concert Choir Director.

The audience will enjoy popular Christmas standards arranged by Dr. Mack Wilberg, the renowned conductor of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir like, “I Saw Three Ships” and “Angels We Have Heard on High.” The choir will also perform other classic Christmas carols such as “Silent Night,” “What Child is This?” and “Hark! the Herald Angels Sing,” as well as musical selections from famed Hollywood composer John Williams.

The Concert Choir has a long tradition of presenting beautiful music in concerts across our area throughout the year. Dunlap said he appreciates the local churches opening their doors to our students, allowing them to present concerts for patrons throughout the region. For more information, contact Joel Dunlap at or call 601-477-4803.

JCJC Concert Choir Members 2017
Keara Altman, Quitman
Manuel Alvarado, Laurel
Chelsa Anderson, Soso
Reagan Barber, Ellisville
Ella Barker, Hattiesburg
Malory Beard, Waynesboro
J.D. Bilbo, Ellisville
Austin Bounds, Ellisville
Brandon Boykin, Taylorsville
Ashlynn Breland, Ellisville
Anna Broome, Sumrall
Harrison Bryant, Prentiss
Quentin Buck, Laurel
Dre’Nique Camper, Mendenhall
Amy Champion, Roxie
Kassidy Chandler, Laurel
Chandler Krimel, Liberty
Madison Chatham, Laurel
Frankie Chisholm, Purvis
Courtlyn Clanton, Waynesboro
James Clingan, Petal
Ja’Darius (JD) Cole, Meridian
Mitchell Cook, Collins
Amaria Cooley, Laurel
Natalie Davis, Pearl
Seth Dawson, Laurel
Ashley Dennis, Mize
Latommie Ducksworth, Louin
Reagan Dukes, Laurel
Eliana Gaddy, Laurel
Kelsey Gossett, Buckatunna
Tiara Grady, Laurel
Kaylee Green, Wilmer, AL
Andrew Henley, Ellisville
Trey Hick, Laurel
Virginia Hosey, Laurel
Melody Howard, Long Beach
Hunter Crawford, Laurel
Jamar James, Leroy, AL
Casey Jefcoat, Hattiesburg
Gabrielle Joyce, Oxford
Bethany Langley, Prentiss
Thomas Loper III, Millry, AL
Collin Loper, Ellisville
Anna Claire McKellar, Vicksburg
Yasmin McLaurin, Bay Springs
Davonzell Moncrief, Montrose
Madison Newsom, Sumrall
Shiann Nichols, Ocean Springs
Marla Parker, Laurel
Rain Parker, Laurel
Sierra Parker, Sumrall
Caleb Pearce, Ellisville
Tianna Pearson, Laurel
Cade Perrin, Bassfield
Samantha Phillips, Soso
Andreas Pickens, Laurel
Taylor Pippin, Laurel
Caitlin Pittman, Waynesboro
Cade Perrin, Carson
Brianna Read, Laurel
Dawn Reulet, Taylorsville
Lanika Rogers, Ellisville
Taniji Rogers, Ellisville
Mackenzie Rolison, Long Beach
Scarlett Sandifer, Laurel
Corintha Sanson, Laurel
Charlie Shattles, Moselle
James Smith Jr., Oak Grove
Katerious Spivery, Laurel
Natalie Sullivan, Hattiesburg
Roshunda Sumrall, Sandersville
Hattie Taylor, Laurel
Kennedy Taylor, Soso
Xavian Taylor, Brandon
Ty Thomas, Pascagoula
Grace Toney, Long Beach
Deven Ulmer, Laurel
Brianna Vaughan, Lucedale
Sabrina Voge, Laurel
LaPatrick Walker, Terry
Kaitlyn Walley, Waynesboro
Chase Walters, Ellisville
Andrew Watkins, Quitman
Sidnee Watkins, Laurel
Sarah Watson, Laurel
John Wieland, Taylorsville
Derrick Williams, Laurel
Keontai Witherspoon, Waynesboro
Sydnee Yates, Pisgah
Gabby Yelverton, Moselle
Emily Youngblood, Ellisville

Teresa McCreery
Jones County Junior College
Director of Media & Public Relations
Office: 601-477-4032 | 458807003

A Very Nelon Christmas

Event Dates and Times

11/20/2017 - 12/16/2017
Temple Theatre Meridian, MS
A Very Nelon Christmas
Event Dates and Times
12/16/2017 - Starts: 6:00 PM
Meridian Temple Theater, 2320 8th Street, Meridian, MS
FM Promotions presents
A Very Nelon Christmas

December 16, 2017
Doors open at 5:00 PM
Concert starts 6:00 PM

Featuring music & worship by
Sean Greer of Sean Greer Ministries
The Nelons
An all-star band featuring 11 time Southern Gospel Musician of the Year Jeff Stice

Temple Theater
2320 8th Street
Meridian, MS

$15 in advance
$20 Day of Concert

Ticket Outlets:
Meridian Cycles, see Tim Miller
George's Paint and Body Shop, DeKalb
Richard Alexa Ferguson call 601.416.1630
Queen City Medical Equipment

For Group Tickets information call Richard Ferguson at 601.416.1630

Children 12 and under free with a paying adult
Richard Ferguson, 601.416.1630, | 458806703

MCC December 2017 Calendar of Events

Event Dates and Times

11/20/2017 - 12/30/2017
Meridian Community College
MCC December 2017 Calendar of Events

Workforce Development class, Advanced Stroke Life Support (ASLS), Dec. 1, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., 601-482-7445.

Workforce Development class, Basic Life Support, Dec. 1, 1-5 p.m., 601-482-7445.

Personal Enrichment session, ACT Prep, Saturday, Dec. 2, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., 601-482-7445.

MCC Gospel Choir Fall Concert, Dec. 3, 6 p.m., Tommy E. Dulaney Center, 601-553-3404.

Personal Enrichment class, Wrapping Gifts, Monday, Dec. 4, 5:30-7 p.m., 601-482-7445.

Personal Enrichment class, Christmas Cakes for Moms and Daughters, Monday, Dec. 4, 5:30 p.m., 601-482-7445.

MCC Basketball: MCC vs. Bishop State, Dec. 7, 5:30 p.m. (women); 7:30 p.m. (men); MCC vs. Wallace Selma, Dec. 14, 5:30 p.m. (women); 7:30 p.m. (men). Sander Atkinson, 601-484-8707.

Practical Nursing Program Pinning Ceremony, Dec. 8, 9 a.m., Temple Theater, Dr. Lara Collum, 601-484-8728.

Associate Degree Nursing Pinning Ceremony, Dec. 8, Temple Theater, 11 a.m., Dr. Betty Davis, 601-484-8745.

MCC Winter Graduation, Dec. 8, 3 p.m., in Temple Theater, Downtown Meridian; Soraya Welden, 601-484-8628.

MCC will be closed for winter break beginning at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 12, to Monday, Jan. 1. The College reopens for business Tuesday, Jan. 2. Spring classes begin Monday, Jan. 8, 2018.

MCC Holiday Term (online classes), Dec. 18-Jan. 5. 601-483-8241. | 458806463

JCJC & Haas Factory Outlet’s partnership ...

Event Dates and Times

11/20/2017 - 12/20/2017
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JCJC & Haas Factory Outlet’s partnership brings potential for big economic & educational bonus to Mississippi

ELLISVILLE – The future of manufacturing and machining in Mississippi has virtually changed with the cutting of a ribbon to officially announce the partnership between Jones County Junior College’s Precision Machining and Manufacturing program and Hass Factory Outlet (HFO), which is one of North America’s largest designers and manufacturers of CNC machine tools and a machine tool distributor. While the two-year college located in Ellisville, Mississippi, will greatly benefit as the home of the new Mississippi Haas Factory Outlet Showroom, students will be prime candidates for jobs as businesses see them using the newest Haas CNC machines and equipment.

“Great things are happening in Jones County because of partnerships like this. If you don’t think we can build it you need to come see this place,” said JCJC President, Dr. Jesse Smith. “We (JCJC) want to be a benefit to our community and certainly to corporations that are willing to come in and invest in Jones and in this part of the country.”

Preparing for Mississippi’s only HFO Showroom meant remodeling the current machine lab at JCJC. Haas Factory Outlet Service Manager, Clayton Phillips and JCJC Precision Manufacturing and Machining instructor Chase Elmore spent the summer cleaning, painting, rewiring and moving old machines. Over three weeks last summer, HFO invested more than $50,000 in remodeling the 6,500 square-foot machining lab and then installed an air compressor to run three Haas consigned machines, with an estimated value of $300,000, including a DT-1 drill/tap center, ST-30Y CNC Lathe with bar-feeder, and a VF-3-YT/50 taper vertical machining center.

“We’ll always make sure we have the machines with the latest, high-end, cutting-edge technology because this is a showroom for us,” said Haas Factory Outlet General Manager, Patrick Kane. He added, “We’re going to bring customers in and show them the machines and at the same time they’re going to evaluate some students. It’s a win-win for us all.”

Additionally, Haas has committed to providing free technical support from certified Haas technicians and JCJC is now part of the HTEC or Haas Technical Education Center. This network of industry leaders and educators was formed to allow for interacting and sharing information about the industry’s current and future needs.

“We want to help promote the program. The more students we put out here and the more students we put to work in Mississippi, the more products your companies can put out and the more products your customers can take home. We’re really here to bridge that gap between education and industry,” said Haas Factory Outlet-Morris Group Director of Education, Toni Neary.

This partnership has the potential to literally change the face of manufacturing and machining in Mississippi and Louisiana as HFO has already begun plans to expand its presence in the region. Combining Elmore’s vision for the machining program at JCJC with Haas’ commitment to education and the possibilities are endless for students and industry.

“I want to put JCJC on the map as the leading producer of machining students. I want to make it to where Jones is known for this program and that’s my goal. I’m going to keep working until I get there,” said Elmore.

That’s great news for JCJC alumnus and advisory committee member for Elmore’s program, Tony Guinn. As the Production Supervisor for JPM of Mississippi, Guinn is anxious to see growth.

“We can add machines but it’s hard to find people to come to work. High school students don’t know about machining. People don’t understand there is a high demand for people to fill all these jobs in machining and in industrial related jobs but there is nobody to fill them,” said Guinn.

Haas is optimistic their area customers like, Praxair (formerly GE Aviation), Laurel Machine and Foundry and JPM of Mississippi in Hattiesburg will greatly benefit from this partnership as Haas helps JCJC train students to become “work-ready” as CNC machinists, programmers, and engineers for the current and future employers. Elmore explained employers save time and money if their employees come to work trained.

“Students have their hands on the newest equipment that a lot of these companies use and JCJC graduates will have NIMS or National Institute for Metalworking Skills certifications or national industry standards, proving their abilities,” said Elmore. “(Because of this partnership), we’ll have a larger number of students and more importantly we’re going to be able to put more students out in industry. My goal is to have companies knocking the door down.”

Because of Haas’ commitment to providing educational opportunities, the economic outlook looks very bright for both students and industry. For students, the Haas Factory Outlet Showroom is providing the best machines to hone their machining skills and for industry employees, Haas will host free control classes to their customer base. Graduates of JCJC’s machining program also have the potential to benefit financially with wages ranging from $50,000 to $100,000 based on skill level and experience.

For more information about the JCJC Precision Manufacturing and Machining program contact Chase Elmore at 601-477-4201 or or on social media at Facebook JCJC precision manufacturing and machining or Instagram, Instagram JCJC Precision Machine Shop.

Teresa McCreery
Jones County Junior College
Director of Media & Public Relations
Office: 601-477-4032 | 458315413

10th Year Pastor Anniversary

Event Dates and Times

12/3/2017 - Starts: 2:00 PM
Christian Fellowship Baptist Church P.O. Box 334 12379 County Road 32 Lisman, Alabama 36912
Dear Christian Friends,

Christian Fellowship Baptist Church of Yantley, AL, cordially invite you and your church family to our Pastor Rev. Robert L. Webb, Sr. and 1st Lady Sis. Martha Webb's 10th Year Anniversary.

The program will be held Sunday, December 3, 2017 at 2:00pm, we are looking forward to sharing this great occasion with you.

Rev. Jasper Irby, Pastor of Mt. Mariah Baptist Church and Paradise Baptist Church, along with his choir and congregation of Yantley, AL will be our special guest.

Thanks in advance for your love and participation.

Yours in Christ,

Rev. Dr. Robert L. Webb, Sr., Pastor

(205) 398-3700
(205) 652-9522 | 458232233

JCJC’s Jasper County Center announces spring class schedule

Event Dates and Times

11/17/2017 - 12/31/2017
Jones County Junior College
JCJC’s Jasper County Center announces spring class schedule

ELLISVILLE – Jones County Junior College’s Center in Bay Springs is offering college credit, non-credit, and workforce, day and night courses this spring. Class dates and times may vary depending on demand. Tuition costs for credit courses can be found on the website, along with registration information, at For more information call the general number to the Jasper County Center at 601-764-9393. For assistance with college credit classes contact Lela Bryan, and for all other courses, contact Debbie Ishee

The following are the classes currently scheduled for this spring.

Spring College Career & Technical Classes:
Welding with CORE (January 8 – May 3) Monday – Friday 7:45 am – 2:30 pm

Spring College Academic Classes:
Western Civilization II Monday 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
English Composition II Tuesday 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
World Religion Wednesday 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Art Appreciation Thursday 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Spring College NON-Credit (Workforce) Classes:
Welding with CORE (January 8 –June 30) Monday & Wednesday 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Millwright with CORE (January 8 –June 30) Tuesday & Thursday 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
C N A (February 5 – March 9) Monday, Tuesday, Thursday – 4:30 pm-9:30 pm

Community Classes:
Stain Glass (date not yet determined) Monday 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Teresa McCreery
Jones County Junior College
Director of Media & Public Relations
Office: 601-477-4032 | 457994943

Triple Treat Christmas ...

Event Dates and Times

11/16/2017 - 12/19/2017
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Triple Treat Christmas ... ...
December 15th - 19th

1. Trees of Christmas at Merrehope
2. Santa's Christmas Factory at Soule' Steam Works
3. Lazy Acres in Lights
(601) 483-8439
(888) 868-7720
(833) 327-6386 | 457719273

EMBDC - Upcoming Events

Event Dates and Times

11/15/2017 - 12/12/2017
See Schedule
Upcoming Events

Deaconess Home Care
Ribbon Cutting
4:00 p.m.
Thursday, November 16th
1203 24th Ave

Fudge Etcetera
Ribbon Cutting
9:00 a.m.
Monday, November 20th
5011 Poplar Springs Dr.

2017 EMBDC
Annual Meeting
8:00 a.m.
Tuesday, December 12th
MSU Riley Center | 457464123

Southern Pine Announces Adopt-a-School Program

Event Dates and Times

11/14/2017 - 12/14/2017
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Southern Pine Announces Adopt-a-School Program
TAYLORSVILLE – Southern Pine Electric is proud to announce its Adopt-a-School Program whereby employees, teachers, parents and community leaders will work together to provide needed resources for students and young people throughout its service area. The first school selected through the program is Hopewell Elementary, located in Covington County, Mississippi.
School Principal, Turpin Smith, teachers, staff and students participated in a booth at Southern Pine’s recent Annual Meeting providing a glimpse into the studies and academic capabilities of the children. Students enjoyed visiting with employees and appreciated an insider’s view of Southern Pine equipment.
Working hand-in-hand with teachers, Southern Pine employees will not only help provide resources but will teach a new generation about the benefits of belonging to a cooperative. Each year, Southern Pine will announce the selection of a different school for participation in the program from its eleven-county service area. Information will be provided in mid-2018 for schools interested in applying for the Adopt-a-School Program.
Southern Pine Electric is a member-owned, not-for-profit cooperative that distributes electricity to more than 67,000 members in 11 counties in central and south Mississippi. It is headquartered in Taylorsville and has offices in Brandon, Newton, Hattiesburg and New Hebron.

Brock Williamson
Communications Coordinator
Southern Pine Electric
PO Box 60 | Taylorsville, Mississippi 39168
601-678-3230; | 456633493

JCJC’s Wayne County Center announces Spring Class Schedule

Event Dates and Times

11/10/2017 - 12/27/2017
Jones County Junior College’s Wayne County Center in Waynesboro
JCJC’s Wayne County Center announces Spring Class Schedule

ELLISVILLE – Jones County Junior College’s Wayne County Center in Waynesboro is offering college credit, non-credit, and workforce, day and night courses this spring. Class dates and times may vary depending on demand. The following are the classes currently scheduled for this January 2018.

Spring College Career & Technical Classes
Health Care Assistant (January 8, through May 3, 2018)
Monday through Thursday – 5 p.m. until 10 p.m.

Spring College Academic Classes January 8, 2018-May 4, 2018
General Psychology (Hybrid) Mondays- 6 p.m. until 9 p.m.
College Algebra Tuesdays - 6 p.m. until 9 p.m.
Western Civilization II Wednesdays - 6 p.m. until 9 p.m.
English Comp. II (Hybrid) Thursdays - 6 p.m. until 9 p.m.

Spring Non-Credit (Workforce) Classes)
Welding (January 8, through April 24, 2018)
Monday & Tuesdays – 3:30 p.m. until 8 p.m.

Commercial Truck Driving -------- Spring dates and information coming soon

Tuition costs for credit courses can be found on the website, along with registration information, at For more information contact Courtney McInnis at 601-735-2228 or email,

Teresa McCreery
Jones County Junior College
Director of Media & Public Relations
Office: 601-477-4032 | 456113333

Registration for Spring Term 2018 Classes Underway at East Central Community College

Event Dates and Times

11/8/2017 - 12/8/2017
East Central Community College in Decatur
Registration for Spring Term 2018 Classes Underway at East Central Community College

Registration for spring 2018 semester classes is underway at East Central Community College in Decatur.

Classes begin on Monday, Jan. 8, 2018. The deadline to enroll is Tuesday, Jan. 9.

Online courses begin Tuesday, Jan. 16. The last day to register for online classes is Wednesday, Jan. 17.

“Although the semester does not start until January, we encourage prospective students to register early to get the necessary classes at the times that are most desirable,” said Dr. Randall Lee, vice president for student services.

Students who have not applied and been accepted to ECCC should do so online at To complete the application process students must have an official ACT or COMPASS placement score and an official copy of high school and any previous college transcripts on file in the Office of Admissions.

Students who do not register for classes by Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017, prior to the holiday period will be invited to Spring Orientation on Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018, at 9 a.m. in the Vickers Fine Arts Center auditorium.

For more information, contact Student Services at 601-635-6205 or call toll free 1-877-462-3222, ext. 205. The email address is

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 | 455571353

EMBDC - 2017 Annual Meeting

Event Dates and Times

11/12/2017 - 12/12/2017
MSU Riley Center Downtown Meridian
EMBDC - 2017 Annual Meeting
Dec. 12th
8:00 - 10:00 am
MSU Riley Center
Topic: Alliance For Growth | 444469253

109th year Birthday Celebration honoring Mrs. Sallie Simmons-Cooley

Event Dates and Times

11/26/2017 - 12/8/2017
Heidelberg Multi-Purpose Building, in Heidelberg Mississippi
Dorris Porter and the Jasper County Community, will be hosting a
109th year Birthday Celebration honoring Mrs. Sallie Simmons-Cooley
on December 8, 2017, at 6:30 p.m. in the Heidelberg Multi-Purpose Building, in Heidelberg Mississippi.
For more information please contact Doris Porter 601.935.2010.

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