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EMBDC - Ribbon Cutting

2:00 pm

White Stone Transportation 5959 I Street Meridian, MS
White Stone Transportation
5959 I Street
Tuesday, September 30th
2 p.m.

Thanks,

Meredith Rea
Public Relations Coordinator
East Mississippi Business
Development Corporation

1901 Front Street, Suite A
Meridian, MS 39301

601.693.1306
F 601.693.5638
www.embdc.org

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EMBDC Holds 18th Annual Golf Classic

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EMBDC Holds 18th Annual Golf Classic
Meridian, MS – The East Mississippi Business Development Corporation (EMBDC) held its 18th Annual Golf Classic on Friday, September 26th, at Briarwood Golf & Swim Club. The full day event hosted 128 golfers at 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. tee times.
The winning teams of the event were in 1st Place Scott Elliott, Scotty Elliot, Alan Hart and Lou Hart; 2nd Place went to Carl Backer, Benjy Baskin, Blake Hall and Randy Warden; 3rd Place went to Brad Barefield, Ben McDade, Scott Davis, and Lamar Arrington; and the 4th Place winners were Mike Easterwood, Eddie Gibson, Lance Coe and Steve Wade.
The event concluded with the Million Dollar Shootout, which was sponsored by Benefits Management Group. The names were drawn from the pool of registered golfers the Wednesday prior to the event. Each had the chance to shoot a hole in one for $100,000 on hole #5 at 5:30 p.m. the day of the tournament. The participants shooting were: Scott Gray, Rex Gentry, Scott Ford, Robby Odom, Lex Davis, Scott Elliott, Benjy Ford, Harold Green, Josh Thompson, and Scott Davis. Though no one made the hole-in-one, there were some very close shots.
The EMBDC Golf Classic provides a yearly opportunity for members of the business community and area officials to make new contacts, connect with clients, or just have a relaxing time.
The East Mississippi Business Development Corporation is a private, not-for-profit organization committed to improving economic vitality and quality of life for our citizens. The EMBDC serves as the Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development organization for the community. The EMBDC is located at 1901 Front St., Suite A/ P.O Box 790, Meridian, MS 39302, or on the web at www.embdc.org.

If you are interested in more information or setting up an interview, please contact Public Relations Coordinator, Meredith Rea at 601-693-1306 or email at mrea@embdc.org.

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Women of Purpose Conference 2014

10:00 am - 1:30 pm

Mt. Pisgah Missionary Baptist Church 43323 Highway 17 Jachin, AL
Women of Purpose Conference 2014--Mt. Pisgah Missionary Baptist Church
Date(s): 10/11/2014
10:00 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.
Mt. Pisgah Missionary Baptist Church, 43323 Highway 17, Jachin, AL
Featured Speakers: Lady Tammy Thompson, First Lady of 31st Missionary Baptist Church, Meridian, MS & First Lady Taymecca Sears, First Lady of East Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church, Toomsuba, MS
Lady Christina Goodwin, President of the Women's Ministry
Dr. Ecclesiastes Goodwin, Sr., Pastor

Saturday, October 11, 2014
10:00 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.
For more information please contact Lady Christina Goodwin at (601) 604-6762
President of Women's Ministry

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Meridian Main Street - Calendar of Downtown Events - September 29th - October 5th

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Calendar of Downtown Events - September 29th - October 5th
Vol. lll No. 92


Monday, September 29, 2014

Event:Meridian Area Farmers Market
Location: Underpass on Front Street next to Union Station
Time: Monday through Saturday 7am -1pm
For More Information:Call 601.484.3988
Come check out the vegetables at your local farmers market,.Summer produce is still available along with the Fall produce.

Event: TV Sale
Location:Hooper Electric Supply Co.
Time: All Week
For More Information: Call 601.693.2668
50" Flat screen televisions starting as low as $399.97

Event:41st Annual Bi-State Art Competition Exhibit
Location:Meridian Museum of Art
Time: All Week
For More Information: Call601.693.1501
The oldest juried art competition in the region, featuring the finest artists in Mississippi and Alabama competing for over $3,000 in prizes. (Awards Presented by Juror on October 18, 7 pm)


Event:Suit Sale
Location: Sam's Fashion
Time:All Week
For More Information: Call601.693.2731
Buy any designer suit for $150, get the second for $50

Event: 15% off Framing
Location: Lucas Road
Time: All Week
For More Information: Call 601.483.0028
Art,Jewelry,Sculptures and Frames

Event: Dress Sale
Location: Bambino
Time:All Week
For More Information: Call 601.693.5253
Glitz pageant dresses 20% off.

Event: Half Off Bottles of Wine
Location: Weidmann's
Time:Every Monday
For More Information: Call 601.581.5770
Happy Hour 4pm - 7pm.

Event: New Fall Plants, Trees and Vegetables
Location: Planters Supply
Time: All Week
For More Information: Call 877.753.6015
Local feed and seed store.


Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Event:Facebook Sale
Location: LaBiche Jewelers
Time:9am
For More Information: Call 601.693.6071
Every Tuesdaymorning at 9am, an item with a Terrific sale price will be posted! It will be available on a first come, first served basis for that day only!

Event: Tech Tuesday
Location: AOTECH Computers
Time: All Day
For More Information: Call 601.990.8324
Come in and ask us how to stay virus and malware free.
601 693-67
Event: Trivia Night
Location: Weidmann's
Time: 8pm till close
For More Information: Call 601.581.5770
Happy Hour 4pm - 7pm

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Event: All You Can Eat Tacos
Location:Rhythm & Brews
Time: 5pm-10:30pm
For More Information: Call 601.282.5608
$10 For all you can eat tacos, $3 Pitchers.
18 to get in, 21 to drink

Event:Ladies' Night / MS Craft Beer and Vinyl
Location:Weidmann's
Time: 6pm - 8pm
For More Information: Call 601.581.5770
Happy Hour 4pm - 7pm.

Thursday, October 2, 2014


Event: Karaoke & Open Mic Night
Location:Faces Lounge
Time: 7pm - 12am
For More Information: Call 601.880.6315
No Cover

Event: Dance Night
Location:Rhythm & Brews
Time: 8pm-2am
For More Information: Call 601.282.5608
No Cover. DJ Yoda will perform, $3 draft pitchers from 8pm-10:30pm
18 to get in, 21 to drink

Event: Live Music
Location:Weidmann's
Time: 9:30pm - 11:30pm
For More Information: Call 601.581.5770
Happy Hour 4pm -7pm.

Friday, October 3, 2014

Event:Friday's Flowers
Location:Saxon's Flowers & Gifts
Time: 9am - 4pm
For More Information: Call 601.693.6734
$12 wrapped bouquets or ½ price on stems.

Event: MUM Day
Location: Meridian Underground Music
Time: All Day
For More Information: Call 601.485.1363
Receive a gift or a discount on your purchase when wearing a MUM t-shirt on Fridays.

Event: 1st MS Cooking For Kids
Location:1st MS Federal Credit Union
Time: All Day
For More Information: Call 601.482.0288
Swing by 600 19th Ave, pick up some food, and help the kids at Batson Children's Hospital! We will deliver free with 10 or more orders. Food items include: Hamburgers, Hotdogs, Chips, & Cookies. Call-In orders- 601.484.5628 Fax orders-601.693.6877

Event: SEC Pre-Game Party
Location: Downtown Meridian
Time: 6pm-8pm
For More Information: Call 601.482.8001
Get your game face on a day early in historic downtown Meridian! Live outdoor music! Pub crawl! Our partner hotels will do the driving! No matter what happens on Saturday, you'll win the pre-game party.

Event: The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley
Location:MSU Riley Center
Time: 7pm
For More Information: Call 601.696.2200
$18, $10, Based on the book FLAT STANLEY by Jeff Brown. Bring the family and enjoy the Dallas Children's Theater On Tour as it presents The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley, a Broadway-style musical comedy about the importance of family and the merits of being different.

Event: Sucarnochee Revue
Location: The Historic Temple Theatre
Time: 7pm-9pm
For More Information: Call 601.693.5353

Event: Live Music
Location: Weidmann's
Time:7pm
For More Information: Call 601.581.5770
Happy Hour 4pm - 7pm.

Event: Live Music
Location: Faces Lounge
Time: 7pm - 2am
For More Information: Call 601.880.6315
Ladies Free until 10:30 pm

Event: Live Music
Location: Rhythm & Brews
Time: 8pm - 2am
For More Information: Call 601.282.5608
$7 cover, $3 draft pitchers 8pm-10:30pm
18 to get in, 21 to drink


Saturday, October 4, 2014

Event: Earth's Bounty
Location:Singing Brakeman Park
Time: 8am-1pm
For More Information: Call 601-693-7480
We'll have fresh fruit, vegetables, honey, jams, jellies, breads, soaps, shrubs, flowers and more!There's bouncy houses for the kids, Tiny-the Belgium mare, live music, a food truck and tons of vendors.

Event: Business Makeover: Multiply Your Money
Location: Elegance Ballroom Dance & Fitness Studio
Time: 1pm-4pm
For More Information: Call 205.377.6807
This event is for the following: Women who want to start a business but need help doing so, Women looking for another stream of income, Women need personal and business FINANCIAL EDUCATION, Women desiring to get FIT but need a little bit of guidance.Our Keynote Speaker will be Meridian's own, Tiara Marsh, owner of Pretty Plus Girl Modeling Agency based in Atlanta, GA

Event: Silent Movie Halloween Madness -- Nosferatu
Location:The Historic Temple Theatre
Time:7:30pm
For More Information: Call 601.693.5353
The Temple Theatre will present the 1922 silent film horror classic Nosferatu, A classic tale of Transylvania, with castles, vampires, crypts and dark shadows. Come and be prepared to be scared!! All tickets $5.00 at the door. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Event:Live Music
Location: Rhythm & Brews
Time: 8pm - 2am
For More Information: Call 601.282.5608
$5 dollar cover
18 to get in & 21 to drink


Event:Live Music
Location:Faces Lounge
Time: 10pm
For More Information:Call 601.880.6315
$10 Cover


Sunday, October 5, 2014

Event: Jazz Brunch with Steve Watson
Location:Weidmann's
Time: 10am - 4pm
For More Information: Call 601.581.5770

For all community events check out the Meridian Community Calendar

Meridian Main Street is an award winning not-for-profit, public/private partnership working in concert with others for the revitalization of downtown Meridian. To join Main Street, call 601.693.7480 or visit our website http://meridianmainstreet.com. Like us on Facebook: Meridian Main Street

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EMCC GRAD TOOK “TIME” TO FIND HIS WAY

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East Mississippi Community College
EMCC GRAD TOOK “TIME” TO FIND HIS WAY

MAYHEW – Dalvin Tate had a good idea what he wanted to do with his life, all he needed was a little TIME.
Tate enrolled in East Mississippi Community College’s TIME (Technology Initiative in Manufacturing and Engineering) program as a junior and senior at Starkville High School before graduating from EMCC in May as a member of the first Honors class at the Golden Triangle campus.
During the closing ceremony for the TIME program, Tate told parents and guests that the program helped him decide on engineering as a college major by exposing him to advanced manufacturing in the Golden Triangle area.
Tate is now studying computer engineering at Mississippi State University.
“The second semester of my junior year I took the TIME class on blueprint reading and learned quite a bit. Then over the summer I took fundamentals of electricity, which was a reminder of things I had learned in my high school physics class, but it helped keep that information fresh in my head instead of it going to waste. And the first semester of my senior year I took precision measurement, which was measuring down to very small increments,” said Tate.
“A lot of the information I learned in the TIME courses has come up again in my computer classes. And the program was also a way to build my resume and learn more outside of school and get involved in something.”
Chrystal Newman, TIME project manager for EMCC’s Division of Manufacturing Technology and Engineering, said Tate’s experience embodies the program’s goal of uniting educational entities at multiple levels and exposing the next generation of workers to high-tech manufacturing methods.
“Dalvin embraced the career exploration opportunity that was afforded to him through the TIME grant. He excelled in training and had perfect attendance during his one-year commitment. When he came to EMCC and excelled in the Honors program, I was elated but not surprised,” said Newman.
Tate eventually hopes to work for Apple or a similar innovative technology manufacturer.
The TIME Program was a three-year National Science Foundation grant awarded based on the collaborative efforts of EMCC, Itawamba Community College, Mississippi State University’s Center for Science, Mathematics and Technology, and regional industries.
For more information on programs available through EMCC’s Division of Manufacturing Technology and Engineering, visit www.eastms.edu or call (662) 243-2686.

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JCJC announces Homecoming Court 2014

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Jones County Junior College
JCJC announces Homecoming Court 2014

ELLISVILLE–Jones County Junior College announces its 2014 Homecoming Court. Elections were held in September and students chose the following ladies to represent them during Homecoming.
Queen: Haley Middleton of Raleigh is very busy at JCJC with her job as a resident assistant and being involved in numerous clubs on campus. She is a member of the Student Government Association, serving as a Senator, the Bobcat Brigade, Vice President of Fellowship for Phi Theta Kappa international honor society, and she is a member of JCJC’s 2014 state championship tennis team and current member of the tennis team. Middleton has earned the Letter “J” Award, and two JCJC Foundation scholarships. At Raleigh High School, Haley was also a distinguished student athlete being voted as Most Athletic by her class. She played on the varsity tennis and basketball teams all four years, earning her a JCJC Bobcat Scholarship. She earned academic basketball awards each year and received a district honorable mention. Middleton excelled to the All-District tennis team, was a District champion her junior and senior years and a 2012-3A semi-finalist for mixed doubles in tennis. Other honors include graduating with highest honors, being the 2013 Most Beautiful at Raleigh High School, homecoming maid eleventh and twelfth grades, earning top subject awards in English IV, English III, Government and Computer Applications. Haley was also a member of the Beta Club, Student Council, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, FBLA, FFA and 4-H.
Her future plans include graduating from Jones and continuing her education at Mississippi State University as an accounting major with aspirations of working for a large company or bank. Lee and Anita Middleton are Haley’s parents.
Escorting Middleton will be Carlton Reid of Petal. The business administration major is the captain of the JCJC golf team and a member of the Student Government Association and Bobcat Brigade. The Petal High School graduate played golf, earning a JCJC scholarship and he was named to the Hattiesburg American’s All-Region Golf Team in 2013. He was also an active member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
The sophomore plans to graduate from JCJC, transfer to William Carey University with ambitions of being an insurance agent. Lance and Sherri Reid are Carlton’s parents.
Student Body Maid: Macy Rogers is majoring in sports medicine. The Lucedale native is a member of the Jones soccer team where she serves as team captain. Macy has been awarded All-State women’s soccer honors last year and played on the state and region championship team in 2013. She was recently invited to play in the MACJC All-Star Soccer game for 2014. Her high school activities include being a varsity soccer player all four years and captain her senior year, being on the cheerleading squad and winning the state championship title in 2010, she was voted Most Versatile Girl in 2013 and she won the physical fitness portion in the Distinguished Young Woman program in 2013. Rogers was voted to participate in the homecoming court her freshman, sophomore and junior years at George County High School.
The sophomore’s plans include playing soccer, becoming a physical therapy assistant and eventually owning her own physical therapy business. Her parents are Tim and Glenda Rogers.
Escorting Rogers is Daniel Goff of Lucedale. The sports medicine major is a member of the JCJC baseball team and played on the 2013 state championship baseball team. Goff was a varsity baseball player at George County High School and was voted as Prom King and Mr. George County. His future plans include playing baseball and hopefully become an athletic trainer. His parents are John and Tammy Goff.
Sophomore Maid: Soso native, Summer DeLoach is majoring in public relations. Her JCJC activities include being the Student Government Association secretary/treasurer and a member of the Bobcat Brigade. DeLoach was active at West Jones High School as a member of the Beta Club, president of TARS, and she was on the swim team for five years. She earned academic certificates of merit, was a member of the Hall of Fame and was a Mississippi Scholar. Her future plans include earning a public relations degree from Mississippi College. Dr. Mark and Charlie DeLoach are Summer’s parents.
DeLoach’s escort is Chandler Brinson of Prentiss. The biology major was worked hard in high school as Senior Class President, yearbook editor, and president of both the Spanish Club and the Honor Society. Brinson graduated with High Honors. At JCJC, Brinson is the director of marketing for Phi Theta Kappa international honor society and he is a member of the SGA. He plans to work in the medical field following graduation from Mississippi State University. Harper and Debbie Brinson are Chandler’s parents.
Sophomore Maid: Anna Sanford of Seminary is an elementary education major. At JCJC, she is a member Phi Theta Kappa international honor society. She has earned JCJC Foundation and Bobcat scholarships and has made the Dean’s List honor roll. Sanford was busy at Seminary High School as a member of the yearbook staff, tennis team and various clubs. Her future plans include finishing her education at USM. She hopes to work with students with dyslexia. Anna’s parents are Cody and Jacqueline Sanford.
Sanford’s escort is Matthew Huff of Hebron. The biology major kept busy at West Jones High School as a member of the Beta Club, student council and teenage republicans while also keeping a 4.0 GPA. At JCJC, Huff is a member of the College Republicans and the SGA. Huff’s future plans include pursing his medical degree after graduating from the University of Mississippi. Jim and Samantha Huff are Matthew’s parents.
Freshman Maid: Bailey Davis of Ellisville is a business marketing and law major. At Jones, Davis is a member of the Bobcat Brigade and the captain of the Touch of Gold dance team. The South Jones High School graduate was selected as an All-American Dancer, the captain of the Bravettes dance team and a member of the Lady Braves soccer team which earned her a spot on the First-Team All-District team in soccer and she was awarded the title of “Best Forward” her senior year. Bailey was also a senior homecoming maid and she graduated with honors and as a Mississippi Scholar. Her goals include becoming a member of the Pom Squad at Mississippi State University with aspirations of being a professional cheerleader for the Saints’ Saintsations, as she works toward a career as a sports agent or in the marketing and entertainment divisions for the NFL. Her parents are Steve and Lora Davis.
Davis’ escort is Jake Sumrall from Soso. The economics major is busy at Jones as a member of the Bobcat Brigade and plays intramural football. The West Jones High School graduate was a member of the mustang football team, FCA and Teenage Republicans. Sumrall graduated with Honors and was the recipient of the 18 Club Award. His future plans include continuing his education at Mississippi State University to pursue a degree in economics and earn his MBA, with plans to become an investment banker. John and Joey Sumrall are Jake’s parents.
Freshman Maid: Kaylie Flynt is undecided on her major. The Ellisville native was busy at South Jones High School as a member of the Bravettes dance team, cheerleading, Key Club, Beta Club, Future Leaders of Jones County, show choir, diamond girl, and was honored with inclusion into the South Jones Hall of Fame. At JCJC, Kaylie is a member of the Bobcat Brigade and works in the Office of Recruitment. Her future plans include graduating from JCJC and transferring to a University. Scott and Sandi Flynt are Kaylie’s parents.
Kaylie’s escort is Austin Perkins from Ellisville. The music education major is a member of the JCJC Concert Choir, Jones OnStage and theater. He was also involved in show choir and drama at South Jones High School. Perkins’ future plans include earning his degree and transferring to USM. Marlana and Grant Hedgepeth are Austin’s parents.
The JCJC Homecoming court will also have represented as the flower girl, Jaycee Elizabeth Holifield of Moss. The seven-year old is in second grade at Stringer Attendance Center and is the daughter of Dusty and Christy Holifield. Will Hampton is a second grader at Petal Primary School and will serve as crown bearer for the 2014 Homecoming Court. The seven-year old is the son of Sandy and Vicki Hampton.
Teresa McCreery
Jones County Junior College
Director of Media & Public Relations
Office: 601-477-4032
www.jcjc.edu

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JCJC celebrates Homecoming 2014

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Jones County Junior College
JCJC celebrates Homecoming 2014
ELLISVILLE – Plans are underway to make Homecoming at Jones County Junior College a special event. The weekend of activities begins Friday, October 17, with the annual Homecoming Golf Tournament held at Dixie Golf Club. The day begins at 7 a.m. with breakfast followed by an 8 a.m. shotgun start. The 3-man select shot event is sponsored by the JCJC Hardwood Club, which is a fund-raiser for the Bobcat basketball teams. For more deadline and registration information, contact Lady Bobcat coach Sandra Sumrall at 601-477-4090, men’s coach Rahim Lockhart at 601-477-4093 or the Dixie pro shop at 601-649-3384.
The college will recognize three alumni at the Honor Alumnus Dinner at 6 p.m. at the Ronald E. Whitehead Advanced Technology Center on Friday, October 17. Reservations for this dinner can be made through the Alumni and Foundation Office at 601-477-4145 or by emailing, jcjcalumniinfo@jcjc.edu.
The 1964 JCJC and Ellisville High School 50-year reunion classes will hold a reception in the Tullos Suite of Jones Hall at 6 p.m. on Friday, October 17, and the 1955 JCJC class will meet in the Banquet Hall of the C.L. Neill Student Center for a 5 p.m. dinner.
Homecoming Day, Saturday, October 18, is slated to be an entire day of fun for all ages. Events will begin at 9 a.m. with a reception for alumni and friends at the Terrell Tisdale Library. At 10 a.m. the JCJC Homecoming Parade will wind through the streets of Ellisville and the campus. The Homecoming theme this year is, “Love it, Live It, Bobcat Spirit.” The parade will feature floats made by the student body incorporating the theme, as well as the Maroon Typhoon Marching Band, JCJC cheerleaders, Touch of Gold, and of course, the 2014 Homecoming Queen and her court.
At 10:45 a.m. the public is also invited to join the Jones family for a pep rally following the parade in front of the C.L. Neill Student Center. At 11 a.m. the 50-year reunion luncheons will honor members of the Ellisville High School and JCJC classes of 1964. The reunions will be held in the C.L. Neill Student Center for class members and their guests.
Tailgating begins at 11:30 a.m. at the tennis complex at the Sim Cooley Football Field for $5 per person. The 1964 Football Team Reunion will also meet under the tents at the Sim Cooley Football Field. Make reservations through the JCJC Alumni and Foundation Office at 601-477-4145.
The Homecoming football pre-game festivities will begin at 1:30 p.m. with the marching band’s pre-game show on the Sim Cooley Football Field at Bobcat Stadium. The game against Hinds Community College will begin at 2 p.m.
At halftime, the Homecoming Court will be presented with the crowning of the 2014 Homecoming Queen, Haley Middleton. Also during halftime, the JCJC and the Ellisville High School honored classes, and the 2014 Honor Alumni will be recognized at this time. The festivities will end with a performance by the Maroon Typhoon and Touch of Gold. For more information call the Alumni office at 477-4145 or email jcjcalumniinfo@jcjc.edu.


Teresa McCreery
Jones County Junior College
Director of Media & Public Relations
Office: 601-477-4032
www.jcjc.edu

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JCJC history instructor named Humanities Teacher of the Year

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Jones County Junior College
JCJC history instructor named Humanities Teacher of the Year
ELLISVILLE –Jones County Junior College history instructor, Carson Atwood has been named the 2014 Mississippi Humanities Teacher of the Year. The Ellisville native was selected by the Mississippi Humanities Council based on the accomplishments and contributions of the recommended faculty. In recognition of this honor, Atwood will give a presentation titled, “Ten Historical Figures You Should Know: or At Least, Ten Historical Figures I Think You Should Know.”
Atwood explained, “The presentation covers 10 historical figures who have had a significant impact on the history of world. It isn't a top-10 list but rather a list of people that you have some knowledge about but you might not understand their cultural significance.”
This free community event to hear Atwood’s presentation will be on Wednesday, October 8, at 10:30 a.m. in the Fine Arts Auditorium.
“I feel very honored to be recognized for doing something that I love to do. Teaching history is truly a passion for me and I hope that I am able to express its importance to students,” said Atwood.
The JCJC 1996 graduate began teaching at Jones fourteen years ago. He earned his Bachelor of Arts and Masters of Arts degrees from USM. He began working in the computer-aided learning lab at JCJC and taught computer information systems technology classes in 2000 before becoming director of the CAL Lab and teaching history classes in 2001, part-time. For the last seven years, Atwood has been living his passion by teaching history full-time.
Some of Atwood’s honors include JCJC’s Who’s Who, earning the History Honor Society, Phi Alpha Theta Scholarship, he was awarded a Graduate Assistantship Award from USM’s history department and he received the Phi Alpha Theta’s Graduate Student Award. Interestingly, Atwood was the Features Editor for JCJC’s newspaper, The Radionian and a member of the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society, Phi Alpha Theta, and the American Historical Association.
When he’s not teaching, Atwood is one of the Phi Theta Kappa international honor society advisors at JCJC, and he is a member of the Mississippi Historical Society and The Society for Military History. Atwood is married to Julie Atwood, the Director of the Terrell Tisdale Library, and they have one daughter, Kathryn, who is seven years old.

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Ross Collins Career and Technical Center - Appreciation Lunch

12:00 noon

Ross Collins Career and Technical Center Meridian High School
Ross Collins Career and Technical Center is hosting an “Industry Appreciation Lunch” on Monday, September 29 at 12 noon,

Each department at Ross Collins has an advisory committee made up of local industry members, and this lunch is a time to honor them and allow them to see what the students are learning at Ross Collins. There will be a short program during lunch as well as tours of the Career and Technical Center.

I think many people have heard of Ross Collins, but we would love to be able to showcase all that Ross Collins offers students as they serve MPSD students as well as Lauderdale County and private school students.

Thank you so much!
Elizabeth

Elizabeth McDonald
Public Relations Director
Meridian Public School District
601.482.0423
emcdonald@mpsdk12.net
Elizabeth McDonald
Public Relations Director
Meridian Public School District
601.482.0423
emcdonald@mpsdk12.net

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Center Ridge Baptist Church - Events Calendar

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Center Ridge Baptist Church Collinsville, MS and Center Ridge Baptist Church Shubuta, MS
Center Ridge Baptist Church October 2014 Announcements
COLLINSVILLE LOCATION: Sevices at Collinsville Location for October will be on the 2nd and 4th Sundays only.



Wonderful Word on Wednesday
October 1, 8, 15, & 22, 2014
Center Ridge Baptist Church, in Shubuta MS, will be hosting, “Wonderful Word on Wednesday,” on Wednesdays, October 1, 8, 15, & 22, 2014 @ 7:00 pm. For more information call (601) 776-3649. Pastor Lorenzo Carter.

Women's Conference
October 5, 2014
Center Ridge Baptist Church, in Shubuta MS, will be hosting a, “Women's Conference," on Sunday, October 5, 2014, @ 11:00 a.m. The Speaker will be Pastor Carter. For more information call (601) 776-3649. Pastor Lorenzo Carter.


Musician's Appreciation
October 19, 2014
Center Ridge Baptist Church, in Shubuta MS, will be hosting a, "Musician's Appreciation," on Sunday, October 19, 2014, @ 11:00 a.m. For more information call (601) 776-3649. Pastor Lorenzo Carter.

Harvest Festival
October 29, 2014
Center Ridge Baptist Church, in Shubuta MS, will be hosting a, "Harvest Festival," on Wednesday, October 29, 2014, @ 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. For more information call (601) 776-3649. Pastor Lorenzo Carter.

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Visit Meridian ... Your SEC Pre-Game City !!!

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Dumont Plaza Downtown Meridian
Get your Game-Day face on a day early atg Dumont Plaza ...
Live Music and frosty beverages in the park.
Take a Pub Crawl around town ... and we'll do the driving!
No matter what happens on Saturday ... you'll win on Friday
Pre-Game Parties ...
Friday, Oct. 3rd 5:00 - 8:00 pm
and
Friday, Oct. 17th 5:00 - 8:00 pm

Shuttle Runs from partner Hotels in Meridian.
Call Meridian Main Street for details

Meridian Main Street
2120 A 5th Street
Meridian, Mississippi 39301
601-693-7480
Meridian Main Street
2120 A 5th Street
Meridian, Mississippi 39301
601-693-7480

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The Meridian Beekeepers ...

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Farm Bureau building
The Meridian Beekeepers of Meridian will hold their regular monthly meeting Oct, 4th at the Farm Bureau building . We ask all members be present if possible as the first few minutes will be election of officers. This meeting if open to the public as well as members. We look forward to seeing you there.

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NESHOBA CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL LIBRARY RECEIVES $3500 ...

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NESHOBA CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL LIBRARY RECEIVES $3500 GRANT FROM THE DOLLAR GENERAL LITERACY FOUNDATION TO SUPPORT YOUTH LITERACY

[PHILADELPHIA, MS] – SEPTEMBER 12, 2014] – This week, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation awarded NESHOBA CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL LIBRARY a $3500 grant to support youth literacy.

Neshoba Central High School’s librarian Rachel Kiepe says, “We are very excited to receive this grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation. The money will fund The Readbox Project. We appreciate Dollar General’s commitment to the youth of our community.”

“Youth literacy grants from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation make a distinct impact on the communities we serve by supporting programs that improve education and enhance literacy,” said Rick Dreiling, Dollar General’s chairman and CEO. “At Dollar General, we are passionate about our mission of Serving Others and it’s exciting to see the real difference literacy and learning make in people’s lives.”

The Readbox Project will purchase library books that have been made into movies. Each book will be an Accelerated Reader book. Library funds will be used to build a red book shelf on wheels that resembles a Redbox video kiosk. The book shelf will be on wheels so that it can be rolled to the cafeteria during lunch on selected days. The purpose is to increase student access to the collection. Books will have covers that look like Redbox DVD case.

Awarded at the beginning of the academic year, youth literacy grants from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation help provide teachers, schools and organizations with the funding and resources they need to properly begin the school year. This fall, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation awarded nearly $4 million to approximately 825 schools, nonprofits and literacy organizations to enhance and support youth literacy and education across the United States.

The Dollar General Literacy Foundation is proud to support initiatives that help others improve their lives through literacy and education since its inception in 1993. In the past 21 years, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation has awarded more than $97 million in grants to nonprofit organizations, helping more than 5.8 million individuals take their first steps toward literacy or continued education.

Contact person:
Rachel Kiepe
Neshoba Central High School
Library Media Specialist
601-504-9465
rkiepe@neshoba.k12.ms.us

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Mississippi Arts and EntertainmentCenter Receives Multi-Million Dollar Grant from The Riley Foundation

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The Mississippi Arts and Entertainment Center 2118 Front Street, Meridian, MS
Mississippi Arts and EntertainmentCenter Receives
Multi-Million Dollar Grant from The Riley Foundation

MERIDIAN – The Mississippi Arts and Entertainment Center (MAEC) officially opened its office at 2118 Front Street, Meridian, today at a ribbon cutting ceremony hosted by the East Central Business Development Corporation. While the MAEC is very excited over the office, located across the street from the site where the center will be built, the most exciting news of the day was clearly a grant awarded the MAEC by The Riley Foundation.

Bob Deen, Chairman of The Riley Foundation, announced its award of a grant in the amount of $4 million to the MAEC. Mr. Deen stated that “the Mississippi Arts and Entertainment Center will bring thousands of people to Meridian each year. This is a good investment in education and economic development.”

Becky Farley, Executive Director of The Riley Foundation, stated that “Mississippi is fortunate to have this beautiful facility that will educate people of all ages on Mississippi’s outstanding ‘home-grown’ talent. This is another ‘win’ for Mississippi.”

Located just off I-20 and close to I-59, the MAEC will be housed in an iconic, two level structure totaling 58,500 square feet of space including 22,000 square feet of exhibition space. Other elements of the $45 million state of the art facility are a state-sanctioned Mississippi Arts and Entertainment Hall of Fame and Hollywood-style Walk of Fame, gift shop, broadcast studio, art studio, multi-purpose room, outdoor stage and courtyard which can also be used for programs. The MAEC is projected to attract nearly 200,000 visitors per year, thus, educating and inspiring millions while generating billions of dollars for Mississippi’s economy. The museum will steer its visitors to other museums and attractions throughout the state, forming a partnership that benefits all Mississippi regions and their legacies.

Board member Clay Holladay, who also serves as the MAEC Publicity Director, said, “The Board for the Mississippi Arts and Entertainment Center is honored that The Riley Foundation has made a $4 million grant to this project. The Riley Foundation is a leader in our community and the state in supporting organizations and important projects. We feel their support is vital to the center’s fund raising success. The Riley Foundation was very thorough in evaluating this project, and they stepped forward and have made a substantial grant.”

The MAEC will honor Mississippi artists and their achievements in every art discipline – including dance, visual arts, drama, literature and music. It will open in 2017 – the year Mississippi will celebrate its bicentennial.

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ECCC - Homecoming

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East Mississippi Community College
EMCC HOMECOMING COURT

East Mississippi Community College will celebrate Homecoming Saturday, Oct. 4, at its Scooba campus

The Homecoming Court will be presented, and the 2014 Homecoming Queen crowned, during halftime of EMCC’s football match-up against Jones County Junior College. For more information about Homecoming events at EMCC, visit the homepage at www.eastms.edu.

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Benefit for Bryce

Date(s): 10/4/2014

1:00pm-until

2090 Hwy 503 Paulding, MS 39348
When: October 4, 2014

Where: Home of Ann McKinstry
2090 Hwy 503
Paulding, MS 39348

Time: 1:00pm-Until

For more information contact Lula Ann (Turner) McKinstry (601) 764-7369 or (601) 935-0995

Bryce Keeling is the son of Shawana McKinstry and the grandson of Lula "Ann"(Turner) McKinstry and Willie Earl McKinstry.
Bryce is 5 years old. Everyone Bryce meets says he is the most adorable, sweet, and loving child with the best spirit you will ever see. Bryce does not have a sure diagnosis yet which is why it's so hard to understand what's going on with him. Some things they have said is he may have CEREBELLUM DISORDER, ASTAGMUS, ATAXIA, AND VESTIBULAR issues. So far we have been to about six different physicians in three different states, and different citied in Virginia. Bryce has a speech delay and a severe balance disorder that has affected his everyday living. He has difficulties walking and falls often, and his balance has affected him so much until he is unable to run normally which is so hard for a child that tries to keep up with his peers. He is now in kindergarten in a special program. We're asking for donation for him to contribute to a much needed therapy that deals with the brain. This type of therapy that he needs is not covered by his insurance. The cost of therapy will be a total of $4,200.00, which will cover him going to therapy three times a week for three months. The physician is sure this will help Bryce and his brain will respond to the neurological therapy unlike the other treatments he's had that doesn't deal directly with the brain and how it functions. So, we're not only asking for donations, we're also asking for your prayers. Thanks so much and May God Bless each of You.

Please come out and support this event. Thanks

Horse Ride

4 Wheelers Ride

Motorcycle Ride

Fish Fry


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EMCC TO HONOR LEGISLATORS BROWN, SMITH AT HOMECOMING OCT. 4TH

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East Mississippi Community College
EMCC TO HONOR LEGISLATORS BROWN, SMITH AT HOMECOMING OCT. 4TH

SCOOBA – A pair of state legislators from Columbus will be honored as East Mississippi Community College celebrates its 2014 Homecoming Oct. 4 in Scooba.
The late State Senator Terry Brown and Representative Jeff Smith have been selected as EMCC’s Distinguished Service Award winner and Alumnus of the Year, respectively. Smith and members of Brown’s family will be in Scooba for the annual Homecoming Alumni Luncheon and the NJCAA football national champion Lions’ tilt against Jones County Community College.
Brown’s son Chas, speaking on his father’s behalf, and Smith both say Scooba was the nexus for many early friendships and connections that would be put to good use during their political careers.
Smith attended EMCC’s Scooba campus from 1968-70 before moving on to Mississippi State University and the University of Mississippi Law School.
“I made some lifelong friends during those years that I’ve kept in touch with who, being in politics, have been very important. If anyone ever went to Scooba and finds out you went, too, there’s a very real camaraderie,” said Smith.
Chas Brown said the first person to see real potential in his father and hold him to a higher standard was his football coach at EMCC, the legendary Bob “Bull” Sullivan.
“I think Coach Sullivan saw a lot of himself in my dad. I think he saw a lot of potential that my dad didn’t see in himself. They were both very outspoken,” said Chas.
Smith eventually went into law while Brown sold cars and opened a convenience store in New Hope before running for office. Both men enjoyed long, successful runs in Mississippi politics. Smith currently chairs the House of Representatives’ Ways and Means Committee while Brown had runs in both the House and Senate.
Smith and Brown will both be honored at the Alumni Luncheon at 11:30 a.m. and at halftime of the football game, which kicks off at 2 p.m. at Sullivan-Windham Field.
Halftime will also see the crowning of EMCC’s 2014 Homecoming Queen. This year’s Homecoming Court includes Hannah Lynn Daugherty of Leroy, Ala.; Mark Anne Hobart of Starkville; Addison Lowery of Columbus; Meg McBrayer of West Point; Anna McCrary of Columbus; Raven Necaise of Kiln; Rachel Salvaggio of Caledonia; Kennedi Sanders of Columbus; Attia Smith of Louisville; Tia Sykes of Columbus; Kayla Thomas of Shuqualak and Anna Willers of Maben.
The 2014 class of the EMCC Sports Hall of Fame will also be honored at halftime of the football game. The induction ceremony will take place Oct. 3 at an invitation-only ceremony on the Scooba campus. The 2014 EMCC Sports Hall of Fame class includes: Thomas Adkins (baseball, 68-70), George Belvin (football, 63-64), LeGarrette Blount (football, 06-07), Orlando Bobo (football, 92-93) Ronnie Carter (football, 63), Buddy Conn (football 64-65), Junior Files (football, 63-64), Rick Garner (football, 67-69), Tom Goode (football coach, 92-03), James Johnson (football, 96), John Mason (football, 73-74), Don Massey (football, 59-60), Steve Moore (football) 69-70, Eddie Permenter (football, 63-64), Rod Richards (football, 56-57), Antowain Smith (football, 93-94) and Tommy Smith (football/basketball, 67-68).
EMCC’s 2014 Homecoming will also include a dedication ceremony for William “Bill” Buckner Memorial Drive on the Scooba campus. Bill Buckner, who passed away in May, was a football All-American under Bull Sullivan, co-chair of the Sullivan Division of the EMCC Development Foundation and state director of the Federation of Christian Athletes, as well as regional director of the FCA for Mississippi, Alabama and Northwest Florida. The road, near Highway 16, will be dedicated at 11 a.m. Oct. 4.
Finally, the newly formed EMCC Young Alumni Association will host a tailgate adjacent to Sullivan-Windham Field beginning at 11:30 a.m. Any alums interested in joining the Young Alumni Association or attending the tailgate may contact Kate McCarty at (662) 476-5035 for more information or to RSVP to the tailgate.


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EMCC Homecoming 2014 Jeff Smith
State Representative Jeff Smith, pictured in his office at Sims & Sims Attorneys at Law in Columbus, will be honored with East Mississippi Community College’s Alumnus of the Year Award Oct. 4 in Scooba during EMCC’s 2014 Homecoming celebration.

EMCC Homecoming 2014 Terry Brown
The late State Senator Terry Brown signs copies of “Bull Cyclone Sullivan and the Lions of Scooba, Mississippi” at a past East Mississippi Community College event. Brown will be honored with EMCC’s Distinguished Service Award Oct. 4 in Scooba during EMCC’s 2014 Homecoming celebration.

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See You at The Pole

7:30 am

Newton County Middle/High School
Activities will begin at Newton County Middle/High School at 7:30
am-7:55 am on Wednesday, September 24th, 2014. This will be a student led event, inclusive of vocalists and speaking.

This year's student speaker actually has connections to the first event.

See You at the Pole™, the global day of student prayer, began in 1990 as a grass roots movement with ten students praying at their school.
Twenty years later, millions pray on their campuses on the fourth Wednesday in September.

See You at the Pole™ is simply a prayer rally where students meet at the school flagpole to lift up their friends, families, teachers, school, and nation to God.

Please know you and your staff are welcome to celebrate with us at this time.

Thank you,
Janine Vincent
Publicity
Newton County Schools
601-357-0143

More details and downloads at www.syatp.com

Just a thought for tonight and Tuesday...
A reminder for parents and students to check with their schools and find out what time each See You the Pole event begins on their campuses Wednesday in your viewing area would be GREAT!!!

Thank you for all you do!

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18th Annual EMBDC Golf Classic $100,000 Shootout Drawing

11:00 am

EMBDC Conference Room
What: 18th Annual EMBDC Golf Classic $100,000 Shootout Drawing

When: Wednesday, September 24th at 11:00am

Where: EMBDC Conference Room

Why: Benefits Management Group will draw 10 names from the 2014 registered golfers. Each golfer will have an opportunity to shoot a hole in one to win $100,000 on September 26th at 5:30pm at Briarwood Golf Club’s Hole #5.


Meredith Rea
Public Relations Coordinator
East Mississippi Business
Development Corporation

1901 Front Street
Meridian, MS 39301

601.693.1306
F 601.693.5638
www.embdc.org

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Event Scheduled at MCC

9:30 - 11:30 am

Meridian Community College ... Dulaney Multi-Purpose Center
Meridian Community College Science Department and MCC Recruiting Staff will host high school seniors for Pre-Professional Student Day on Tuesday, Sept. 23, from 8-11:30 a.m. in the Dulaney Multi-Purpose Center.
Speakers from Mississippi State University, The University of Mississippi and The University of Mississippi Medical Center will discuss majoring in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, veterinary medicine and engineering. Additional speakers will discuss scholarship opportunities and attending school at MCC.
There is no charge for this program, and students will have time to talk to the representatives from the professional schools.
For additional information, contact Dr. Angie Carraway, MCC chemistry instructor, 601-484-8660, or Valerie Bishop, Science/Wellness Division chairman, at 601-484-8642.

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Best Bodies of Meridian ...Zumba Info

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Best Bodies of Meridian 4900 Poplar Springs Drive Meridian, MS
The word Zumba is a Columbian "slang" for ...
Buzz Like a Bee .... or
Move Very Fast.
Best Bodies of Meridian offers Circuit Training and Zumba Dance Class.
Open Monday thru Saturday ...
Call to get in on the action !!!
(601) 693-6161

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Queen City Fair !!!!

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Kauderdale County Agri-Center Highway 19 South Meridian, MS
The Queen City Fair ... now in it's 14th Year !!
Runs Oct. 6th - 12th
New Rides ... New Games ... New Food !!!!!
Call for Corporate Pricing and Group Rates
(601) 934-4865

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The Mississippi Organ Recovery Agency’s (MORA) Donor Challenge

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The Mississippi Organ Recovery Agency’s (MORA) Donor Challenge, an annual statewide outreach effort to increase awareness of the need for organ and tissue donation on college campuses while securing donor designations, will expand to a record seven college campuses in 2014.

Since the inaugural 2012 Donor Challenge, schools and student participation has continued to build from only two rival universities the very first year. This year, Alcorn State, Delta State, Jackson State, University of Mississippi, Mississippi College, Mississippi State and the University of Southern Mississippi will all participate in the competition. Mississippi State is returning after a one year absence. Mississippi College and Delta State will be participating for the first year.

“Last year, when we expanded the Donor Challenge to four schools, we saw an incredible 300% increase in donor designations,” said Charlotte Mullinnix, Director of MORA Outreach Services. “We are thrilled about the expansion of participating schools in the 2014 Donor Challenge and once again, we’re expecting another tremendous spike in people registering to be organ, eye and tissue donors. It’s an exciting way to increase awareness, designations and bring hope to those in need of lifesaving transplants.”

The 2014 Donor Challenge will be actually be three separate challenges between school “rivals”.

Ole Miss, Mississippi State and Southern Miss- Monday, September 15th-Friday, October 17th

Delta State-Mississippi College- Monday, October 13th- Friday, November 7th

Alcorn State-Jackson State- Monday, October 20th- Friday, November 14th

In 2012, Southern Miss won the inaugural Donor Challenge over Mississippi State. Last year, Ole Miss took the victory away from Southern Miss and Alcorn State beat Jackson State. Students, fans, alumni, faculty and staff of each university can register to be organ donors at any Donor Challenge registration event or they can sign up on-line at www.msora.org under the Donor Challenge banner. This year, the school’s overall totals will also reflect students and fans already registered as organ and tissue donors if they show the donor designation on their license or donor card at any registration event. Existing donor registrations will account for 25% of the total.

Additionally, MORA will donate $500 to each school for distribution among the student organizations hosting the Donor Challenge as long as the school meets the set criteria including a minimum of one volunteer training session, four registration events and a secured minimum of 150 new donor designations.

Currently over 1,400 Mississippians and 123,000+ Americans are in need of a lifesaving transplant. A new patient is added to the national transplant waiting list every 10 minutes and an average of 18 people die each day awaiting a lifesaving transplant that never comes. To register as an organ and tissue donor go to www.donatelifems.org.

Organ Donation Facts:

*More than 1,400 Mississippians are part of the 123,000+ Americans in need of a lifesaving organ transplant.

*An average of 18 Americans die each day awaiting a lifesaving organ transplant.

*A new person is added to a national transplant list every 10 minutes.

*One organ donor can save 8 lives.

*One tissue donor can enhance the lives of more than 50 people.



For more information contact:

Chuck Stinson

Director of Marketing & Media Relations

Mississippi Organ Recovery Agency

cstinson@msora.org

601. 936.8610 (work)

601.383.1221(cell)

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Small Town, Big Story? ... look at Quitman, MS

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Small Town, Big Story?

Can a town of 2,300 people in the countryside of Mississippi create a future for itself with broadband? The answer is yes if you speak to the visionary leader of Quitman – its Mayor, Eddie Fulton – and about two dozen community leaders from business, education, churches, health care and other fields.

Quitman is not what you might think of as the likely star of a broadband story. It has suffered de-population, economic difficulties, community tensions and all the other problems people in many small towns across America have witnessed.

Then along comes the Mississippi-based telecommunications company, C-Spire, who announced it would deploy gigabit Internet connection through fiber to the home in a small number of communities. The key requirement was that a fairly sizable percentage of the community’s residents had to sign up for the service in advance.

Quitman was the smallest town to take on this challenge. It would not normally be considered because of its size, but they had such a strong commitment to building on broadband that the company decided to make the investment. Now, Quitman is ahead of the others in deployment and plans for developing their community.

Anyone who has ever been involved in a big technology project knows that the biggest obstacles to success are not technical issues, but human issues. That’s why the chances that Quitman will succeed are good. They have the necessary leadership, motivation and willingness to innovate.

They’ve also been helped by one of the long forgotten secrets of America’s agricultural and economic success – the extension service. In particular, Professor Roberto Gallardo at Mississippi State University Center For Technology Outreach has helped to educate the community and been their adviser.

And so it was that last week I was in Quitman leading what the Intelligent Community Forum calls a Master Class, as part of its community accelerator program.

I pointed out that, rather than being an anomaly, a small city like Quitman could be the quintessential broadband success story. I told the community leaders that a number of recent studies have shown that broadband has a much greater impact on small towns and rural areas than in cities. As I’ve written before, this is not surprising. Big cities provide many traditional ways that many people can interact with each other. It is only when residents of small communities get connected to everyone else through the Internet that they can start to level the playing field.

I reviewed the historical context that is opening up new opportunities for rural communities. I provided various examples, from elsewhere in North America and beyond, of the ways broadband can make a difference to the countryside. The point of the examples was to give the community leaders ideas and also to see small towns, like theirs, doing great things with broadband.

Then to bring the strategy and examples home, I asked them what they would do with broadband when it was deployed. The community leaders separated into three groups, one each focused on education, health and economic growth. They had a good discussion and came up with good ideas that will enable them to move fast when the connectivity is available later this year.

The signature line of the old song “New York, New York”, written at the height of that city’s industrial prominence, proclaimed: “If I can make it in New York, I’ll make it anywhere”. This century, in the post-industrial era, the line should be: if broadband helps make Quitman a success story, then it can happen anywhere.

I’ll keep you apprised of their progress.

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Meridian Council for the Arts ... Community Art Grants Application Available

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Meridian Council for the Arts
Community Art Grants Application Available

The Meridian Council for the Arts now has applications available for the 2014-2015 Community Art Grants for Individual Artists and Organization in Meridian and Lauderdale County. The deadline for all grants applications is November 3rd, 2014. You can visit our website and download the application at www.meridianarts.org or you can pick up a copy at the Community Development Office on 23rd Ave Downtown.

In the past organizations such as Meridian Symphony Association, Inc., Meridian Performing Arts, Poplar Springs Elementary, Meridian High School, Meridian Little Theatre Youth Division, and Meridian Museum of Art have received funding from the Community Art Grants provided by the Meridian Council for the Arts. The Meridian Council for the Arts is looking forward to partnering with Individuals and Organizations through this Grant Program.
For more information please contact:
Casey Null 601-693-2787 or caseynull@meridianms.org

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Meridian Main Street - Calendar of Events - Sept. 22nd - 28th

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Meridian Main Street
Calendar of Downtown Events
September 22nd - September 28th
Vol. lll No. 91



Monday, September 22, 2014



Event: Youth Ballroom and Etiquette Classes

Location: Elegance Ballroom & Fitness Studio

Time: 4pm

For More Information: Call 601.934.1414

Call for registration. Nine week class for ages 10-17



Event: TV Sale

Location: Hooper Electric Supply Co.

Time: All Week

For More Information: Call 601.693.2668

50" Flat screen televisions starting as low as $399.97



Event: 41st Annual Bi-State Art Competition Exhibit

Location: Meridian Museum of Art

Time: All Week

For More Information: Call 601.693.1501

The oldest juried art competition in the region, featuring the finest artists in Mississippi and Alabama competing for over $3,000 in prizes. (Awards Presented by Juror on October 18, 7 pm)



Event: Suit Sale

Location: Sam's Fashion

Time: All Week

For More Information: Call 601.693.2731

Buy any designer suit for $150, get the second for $50



Event: 15% off Framing

Location: Lucas Road

Time: All Week

For More Information: Call 601.483.0028

Art,Jewelry,Sculptures and Frames



Event: Dress Sale

Location: Bambino

Time: All Week

For More Information: Call 601.693.5253

Glitz pageant dresses 20% off.



Event: Half Off Bottles of Wine

Location: Weidmann's

Time: Every Monday

For More Information: Call 601.581.5770

Happy Hour 4pm - 7pm.



Event: New Fall Plants, Trees and Vegetables

Location: Planters Supply

Time: All Week

For More Information: Call 877.753.6015

Local feed and seed store.



Tuesday, September 23, 2014



Event: Facebook Sale

Location: LaBiche Jewelers

Time: 9am

For More Information: Call 601.693.6071

Every Tuesdaymorning at 9am, an item with a Terrific sale price will be posted! It will be available on a first come, first served basis for that day only!



Event: Tech Tuesday

Location: AOTECH Computers

Time: All Day

For More Information: Call 601.990.8324

Come in and ask us how to stay virus and malware free.



Event: Trivia Night

Location: Weidmann's

Time: 8pm till close

For More Information: Call 601.581.5770

Happy Hour 4pm - 7pm



Wednesday, September 24, 2014



Event: Ribbon Cutting

Location: MS Arts & Entertainment Center

Time: 10am

For More Information: Call 601.581.1550



Event: All You Can Eat Tacos

Location: Rhythm & Brews

Time: 5pm-10:30pm

For More Information: Call 601.282.5608

$10 For all you can eat tacos, $3 Pitchers

18 to get in, 21 to drink



Event: Ladies' Night / MS Craft Beer and Vinyl

Location: Weidmann's

Time: 6pm - 8pm

For More Information: Call 601.581.5770

Happy Hour 4pm - 7pm.



Thursday, September 25, 2014



Event: Allison Jenkins Swing Station Wine & Cheese Event

Location: St. Paul's Episcopal Church

Time: 5:15pm - 6:30pm

For More Information: Call 601.693.2502



Event: Downtowners Meeting

Location: AOTech Computers

Time: 5pm - 6pm

For More Information: Call 601.693.7480

Come join other downtowners as we share thoughts and ideas on how to better promote downtown.



Event: Karaoke & Open Mic Night

Location: Faces Lounge

Time: 7pm - 12am

For More Information: Call 601.880.6315

No Cover



Event: Dance Night

Location: Rhythm & Brews

Time: 8pm-2am

For More Information: Call 601.282.5608

No Cover. DJ Yoda will perform, $3 draft pitchers from 8pm-10:30pm

18 to get in, 21 to drink



Event: Live Music

Location: Weidmann's

Time: 9:30pm - 11:30pm

For More Information: Call 601.581.5770

Happy Hour 4pm -7pm.



Friday, September 26, 2014



Event: MUM Day

Location: Meridian Underground Music

Time: All Day

For More Information: Call 601.485.1363

Receive a gift or a discount on your purchase when wearing a MUM t-shirt on Fridays.



Event: EMBDC Golf Classic

Location: Briarwood Golf & Swim Club

Time: 8am - 6pm

For More Information: Call 601.693.1306



Event: Friday's Flowers

Location: Saxon's Flowers & Gifts

Time: 9am - 4pm

For More Information: Call 601.693.6734

$12 wrapped bouquets or ½ price on stems.



Event: Dance Lessons

Location: Elegance Ballroom & Fitness Studio

Time:6pm

For More Information: Call 601.934.1414

Come learn the Argentine Tango. $12



Event: Live Music

Location: Weidmann's

Time: 7pm

For More Information: Call 601.581.5770

Happy Hour 4pm - 7pm.



Event: Live Music

Location: Faces Lounge

Time: 7pm - 2am

For More Information: Call 601.880.6315

Ladies Free until 10:30 pm



Event: Within Reason

Location: Rhythm & Brews

Time: 8pm - 2am

For More Information: Call 601.282.5608

$7 cover, $3 draft pitchers 8pm-10:30pm

18 to get in, 21 to drink



Saturday, September 27, 2014



Event: Love Undercover

Location: Rhythm & Brews

Time: 8pm - 2am

For More Information: Call 601.282.5608

$5 dollar cover

18 to get in & 21 to drink



Event: Live Music

Location: Faces Lounge

Time: 10pm

For More Information: Call 601.880.6315

$10 Cover



Sunday, September 28, 2014



Event: Jazz Brunch with Steve Watson

Location: Weidmann's

Time: 10am - 4pm

For More Information: Call 601.581.5770



For all community events check out the Meridian Community Calendar














Meridian Main Street is an award winning not-for-profit, public/private partnership working in concert with others for the revitalization of downtown Meridian. To join Main Street, call 601.693.7480 or visit our website http://meridianmainstreet.com. Like us on Facebook: Meridian Main Street

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EMBDC - Upcoming Events

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Upcoming Events

Mississippi Arts & Entertainment Center
New Offices Ribbon Cutting
2118 Front Street
Wednesday, Sept 24th
10 a.m.

EMBDC Golf Classic
Briarwood Golf Course
Friday, September 26th
8 a.m. & 1:15 p.m. Tee Times

White Stone Transportation Ribbon Cutting
5959 I Street
Tuesday, September 30th
2 p.m.

Mississippi Works Tour with
Governor Phil Bryant
MSU Riley Center
Friday, October 3rd
1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Meredith Rea

EMBDC
Public Relations & Marketing Manager
mrea@embdc.org

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Business Makeover: Multiply YOUR Money

Date(s): 10/4/2014

1-4pm

Elegance Ballroom Meridian, MS

Stilettos in the City PR Firm & Branding AND GLObal Girlz Brand presents an event to encourage and inspire EVERY WOMAN!!!
This event is for the following:

Women who want to start a business but need help doing so
Women looking for another stream of income
Women need personal and business FINANCIAL EDUCATION
Women desiring to get FIT but need a little bit of guidance

Our Keynote Speaker will be Meridian's own, Tiara Marsh, owner of Pretty Plus Girl Modeling Agency based in Atlanta, GA

Light refreshments will be served.
LaTaye Davis, (205) 377-6807, info@stilettosinthecityllc.com

To register go to http://bit.ly/1CL9xOF

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2014 Youth Explosion

10:00 am

Evangelist Christian Baptist Church in Lauderdale, MS
Our church, Evangelist Christian church will be hosting our 2014 Youth Explosion on October 4, 2014 @ 10am
Any questions should be directed to myself at ...
601 743-5279 or 601 917-3152
Thanks and be blessed.
Minister James Clayton

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Youth/ Young Adult Explosion Event

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Love City Fellowship Church
Love City Fellowship Church (Presents)
10/10/14 -FIRE STORM - a Youth/ Young Adult Explosion Event
Singing, Rapping, Stepping etc.
For information -contact Pastor Betty Alford
601-553-8150

Thanks so much,
Cynthia Griffin 601 -678 -5568

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Clip For A Cure

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Smartstyle and Mastercuts. We are located in Walmart on 19n and frontage rd also Mastercuts in Bonita lakes mall
Event Title: Clip For A Cure

Event Date: October 18th 2014

We will be doing hair services and donating to breast cancer awareness and research at Smartstyle and Mastercuts. We are located in Walmart on 19n and frontage rd also Mastercuts in Bonita lakes mall.

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MCC Calendar of Events

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Meridian Community College
September 2014 Calendar of Events
MCC Continuing Education class, Cake Decorating, Sept. 15, 22, 29, 6-8 p.m., 601-482-7445.

Auditions for the King and I, Sept. 8, 6 p.m., McCain Theater. Steve Nabors, 601-481-1338.

East Mississippi Development Development Corp, How to Start a Business, Sept. 8-Nov. 24, 6-9 p.m., 601-482-7445.

MCC Workforce Development class, Call Center Customer Service, Sept. 8-Oct. 2, Mondays and Thursdays, 5-7 p.m. Webb Hall Room 129; 482-7445.

MCC Workforce Development class, IV Therapy Certification for LPNs, mandatory orientation, Sept. 8, 5:30 p.m., Webb Hall, 601-482-7445.

MCC Workforce Development class, Emergency Medical Technician Basic Refresher, Sept. 9-25, 5-9 p.m., Emergency Medical Science Academy building, 601-482-7445.

MCC Continuing Education class, Digital Photography, Sept. 9-23, 5:30-7:30 p.m., class meets Tuesdays and Thursdays, Webb Hall, 601-482-7445.

MCC Soccer, Sept. 10, MCC vs. Co-Lin, 5 p.m., women; 7 p.m., men; Sept. 17, MCC vs. Gulf Coast, 5 p.m., women, 7 p.m., men; C.D. Smith Field. Contact: Coach Alex George, 601-484-8697.

Memo of Understanding signing between Lauderdale County Public Schools and Meridian Public School District, Sept. 11, 8:30 a.m., Casteel Gallery.

MCC Continuing Education class, Wellness Workshop, Sept. 11, 4:30 or 6 p.m., 601-482-7445.

MCC Continuing Education class, Brunchin’ with Friends Cooking Class, Sept. 11, 6 p.m., 601-482-7445.

MCC Continuing Education class, Furniture Painting Techniques, Sept. 13, 10 a.m., 601-482-7445.

MCC Workforce Development class, IV Therapy Certification for LPNs, Sept. 15-Dec. 1, 5:30-9:30 p.m., Class meets on Mondays, 601-482-7445.

MCC Workforce Development class, Microsoft Outlook, Sept. 15-24, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Webb Hall, 601-482-7445.

MCC Continuing Education class, Fall Crafts for Kids, Sept. 16, 23, 30, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Webb Hall, 601-482-7445.

MCC Continuing Education class, iPhone/iPad, Sept. 16, 5 p.m., 601-482-7445.

MCC Continuing Education class, Social Media, Sept. 16, 5 p.m., 601-482-7445.

MCC Workforce Development class, Microsoft Excel - Beginning, Sept. 16, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Webb Hall, 601-482-7445.

MCC Workforce Development class, Microsoft Excel - Beginning, Sept. 16-30, 5:30-7:30 p.m., class meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays, Webb Hall, 601-482-7445.

MCC Workforce Development class, Forklift Training, Sept. 19, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Workforce Development Center, 601-482-7445.

MCC Workforce Development class, Basic Life Support/CPR, Sept. 19, 1-5 p.m., Emergency Medical Science Academy building, 601-482-7445.

http://www.wtok.com/community/events/274349761.html | 274349761

Choctaw Behavioral Health is hosting a “Suicide Awareness Health Fair

10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Pearl River Facility Building
Choctaw Behavioral Health is hosting a “Suicide Awareness Health Fair” on September 10, 2014 10:00-am to 2:00pm at the Pearl River Facility Building.
40th Annual National Suicide Prevention Week is September 8th-14, 2014.The International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP), in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Federation for Mental Health, is hosting World Suicide Prevention Day on September 10th, 2014. This year’s theme is “Suicide Prevention: One World Connected,” and will focus on raising awareness that suicide is a major preventable cause of premature death on a global level.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact Choctaw Behavioral Health at (601) 389-6291.

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“Neighborhood Meet with Me”

1:00 pm

4015 Paulding Street Meridian, MS
You are invited to a

“Neighborhood Meet with Me”

With Councilwoman Kim Houston

To sit and chat about issues facing our neighborhood here in Ward 4

Light refreshments will be served

Please bring any concerns you would like to talk about

Hosted at 4015 Paulding Street

Thursday, September 11, 2014

1:00 PM

Please call if you have any questions

601-934-2989 Lucy, 601-307-6777 Patti

We’ll see you there!

PLEASE LET ALL YOUR FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS KNOW

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EMBDC - Upcoming Events

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Upcoming Events

YPM Monthly Meeting
Rush Cafeteria Private Dining Room
3rd Floor, Ambulatory Bldg
Monday, September 15th
12 p.m.

Mississippi Arts & Entertainment Center
New Offices Ribbon Cutting
2118 Front Street
Wednesday, Sept 24th
10 a.m.

EMBDC Golf Classic
Briarwood Golf Course
Friday, September 26th
8 a.m. & 1:15 p.m. Tee Times
Meredith Rea

EMBDC
Public Relations Coordinator
mrea@embdc.org

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Pastoral Installation

3:00 pm

Pleasant Hill Missionary Baptist Church 146 Concord Road Lisman, AL
Pastoral Installation Service for Pastor-elect, Rev. Charles L. Franklin.
Sept. 21st at 3:00 pm
Special guest speaker: Rev. Ezekiel Pettway, pastor of
Maggie Street Baptist Church of Montgomery, AL.
Dinner will be served immediatley following the service.

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EMBDC - Upcoming Events

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See Schedule
Upcoming Events

YPM Monthly Meeting
Rush Cafeteria Private Dining Room
3rd Floor, Ambulatory Bldg
Monday, September 15th
12 p.m.

Mississippi Arts & Entertainment Center
New Offices Ribbon Cutting
2118 Front Street
Wednesday, Sept 24th
10 a.m.

EMBDC Golf Classic
Briarwood Golf Course
Friday, September 26th
8 a.m. & 1:15 p.m. Tee Times
Meredith Rea
EMBDC
Public Relations Coordinator
mrea@embdc.org

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MCC - Calendar of Events

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Meridian Community College
September 2014 Calendar of Events

MCC Workforce Development class, Welding – 10-week course, Sept. 4-Nov. 13, 6-10 p.m., Class meets on Thursdays, Meridian High School Ross Collins, 601-482-7445.

Continuing Education class, Guitar for Children, Sept. 4-Oct. 30, 4:15-5:15 p.m., 601-482-7445.

Continuing Education class, Guitar for Adults and Teens, Sept. 4-Oct. 30, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Class meets on Thursdays, 601-482-7445.

MCC Workforce Development class, Quickbooks, Sept. 4-Oct. 23, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Webb Hall, 601-482-7445.

MCC Continuing Education class, Cake Decorating, Sept. 8, 15, 22, 29, 6-8 p.m., 601-482-7445.

MCC Continuing Education class, Lay Caregiver Workshop, Sept. 6, 10 a.m. to noon, 601-482-7445.

Auditions for the King and I, Sept. 8, 6 p.m., McCain Theater. Steve Nabors, 601-481-1338.

East Mississippi Development Development Corp, How to Start a Business, Sept. 8-Nov. 24, 6-9 p.m., 601-482-7445.

MCC Workforce Development class, Call Center Customer Service, Sept. 8-Oct. 2, Mondays and Thursdays, 5-7 p.m. Webb Hall Room 129; 482-7445.

MCC Workforce Development class, IV Therapy Certification for LPNs, mandatory orientation, Sept. 8, 5:30 p.m., Webb Hall, 601-482-7445.

MCC Workforce Development class, Emergency Medical Technician Basic Refresher, Sept. 9-25, 5-9 p.m., Emergency Medical Science Academy building, 601-482-7445.

MCC Continuing Education class, Digital Photography, Sept. 9-23, 5:30-7:30 p.m., class meets Tuesdays and Thursdays, Webb Hall, 601-482-7445.

MCC Soccer, Sept. 10, MCC vs. Co-Lin, 5 p.m., women; 7 p.m., men; Sept. 17, MCC vs. Gulf Coast, 5 p.m., women, 7 p.m., men; C.D. Smith Field. Contact: Coach Alex George, 601-484-8697.

Memo of Understanding signing between Lauderdale County Public Schools and Meridian Public School District, Sept. 11, 8:30 a.m., Casteel Gallery.

MCC Continuing Education class, Wellness Workshop, Sept. 11, 4:30 or 6 p.m., 601-482-7445.

MCC Continuing Education class, Brunchin’ with Friends Cooking Class, Sept. 11, 6 p.m., 601-482-7445.

MCC Continuing Education class, Furniture Painting Techniques, Sept. 13, 10 a.m., 601-482-7445.

MCC Workforce Development class, IV Therapy Certification for LPNs, Sept. 15-Dec. 1, 5:30-9:30 p.m., Class meets on Mondays, 601-482-7445.

MCC Workforce Development class, Microsoft Outlook, Sept. 15-24, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Webb Hall, 601-482-7445.

MCC Continuing Education class, Fall Crafts for Kids, Sept. 16, 23, 30, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Webb Hall, 601-482-7445.

MCC Continuing Education class, iPhone/iPad, Sept. 16, 5 p.m., 601-482-7445.

MCC Continuing Education class, Social Media, Sept. 16, 5 p.m., 601-482-7445.

MCC Workforce Development class, Microsoft Excel - Beginning, Sept. 16, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Webb Hall, 601-482-7445.

MCC Workforce Development class, Microsoft Excel - Beginning, Sept. 16-30, 5:30-7:30 p.m., class meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays, Webb Hall, 601-482-7445.

MCC Workforce Development class, Forklift Training, Sept. 19, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Workforce Development Center, 601-482-7445.

MCC Workforce Development class, Basic Life Support/CPR, Sept. 19, 1-5 p.m., Emergency Medical Science Academy building, 601-482-7445.

Workforce Development class, Call Center Customer Service Day Class, Sept. 22-24,18, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Workforce Development Center, Room 129, 482-7445.

MCC Continuing Education class, Fall Gardening: Containers and More, Sept. 22, 5 p.m., 601-482-7445.

Pre-professional Student Day, Sept. 23, 8-11:30 a.m., Dulaney Multi-Purpose Center, Dr. Angie Carraway, 601-484-8660.

MCC Workforce Development class, Microsoft Word (Beginning), Sept. 23, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Webb Hall, 601-482-7445.

MCC Continuing Education class, Fun with Frames, Sept. 25, 5:30 p.m., 601-482-7445.

MCC Continuing Education class, Tailgate Tastic, Sept. 25, 6 p.m., 601-482-7445.

Workforce Development class, Street Defensive Driving, Sept. 27, 8 a.m. -5 p.m., Workforce Development Center, 482-7445.

Continuing Education workshop, Introduction to Stained Glass, Sept. 29, 6 p.m, 601-484-8856.

Arts & Letters Series presentation, Skippyjon Jones, Sept. 30, 7 p.m., McCain Theater, Ivy Hall. Dr. Todd Brand, 601-484-8678.

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Make-A-Wish Foundation - 2 Day garage Sale

7:00 am - 2 pm both days

10165 Lynwood Drive, Tanglewood Estates Meridian, MS
Make A Wish will have the monthly garage sale September 19 and 20th, Friday and Saturday from 7 AM to 2 PM at 10165 Lynwood Drive, Tanglewood Estates. All cloths, shoes, and purses are .50 each, over 300 books .25 cents each, small brown desk 10.00 4 baby mattresses 10.00 each, toys galore 25 up to 1.00 and a pallet play area 5.00. Always new items donated each month and always a treasure hunt for one and all. Come be part of making wishes come true in this area. For more direction or questions call Brenda at 601-4838144.

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2014 Hwy 80 Songwriters Fest

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Meridian Main Street Announcement
PRESS RELEASE
For immediate release
September 3, 2014
Meridian, Mississippi

CONTACT: Meridian Main Street
Debby Delshad - (601) 693-7480
debby@meridianmainstreet.com

RE: 2014 Hwy 80 Songwriters Fest

Meridian Main Street, in partnership with Lauderdale County Tourism, and local sponsors proudly invite you to enjoy the Hwy 80 Songwriters Fest on October 24-25, 2014 at three venues (Weidmann's, The Brickhaus Bar & Grill and Faces Lounge) in downtown Meridian, Mississippi, from 6:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. Eighteen songwriters from Alabama and Mississippi include Steve Deaton, Scott Albert Johnson, accompanied by Chalmers Davis, Bob Ray, Wes Lee, Joe Plunkett, Zachary Diedrich, Melissa Joiner, Bryan Hayes, Jim Oakes, Derek Norsworthy, Christina Christian, Abigail Osteen, Taylor Craven, Thomas Jackson, and more.


The Hwy 80 Songwriting Workshop facilitator, Marty Gamblin, Executive Director for the Mississippi Arts and Entertainment Center said, "Songwriters are the very backbone of the creative process." Through The Montgomery Institute's West Alabama/East Mississippi Initiative to build rural communities through creative economic development, and brainstorming, partnerships formed between Mississippi and Alabama and the first Highway 80 "Tastes" were held in Demopolis, AL and Meridian, MS in 2013.

"We're very excited to be included as a venue for the Hwy 80 Songwriters Festival," said Ken Flynt, co-owner of The Brickhaus. "I made it to Demopolis last year and was very impressed by the talent. Music and songwriting is an important part of our Southern Culture and the Brickhaus is committed to fostering the Music Scene in East Mississippi and West Alabama."

The mission of the Hwy 80 Songwriters Fest is to provide songwriters opportunities to expand their network and a stage to showcase original works in communities along the Highway 80 corridor. The educational aspect will have songwriters and students writing lyrics and putting them to music at Poplar Springs Elementary School. The two-hour workshop held by Marty Gamblin, will be held at Union Station Saturday the 25th at 10:00 a.m. The workshop is open to anyone wanting to learn more about songwriting and the business of songwriting. Reaching across the state line expands tourism, and gives smaller rural communities along the Hwy. 80 corridor an opportunity to highlight their area by participating at host songwriter venues. This is a wonderful collaboration bringing the talents of songwriters to the place that can best showcase their work.

Meridian Main Street
2120 - A Main (5th) St.
Meridian, Mississippi 39301
601-693-7480

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EMBDC Holds Ribbon Cutting for AOTECH Computers

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EMBDC Holds Ribbon Cutting for AOTECH Computers
Meridian, MS ¬ - The East Mississippi Business Development Corporation (EMBDC) recently held a ribbon cutting ceremony for AOTECH Computers. They have relocated to 600 22nd Avenue in downtown Meridian.
Owner Robb Hudson opened AOTECH Computers as a provider of online computer support for the home, home office and small business. They offer computer sales, repair, network administration, web design and a multitude of other services.

AOTECH Computers is open Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., and Saturday from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. For more information call 601-990-8324 or visit their website at www.aotechcomputers.com

Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies are offered to all members of the East Mississippi Business Development Corporation.
The East Mississippi Business Development Corporation is a private, not-for-profit organization committed to improving economic vitality and quality of life for our citizens. The EMBDC serves as the Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development organization for the community. The EMBDC is located at 1901 Front St., Suite A/ P.O Box 790, Meridian, MS 39302, or on the web at www.embdc.org .

If you are interested in more information or setting up an interview, please contact Public Relations Coordinator, Meredith Rea at 601-693-1306 or email at mrea@embdc.org.


Meredith Rea
Public Relations Coordinator
East Mississippi Business
Development Corporation

1901 Front Street
Meridian, MS 39301

601.693.1306
F 601.693.5638
www.embdc.org

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EMBDC Recognizes August Ambassadors of the Month

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EMBDC Recognizes August Ambassadors of the Month
Meridian, MS - The East Mississippi Business Development Corporation (EMBDC) recently presented its August Ambassador of the Month awards to three very deserving participants. In first place was Herman Stegall with Rush Health Systems, second place went to Casey Null with the City of Meridian, and third place was awarded to Derron Radcliff with MSU Riley Center. Also, winning the red ticket drawing was Krilecia Gianakos with State Games of Mississippi. The red ticket drawing is from the pool of ambassadors who have attended EMBDC events over the past month.
This committee of dedicated volunteers assists with numerous membership activities and events throughout the year including ribbon cuttings and ground breakings conducted by the EMBDC. They work to secure new members and increase membership retention by building relationships and maintaining communication with existing and prospective members. This is group consists of a limited group of people. The EMBDC would be unable to do all that it does without these dedicated volunteers. To find out more about becoming an Ambassador for your community, contact the EMBDC at 601-693-1306.
The East Mississippi Business Development Corporation is a private, not-for-profit organization committed to improving economic vitality and quality of life for our citizens. The EMBDC serves as the Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development organization for the community. The EMBDC is located at 1901 Front St., Suite A/ P.O Box 790, Meridian, MS 39302, or on the web at www.embdc.org.

If you are interested in more information or setting up an interview, please contact Marketing and Public Relations Director, Meredith Rea at 601-693-1306 or email at mrea@embdc.org.

Meredith Rea
Public Relations Coordinator
East Mississippi Business
Development Corporation

1901 Front Street
Meridian, MS 39301

601.693.1306
F 601.693.5638
www.embdc.org

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ALS ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE AT UWA Tiger Stadium

8:00 PM

UWA Tiger Stadium
The community ALS ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE for West Alabama, and East Mississippi is happening Thursday September 4th at 8PM at UWA Tiger Stadium.

Come support UWA men's soccer at 6:00 pm at Tiger Stadium in Livingston,AL. with the Ice Challenge immediately following! Bring your team and join us on the field to complete the challenge together as a community!

Get your team together (church, team, work, office, community group) then donate $10.00 to nominate each person you want to "accept" the ice challenge !

You can nominate more than one person ($10.00 for each person) Then let the bidding begin! Donate ($1.00 or more) to the person in your group that you want to take the ice challenge.

The nominee with the highest donations from your team gets the ice challenge! That person will accept the challenge for your entire team!

There will be a spokesperson from the local ALS chapter in Huntsville Alabama to inform us of this devastating disease and how your challenge and donations are helping those affected.

Ice water and buckets are provided!
Come join 963 WLYB, WTOK-TV, Sumter County Alabama Chamber of Commerce and The University of West Alabama at the soccer game and and TAKE ONE FOR THE TEAM!

The Community Ice Bucket Challenge. A Community fundraiser for the ALS Chapter of Alabama.

http://www.wtok.com/community/events/273531371.html | 273531371

Alcoholics Anonymous

5:30 pm

3753 19th street in Meridian next to the carousel
Event Title: Alcoholics Anonymous

Event Date: Daily at 5:30 pm

Event Location: 3753 19th street in Meridian , next to the carousel . No charge for attendance . Free to anyone needing help with alcohol addiction issues.

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Meridian Main Street - Calendar of Downtown Events - September 1st - September 7th

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Calendar of Downtown Events - September 1st - September 7th

Vol. lll No. 88

Monday, September 1, 2014

Happy Labor Day
Meridian Main Street will be closed in observance of Labor Day


Event: Open Labor Day
Location: Hoopers
Time: 8am-5:30pm
For More Information: Call 601.693.2668
Closed on Saturdays

Event: 41st Annual Bi-State Art Competition Exhibit
Location: Meridian Museum of Art
Time: All Week
For More Information: Call 601.693.1501
The oldest juried art competition in the region, featuring the finest artists in Mississippi and Alabama competing for over $3,000 in prizes. (Awards Presented by Juror on October 18, 7 p.m.)

Event: Suit Sale
Location: Sam's Fashion
Time: All Week
For More Information: Call 601.693.2731
Buy any designer suit for $150 get the second for $50

Event: 15% off Framing
Location: Lucas Road
Time: All Week
For More Information: Call 601.483.0028

Event: Great Gift ideas!
Location: LaBiche Jewelers
Time: All Week
For More Information: Call 601.693.6071

Event: Dress Sale
Location: Bambino
Time: All Week
For More Information: Call 601.693.5253
Glitz pageant dresses 20% off.

Event: Half Off Bottles of Wine
Location: Weidmann's
Time: Every Monday
For More Information: Call 601.581.5770
Happy Hour 4pm - 7pm.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Event: Pre- K Storytime
Location: Meridian-Lauderdale County Public Library
Time: 9:15am
For More Information: Call 601.693.6771
Ages 3-5

Event: Free Computer Training
Location: AOTECH Computers
Time: 10am-11:30am & 6pm-7:30pm
For More Information: Call 601.990.8324
We will cover the following Topics:
~ Basic Computers Skills
~ Operating System Differences [ Windows, Mac, Ubuntu Linux ]
~ Introduction to the internet

61 693-67713-6771601 693-67
Event: Trivia Night
Location: Weidmann's
Time: 8pm till close
For More Information: Call 601.581.5770
Happy Hour 4pm - 7pm

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Event: Ladies' Night / MS Craft Beer and Vinyl
Location: Weidmann's
Time: 6pm - 8pm
For More Information: Call 601.581.5770
Happy Hour 4pm - 7pm.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Event: Family Craft Storytime
Location: Meridian-Lauderdale County Library
Time: 3:45pm
For More Information: Call 601.693.6771
Ages 4-8

Event: Karaoke & Open Mic Night
Location: Faces Lounge
Time: 7pm - 12am
For More Information: Call 601.880.6315
No Cover

Event: Live Music
Location: Weidmann's
Time: 9:30pm - 11:30pm
For More Information: Call 601.581.5770
Happy Hour 4pm -7pm.

Friday, September 5, 2014

Event: MUM Day
Location: Meridian Underground Music
Time: All Day
For More Information: Call 601.485.1363

Event: Friday's Flowers
Location: Saxon's Flowers & Gifts
Time: 9am - 4pm
For More Information: Call 601.693.6734
$12 wrapped bouquets or ½ price on stems.

Event: Sucarnochee Revue
Location: The Historic Temple Theatre
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
For More Information: Call 601.693.5353

Event: Live Music
Location: Weidmann's
Time: 7pm
For More Information: Call 601.581.5770
Happy Hour 4pm - 7pm.

Event: Live Music
Location: Faces Lounge
Time: 7pm - 2am
For More Information: Call 601.880.6315
Ladies Free until 10:30 pm

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Event: Earth's Bounty
Location: Singing Brakeman Park
Time: 8am-1pm
For More Information: Call 601.693.7480
Join us the first Saturday of April through November for a beautiful harvest at Earth's Bounty. We'll have fresh fruit, vegetables, honey, jams, jellies, breads, soaps, shrubs, flowers and more! There's bouncy houses for the kids, Tiny-the Belgian mare, live music, a food truck and tons of vendors.
Come out and bring your family and friends! We'll see you there!

Event: Meridian Symphony Orchestra Opening Concert
Location: MSU Riley Center
Time: 6pm-9pm
For More Information: Call 601-696-2200
A spectacular young pianist performs Schumann's memorable Piano Concerto in A minor. Brahms' moving Tragic Overture opens, and the finale features the most familiar of Beethoven's symphonies.
Joyce Yang captivates audiences across the globe with her virtuosity, lyricism, and magnetic stage presence. At just 27, she is one of the leading artists of her generation, known for her innovative solo recitals and collaborations with the world's top orchestras.
$35.00 General $30.00 Active Military $10.00 Retired Military/Students(any age)

Event: Live Music
Location: Faces Lounge
Time: 10pm
For More Information: Call 601.880.6315
$10 Cover

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Event: Jazz Brunch with Steve Watson
Location: Weidmann's
Time: 10am - 4pm
For More Information: Call 601.581.5770

For all community events check out the Meridian Community Calendar


Meridian Main Street is an award winning not-for-profit, public/private partnership working in concert with others for the revitalization of downtown Meridian. To join Main Street, call 601.693.7480 or visit our website http://meridianmainstreet.com. Like us on Facebook: Meridian Main Street

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Center Ridge Baptist Church - Collinsville AND Shubuta

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Center Ridge Baptist Church of Collinsville Center Ridge Baptist Church of Shubuta
Center Ridge Baptist Church September 2014 Announcements
COLLINSVILLE LOCATION: NO CHURCH SERVICE on September 14, 2014.



Wonderful Word on Wednesday
September 3, 10, & 24, 2014
Center Ridge Baptist Church, in Shubuta MS, will be hosting, “Wonderful Word on Wednesday,” on Wednesdays, September 3, 10, & 24, 2014 @ 7:00 pm. For more information call (601) 776-3649. Pastor Lorenzo Carter.

New Foundation Theological Seminary Orientation and Registration
September 4, 2014
New Foundation Theological Seminary Orientation and Registration will held at Center Ridge Baptist Church on September 4, 2014, at 6:30 p.m. For more information call (601) 776-3649. Pastor Lorenzo Carter.

2nd Year Church Anniversary
September 7, 2014
Center Ridge Baptist Church, in Collinsville MS, will be celebrating the, "2nd Year Church Anniversary," on September 7, 2014, @ 2:30 p.m. The guest speaker will be Apostle Everett Heidelberg, Pastor of White Stone Baptist Church of Newton, MS. For more information call (601) 776-3649. Pastor Lorenzo Carter.

http://www.wtok.com/community/events/273225901.html | 273225901

Free Parenting Seminar, "Social Media: What Parents Need to Know"

Date(s): 10/21/2014

5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

MCC Webb Hall - Dulaney Room, Meridian, MS
This FREE seminar is open to the public and will discuss social media and mobile internet use among teens and tweens with the goal of providing information to keep kids safe online.

Presenter: Dr. Lee Lee Marlow, licensed psychologist and clinical director for Weems Division of Children and Youth

Tuesday, October 21, 2014
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.




Pre-registration is required by calling MCC at 601-482-7445.

http://www.wtok.com/community/events/273156681.html | 273156681

Mississippi Bee-Keepers Association

5:30 pm

Farm Bureau on Hwy 39 North
Mississippi Bee-Keepers Association ...
The regular monthly meeting will meet at 5:30 Sept. 4th at
Farm Bureau on Hwy 39 North.
The public is invited. This is a general meeting, will be talking about honey flow this fall and getting ready for care of bees this fall and winter coming up.

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Meridian High School Football team has accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge!

3:00 pm

Meridian High School Lower Football Practice Field
The Meridian High School Football team has accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge! The team was challenged by Former Wildcat and Big 8 Championship team member Wally Hudnall and his family. Mr. Hudnall was recognized as part of the Big 8 Championship teams during half-time of this past Friday night’s game, and he has ALS.

The football team will take the challenge today at 3 p.m. at the Lower Football Practice Field.

The team will also raise money by asking for donations for ALS during the upcoming football game which this Friday night at Ray Stadium.

Elizabeth McDonald
Public Relations Director
Meridian Public School District
601.482.0423
emcdonald@mpsdk12.net

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Labor Day Garbage Collection ...

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Labor Day Garbage Collection for the City of Meridian, City of Louisville and City of Philadelphia

NO CHANGE – ALL routes will run as normal.

We ask that all garbage be curbside by 7am on the route day.

Hope you have a safe and happy Labor Day!

Thanks,
Cassandra F. Reece
Residential & Shop Assistant
Waste Pro of Mississippi
Division 602
Ph: 601-483-9777
Fax: 601-483-9787
creece@wasteprousa.com

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The Sucarnochee Revue

7:00 pm

Temple Theatre Downtown - Meridian, MS
Don't miss this scheduled event of favorite locals and those near by, as they bring the finest in music and entertainment ... featuring your host, Jacky Jack White, a well-known artist seasoned in music writing and performance.
Doors open at 6:00 pm ... Showtime is at 7:00 pm
at the Temple Theatre in Meridian, MS

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New SALEM M B CHURCH male chorus 4th Year Anniversary

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New Salem MB Church 5065 Whynot Alamucha Road Meridian, Mississippi
New SALEM M B CHURCH male chorus
4th year anniversary

TO: mt. Nebo gospel singers

You Are Invited

New Salem M B Church of whynot male chorus
cordially inviteS you:
ALL GROUPS, CHOIRS, SOLOIST, MIME & PRAISE TEAMS
to WORSHIP WITH US WITH SONGS & PRAISE ON our
4TH YEAR Anniversary Celebration

satURday, September 6, 2014 @ 6:00 p. m.
Sunday, SEPTEMBER 7, 2014 @ 2:00 p. m.

New Salem MB Church
5065 Whynot Alamucha Road
Meridian, Mississippi 39301


******PLEASE REGISTER UPON ARRIVAL******

Church Phone / fax: 601-644-0308
President-deacoN bobby willis: 601-644-3832
E – Mail: saatwaat@yahoo.com

THANKING YOU IN ADVANCE
NEW SALEM MALE CHORUS
PASTOR- MINISTER WILLIE A. THOMPSON

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Annual Men's Day Celebration

1:30 pm

New Salem M B Church 5065 Whynot Alamucha Rd. Meridian, Ms
New Salem M B Church 5065 Whynot Alamucha Rd.
Meridian, Ms 39301 Church Phone / Fax (601)-644-0308
Minister Willie A Thompson - Pastor


TO: GREEN HILL M. B. CHURCH
New Salem M B Church members cordially
invite you to attend our
Annual Men's Day Celebration to be held on
~~~~
Sunday September 21, 2014 @ 1: 3o p. m.
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Guest Speaker for this celebration will be Minister Doug Moss, Associate Minister of Green Hill M B Church.
The Theme is: “A Few Good Men” Ezekiel 22:30
We hope that your Church, Choir, Praise Dancers, Group, Soloist will come and help us celebrate this special event.

Pastor Willie A Thompson
Sis. Jasmine Harbin, Corresponding Sec.
Co-ordinator, Deacon James Grady
*Pastor Thompson wants your group as his guest!!!

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Meridian Main Street - Calendar of Downtown Events - August 25th - August 31st

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Calendar of Downtown Events - August 25th - August 31st
Vol. lll No. 87


Monday, August 25, 2014



Event: 41st Annual Bi-State Art Competition Exhibit

Location: Meridian Museum of Art

Time: All Week

For More Information: Call 601.693.1501

The oldest juried art competition in the region, featuring the finest artists in Mississippi and Alabama competing for over $3,000 in prizes. (Awards Presented by Juror on October 18, 7 p.m.)



Event: Suit Sale

Location: Sam's Fashion

Time: All Week

For More Information: Call 601.693.2731

Buy any designer suit for $150 get the second for $50



Event: 15% off Framing

Location: Lucas Road

Time: All Week

For More Information: Call 601.483.0028



Event: Great Gift ideas!

Location: LaBiche Jewelers

Time: All Week

For More Information: Call 601.693.6071



Event: Dress Sale

Location: Bambino

Time: All Week

For More Information: Call 601.693.5253

Glitz pageant dresses 20% off.



Event: Half Off Bottles of Wine

Location: Weidmann's

Time: Every Monday

For More Information: Call 601.581.5770

Happy Hour 4pm - 7pm.



Tuesday, August 26, 2014



Event: New Store Hours

Location: Hoopers

Time: 8am-530pm

For More Information: Call 601.693.2668

Open Labor Day,Closed on Saturdays



Event: Trivia Night

Location: Weidmann's

Time: 8pm till close

For More Information: Call 601.581.5770

Happy Hour 4pm - 7pm



Wednesday, August 27, 2014



Event: How To Develop A Business

Location: EMBDC Conference Room

Time: 2pm-4pm

For More Information: 601.693.1306

This seminar is designed to assist in preparing a business plan. The parts of the business plan are explained, i. e., industry research, description of company products and services, identifying target customer groups and a marketing plan. Financial components discussed are startup costs and preparation of a projected cash flow statement.



Event: Ladies' Night / MS Craft Beer and Vinyl

Location: Weidmann's

Time: 6pm - 8pm

For More Information: Call 601.581.5770

Happy Hour 4pm - 7pm.



Thursday, August 28, 2014



Event: Martina McBride

Location: MSU Riley Center

Time: pre show 6pm, show 7:30pm

For More Information: 601.696.2200

Tickets are $80; $74. Contemporary country music sensation Martina McBride is known for having one of the most spectacular voices in any genre of music. A Grammy Award winner, she is a 14-time Grammy nominee whose recordings have earned 14 Gold awards, nine Platinum awards, three double Platinum awards, and two triple Platinum awards. The Country Music Association has named her its Female Vocalist of the Year four times, and the Academy of Country Music has presented her with its Top Female Vocalist honor on three occasions.



Event: Guitars & Gridirons; College Football Kickoff Party

Location: The BrickHaus Bar & Grill

Time: 6pm-9:30pm

For More Information: 601.490.5242

Start off college football season right, come to The Brickhaus and watch Ole Miss vs Boise State. The game will be projected on the wall in the courtyard & big screens inside. Kickoff Party Tickets are $25 per person, tickets include all the food you would like to eat and 2 drink tickets.Tyler Torgeson will be the live entertainment, and all proceeds go to the Jimmy Rogers Foundation.



Event: Karaoke & Open Mic Night

Location: Faces Lounge

Time: 7pm - 12am

For More Information: Call 601.880.6315

No Cover



Event: Live Music

Location: Weidmann's

Time: 9:30pm - 11:30pm

For More Information: Call 601.581.5770

Happy Hour 4pm -7pm.



Friday, August 29, 2014



Event: MUM Day

Location: Meridian Underground Music

Time: All Day

For More Information: Call 601.485.1363



Event: Friday's Flowers

Location: Saxon's Flowers & Gifts

Time: 9am - 4pm

For More Information: Call 601.693.6734

$12 wrapped bouquets or ½ price on stems.



Event: Live Music

Location: Weidmann's

Time: 7pm

For More Information: Call 601.581.5770

Happy Hour 4pm - 7pm.



Event: Live Music

Location: Faces Lounge

Time: 7pm - 2am

For More Information: Call 601.880.6315

Ladies Free until 10:30 pm



Saturday, August 30, 2014



Event: Live Music

Location: Faces Lounge

Time: 10pm

For More Information: Call 601.880.6315

$10 Cover



Sunday, August 31, 2014



Event: Jazz Brunch with Steve Watson

Location: Weidmann's

Time: 10am - 4pm

For More Information: Call 601.581.5770





For all community events check out the Meridian Community Calendar


Meridian Main Street is an award winning not-for-profit, public/private partnership working in concert with others for the revitalization of downtown Meridian. To join Main Street, call 601.693.7480 or visit our website http://meridianmainstreet.com. Like us on Facebook: Meridian Main Street

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Dylan Mabry - Tri-State Memorial - Bulls and Barrels Event

Main Show begins 7:30 pm both evenings

Lauderdale County Agri- Center Hwy 19 South Meridian MS
Dylan Mabry - Tri-State Memorial - Bulls and Barrels Event

• Hosted by: Clarkdale FFA
• Location: Lauderdale County Agri- Center, Meridian MS
• All proceeds go to the Dylan Mabry Memorial Scholarship and the Clarkdale FFA.
• Date: September 5 & 6, 2014
• Friday, September 5th: 4D Barrel Races - Main show begins at 7:30 p.m.
• Admission to Friday nights event- $2.00
• A limited concessions will be available.
• Gates open at 4 p.m. - training will be 5-7 p.m. $3.00 per ride
• Main show at 7:30 - $25.00 rider entry fee - Register that night - $500 added prize money
• 1D winner will receive a trophy saddle with Dylan Mabry Memorial.
• Saturday, September 6th : Tri-State Bull Riding - Main show begins at 7:30 p.m.
We have several activities set up for Saturday!
Admission price: Arm Bands
12 yrs and up - $10.00
4 yrs - 11 yrs - $6.00
3 yrs and under FREE
•Gates open at 4 p.m. for the Family Fun Activities!
Activities will include:
Mechanical Bull • Downey Rentals providing a Bouncy House and Obstacle Course
for kids • Face painting • David Talley’s Magic and Balloons • games and more!
Mississippi’s State FFA Officers and Alumni will be joining us to do leadership games and activities, much like they do during Summer Leadership Camp.
• Pre Show: 7:00
The Fox Meridian Idol winner - Whitni Pinkerton will be performing as well as Adam
Boldin and the Trails End Band.
• Main Show: Tri-State Bull Riding- 7:30 p.m.
The Meridian Fire Department Honor Guard will raise the flag at the opening ceremonies
and Madeline Anderson, a Clarkdale Sophomore, will be singing the National Anthem.
Dylan’s friends will be riding a bull again this year in memory of their friend!
After the main show Adam Boldin and the Trails End Band will be performing!
• Concessions will be open as well as a variety of vendors set up.
We will have event t-shirts for sale $15.00 each as well as other merchandise.
We will have a photographer set up taking pictures of the event and pictures can be purchased on site.

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Good News Jail & Prison Ministry ... More Than Just Desserts

6:30 pm

Central United Methodist Church 1004 23rd Avenue Meridian, MS
Good News Jail & Prison Ministry
Presents
More Than Just Desserts
Where?
Central United Methodist Church
1004 23rd Avenue
When?
Monday, October 6th at 6:30pm
You are invited to come to an old-fashioned dessert social with your
Good News Jail & Prison Ministry.
Special Music
Former inmate testimony
Michael Mitchell
Free Admission
Bring a tasty dessert to share.
A love offering in support of the local jail ministry will be taken during the event.
Help us continue to put something good back into our community.

For more information call: 601-207-2268

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JIMMIE RODGERS FOUNDATION ... CREATIVE FUNDRAISER

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THE JIMMIE RODGERS FOUNDATION IS A 501C3 CHARITABLE TAX DEDUCTIBLE ORGANIZATION WITH THE MISSION OF PERPETUATING THE LEGACY OF MERIDIAN’S NATIVE SON JIMMIE RODGERS “THE FATHER OF COUNTRY MUSIC” AND FOCUSING ON HIS SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF AMERICAN MUSIC. JIMMIE RODGERS IS ONE OF THE THREE MISSISSIPPIANS, JIMMIE RODGERS, B.B.

KING AND ELVIS PRESLEY WHO GAVE MISSISSIPPI THE TITLE OF “THE BIRTHPLACE OF AMERICA’S MUSIC. THE JIMMIE RODGERS FOUNDATION ALSO HAS A GOAL OF PRESENTING AFFORDABLE QUALITY ENTERTAINMENT FOR THE MERIDIAN COMMUNITY AND OF CONTRIBUTING TO THE DEVELOPMENT AND SUSTAINMENT OF A VIABLE TOURISM DESTINATION AND ENHANCING THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES IN OUR CITY, COUNTY AND STATE.

THE JIMMIE RODGERS FOUNDATION ALSO MAINTAINS AND OPERATES THE JIMMIE RODGERS MUSEUM SINCE 1976, A RECOGNIZED TREASURE OF MUSIC HISTORY AND A POPULAR TOURIST ATTRACTION WOOING INTERNATIONAL AS WELL AS NATIONAL VISITORS TO OUR CITY EACH YEAR.

TO ACCOMPLISH THESE STATED MISSION AND GOALS, IT IS NECESSARY FOR THE JIMMIE RODGERS FOUNDATION TO RAISE FUNDS DURING THE YEAR TO SUPPORT ITS ACTIVITIES.

ON AUGUST 28TH, THE JIMMIE RODGERS FOUNDATION WILL PRESENT A

CREATIVE FUNDRAISER DESIGNED TO ATTRACT OLE MISS REBEL FOOTBALL FANS AND ALL SPORTS AND FOOTBALL FANS TO A UNIQUE EVENT. THE OPENING SEC FOOTBALL GAME WILL BE PLAYED IN ATLANTA, GEORGIA WITH THE OLE MISS REBELS TAKING ON THE TEAM FROM BOISE, IDAHO.

FOOTBALL FANS, MUSIC FANS, THOSE WHO LIKE A GOOD PARTY ARE INVITED TO THE BRICKHOUSE BAR AND GRILL ON FRONT STREET IN DOWNTOWN MERIDIAN FOR GUITARS AND GRIDIRONS. TYLER TORGERSON WILL ENTERTAIN WITH HIS SPECIAL BRAND OF MUSIC, A GREAT TAILGATE SUPPER WILL BE SERVED, BEVERAGES OF ALL KINDS INCLUDING THE SELECTION OF CRAFT BEER SERVED AT THE BRICKHOUSE, TWO BIG SCREEN TVS WILL DISPLAY THE GAME INSIDE THE BAR AND A LARGE SCREEN WILL PROJECT THE GAME ON THE BANKPLUS WALL OVERLOOKING THE PATIO.

TICKETS ARE $25 PER PERSON AND INCLUDE ADMISSION, TWO BEVERAGES OF YOUR CHOICE, TAILGATE SUPPER AND LOTS OF FUN!

NO BETTER WAY TO CHEER ON THE REBELS AND SHOUT HOTTY TODDY AND GET READY FOR 2014 FOOTBALL!

SPONSORSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE FOR $200. SPONSORS RECEIVE FOUR TICKETS, SPECIAL SEATING WITH NAME RECOGNITION, RECOGNITION AT THE EVENT AND THE OPPORTUNITY TO SUPPORT THE JIMMIE RODGERS FOUNDATION

TICKETS OR SPONSORSHIPS CAN BE PURCHASED FROM ANY JIMMIE RODGERS BOARD MEMBER, AT THE BRICKHOUSE, THE JIMMIE RODGERS MUSEUM(601-485-1808), BETTY LOU JONES(601-917-4344)

OR KENNY WATTS.

AN ADDED FEATURE OF THE EVENT WILL BE THE OPPORTUNITY TO PURCHASE A SMOKED BOSTON BUTT PREPARED BY MASTER COOKER LARRY HATCHER. THESE BUTTS HAVE NEVER BEEN FROZEN, WEIGH ABOUT 10 LBS, WILL HAVE BEEN SMOKED FOR OVER 14 HOURS, WILL BE WRAPPED AND READY TO FREEZE OR SERVE. THE BUTTS CAN BE PICKED UP ON THURSDAY, AUGUST 28TH AFTER 2:00 P.M. AT THE BRICKHOUSE. THEY WILL BE HOT AND CAN BE SERVED, REFRIGERATED OR FROZEN. THIS WILL BE YOUR PERFECT REFRESHMENT FOR LABOR DAY PARTIES OR FOR FUTURE EVENTS. EVERYONE KNOWS THAT A BOSTON BUTT COOKED BY LARRY HATCHER IS SOMETHING SPECIAL SO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THIS GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO HELP JIMMIE RODGERS AND BRING HOME THE BACON FOR YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS. THE BOSTON BUTTS WILL BE SELLING FOR $40 EACH. YOU CAN RESERVE YOUR BUTT BY CONTACTING BETTY LOU JONES AT 601-917-4344, THE JIMMIE RODGERS MUSEUM 601-485-1808 OR ANY JIMMIE RODGERS BOARD MEMBER.

SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO ARE YOU READY TO GET IN THE GAME? ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL? HOTTY TODDY! GO REBELS!!

Thanks so much for your support of The Jimmie Rodgers Foundation and its activities. Helping Jimmie Rodgers helps our community and our state!

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EMBDC - Ribbon Cutting

10:00 am

MS Arts & Entertainment Center Business Offices 2118 Front Street
MS Arts & Entertainment Center Business Offices
2118 Front Street
Wednesday, September 24th
10 a.m.

Meredith Rea
Public Relations Coordinator
East Mississippi Business
Development Corporation


1901 Front Street, Suite A
Meridian, MS 39301


601.693.1306
F 601.693.5638
www.embdc.org

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EMBDC - Ribbon Cuttings

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Golden Spikes Athletic Club
4900 Poplar Springs Drive
Thursday, August 28th
4 p.m.


MS Arts & Entertainment Center Business Offices
2118 Front Street
Wednesday, September 24th
10 a.m.


Meredith Rea

Public Relations Coordinator
East Mississippi Business
Development Corporation

1901 Front Street, Suite A
Meridian, MS 39301

601.693.1306
F 601.693.5638
www.embdc.org

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Meridian Symphony Chorus kicks off its 2014 season

6:30 - 8:00 pm

First Baptist Church Meridian, MS
Meridian Symphony Association, Inc.
August 20, 2014

Singers of the Meridian Community,

JOIN US! as the Meridian Symphony Chorus kicks off its 2014 season under the direction of Matthew McMurrin and Suzanne Cain!

Rehearsals begin next week on Tuesday, August 26th, 6:30 to 8:00pm at First Baptist Church.

Our new directors Matt and Suzanne bring a wealth of experience and excitement to this group and are especially eager to work with anyone who loves to sing (ability to read music not required). This group is open for high school students through retirees. No dues are required to join, only a $25 music fee for the printed music you will receive for this season. Concert engagements for this year will include being featured with the Meridian Symphony Orchestra in our annual Peppermint Pops concert.

For more information, please contact Matt McMurrin at 601-686-1136 or email at matt.mcmurrin@gmail.com

We look forward to seeing you this coming Tuesday at 6:30,

Matt McMurrin and Suzanne Cain

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26th Annual FALL FEST / CATFISH FEAST

9:00 am - 2:00 pm

JONES MEMORIAL PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 4415 ROYAL ROAD MERIDIAN, MS
26th Annual FALL FEST / CATFISH FEAST
Saturday, September 27th
9 AM ~ 2 PM
Bazaar ~ crafts, baked goods, frozen foods, jams, jellies, pickles, etc.
Fish plates (fish fillets, hushpuppies, cole slaw, french fries)
$8.00 plates served from 11 AM ~ 2 PM
A quilt . . . hand-quilted, will be given away @ 2PM for $1.00 per ticket

JONES MEMORIAL PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
4415 ROYAL ROAD
MERIDIAN, MS
601-482-2660

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United Way Campaign Kickoff

5:00 pm

Brickhouse Bar & Grill Downtown Meridian
You are invited To United Way of East Mississippi’s Campaign Kickoff 2014-2015 September 4, 2014 5:00 pm Brickhouse Bar & Grill Downtown Meridian...
What’s your story?
RSVP (601) 693-2732

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Stovall's Sacrifice for Solders

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The organization ... Stovall's Sacrifice for Solders, was created in memory of 1LT Matthew Ryan Stovall who was killed 10 years ago in Iraq. The organization will hold the 4th annual Steps for Stovall 5K this Saturday in Philadelphia at the National Guard Armory at 8:00 am . Steps for Stovall is usually held in Southaven, MS. However, the organization decided to bring it to Stovall's hometown with Aug 22 being the 10 year anniversary of his death. In addition to the 5K, we are also hosting a golf tournament at Philadelphia Country Club Friday morning at 9:00 am and a memorial Friday afternoon at Coldwater Baptist Church at 3:00 pm remembering Stovall and Josh Ladd (also killed in Iraq) and honoring the national guard units 298th, 367th, and 401st.



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46th Annual Trees of Christmas

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Merrehope and the F.W. Williams Home 905 Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Drive Meridian, MS
46th Annual Trees of Christmas presents ...
"Special Moments to Remeber"
Relive your special moments with a visit to this
spectacular holiday display.
Tours are available ... Sunday, Nov. 23rd - December 30th
Monday - Saturday 9 am - 5 pm - Open Sunday by appointment
(601) 483-8439
www.merrehope.com

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Suits - Boots & Bluegrass Gospel Charity Concert

6:00 - 10:00 pm

MSU Riley Center Meridian, MS
Don't miss the Suits - Boots & Bluegrass Gospel Charity Concert,
Sept. 12th at the MSU Riley Center from 6:00 - 10 pm
Tickets are only $29
... a premier Bluegrass gospel event to raise money for 3 charities.

Feed by Faith
Hope Village and
Jimmie Rodgers Foundation

featuring - The Bankesters
EMI Sunshine and the Rain
Nu Blu - Dixie Flavor Balos Family ... plus
Meridian's own Britt Gully - Aka "Jimmie Rodgers"
There will be a Silent Auction as well
Don't you dare miss it !!!

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Meridian Main Street - Calendar of Downtown Events - August 18th - August 24

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Calendar of Downtown Events - August 18th - August 24
Vol. lll No. 86


Monday, August 18, 2014



Event: Young Professionals of Meridian Monthly Meeting

Location: Rush Cafeteria Private Dining Room

Time: 12pm

For More Information: Call 601.693.1306

Please come join the Young Professionals of Meridian at their monthly meetings on the 3rd Monday of every month at 12 p.m. YPM meets in the Rush Cafeteria private dining room on the 3rd floor of the Ambulatory Building. Meetings speakers vary from local business owners, to other YP members, to non-profit organizations in the area. Anyone interested in joining the Young Professionals is welcome to come to meetings.



Event:Sterling Silver and Beaded Earrings $10

Location:Lucas Road

Time: All Week

For More Information: Call 601.483.0028



Event:Great Gift ideas!

Location: LaBiche Jewelers

Time: All Week

For More Information:Call 601.693.6071



Event:Dress Sale

Location:Bambino

Time:All Week

For More Information:Call 601.693.5253

Glitz pageant dresses 20% off.



Event: Half Off Bottles of Wine

Location:Weidmann's

Time: Every Monday

For More Information:Call 601.581.5770

Happy Hour 4pm - 7pm.



Tuesday, August 19, 2014



Event: Just Promote It!

Location: Union Station 2nd Floor

Time: 10am-12pm

For More Information: Call 601.693.7480

Featured leaders will be Angie Denney (The Angie Denney Agency), Tony Pompelia (Leading Edges), Meg Glen and Charlotte Ciufo (Comcast Spotlight), and Karen Rooney (Meridian Main Street). Our Marketing Experts will share with you the insights you need to promote your business and stand out in the crowd in Meridian, MS. The event will be held in a roundtable format which will allow a lot of interaction with the presenters. The event is free to attend.



Event: Trivia Night

Location:Weidmann's

Time: 8pm till close

For More Information:Call 601.581.5770

Happy Hour 4pm - 7pm



Wednesday, August 20, 2014



Event:Ladies' Night / MS Craft Beer and Vinyl

Location: Weidmann's

Time: 6pm - 8pm

For More Information:Call 601.581.5770

Happy Hour 4pm - 7pm.



Event: Alzheimer's Benefit Concert

Location: MSU Riley Center

Time: 8pm

For More Information: (601) 987-0020

Judahseed and The Awakening will be performing a benefit concert to raise funds and awareness for the Alzheimer's Association Mississippi Chapter. The Awakening, a Christian band from Meridian, MS will open the concert for Judahseed, a band from Crystal Springs, MS who has been playing together for more than a decade. A $5 donation will be asked at the door.



Thursday, August 21, 2014



Event:Live Music

Location: Weidmann's

Time: 9:30pm - 11:30pm

For More Information: Call 601.581.5770

Happy Hour 4pm -7pm.



Event:Karaoke & Open Mic Night

Location: Faces Lounge

Time: 7pm - 12am

For More Information:Call 601.880.6315

No Cover



Friday, August 22, 2014



Event: MUM Day

Location:Meridian Underground Music

Time: All Day

For More Information: Call 601.485.1363



Event: Friday's Flowers

Location: Saxon's Flowers & Gifts

Time: 9am - 4pm

For More Information: Call 601.693.6734

$12 wrapped bouquets or ½ price on stems.



Event:Live Music

Location: Weidmann's

Time: 7pm

For More Information: Call 601.581.5770

Happy Hour 4pm - 7pm.



Event:Live Music

Location: Faces Lounge

Time:7pm - 2am

For More Information:Call 601.880.6315

Ladies Free until 10:30 pm



Saturday, August 23, 2014



Event: Live Music

Location:Faces Lounge

Time: 10pm

For More Information: Call 601.880.6315

$10 Cover



Sunday, August 24, 2014



Event:Jazz Brunch with Steve Watson

Location:Weidmann's

Time:10am - 4pm

For More Information:Call 601.581.5770



Event: Silent Movie Sunday

Location:The Historic Temple Theatre

Time: 2pm

For More Information: Call (601) 693-5353

The Magnolia Theatre Organ Society and the Meridian Temple Theatre proudly present two classic silent movie comedies: "COPS!" starring Buster Keaton, and "A WOMAN" with Charlie Chaplin. Co-starring live, in concert and providing the musical score on the Temple Theatre's mighty Robert Morton Theatre Organ, will be Guest Artist/Organist,Tom Hoehn from Clearwater, FL.



For all community events check out the Meridian Community Calendar


Meridian Main Street is an award winning not-for-profit, public/private partnership working in concert with others for the revitalization of downtown Meridian. To join Main Street, call 601.693.7480 or visit our website http://meridianmainstreet.com. Like us on Facebook: Meridian Main Street

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MASTER CLASS TRAINING SEMINAR:

8:30 am - 2:30 pm

QUITMAN DEPOT Quitman, MS
MASTER CLASS TRAINING SEMINAR:

WHERE/WHEN: QUITMAN DEPOT, SEPTEMBER 11 th, 2014 STARTING AT 8:30 A.M. TO 2:30 P.M. (LUNCH WILL BE SERVED)

COST: FREE TO INVITEES, COST OF CLASS BEING PAID BY MISSISSIPPI STATE EXTENSION SERVICE

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: MAYORS, SUPERVISORS, ALDERMEN, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT LEADERS, LEGISLATIVE MEMBERS, DECISION MAKERS, EDUCATIONAL LEADERS RELIGIOUS LEADERS, AND MOVERS & SHAKERS.

RSVP: CONTACT LISA HARRIS, 601-776-3728

Clarke County and all of the Municipalities share a common challenge; we are a rural low population, large land area, and are challenged to attract large Industrial Companies. Individually we are a small force, but collaboratively we become strong. Successful Communities have learned the value of a collaborative effort including working with their Schools, Churches, and other Counties. The Master Class is an opportunity for us to start a dialogue with all parties in our County as well as adjacent Counties. Locating an Industry anywhere in our County or adjacent brings Economic value to all of us.
The Master Class Training is part of the Intelligent Community Forum www.intelligentcommunity.org that has years of research regarding Economic Development, and you have the opportunity to attend the first class offered in Mississippi. DON'T MISS OUT; BE THERE!

Below is a brief idea as to what is being offered and more info is available at the web site above:

The Intelligent Community Forum's Master Class is for decision-makers on community development including Mayors, members of Council, city managers, information technology managers and economic development officers. The Class identifies what the 21st Century community needs in order to be globally competitive, as well as the obstacles that stand in its way and how those obstacles can be overcome.

http://www.wtok.com/community/events/271651461.html | 271651461

iPhone class begins at Meridian Activity Center

6:00 - 7:30 pm

Meridian Activity Center 3300-32nd Avenue Meridian, MS
Monday, August 18
6:00 - 7:30 pm
iPhone class begins at Meridian Activity Center, 3300-32nd Avenue. Phone 601-485-1812 to register.

Barbara Wells, Director
Meridian Activity Center
3300-32nd Avenue
Phone/FAX 601-485-1812
barbarawells@meridianms.org

http://www.wtok.com/community/events/271382021.html | 271382021

Fall Festival and Catfish Feast

9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Jones Memorial Presbyterian Church 4415 Royal Road Meridian, MS
Jones Memorial Presbyterian Church of Meridian invites you to their annual Fall Festival and Catfish Feast, Sept. 27th from 9 - 2 pm
(601) 482-6220

http://www.wtok.com/community/events/271275951.html | 271275951

Encore Dance Company - Open House ... also Grand Opening

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Encore Dance Company 895 Highway 19 South
Encore Dance Company ...
Offers a variety of dance style classes.
Hosting an Open House on August 23rd from 10am – 2pm
Studio located at 895 Highway 19 South
For more information –
check out facebook page “Encore Dance Company”
www.encoredanceco.us
or call (601) 449-0077

Grand Opening & Classes begin: September 2nd
12:00 noon
Studio located at 895 Highway 19 South


http://www.wtok.com/community/events/271226751.html | 271226751

EMBDC Holds Ribbon Cutting for East Mississippi Liquidators

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EMBDC Holds Ribbon Cutting for East Mississippi Liquidators

Meridian, MS ­ The East Mississippi Business Development Corporation (EMBDC) recently held a ribbon cutting ceremony for East Mississippi Liquidators. The newly opened business is located at 2116 North Frontage Road in College Park Shopping Center.

Owner Todd DiPalma was born and raised in Meridian and is excited to now open East Mississippi Liquidators. The store carries a wide selection of merchandise, including everything from bedding to auto parts. Items are either distressed or overstocks and priced at a discounted rate of anywhere from 60-70%.


East Mississippi Liquidators is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. Until 5:30 p.m. For more information visit www.emliquidator.com or call 601-207-5058.


Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies are offered to all members of the East Mississippi Business Development Corporation.

The East Mississippi Business Development Corporation is a private, not-for-profit organization committed to improving economic vitality and quality of life for our citizens. The EMBDC serves as the Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development organization for the community. The EMBDC is located at 1901 Front St., Suite A/ P.O Box 790, Meridian, MS 39302, or on the web at www.embdc.org .

http://www.wtok.com/community/events/271094311.html | 271094311

WINGING SET FOR FRIDAY, AUGUST 15 AT NAS MERIDIAN

1:00 PM

... in the Chapel on board NAS Meridian
WINGING SET FOR FRIDAY, AUGUST 15 AT NAS MERIDIAN

There will be a naval aviator designation ceremony on Friday, Aug. 15, beginning at 1 p.m. in the Chapel on board NAS Meridian. Three U.S. Navy and one U.S. Marine Corps aviator along with three French navy pilots will receive "Wings of Gold" during the ceremony. The naval aviator designation ceremony is not prescribed specifically by U.S. Navy regulations, but has emerged as an honored product of the rich heritage of naval tradition. It marks the culmination of nearly two years of specialized training, which has prepared these officers for the rigorous demands of aerial combat and carrier operations -- earning each the title of "Naval Aviator" and the right to wear the coveted "Wings of Gold."
Capt. John P. Mooney, Jr., Commanding Officer, Training Air Wing One Reserve Component, will serve as the speaker.
Those earning "Wings of Gold" include:
Lt. Emmanuel Bigot, French navy, who carrier qualified in the T-45C on board the USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) on July 12. Bigot completed Advanced Jet Flight Training with Training Squadron Seven.
Capt. Kenneth Endicott, USMC, who earned two Navy "E's" for bombing accuracy during Advanced Jet Flight Training and carrier qualified in the T-45C on board the USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) on July 11. Endicott completed Advanced Jet Flight Training with Training Squadron Nine.
Lt. j.g. Igor Maury, French navy, who was named to the Commodore's List during Primary Flight Training. He earned one Navy "E" for bombing accuracy during Advanced Jet Flight Training and carrier qualified in the T-45C on board the USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) on July 12. Maury completed Advanced Jet Flight Training with Training Squadron Seven.
Lt. j.g. Robert Nelson, USN, who carrier qualified in the T-45C on board the USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) on July 12. Nelson completed Advanced Jet Flight Training with Training Squadron Nine.
Lt. Scott Simpson, USN, who was named to the Commodore's List with distinction during Primary Flight Training and was VT-9's Student of the Month for April 2014. During Advanced Jet Flight Training, he earned one Navy "E" for bombing accuracy and carrier qualified in the T-45C on board the USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) on July 12. Simpson completed Advanced Jet Flight Training with Training Squadron Nine.
Ensign Adrien Tillet, French navy, who carrier qualified in the T-45C on board the USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) on July 12. Tillet completed Advanced Jet Flight Training with Training Squadron Seven.
Lt. j.g. Tyler Trombetta, USN, who earned one Navy "E" for bombing accuracy during Advanced Jet Flight Training and carrier qualified in the T-45C on board the USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) on July 11. Trombetta completed Advanced Jet Flight Training with Training Squadron Seven.
Public Affairs Office
Naval Air Station
255 Rosenbaum Avenue, Suite 201
Meridian, MS 39309-5003
(601) 679-2602/2318

http://www.wtok.com/community/events/271047191.html | 271047191

Revival Services

7:00 pm each evening

Old Mt. Olive Primitive Baptist Church Boyd, AL
Revival Services ...
Sept. 1st - Sept. 3rd
Each evening at 7:00
Guest Evangelist: Rev. Willie Smith, pastor of
Oak Grove Baptist Church of Gallion, AL

Rev. Dewayne Charleston is the pastor of the church

http://www.wtok.com/community/events/270875381.html | 270875381

Leadership Elected for Boards of Public Education Forum, M.B. Swayze Foundation

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Leadership Elected for Boards of Public Education Forum, M.B. Swayze Foundation



JACKSON, Miss. –The Mississippi Economic Council has announced officers for the Public Education Forum of Mississippi and M.B. Swayze Foundation for 2014-15.

Martha Cooke, Vice President of Special Projects at School Book Supply Company, has been elected as Chair of the Public Education Forum of Mississippi for 2014-2015.
C.D. Smith, Jr., Regional Director for AT&T, Mississippi, has been elected as Treasurer of the Public Education Forum of Mississippi for 2014-2015.
Rebecca Wiggs, a member at Watkins & Eager law firm, will resume her role as chair of MEC’s M.B. Swayze Foundation for 2014.
Cooke will follow in the footsteps of her father, James Campbell, a founding member and past Chair of the Public Education Forum of Mississippi as she serves as Chair.



She has many roles in her position at School Book Supply Company. She serves as the liaison to the Department of Education, Governor’s Office and Mississippi Legislature. She works with 65 publishers, gathering information for them and coordinating their sample to school districts. She assists in the facilitation of the state-wide textbook caravan of the Department of Education. She also leads educational sessions for the members of the Mississippi Legislative education committees.



Cooke received her bachelor of business administration from Millsaps College. She currently serves as Vice President on the Board of Directors for MISSCO Corporation and is a member of the Alumni Council of Millsaps College. She has previously been a member of Junior League of Jackson, has served on the Board of Directors for Junior Achievement, been a member of Stewpot Board of Directors, assisted with fundraising for the Mississippi Children’s Home Society, served as grade coordinator for St. Andrew’s Episcopal School, served on the Steering Committee for Mississippi Children’s Museum, been a co-chair of essay contests for Mississippi Children’s Museum and a been a member of the Millsaps Else School of Management Advisory Board.



Smith is a Regional Director for AT&T Mississippi. In this capacity, he has oversight of AT&T matters for 24 counties in East Central Mississippi. Smith was appointed by Governor Haley Barbour in 2008 to a 10-year term on the Mississippi Public Universities Board of Trustees. He is chair of the board of directors for The “Sonny” Montgomery Institute and a member of the board of directors for the State Games of Mississippi, the East Mississippi Business Development Corporation, and the Meridian Community College Foundation. He also serves on the board of governors for the Mississippi Economic Council. Smith is a member of the Meridian Rotary Club and the Mississippi Air National Guard (retired). He is the recipient of the Liberty Bell Award from the Bar Association of Lauderdale County, the Service to Mankind Award from the Mississippi District of Sertoma, the Citizen of the Year award from The Meridian Star, and has been recognized with the 2012 MSU-Meridian Alumnus of the Year Award.



Smith has a bachelor’s degree in business and industry and a master’s degree in business administration, both from Mississippi State University. He previously served on the national board of directors of the MSU Alumni Association. Smith is married to the former Linda Joyce Bishop and has three children: Cynthia, Drew and Danielle.



Wiggs is admitted to the Mississippi Bar and the North Carolina Bar. Prior to joining Watkins & Eager, she was a law clerk to the Honorable Paul H. Roney, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. Her experience spans from general product liability, consumer finance and medical malpractice to labor and employment and appellate advocacy.



Wiggs earned a bachelor’s in politics from Wake Forest University in 1979 and juris doctor from University of Virginia in 1985. She serves on the Mississippi State Bar Association Litigation Section Executive Committee and is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. She also serves on the Mississippi Economic Council Board of Directors, Blueprint Mississippi Steering Committee, is Vice President of the American Judicature Society and is a founding member of the Wake Forest University Divinity School Board of Visitors. She is a 1995 graduate of Leadership Mississippi.



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About MEC: The Mississippi Economic Council has been the voice of Mississippi business since 1949. MEC deals with broad issues that relate to businesses through advocacy, research, resources and leadership. MEC has more than 8,000 members from more than 1,100 member firms in 2,400 locations throughout Mississippi. For more information, go to www.mec.ms.



About M.B. Swayze Foundation: The M.B. Swayze Foundation is a non-profit organization that promotes leadership, educational achievement and economic competitiveness. Leadership Mississippi and the STAR Student-Teacher Awards Recognition program are annual programs of the Mississippi Economic Council and conducted by the M.B. Swayze Foundation.



About Public Education Forum of Mississippi: The Public Education Forum of Mississippi is a non-profit, non-partisan education policy research group created by a broad cross-section of business, education and political leaders in Mississippi. Founded in 1989, the Forum is committed to being the leading independent force for public education in the state.

http://www.wtok.com/community/events/270875291.html | 270875291

Veteran’s Benefits Seminar

4:00 - 6:00 pm

Aldersgate Retirement Community Independent Living Dining Room 6600 Poplar Springs Drive Meridian, MS
Veteran’s Benefits Seminar

Tuesday August 12, 2014



State & county representatives will be here to address these topics for the veterans who are 62 and older approaching ‘retirement’ age:

*service connected disability compensation

*non-service connected pension

*death pension

*aid and attendance benefits

*spousal benefits



General Public Session: 4:00 – 6:00 PM



To Be Held At:

Aldersgate Retirement Community

Independent Living Dining Room

6600 Poplar Springs Drive

Meridian, MS 39305

Call Marsha Hannah at 601-482-5561 x 212 for reservations and questions



PLEASE ATTEND THIS INFORMATIVE free SEMINAR

Bring a discharge document.



** Time will not allow for current/pending claims to be discussed during this meeting**



Aldersgate is a proud to support our veterans and their spouses!


http://www.wtok.com/community/events/270875161.html | 270875161

MCC Calendar of Events - August 2014

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Meridian Community College
August 2014 Calendar of Events



Workforce Development Class, S.E.R.T., Basic Medic Course, Aug. 13-15, 601-482-7445.



Workforce Development Class, Basic Intermediate Welding, Aug. 15-Oct. 17, 7 a.m. to noon, Fridays, MCC Workforce Development Center, 601-482-7445.



ServSafe Food Seminar, Aug. 16, 8 a.m., Workforce Development, 601-482-7445.



Soccer Eagle Day, Aug. 16, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., C.D. Smith Field. Coach Alex George, 601-484-8697.



Fall semester classes begin, Aug. 18. 601-483-8241.



Continuing Education class, Basic Cabinetry and Woodworking, Aug. 19-Dec. 9, 6-9 p.m.; class meets on Tuesdays; Reed Hall Room 132. 601-482-7445.



Soccer, MCC Eagles vs. Holmes Community College, Aug. 19; 5 p.m., women, 7 p.m., men. C.D. Smith Field. Coach Alex George, 601-484-8697.



Workforce Development Class, Continuing Education class, Forklift Training, Aug. 22, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Workforce Development Center. 601-482-7445.



Soccer, MCC Eagles vs. East Central Community College, Aug. 23; 5 p.m., women, 7 p.m., men. C.D. Smith Field. Coach Alex George, 601-484-8697.



Workforce Development class, Street Defensive Driving, Aug. 23, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Workforce Development. 601-482-7445.



Workforce Development class, Call Center Customer Service Day Class, Aug. 25-27, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Webb Hall Room 129. 601-482-7445.



Workforce Development class, HVAC, Part I, Aug. 25-Dec. 8, 6-9 p.m., class meets on Mondays. 601-482-7445.



Workforce Development class, HVAC, Part II, Aug. 26-Dec. 9, 6-9 p.m., class meets on Tuesdays. 601-482-7445.



Workforce Development class, Small Engine Maintenance and Repair, Aug. 26-Oct. 28, 6-9 p.m., class meets on Tuesdays. 601-482-7445.



Workforce Development class, Basics of Computers, Aug. 26,-Sept. 24, 5:30-7:30 p.m., class meets on Tuesdays, Webb Hall, 601-482-7445.



Miller Art Gallery opening exhibit reception, Aug. 26, 4:30 p.m., Miller Art Gallery, Ivy Hall. John Marshall, 601-484-8647.



Soccer, MCC Eagles vs. Itawamba Community College, Aug. 29; 2 p.m., women, 4 p.m., men. C.D. Smith Field. Coach Alex George, 601-484-8697.



Continuing Education class, Fun with Frames, Aug. 30, 10 a.m., Webb Hall. 601-482-7445.
Kay Thomas
College Promotions
Meridian Community College
601-484-8689

http://www.wtok.com/community/events/270875091.html | 270875091

Family Day

10:00 am - 2:00 pm

East Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Quitman, MS
Event Title: Family Day

Event Date: September 7,2014

East Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Quitman Ms Family Day Sunday, September 7 @10:00-2:00 Wade Phillips, speaker

Josh Meadows
Pastor @ East Pleasant Grove BC

http://www.wtok.com/community/events/270874991.html | 270874991

EMBDC - Upcoming Events

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See Schedule
Upcoming Events

Business Before Hours
MSU Riley Center
Tuesday, August 12th
8 a.m.

East Miss Liquidator
Ribbon Cutting
2116 North Frontage Rd
Tuesday, August 12th
2 p.m.

AOTECH Computers
Ribbon Cutting
600 22nd Avenue
Thursday, August 14th
10 a.m.

YPM Monthly Meeting
Rush Cafeteria Private Dining Room
3rd Floor, Ambulatory Bldg
Monday, August 18th
12 p.m.

EMBDC Golf Classic
Briarwood Golf Course
Friday, September 26th

http://www.wtok.com/community/events/270874951.html | 270874951

Family Matters Workshop

5:00 pm

Antioch Missionary Baptist Church
Antioch Missionary Baptist Church Single, Married,
Single Again Ministry Is sponsoring a Family Matters
Workshop on Saturday, August 30, 2014 @ 5:00
p.m. Topics:
. Dysfunction within the Family
. Soul Ties
Facilitator: Apostle Cleveland Hayes

http://www.wtok.com/community/events/270874841.html | 270874841

Community Health Fair

8:00 am - 12:00 noon

Antioch Missionary Baptist Church
The Health & Wellness Ministry is sponsoring a
Friends and Family Community Health Fair on
Saturday, August 23, 2014 @ 8:00 a.m.- 12:00 noon.
There will be free glucose, blood pressure and
Cholestrol screening. Please come FASTING.
Refreshments will be served.
Free door prizes.
Free diabetic, cholestrol and blood pressure
materials.
Free counseling.

Facilitator: Apostle Cleveland Hayes

http://www.wtok.com/community/events/270874671.html | 270874671

Calendar of Downtown Events - August 11th - August 17th

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Calendar of Downtown Events - August 11th - August 17th
Vol. lll No. 85




Monday, August 11, 2014




Event:Suit Sale

Location:Sam's Fashion

Time: All Week

For More Information:Call 601.693.2731

Stacy Adams Suit buy one get one free.




Event:Sterling Silver and Beaded Earrings $10

Location:Lucas Road

Time: All Week

For More Information: Call 601.483.0028




Event:Dress Sale

Location:Bambino

Time:All Week

For More Information:Call 601.693.5253

Girls pageant dresses 20% off. Ladies pageant and prom dresses 25%off.




Event: Half Off Bottles of Wine

Location:Weidmann's

Time: Every Monday

For More Information:Call 601.581.5770

Happy Hour 4pm - 7pm.




Tuesday, August 12, 2014




Event: Ribbon Cutting

Location: East Mississippi Liquidators

Time: 2pm

For More Information: Call 601.207.5058

The EMBDC will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony for East Miss Liquidators on Tuesday, August 12th, at 2 p.m. They are located at 2116 North Frontage Road in Meridian. Please come out and join us in supporting this new business.




Event: Trivia Night

Location:Weidmann's

Time: 8pm till close

For More Information:Call 601.581.5770

Happy Hour 4pm - 7pm




Wednesday, August 13, 2014




Event:Ladies' Night / MS Craft Beer and Vinyl

Location: Weidmann's

Time: 6pm - 8pm

For More Information:Call 601.581.5770

Happy Hour 4pm - 7pm.




Thursday, August 14, 2014




Event:Ribbon Cutting

Location:AOTECH Computer

Time: 10am

For More Information: Call 601.990.8324

The EMBDC will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony for AOTECH Computers. They are located at 600 22nd Avenue in Meridian. Please come out and help AOTECH Computers as they join the EMBDC and grow their business in Meridian.




Event:Live Music

Location: Weidmann's

Time: 9:30pm - 11:30pm

For More Information: Call 601.581.5770

Happy Hour 4pm -7pm.




Event:Karaoke & Open Mic Night

Location: Faces Lounge

Time: 7pm - 12am

For More Information:Call 601.880.6315

No Cover




Friday, August 15, 2014




Event: MUM Day

Location:Meridian Underground Music

Time: All Day

For More Information: Call 601.485.1363




Event: Friday's Flowers

Location: Saxon's Flowers & Gifts

Time: 9am - 4pm

For More Information: Call 601.693.6734

$12 wrapped bouquets or ½ price on stems.




Event: Stage 2 Presents Westside Story

Location:The Historic Temple Theatre

Time: 7pm

For More Information: Call 601.480.9563




Event:Live Music

Location: Weidmann's

Time: 7pm

For More Information: Call 601.581.5770

Happy Hour 4pm - 7pm.




Event:Live Music

Location: Faces Lounge

Time:7pm - 2am

For More Information:Call 601.880.6315

Ladies Free until 10:30 pm




Saturday, August 16, 2014




Event:Meridian Area Farmers Market

Location: Underpass on Front Street next to Union Station

Time:Saturday 7am -1pm

For More Information:Call 601.604.2892

Free Cobbler. Basket Giveaway every thirty minutes. Peaches,blueberries,tomatoes,corn and squash can all be expected to be at your Meridian Area Farmers Market in the month of August. Greater Meridian Health Clinic is offering free blood pressure and BMI screenings. Chef D will also attend.




Event: Stage 2 Presents Westside Story

Location:The Historic Temple Theatre

Time: 7pm

For More Information: Call 601.480.9563




Event: Live Music

Location:Faces Lounge

Time: 10pm

For More Information: Call 601.880.6315

$10 Cover




Sunday, August 17, 2014




Event:Jazz Brunch with Steve Watson

Location:Weidmann's

Time:10am - 4pm

For More Information:Call 601.581.5770




Event: Stage 2 Presents Westside Story

Location:The Historic Temple Theatre

Time: 2pm

For More Information: Call 601.480.9563






For all community events check out the Meridian Community Calendar


Meridian Main Street is an award winning not-for-profit, public/private partnership working in concert with others for the revitalization of downtown Meridian. To join Main Street, call 601.693.7480 or visit our website http://meridianmainstreet.com. Like us on Facebook: Meridian Main Street


http://www.wtok.com/community/events/270464841.html | 270464841

ECCC Wall O’ Sound to Hold Exhibition Performance

4:00 pm

East Central Community College ... on the band practice field located behind Brackeen-Wood Gymnasium on the north end of the Decatur campus.
ECCC Wall O’ Sound to Hold Exhibition Performance Aug. 8

The East Central Community College Wall O’ Sound Marching Band will hold an exhibition performance at 4 p.m. Friday, August 8, on the Decatur campus, announced Hunter Corhern, Director of Bands.

“We appreciate everyone’s support of the Wall O’ Sound and we invite them to bring their lawn chairs and get a sneak preview of our upcoming marching show,” Corhern said.

Activities will last approximately one hour and will be held on the band practice field located behind Brackeen-Wood Gymnasium on the north end of the Decatur campus.

The band will perform songs from their 2014 show titled "We Will Rock You" and featuring songs by Queen.

For more information, contact Corhern at 601-635-6123 or email hcorhern@eccc.edu.
Maria McLeod
Assistant to the Vice President for Public Information
East Central Community College
P.O. Box 129
Decatur, MS 39327
mmcleod@eccc.edu
601-635-6303
Fax: 601-635-4398

http://www.wtok.com/community/events/270463771.html | 270463771

EMBDC - Upcoming Events

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See Schedule
We hope you can attend our upcoming ribbon cuttings!


East Miss Liquidators
2116 North Frontage Rd
Tuesday, August 12th
2 p.m.


AOTECH Computers
600 22nd Avenue
Thursday, August 14th
10 a.m.


Meredith Rea
Public Relations Coordinator
East Mississippi Business
Development Corporation
1901 Front Street, Suite A
Meridian, MS 39301
601.693.1306
F 601.693.5638
www.embdc.org

http://www.wtok.com/community/events/270463371.html | 270463371

EMBDC - Upcoming Events

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See Schedule
Upcoming Events

East Miss Liquidator
Ribbon Cutting
2116 North Frontage Rd
Tuesday, August 12th
2 p.m.

AOTECH Computers
Ribbon Cutting
600 22nd Avenue
Thursday, August 14th
10 a.m.

YPM Monthly Meeting
Rush Cafeteria Private Dining Room
3rd Floor, Ambulatory Bldg
Monday, August 18th
12 p.m.

EMBDC Golf Classic
Briarwood Golf Course
Friday, September 26th

Leadership Lauderdale Applications Accepted Until August 15th
Applications for the 2014-2015 class of Leadership Lauderdale are being accepted through Friday, August 15th, and are posted on the EMBDC website (www.embdc.org). Space is limited. For more information please contact Michele Thames at mthames@embdc.org or 601-693-1306.

You can download the information through the links below:
Leadership Lauderdale Brochure
Leadership Lauderdale Nomination Form
Leadership Lauderdale Application


Meredith Rea
EMBDC
Public Relations Coordinator
mrea@embdc.org

http://www.wtok.com/community/events/270014401.html | 270014401

4th Annual Skeet Shoot Tournament

9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Coye Assembly of God 501 McDonald Rd Preston, MS
Event: 4th Annual Skeet Shoot Tournament
August 23rd

When: August 23rd 9am to 2pm

Location: Coye Assembly of God in preston, ms 501 McDonald Rd

Cost: $10 Entry Fee

there will be 3 divisions

Kids

Teens

Adults

the first place prize winner will recieve a custom call from Double Birdge Custom calls

Every Entry will have the Possibility of Winning a brand New Ruger 10/22 with 500 rounds of ammo

ALso, we will have door prizes throughout the day

for more information you can call or text pastor lee at 601-701-6322 or check out our facebook page at www.facebook.com/coyeassemblyofgod. Don't forget to like us
Pastor Lee Watson
601-701-6322 or email
leeandg@hughes.net

http://www.wtok.com/community/events/269834351.html | 269834351

Calendar of Downtown Events - August 4th - August 10th

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See Schedule
Calendar of Downtown Events - August 4th - August 10th
Vol. lll No. 84



Monday, August 4, 2014



Event:Suit Sale

Location:Sam's Fashion

Time: All Week

For More Information:Call 601.693.2731

Stacy Adams Suit buy one get one free.



Event:Sterling Silver and Beaded Earrings $10

Location:Lucas Road

Time: All Week

For More Information: Call 601.483.0028



Event:Dress Sale

Location:Bambino

Time:All Week

For More Information:Call 601.693.5253

Girls pageant dresses 20% off. Ladies pageant and prom dresses 25%off.



Event: Half Off Bottles of Wine

Location:Weidmann's

Time: Every Monday

For More Information:Call 601.581.5770

Happy Hour 4pm - 7pm.



Event: The Biscuit Eater

Location: Historic Temple Theater

Time:7pm - 9:30pm

For More Information:

Street Flicks presents "The Biscuit Eater". "The Biscuit Eater" was the first film shot on location with sound. The story was written by Elliott Street's uncle, Mississippi novelist, James Street. This is the first of a Monday Night series selected as films that influence Elliott's career.



Tuesday, August 5, 2014



Event: Summer Kid's Movie Club - Planes

Location: Historic Temple Theatre

Time: 10am

For More Information:Call 601.693.5353

Admission $2. Summer Kids Movie Club at the Temple Theatre presents "Frozen"

Concessions will be available. No outside food or drink allowed.



Event: Free Computer Training

Location: AOTech Computer

Time: 10am-11:30am or 6pm-7:30

For More Information: Call 601.990.8324

These classes are designed specifically for beginners and include basic skill building and clear explanations. Classes cover a variety of topics including: Basic Computer Skills, Operating System Differences, Introduction to the Internet. Registration is required for all computer classes. If you are interested in this class, please register at www.aotechtraining.com or call.



Event: Trivia Night

Location:Weidmann's

Time: 8pm till close

For More Information:Call 601.581.5770

Happy Hour 4pm - 7pm



Wednesday, August 6, 2014



Event: Starting A Business-First Steps

Location: EMBDC Conference Room

Time: 2pm- 4pm

For More Information: 601.693.1306 Dustin Odom

Are you interested in starting your own business but don't know where to begin? This seminar outlines the basic steps to start a business. Topics include: regulations such as licenses and permits; legal forms of business ownership; basic marketing concepts to help analyze the revenue potential; lending terminology; outline for a business plan and other resources to assist in starting a business.



Event: Ladies' Night / MS Craft Beer and Vinyl

Location: Weidmann's

Time: 6pm - 8pm

For More Information:Call 601.581.5770

Happy Hour 4pm - 7pm.



Thursday, August 7, 2014



Event: Live Music

Location: Weidmann's

Time: 9:30pm - 11:30pm

For More Information: Call 601.581.5770

Happy Hour 4pm -7pm.




Event: Karaoke & Open Mic Night
Location: Faces Lounge

Time: 7pm - 12am

For More Information:Call 601.880.6315

No Cover



Friday, August 8, 2014



Event: MUM Day

Location: Meridian Underground Music

Time: All Day

For More Information: Call 601.485.1363



Event: Friday's Flowers

Location: Saxon's Flowers & Gifts

Time: 9am - 4pm

For More Information: Call 601.693.6734

$12 wrapped bouquets or ½ price on stems.



Event: Live Music

Location: Weidmann's

Time: 7pm

For More Information: Call 601.581.5770

Happy Hour 4pm - 7pm.



Event: Live Music

Location: Faces Lounge

Time: 7pm - 2am

For More Information:Call 601.880.6315

Ladies Free until 10:30 pm



Saturday, August 9, 2014



Event: Live Music

Location: Faces Lounge

Time: 10pm

For More Information: Call 601.880.6315

$10 Cover



Sunday, August 10, 2014



Event: Jazz Brunch with Steve Watson

Location: Weidmann's

Time:10am - 4pm

For More Information:Call 601.581.5770



For all community events check out the Meridian Community Calendar






Meridian Main Street is an award winning not-for-profit, public/private partnership working in concert with others for the revitalization of downtown Meridian. To join Main Street, call 601.693.7480 or visit our website http://meridianmainstreet.com. Like us on Facebook: Meridian Main Street

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Meridian Activity Center - Calendar of Events

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Meridian Activity Center 3300-32nd Avenue Meridian, MS
Thursday, August 7 from 8:00 - 12:00 AARP Driver Safety Training class will be held at Meridian Activity Center, 3300-32nd Avenue. Phone 601-485-1812 to register. $15 for members of AARP; $20 for non-members.

Monday, August 11 from 6:00 - 7:30: Michael Remy will show us how to use our iPhones! Meridian Activity Center, 3300-32nd Avenue. Phone 601-485-1812 to register.

Monday, August 11 from 8:00: Fall classes begin at Meridian Activity Center, 3300-32nd Avenue. Phone 601-485-1812 to register.
Barbara Wells, Director
Meridian Activity Center
3300-32nd Avenue
Phone/FAX 601-485-1812
barbarawells@meridianms.org

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Make-A-Wish Foundation - "2-Day Garage Sale"

7:00 am - 2:00 pm Both Days

10165 Lynwood Drive Tanglewood Subdivision Meridian, MS
August 15 and 16, Friday and Saturday from 7 AM to 2 PM will be our monthly garage sale at 10165 Lynwood Drive. Green sleeper sofa 25.00, 15 in Computer monitor 15.00, brown desk 20.00, toys galore .25 cents up, purses, cloths, and shoes 50 cents each, frames and pictures galore .25 to 5.00. Fabric galore 25 and 50 cents and lots more. Treasure hunt each month. Bring your aluminum cans, old locks and keys, and ink cartridges for recycling and we have a purse stuffed with goodies for 1.00 each chance to be given away at the Sept. MAW meeting. For more information on all that is going on call 601-483-8144
Brenda Golisch
MAW Volunteer
601-483-8144

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Revival Services

7:30 pm each eveing

Mt. Zion Baptist Church of Porterville
Mt. Zion Baptist Church of Porterville will have Revival Services
Aug. 25th - 29th nightly at 7:30
Guest Speaker: Terry Randall
Rev. Tony Hubbard is the pastor of the church

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H & R Block ... annual career fair from:

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Jackson, MS. – Mississippi’s unemployment rate is more than 7.9 percent, the worst in the nation. H&R Block (NYSE: HRB) is doing its part to support it’s community by creating jobs for Retail Store Managers, Tax Professionals, and Client Service Professionals. We are starting our seasonal hiring process now!
The country’s largest tax preparation firm will hold its annual career fair from:
Aug 2, 2014 Jackson, MS (H&R Block office at 5250 I55 N, Jackson, MS. 9am-3pm Deville Plaza)
Aug 5, 2014 Jackson, MS (H&R Block office at 5250 I55 N, Jackson, MS. 9am-7pm Deville Plaza)
Aug. 6, 2014 Meridian, MS  (H&R Block office at 2938 North Hills St, Meridian MS 9am-7pm  )
Aug. 7, 2014 Tupelo, MS  (H&R Block office at 401 S Gloster, Tupelo, MS. 9am-7pm)
Aug. 8, 2014 West Point, MS (H&R Block office at 335 Hwy 45 S, West Point, MS. 9am-7pm)
Aug. 9, 2014 Meridian, MS  (H&R Block office at 2938 North Hills St, Meridian MS 9am-3pm  )

H&R Block’s 41 local offices will be hiring for more than 350 seasonal positions, including office managers, customer service representatives and tax professionals for next tax season. Applicants should bring a resumé, as interviews will be conducted on-site. Bilingual candidates are also encouraged to attend.
“Whether serving in a client services role or the role of a tax preparer, our seasonal associates are the face of H&R Block,” said Adela Walsleben, District General Manager.
Office positions offer flexible schedules, ability to earn extra income, bonus potential and opportunity for advancement. Applicants should enjoy working with others and be eager to help people.
“We're looking for people who can deliver outstanding client service, and lead and develop people,” Walsleben said. “For our tax professionals, we want someone who can provide outstanding client service, communicate effectively and work independently, but also as part of a team.”
For more information, applicants can call 601-956-9495.

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Parent University

4:00 - 6:00 pm

MCC’s Tommy Dulaney Center ... (across the street from the main campus)
The Meridian Public School District will hold the first Parent University today from 4 to 6 p.m. in MCC’s Tommy Dulaney Center (across the street from the main campus). We will have a very short program, door prizes, entertainment, and informational stations that parents can visit to learn more about the upcoming school year. The informational stations include each school, technology, community partners, etc. The event is come and go.

Elizabeth McDonald
Public Relations Director
Meridian Public School District
601.482.0423
emcdonald@mpsdk12.net

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Revival Services

7:30 pm each evening

Springhill Baptist Church of Meridian
Springhill Baptist Church of Meridian will have Revival Services
Aug. 25th - 29th nightly at 7:30
Guest Speaker: Rev. William Harper
Rev. Samuel Alford is the pastor of the church

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Revival Services

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Tabernacle United Methodist Church 1197 Highway 19 South Meridian, MS
Tabernacle United Methodist Church of Meridian will have Revival Services
Aug. 25th - 27th nightly at 7:00

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Jimmie Rodgers Museum for Farm Bureau members ...

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MERIDIAN – The Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation has signed an agreement with the Jimmie Rodgers Museum for a 50 percent discount on admission for Farm Bureau members.



“The Jimmie Rodgers Museum is a wonderful place to learn about the history music in America and the role Meridian’s native son, Jimmie Rodgers, played in it,” said Greg Gibson, Member Services Director for the Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation. “Farm Bureau is always on the lookout for ways to save our members money on things like entertainment, hotels, Ford vehicles, cell phone service, and things like that. This discount with the Jimmie Rodgers Museum fits right in with what we’re trying to do.”



Jimmie Rodgers Foundation President Betty Lou Jones agreed. “This is a great opportunity for us to partner with Farm Bureau and give their members another added value with their membership while at the same time promoting Jimmie Rodgers.”



In researching the startup of the Member Benefit program, Farm Bureau found out that one of its members, a cattle farmer/country songwriter named Britt Gully, is the #1 Jimmie Rodgers tribute singer in the country. Farm Bureau has produced a story about Gully for their television show Voices of Agriculture. The episode featuring Gully will air on Thursday, July 31, at 1:00 p.m. on the RFD-TV Network which can be seen on DirecTV channel 345 and Dish Network channel 231. The show will repeat on these same channels on Saturday, August 2, at 2:30 p.m.



The Jimmie Rodgers Museum is located at 1725 Jimmie Rodgers Drive in Highland Park in Meridian. Regular admission prices are $10 for adults, $5 for seniors, $5 for students, and children under 12 are free. Farm Bureau members must show proof of membership to receive the 50 percent discount.

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The Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation is the state’s largest general farm organization with more than 192,000 member-families statewide. There are Farm Bureaus in all 82 counties in Mississippi where agriculture comprises a fundamental part of Mississippi’s economy. Headquartered in Jackson, the federation is an independent, non-profit agricultural organization and is not associated with any arm of the government. For more information about Farm Bureau, visit our website at www.msfb.org.

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20th Annual Conference on Domestic Violence

8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Riley Center, Meridian, MS
Save the Date!!

Mississippi State University Meridian
Social Work Program

20th Annual Conference on Domestic Violence

"Surviving the Violence:
Stolen Lives"

Thursday, October 9, 2014
8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Riley Center, Meridian, MS

Sessions may include:
Human Trafficking: What is Happening in Mississippi
Child Abuse: The Effects on Future Relationships
Men and Violence: What is the Solution
The Legal System: How Effective are our Laws
Burnout and Secondary Trauma

Social Work CE Credits will be applied for with the NASW, MS Chapter.

Contact Care Lodge at 601-482-8719 for updates.
Registration will be available in August.



Care Lodge Domestic Violence Shelter, Inc.
Peace Begins at Home

24 Hour Crisis Line
601-693-HOPE
(601-693-4673)

For more information on the conference or the services provided by Care Lodge,
contact Care Lodge Community Services at 601-482-8719.

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 5331, Meridian, MS 39302

Mission Statement
Consistent with our belief in the value, worth and dignity of each person, Care Lodge seeks to eliminate domestic violence by providing victims, offenders and the community with appropriate, effective programs and services. Care Lodge continues to advocate for an environment free from domestic violence.

Our Agency
Care Lodge Domestic Violence Shelter, Inc., founded in May 1981, is a 501(c)3 non-profit agency and is the only certified domestic violence shelter in Mississippi Highway Patrol District VI. We provide services for approximately 1,000 shelter and non-shelter clients every year.


Care Lodge provides services for the following counties:
Clarke, Kemper, Lauderdale, Leake, Neshoba, Newton, Noxubee, Scott and Winston and includes communities of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians.

http://www.wtok.com/community/events/269062861.html | 269062861

Miss. Beekeepers Association ......

5:30 pm

Farm Bureau Bldg. Highway 39 north Meridian, MS
WHAT: Miss Beekeepers monthly meeting

WHEN: Thursday August 7th

PLACE: Farm Bureau Bldg.
Highway 39 north
Meridian, MS

TIME: 5:30 pm

The public is invited to attend

http://www.wtok.com/community/events/269037241.html | 269037241

Second Annual Back to School with MCC

1:00 - 6:00 pm

Meridian Community College
Meridian Community College will host its Second Annual Back to School with MCC, Thursday, Aug. 7, from 1-6 p.m. in Ivy Hall. For more information, call 601-483-8241 or 1-800-MCC-THE-1.

Kay Thomas
Meridian Community College
College Promotions
910 Highway 19 North
Meridian, MS 39307
601-484-8689

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Town Hall Session to discuss the City of Quitman's Comprehensive Plan

6:00 pm

at the Depot
A Town Hall Session to discuss the City of Quitman's Comprehensive Plan will start at 6 P.M. ... July 29th at the Depot. A Comprehensive plan gives detailed information on land use needs, infrastructure needs, housing, Schools, transportation, and details on what is planned to improve quality of life and economic opportunities for our Citizens. Jim Crapse is donating sandwiches by Subway for this event.

VERY IMPORTANT! FOR ALL CITIZENS TO UNDERSTAND WHERE THEIR TAX DOLLARS WILL BE SPENT. BRING YOUR NEIGHBORS AND YOUR INPUT IS REQUESTED.
Eddie

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Newton County Youth Football Association - Open House

8:30 am

Beulah Hubbard ball field
Final registration and open house - August 2nd

Newton County Youth Football Association is holding an open house Saturday August 2nd beginning at 8:30 am at the Beulah Hubbard ball field. Lunch will be provided. Players will need to wear shorts,
t-shirts, and cleats.

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Meridian Main Street - Calendar of Downtown Events - July 28th - August 3rd

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Calendar of Downtown Events - July 28th - August 3rd - Vol. lll No. 83


Monday, July 28, 2014

Event:Great Gift ideas!

Location: LaBiche Jewelers

Time: All Week

For More Information:Call 601.693.6071



Event:Suit Sale

Location:Sam's Fashion

Time: All Week

For More Information:Call 601.693.2731

Stacy Adams Suit buy one get one free.



Event:Meridian Area Farmers Market

Location: Underpass on Front Street next to Union Station

Time: Monday through Saturday 7am -1pm

For More Information:Call 601.484.3988



Event:Sterling Silver and Beaded Earrings $10

Location:Lucas Road

Time: All Week

For More Information: Call 601.483.0028



Event:Dress Sale

Location:Bambino

Time:All Week

For More Information:Call 601.693.5253

Girls pageant dresses 20% off. Ladies pageant and prom dresses 25%off.



Event: Half Off Bottles of Wine

Location:Weidmann's

Time: Every Monday

For More Information:Call 601.581.5770

Happy Hour 4pm - 7pm.



Tuesday, July 29, 2014



Event: Summer Kid's Movie Club - Frozen

Location: The Temple Theatre

Time: 10am

For More Information:Call 601.693.5353

Admission $2. Summer Kids Movie Club at the Temple Theatre presents "Frozen"

Concessions will be available. No outside food or drink allowed.



Event: Trivia Night

Location:Weidmann's

Time: 8pm till close

For More Information:Call 601.581.5770

Happy Hour 4pm - 7pm



Wednesday, July 30, 2014



Event: Ladies' Night / MS Craft Beer and Vinyl

Location: Weidmann's

Time: 6pm - 8pm

For More Information:Call 601.581.5770

Happy Hour 4pm - 7pm.



Thursday, July 31, 2014



Event: Live Music

Location: Weidmann's

Time: 9:30pm - 11:30pm

For More Information: Call 601.581.5770

Happy Hour 4pm -7pm.




Event: Karaoke & Open Mic Night


Location: Faces Lounge

Time: 7pm - 12am

For More Information:Call 601.880.6315

No Cover



Friday, August 1, 2014



Event: MUM Day

Location: Meridian Underground Music

Time: All Day

For More Information: Call 601.485.1363



Event: Friday's Flowers

Location: Saxon's Flowers & Gifts

Time: 9am - 4pm

For More Information: Call 601.693.6734

$12 wrapped bouquets or ½ price on stems.



Event: Your Voice, Your Choice: Youth Summit

Location: City Hall 3rd Floor

Time: 6pm - 8pm

For More Information: Call 601.693.3806

PACE Coalition and NFusion X will host a quarterly Youth Summit at City Hall. There will be a guest speaker, and panel of experts. The theme will be "Youth Moving In a Better Direction".



Event:Sucarnochee Revue - All Shook Up

Location: Temple Theatre

Time: 7pm - 9pm

For More Information: Call 601.693.5353

Admission $10



Event:Shadows of the 60's, A Tribute to Motown

Location: MSU Riley Center

Time: 7:30pm

For More Information: Call 601.696.2200

Admission $39, $33. Motown memories storm the stage in this exciting tribute show featuring songs of The Four Tops, The Temptations, and The Supremes.



Event: Live Music

Location: Weidmann's

Time: 7pm

For More Information: Call 601.581.5770

Happy Hour 4pm - 7pm.



Event: Live Music

Location: Faces Lounge

Time: 7pm - 2am

For More Information:Call 601.880.6315

Ladies Free until 10:30 pm



Saturday, August 2, 2014



Event: Earth's Bounty

Location: Singing Brakeman Park

Time: 8am - 1pm

For More Information: Call 601.693.7480

Join us the first Saturday of April through November for a beautiful harvest at Earth's Bounty. We'll have fresh fruit, vegetables, honey, jams, jellies, breads, soaps, shrubs, flowers and more! There's bouncy houses for the kids, Tiny-the Belgian mare, live music, a food truck and tons of vendors. Come out and bring your family and friends! We'll see you there!



Event: Live Music

Location: Faces Lounge

Time: 10pm

For More Information: Call 601.880.6315

$10 Cover



Sunday, August 3, 2014



Event: Jazz Brunch with Steve Watson

Location: Weidmann's

Time:10am - 4pm

For More Information:Call 601.581.5770



Event: School of Art Exhibit

Location: Meridian Museum of Art

Time:2pm

For More Information:Call 601.693.1501

Featuring works produced by the youth of our community which also features a silent auction of Chairs which are produced during the summer session.



For all community events check out the Meridian Community Calendar


Meridian Main Street is an award winning not-for-profit, public/private partnership working in concert with others for the revitalization of downtown Meridian. To join Main Street, call 601.693.7480 or visit our website http://meridianmainstreet.com. Like us on Facebook: Meridian Main Street

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