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25th Annual Rock-N-Roll Revival Charity Car show

Date(s): 10/3/2015

9:00 am

At the former Red Hot Truck Stop location ... next to Long John Silver's/A&W Root Beer
The 25th Annual Rock-N-Roll Revival Charity Car show will take place Oct. 3rd beginning at 9:00 am
at the former Red Hot Truck Stop location next to Long John Silver's/A&W Root Beer. (601) 527-3408

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JCJC’s Horticulture program helping lawn care/landscapers earn required state license

Date(s): 7/30/2015, 7/31/2015, 8/1/2015, 8/2/2015, 8/3/2015, 8/4/2015, 8/5/2015, 8/6/2015, 8/7/2015, 8/8/2015, 8/9/2015, 8/10/2015, 8/11/2015, 8/12/2015, 8/13/2015, 8/14/2015, 8/15/2015, 8/16/2015

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Jones County Junior College
JCJC’s Horticulture program helping lawn care/landscapers earn required state license
ELLISVILLE – Some people naturally have a “green” thumb and have made some “green” by turning their talent into a business with the knowledge learned in horticulture classes at Jones County Junior College. However, some lawn maintenance and landscaping businesses may not be aware of a state requirement for doing business, especially if they did not get the proper training offered in classes. JCJC Horticulture instructor Wendy Wilkerson advises her students and the public, if they are operating a landscaping or lawn maintenance business without the required Landscape Horticulturist License they could be fined hundreds of dollars depending on the offense. JCJC’s horticulture two-year or certificate option applies classroom knowledge of the lawn, landscaping, turf, and nursery business with hands on experience in the field to prepare students for work and for the state license test.
“The purpose of the Horticulture Technology program is to meet the needs of the industry on all levels of training and skills. This applies to persons entering school directly from a secondary program or re-entering for specific training and/or license certification. At the completion of 32 or 47-credit hours, a student is eligible to receive a Certificate in Horticulture. If students complete the full 62-semester hour curriculum, they are eligible for an Associate in Applied Science degree,” said Wilkerson.
Hattiesburg restaurant owner, Scott Martin earned a degree in marketing from Mississippi State and owned two restaurants in Hattiesburg before he decided to expand into the lawn maintenance business. His love of the outdoors and cutting a couple of lawns turned into a blossoming and unexpected business very quickly. However, he desired to be more confident in his skills and looked to JCJC for help.
“With more customers came more jobs and requests to plant flowers and do irrigation,” said Martin. “I could trim plants and things but I didn’t know if I was doing it right and during the proper season. Now I have the knowledge and I can confidently give recommendations.”
Getting an Associate’s degree in Horticulture and the Landscape Horticulturist license, Martin said was not easy. He had to close one restaurant recently, while continuing to run Bop’s in Hattiesburg and then drive to classes in Ellisville. Martin and his wife also had two kids during the two years he was at JCJC. Nonetheless, Martin is now enjoying a thriving business as the “Lawn Ranger.”
“My degree and license allowed me to be confident about what I do. Since I graduated in May, my lawn and landscaping business has increased by about 40-percent. I wanted to do it right and I didn’t want to turn business away,” said Martin.
Not everyone planting flowers or cutting grass is required to get a license, but the law limits how businesses can advertise and the type of services they can offer. According to the Mississippi Agriculture and Commerce department, a Landscape Horticulturist License is required: “for persons engaged in landscaping services and the setting or replacement of any plants. No person shall advertise in any manner, solicit business, place bids, enter contracts or receive a fee to render landscaping services and setting of plants without first obtaining a license. A Landscape Horticulturist License is not required for irrigation installation and lawn maintenance (grass mowing, fertilizing, etc.). Persons engaged in lawn maintenance shall not have the words landscape or landscaping in their business name for it is considered a form of advertisement for landscaping and setting of plants.”
JCJC 2001 horticulture technology program graduate and owner of Adams Nursery in Petal, Ricky Adams said his business doesn’t require the state Landscape Horticulturist license. That’s because the three-generation owned business doesn’t do commercial nursery work or landscaping. However, Adams said getting a degree in horticulture and earning his license opens up the possibility for future opportunities.
“It never hurts to have a little more education and if we add landscaping to our business, we will need to be licensed and I will be ready,” said Adams.
Having a degree Adams added, even after working in the family business most of his life, is one of the reasons his business thrives.
“Not a lot people stay in the plant/flower nursery business because it’s a tough industry. Having a horticulture background and degree, gives me an added advantage to succeed. Confidently knowing the answers to my customers questions, assures them.”
Adams said if you’re working in any aspect of the horticulture business, JCJC’s plant materials class is also beneficial.
For more information about the JCJC Horticulture Technology program contact Wendy Wilkerson by email: wendy.wilkerson@jcjc.edu or call 601-477- 4172.


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

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Annual Women’s Day Program

Date(s): 8/16/2015

2:30 pm

Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, Collinsville
The Home Mission Ministry of Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, Collinsville, is pleased to announce our Annual Women’s Day Program to be held Sunday, August 16th @ 2:30 p.m.

Each year God anoints this program to be a special time of fellowship and this year the expectation is even greater! We are honored to have as our featured guest, Lady Tammy Thompson, First Lady of 31st Avenue Baptist Church, Meridian. First Lady Thompson has a graceful anointing to deliver the word of God with passion and power. In addition, Lady Kajsa Cole and the Fire House Praise Ministry will lead Praise and Worship.

We are anxious with excitement, and invite everyone to share this extraordinary day with us. Please plan to join us as we give to and receive from heaven in a service that will change lives.


Sincerely,

Johannah Wansley,
Program Coordinator

Frances Washington,
Home Mission Ministry President

Chester L. Davis, Jr.,
Pastor

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FALL REGISTRATION OPEN NOW AT EAST MISSISSIPPI COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Date(s): 7/28/2015, 7/29/2015, 7/30/2015, 7/31/2015, 8/1/2015, 8/2/2015, 8/3/2015, 8/4/2015, 8/5/2015, 8/6/2015, 8/7/2015, 8/8/2015, 8/9/2015, 8/10/2015, 8/11/2015, 8/12/2015, 8/13/2015, 8/14/2015

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East Mississippi Community College
FALL REGISTRATION OPEN NOW AT EAST MISSISSIPPI COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Students can register now for the fall semester at East Mississippi Community College. Classes are available throughout the college’s district, including the Golden Triangle and Scooba campuses, as well as extensions at Columbus Air Force Base, Lion Hills and West Point-Clay County Center.
EMCC offers both on-campus and eLearning/online classes to accommodate students’ personal schedules. Options include both full terms and intensive “mini-terms.” The fall full-term semester starts Aug. 17; final registration is Aug. 13-14.
Many kinds of EMCC scholarships and other financial aid are available.
Students who graduated from high school this spring and live in the EMCC district are eligible to apply for financial assistance through the Tuition Guarantee program. Briefly stated, it means qualified students can attend EMCC tuition-free. Incoming students must apply for all the federal and state aid, and EMCC scholarships, for which they are eligible. If there's still a shortfall, and the student still owes money, the tuition guarantee program steps in and pays the balance. EMCC’s district is made up of Clay, Kemper, Lauderdale, Lowndes, Noxubee and Oktibbeha counties.
Full-time students who complete registration by July 31 receive a $100 discount on their fees. This discount applies to both on-campus and online students.
Here’s a look at the options for the start of the fall semester:

Fall Full-term Semester
Aug. 14: Registration deadline
Aug. 17: First day of classes
Dec. 8-10: Final exams

Fall First Intensive “Mini-term”
Aug. 14: Registration deadline
Aug. 17: First day of classes
Oct. 7-8: Final exams

Fall Full-term Online Semester
Aug. 21: Registration deadline
Aug. 24: First day of classes
Dec. 4: Online classes end

Additional on-campus and online “mini-terms” will be offered in October.
For more information, look for the registration links on the home page at www.eastms.edu or email answers@eastms.edu.
Suzanne Monk, director of public information Office: (662) 476-5014 Cell: (601) 480-2879
Jason Browne, publications coordinator Office: (662) 476-8417 Cell: (662) 251-2296

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Free Medical Services ...

Date(s): 8/4/2015, 8/5/2015, 8/6/2015, 8/7/2015, 8/8/2015, 8/9/2015, 8/10/2015, 8/11/2015, 8/12/2015, 8/13/2015

8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Theo Ratliff Activity Center 306 1st Ave. Demopolis, AL
Aug. 4th - 13th

Medical services at no cost ...
Medical - Dental - Optical .... First Come, First Served

Call for further information ...
(334) 289-0577

or

Delta Regional Authority ..
1-662-624-8600

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EMBDC - Upcoming Events

Date(s): 7/28/2015, 7/29/2015

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Upcoming Events

Meridian Day at the Neshoba County Fair
Philadelphia, MS
Wednesday, July 29th
11:00 a.m.

Business Before Hours
Guest Speaker Adrienne Slack with the Federal Reserve
MSU Riley Center
Tuesday, August 11th
8:00 a.m.

TAME & A Point of Splendor Business After Hours
7921 Poplar Springs Drive
Thursday, August 13th
4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

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ECCC to Hold Final Fall Registration Session August 14

Date(s): 8/3/2015, 8/4/2015, 8/5/2015, 8/6/2015, 8/7/2015, 8/8/2015, 8/9/2015, 8/10/2015, 8/11/2015, 8/12/2015, 8/13/2015, 8/14/2015

8:00 am - 1:00 pm

East Central Community College
ECCC to Hold Final Fall Registration Session August 14

New and transfer students who plan to attend the 2015 fall semester at East Central Community College and have not registered for classes are encouraged to attend the final registration session on Friday, Aug. 14, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the Decatur campus.

Prior to attending registration, students should have on file in the Office of Admissions a completed ECCC Application for Admission (available online at www.eccc.edu); ACT or COMPASS scores, which will be used for placement in English and mathematics courses; and high school/college transcripts. Transfer students must have all college transcripts on file before they can register.

Students who have completed the admissions process and have been accepted will have received a letter instructing them on where to report Aug. 14. Students who have not completed the admissions process should report to the Eddie M. Smith Student Union Building with their ACT or COMPASS score and official transcripts.

The COMPASS will be given at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 14, in the Success Center in the Burton Memorial Library. The cost is $20, and it takes about two hours. Students may register once complete.

On the day of registration, students will complete their fall class schedules, have photos made for identification badges and the college yearbook, apply for a parking decal and complete the online orientation.

Fall classes begin Monday, Aug. 17.

For more information, contact Student Services at 601-635-6205 or email rlee@eccc.edu.

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

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Meridian Main Street - Downtown Happenings ... July 27 - August 2

Date(s): 7/27/2015, 7/28/2015, 7/29/2015, 7/30/2015, 7/31/2015, 8/1/2015, 8/2/2015

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Downtown Happenings ... July 27 - August 2 ... Vol. lV No. 36

Monday, July 27, 2015

Event: Meridian Area Farmers Market
Location: Singing Brakeman Park
Time: Monday - Saturday 7am - 1pm
For More Information: Call 601.604.2892

Event: Interiors Market & Climate Controlled Storage
Location: Hulett Building
Time: Now Accepting Applicants
For More Information: Call 662.401.8812

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

Event: Shirt & Tie Combos
Location: Sam's Fashion
Time: All Week
For More Information: Call 601.693.2731

Event: Garden Essentials Sale
Location: Planters Supply
Time: All week
For More Information: Call 601.890.1750
On sale is the garden & flower seed, plants, trees, shrubbery, bedding plants, tropicals, ferns, fresh cut hay & alfalfa from New Mexico. Also on sale is dog food for $16.25 / 50 lb bag.

Event: Free Install on all Car Stereo Speakers
Location:Hoopers
Time: All week
For More Information: Call 601.693.2668

Event: $99.99 School Uniform Package
Location:The Liberty Shop
Time: All week
For More Information: Call 601.693.5331
Get a start early on School Uniforms.

Event: Lunch Special
Location:Aie's Taste of Thai
Time: All Week
For More Information: Call 601.484.5858
$7.99 Lunch Special M - F from 11-3.

Event:HTTP
Helpful Technology for Today's Pupil
Location:AOTECH Computers
Time: All Week
For More Information: Call 601.890.1750
AOTECH Computers with United Way of East MS will take your older working desktops and laptops and give them new life for the students in the classroom. To donate you can drop them off at AOTECH computers or United Way of East MS.


Event: Facebook Special
Location:Belle Cheveux Salon
Time: Monday - Wednesday
For More Information: Call 601.990.9280
10% off all salon services when you mention our Facebook post!

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 Store Schedule
Location: Bambino's Boutique
Time: 9:30am - 5:30pm
For More Information: Call 601.693.5253
Will only be open on Monday, Friday, and Saturday.

Event:Einstock Release Party
Location: Brickhaus
Time: 6:00pm - 10:00pm
For More Information:
Call 601.490.5242

Event:Meridian Craft Beer Club
Location: Brickhaus
Time: 7:00pm - 8:00pm
For More Information:
Call 601.490.5242
The Meridian Craft Beer Club meets and discusses a craft each week.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Event: Terrific Tuesday Facebook Sale
Location: LaBiche Jewelers
Time: 9:00am
For More Information: Call 601.693.6071
Every Tuesday morning at 9am, an item with a Terrific sale price will be posted on Facebook! It will be available on a first come, first served basis for that day only!

Event: Surf n' Turf Night
Location: Harvest Grill
Time: 5:00pm
For More Information: Call 601.282.5609

Event:Ladies Night
Location: Brickhaus
Time: 5:00pm - 11:30pm
For More Information: Call 601.490.5242
Local Live Music!

Event:Trivia Night
Location: Weidmann's
Time: 8:00pm till close
For More Information: Call 601.581.5770
Happy Hour 4pm - 7pm

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Event: Half Price Drinks During Happy Hour
Location: Weidmann's
Time: 4:00pm - 7:00pm
For More Information: Call 601.581.5770

Event: Live Trivia
Location: Brickhaus
Time: 8:00pm - 11:30pm
For More Information: Call 601.490.5242

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Event:Summer Kids' Movie Club
Location:Meridian Temple Theatre
Time: 10:00am
For More Information: Call 601.693.5353
Movie: Annie

Event:Meridian Lions Club
Location: Rush Hospital Cafeteria
Time: 11:30am - 1:00pm
For More Information: Call 662.418.5848
Anyone in the community is welcome as a guest!

Event: Dustin Pounders
Location:Brickhaus
Time: 8:00pm - 12:00am
For More Information: Call 601.490.5242

Friday, July 31, 2015

Event:"Fifty Shades of Men - The Show!"
Featuring Members of the Original Chippendales
Location:Meridian Temple Theatre
Time: 8:00pm
For More Information: Call 601.693.5353
A spectacular, tasteful Ladies' Night Event! Tickets on sale at the Temple Box Office during regular business hours, Tuesday - Friday, 10 a.m. - noon; 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. Sellout crowd expected - get your tickets now!

Event:Shady Groove
Location:Brickhaus
Time: 9:00pm - 1:00am
For More Information: Call 601.490.5242

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

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Event:Earth's Bounty Farmers Market
Location: Singing Brakeman Park
Time: 8:00am - 1:00pm
For More Information: Call 601.693.7480
Join us for a bountiful harvest the first Saturday of the month April - November. We'll have fresh fruit, vegetables, honey, jams, jellies, bread, soaps, shrubs, flowers, and more! There will be a bouncy house for the kids, a food truck, and live music. Join us for this FREE family fun event!

Event:Arts in the Courtyard
Location:Brickhaus
Time: 10:00am - 5:00pm
For More Information: Call 601.490.5242

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Event:Jazz Brunch with Steve Watson
Location:Weidmann's
Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm
For More Information: Call 601.581.5770

If you would like your event on Meridian Main Street's Downtown Happenings,
the deadline is Thursday at noon the week before
a published calendar (calendars are sent on Mondays)

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
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ECCC to Hold Registration for Electrical Technology Program in Louisville August 13

Date(s): 8/13/2015

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Louisville Career Advancement Center 923 South Church Street
ECCC to Hold Registration for Electrical Technology Program in Louisville August 13

East Central Community College in Decatur will be registering students for its Electrical Technology Program on Thursday, Aug. 13, at the Louisville Career Advancement Center.

ECCC is now offering courses in its Electrical Technology Program at the Louisville Center beginning this fall.

College officials will be available from 8:30 a.m. to noon on Aug. 13 at the center located at 923 South Church Street to help students register for fall 2015 courses.

The for-credit courses, which can lead to an Associate of Applied Science degree, are offered via video conferencing, with a tech facilitator in the Louisville Career Advancement Center to assist with questions and hands-on course work and demonstrations.

Courses include Fundamentals of Electricity, AC and DC Circuits for Electrical Technology, Residential and Light Commercial Wiring, Blueprint Reading and Electrical Power.

The Associate of Applied Science degree in Electrical Technology prepares students to be employed by industries both large and small, by electrical power companies, and in the construction industry.

The courses are being made available thanks to a $2.5 million Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training grant, which the college was awarded last fall to provide workforce training opportunities in Winston County, including information technology, healthcare, energy and advanced manufacturing.

The college applied for the grant in response to the unemployment rate and the number of workers displaced due to the April 2014 tornado damage.

For more information on the Electrical Technology program, contact Wayne Eason, director of workforce development, at 601-635-6211 or weason@eccc.edu. Or, visit www.eccc.edu.

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

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Center Ridge Baptist Church August 2015 Announcements

Date(s): 8/16/2015, 8/17/2015, 8/18/2015, 8/19/2015, 8/20/2015, 8/21/2015, 8/22/2015, 8/23/2015, 8/24/2015, 8/25/2015, 8/26/2015, 8/27/2015

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Center Ridge Baptist Church, in Shubuta MS
Center Ridge Baptist Church August 2015 Announcements

Word Explosion
August 16, 2015
August 18-20, 2015
Center Ridge Baptist Church, in Shubuta MS, will be hosting a,“Word Explosion Revival," beginning on Sunday, August 16, 2015 @ 11:00 am. The Word Explosion will continue on August 18 - 20, 2015 @ 7:30 pm nightly. August 18, 2015, Rev. Carlos Wilson, Pastor of Ebenezer M. B. Church, in Hattiesburg MS, will be the guest speaker. August 19, 2015, Rev. Spencer Richardson, Pastor of East Galilee M.B. Church, in Rose Hill MS, will be the guest speaker. August 20, 2015, Rev. Zachary Operton, Pastor of Prince of Peace, in Meridian MS, will be the guest speaker. For more information call (601) 776-3649. Pastor Lorenzo Carter


Wonderful Word on Wednesday
August 26, 2015
Center Ridge Baptist Church, in Shubuta, MS, will be hosting, “Wonderful Word on Wednesday,” on Wednesday, August 26, 2015 @ 7:00 pm. For more information call (601) 776-3649. Pastor Lorenzo Carter.

New Foundation Theological Seminary Registration and Orientation. August 27, 2015
Center Ridge Baptist Church, in Shubuta MS, will be having,"New Foundation Theological Seminary Registration and Orientation" on Thursday, August 27, 2015 @ 6:30 p.m. For more information call (601) 776-3649.

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MPSD Campus Police Chief Ricardo Clayton to Carry Flame of Hope for Special Olympics World Games Los Angeles 2015 Final Leg

Date(s): 7/27/2015, 7/28/2015, 7/29/2015, 7/30/2015, 7/31/2015, 8/1/2015, 8/2/2015

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MPSD Campus Police Chief Ricardo Clayton to Carry Flame of Hope for
Special Olympics World Games Los Angeles 2015 Final Leg
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 24, 2015- On May 14 2015, the Flame of Hope, the official torch for the Special Olympics
World Games Los Angeles 2015, was lit at the Sacred Site of Pnyx, opposite the Acropolis in
Athens, Greece, formally beginning its journey to the World Games. In keeping with Olympic
tradition and custom dating back to the Ancient Greeks, the torch was lit by the sun’s rays, and will
remain lit until the end of the Games on August 2.
Meridian Public School District Campus Police Chief Ricardo Clayton of Meridian, Ms. will serve
as a Guardian of the Flame of Hope and participate in the Law Enforcement Torch Run Final Leg,
the last journey of the flame throughout the state of California. Ricardo Clayton has been selected by
the Mississippi Law Enforcement Torch Run and Special Olympics Mississippi to be one of the 126
Final Leg Team members. Law enforcement personnel are selected for this honor by their local
Torch Run and Special Olympics program for their dedication and commitment to the Special
Olympics movement.
“We are extremely pleased that Chief Clayton has been selected to represent not only the Meridian
Public School District and city of Meridian but the State of Mississippi as well at the Special
Olympic World Games,” said MPSD Superintendent Dr. Alvin Taylor. “They could not have chosen
a finer person to carry the Flame of Hope.”
After the official lighting, the flame will begin its journey through all 50 states and the District of
Columbia as a part of the historic Special Olympics Unified Relay Across America presented by
Bank of America. At the conclusion of the Unified Relay, the Flame of Hope will be handed over to
the 2015 Los Angeles Final Leg Team, where it will travel for 17 days to more than 125 cities and
towns throughout California, honoring the spirit of the Special Olympics global movement and
delivering a message of hope to communities where people with intellectual disabilities continue to
fight for acceptance and inclusion. At each stop, the flame will be carried by teams of law
enforcement personnel and Special Olympics athletes representing 48 states and 23 countries around
the world, on a course allowing thousands of spectators to witness its important journey.
“The Flame of Hope’s journey is symbolic of our global mission to deliver inspiration and hope to
Special Olympics athletes and their families, break down barriers to equality that still exist, and
create awareness for social change worldwide,” said Janet Froetscher CEO of Special Olympics,
who participated in the official lighting ceremony in Greece in May. “We are fortunate to be able to
deliver the flame and everything it stands for – hope, courage, opportunity, inspiration and equality –
to our athletes because of the experience and expertise of our partners in law enforcement
throughout the world.”
Chief Ricardo Clayton also serves as the Director of Power Lifting for the Mississippi State Special
Olympics Summer Games.
The Flame of Hope will complete its journey on July 25 when the Law Enforcement Torch Run
Final Leg team carries it into the Opening Ceremony of the 2015 World Games on July 25, and it
ignites the cauldron at the historic Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, site of the 1932 and '84
Olympics Opening Ceremony. The public will be able to see daily photographs, videos and read
reports of the Flame of Hope’s journey online at: letr.finalleg.org
About the 2015 Los Angeles Law Enforcement Torch Run Final Leg
The Final Leg tradition is for law enforcement officers, representing their country, state and Torch
Run Program, to act as “Guardians of the Flame” and carry the Special Olympics Torch and "Flame
of Hope" to the Opening Ceremonies of the Special Olympics World Games. This Torch Run event
is called the Final Leg because it represents the culmination of Torch Run events that have occurred
previously throughout the World. The Torch Run Final Leg is not only a salute to the athletes from
around the World who will compete in the Special Olympics World Games, but also an honor for the
participating law enforcement officers who comprise the Torch Run Final Leg Team. The Olympic
flame symbolizes the light of spirit, knowledge and life. With identical power and majesty, the
Special Olympics "Flame of Hope," in the entrusted care of the law enforcement community,
symbolizes the courage and celebration of diversity that the Special Olympics movement represents.
The 2015 Final Leg will precede the Special Olympics World Games held in Los Angeles,
California. The Flame Arrival Ceremony was held in the state capitol in Sacramento, California on
Monday, July 13. The flame then traveled throughout the state before it reaches the Opening
Ceremony in Los Angeles on July 25. The mission of the Final Leg is to create awareness and
excitement for Special Olympics, support and attendance of the World Games, and involve, inspire
and motivate runners to increase their level of commitment to Special Olympics when they return to
their local Programs. The Final Leg Team (126 members strong) is comprised of law enforcement
runners, Special Olympics athletes, and Logistics Team members from 48 states and 23 countries
around the world representing 79 Torch Run programs. Final Leg runners were chosen for their
dedication and commitment to the Law Enforcement Torch Run and Special Olympics by their
respective Torch Run Programs throughout the world. For more information on the Law
Enforcement Torch Run Final Leg for the 2015 World Games, please contact Final Leg Committee
Chairman and Team Captain John Newnan at final.leg@gmail.com
About the Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR)
The LETR began 33 years ago with founder Wichita Police Chief Richard LaMunyon, and five law
enforcement officers carrying the torch for the Special Olympics Kansas Summer Games in Wichita.
The LETR has since evolved to a volunteer partnership with Special Olympics to champion
acceptance and inclusion. It has become a worldwide community of law enforcement officers
rallying to support Special Olympics, the impetus for millions of new friendships around the world,
and a series of events including Torch Runs, Polar Plunge fundraisers, and Tip-ACop
® events. The LETR is the largest grassroots fundraiser for Special Olympics with more than
100,000 law enforcement participants around the world. It was announced at the 2014 LETR
conference that the LETR has raised a cumulative sum of a half a billion dollars since its inception in
1981 and more than $50.3 million in 2013 for Special Olympics athletes.
About the Unified Relay Across America
The Special Olympics Unified Relay Across America presented by Bank of America, is a once in a
lifetime opportunity for America to unite to build communities of respect and inclusion. Over the
course of 46 days, in a hand-to-hand exchange, over 20,000 participants throughout the nation will
run, walk or bike a segment of the relay in this team and individual fundraising event, carrying the
Special Olympics Flame of Hope across the country and helping to deliver it to Los Angeles for the
Special Olympics Word Games. The Unified Relay will be three simultaneous routes hitting all 50
states and will be led by celebrity and Special Olympics athlete co-captains and supported by law
enforcement officers. The Unified Relay began on May 26, where it will be split into three
simultaneous routes starting in Augusta, Maine; Miami, Florida; and Washington, D.C. Traveling
west, all three routes were unified in Los Angeles on July 10. Along each route, welcoming
ceremonies and community celebrations will take place nightly with musical performances, celebrity
guests and Unified Sports Experiences. ESPN and ABC are the Official Media Partners of the
Unified Relay Across America presented by Bank of America.
About the Special Olympics World Games Los Angeles 2015
With 7,000 athletes and 3,000 coaches representing 177 countries, along with 30,000 volunteers and
an anticipated 500,000 spectators, the 2015 Special Olympics World Games - being staged in Los
Angeles July 25 - August 2, 2015 - will be the largest sports and humanitarian event anywhere in the
world in 2015, and the single biggest event in Los Angeles since the 1984 Olympic Games. The
2015 Special Olympics World Games, with the unparalleled spirit, enthusiasm, teamwork, joy and
displays of courage and skill that are hallmarks of all Special Olympics events, will feature 25
Olympic-style sports in venues throughout the Los Angeles region. The Opening Ceremony, to be
held July 25, 2015 in the historic Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, site of the 1932 and 1984
Olympic Games, is expected to attract 80,000 spectators. On April 30, 2014, LA2015 and ESPN
announced a global programming deal that will see ESPN bring coverage of World Games to
millions of fans around the world. Honorary Chairs of the Games are President Barack Obama and
First Lady Michelle Obama, with Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and California Governor Jerry
Brown serving as Honorary Hosts. Current Founding Champions and sponsors include The Coca-
Cola Company, Mattel, Deloitte, Toyota, Bank of America, Kaiser Permanente, OUE Skyspace Los
Angeles, Davis Elen Advertising, Microsoft, Toys“R”Us, Google, UPS, AEG, David Geffen, Kate
Capshaw and Steven Spielberg, The Walt Disney Company, Panda Express, and Knights of
Columbus.. LA2015, the Games Organizing Committee, is a recognized 501(c)(3) non-profit
organization. For more information on the 2015 Special Olympics World Games, including
volunteer and sponsorship opportunities, visit www.LA2015.org and on social with #ReachUpLA on
Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
About Special Olympics
Special Olympics is a global movement that unleashes the human spirit through the transformative
power and joy of sports, every day around the world. We empower people with intellectual
disabilities to become accepted and valued members of their communities, which leads to a more
respectful and inclusive society for all. Using sports as the catalyst and programming around health
and education, Special Olympics is fighting inactivity, injustice and intolerance. Founded in 1968
by Eunice Kennedy Shriver, the Special Olympics movement has grown to more than 4.4 million
athletes in 170 countries. With the support of more than 1.3 million coaches and volunteers, Special
Olympics delivers 32 Olympic-type sports and more than 81,000 games and competitions
throughout the year. Special Olympics is supported by individuals, foundations and partners,
including the Christmas Records Trust, the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics®,
The Coca-Cola Company, The Walt Disney Company and ESPN, Lions Clubs International, Mattel,
Microsoft, P&G, Bank of America, Essilor Vision Foundation, the B. Thomas Golisano Foundation,
Finish Line, The Safeway Foundation, and Safilo Group. Visit Special Olympics at
www.specialolympics.org. Engage with us on: Twitter @specialolympics; fb.com/specialolympics;
youtube.com/specialolympicshq, instagram.com/specialolympics and
specialolympicsblog.wordpress.com.
About Meridian Public School District: The Meridian Public School District’s mission is to
empower students to become productive, competitive, and responsible citizens in a global society.
MPSD serves over six thousand students on 13 school campuses. For more information, please visit
us on the web at www.mpsd.k12.ms.us.

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The process of mailing out over 45,000 voter registration cards is now complete

Date(s): 7/24/2015, 7/25/2015, 7/26/2015, 7/27/2015, 7/28/2015, 7/29/2015, 7/30/2015, 7/31/2015, 8/1/2015, 8/2/2015, 8/3/2015

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The process of mailing out over 45,000 voter registration cards is now complete. Where we had hoped to get each voter their new card by July 1 st, we literally worn out the equipment, had to order parts and unanticipated supplies to fulfill this goal of every voter having a new card. This was a tedious process, but well worth it.

If you have a valid address and have not moved, you should have already received your new voter registration card. Cards were mailed out due to the new Legislative redistricting with the Senate and the House lines. There were a few precinct location changes, also. If a voter has made a change in the last few days, they should receive their card by Monday, July 27.

We have had several hundred cards being returned from the post office and there is a good chance that this voter’s name will no longer be on the poll books. It is the voters responsibility to notify their circuit clerk’s office every time that there is a change in name or address. This includes if a voter has moved within the same complex and merely changed apartment numbers or lot numbers. We have had many voters adding a post office box or no longer using a post office box which effects the possibility of mail being returned. We cannot stress enough that EVERY TIME YOU MOVE, even if down the road, across the street, etc., your circuit clerk’s office needs to be notified.

If you have NOT received your new card then there is possibly an issue and you need to call your circuit clerk’s office for us to research the problem and help get the correct information from the voter so that their vote will count. If you know you have made a recent change, you need to go into your circuit clerk’s office now or make the changes on the back of your voter registration card.

Call 601 482-9731 if you have NOT received your new card and have NOT moved.

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JCJC’s GED graduates begin a new journey

Date(s): 7/24/2015, 7/25/2015, 7/26/2015, 7/27/2015, 7/28/2015, 7/29/2015, 7/30/2015, 7/31/2015, 8/1/2015, 8/2/2015, 8/3/2015, 8/4/2015, 8/5/2015, 8/6/2015, 8/7/2015, 8/8/2015, 8/9/2015, 8/10/2015

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Jones County Junior College
JCJC’s GED graduates begin a new journey
ELLISVILLE –About half of the 84 eligible students completing their GED at Jones County Junior College took part in a special graduation ceremony at JCJC’s Whitehead Advanced Technology Center July 20. Despite obstacles and challenges, this group of students found the inspiration they needed to begin a new journey in their lives, like Bryan Travis. The Louisiana native moved to Seminary in 2013 and had to drop out of school and work on the pipeline. After being laid off last year, he decided to go back to school and finish. Within five months, he completed the work and is proud to have his high school diploma. As a result of hi dedication, Travis earned the JCJC Foundation Inc., Scholarship as the GED student with the overall high score. He also earned another JCJC scholarship as the highest scorer from Covington County.

“I wish I had stayed in school to get my diploma but I’m glad I’m done now,” said a relieved Travis. “This is another stepping stone in my life that I hope leads me to a computer programming job.”

Laurel’s David Cooper, Jr. missed receiving his diploma last year by failing the State English Test by three-points. He said JCJC gave him a chance to see what he missed out on by earning his high school diploma and participating in the graduation ceremony.

“You can’t give up,” said the hopeful graphic design major at JCJC. “You have to keep trying.”

Besides the students, JCJC’s GED instructors had their work cut out for them according to Director of the JCJC Adult Education program, Jennifer Griffith. A change in the GED test and a change in the state curriculum translated to fewer students but a big challenge for the instructors who were trying to keep up with the changes.

“These guys are amazing!” said Griffith. Last year we had 567 GED graduates. This year we had 82 and that lets you know how talented these folks (GED graduates) are passing that GED test. It also lets you know our teachers, who rank the highest in the state among junior colleges in the number of GED completions have got it together. I’m very proud of them.”

Keeping it together is not easy, said keynote speaker Rev. David Clark, who also teaches the GED classes in Greene County for JCJC. Even though these graduates accomplished something great, they are going to be tempted to “park” instead of continuing their education.

“If you sit still and find yourself not moving then you will find yourself not accomplishing anything. It doesn’t matter your age. Whether you’re 16 or 65, there is a place in your life and you have a purpose to fulfill. I encourage you tonight to understand that life must go on,” said Rev. Clark.

The pastor of Canaan-land United Pentecostal Church in Leakesville shared he decided to go back to college with three kids and a business in limbo.

“I refused to quit,” Rev. Clark shared and then challenged the audience with this final thought, “If nobody can believe in you, would please find the courage to believe in yourself.”

Dylan Douglas of New Hebron was one graduate whose story of determination was shared by assistant to the president, Gwen Magee. She explained his mother had called several testing centers before she called Jones to see if someone could help her 16-year old son who had withdrawn from school. After scoring high on the pre- test, JCJC advised Douglas to take at least 12-hours of courses and then see how he would perform on the GED practice test before taking the final exam. Douglas passed everything on the first try and auditioned for the JCJC band, earning a scholarship.

“His mom let us know since he passed his GED and received the band scholarship, she had never seen her son more excited about anything other than attending graduation and starting at JCJC in the fall,” said Magee. “Our program and people made a difference in his life and this family is very grateful.”

Also proving they are not only courageous and determined to succeed, seven students earned a little bonus during the ceremony. Clarke County’s Caleb King of Enterprise, Covington County’s Bryan Travis of Seminary, Jasper County’s Michael Boyd of Bay Springs, Jones County’s Brittany Boleware of Ellisville, Perry County’s Ashton McLain of Richton, and Smith County’s Harley Jo Rhodes of Taylorsville each received a JCJC scholarship for being the highest GED scorer from each of the JCJC eight-county district. Greene County recipient and homeschool student, Terri Pittman of Leakesville has plans of majoring in pharmacy technology at JCJC, with hopes to continue her education to become a medical sonographer. She also plans to take online classes in the Hope Corps Apostolic College to utilize her training on future mission trips. Pittman said she could relate to Rev. Clarks’ words of encouragement and shared her own words of advice for future, uncertain students.

“Always do your best and apply yourself. Have faith in yourself, and God will help you. Many times I felt like I couldn’t do this but the Lord gave me the strength to continue,” said Pittman.

After the 41 graduates received their diplomas, the VP of Student Affairs, Dr. Samuel Jones encouraged students with a “fishy” story.

“It is my hope that we’re not just feeding you tonight with the GED graduation, and we’re not just feeding you for a lifetime. I hope we’re teaching you how to buy the pond so you can take this back to your family and your community and show them what’s possible.”

JCJC’s GED classes for the fall semester begin Monday night, August 10 with day classes beginning Tuesday, August 11. Call 601-477-4164 for more information.

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

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JCJC sophomores earn Gold Key Awards

Date(s): 7/23/2015, 7/24/2015, 7/25/2015, 7/26/2015, 7/27/2015, 7/28/2015

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Jones County Junior College
JCJC sophomores earn Gold Key Awards

ELLISVILLE– Twelve Jones County Junior College sophomores are eligible to receive the Academic Gold Key honor because of their 4.0 GPA prior to final exams. Six other graduating students were awarded Leadership, Athletic and Merit Gold Key Awards during graduation practice.

The Merit Gold Key recipients are Jacob Ivy of Taylorsville and Brooke Miley of Sumrall. Leadership Gold Key recipients are Jonathan Nelson of Petal and Lindsay Miller of Ellisville. Baseball player, Chris Morgan of Madison and softball player and NJCAA Player of the Year, Tori Dew of Stonewall were selected for the Athletic Gold Key Award. These students were voted on by the sophomore class for this special recognition.

The twelve JCJC students expected to receive the Academic Gold Key honor include: Brandon Atwood of Seminary; Trent Black of Ellisville; Lauren Halase of Jayess; Emily Hill of Columbia; Anna Houston of Laurel; Kensey Jordan of Buckatunna; Lauren Lott of Hattiesburg; Lauren Sanders of Morton; Jordan Simmons of Laurel; Chandler Hardin of Raleigh; Lakin Thornton of Raleigh and Breanna Williams of Laurel.

18 students ended up earning 4.0! Here is the list:
Brandon Atwood - Seminary, MS
Trenton Black - Ellisville, MS
Lauren Halase - Jayess, MS
Emily Hill - Columbia, MS
Anna Houston - Laurel, MS
Kensey Jordan - Buckatunna, MS
Lauren Lott - Hattiesburg, MS
Lauren Sanders - Morton, MS
Jordan Simmons - Laurel, MS
Chandler Hardin - Raleigh, MS
Lakin Thornton - Raleigh, MS
Breanna Williams - Laurel, MS
Jacob Ivy - Taylorsville, MS
Meagan Brooke Miley - Sumrall, MS
Chris Morgan - Madison, MS
Jonathan Nelson - Petal, MS
Lindsay Miller - Ellisville, MS
Tori Dew - Stonewall, MS


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

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July 25th ... absentee voting, from 8 am until noon

Date(s): 7/22/2015, 7/23/2015, 7/24/2015, 7/25/2015

8:00 am - 12:00 noon

Your county circuit clerk's office
All 82 circuit clerks will have their office open this Saturday, July 25th, for absentee voting, from 8 am until noon to accommodate voters who are unable to come in during the regular weekday office hours of 8 to 5.

Voters are reminded to check their calendar for August 4 to see if there is a need to vote absentee. Mississippi does not have “early voting” but we do have the absentee process whereas you need to have a legal reason to vote absentee. Many voters will be on vacation, at a conference, or work related during the polling hours of 7am to 7pm. An example of that is your medical/health field, truck drivers, active duty, scheduled surgery, etc.

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Homecoming / Revival

Date(s): 8/2/2015, 8/3/2015, 8/4/2015, 8/5/2015, 8/6/2015, 8/7/2015

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St. Mary United Methodist church
St. Mary U.M. Church Homecoming began Sunday August 2, at 2p.m.Revival began Monday August 3 thru Friday 7 starting each night at 7p.m. Pastor Pianapue K.Early

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Homecoming / Revival

Date(s): 8/9/2015, 8/10/2015, 8/11/2015, 8/12/2015

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Spring Hill Baptist Church in Union, MS
Spring Hill Revival

Pastor Jerry Jones and the Spring Hill Church family invites everyone to annual revival services at Spring Hill Baptist Church in Union, MS which will begin with homecoming services on Sunday, August 9th along with the 11:00 a.m. worship services. Week nights services starts at 7:00 p.m.
Rev. Robert Denmark, Pastor of the Center Hill M. B. Church in Carthage, MS will be the evangelist for the week.

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Meridian Main Street - Downtown Happenings ... July 20 - 26

Date(s): 7/21/2015, 7/22/2015, 7/23/2015, 7/24/2015, 7/25/2015, 7/26/2015

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Downtown Happenings ... July 20 - 26 ...Vol. lV No. 35

Monday, July 20, 2015
REMINDER: The intersection of 23rd Avenue and Fifth Street will be closed beginning Monday, June 22, for a four-week period for the Meridian Revitalization Project, the city of Meridian has announced.

Event:Meridian Area Farmers Market
Location: Singing Brakeman Park
Time: Monday - Saturday 7am - 1pm
For More Information: Call 601.604.2892

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

Event: Shirt & Tie Combos
Location: Sam's Fashion
Time: All Week
For More Information: Call 601.693.2731

Event: Garden Essentials Sale
Location: Planters Supply
Time: All week
For More Information: Call 601.890.1750
Check out the Botanical Garden Walk at Planters Supply on Front Street! Planters Supply has a huge variety of gardening essentials, local honey, etc. On sale is the garden & flower seed, plants, trees, shrubbery, bedding plants, tropicals, ferns, fresh cut hay & alfalfa from New Mexico. Also on sale is dog food for $16.25 / 50 lb bag.

Event: Free Install on all Car Stereo Speakers
Location:Hoopers
Time: All week
For More Information: Call 601.693.2668

Event: $99.99 School Uniform Package
Location:The Liberty Shop
Time: All week
For More Information: Call 601.693.5331
Get a start early on School Uniforms.

Event: Lunch Special
Location: Aie's Taste of Thai
Time: All Week
For More Information: Call 601.484.5858
$7.99 Lunch Special M - F from 11-3.

Event: HTTP
Helpful Technology for Today's Pupil
Location:AOTECH Computers
Time: All Week
For More Information: Call 601.890.1750
AOTECH Computers with United Way of East MS will take your older working desktops and laptops and give them new life for the students in the classroom. To donate you can drop them off at AOTECH computers or United Way of East MS.

Event: Interiors Market & Climate Controlled Storage
Location: Hulett Building
Time: Now Accepting Applicants
For More Information: Call 662.401.8812

Event: Facebook Special
Location:Belle Cheveux Salon
Time: Monday - Wednesday
For More Information: Call 601.990.9280
10% off all salon services when you mention our Facebook post!

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


Community Awareness Event - July 22nd
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Meridian Housing Authority
2425 E. Street
Meridian, MS ... behind Meridian Police Dept. (601) 693-0118




Event: People's Choice Art Exhibit / School of Art
Location:Meridian Museum of Art
Time: Now - July 25
For More Information: Call 601.693.1501

Event: New Store Schedule
Location: Bambino's Boutique
Time: 9:30am - 5:30pm
For More Information: Call 601.693.5253
Will only be open on Monday, Friday, and Saturday.

Event: Meridian Craft Beer Club
Location: Brickhaus
Time: 7:00pm - 8:00pm
For More Information:
Call 601.490.5242
The Meridian Craft Beer Club meets and discusses a craft each week.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Event: Terrific Tuesday Facebook Sale
Location:LaBiche Jewelers
Time: 9:00am
For More Information: Call 601.693.6071
Every Tuesday morning at 9am, an item with a Terrific sale price will be posted on Facebook! It will be available on a first come, first served basis for that day only!

Event: Surf n' Turf Night
Location: Harvest Grill
Time: 5:00pm
For More Information: Call 601.282.5609

Event: Ladies Night
Location: Brickhaus
Time: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
For More Information: Call 601.490.5242
Local Live Music!

Event: Trivia Night
Location: Weidmann's
Time: 8:00pm till close
For More Information: Call 601.581.5770
Happy Hour 4pm - 7pm

Event: Tax Responsibilities for Small Business
Location: MSU-Meridian Division of Business (Deen Building)
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
For More Information: Call 601.693.1306

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Event: Half Price Drinks During Happy Hour
Location: Weidmann's
Time: 4:00pm - 7:00pm
For More Information: Call 601.581.5770

Event: Live Trivia
Location: Brickhaus
Time: 8:00pm - 11:30pm
For More Information: Call 601.490.5242

Event: Protect Your Health
Location: Behind the Meridian Police Dept
Time: 11:00am - 3:00pm
For More Information: Call 601.693.0118

Event: How to Develop a Business Plan
Location: EMBDC Conference Room
Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
For More Information: Call 601.693.1306

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Event:Distinguished Young Women Competition
Location: Meridian Temple Theatre
Time: 7:30pm
For More Information: Call 601.480.3438

Event: Small Business Learning Series
Location: EMBDC Conference Room
Time: 10:00am
For More Information: Call 601.693.1306

Event:Meridian Lions Club
Location: Rush Hospital Cafeteria
Time: 11:30am - 1:00pm
For More Information: Call 662.418.5848
Anyone in the community is welcome as a guest!

Event: Bryan Hayes
Location:Brickhaus
Time: 8:00pm
For More Information: Call 601.490.5242

Friday, July 24, 2015

Event: Distinguished Young Women Competition
Location: Meridian Temple Theatre
Time: 7:30pm
For More Information: Call 601.480.3438

Event: The Strays
Location:Brickhaus
Time: 9:00pm - 1:00am
For More Information: Call 601.490.5242

Event: Velcro Pygmies
Location: Rhythm and Brews
Time: 10:30pm - 2:00am
For More Information: Call 601.282.5608

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

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Event: People's Choice Art Exhibit Awards Reception
Location:Meridian Museum of Art
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
For More Information: Call 601.693.1501
There will be a $300 cash prize for the work receiving the most Best in Show votes and $100 first place category awards.

Event: Distinguished Young Women Competition
Location: Meridian Temple Theatre
Time: 8:00pm
For More Information: Call 601.480.3438

Event: "Alumni Haus Party":
A Fundraiser for The Meridian Freedom Project
Location:Brickhaus
Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm
For More Information: Call 601.490.5242

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Event: Jazz Brunch with Steve Watson
Location:Weidmann's
Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm
For More Information: Call 601.581.5770

Event: Open Mic
Location:Brickhaus
Time: 4:00pm - 7:00pm
For More Information: Call 601.490.5242

If you would like your event on Meridian Main Street's Downtown Happenings,
the deadline is Thursday at noon the week before
a published calendar (calendars are sent on Mondays)

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
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JCJC’s services in Jasper County expand with new Workforce Training Center

Date(s): 7/20/2015, 7/21/2015, 7/22/2015, 7/23/2015, 7/24/2015, 7/25/2015, 7/26/2015, 7/27/2015, 7/28/2015, 7/29/2015, 7/30/2015, 7/31/2015, 8/1/2015, 8/2/2015, 8/3/2015, 8/4/2015, 8/5/2015, 8/6/2015, 8/7/2015, 8/8/2015, 8/9/2015, 8/10/2015, 8/11/2015, 8/12/2015, 8/13/2015, 8/14/2015, 8/15/2015, 8/16/2015, 8/17/2015

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Jones County Junior College’s Jasper County Center in Bay Springs
JCJC’s services in Jasper County expand with new Workforce Training Center
ELLISVILLE – The expansion of Jones County Junior College’s Jasper County Center in Bay Springs to a three-building facility means residents in the area will have access to more educational services and economic development. The previous office space housed the original and JCJC’s first, off-campus center in 2008. Within three years, Jasper County Supervisors and JCJC administrators realized the need to expand to a larger facility. The new 31,103-square foot Center was officially opened to the public with a ribbon cutting ceremony July 16. National, regional, state and local officials came together to celebrate the expansion.

“The (Jasper County) Board of Supervisors is the key to this whole facility (and) we wouldn’t have had this opportunity if it had not been for Dr. Smith (JCJC President),” said State Representative for Jasper County, Johnny Stringer. “Jones Junior College has never gone outside of Ellisville but other community colleges have gone out….It’s all because of Dr. Smith that we’re here in this building today. He’s given us an opportunity and the board has taken advantage of it, so we’re really grateful.”

The JCWTC has a 350-seat assembly room and auditorium, the Jasper County Economic Development Director’s Office, the Jasper County Workforce Development Center, and Jasper Hall which includes seven-classrooms, a welding lab, a computer lab, and Adult Basic Education/GED classroom and offices.
This is the fourth campus extension JCJC has opened in the last three years. Jasper County led the way in making education and job training available for all of its citizens, with the establishment of the first off-campus center said Dr. Jesse Smith.

“Our intent is to have a Center in each of the eight-counties we serve, eventually. Our area is not going to make it in America without more than a high school education,” said Dr. Smith.

Lt. Governor Tate Reeves agreed with Dr. Smith about the importance of improving the educational level of the state’s citizens. The JCWTC represents the chance to improve educational levels.

“This facility represents the opportunity for people to get better educated and to get better trained for the jobs of the future. The government’s role is to create the environment which encourages those of you in the private sector to invest capital and create jobs,” said Reeves.

Originally Jasper County Supervisors estimated they would need $2.5 million for their vision to become a reality. However, with the East Central Planning and Development Districts’ assistance in finding more funding, officials realized the impact of their vision was more than a dream. Eventually, $4.5 million in funding came together from four main sources: $1,750,000 from the U.S. Dept. of Commerce (EDA); $350,000 from the Delta Regional Authority; $1,400,000 from the East Central MS Planning and Development District; $1,000,000 from the MS Development Authority (CAP Loan).

“We want to commend Jasper County for their vision and the courage to step out on this project,” said Community Development Director for the East Central Planning and Development District, Jenifer Buford. “You have a board of supervisors in Jasper County that are very proactive. They are visionaries.”

The U.S. Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development, Jay Williams said he knew the ribbon cutting ceremony for the JCWTC was a monumental event because of the level of collaboration. He commended all of the participants who made the expansion of the Jasper County Workforce Training Center possible through funding or providing services. The former Youngstown, Ohio mayor said having the vision to excel and having the ability to provide education is a priceless gift to the public.

“Providing economic opportunity through education and through skills training is critical to keeping this region, this state and this country competitive. The investments we are making in education are invaluable….Making sure we have the skills that are necessary for today’s jobs and tomorrow’s jobs are some of the most important things that we in public service can do,” said Williams.

With 50 million people unemployed and five million available jobs, Alternate Federal Co-Chairman for the Delta Regional Authority, Michael Marshall said job training will be even more important in the coming years.

“Manufacturing will have fewer jobs but there is going to be more high skilled jobs. There will have to be workforce training programs in place like this facility here. That’s the key to our future. That’s the key to our economy. That’s the key to our growth. This is your money and it is being put to the right use,” said Marshall.

Jasper County Board of Supervisors attorney, Ricky Ruffin pointed out the impact the Center will have on the county is far reaching. He also added that taxes will not be raised to pay for the Center.

“Whether you’re a traditional student or a non-traditional student, you can get an education here. You can also learn a trade here. Through some of that innovation and progressive thinking by the board of supervisors, it’s not going to raise your taxes; not one dime. Be proud of this facility,” said Ruffin.

Bay Springs’ CEO of Hol-Mac Corporation, Charles Holder, is extremely proud of the new JCWTC. He believes if we can get the people who want to be trained it will be a blessing to the county.

“It will be a big help if they can come and train here for Hol-Mac Industries because the companies that don’t require training practically don’t exist anymore,” said Holder. “This is the best thing that’s happened in Jasper County as far as economic development. This is economic development.”

To ensure those economic development opportunities continue to grow and expand, the county’s Economic Development Director’s office is located within the Center. EDA Director, Haskins Montgomery said this is a perfect occasion for workforce development and economic development to work together.

“This facility will give our men and women an opportunity to apply themselves and to enjoy a better quality of life to provide for their families,” said Montgomery.

Currently, the JCWTC offers GED/ABE classes, academic college courses and non-credit workforce training in Microsoft Office software and welding. Machining and Commercial Truck Driving will be added in 2016 and future workforce training programs include Millwright, Mobile App Development and Health Care Assistant. College-credit for welding and commercial truck driving will also be offered soon.

While the main campus is located in Ellisville, Jones County Junior College’s newly expanded Jasper County Workforce Training Center is a part of a network of Centers in JCJC’s eight-county district. The Centers are located in Leakesville, Waynesboro and Stonewall. Each Center offers an “anchor” program, like health care, pipe-fitting and petroleum technology, as well as credit and non-credit college courses, Adult Basic Education, GED and workforce training, including technical skills training as needed.

For more information about the Jasper County Workforce Training Center, email Center Director, Gary Suddith at gary.suddith@jcjc.edu or Lela Bryan at, lela.bryan@jcjc.edu.

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

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Meg McGuffin, Miss Alabama - will be in Sumter County on Tuesday, July 21.

Date(s): 7/21/2015

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Here is the bio for Meg McGuffin, Miss Alabama. Meg will be in Sumter County on Tuesday, July 21. She will be visiting Sumter Health and Rehab in York.
Tom Taylor
205-499-0505

Meg McGuffin
Miss Alabama 2015

Hometown Local Title Platform Issue
Ozark, Alabama Miss Phenix City Healthy is the New Skinny

Education
Auburn University – Graduate Student
Bachelor of Arts in Media Studies
Carroll High School

Ambition
Obtain a Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration

Talent
Contemporary Dance en Pointe

Scholastic Honors
Auburn University Dean’s List; Auburn University Founders Scholarship;
Auburn University Leadership Scholarship; Carroll High School Class of 2011 Salutatorian

Leadership Roles
Eagle Eye TV Entertainment Director; 2013 Camp War Eagle Camp Counselor; President of Auburn University Body Image Education and Eating Disorder Awareness (AUBIE-EDA); College Sorority Greek Sing Chair and Recruitment Committee; Auburn University Student Government Association Politics and Leadership division; College Sorority Pledge Class President; Carroll High School Student Government Association President

Accomplishments
Duke of Edinburgh Gold Medal; Miss Auburn University 2014; Mortar Board – Sphinx Chapter; Omicron Delta Kappa Honor Society; AU Rhythm Dancer; 2011-2013 Auburn University Tiger
Paw; 2011 Dale County’s Distinguished Young Woman; Top Eight Finalist and “Be Your Best Self” essay winner at 2011 Distinguished Young Woman of Alabama program; 2010 Alabama Girls State;
Miss Alabama’s Outstanding Teen 2007; over 300 documented hours of volunteer work with the
Boys and Girls Club; Southeast Alabama Dance Company Senior Company soloist;
Chapter 33 Dance Masters of America Senior Protégé

Interesting Facts
I performed on Broadway at age 11; My mom named me after her favorite breakfast sandwich;
My childhood home is haunted; I’ve eaten a cricket; I have been on mission trips to NYC and Haiti;
I auditioned for “America’s Got Talent”; I have a cat named “Monkey”.

Employment
Hostess at Hamilton’s on Magnolia; Dance instructor at Make Your Move;
First Year Experience Orientation Graduate Assistant at Auburn University

Mother – Lisa McGuffin

To book an appearance by Miss Alabama, please E-mail Eve Gray at evegray@centurytel.net.
Miss Alabama Pageant – 2809 Crescent Avenue Suite 2 – Birmingham, Alabama 35209 –
205-871-6276 - www.missalabama.com

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Highway 39 Bypass will be reduced to two-lane traffic ....

Date(s): 7/22/2015, 7/23/2015, 7/24/2015

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The City of Meridian announced that
Highway 39 Bypass will be reduced to two-lane traffic
beginning Wednesday, July 22nd at 8:00 a.m.
through Friday, July 24th.

The lane closure will affect the Highway 39 Bypass
to the intersection of 8th Avenue and 14th Street.

The reason for this closure is so that the city can make needed repairs. For more information contact Public Works Director, Hugh Smith @ 601-485-1920, hughsmith@meridianms.org

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EMCC ELECTRICAL PROGRAM DEBUTS NEW $20K LAB

Date(s): 7/20/2015, 7/21/2015, 7/22/2015, 7/23/2015, 7/24/2015

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East Mississippi Community College’s Golden Triangle campus
EMCC ELECTRICAL PROGRAM DEBUTS NEW $20K LAB

MAYHEW – The Electrical Technology program at East Mississippi Community College’s Golden Triangle campus is stronger than ever thanks to a new $20,000 electrical lab and the support of local industries.
Electrical instructor Bobby Johnson said the new lab, completed during the spring semester, is the most up-to-date training module EMCC has ever offered electrical students. It was built by EMCC students, but designed with the input of local companies which hire students directly out of the program, some even before they’ve graduated.
“We solicit advice from industries about new processes in the workplace. As our students were constructing this lab, we made them meet a lot of those standards industries are looking for today. We’re industry-fed in what we do here,” said Johnson.
“Some students have already been able to use what they’ve learned in the lab where they’re working. That really shows that our program is keeping current with industries, and that’s what we strive to do.”
Even before the completion of the electrical lab, Johnson said the Electrical Technology program boasted a 98 percent employment rate for second semester students.
“Companies are starting to seek us out. We’re doing some grant positions through state funding that pay the students’ salaries while they’re enrolled. But lots of companies seek us out without the grant. We had one local company tell us, ‘We go nowhere else to get students. We come to EMCC,’” he said.
Bob Edwards, metering services supervisor for 4-County Electric Power Association, said his company is one among many taking notice of the students coming from EMCC’s Electrical Technology program.
“As far as residential and commercial wiring, the caliber of students EMCC is sending to 4-County for interviews and our work program is far advanced over what we normally find. Having someone come in the door who already knows how to read a print or how a motor works, these are things you’re just not going to find anywhere else,” said Edwards.
Daniel Hamilton is a 2014 graduate of EMCC’s Electrical Technology program and is now an electrician at Steel Dynamics in Lowndes County. He began his time with Steel Dynamics as an intern while still attending classes at EMCC and was hired full-time after graduating. He said EMCC’s new lab will facilitate the single most important kind of learning for electricians: hands-on training.
“Learning out of the book is necessary, but 99 percent of our job is hands-on. And the faster you can do your job, the better,” said Hamilton.
“The instructors at EMCC did a fantastic job of preparing us and making sure we understood everything. But when I got to work, I needed a lot of repetition to get faster. So if you can narrow that gap in school, it will make you that much more impressive when you get to the workforce.”
Johnson said the new electrical lab will also allow students to find out which kind of work best fits their interest and skill set. Half of the lab mimics a residential structure where students encounter every type of wiring and fixture used in a house with the exception of the hot water heater. And the other half of the lab is commercial wiring, including panels, motors, conduits and some heating and air-conditioning.
To keep pace with the computerized controls in most commercial settings, the Electrical Technology program even enlisted members of EMCC’s Information Technology department to teach a class on PLCs (Programmable Logic Controls).
Johnson said the advances made by the Electrical Technology program in the last few years can be traced back to EMCC’s Manufacturing Technology & Engineering Division, which assumed responsibility for EMCC’s manufacturing-related career-technical programs in 2013.
“That’s the only way we’ve been able to do all of this. Our assistant deans, Joe Cook and Susan Baird, took strides to find funding for us. Everything we’ve asked for, they’ve bent over backwards to get it for us. Through grants, they’ve brought in about a half a million dollars worth of new equipment for Electrical Technology, Industrial Maintenance, Mechatronics and other programs.
“They allow us to do our jobs and keep these students current with what’s going on in industry. During the last two years, the bar was raised. Then this semester we went over the bar,” said Johnson.
To learn more about Electrical Technology program or the more than 25 career-technical programs offered at EMCC, visit eastms.edu.
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Here's a story about the new Electrical Technology lab at the Golden Triangle campus, but this time we've got video! Below is a link to an accompanying YouTube vid that our digital media department produced.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mdxr5UoC_VU
Suzanne Monk, director of public information Office: (662) 476-5014 Cell: (601) 480-2879
Jason Browne, publications coordinator Office: (662) 476-8417 Cell: (662) 251-2296
Rocky Higginbotham, PI/marketing associate Office: (662) 476-5013 Cell: (601) 604-2056

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Mississippi Sheriffs’ Association President to keynote JCJC’s summer graduation ceremony

Date(s): 7/17/2015, 7/18/2015, 7/19/2015, 7/20/2015, 7/21/2015, 7/22/2015, 7/23/2015, 7/24/2015, 7/25/2015, 7/26/2015, 7/27/2015, 7/28/2015, 7/29/2015, 7/30/2015, 7/31/2015

10:00 am

Jones County Junior College Fine Arts Auditorium
Mississippi Sheriffs’ Association President to keynote JCJC’s summer graduation ceremony

ELLISVILLE – Jones County Junior College will hold summer commencement exercises Friday, July 31, at 10 a.m. in the Fine Arts Auditorium. About 150 students are eligible for graduation with 90 students expected to participate in the commencement exercises. These students will leave Jones with either an Associate in Arts degree, Associate in Applied Science degree, or Vocational Certificate.

The keynote speaker for the graduation ceremony will be Jones County Sheriff and President of the Mississippi Sheriffs’ Association, Alex Hodge. The 1987Northeast Jones High School graduate immediately began serving his country by enlisting in the United States Air Force. After being honorably discharged, Hodge joined the Mississippi Highway Patrol in 1994 and served for eight years. He was elected as Jones County Sheriff in 2007 and was recently chosen by his peers to serve as president of his professional organization, the Mississippi Sheriffs’ Association. Hodge is the first Jones County Sheriff to serve in this position.

The Columbus, Mississippi native is also an active member in the National Sheriffs’ Association and the Laurel Kiwanis Club. He is also an appointed member of the Executive Board of the Joint Terrorism Task Force by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Among his accomplishments as Jones County Sheriff, Hodge cites the implementation of the inmate garden, the Working Inmate program, GED program, Outreach Ministry, partnering with the Mississippi Department of Transportation to provide an Inmate Anti-Litter Program and partnering with the City of Laurel’s Family First Program to implement Motherhood-Fatherhood Initiative programs. Hodge has also established a Community Appreciation Day on behalf of the Sheriff’s department in addition to working to combat crime.

He is a member of Glade Baptist Church where he serves as a licensed minister, deacon and Sunday School teacher. He and his wife Sharla Lott Hodge have been married 27 years and have two sons.

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

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The Traveling Echoes - Celebrating 61 Years !!!!

Date(s): 7/26/2015

2:30 pm ... doors open 1:30 pm

Council of Organization Bldg. Meridian, MS
The Traveling Echoes - Celebrating 61 Years of singing
God's praises.
Calling all groups, choirs, soloists and Praise Teams.
Donation is only $5 ...(if you are not singing with a group)

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WINGING CEREMONY SET FOR JULY 17th - NAS Meridian

Date(s): 7/17/2015

1:00 pm

in the Chapel on board NAS Meridian
WINGING CEREMONY SET FOR JULY 17


There will be a naval aviator designation ceremony Friday, July 17, at 1 p.m. in the Chapel on board NAS Meridian.
Fifteen U.S. Navy and Marine Corps aviators and two French navy pilots will receive their "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."
The speaker will be Capt. Paul Carelli, Commander Training Air Wing One.

Those receiving "Wings of Gold" include:

Ensign Tyler Benton, USN, who was named to the Commodore's List during Primary Flight Training and was VT-9's Student of the Month for October 2014. During Advanced Jet Flight Training, he earned two Navy "E's" for bombing accuracy and carrier qualified in the T-45C on board the USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) on May 25. Benton completed Advanced Jet Flight Training with Training Squadron Nine.
Lt. j.g. Jonathan Boudreaux, USN, who earned two Navy "E's" for bombing accuracy during Advanced Jet Flight Training. He carrier qualified in the T-45C on board the USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) on May 24. Boudreaux completed Advanced Jet Flight Training with Training Squadron Seven.
Lt. j.g. Nathan Cave, USN, who was named to the Commodore's List during Primary Flight Training and was VT-7's Student of the Quarter for the First Quarter of 2015. During Advanced Jet Flight Training, he earned two Navy "E's" for bombing accuracy and carrier qualified in the T-45C on board the USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) on May 25. Cave completed Advanced Jet Flight Training with Training Squadron Seven.
Ensign Thomas Deleume, French navy, 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 Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) on May 25. Deleume completed Advanced Jet Flight Training with Training Squadron Seven.
Lt. j.g. Nicholas Dudley, USN, who carrier qualified in the T-45C on board the USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) on May 25. Dudley completed Advanced Jet Flight Training with Training Squadron Seven.
Lt. Nicholas Dunn, who was named to the Commodore's List during Primary Flight Training and carrier qualified in the T-45C on board the USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) on May 25. Dunn completed Advanced Jet Flight Training with Training Squadron Nine.
Lt. j.g. Nathan Goodall, USN, who was selected as VT-7's Student of the Quarter for the Second Quarter of 2015 and carrier qualified in the T-45C on board the USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) on May 24. Goodall completed Advanced Jet Flight Training with Training Squadron Seven.
Lt. j.g. Joshua Gordon, USN, who was named to the Commodore's List during Primary Flight Training and earned one Navy "E" for bombing accuracy during Advanced Jet Flight Training. He carrier qualified in the T-45C on board the USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) on May 25. Gordon completed Advanced Jet Flight Training with Training Squadron Seven.
First Lt. Maxwell Greer, USMC, who was named to the Commodore's List with Distinction during Primary Flight
Training, was VT-9's Student of the Month for September 2014, and earned the "Top Gun" award for his class. In addition, Greer
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earned the "Best Bomber" award for his class and three Navy "E's" for bombing accuracy during Advanced Jet Flight Training. He carrier qualified in the T-45C on board the USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) on May 25. Greer completed Advanced Jet Flight Training with Training Squadron Nine.
Lt. j.g. Yohan Guillemot, French navy, who carrier qualified in the T-45C on board the USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) on May 25. Guillemot completed Advanced Jet Flight Training with Training Squadron Seven.
Lt. James Johnson, USN, who was designated a Naval Flight Officer in July 2009. He served with the fighting Redcocks of VFA-22 from July 2010 to July 2013. While with the Redcocks, he deployed twice with CAG-17 in support of Operation New Dawn and Operation Enduring Freedom. He was named to the Commodore's List during Primary Flight Training and earned two Navy "E's" for bombing accuracy during Advanced Jet Flight Training. He carrier qualified in the T-45C on board the USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) on May 25, when he was named VT-9's "Top Hook" for that carrier qualification evolution. Johnson completed Advanced Jet Flight Training with Training Squadron Nine.
Lt. j.g. Benjamin Piazza III, USN, who carrier qualified in the T-45C on board the USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) on
May 25. Piazza completed Advanced Jet Flight Training with Training Squadron Nine.
Lt. j.g. Vincent Roletta III, USN, who served five years active duty in the Marine Corps achieving the rank of Sergeant prior to flight training. During his time in the Marine Corps, Rolletta served as a Radar Approach Control Supervisor at Headquarters Squadron, MCAS Beaufort SC. He deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom as a Mobile Marine Control Team Member attached to MACS-2 Detachment Bravo, 2nd Marine Air Wing Forward in the Helmand Valley, Afghanistan from February 2011 to September 2011. During Advanced Jet Flight Training, he earned one Navy "E" for bombing accuracy and carrier qualified in the T-45C on board the USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) on May 25. Rolletta completed Advanced Jet Flight Training with Training Squadron Seven.
Lt. j.g. Mitchell Smith, USN, 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 Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) on May 25. Smith completed Advanced Jet Flight Training with Training Squadron Seven.
Lt. j.g. Hartley Tempest, USN, who earned two Navy "E's" for bombing accuracy during Advanced Jet Flight Training. He carrier qualified in the T-45C on board the USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) on May 25. Tempest completed Advanced Jet Flight Training with Training Squadron Nine.
Lt. j.g. Michael Thorsen, USN, who received an Academic Achievement Award during Primary Flight Training and earned two Navy "E's" for bombing accuracy during Advanced Jet Flight Training. He carrier qualified in the T-45C on board the USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) on May 25. Thorsen completed Advanced Jet Flight Training with Training Squadron Nine.
Lt. j.g. Kyle Treacy, 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 Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) on May 25. Treacy completed Advanced Jet Flight Training with Training Squadron Seven.

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ECCC to Offer ‘Starting a Business – First Steps’ Workshop in Carthage

Date(s): 8/13/2015

5:30 - 7:00 pm

ECCC Career Advancement Center in Carthage
ECCC to Offer ‘Starting a Business – First Steps’ Workshop in Carthage

East Central Community College’s Small Business Development Center will offer a “Starting a Business – First Steps” workshop from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, August 13, at the ECCC Career Advancement Center in Carthage.

This free workshop is designed to introduce participants to the basic steps of starting a business, including 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.

Ronald Westbrook, director of ECCC’s Small Business Development Center, will serve as facilitator for the class.

For more information or to register for the workshop, contact the Small Business Development Center at 601-635-6296 or 601-635-6297. The email address is rwestbrook@eccc.edu or vthames@eccc.edu.

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

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Ribbon Cutting - Jasper County Workforce Development Center in Jasper County

Date(s): 7/16/2015

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U.S. ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF COMMERCE JAY WILLIAMS TO JOIN MAYOR SMITH AND COMMUNITY LEADERS FOR RIBBON-CUTTING CEREMONY IN JASPER COUNTY, MS

BAY SPRINGS, MS - On Thursday, July 16th, U.S. Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development Jay Williams will join Mayor J.E. Smith, City of Bay Springs and other elected and community leaders for the formal opening ceremony of the newly constructed Jasper County Workforce Development Center in Jasper County, Bay Springs, MS. The Workforce Training Center is designed to provide opportunities for the underemployed and unemployed seeking to gain specialized training for jobs in the regions.

The Center was funded by EDA to help assist in the constructing of the building, which will house training programs for welding, precision machine, millwright/industrial maintenance, CDL (commercial truck driving), computer training, certified nursing assistance program, and other academic classes. Following the grand opening ceremony, Williams will participate in a tour of the center with local elected officials and community leaders.
WHO: Jay Williams, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development
J.E. (Evon) Smith, Mayor of City of Bay Springs
Rev. Dr. George Ducksworth, Pastor Shady Grove Missionary Baptist Church
Dr. Jessie Smith, President, Jones County Junior College
Tate Reeves, Lt. Governor of the State of Mississippi
Michael Marshall, Alternate Federal Co-Chairman, Delta Regional Authority
Jennifer Buford, Community Development Director, East Central Planning and Development District
WHEN: Thursday, July 16, 2015
10:00 am – A/S Williams delivers remarks
10:45 am – Ribbon-cutting
10:50 am - Additional media availability
11: 00 am – A/S Williams tours the Jasper County Workforce Training Center

WHERE: Jasper County Workforce Development Center
3209 Highway 15, Bay Springs, Mississippi 39422
The event is open to press.
About the U.S. Economic Development Administration: www.eda.gov
The mission of the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) is to lead the federal economic development agenda by promoting competitiveness and preparing the nation's regions for growth and success in the worldwide economy. An agency within the U.S. Department of Commerce, EDA makes investments in economically distressed communities in order to create jobs for U.S. workers, promote American innovation, and accelerate long-term sustainable economic growth.

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EMBDC - Upcoming Events

Date(s): 7/16/2015, 7/17/2015, 7/18/2015, 7/19/2015, 7/20/2015, 7/21/2015, 7/22/2015, 7/23/2015, 7/24/2015, 7/25/2015, 7/26/2015, 7/27/2015, 7/28/2015, 7/29/2015

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Upcoming Events

Stitchin Krazy Ribbon Cutting
2222 Front Street
Thursday, July 16th
10:30 a.m.

Small Business
Learning Series
Credit Card Processing
EMBDC Conference Room
Reserve your spot
601-693-1306
Thursday, July 23rd
10:00 a.m.

Meridian Day at the Neshoba County Fair
Philadelphia, MS
Wednesday, July 29th
11:00 a.m.

Business Before Hours
Guest Speaker with the Federal Reserve
MSU Riley Center
Tuesday, August 11th
8:00 a.m.

TAME & A Point of Splendor Business After Hours
7921 Poplar Springs Drive
Thursday, August 13th
4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.



Dear Brady,

Leadership Lauderdale Applications Available

The 2015-2016 Leadership Lauderdale brochure, application, and nomination form are available in the links below. If you are interested in applying please be sure that your application or nomination form is returned to the EMBDC no later than August 3rd.

Leadership Lauderdale Brochure

Leadership Lauderdale Application

Leadership Lauderdale Nomination Form





Meridian Day at the Fair

On Wednesday, July 29th, the EMBDC will present Meridian Day at the Fair. As in years past, your support is needed to help us showcase Meridian and Lauderdale County. If you would like to be a sponsor for Meridian Day or donate a door prize, please complete the form in the link below and return to the EMBDC. As always, we appreciate your support in promoting Meridian and Lauderdale County.

Meridian Day Sponsorship





Member-to-Member Discount Program

The Member-to-Member Discount Program entitles our members many valuable discounts at participating member businesses. The Program is a great way to attract customers, build relationships with customers, save money and strengthen our local economy. If you are interested in more information on how you can participate in the program or if you are in need of a discount card please contact the EMBDC. The guidelines and application are in the link below.

Member 2 Member Guidelines
Member 2 Member Application




Be sure to keep up with the EMBDC and our members on the EMBDC Facebook page!
Sincerely,
Casey Holladay
Events Coordinator
EMBDC

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Hwy 80 Songwriters Fest and Workshop

Date(s): 7/16/2015, 7/17/2015, 7/18/2015

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Hwy 80 Songwriters Fest and Workshop comes back to Meridian this weekend for it's 3rd Annual festival showcasing songwriters and the impact they make in our lives everyday.

The local rounds begin on Thursday, July 16, at 7:30pm at Squealers and News in north Meridian. The rounds continue on Friday, July 17, at 7:30pm at Weidmann's and Brickhaus.

Saturday, July 18, from 2pm - 4pm the Writer's Workshop, facilitated by Dr. Alphonso Sanders, Director of the BB King Recording studio and Chair of Fine Arts-Music for Mississippi Valley State University will be at Soule Steamworks. Following the workshop there will be an Open Mic session from 5pm - 7pm for all ages, all levels. Musicians will be able to sign-up at the Workshop and also at 5pm.

The Grand Finale, with emcee Marty Gamblin, will begin at 7:30pm also at Soule Steamworks.

This is a free, family friendly event sponsored by The Montgomery Institute.
Meridian Main Street
2120 A 5th Street
Meridian, Mississippi 39301
601-693-7480

Richelle Putnam 601.880.1089

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The Free Clinic of Meridian has now been serving ...

Date(s): 7/14/2015, 7/15/2015, 7/16/2015, 7/17/2015, 7/18/2015, 7/19/2015

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The Free Clinic of Meridian 4707 Poplar Springs Drive Meridian, MS 39305
The Free Clinic of Meridian has now been serving the needs of uninsured adults in our area for six months. Opening in November, 2014, the Clinic is open four days per week, providing medical care for more than 300 patients.

Four Physicians, five D.O. Residents, five Nurse Practitioners, and 36 nurses have volunteered more than 1200 hours of their time to see that Free Clinic patients receive the care they need. In addition, more than 40 nonmedical volunteers have spent over 1600 hours providing clerical support to the medical staff. The Clinic provides primary medical care and assistance with prescription medications.

The Free Clinic of Meridian is open on Mondays from 1:00-4:00 PM, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:00-8:00 PM, and Wednesdays from 9:00 AM-1:00PM. Patients are seen by appointment only after verification of their application. All prospective patients must provide a photo ID and proof of income. The Clinic only accepts patients aged 19-64 who have no private insurance, Medicaid or Medicare. Patient applications are available online at freeclinicofmeridian.com or at the clinic, 4707 Poplar Springs Drive.

The Free Clinic of Meridian is totally supported by donations and grants. Donations may be made through PayPal on the website, freeclinicofmeridian.com, or by mail, P. O. Box 3724, Meridian, MS 39303. Board President Brenda Hiatt expressed the gratitude of the Board of Directors to their many contributors and to the Earnest Workers Circle, the Riley Foundation, the United Way, the Baird Trust, the Anderson Support and Development Foundation, and the American Academy of Family Physicians who have provided grant support.

For more information on Free Clinic services or to volunteer, call 601-286-5551 or email to info@freeclinicofmeridian.com. Both medical and non-medical volunteer applications are available on the website. Board members are always available to speak to civic clubs, church groups, or other organizations about the work of the Clinic.
The Free Clinic of Meridian Board of Directors

Rev. Debra Brewer
Phil Brooks, CPA, Treasurer
Alonda Crockett, MSN, FNP-C
Lean Follett, JD
David Goldman
Kevin Hatch
Brenda Hiatt, President
Tim Ivey, MD, Medical Director
Michelle Pendergrass, PhD, MSN, FNP-BC
Ginny Ruffin, LCSW, ACSW
Patsy Sandusky, PhD
Lee Valentine, DO
Cathy Williamson, MSN, CNM, Vice President
Contact: Brenda Hiatt
Phone: 601-917-7094
Email: bhiatt@comcast.net

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Toomsuba Day

Date(s): 8/1/2015

10:00 am - Until ...

Toomsuba/Hannah Ball Park Lauderdale-Toomsuba Rd Toomsuba Mississippi
Mark your Calendar for: Toomsuba Day
August 1, 2015
At the Toomsuba/Hannah Ball Park
Lauderdale-Toomsuba Rd
Toomsuba Mississippi
10:00a.m. until

Churches and other community organizations are encouraged to register ($30.00) to reserve a space for your booth to sell your choice of foods, crafts and novelties. All of your profits are yours to keep.
Please register by July 20, 2015

Toomsuba Day Tee-Shirts on sale
Local Gospel Talent Show
Political candidates speak at 2:00 pm

No alcoholic beverages please
Rev. Preston Jones is the pastor of the church
(601) 632-4759
(601) 917-8594

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Meridian Main Street / Downtown Happenings .. July 13 - 19

Date(s): 7/13/2015, 7/14/2015, 7/15/2015, 7/16/2015, 7/17/2015, 7/18/2015, 7/19/2015

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Downtown Happenings .. July 13 - 19 ...Vol. lV No. 34



Monday, July 13, 2015

REMINDER: The intersection of 23rd Avenue and Fifth Street will be closed beginning Monday, June 22, for a four-week period for the Meridian Revitalization Project, the city of Meridian has announced.

Event: Meridian Area Farmers Market
Location: Singing Brakeman Park
Time: Monday - Saturday 7am - 1pm
For More Information: Call 601.604.2892

Event: Shirt & Tie Combos
Location:Sam's Fashion
Time: All Week
For More Information: Call 601.693.2731

Event: Garden Essentials Sale
Location:Planters Supply
Time: All week
For More Information: Call 601.890.1750
Check out the Botanical Garden Walk at Planters Supply on Front Street! Planters Supply has a huge variety of gardening essentials, local honey, etc. On sale is the garden & flower seed, plants, trees, shrubbery, bedding plants, tropicals, ferns, fresh cut hay & alfalfa from New Mexico. Also on sale is dog food for $16.25 / 50 lb bag.

Event: Free Install on all Car Stereo Speakers
Location:Hoopers
Time: All week
For More Information: Call 601.693.2668

Event: $99.99 School Uniform Package
Location:The Liberty Shop
Time: All week
For More Information: Call 601.693.5331
Get a start early on School Uniforms.

Event: Lunch Special
Location:Aie's Taste of Thai
Time: All Week
For More Information: Call 601.484.5858
$7.99 Lunch Special M - F from 11-3.

Event: HTTP
Helpful Technology for Today's Pupil
Location: AOTECH Computers
Time: All Week
For More Information: Call 601.890.1750
AOTECH Computers with United Way of East MS will take your older working desktops and laptops and give them new life for the students in the classroom. To donate you can drop them off at AOTECH computers or United Way of East MS.

Event: Interiors Market & Climate Controlled Storage
Location: Hulett Building
Time: Now Accepting Applicants
For More Information: Call 662.401.8812

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

Event: Facebook Special
Location:Belle Cheveux Salon
Time: Monday - Wednesday
For More Information: Call 601.990.9280
10% off all salon services when you mention our Facebook post!

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

Event: People's Choice Art Exhibit / School of Art
Location:Meridian Museum of Art
Time: Now - July 25
For More Information: Call 601.693.1501

Event: New Store Schedule
Location: Bambino's Boutique
Time: 9:30am - 5:30pm
For More Information: Call 601.693.5253
Will only be open on Monday, Friday, and Saturday.

Event: Meridian Craft Beer Club
Location: Brickhaus
Time: 7:00pm - 8:00pm
For More Information:
Call 601.490.5242
The Meridian Craft Beer Club meets and discusses a craft each week.

Event: Men's World Cup Soccer USA Outlaws
Location:Brickhaus
Time: 8:30pm - 11:00pm
For More Information:
Call 601.490.5242

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Event: Terrific Tuesday Facebook Sale
Location:LaBiche Jewelers
Time: 9:00am
For More Information: Call 601.693.6071
Every Tuesday morning at 9am, an item with a Terrific sale price will be posted on Facebook! It will be available on a first come, first served basis for that day only!

Event: Surf n' Turf Night
Location:Harvest Grill
Time: 5:00pm
For More Information: Call 601.282.5609

Event: Ladies Night
Location:Brickhaus
Time: 5:00pm - 11:30pm
For More Information: Call 601.490.5242
Local Live Music!

Event: Trivia Night
Location:Weidmann's
Time: 8:00pm till close
For More Information: Call 601.581.5770
Happy Hour 4pm - 7pm

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Event: Half Price Drinks During Happy Hour
Location:Weidmann's
Time: 4:00pm - 7:00pm
For More Information: Call 601.581.5770

Event: Live Trivia
Location:Brickhaus
Time: 8:00pm - 11:30pm
For More Information: Call 601.490.5242

Event: Love Out Loud
Northcrest Baptist Church
Location:Dumont Plaza
Time: 7:00pm
For More Information: Call 601.482.3498
Tommy Espy, pastor of Pine Grove Church in Martin, MS will be preaching, and worship led by the Northcrest Worship Choir and Pine Grove worship team.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Event: Stitchin Krazy Ribbon Cutting
Location: 2222 Front Street
Time: 10:30am - 11:00am
For More Information: Call 601.693.1306

Event: Hwy 80 Songwriters Fest - Local Jam
Location: Squealer's and News
Time: 7:30pm - 10:00pm
For More Information: Call 601.880.1089

Event: Summer Kids' Movie Club
Location: Meridian Temple Theatre
Time: 10:00am
For More Information: Call 601.693.5353
Show starts at 10:00; doors open at 9:00.
Movie: Dolphin Tale 2

Event: Meridian Lions Club
Location: Rush Hospital Cafeteria
Time: 11:30am - 1:00pm
For More Information: Call 662.418.5848
Anyone in the community is welcome as a guest!

Event: A Clean Community Presentation
Location: Meridian City Hall
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
For More Information: Call 601.508.8011

Event: Scott McQuaig & The Tomcats
Location: Brickhaus
Time: 8:00pm - 12:00am
For More Information: Call 601.490.5242

Friday, July 17, 2015

Event: Hwy 80 Songwriters Fest
Location:Weidmann's and Brickhaus
Time: 7:30pm - 10:00pm
For More Information: Call 601.880.1089

Event: MSU Riley Center - Peabo Bryson
Location: MSU Riley Center
Time: 7:30pm
For More Information: Call 601.483.9810

Event: PRAM Meridian
Location: Rush Cafeteria Private Dining Room
Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm
For More Information: Call 601.696.2203

Event: Love Out Loud
Northcrest Baptist Church
Location:Dumont Plaza
Time: 7:00pm
For More Information: Call 601.482.3498
Dan Lanier, pastor of Northcrest Baptist will be preaching, worship led by the Northcrest Worship Choir and Northcrest student praise band.

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

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Event: Hwy 80 Songwriters Fest Writing Workshop
Location: Soulé Steamworks
Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
For More Information: Call 601.880.1089

Event: Hwy 80 Songwriters Fest - Grand Finale
Location: Soulé Steamworks
Time: 7:30pm - 10:00pm
For More Information: Call 601.880.1089

Event: FM Promotions Presents: "The Inspirations"
Location: Meridian Temple Theatre
Time: 6:00pm
For More Information: Call 601.416.1630

Event: Mississippi Stomp
Location:Brickhaus
Time: 9:00pm - 1:00am
For More Information: Call 601.490.5242

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Event: Jazz Brunch with Steve Watson
Location: Weidmann's
Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm
For More Information: Call 601.581.5770

If you would like your event on Meridian Main Street's
Downtown Happenings, the deadline is Thursday at noon the week before a published calendar (calendars are sent on Mondays)

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 Streeet

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ECCC Day at Neshoba County Fair Set for July 27

Date(s): 7/27/2015

See Schedule

Neshoba County Fair in Philadelphia at the Founders Square Pavilion.
ECCC Day at Neshoba County Fair Set for July 27

East Central Community College alumni, students, and prospective students and their families are invited to attend the “EC Day at the Fair” festivities at the Neshoba County Fair in Philadelphia on Monday, July 27, beginning at 1 p.m. at the Founders Square Pavilion.

The annual event will feature performances by the college’s Collegians rock and roll band, Warrior Cheerleaders and the Centralettes, the dance line for the Wall O’ Sound Marching Band.

East Central Community College admissions and alumni representatives also will be available at a display booth in Exhibit Hall to provide information on the college, including various academic, health-related, technical, career and other opportunities available on the Decatur campus and at off-campus locations.

A final registration for new and transfer students planning to attend the 2015 fall semester at ECCC will be held Friday, August 14.

Fall day and evening classes begin Monday, August 17.

For more information, contact Student Services at 601-635-6205 or call toll-free at 877-462-3222, ext. 205. The e-mail address is rlee@eccc.edu.

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

http://www.wtok.com/community/events/314535581.html | 314535581

Revival Services

Date(s): 7/27/2015, 7/28/2015, 7/29/2015, 7/30/2015, 7/31/2015

7:30 pm nightly

ANTIOCH MISSIONARY CHURCH DALEVILLE, MS
SUMMER REVIVAL SERVICES WILL BE HELD MON-FRIDAY

@ ANTIOCH MISSIONARY CHURCH DALEVILLE, MISSISSIPPI


JULY 27th- 31st . SERVICES HELD NIGHTLY AT 7:30 PM.

EVERYONE IS INVITED.

http://www.wtok.com/community/events/313228051.html | 313228051

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

Date(s): 7/17/2015, 7/18/2015

7:00 am - 2:00 pm each day

10165th Lynwood Drive Tanglewood Subdivision Meridian, MS
Friday and Saturday, July 17 & 18, will be our next make a wish garage sale from 7 am to 2 pm. Fabric .25 each, swimsuits .25 each, vhs and DVD's .25 and .50 each, lots of men, women, baby and children cloths .50 each, all cloths, shoes, and purses .50 each. New books galore even some westerns for .25 each and a nice Bible on tape set 15.00, toy and household items. Over 100 cassettes for .10 each. Piano 200.00, patterns .10 each, frames and prints starting at .50, 4 booster seats 5.00 each, puzzles galore .50 each, riding helmet 1.00 and so much more.Come on the treasure hunt and help make wishes come true at 10165 Lynwood Drive, Tanglewood Estate's. Remember we recycle old locks and keys, aluminum cans and ink jet cartridges so bring them with you. We have so many donations for this sale please hold any additional for July sale. We also will have a raffle basket to be drawn for this month. 1.00

Thanks
Brenda Golisch
MAW Volunteer, Meridian Chapter

http://www.wtok.com/community/events/312854971.html | 312854971

... Meridian Regional Airport has far outstripped the number of boardings

Date(s): 7/9/2015, 7/10/2015, 7/11/2015, 7/12/2015, 7/13/2015, 7/14/2015

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Meridian Regional Airport
FROM: Tom Williams, president
Meridian Regional Airport
DATE: July 8, 2015

For the eighth consecutive month, the number of passenger boardings at Meridian Regional Airport has far outstripped the number of boardings for the same month a year ago under the previous air carrier.

Boardings in June were up by more than 300 percent compared to June of 2014. With American Airlines jet service in operation since November of 2014, that means every single month since the launch of the new service has brought significant increases in the number of passengers.

“We’re getting great reports from our passengers about the competitive prices from Meridian as compared to other airports in our region,” said Tom Williams, president of Meridian Regional Airport. ”Add to that the convenience of flying from Meridian, our extremely low parking rates and our helpful and knowledgeable staff, and we’ve got a winning combination that more and more people in our region are taking advantage of.”

American Airlines, through its regional American Eagle service, offers daily flights from Meridian to Dallas. From Dallas, passengers can connect to anywhere in the world on American, the largest airline in the world.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT MERIDIAN REGIONAL AIRPORT PRESIDENT TOM WILLIAMS AT 601-482-0364 OR 601-917-4944.

http://www.wtok.com/community/events/312480521.html | 312480521

Mississippi Alliance for Arts Education is having its 2015 MAAE Awards luncheon

Date(s): 7/14/2015

12:00 noon

MSU Riley Center ... in the Exhibit Hall
Mississippi Alliance for Arts Education is having its 2015 MAAE Awards luncheon on TUESDAY, JULY 14th at noon, in the Exhibit Hall of the center during the WSI conference. SEVERAL Meridian folks have won some of these statewide awards…
• Susie Johnson, Executive Director of the Meridian Symphony Orchestra and leader of Stage 2 Youth Theater, is winning the EXEMPLARY ARTS SERVICE AWARD;
• Tammy Crowe, principal at Northeast Lauderdale Elementary School, is winning the OUTSTANDING ADMINISTRATOR OF THE YEAR;
• and Dr. Todd Brand, Chair of the Fine Arts/Communication Department and Arts and Letters Series Director at MCC, is winning the EXCELLENCE IN HIGHER EDUCATION award.
10 or more awards will be announced at the noon luncheon.
These winners were chosen from nominations from around the entire state. 

Charlotte B. Tabereaux, Ph.D.
Education Director
MSU Riley Center for Education & Performing Arts
2200 Fifth St.
Meridian, MS 39301
Ph: 601-696-2204
FAX: 601-696-2300
www.msurileycenter.com
ctabereaux@riley.msstate.edu

http://www.wtok.com/community/events/312127591.html | 312127591

Vacation Bible School at Mt. View Baptist Church

Date(s): 7/17/2015, 7/18/2015, 7/19/2015

See Schedule

Mt. View Baptist Church Scruggs Road off Hwy 19 South near Ag-Center
Vacation Bible School at Mt. View Baptist Church on Scruggs Road off Hwy 19 South July 17-19. Friday and Saturday 6-8:30 PM Sunday at 11AM Free
Ralph Henson
601-480-7615

http://www.wtok.com/community/events/312067011.html | 312067011

Annual Youth Day Program

Date(s): 7/19/2015

2:00 pm

St. Mary United Methodist Church Highway 10-E Butler, AL
St. Mary United Methodist Church Highway 10-e Butler, Al. Annual Youth Day program Sunday July 19, 2015 at 2P.M. Guest Speaker Rev. Leon Hampton Mongtomery Al. Pastor Rev. Pianapue Early

http://www.wtok.com/community/events/312065951.html | 312065951

Imunization Clinics

Date(s): 7/16/2015, 7/17/2015, 7/18/2015, 7/19/2015, 7/20/2015, 7/21/2015, 7/22/2015, 7/23/2015

8:00 am - 7:00 pm

See Schedule
For July 16th ......
Clarke County Health Dept.
426 West Donald Street
Quitman, MS
ALSO ...

For July 23rd ......
Newton County Health Dept.
500 Decatur Street
Newton, MS

These clinics will provide childhood and adolescent immunizations ...
Parents should bring a copy of their child's immunization record.
(601) 576-7667

http://www.wtok.com/community/events/312061981.html | 312061981

EMBDC - Upcoming Events

Date(s): 7/16/2015, 7/17/2015, 7/18/2015, 7/19/2015, 7/20/2015, 7/21/2015, 7/22/2015, 7/23/2015

See Schedule

See Schedule
Upcoming Events

Stitchin Krazy Ribbon Cutting
2222 Front Street
Thursday, July 16th
10:30 a.m.

Small Business
Learning Series
Credit Card Processing
EMBDC Conference Room
Reserve your spot
601-693-1306
Thursday, July 23rd
10:00 a.m.

Meridian Day at the Neshoba County Fair
Philadelphia, MS
Wednesday, July 29th
11:00 a.m.

Business Before Hours
Guest Speaker with the Federal Reserve
MSU Riley Center
Tuesday, August 11th
8:00 a.m.

TAME & A Point of Splendor Business After Hours
7921 Poplar Springs Drive
Thursday, August 13th
4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m

http://www.wtok.com/community/events/312061511.html | 312061511

New Pilgrim MBC - Waynesboro - Homeoming / Revival Services

Date(s): 7/26/2015, 7/27/2015, 7/28/2015, 7/29/2015, 7/30/2015, 7/31/2015

See Schedule

New Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church 6190 Hwy 45 North Waynesboro, MS
New Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church
6190 Hwy 45 North
Waynesboro, MS 39367
601-274-5517


The New Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church of Waynesboro, MS will hold its Annual Homecoming and Revival Service beginning Sunday, July 26, 2015.

Homecoming Service will be held on Sunday, July 26, 2015 @ 2:30 PM. The guest speaker will be Rev. Dr. William C. Brown, pastor of the Fifth Street Missionary Baptist Church, Meridian, MS.

Revival service will begin Monday, July 27-31, 2015 @ 7:30 PM Nightly. The speaker will be newly Installed Pastor, Rev. Ecclesiastes Goodwin.

Everyone is invited to attend.

http://www.wtok.com/community/events/311751941.html | 311751941

Meridian Main Street - Downtown Happenings / July 6 - 12

Date(s): 7/6/2015, 7/7/2015, 7/8/2015, 7/9/2015, 7/10/2015, 7/11/2015, 7/12/2015

See Scjedule

See Schedule
Downtown Happenings / July 6 - 12 / Vol. lV No. 33

Monday, July 6, 2015

REMINDER: The intersection of 23rd Avenue and Fifth Street will be closed beginning Monday, June 22, for a four-week period for the Meridian Revitalization Project, the city of Meridian has announced.

Event: Meridian Area Farmers Market
Location: Singing Brakeman Park
Time: Monday - Saturday 7am - 1pm
For More Information: Call 601.604.2892

Event:People's Choice Art Exhibit / School of Art
Location: Meridian Museum of Art
Time: Now - July 25
For More Information: Call 601.693.1501

Event: Garden Essentials Sale
Location:Planters Supply
Time: All week
For More Information: Call 601.890.1750
Check out the Botanical Garden Walk at Planters Supply on Front Street! Planters Supply has a huge variety of gardening essentials, local honey, etc. On sale is the garden & flower seed, plants, trees, shrubbery, bedding plants, tropicals, ferns, fresh cut hay & alfalfa from New Mexico. Also on sale is dog food for $16.25 / 50 lb bag.

Event: Free Install on all Car Stereo Speakers
Location: Hoopers
Time: All week
For More Information: Call 601.693.2668

Event: New Store Schedule
Location: Bambino's Boutique
Time: 9:30am - 5:30pm
For More Information: Call 601.693.5253
Will only be open on Monday, Friday,and Saturday.

Event: $99.99 School Uniform Package
Location: The Liberty Shop
Time: All week
For More Information: Call 601.693.5331
Get a start early on School Uniforms.

Event:Lunch Special
Location: Aie's Taste of Thai
Time: All Week
For More Information: Call 601.484.5858
$7.99 Lunch Special M - F from 11-3.

Event:Facebook Special
Location: Belle Cheveux Salon
Time: Monday - Wednesday
For More Information: Call 601.990.9280
10% off all salon services when you mention our Facebook post!

Event: HTTP
Helpful Technology for Today's Pupil
Location:AOTECH Computers
Time: All Week
For More Information: Call 601.890.1750
AOTECH Computers with United Way of East MS will take your older working desktops and laptops and give them new life for the students in the classroom. To donate you can drop them off at AOTECH computers or United Way of East MS.

Event:Interiors Market & Climate Controlled Storage
Location:Hulett Building
Time: Now Accepting Applicants
For More Information: Call 662.401.8812

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

Event:Shirt & Tie Combos
Location:Sam's Fashion
Time: All Week
For More Information: Call 601.693.2731

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

Event: Meridian Craft Beer Club
Location:Brickhaus
Time: 7:00pm - 8:00pm
For More Information:
Call 601.490.5242
The Meridian Craft Beer Club meets and discusses a craft each week.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Event:Terrific Tuesday Facebook Sale
Location: LaBiche Jewelers
Time: 9:00am
For More Information: Call 601.693.6071
Every Tuesday morning at 9am, an item with a Terrific sale price will be posted on Facebook! It will be available on a first come, first served basis for that day only!

Event: Surf n' Turf Night
Location:Harvest Grill
Time: 5:00pm
For More Information: Call 601.282.5609

Event:Ladies Night
Location:Brickhaus
Time: 5:00pm - 11:30pm
For More Information: Call 601.490.5242
Local Live Music!

Event:Trivia Night
Location:Weidmann's
Time: 8:00pm till close
For More Information: Call 601.581.5770
Happy Hour 4pm - 7pm

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Event:Starting a Business - First Steps
Location: EMBDC Conference Room
Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
For More Information: Call 601.693.1306

Event:Half Price Drinks During Happy Hour
Location:Weidmann's
Time: 4:00pm - 7:00pm
For More Information: Call 601.581.5770

Event: Live Trivia
Location:BrickHaus
Time: 8:00pm - 11:30pm
For More Information: Call 601.490.5242

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Event:Riley Center Season Announcement
Location:MSU Riley Center Studio Theater
Time: 5:30pm until
For More Information: Call 601.696.2200

Event:Summer Kids' Movie Club
Location:Meridian Temple Theatre
Time: 10:00am
For More Information: Call 601.693.5353
Movie: Paddington

Event:Steve Forbert
with Sugarcane Jane Concert
Location:BrickHaus
Time: 8:00pm - 12:00am
For More Information: Call 601.490.5242

Event:Meridian Lions Club
Location:Rush Hospital Cafeteria
Time: 11:30am - 1:00pm
For More Information: Call 662.418.5848
Anyone in the community is welcome as a guest!

Friday, July 10, 2015

Event: Sowashee Power & Light
Photography Club
Location: Brickhaus
Time: 5:30pm - 7:00pm
For More Information: Call 601.490.5242

Event: USA Men's Gold Cup Soccer
American Outlaws Watch Party
Location: Brickhaus
Time: 7:30pm - 9:00pm
For More Information: Call 601.490.5242

Event: Kelcy Mae
Location: Brickhaus
Time: 9:00pm - 1:00am
For More Information: Call 601.490.5242

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

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Event: JCD DJ & Light Show
Location: Brickhaus
Time: 9:00pm - 1:00am
For More Information: Call 601.490.5242

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Event: Jazz Brunch with Steve Watson
Location:Weidmann's
Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm
For More Information: Call 601.581.5770

Event: Love Out Loud
Location: Dumont Plaza
Time: 7:00pm
For More Information: Call 601.482.3498


If you would like your event on Meridian Main Street's Downtown Happenings,
the deadline is Thursday at noon the week before
a published calendar (calendars are sent on Mondays)


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/311561891.html | 311561891

EARTH'S BOUNTY - SINGING BRAKEMAN PARK - JULY 4, 2015; 8AM - 1PM

Date(s): 7/3/2015, 7/4/2015

8:00 am - 1:00 pm

SINGING BRAKEMAN PARK
EARTH'S BOUNTY - SINGING BRAKEMAN PARK
JULY 4, 2015; 8AM - 1PM

Join us this Saturday for a bountiful harvest of fresh produce, plants, soaps, baked goods, canned goods, live music, kids activities and more!
Meridian Main Street
2120 A 5th Street
Meridian, Mississippi 39301
601-693-7480

http://www.wtok.com/community/events/311437131.html | 311437131

Murphy road will be closed July 6th through July 10th

Date(s): 7/2/2015, 7/3/2015, 7/4/2015, 7/5/2015, 7/6/2015, 7/7/2015, 7/8/2015, 7/9/2015, 7/10/2015

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Murphy Road Lauderdale County
To whom it my concern:
Murphy road will be closed July 6, 2015 through July 10,2015 due to road construction. If it’s possible please run it on the news over the weekend

Christy Jackson
Lauderdale County
Road Unit
410 Constitution Ave Fl 11
Meridian, MS 39301
Phone: 601-482-9797
Fax: 601-482-9744

http://www.wtok.com/community/events/311296941.html | 311296941

A Clean Community Presentation

Date(s): 7/16/2015

6PM-8PM

Meridian City Hall, Auditorium/Council Chambers; Meridian MS
To Introduce Code Enforcement Manager, Mr. Wiley Quinn
Open to the Public, All Citizens Encouraged to Attend
Sponsored by Poplar Springs Historic Community Association
Thursday, July 16, 2015 6PM-8PM
Linda Seltzer, 601-508-8011 lindaseltzer49@gmail.com

http://www.wtok.com/community/events/311198021.html | 311198021

Christopher Cross Sails into the MSU Riley Center - August 8th

Date(s): 8/8/2015

7:30 pm ..... see schedule also

MSU Riley Center
Christopher Cross Sails into the MSU Riley Center

MERIDIAN, MS – Christopher Cross, who made the most spectacular debut in Grammy Awards history, will bring his easy-on-the-ears jazz-pop music to the MSU Riley Center on Saturday, August 8, at 7:30 p.m.

A pre-show party with refreshments will start at 6 p.m. in the Grand Lobby.

Cross’s 1979 debut album, Christopher Cross, won five Grammy Awards, including the big four: Album, Song, and Record of the Year, and Best New Artist. The album spawned the number one hit “Sailing” as well as “Never Be the Same,” “Say You’ll Be Mine,” and “Ride Like the Wind.” In 1981, Cross won an Academy Award for Best Song with “Arthur’s Theme (Best You Can Do)” from the movie Arthur.

Cross has continued writing songs and performing ever since, often surprising concertgoers with his guitar skills. Remarkably, his soaring tenor voice remains as supple and sweet as ever. Whenever he takes the stage, he still takes listeners sailing away to paradise.

For fans of: Michael McDonald, Firefall, Kenny Loggins

What critics say: “Cross’s music not only holds up nearly 35 years later, but may be a better fit for these times, when musical lines are blurred and fractured.” – John J. Moser, Lehigh Valley Music

Tickets are $59 and $53 at the MSU Riley Center Box Office, which is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Tickets can be purchased online at www.msurileycenter.com or by calling the box office at 601.696.2200.

http://www.wtok.com/community/events/311197601.html | 311197601

Girling to Serve as ECCC Interim Director of Bands

Date(s): 7/1/2015, 7/2/2015, 7/3/2015, 7/4/2015, 7/5/2015, 7/6/2015, 7/7/2015, 7/8/2015, 7/9/2015

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East Central Community College in Decatur
Girling to Serve as ECCC Interim Director of Bands

Ed Girling of Carthage was recently named interim director of bands at East Central Community College in Decatur, announced ECCC President Dr. Billy Stewart.

Girling has 33 years of experience as a band director and percussion instructor and has served as assistant band director at East Central since 2010.

He previously led high school bands at Forest, Scott Central, Stringer, Neshoba Central, Manchester Academy, Cleveland, North Sunflower Academy and Yazoo City.

Girling also has experience as a clinic and contest judge and as a band clinician and guest conductor. He is also a music arranger and composer and has served as a percussionist for various music groups.

Girling holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in music education from Delta State University in Cleveland.

The college’s Wall O’ Sound Band performs during football games, parades, concerts and other campus events throughout the year. The 2016 band is expected to boast more than 175 students and the halftime show is titled “One Hit Wonders.”

http://www.wtok.com/community/events/311195171.html | 311195171

ECCC Students Win Awards at National Skills USA Competition

Date(s): 7/1/2015, 7/2/2015, 7/3/2015, 7/4/2015, 7/5/2015, 7/6/2015, 7/7/2015, 7/8/2015, 7/9/2015

See Schedule

See Schedule
ECCC Students Win Awards at National Skills USA Competition

Five East Central Community College workforce education students received awards at the 51st annual SkillsUSA National Skill and Leadership Conference held June 24-25 in Louisville, Ky.

Blake Faulkner of Carthage finished fifth in the nation in Carpentry, Jay Riser of Forest finished seventh in Cabinet Making, Asif Zaffar of Philadelphia finished 11th in Sheet Metal, Chad Simoneau of Louin finished 12th in Plumbing, and William Milner of Lena finished 16th in Electrical Construction Wiring.

More than 6,000 students participated in 100 hands-on skill and leadership competitions during the two-day event.

“I’m extremely proud of these students for their performances at the national level,” said Wayne Eason, director of workforce development at ECCC. “They demonstrated that their ECCC education had prepared them to compete head to head against the finest students from across the nation.”

The East Central students advanced to the national competition after finishing in first place in their respective categories at the Mississippi SkillsUSA State Competition held in Jackson this spring.

SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry representatives working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. The SkillsUSA Championships is the showcase for the best career and technical students in the nation.

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ECCC to Hold Fall Registration Session July 9

Date(s): 7/1/2015, 7/2/2015, 7/3/2015, 7/4/2015, 7/5/2015, 7/6/2015, 7/7/2015, 7/8/2015, 7/9/2015

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East Central Community College
ECCC to Hold Fall Registration Session July 9

New and transfer students who plan to attend the 2015 fall semester at East Central Community College and have not registered for classes are encouraged to attend the next registration session on Thursday, July 9, on the Decatur campus.

Prior to attending registration, students should have on file in the Office of Admissions a completed ECCC Application for Admission (available online at www.eccc.edu); ACT or COMPASS scores, which will be used for placement in English and mathematics courses; and high school/college transcripts. Transfer students must have all college transcripts on file before they can register.

“Students may arrive anytime between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. to register,” said Dr. Randall Lee, vice president for student services. “Students who have completed the admissions process and have been accepted for admission should have received a letter in the mail instructing them how to proceed on the day of registration. Students who have not completed the application process are welcome to attend if they have the ACT or COMPASS score report and transcripts turned in and will begin the process in the Eddie M. Smith Student Union on the west side of campus.”

On the day of registration, students will complete their fall class schedules, have photos made for identification badges and the college yearbook, apply for a parking decal and complete the online orientation.

Students who have not taken either the ACT or COMPASS test should be prepared to take it at 8:30 a.m. on the day of registration. The cost is $20.

A complimentary meal will be served for students and parents.

A final registration session will be held Friday, August 14. Fall classes begin Monday, August 17.

For more information, contact Student Services at 601-635-6205 or email rlee@eccc.edu.

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

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Meridian Main Street Downtown Happenings / June 29 - July 5

Date(s): 6/29/2015, 6/30/2015, 7/1/2015, 7/2/2015, 7/3/2015, 7/4/2015, 7/5/2015

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Downtown Happenings / June 29 - July 5 / Vol. lV No. 32

Monday, June 29, 2015

REMINDER: The intersection of 23rd Avenue and Fifth Street will be closed beginning Monday, June 22, for a four-week period for the Meridian Revitalization Project, the city of Meridian has announced.

Event: Helpful Technology for Today's Pupil
Location:AOTECH Computers
Time: All Week
For More Information: Call 601.890.1750
AOTECH Computers with United Way of East MS will take your older working desktops and laptops and give them new life for the students in the classroom. To donate you can drop them off at AOTECH computers or United Way of East MS.

Event: New Store Schedule
Location: Bambino's Boutique
Time: 9:30am - 5:30pm
For More Information: Call 601.693.5253
Will only be open on Monday, Friday,and Saturday.

Event: $99.99 School Uniform Package
Location: The Liberty Shop
Time: All week
For More Information: Call 601.693.5331
Get a start early on School Uniforms.

Event: Lunch Special
Location: Aie's Taste of Thai
Time: All Week
For More Information: Call 601.484.5858
$7.99 Lunch Special M - F from 11-3.

Event:Facebook Special
Location: Belle Cheveux Salon
Time: Monday - Wednesday
For More Information: Call 601.990.9280
10% off all salon services when you mention our Facebook post!

Event:Interiors Market & Climate Controlled Storage
Location:Hewlett Building
Time: Now Accepting Applicants
For More Information: Call 662.401.8812

Event:Deals on Select Items
Location:Planters Supply
Time: All Week
For More Information: Call 601.693.2684
Deals on ferns, peppers, tomatoes, elephant ears, milk weeds, lemon grass, garden seeds, and more!
Event: 15% off Framing
Location:Lucas Road
Time: All Week
For More Information: Call 601.483.0028
all frames are 15% off.

Event:Shirt & Tie Combos
Location:Sam's Fashion
Time: All Week
For More Information: Call 601.693.2731

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

Event: Meridian Craft Beer Club
Location:Brickhaus
Time: 7pm - 8pm
For More Information: Call 601.490.5242
The Meridian Craft Beer Club meets and discusses a craft each week.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

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

Event: Surf n' Turf Night
Location:Harvest Grill
Time: 5:00pm
For More Information: Call 601.282.5609

Event:Ladies Night
Location:Brickhaus
Time: 5:00pm - 11:30pm
For More Information: Call 601.490.5242
Local Live Music!

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

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Event:Half Price Drinks During Happy Hour
Location:Weidmann's
Time: 4pm - 7pm
For More Information: Call 601.581.5770

Event: Live Trivia
Location:BrickHaus
Time: 8pm - 11:30pm
For More Information: Call 601.490.5242

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Event:Meridian Lions Club
Location:Rush Hospital Cafeteria
Time: 11:30am - 1pm
For More Information: Call 662.418.5848
Anyone in the community is welcome as a guest!

Friday, July 3, 2015

Event: Sucarnochee Reveue
Location: The Temple Theater
Time: 7:00pm 9:00pm
For More Information: Call 205.499.9988
Star Spangled Jangle

Event: Shootin' and Scootin' Club
Location:Brickhaus
Time: 5:30pm - 8:30pm
For More Information: Call 601.490.5242
see website for details.

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

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Event: Earth's Bounty
Location: Singing Brakeman Park
Time: 8:00am - 1:00pm
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! For July we'll have bouncy houses for the kids, music by Otha Barham, a food truck and tons of vendors. Come out and bring your family and friends-we'll see you there!

Event: Arts in the Courtyard
Location: Brickhaus
Time: 10:00am - 5:00pm
For More Information: Call 601.490.5242

Event:City of Meridian's July 4th Celebration
Location:Bonita Lakes
Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm
For More Information: Call 601.485.1944
Don't miss the City of Meridian's July 4th Celebration at Bonita Lakes featuring a free concert from 6:00 - 9 p.m.Music by: N'Tune featuring Kid Kabana and Aa'Keela & The Beats. Bonita Lakes opens at 3:30 p.m. * Food vendors open at 4 p.m.Parking available at Bonita Lakes and Bonita Lakes Mall. Free Shuttle boarding at the Tuesday Morning parking lot at the mall starting at 5:30 p.m.

Sunday, July 5, 2015

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

If you would like your event on Meridian Main Street's Downtown Happenings, the deadline is Thursday at noon the week before
a published calendar (calendars are sent on Mondays)

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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Lions All-State Band in concert at JCJC; defending international title in Hawaii

Date(s): 6/29/2015, 6/30/2015, 7/1/2015

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Lions All-State Band in concert at JCJC; defending international title in Hawaii

ELLISVILLE – To defend an international championship title for the 30th year, almost in a row, is no easy task for the Mississippi Lions All-State Band and the 32-staff and organizers. Students like South Jones senior and third-year Lions All-State Band dancer, Scarlett Sandifer said they plan on giving it their very best and bring home another win.

“It’s not about winning it’s about doing our personal best,” Sandifer quickly pointed out. “If I’m giving my personal best then the group is better. After that, it’s in the judges hands,” said Sandifer.

The 145-member band filled with the state’s best and smartest musicians have been preparing for another stellar performance at Jones County Junior College for a week. They all have expectations of earning first place at the Lions 98th International Convention and Parade of Nations on June 25 through July 1, in Hawaii, and continuing an incredible winning streak. The public is invited to see part of the show at a free concert at JCJC on Wednesday, June 24, at 2 p.m. before the group leaves for Honolulu at 9:30 p.m.

Leading the Lions Band is Hancock County’s Jacob Fletcher as the Drum Major. The senior said he is excited about the opportunity to lead this year’s band after playing in the brass section the last two-years.

“I’m ready to get to Hawaii and show the world what Mississippi is made of and how hard we’ve worked to give them an incredible show,” said Fletcher. “It’s a lot of hard work marching in the sweltering heat then practicing for concert band and the Lobby Show from 6 a.m. until 10 or 11 at night, for the last week. I think this group has the ambition to do great.”

Jeff Cannon, the director and manager of the Lions All-State Band and retired band director from Pearl said besides the International Parade of Nations Marching Competition and participating in the International Flag Ceremony, the Mississippi Lions Band will be playing a full patriotic concert at the USS Arizona Memorial.

“Our concert that will be held at JCJC will be transitional concert music leaning towards the patriotic side with ‘Stars and Stripes for Ever, ‘America Forever,’ which was written the night of the attack on Pearl Harbor, and America the Beautiful!,” said Cannon.

Graduating senior from Oak Grove, Yulianna Jimenez said she especially loves the selections from “West Side Story” which is featured in the parade competition. She said she is eager to see Hawaii and has cherished the memories of traveling with her “Lions friends” over the last three years.

“I enjoy making music with people who love music. Even if we didn’t go anywhere I’d still want to be a part of this group,” said Jimenez.

This is the second year Matthew Lewis of Lawrence County has been selected for the percussion section. The first chair snare drum player has his sights set on making music as a career. Being a part of the Lions Band is helping him rise to that higher level.

“I enjoy all of it; the audition challenge, the music and the physical demands. This band is beyond good and everyone on the drum line gets along great. This is a whole new level of performance for me,” said Lewis.

South Jones Director of Bands, Artie Adams will be making his fourth appearance as the Concert Band Director and his former assistant director of bands, Matthew Pickering will be Adam’s assistant concert director. Adams said it is an honor to be a part of a “phenomenal” musical group.

“I am looking forward to this performance because they are so good, they make me tear up. They’re performance is so beautiful!”

The Lions All-State band members and staff will have the opportunity to explore the beauty of Hawaii between performances. A luau, snorkeling, sail boating off Waikiki Beach and touring Pearl Harbor are just a few of the activities planned during their week in Hawaii before they return to JCJC on July 1.

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

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JCJC’s Greene County Center is registering for non-credit courses

Date(s): 6/29/2015, 6/30/2015, 7/1/2015, 7/2/2015, 7/3/2015, 7/4/2015, 7/5/2015, 7/6/2015, 7/7/2015, 7/8/2015, 7/9/2015, 7/10/2015, 7/11/2015, 7/12/2015, 7/13/2015

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Jones County Junior College ... Greene County Center in Leakesville
JCJC’s Greene County Center is registering for non-credit courses
ELLISVILLE – Jones County Junior College will be registering students for two non-credit courses offered at its Greene County Center in Leakesville on Monday, July 13, at 8 a.m., 3 p.m. and at 6 p.m. A deposit of $150 is required for the welding course and a deposit of $200 is required for the pipefitting course. The course will meet the same day as registration.

The non-credit pipefitting course will meet on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday beginning July 13, from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. and a night class will meet at 3 p.m. until 9 p.m. The course ends in December and costs $500.

Non-credit welding will be offered on Monday and Tuesday from 3 p.m. until 6 p.m., and at 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. On Wednesday and Thursday, the class will meet from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. only, beginning July 13, through December for $350.
For more information about these courses contact the Center at 601-394-4421 or 601-394-4423 or email menyone.barrow@jcjc.edu or clint.james@jcjc.edu.

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

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Center Ridge Baptist Church July 2015 Announcements

Date(s): 7/1/2015, 7/2/2015, 7/3/2015, 7/4/2015, 7/5/2015, 7/6/2015, 7/7/2015, 7/8/2015, 7/9/2015, 7/10/2015, 7/11/2015, 7/12/2015, 7/13/2015, 7/14/2015, 7/15/2015, 7/16/2015, 7/17/2015, 7/18/2015, 7/19/2015, 7/20/2015, 7/21/2015, 7/22/2015, 7/23/2015, 7/24/2015, 7/25/2015, 7/26/2015, 7/27/2015, 7/28/2015, 7/29/2015

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Center Ridge Baptist Church Shubuta, MS
Center Ridge Baptist Church July 2015 Announcements


Wonderful Word on Wednesday
July 1 & 29, 2015
Center Ridge Baptist Church, in Shubuta, MS, will be hosting, “Wonderful Word on Wednesday,” on Wednesdays, July 1 & 29, 2015 @ 7:00 pm. For more information call (601) 776-3649. Pastor Lorenzo Carter.

Vacation Bible School
July 7-9, 2015
Center Ridge Baptist Church, in Shubuta, MS, will be hosting, "Vacation Bible School," on July 7-9, 2015, @ 6:30 pm. For more information call (601) 776-3649. Pastor Lorenzo Carter.

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EMBDC Recognizes June Ambassadors of the Month

Date(s): 6/29/2015, 6/30/2015, 7/1/2015, 7/2/2015, 7/3/2015

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EMBDC Recognizes June Ambassadors of the Month
Meridian, MS - The East Mississippi Business Development Corporation (EMBDC) recently presented its May Ambassadors of the Month awards to three very deserving participants. In first place was Emily McMillan with 1st Mississippi Federal Credit Union, second place went to Derron Radcliff with MSU Riley Center, and third place went to Lisa Sollie with MSU Meridian. Also, winning the red ticket drawing was Brian Koroknay with Citizens National Bank. 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 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.
Casey Holladay
Events 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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The deadline is approaching to register to vote

Date(s): 6/25/2015, 6/26/2015, 6/27/2015, 6/28/2015, 6/29/2015, 6/30/2015, 7/1/2015, 7/2/2015

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The deadline is approaching to register to vote for this year’s August primary election, which is July 4th at noon. If you mail in a new application, it will need to be postmark by July 3rd. The cutoff for registration is always 30 days before an election.

The Legislative redistricting for the Senate and House is complete and Lauderdale County is in the process of mailing almost 45,000 voter registration cards to voters with a valid address. District 1 and 2 have been mailed with District 3 being competed by Monday, and the process for District 4 and 5 will begin next week. Many registration cards have already been returned from the voter having moved, whether within Lauderdale County, or to another county, or even out of state. Where it is the voter’s responsibility to always notify their circuit clerk’s office of a name or address change, one of the duties of the Election Commission, is to help aid in this process in trying to locate these voters. For your vote to count, you need to be in your correct precinct.

If you move across the street, down the road, change apartments numbers, incorporate or discontinue a post office box, etc., this can affect your mail being returned and the voter possibly being removed from the current voter rolls. It is not legal to go back to your old precinct if you have moved. This is why we have an ongoing education program through the media to help remind the voter of their responsibility.

This voter registration card mail-out also highlights the voter’s correct voting precinct location for this year’s 2015 election cycle, as well as for next year’s 2016 Federal elections.

If you have any questions, call your circuit clerk’s office at 601 482-9731.

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TRAINING AIR WING ONE CHANGE OF COMMAND SET FOR JUNE 25

Date(s): 6/25/2015

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On Board NAS Meridian
TRAINING AIR WING ONE CHANGE OF COMMAND
SET FOR JUNE 25


Training Air Wing One will welcome a new commodore on Thursday, June 25, during an official change of command ceremony. Rear Adm. Roy Kelley, Chief of Naval Air Training, will serve as the keynote speaker.
Capt. Paul Carelli, who earned his "Wings of Gold" here in March 1995, will relieve Capt. Brian Goszkowicz, who has served as Commander, Training Air Wing One since July 3, 2013.
Under Capt. Goskowicz' leadership, Training Air Wing One delivered over 53,200 training sorties with 58,000 flight hours in the T-45C Goshawk. Under his steadfast guidance, Wing One safely conducted 13 carrier qualifications and eight detachments to Naval Air Field El Centro, Calif. Goskowicz propelled Wing One to complete training for 67 instructor pilots and 44 Intermediate E2/C2 aviators. Additionally, 174 Navy and Marine Corps strike aviators and 31 international military officers earned coveted "Wings of Gold." Beyond that, he engineered the Wing One Newly Winged Aviator Program, enabling strike training graduates to sustain proficiency while awaiting Fleet Replacement Squadron startup.
The next assignment for Capt. Goskowicz will be serving as Professor of Naval Science and Commanding Officer, Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps, University of Mississippi and University of Memphis.
After his designation as a Naval Aviator, Capt. Carelli was assigned to the "Shamrocks" of VS-41, Fleet Replacement Squadron at Naval Air Station North Island. Upon completion, he reported to his first operational squadron -- the "Retails" of VS-21 in Atsugi, Japan. While attached to the "Redtails," he completed three deployments onboard the USS Independence (CV 62), and one deployment on the USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63), flying missions in support Operation Southern Watch. In June of 1999, he returned to VS-41 as an instructor pilot and Landing Signals Officer where he served in the maintenance and operations departments. In May of 2002, Capt. Carelli joined Carrier Air Wing Two as a Landing Signals Officer for an extended deployment, flying missions in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. In October 2003, he was selected as the Chief of Naval Air Forces Pacific, Landing Signals Officer while concurrently serving with the "Screwbirds" of VS-33 for his operational department head t
our. During his time with the "Screwbirds," he served as the tactics and operations officer, completing an extended deployment flying missions in support Operation Iraqi Freedom.

In July of 2005, Capt. Carelli reported to the United States Naval War College, where he completed his Master's Degree in National Security and Strategic Studies. In July 2006, he reported to the Naval Personnel Command as the VS Community Detailer and Placement Officer and later as the Deputy Director PERS 43, Aviation Assignments. In August 2009, he reported to the "Stingers" of VFA 113 for his command tour. Upon assuming command of VFA-113 in September 2011, Capt. Carelli led his squadron through two tum-around cycles and combat deployments onboard the USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70), flying combat missions in support of Operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn.

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WING ONE 2-2-2

After his command tour, Capt. Carelli reported to the Joint Staff, J-3 at the Pentagon. He served as an action officer in the Deputy Directorate for Nuclear, Homeland Defense and Current Operations and later as the Chief of the National Military Command Center Operations Division.

Capt. Carelli has accumulated more than 4,000 flight hours and 900 arrested landings. His personal decorations include the Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal (two awards), Air Medal (three awards) Navy Commendation Medal (four awards), Navy Achievement Medal (three awards), and numerous other campaign, unit commendations and awards.
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Goat (Small Ruminant) Boot Camp

Date(s): 7/18/2015

9:00 am

Neshoba County Coliseum Philadelphia, MS.
Goat (Small Ruminant) Boot Camp
In recognizing the growing interest in goat production within the surrounding areas along with the Small Ruminant Farm Initiative through Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), the Neshoba and Leake County Soil and Water Conservation Districts along with NRCS will be hosting a Goat (Small Ruminant) Boot Camp that will be held at the Neshoba County Coliseum. We will have specialists from Mississippi State University and Alcorn State University speaking on herd health, meat goat management, forage production/management, marketing/start-up of small farm operation, and USDA programs for fencing and water facilities. This Boot Camp is to educate small farmers and new farmers of some misconceptions of goat production and management.
The Boot Camp is being held at the Neshoba County Coliseum in Philadelphia, MS. on July 18th with registration beginning at 9:00 a.m.
If you are planning to attend this event you must register no later than July 6th so that we can get a count of meals to prepare. You can register by contacting the Neshoba County SWCD at (601) 656-8783 ext. 3 or the Leake County SWCD at (601) 298-9101 ext. 3.

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EMBDC - Ribbon Cutting

Date(s): 6/25/2015

2:00 pm

Trinity Funeral Consulting, Caskets, & Etc., LLC 721 Front Street Extension, Suite 705 (Acme Plaza) Meridian, MS
What: Trinity Funeral Consulting, Caskets, & Etc., LLC Ribbon Cutting

When: Thursday, June 25th at 2:00 p.m.

Where: 721 Front Street Extension, Suite 705 (Acme Plaza)

Why: The EMBDC will host a ribbon cutting event to for Trinity Funeral Consulting, Caskets, & Etc., LLC in Meridian, Mississippi.

Casey Holladay
Events Coordinator
East Mississippi Business
Development Corporation

1901 Front Street, Suite A
Meridian, MS 39301

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ECCC to Offer ‘Starting a Business – First Steps’ Workshop in Decatur

Date(s): 7/30/2015

5:30 - 7:00 pm

East Central Community College ... at the ECCC Workforce Development Center on the Decatur campus.
ECCC to Offer ‘Starting a Business – First Steps’ Workshop in Decatur

East Central Community College’s Small Business Development Center will offer a “Starting a Business – First Steps” workshop from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, July 30, at the ECCC Workforce Development Center on the Decatur campus.

This free workshop is designed to introduce participants to the basic steps of starting a business, including 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.

Ronald Westbrook, director of ECCC’s Small Business Development Center, will serve as facilitator for the class.

For more information or to register for the workshop, contact the Small Business Development Center at 601-635-6296 or 601-635-6297. The email address is rwestbrook@eccc.edu or vthames@eccc.edu.

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

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“Country music from Mississippi,”

Date(s): 6/23/2015, 6/24/2015, 6/25/2015, 6/26/2015, 6/27/2015, 6/28/2015, 6/29/2015, 6/30/2015, 7/1/2015, 7/2/2015, 7/3/2015, 7/4/2015, 7/5/2015, 7/6/2015, 7/7/2015, 7/8/2015, 7/9/2015, 7/10/2015, 7/11/2015, 7/12/2015, 7/13/2015, 7/14/2015, 7/15/2015, 7/16/2015, 7/17/2015, 7/18/2015, 7/19/2015, 7/20/2015, 7/21/2015, 7/22/2015, 7/23/2015

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Mississippi to Nashville - Behind the Unveiling
June 16, 2015
Posted by:
Barry Mazor
Music & Arts


Guest post written by Barry Mazor

“Country music from Mississippi,” all of us who have worked on conceiving, researching, designing and launching the Mississippi Country Music Trail and its markers have realized, had not been a subject as often discussed or understood as widely as Mississippi Blues, the subject of the state’s first, impactful music trail. From the planning of the very first Country Music Trail marker, unveiled in June, 2010—appropriately enough, the marker for “The Father of Country Music,” Jimmie Rodgers, in Meridian—an important goal was to shed light on how remarkable Mississippi’s contribution to country music has been, and to show how the shared culture, rhythms and musical style Magnolia State music makers brought to country music changed it, everywhere.

Those aspirations made the recent unveiling of the 29th trail marker, the first Country Music Trail marker placed outside of Mississippi itself, at 1111 16th Avenue South in the heart of Nashville’s Music Row, an especially satisfying milestone. It acknowledges and celebrates Mississippians’ rich and varied contributions in the country music capital, from the 1920s to this day.

The satisfaction was partly personal for me, as a Nashville resident honored to serve as the historian/researcher for the trail, and proud to be able to share the story we’re telling with the musicians and residents and innumerable country music fan visitors up here. It was professional, too, recalling very well how often the biographical details, the telling photos and graphics and rare record scans seen on Mississippi Country Music Trail markers all over the home state had been found among the family keepsakes of of music makers who’d made the trip, as the new marker heralds, from “Mississippi to Nashville.”

Country fans, media, Nashville-based Mississippians and dignitaries were all on hand June 4, as the marker was unveiled by Visit Mississippi Director Malcolm White, Hattiesburg’s songwriting hit maker Craig Wiseman, ace of all country music Marty Stuart (both of whom are on this marker; a marker back home in Philadelphia, MS also celebrates Marty’s career) and yours truly.

With the sheer breadth of the story this marker tells, I can assure you, it was a real challenge just to be sure that the broad cast of talents entitled to this lasting “cast iron” recognition were properly included. The singers, pickers, songwriters and record producers visitors to the “Mississippi to Nashville” will be seeing honored range from globally recognized country-changing stars—from Jimmie Rodgers and Elvis Presley to Tammy Wynette, Charley Pride, Conway Twitty, Faith Hill and Bobbie Gentry, to the writers (often multiple threat writer-performer-producers) such as Hank Cochran, Johnny Russell, Carl Jackson, Mac McAnally and Paul Overstreet who made so many songs the superstars sing—so often, songs about Mississippi.

It all adds up.

Mississippi’s Nashville music makers, so often lured to Music City by the sounds of the Grand Ole Opry calling to them as it reached the radios of their childhoods in the night, brought that homebred, expressive mix of Deep South soul, Delta blues, Southern gospel and R&B right along with them in the country music they’ve made and are making. It’s meant that country is not all and solely about the “pristine” sounds of those ancient Appalachian hills of legend. Country has been a lot more fun, varied, and, for want of a better word, plain moister, because Mississippians have made so much of it.

It’s great to be able to spread the word. On cast iron.

Barry Mazor is the historian for the Mississippi Country Music Trail, and a longtime music, media, and business journalist. He is a regular contributor to the Wall Street Journal and to the online music magazine medium/cuepoint, and is the author of "Ralph Peer and the Making of Popular Roots Music" and "Meeting Jimmie Rodgers." He is the former senior editor and columnist for No Depression magazine and his work has appeared in numerous publications, including American Songwriter, the Nashville Scene, the Village Voice, and the Washington Post. He was awarded the Charlie Lamb Award for Excellence in Country Music Journalism in 2008. He lives in Nashville, TN.
See these fine articles ...

http://www.visitmississippi.org/blog/ms-to-nashville-behind-the-unveiling

https://leskerr.wordpress.com/2015/06/12/the-mississippi-nashville-music-connection/

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ECCC Transfer Students Again Earn Highest GPA at Four-Year Institutions

Date(s): 6/23/2015, 6/24/2015, 6/25/2015, 6/26/2015

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East Central Community College
ECCC Transfer Students Again Earn Highest GPA at Four-Year Institutions

DECATUR, Miss.—For the second straight year, students who transferred from East Central Community College to four-year institutions earned the highest cumulative grade point average (GPA) of all community college transfers in the state of Mississippi.

Students who transferred from East Central to one of the state’s eight public, four-year institutions earned a 3.22 GPA, according to data released from the Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning (IHL). Students from the community/junior college with the second highest GPA earned a 3.21. The average for all 15 community colleges combined was a 3.13 GPA.

The report also again showed that community college transfer students performed academically as well or better in university courses than students who began their education at the senior institutions. The “native” students earned a 3.10 GPA.

ECCC President Dr. Billy Stewart said that he was extremely proud of the former students and for the role East Central Community College faculty and staff played in preparing the students to transfer to the four-year university level.

“This data, compiled and reported by the IHL, affirms the results of our college’s dedication to Student Success and Teaching and Learning, two hallmark commitments of our strategic plan for the future, 2020 Vision,” Stewart said. “When we adopted this plan in February 2013, these are the results we anticipated. Our faculty and staff are to be commended for preparing East Central transfer students well for the academic challenges of a university. Based on the performance of our transfer students, no one does that better in the state of Mississippi than East Central Community College.”

East Central Community College offers the two-year pre-baccalaureate Associate of Science and Associate of Arts degrees, with more than 201 areas of concentration. These academic courses are guaranteed to transfer as a result of an Articulation Agreement between Mississippi’s community colleges and the state’s public four-year colleges and universities.

The college also offers two-year terminal degrees in healthcare, career and technical fields of study.

For more information about attending East Central Community College, contact ECCC Student Services at 601-635-6205 or e-mail rlee@eccc.edu.

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

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Men and Women's Day Program

Date(s): 7/12/2015

3:00 pm

Pleasant Hill Missionary Baptist Church of Lisman
Pleasant Hill Missionary Baptist Church of Lisman will have their Men and Women's Day Program
July 12th at 3:00 pm
Guest Minister: Rev. Curtis Jackson, pastor of First Baptist Church
Orrville, AL
Charles L. Franklin is the pastor of the church

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Lions All-State Band in concert at JCJC; defending international title in Hawaii

Date(s): 6/23/2015, 6/24/2015, 6/25/2015, 6/26/2015, 6/27/2015, 6/28/2015, 6/29/2015, 6/30/2015, 7/1/2015

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Lions All-State Band in concert at JCJC; defending international title in Hawaii

ELLISVILLE – To defend an international championship title for the 30th year, almost in a row, is no easy task for the Mississippi Lions All-State Band and the 32-staff and organizers. Students like South Jones senior and third-year Lions All-State Band dancer, Scarlett Sandifer said they plan on giving it their very best and bring home another win.

“It’s not about winning it’s about doing our personal best,” Sandifer quickly pointed out. “If I’m giving my personal best then the group is better. After that, it’s in the judges hands,” said Sandifer.

The 145-member band filled with the state’s best and smartest musicians have been preparing for another stellar performance at Jones County Junior College for a week. They all have expectations of earning first place at the Lions 98th International Convention and Parade of Nations on June 25 through July 1, in Hawaii, and continuing an incredible winning streak. The public is invited to see part of the show at a free concert at JCJC on Wednesday, June 24, at 2 p.m. before the group leaves for Honolulu at 9:30 p.m.

Leading the Lions Band is Hancock County’s Jacob Fletcher as the Drum Major. The senior said he is excited about the opportunity to lead this year’s band after playing in the brass section the last two-years.

“I’m ready to get to Hawaii and show the world what Mississippi is made of and how hard we’ve worked to give them an incredible show,” said Fletcher. “It’s a lot of hard work marching in the sweltering heat then practicing for concert band and the Lobby Show from 6 a.m. until 10 or 11 at night, for the last week. I think this group has the ambition to do great.”

Jeff Cannon, the director and manager of the Lions All-State Band and retired band director from Pearl said besides the International Parade of Nations Marching Competition and participating in the International Flag Ceremony, the Mississippi Lions Band will be playing a full patriotic concert at the USS Arizona Memorial.

“Our concert that will be held at JCJC will be transitional concert music leaning towards the patriotic side with ‘Stars and Stripes for Ever, ‘America Forever,’ which was written the night of the attack on Pearl Harbor, and America the Beautiful!,” said Cannon.

Graduating senior from Oak Grove, Yulianna Jimenez said she especially loves the selections from “West Side Story” which is featured in the parade competition. She said she is eager to see Hawaii and has cherished the memories of traveling with her “Lions friends” over the last three years.

“I enjoy making music with people who love music. Even if we didn’t go anywhere I’d still want to be a part of this group,” said Jimenez.

This is the second year Matthew Lewis of Lawrence County has been selected for the percussion section. The first chair snare drum player has his sights set on making music as a career. Being a part of the Lions Band is helping him rise to that higher level.

“I enjoy all of it; the audition challenge, the music and the physical demands. This band is beyond good and everyone on the drum line gets along great. This is a whole new level of performance for me,” said Lewis.

South Jones Director of Bands, Artie Adams will be making his fourth appearance as the Concert Band Director and his former assistant director of bands, Matthew Pickering will be Adam’s assistant concert director. Adams said it is an honor to be a part of a “phenomenal” musical group.

“I am looking forward to this performance because they are so good, they make me tear up. They’re performance is so beautiful!”

The Lions All-State band members and staff will have the opportunity to explore the beauty of Hawaii between performances. A luau, snorkeling, sail boating off Waikiki Beach and touring Pearl Harbor are just a few of the activities planned during their week in Hawaii before they return to JCJC on July 1.

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

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TRAINING AIR WING ONE CHANGE OF COMMAND SET FOR JUNE 25th

Date(s): 6/25/2015

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On board NAS Merididan
TRAINING AIR WING ONE CHANGE OF COMMAND SET FOR JUNE 25th


Training Air Wing One will welcome a new commodore on Thursday, June 25, during an official change of command ceremony. Rear Adm. Roy Kelley, Chief of Naval Air Training, will serve as the keynote speaker.
Capt. Paul Carelli, who earned his "Wings of Gold" here in March 1995, will relieve Capt. Brian Goszkowicz, who has served as Commander, Training Air Wing One since July 3, 2013.
Under Capt. Goskowicz' leadership, Training Air Wing One delivered over 53,200 training sorties with 58,000 flight hours in the T-45C Goshawk. Under his steadfast guidance, Wing One safely conducted 13 carrier qualifications and eight detachments to Naval Air Field El Centro, Calif. Goskowicz propelled Wing One to complete training for 67 instructor pilots and 44 Intermediate E2/C2 aviators. Additionally, 174 Navy and Marine Corps strike aviators and 31 international military officers earned coveted "Wings of Gold." Beyond that, he engineered the Wing One Newly Winged Aviator Program, enabling strike training graduates to sustain proficiency while awaiting Fleet Replacement Squadron startup.
The next assignment for Capt. Goskowicz will be serving as Professor of Naval Science and Commanding Officer, Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps, University of Mississippi and University of Memphis.
After his designation as a Naval Aviator, Capt. Carelli was assigned to the "Shamrocks" of VS-41, Fleet Replacement Squadron at Naval Air Station North Island. Upon completion, he reported to his first operational squadron -- the "Retails" of VS-21 in Atsugi, Japan. While attached to the "Redtails," he completed three deployments onboard the USS Independence (CV 62), and one deployment on the USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63), flying missions in support Operation Southern Watch. In June of 1999, he returned to VS-41 as an instructor pilot and Landing Signals Officer where he served in the maintenance and operations departments. In May of 2002, Capt. Carelli joined Carrier Air Wing Two as a Landing Signals Officer for an extended deployment, flying missions in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. In October 2003, he was selected as the Chief of Naval Air Forces Pacific, Landing Signals Officer while concurrently serving with the "Screwbirds" of VS-33 for his operational department head t
our. During his time with the "Screwbirds," he served as the tactics and operations officer, completing an extended deployment flying missions in support Operation Iraqi Freedom.

In July of 2005, Capt. Carelli reported to the United States Naval War College, where he completed his Master's Degree in National Security and Strategic Studies. In July 2006, he reported to the Naval Personnel Command as the VS Community Detailer and Placement Officer and later as the Deputy Director PERS 43, Aviation Assignments. In August 2009, he reported to the "Stingers" of VFA 113 for his command tour. Upon assuming command of VFA-113 in September 2011, Capt. Carelli led his squadron through two tum-around cycles and combat deployments onboard the USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70), flying combat missions in support of Operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn.

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WING ONE 2-2-2

After his command tour, Capt. Carelli reported to the Joint Staff, J-3 at the Pentagon. He served as an action officer in the Deputy Directorate for Nuclear, Homeland Defense and Current Operations and later as the Chief of the National Military Command Center Operations Division.

Capt. Carelli has accumulated more than 4,000 flight hours and 900 arrested landings. His personal decorations include the Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal (two awards), Air Medal (three awards) Navy Commendation Medal (four awards), Navy Achievement Medal (three awards), and numerous other campaign, unit commendations and awards.


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Meridian Main Street - Downtown Happenings / June 22 - 28

Date(s): 6/22/2015, 6/23/2015, 6/24/2015, 6/25/2015, 6/26/2015, 6/27/2015, 6/28/2015

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Downtown Happenings / June 22 - 28 / Vol. lV No. 31

Monday, June 22, 2015

Event: New Store Schedule
Location: Bambino's Boutique
Time: 9:30am - 5:30pm
For More Information: Call 601.693.5253
Will only be open on Monday, Friday,and Saturday.

Event: $99.99 School Uniform Package
Location: The Liberty Shop
Time: All week
For More Information: Call 601.693.5331
Get a start early on School Uniforms.

Event: Lunch Special
Location: Aie's Taste of Thai
Time: All Week
For More Information: Call 601.484.5858
$7.99 Lunch Special M - F from 11-3.

Event:Facebook Special
Location: Belle Cheveux Salon
Time: All Week
For More Information: Call 601.990.9280
10% off all salon services when you mention our Facebook post!

Event:Interiors Market & Climate Controlled Storage
Location:Hulett Building
Time: Now Accepting Applicants
For More Information: Call 662.401.8812

Event:Deals on Select Items
Location:Planters Supply
Time: All Week
For More Information: Call 601.693.2684
Deals on ferns, peppers, tomatoes, elephant ears, milk weeds, lemon grass, garden seeds, and more!
Event: 15% off Framing
Location:Lucas Road
Time: All Week
For More Information: Call 601.483.0028
all frames are 15% off.

Event:Shirt & Tie Combos
Location:Sam's Fashion
Time: All Week
For More Information: Call 601.693.2731

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

Event: Meridian Craft Beer Club
Location:Brickhaus
Time: 7pm - 8pm
For More Information: Call 601.490.5242
The Meridian Craft Beer Club meets and discusses a craft each week.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

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

Event: Free Computer Training
Location:AOTECH Computers
Time: 10am-11:30am & 6:00pm-7:30pm
For More Information: Call 601.990.8324
These classes are designed specifically for beginners and include basic skill building and clear explanations of basic computer components. We will cover the following Topics: Basic Computers Skills, Operating System Differences [ Windows, Mac, Ubuntu Linux ] and Introduction to the internet. Advanced computer training is coming soon.

Event: Surf n' Turf Night
Location:Harvest Grill
Time: 5:00pm
For More Information: Call 601.282.5609

Event:Ladies Night
Location:Brickhaus
Time: 5:00pm - 11:30pm
For More Information: Call 601.490.5242
Local Live Music!

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

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Event:Half Price Drinks During Happy Hour
Location:Weidmann's
Time: 4pm - 7pm
For More Information: Call 601.581.5770

Event: Live Trivia
Location:BrickHaus
Time: 8pm - 11:30pm
For More Information: Call 601.490.5242

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Event:Meridian Lions Club
Location:Rush Hospital Cafeteria
Time: 11:30am - 1pm
For More Information: Call 662.418.5848
Anyone in the community is welcome as a guest!

Event: Tom Rovinsky
Location:BrickHaus
Time: 8:00pm
For More Information: Call 601.490.5242

Friday, June 26, 2015

Event: Shootin' and Scootin' Club
Location:Brickhaus
Time: 5:30pm - 8:30pm
For More Information: Call 601.490.5242
see website for details.

Event: Sam Mooney
Location:BrickHaus
Time: 9:00pm
For More Information: Call 601.490.5242

Event: South of 20
Location: Rhythm & Brews
Time: 10:30pm
For More Information: Call 601.282.5608

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

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Event: Live Music
Location: Meridian Underground Music
Time: 5:00pm
For More Information: Call 601.485.1363
Free Show!
Event: Ebenezer Goodman
Location: Brickhaus
Time: 9:00pm - 1:00am
For More Information: Call 601.490.5242

Event: Snazz
Location: Rhythm & Brews
Time: 10:30pm
For More Information: Call 601.282.5608

Sunday, June 28, 2015

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

Event: Bends & Brews
Location:BrickHaus
Time: 3:00pm - 5:00pm
For More Information: Call 601.490.5242

Event: Open Mic
Location:BrickHaus
Time: 4:00pm - 7:00pm
For More Information: Call 601.490.5242

If you would like your event on Meridian Main Street's Downtown Happenings, the deadline is Thursday at noon the week before
a published calendar (calendars are sent on Mondays)


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 - Ribbon Cutting

Date(s): 6/23/2015

2:30 pm

Brookdale 4553 35th Avenue Meridian, MS
What: Brookdale Meridian MS Ribbon Cutting

When: Tuesday, June 23rd at 2:30 p.m.

Where: 4553 35th Avenue

Why: The EMBDC will host a ribbon cutting event to for Brookdale Meridian, formerly Silverleaf Manor, in Meridian, Mississippi.

Casey Holladay
Events Coordinator
East Mississippi Business
Development Corporation

1901 Front Street, Suite A
Meridian, MS 39301

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Jimmie Rodgers .. Wrap-Up Party

Date(s): 6/22/2015, 6/23/2015

6:30 - 8:00 pm

Soule' Steamworks 1808 4th Street Meridian, MS
Sponsors and Volunteers from the 2015 Jimmie Rodgers Music Festival
are welcomed to Jimmie Rodgers Wrap-Up Party

June 23rd at Soule' Steamworks from 6:30 - 8:00 pm

Bar-B-Que trimmings and beverages ..

AND DON'T FORGET ...
Jimmie Rodgers for 2016 .... May 6th & 7th
(601) 482-8988

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Youth Day Program

Date(s): 6/12/2015

2:00 pm

Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church of Enterprise
Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church of Enterprise
will have their Youth Day Program
July 12th at 2:00 pm
Guest Speaker: Rev. Aaron Naylor, associate pastor from
St. John Missionary Baptist in Meridian
(601) 659-4896
Dr. Jimmie Bunch id the pastor of the church

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ECCC to Offer Electrical Technology Courses at its Louisville Center in Fall

Date(s): 6/22/2015, 6/23/2015, 6/24/2015, 6/25/2015, 6/26/2015, 6/27/2015, 6/28/2015, 6/29/2015, 6/30/2015, 7/1/2015, 7/2/2015, 7/3/2015, 7/4/2015, 7/5/2015, 7/6/2015, 7/7/2015, 7/8/2015, 7/9/2015, 7/10/2015, 7/11/2015, 7/12/2015, 7/13/2015, 7/14/2015, 7/15/2015, 7/16/2015, 7/17/2015, 7/18/2015, 7/19/2015, 7/20/2015, 7/21/2015, 7/22/2015, 7/23/2015, 7/24/2015, 7/25/2015, 7/26/2015, 7/27/2015, 7/28/2015, 7/29/2015, 7/30/2015, 7/31/2015, 8/1/2015, 8/2/2015, 8/3/2015, 8/4/2015, 8/5/2015, 8/6/2015, 8/7/2015, 8/8/2015, 8/9/2015, 8/10/2015, 8/11/2015, 8/12/2015, 8/13/2015, 8/14/2015, 8/15/2015, 8/16/2015, 8/17/2015, 8/18/2015, 8/19/2015, 8/20/2015, 8/21/2015, 8/22/2015

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East Central Community College ... Louisville Career Advancement Center
ECCC to Offer Electrical Technology Courses at its Louisville Center in Fall

East Central Community College in Decatur will begin offering courses in its Electrical Technology program at the Louisville Career Advancement Center in Fall 2015.

The for-credit courses, which can lead to an Associate of Applied Science degree, will be offered via video conferencing, with a tech facilitator in the Louisville Career Advancement Center to assist with questions and hands-on course work and demonstrations.

Courses to be offered in the fall include Fundamentals of Electricity, AC and DC Circuits for Electrical Technology, Residential and Light Commercial Wiring, Blueprint Reading, and Electrical Power.

East Central is offering the courses thanks to a $2.5 million Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training grant, which the college was awarded last fall to provide workforce training opportunities in Winston County, including in information technology, healthcare, energy and advanced manufacturing.

The college applied for the grant in response to the unemployment rate and the number of workers displaced due to the April 2014 tornado damage.

“We are excited that we can help anyone displaced by the tornadoes or who needs additional training and education to work towards their degree,” said Wayne Eason, director of workforce education at ECCC. “Graduates will be well prepared for residential or industrial work or private business, among other electrical occupations.”

For more information on the Electrical Technology program, contact Eason at 601-635-6211 or weason@eccc.edu.

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

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

Date(s): 6/26/2015, 6/27/2015

7:00 am - 2:00 pm each day

10165th Lynwood Drive Tanglewood Estates Meridian, MS
Friday and Saturday, June 26, 27, will be our next make a wish garage sale from 7 am to 2 pm. Fabric .25 each, swimsuits .25 each, vhs and DVD's .25 and .50 each, lots of men, women, baby and children cloths .50 each, all cloths, shoes, and purses .50 each. New books galore even some westerns for .25 each, toy and household items. Over 100 cassettes for .10 each. Come on the treasure hunt and help make wishes come true at 10165 Lynwood Drive, Tanglewood Estate's. Remember we recycle old locks and keys, aluminum cans and ink jet cartridges so bring them with you. We have so many donations for this sale please hold any additional for July sale. Thanks

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JCJC

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

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National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month

Date(s): 7/16/2015

5:30 - 7:00 pm

EMEPA Auditorium 2128 Hwy. 39 North Meridian, MS
An invitation from NAMI Meridian Affiliate:

National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month
July 2015
Voices of Hope
6th Annual Event
Mental Health Wellness: Hope & Recovery

Please join us for this free special program.
Guest Speaker:
Jackie Chatmon
Program Administrator, Division of Children and Youth
Mississippi Department of Mental Health

5:30 to 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, July 16, 2015
EMEPA Auditorium
2128 Hwy. 39 North, Meridian, MS
Free. Open to all. Pre-registration not required.

Sponsored by: National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Meridian Affiliate
Special thanks to Alliance Health Center, East Mississippi Electric Power Association,
NFusionX and Weems Community Mental Health for supporting this event.

Diane Mills
EAP Coordinator / PR Director
Weems Comm. Mental Health Center
1415 College Dr.
(PO Box 2868, 39302-2868)
Meridian, MS 39307
p: 601-483-4821 / ext. 127
f: 601-485-8727
email: dmills@weemsmh.com

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City of Meridian ... intersection of 23rd Avenue and 5th Street will be closed ....

Date(s): 6/18/2015, 6/19/2015, 6/20/2015, 6/21/2015, 6/22/2015, 6/23/2015, 6/24/2015, 6/25/2015, 6/26/2015, 6/27/2015, 6/28/2015, 6/29/2015, 6/30/2015, 7/1/2015, 7/2/2015, 7/3/2015, 7/4/2015, 7/5/2015, 7/6/2015, 7/7/2015, 7/8/2015, 7/9/2015, 7/10/2015

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intersection of 23rd Avenue and 5th Street Meridian, MS
The City of Meridian announced that
the intersection of 23rd Avenue and 5th Street
will be closed
beginning Monday, June 22nd for a four week period
for the Meridian Revitalization Project.

Thank you for your patience as we continue to work to complete these important improvements to our City.

For more information Contact: Hugh Smith, City of Meridian
hughsmith@meridianms.org

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Annual Algie Wilson Memorial Program

Date(s): 7/12/2015

4:00 pm

Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church 600 11th Ave. Meridian, MS
Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church of Meridian will have their
Annual Algie Wilson Memorial Program, July 12th at 4:00 pm

Special Guest: Charlotte Holley from New York
: Magnificent Clouds of Joy from Lauderdale
and other guests as well

(601) 485-5816

(601) 485-5816

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United Way of East MS Volunteer Center & Community Foundation of East MS Ribbon Cutting

Date(s): 6/18/2015, 6/19/2015

10:00 am

4817 North Park Dr.
What: United Way of East MS Volunteer Center & Community Foundation of East MS Ribbon Cutting

When: Friday, June 19th at 10:00 a.m.

Where: 4817 North Park Dr.

Why: The EMBDC will host a ribbon cutting event to commemorate the new location of United Way of East MS & Community Foundation of East MS in Meridian, Mississippi. Mississippi’s First Lady Deborah Bryant will be a guest speaker.

Casey Holladay
Events 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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JCJC’s “Operation JumpStart” expands to Covington County

Date(s): 6/18/2015, 6/19/2015, 6/20/2015, 6/21/2015, 6/22/2015, 6/23/2015, 6/24/2015, 6/25/2015, 6/26/2015, 6/27/2015, 6/28/2015, 6/29/2015, 6/30/2015, 7/1/2015, 7/2/2015, 7/3/2015, 7/4/2015, 7/5/2015, 7/6/2015

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Jones County Junior College ... and ..... See Schedule
JCJC’s “Operation JumpStart” expands to Covington County

ELLISVILLE - Entrepreneurs in Covington County will now have the opportunity to realize their dreams of small business ownership with the help of Jones County Junior College’s, “Operation JumpStart.” The program has expanded from Ellisville, Bay Springs, Waynesboro and Hattiesburg to Collins. This six-week course is a nationally-recognized, highly successful training model delivered to individuals who want to start or expand a small business. The Operation JumpStart: First Step curriculum teaches participants essential small business planning and preparation skills with practical hands-on training from experts in the field.

“By offering hands-on training and business advice from our business sponsors and business leaders, participants can be more successful. They get to see how the process works instead of us telling them what they need to do to start a business.” said Crystal Nail, JCJC Entrepreneur Center Director.

The training program will be held on Monday and Wednesday afternoons from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. for six weeks beginning on Monday, July 13, through Thursday, August 19. Classes will meet at Peoples Bank, located at 704 Main Street, in Collins.

“We're excited to see the Operation JumpStart program has been well received in the Pine Belt. The entrepreneurial spirit can bring jobs and new industries to the region. In some cases the new businesses that are generated from this program meet the unmet needs of a community.”
The Operation JumpStart tuition is $250 with the help of participating sponsors Peoples Bank of Collins.
Applications can be picked up at Peoples Bank in Collins or the JCJC Advanced Technology Center in Ellisville.

Interested participants need to register by July 6, to be considered for the Operation JumpStart program. For more information or to apply for this new business coaching and training program, contact: Shannon Wilks at 601-477-4114 or email: Shannon.wilks@jcjc.edu or call Crystal Nail at 601-477-4235 or email: crystal.nail@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’s Michael Yarbrough named Educator of the Year

Date(s): 6/18/2015, 6/19/2015, 6/20/2015, 6/21/2015, 6/22/2015, 6/23/2015, 6/24/2015, 6/25/2015, 6/26/2015, 6/27/2015, 6/28/2015, 6/29/2015, 6/30/2015, 7/1/2015, 7/2/2015, 7/3/2015, 7/4/2015, 7/5/2015, 7/6/2015, 7/7/2015, 7/8/2015, 7/9/2015, 7/10/2015, 7/11/2015, 7/12/2015, 7/13/2015, 7/14/2015, 7/15/2015, 7/16/2015

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Jones County Junior College
JCJC’s Yarbrough named Educator of the Year
ELLISVILLE – The “newcomer” to the group of 11 GED teachers in the Jones County Junior College Adult Basic Education department earned a prestigious title recently. Michael Yarbrough of Laurel was named the Southern Region Adult Educator of the Year by the Mississippi Association of Adult and Community Educators at their annual conference. Yarbrough teaches adult education classes at the WIN Job Center in Laurel and has been employed with JCJC for a year-and-a-half. Director of the ABE/GED program at JCJC, Jennifer Griffith explained Yarbrough’s adaptability and his innovative teaching earned him the recognition.

“In his first year-and-a-half teaching for Jones, he has been flexible in his work assignments, moving from the traveling adult education tutor, to substitute adult education teacher, to full-time single-site instructor. He has introduced innovative methods and approaches to his students while also achieving significant success with his classes.”
Yarbrough gives credit to his co-workers for their willingness to show him “the ropes” as well as being open to new ideas and perspectives.

“The award was definitely a surprise, said Yarbrough. “I have taught in various educational settings, but for the seven-years prior to coming to Jones, I taught 6th grade math at South Jones Elementary. Some may not see the connection, but teaching middle school math perfectly prepared me for being an Adult Basic Education instructor. It’s at that middle school level where the majority of our students began to struggle or fall behind. Most were not successful in the traditional educational setting. This challenges me, as an educator, to look for new and various ways to teach them,” said the newest Adult Educator of the Year.

He further explained as the instructor, he is a part of the team in guiding and facilitating student’s discoveries. Yarbrough said most of his students already have job and real world experiences.

“I am thrilled to see the connections from what we are learning in class to situations they are experiencing outside the classroom. All educators realize they are much more to their students than someone who presents them with information; this is even more true with our students. When they see that you care and are investing in their life, the learning potential goes through the roof!” said Yarbrough.

To even be considered for this honor, Yarbrough had to be nominated by a fellow teacher or director and had to have at least one-year of teaching experience in Adult Education. Griffith said there are about 360 teachers in the state who are eligible each year. Yarbrough’s “fresh ideas” and innovative methods made him stand out from the other nominees. She added Yarbrough not only came to the conference but he also presented at this year’s ABE Summer Conference.

“This is rare because most teachers with fewer than three-years of experience hardly ever present at the Summer Conference. His presentation was on adapting to the environment one teaches in, using the tools you have in the classroom and to address and approach students’ problems in new ways. Michael is definitely a great asset to our team. He is committed to our students and our college and we are thrilled to have him at Jones.”

Griffith said she also thinks how he handled three job title changes in less than one-year without complaint while always tackling the new assignment with vigor, made him an obvious choice for the judges. Yarbrough joins three other JCJC ABE instructors who also received this award in previous years: David Clark at Greene County, Jane Jones at the JCJC campus and Caleb Smith at the JCJC campus.

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

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EMBDC - Upcoming Events ...

Date(s): 6/16/2015, 6/17/2015, 6/18/2015, 6/19/2015, 6/20/2015, 6/21/2015, 6/22/2015, 6/23/2015, 6/24/2015, 6/25/2015

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IHOP Groundbreaking
220 N. Frontage Rd.
Thursday, June 18th
10:00 a.m.

Anderson Regional
Cancer Center
Business After Hours
1704 23rd Ave
Thursday, June 18th
4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

United Way of East MS Volunteer Center
Ribbon Cutting
4817 North Park Dr.
Friday, June 19th
10:00 a.m.

Brookdale Meridian
Ribbon Cutting
4555 35th Ave.
Tuesday, June 23rd
2:30 p.m.

Trinity Funeral Consulting, Caskets, & Etc. LLC
Ribbon Cutting
721 Front Street Ext. Suite 705
Thursday, June 25th
2:00 p.m.

Stitchin Krazy Ribbon Cutting
2222 Front Street
Thursday, July 16th
10:30 a.m.

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EMBDC ... IHOP Groundbreaking

Date(s): 6/18/2015

10:00 am

220 North Frontage Rd
What: IHOP Groundbreaking

When: Thursday, June 18th at 10:00 a.m.

Where: 220 North Frontage Rd.

Why: The EMBDC will host a groundbreaking event to commemorate the construction of IHOP by Meridian Hospitality, LLC. in Meridian, Mississippi.


Casey Holladay
Events 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 Main Street - Downtown Happenings - June 15 - 21

Date(s): 6/15/2015, 6/16/2015, 6/17/2015, 6/18/2015, 6/19/2015, 6/20/2015, 6/21/2015

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Downtown Happenings - June 15 - 21 ... Vol. lV No. 30

Monday, June 15, 2015

Event:Facebook Special
Location: Belle Cheveux Salon
Time: All Week
For More Information: Call 601.990.9280
10% off all salon services when you mention our Facebook post!


Event:Interiors Market & Climate Controlled Storage
Location:Hewlett Building
Time: Now Accepting Applicants
For More Information: Call 662.401.8812
Event: $99.99 School Uniform Package
Location: The Liberty Shop
Time: All week
For More Information: Call 601.693.5331
Get a start early on School Uniforms.

Event: Lunch Special
Location: Aie's Taste of Thai
Time: All Week
For More Information: Call 601.484.5858
$7.99 Lunch Special M - F from 11-3.

Event:Deals on Select Items
Location:Planters Supply
Time: All Week
For More Information: Call 601.693.2684
Deals on ferns, peppers, tomatoes, elephant ears, milk weeds, lemon grass, garden seeds, and more!

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

Event:Shirt & Tie Combos
Location:Sam's Fashion
Time: All Week
For More Information: Call 601.693.2731

Event: Pageant & Prom Dress Sale
Location: Bambino's Boutique
Time: All Week
For More Information: Call 601.693.5253
Pageant dresses are 20% off and Prom dresses are 60% 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: YPM Meeting
Location:Rush Cafeteria
Time: 12pm
For More Information: Call 601.693.1306

Event: Meridian Craft Beer Club
Location:Brickhaus
Time: 7pm - 8pm
For More Information: Call 601.490.5242
The Meridian Craft Beer Club meets and discusses a craft each week.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

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

Event: Free Computer Training
Location:AOTECH Computers
Time: 10am-11:30am & 6:00pm-7:30pm
For More Information: Call 601.990.8324
These classes are designed specifically for beginners and include basic skill building and clear explanations of basic computer components. We will cover the following Topics: Basic Computers Skills, Operating System Differences [ Windows, Mac, Ubuntu Linux ] and Introduction to the internet. Advanced computer training is coming soon.

Event: Surf n' Turf Night
Location:Harvest Grill
Time: 5:00pm
For More Information: Call 601.282.5609

Event:Ladies Night
Location:Brickhaus
Time: 5:00pm - 11:30pm
For More Information: Call 601.490.5242
Local Live Music!

Event: Women's World Cup
Soccer USA Outlaws
Location:BrickHaus
Time: 7:00pm - 11:00pm
For More Information: Call 601.490.5242

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

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Event: How to Develop a Business Plan
Location:EMBDC Conference Room
Time: 2pm - 4pm
For More Information: Call 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:Half Price Drinks During Happy Hour
Location:Weidmann's
Time: 4pm - 7pm
For More Information: Call 601.581.5770

Event: Live Trivia
Location:BrickHaus
Time: 8pm - 11:30pm
For More Information: Call 601.490.5242

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Event:Meridian Lions Club
Location:Rush Hospital Cafeteria
Time: 11:30am - 1pm
For More Information: Call 662.418.5848
Anyone in the community is welcome as a guest!

Event: Trace Adkins
Location:MSU Riley Center
Time: 7:30pm
For More Information: Call 601.696.2200

Event: Scott McQuaig & The Tomcats
Location:BrickHaus
Time: 8:00pm - 12:00am
For More Information: Call 601.490.5242

Friday, June 19, 2015

Event: PRAM Meeting
Location:Rush Cafeteria
Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm
For More Information: Call 601.696.2203

Event: State Games of Mississippi
Opening Ceremony
Location:City Hall Lawn
Time: 5:00pm
For More Information: Call 601.482.0505
The Opening Ceremonies feature entertainment, food, Parade of Athletes, lighting of the torch, an appearance by past and present members of the U.S. Olympic team and a grand fireworks spectacular. Gates open at 5:00 p.m.

Event: Shootin' and Scootin' Club
Location:Brickhaus
Time: 5:30pm - 8:30pm
For More Information: Call 601.490.5242
see website for details.

Event: Framing the Red
Location: Rhythm & Brews
Time: 10:30pm
For More Information: Call 601.282.5608

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

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Event:Inaugural Legacy Brunch
Location: City Hall
Time: 11:00am - 2:00pm
For More Information: Call 601.693.2161
The Meridian Alumni Chapter will host it's 1st Inaugural Legacy Brunch honoring Dr. Norman C. Francis, for his 47 years of leadership and service as President of Xavier University featuring Jazz Musicians, Ronald & Patrick Hearns and Harold Brassfield. Please come and celebrate while we support the college efforts of young Meridianites.

Event: Meridian Juneteenth Heritage Festival
Location: Singing Brakeman Park
Time: 4:00pm
For More Information: Call 601.616.8159
Join us for the 13th Annual Meridian Juneteenth Festival! This year's musical line up includes Steve Perry, Terry Wright, Jessie "JT" Taylor, Precision Grooves and Just a Few Cats. The festival features a Live DJ, vendors, food, arts and crafts, and much more!! Gates open at 4 p.m. and the show begins at 5 p.m.

Event: Darkwater
Location: Brickhaus
Time: 9:00pm - 1:00am
For More Information: Call 601.490.5242

Event: Spunk Monkees
Location: Rhythm & Brews
Time: 10:30pm
For More Information: Call 601.282.5608

Sunday, June 21, 2015

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

Event:Bends & Brews Beer Yoga
Location:Brickhaus
Time: 3:00pm - 5:00pm
For More Information: Call 601.490.5242

If you would like your event on Meridian Main Street's Downtown Happenings, the deadline is Thursday at noon the week before
a published calendar (calendars are sent on Mondays)


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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Worship and praise service honoring Ms. Louella ...

Date(s): 6/20/2015

4:00 pm

Mt. Rose M.B. Church
The Wallace and Tillman Family will be hosting a worship and praise service honoring Ms. Louella Wallace on June 20, 2015 @ 4:00 pm at Mt. Rose M.B. Church. Pastor Kelvin Carter, of Canton United Methodist Church of Canton, MS will be the speaker.

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Bonds of Love ministry is hosting a three night women conference ...

Date(s): 7/1/2015, 7/2/2015, 7/3/2015

7:00 pm

Bonds of Love ministry 2800 11th street Meridian, MS
Bonds of Love ministry is hosting a three night women conference July 1-3 @ 7p Barren Women Giving Birth. Host Pastor Betty Alford, guest speakers July 2, Lady Rosalyn Operton, July 3, Apostle Laverne James.
Free to the public 2800 11th street

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JCJC hosts Roger Bobo’s Brass Festival Concert

Date(s): 6/15/2015, 6/16/2015, 6/17/2015, 6/18/2015, 6/19/2015

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Jones County Junior College Fine Arts Auditorium
JCJC hosts Roger Bobo’s Brass Festival Concert

ELLISVILLE –With only a couple of days to rehearse, about 30 musicians from Hawaii, Mississippi, Texas, Oklahoma, Ohio, North Carolina, California, Virginia, Louisiana and Tennessee will perform a concert on Sunday, June 14, at 4 p.m. at Jones County Junior College’s Fine Arts Auditorium. The public is invited to this free concert featuring high school, college, pre-professional and professional brass musicians, which concludes the first, Roger Bobo Brass Festival.

Bobo is a 77-year old brass pedagogue, adjudicator, clinician and conductor who is known internationally for his performance on tuba, and has performed with the L.A. Philharmonic. Bobo may be best known for revolutionizing the brass musician’s role in the music industry with his release of a series of solo recordings. He has also recorded with the L.A. Philharmonic, including many of Hollywood’s most notable soundtracks including Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi, and Close Encounters. He also appeared on Johnny Carson’s Tonight Show several times and has taught in Switzerland, Japan, Italy and Mexico.

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

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WESLEY HOUSE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT

Date(s): 6/15/2015, 6/16/2015, 6/17/2015, 6/18/2015, 6/19/2015

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WESLEY HOUSE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT
Ginger Grissom, Executive Director of Wesley House Community Center in Meridian is retiring after 26 years of service at Wesley House, the last nine as Executive Director. Grissom is retiring from a lifetime of involvement at Wesley House, where she began volunteering as a child when her mother, Nell Grissom, served as Executive Director.
“I grew up at Wesley House and it has been my life for a long time, but, just as God brought me here then, I feel His hand leading me to devote myself to family now. God has guided Wesley House through difficult times and He will continue to bless Wesley House as it grows in service. My time at Wesley House as a teacher’s aide, kindergarten teacher and director, program director, associate director, and finally as Executive Director has been a blessing for me, and I hope to continue to help Wesley House in any way I can in the future.”
Wesley House Board President Bill Cole expressed appreciation for Grissom’s years of service to the community and stated that Wesley House will immediately begin a search for Grissom’s replacement, enlisting the assistance of the community, the United Way, the Mississippi Conference of the United Methodist Church and the General Board of Global Ministries of the United Methodist Church, of which Wesley House is a related community ministry.

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EMCC COSMETOLOGY GRAD LINED UP FOR SUCCESS

Date(s): 6/15/2015, 6/16/2015, 6/17/2015, 6/18/2015, 6/19/2015

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East Miss. Community College
EMCC COSMETOLOGY GRAD LINED UP FOR SUCCESS

MAYHEW – The first time Chris Clark cut someone’s hair other than his own, it did not go well.
“It was my first cousin when we were kids. I kinda cut a plug out of his hair. He reminds me of it to this day,” said Clark.
Clark, 22, of Starkville, can laugh with his cousin now because he doesn’t make many mistakes these days. And he estimates he has more than 40 regular customers at Kustom Kutz and Stylz in Starkville who will vouch for him.
Clark could have gone the route of many neighborhood barbers, cutting hair from home with no credentials. But as East Mississippi Community College Cosmetology instructor Coretta Johnson put it, barbers who want to make a career out of the trade owe it to themselves to get certified and licensed.
“Some guys need to be professional. And Chris is one of the guys that deserves professional pay, because he’s that good,” said Johnson.
Clark began taking classes under Johnson at EMCC’s Golden Triangle campus in 2011 and graduated in 2012. He chose EMCC because he could get financial aid through the Career-Technical division. At a private barber college, he would have to pay out of pocket.
Although he had years of experience doing amateur clipper cuts, Clark had to prove himself in the classroom in all that the Cosmetology program entails. Johnson said that wasn’t a problem for Clark, who was very quiet, but spoke with his hands.
“He’s an artist, and he picked up on all the skills that were thrown at him. He can do female hair, long hair, braids. I remember when I showed him how to do braids and he picked it up instantly.”
Clark admits he dreaded learning procedures like manicures and weaves, but he is licensed if he ever decides to start doing them professionally. And he does have a few female clients who wear natural hair styles.
Alan Evans, owner of Kustom Kuts and Stylz, said he hired Clark on the strength of his versatility.
“I knew he would be good because he was always teachable and had the urge to learn,” said Evans.
Clark attributes his talents in cutting hair to skills he picked up as an amateur artist. Throughout his youth, Clark loved drawing, which helped him develop a steady hand and the ability to translate ideas from his mind to the physical realm.
“That’s highly necessary in cutting hair. You can develop hand-eye coordination to some degree through practice, but you have to have some natural ability to build on,” he said.
Clark’s artistic ability came in handy in a more traditional way when his hand-drawn submission was selected by Mississippi Skills USA officials as the T-shirt design all Mississippi competitors would wear at the 2012 Skills USA national competition in Kansas City.
Clark usually works at Kustom Kutz and Stylz Tuesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. He accepts some walk-ins, but works mostly by appointment, which Johnson said is impressive.
“That is awesome to be so young and taking appointments as a barber. That’s wonderful,” she said.
To learn more about EMCC’s Cosmetology program, visit eastms.edu.
Jason Browne, publications coordinator Office: (662) 476-8417 Cell: (662) 251-2296
Suzanne Monk, director of public information Office: (662) 476-5014 Cell: (601) 480-2879

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Mt. Gilead Baptist Church - Vacation Bible School

Date(s): 7/13/2015, 7/14/2015, 7/15/2015, 7/16/2015, 7/17/2015

5:30 - 8:30 pm each evening

Mt. Gilead Baptist Church 3456 KOA Campground Rd. Meridian, MS
Vacation Bible School ...
July 13th - 17th
Each evening from 5:30 -8:30
(601) 632-4752
Dr. Marcus Finch id the interim pastor of the church
(601) 632-4752

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Bodka Valley Baptist Church of Scooba - Revival ...

Date(s): 6/28/2015, 6/29/2015, 6/30/2015, 7/1/2015, 7/2/2015

7:30 pm nightly

Bodka Valley Baptist Church of Scooba, MS
Event Title: Revival Meeting

Event Date: Sunday, June 28, 2015

Text: The Bodka Valley Baptist Church of Scooba, MS would like to welcome you to our Revival services beginning Sunday, June 28th thru Thursday, July 2nd at 7:30 pm nightly. The Rev. James Granger Sr will be the guest speaker for this occasion.

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Camp Hope

Date(s): 6/15/2015, 6/16/2015, 6/17/2015, 6/18/2015

8:00 am - 1:00 pm

Frank Cochran Center Highland Park Meridian, MS
Next week from June 15-18, there is an event being held by the Ministers Association called My Meridian - founded by Reverend Earl Wheatley before he passed away. Camp Hope is for the children and (5th - 12th grades) youth respectively. Camp Hope will be held at the Frank Cochran Center from 8:00am - 1:00 pm, free admission, free lunch. The pastors want to give hope ... back to our young people in order to enlighten, grow and save them from delinquent outside influences. Interactive classes will be held after morning prayer as well as great giveaways. On the final day, Thursday there is the big Rally with music, food, dancing, laughter and fun.

The My Meridian Pastors are putting this event on and the Boys & Girls Club members are a part of their event.

Linda Lavalais
School Liaison
Boys & Girls Club of East Mississippi
1717 45th Avenue
Meridian, MS 39305
Telephone: 601-482-2544
Facsimile: 601-482-4461

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Intersection of 23rd Avenue and 5th Street will be closed beginning Tuesday, June 16th for a two week period ...

Date(s): 6/11/2015, 6/12/2015, 6/13/2015, 6/14/2015, 6/15/2015, 6/16/2015, 6/17/2015, 6/18/2015, 6/19/2015, 6/20/2015, 6/21/2015, 6/22/2015, 6/23/2015, 6/24/2015, 6/25/2015, 6/26/2015, 6/27/2015, 6/28/2015, 6/29/2015, 6/30/2015

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The intersection of 23rd Avenue and 5th Street Meridian, MS
The City of Meridian announces that
the intersection of 23rd Avenue and 5th Street will be closed
beginning Tuesday, June 16th for a two week period
for the Meridian Revitalization Project.

For more information Contact: Hugh Smith, City of Meridian
hughsmith@meridianms.org

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Meridian Regional Airport Breaks More Records

Date(s): 6/11/2015, 6/12/2015, 6/13/2015, 6/14/2015, 6/15/2015

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Meridian Regional Airport
Meridian Regional Airport easily has eclipsed a one-year passenger boardings total, fueled by growing boarding numbers each month, including newly released figures for May.

For the entire year of 2014, the previous carrier recorded 5,522 passenger boardings. Under the current carrier, American Airlines, that 5,522 figure was reached on May 13, just 133 days into 2015. The statistics for the month of May were equally strong. Enplanements for the month were 1,527 compared with 370 in May of 2014, an impressive increase of more than 312 percent.

“The people of our area continue to show us that they will support local air service that’s competitively priced, efficient and convenient,” said Tom Williams, president of the Meridian Regional Airport. He said on-time performance numbers also show the reliability of American’s service. On-time performance within 15 minutes came in at just over 90 percent, an increase of 4.9 percent over May of 2014. On-time performance within 30 minutes was just over 94 percent, an increase of 2.3 percent over May of last year.

Another factor, Williams said, is the airport staff’s commitment to passenger service.

“Our ground crew is the best anywhere,” he said. “Passengers aren’t numbers. They are people, and they’re being served by local people who care about the passenger experience. That personal touch is helping to create satisfied passengers and ever-growing boarding numbers.”

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The Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation To Present Piece of World Trade Center Steel To Morgan Tile Carpet One

Date(s): 6/24/2015

2:30 pm

Morgan Tile Carpet One Meridian, MS
The Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation To Present Piece of World Trade Center Steel To Morgan Tile Carpet One

On Wednesday, June 24,2015 at 2:30 p.m representatives from the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation, an organization begun in memory of a fallen 9/11 firefighter, will pay a special visit to Morgan Tile Carpet One in Meridian, MS to personally thank them for their generous support of the Foundation’s Building for America's Bravest (BFAB) program.

The BFAB program builds hi-tech “smart homes” for service members returning from war who have been catastrophically injured.

Carpet One Floor & Home, and its manufacturing partner Mohawk, have committed to providing flooring materials and installation for 46 of these “smart homes.” Each store's customers are invited to share information about the program with others, and make a personal contribution at the store site. The goal is to collect a donation of $10—or more—from each customer, to ultimately enable the building of at least two more “smart homes.” (http://www.carpetone.com/our-bravest) or www.ourbravest.org.

In recognition of that support, on Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at 2:30 p.m, members of the FDNY (Fire Department of New York City)—acting on their own initiative, as ambassadors of the Tunnel to Towers Foundation—will present a specially-designed shadowbox containing hallowed 9/11 steel from Ground Zero to Morgan Tile Carpet One. We would like to welcome all
firefighters, military, first responders, and other members of the community who have a keen interest in veterans causes to join us for this event.

We are truly humbled and honored that the Tunnel to Towers Foundation and members of the FDNY—who were actually at Ground Zero on 9/11 and during its aftermath—are traveling all the way from their home base to visit us and express their gratitude to us at Morgan Tile Carpet One. In fact, we are the ones who are thankful to them for their dedication and service. That is why we are so thrilled to be part of this impactful program that helps military heroes who have sustained the most devastating injuries.

About Morgan Tile Carpet One
Morgan Tile Carpet One is a locally owned flooring retailer serving Meridian and its surrounding areas for over 75 years. They are part of North America’s leading floor covering co-op. Their showroom is known for carrying a broad selection of beautiful carpet, wood, laminate, ceramic, and vinyl, including exclusive brands like Bigelow and Lees. They offer a unique customer experience with the exclusive SelectAFloor merchandising system that simplifies the shopping experience and The Beautiful GuaranteeTM, which guarantees that the customer will be 100% happy with their floor. Morgan Tile Carpet One is also the home of the exclusive Healthier Living Installation system. For more information visit www.morgantilecarpetonemeridian.com.


About the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation
The Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation, named in honor of FDNY 9/11 fallen Firefighter Stephen Siller, and best known for its annual Tunnel to Towers Run at Ground Zero in New York City, is committed to building specially-adapted “smart homes” for the most seriously wounded U.S. service personnel through its Building for America’s Bravest program. For more information, go to www.Tunnel2Towers.org.
Contact Felicia Pigg @ Morgan Tile Carpet One
601-485-8174
morgantile@aol.com

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United Way ... Stuff The Bus

Date(s): 7/16/2015

9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Raising Cane's North Hills Street Meridian, MS
United Way of East Mississippi ... Stuff The Bus

July 16th 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Raising Cane's
North Hills Street
Meridian, MS

You can donate:
School Supplies
New or gently used uniforms
Monetary donations

Donations will support Elementary Children as they go back to school
United Way of East Mississippi
(601) 693-2732

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Crooner Peabo Bryson Brings Romance to the MSU Riley Center

Date(s): 7/17/2015

7:30 pm

MSU Riley Center
Crooner Peabo Bryson Brings Romance to the MSU Riley Center

MERIDIAN, MS – Soulful crooner Peabo Bryson, “King of the Balladeers,” will bring his soaring voice and his passion for romance to the intimate surroundings of the MSU Riley Center on Friday, July 17, at 7:30 p.m.

The two-time Grammy Award winner knows how to caress a love lyric. He has demonstrated that on hit after heartfelt hit, including “Feel the Fire,” “I’m So Into You,” “Let the Feeling Flow,” “Can You Stop the Rain,” “Tonight, I Celebrate My Love,” and “If Ever You’re in My Arms Again.” For the ladies in the audience, when he launches into one of his signature ballads, the rest of the world seems to fall away. It becomes just one man, singing to just one woman.

Songs for Disney animated films earned Bryson his Grammys. In 1991, he collaborated with Celine Dion on “Beauty and the Beast,” the theme song for the movie of the same name. The next year, he teamed with Regina Belle on “A Whole New World (Aladdin’s Theme)” for the movie Aladdin. Both songs won Academy Awards.


Bryson never worries about running out of songwriting material. “Love and relationships,” he says, “that’s an inexhaustible subject matter.”

For fans of: James Ingram, Luther Vandross, Eric Benét

What critics say: “Bryson was a marvel to watch and hear. His voice is richer, more robustly emotional than during his ’70s and ’80s heyday.” – Mario Tarradell, The Dallas Morning News

Tickets are $59 and $53 at the MSU Riley Center Box Office, which is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Tickets can be purchased online at www.msurileycenter.com or by calling the box office at 601.696.2200.

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EMCC PRESIDENT’S AND DEAN’S LIST

Date(s): 6/10/2015, 6/11/2015, 6/12/2015, 6/13/2015, 6/14/2015, 6/15/2015, 6/16/2015, 6/17/2015, 6/18/2015, 6/19/2015, 6/20/2015, 6/21/2015, 6/22/2015, 6/23/2015, 6/24/2015, 6/25/2015, 6/26/2015, 6/27/2015, 6/28/2015, 6/29/2015, 6/30/2015, 7/1/2015, 7/2/2015, 7/3/2015, 7/4/2015, 7/5/2015

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East Mississippi Community College
EMCC PRESIDENT’S AND DEAN’S LIST

The following East Mississippi Community College students were named to the President’s List (3.5-4.0 GPA) and Dean’s List (3.2-3.49 GPA) for the Spring 2015 semester. Students are listed alphabetically by name with hometowns.

President’s List (3.5-4.0 GPA)

Salawa Abdulla – West Point
Amandalyn Abney – Olive Branch
Neely Abrams – Brooksville
Amanda Aigner – West Point
Savanna Alford – Carthage
Morgan Allstot – West Point
Richard Anderson – Vernon, Ala.
Robert Anderton – Vicksburg
Shelby Anthony – Philadelphia
Maycee Arnault – McCool
Mary Atkins – Hamilton
Chlesea Austin – Columbus
Ana Bacallao – Starkville
Casey Bailey – Terry
Tanner Bailey – Calhoun City
Brooke Baker – Louisville
Pepper Baker – Des Allemands, La.
Ladaisha Ballard – Macon
Saraah Bardwell – Starkville
Vivian Barksdale – Starkville
Elizabeth Barnacastle – Toomsuba
Austin Beck – Columbus
Lauren Belcher – Caledonia
Michael Bennett – Starkville
Jordan Berry – Mantee
James Betts – Starkville
Christa Biddles – Meridian
Alexica Black – Brooksville
Tacara Black – West Point
Courtney Blaine – McCool
Valiree Blair – Richland
Kristen Bobo – West Point
Bradley Bolin – Starkville
Christopher Bonner – Columbus
William Bonner – Columbus
Brittany Bontrager – Macon
Holly Bontrager – Macon
Trisha Boone – Columbus
Frederic Bourrage – DeKalb
Cassady Bovee – Columbus
Cole Bowman – Ackerman
Rachel Bowman – Starkville
Logan Box – Winona
Franklin Boyd – Columbus
Donna Boykin – Brooksville
Gregory Boyle – Columbus
Colter Branton – Starkville
Pamela Brantzeg – Caledonia
Victoria Brooks – Starkville
Kelly Brown – Louisville
Kylie Brown – Steens
Pressly Brown – Mathiston
Donald Buckner III – Starkville
Chandler Buntin – Starkville
Madison Buntin – Starkville
Nathan Burkis – Starkville
Drew Cade – Brooksville
Cambrielle Campbell – Pearl
Cassie Campbell – Macon
Melissa Canham-Craig – Columbus
Justin Canull – Caledonia
Katherine Carr – Starkville
Mac Carver – Columbus
Yolanda Chamberlain – West Point
Prentess Chancellor – Macon
John Cheek – Kosciusko
Hanna Christopher – Louisville
Russell Clanton – Starkville
Bailee Clark – Ackerman
Christina Clark – Jackson
Jenny Clark – Madison
Jimmy Clark – Mantee
Jonathan Clayborne - Columbus
Shannon Clay – Mathiston
Tori Clearman – Collinsville
Emily Coggins – Starkville
Hailey Cole – Columbus
Laura Coleman – DeKalb
Luke Coleman – Oak Vale
Taylor Coleman – Starkville
Charles Collins – Starkville
John Cooper – Florence
Michael Costa – Toomsuba
Danetta Cottrell – Sweetwater, Ala.
Jamiyah Covington – Starkville
Heather Cox – Starkville
Stephen Craft – West Point
Brandon Craig – Caledonia
William Craig – Columbus
Dusty Craven – Hamilton
John Crenshaw – Union
Casey Crimm – Starkville
Caitlyn Croft – Caledonia
Charles Cross – Scooba
Chad Crowley – Maben
Brent Crutchfield – Columbus
Ava Cumberland – Philadelphia
Joshua Cummings – Starkville
Richard Dalton – Mathiston
Brandon Darling – Hamilton
Hannah Daugherty – Leroy, Ala.
MacKenzie Davidson – Vicksburg
Juan Davis – West Point
Maxwell Davis – Columbus
Robert Davis – Kosciusko
Tyrone Davis – Durant
Mary Decker – West Point
Dana Delgatto-Tate – Caledonia
Angela Depew – Cedar Bluff
Sanju Devkota – Starkville
Jacob Dickens – Aberdeen
Kirsten Dickerson – Columbus
Andrew Dippel – Starkville
William Disbrow – Macon
Karina Doss – West Point
James Doty – Aberdeen
Johnny Douglas – Weir
Anna Dudley – Scooba
Taylor Dunn – Sturgis
Jacob Dunstan – Starkville
Lucas Eads – Caledonia
Steven Eilders – Ridgeland
Clyde Ellis – Ridgeland
Lamarcus Ellis – Starkville
Wade Ellis – Ridgeland
Carl Estes – Macon
Ethan Ewing – Macon
Lauren Ezelle – Decatur
Anna Fairley – Starkville
Joseph Fenner – Starkville
Nicholas Ferrell – Starkville
Troy Field – Meridian
Dandrick Fifer – Byhalia
Heath Fisackerly – Columbus
Hillary Ford – Houston
Ryan Forrester – Columbus
Somiya Forrest – Weir
Mark Fortune – Columbus
Mary Fowler – Columbus
Wendy Franklin – Starkville
Thomas Freel – Macon
Ashley Fulgham – Maben
Harris Fyfe – Starkville
Chris Gable – West Point
Tyne Gann – Starkville
Nathan Gaudin – Starkville
Robert Giles – Caledonia
Abigale Gillispie – Starkville
Brittany Ginn – Columbus
Breanna Glass – Noxapater
Kyle Gordon – West Point
Mikayla Gore – Columbus
Margaret Grant – Columbus
Hayle Gregory – Columbus
Mallory Griffith – McCool
Kelsey Groves – Tupelo
Michalina Gullett – Starkville
Paulina Gullett – Starkville
Kathryn Hackett – Starkville
Alexius Hamilton – Hamilton
David Hamilton – Columbus
Lowell Haney – Olive Branch
Zachary Hanna – Preston
Hunter Harmon – Vardaman
Jordan Harmon – Starkville
Tabatha Harmon – Preston
Jaleesa Harris – Quitman
Chellea Hatch – Steens
Taylor Hawkins – Columbus
Mallory Head – Poplarville
Ian Hebert – Laurel
Dallas Heim – Meridian
Johnathan Hendrix – Columbus
Morgan Hendrix – DeKalb
Charles Hicks – Steens
Austin Hight – Philadelphia
Jonathan Hight – Philadelphia
Mark Hill – Amory
Katherine Hisaw – Noxapater
Kristen Hitt – Starkville
Markanne Hobart – Starkville
Haileigh Hodges – Eupora
Ashley Holbrook – Starkville
Carrie Holder – Starkville
Madison Holdiness – Louisville
Carley Hood – Columbus
Melissa Howell – Starkville
Tiffany Huddleston – Maben
Selenia Hudson – Louisville
Daniel Hughes – Columbus
Douglas Hughes – Columbus
Emily Hughes – Starkville
William Hunt – Sturgis
Rebecca Hyde – Columbus
Betty Jackson – Columbus
Emmanuel Jackson – Starkville
Randall Jackson – Hamilton
Stephanie Jacobs – Ocean Springs
Andrew James – Brandon
Kaila Jefferson – West Point
Andrienne Jemison – Columbus
Eber Jenkins – Columbus
Ralph Jennings – Pheba
Christopher Jerkins - Collinsville
Brandon Johnson – Lena
Imam Johnson – Starkville
Tailer Johnson – Columbus
Zachary Johnson – Pearl
Zaria Johnson – Columbus
Justin Johnston – Poplarville
Kelly Johnston – Columbus
Amanda Joiner – Deatsville, Ala.
Darnell Jones – West Point
Jabria Jones – Columbus
Jordan Jones – Scooba
Kajuania Jones – Quitman
Tyler Jones – Starkville
Katelyn Jordan – Louisville
Jeffery Jowers – DeKalb
Chandler Kellems – Ridgeland
Marilyn Kelly – Pachuta
Katelyn Kendrick – Steens
Kelsey Kennemer – Anderson, Ala.
Zachary Kimbrell – Columbus
Kathryn King – Louisville
Hannah Knox – Starkville
Lily Kormom – Starkville
Chrissta Koutsovalas – Caledonia
Destyn Ladner – Poplarville
Logan Lambert – Carthage
Marissa Landrum – Biloxi
Anna Lane – Macon
Kailey Lavender – Caledonia
Briana Lawrence – Starkville
Emily Layman – Starkville
Eli Leathers – Kosciusko
Marcus Leflore – Olive Branch
Elise Lingle – Columbus
Brenda Lobato Ford – Starkville
Christina Loftin – Canonsburg, Pa.
William Loper – Starkville
Whitney Lowe – Carrollton, Ala.
Anna Lowrey – Preston
Shanna Lowrey – Preston
Vegetta Lucas – Aberdeen
Luke Thomas – Preston
Will Lummus – West Point
Francesca Magario – Starkville
Howard Maheu – Bailey
Rachel Mangum – Columbus
Jennifer Mann – Eupora
Jalen Martin – West Point
Angela Maynard – West Point
Malik Mayweather – Olive Branch
Linda McBride – Columbus
Rachel McCain – Aberdeen
Haley McCullough – West Point
Michael McDaniel – Caledonia
Tabor McGee – Madison
Deitra McIntosh – DeKalb
Zachary McKee – Steens
Brianna McKie – DeKalb
Anna McLain – Brandon
Molly McLeod – Meridian
Morgan McMahon – DeKalb
Roderick McNairy – Prairie
Kennedy McReynolds – Starkville
Hannah McVay – West Point
Darren Miller – Macon
Shakyla Miller – Starkville
Cacovia Millsap – Columbus
Katherine Mills – Benton
Grace Mitchell – Rome
Kristen Mitchell – Meridian
Diana Mixon – Caledonia
Chantay Montgomery – Starkville
Thomas Moore – Columbus
Dixie Morgan – West Point
Dustin Morgan – Starkville
Matthew Morgan – Ethel
Stephanie Morris – Starkville
Charles Mosher – Philadelphia
Kathleen Mostella – Columbus
Mantrael Nabors – Abbeville
Angela Najera-Perez – Philadelphia
Christopher Necessary – Starkville
Allison Newton – Columbus
Katelyn Nicholson – Lawrence
Alaina Nickoles – Columbus
Luke Nunley – Starkville
Natalie Nunnery – Louisville
Bryanna Oglesby – Columbus
Subrina Oswalt – West Point
Kaehla Outlaw – Starkville
Jacob Owen – Scooba
Alice Oyeleye – Columbus
Erica Parish – Starkville
Megan Partin – Mililani, Hawaii
Lisa Patel – Scooba
Mihir Patel – Vicksburg
Courtney Patterson – Columbus
Sarah Perkins – Columbus
Tiffany Perkins – Columbus
Braxston Perrigin – Mathiston
Christopher Phillips – Starkville
Candise Pierce – Columbus
Pauline Pimolle – Marseille, France
Lincharles Pippins – Macon
Anna Pittman – Eupora
Abbey Pope – Columbus
Max Porter – Columbus
Derek Prendergast – Starkville
Lisa Pruett – West Point
Kayla Pruitt – Hamilton
Erin Quinlan – Columbus
William Rawls – Maben
Glenn Rawson – Daleville
John Redden – Columbus
Allen Reed – Eupora
Ashley Reed – Columbus
Angela Reives – West Point
Corley Reynolds – Pascagoula
Jennifer Reynolds – Benton
Carrie Rice – Columbus
Markeliah Rice – Prairie
Caleb Rich – Starkville
Ryan Rigby – West
Kimberly Rigdon – Scooba
Madison Rigdon – Columbus
Jeannette Robbins – Macon
Madaline Roberson – Riverside, Ala.
Kendall Robinson – Saltillo
Christian Rodriguez – West Point
Precious Rogers – Byhalia
Jessica Rowland – Greenville
Natalie Runyon – Columbus
Erin Russell – Starkville
Desiree Savage – Columbus
Trenell Scales – Sturgis
Joseph Schrock – Aberdeen
David Scott – Columbus
John Scott – Demopolis, Ala.
Lakaia Scott – Emelle, Ala.
Malik Seals – Columbus
Chris Sellars – Starkville
Christian Shelby – Toomsuba
Darian Sherrod – Columbus
Justin Shinn – Cedar Bluff
Preston Shotts – Starkville
Lee Shumaker – Ethel
John Shurden – Mathiston
Cotina Simpson – West Point
Danzsley Skinner – Philadelphia
Alonda Smith – Aberdeen
Amber Smith – Odenville, Ala.
Bobby Smith – Starkville
Brian Smith – Starkville
Harold Smith – Columbus
Kathy Smith – Columbus
Sommers Spencer – Scooba
Taylor Stafford – Columbus
Christopher Standland – Hattiesburg
Erin Stanfield – Columbus
Kasey Stanfield – Columbus
Devin Starkey – Starkville
Ta’china Starks – West Point
Aliyah Staten – Meridian
Lauren Stephens – Meridian
Lanie Stokes – Philadelphia
Hannah Strider – Charleston
Arl Taylor – Caledonia
Destany Taylor – Starkville
Brittany Terry – West Point
Joann Thomas – Columbus
Timothy Thomas – Ackerman
Billy Thompson – Pelahatchie
Julia Thompson – Starkville
Deshawn Tillman – Pittsboro
Tranecia Topps – Columbus
Hunter Townsend – Collinsville
Ashley Tribble – Nettleton
Shona Tunnell – West Point
Bryce Turner – Shuqualak
Jomanda Turner – Columbus
Susan Tyson – Columbus
Amanda Underwood – Caledonia
Trest Underwood – Seminary
Michael Unruh – Caledonia
Candice Vanderwalker – DeKalb
Colt Vanover – Columbus
Teeria Vaughan – Walterboro, S.C.
Stephanie Vazquez – Columbus
Darren Wade – Maben
Erie Walker – West Point
Lauren Walker – Pheba
Elitor Wallace – DeKalb
Genna Wall – Vicksburg
Alice Ward – Starkville
Jacob Ware – West Point
Abby Watson – DeKalb
Jennifer Weathersby – Starkville
Cody Welde – Meridian
Demarcus Wells – Brookville
Saherah Wells – Brooksville
Haley Whitehead – Collinsville
Nancy White – Preston
Quentin White – Columbus
Roger White – Columbus
Jaquanteiz Whitlow – Lafayette, Ala.
Jonathan Wiggins – DeKalb
Rebecca Wilcutt – Starkville
Nathaniel Willers – Maben
Jelani Williams – DeKalb
Nakaila Williams – Columbus
Tasha Williams – Columbus
Joseph Willis – Madison
Michael Windhorn – Starkville
Ineshia Winston – Scooba
Ashley Woods – Preston
Jonathon Wynne – Lake
Adam Young – Columbus
Brittany Young – Starkville
Brittany Younger – Steens
Kayla Young – Scooba
Lacy Young – Louisville
Megan Young – Meridian

Dean’s List (3.2-3.49 GPA)

Heather Abney – Olive Branch
Nancy Alsobrooks – Columbus
Breanne Anderson – Columbus
Jordan Anderson – Steens
Stella Andrews – Starkville
T’kila Anthony – Lauderdale
Conner Baird – West Point
Jason Barfield – Jackson
Candace Barker – Aberdeen
Erica Barnes – Columbus
Logan Bell – Caledonia
Jakaylea Bennamon – DeKalb
Kala Benton – Reform, Ala.
Savannah Blair – Starkville
Misty Blendu – Starkville
Amanda Bluitt – Columbus
Mary Blunt – Columbus
Eric Boney – Hattiesburg
Katelyn Booth – Caledonia
Hailey Bowie – Forest
Elbert Bowser – Columbus
Ashley Boyd – Columbus
Jacob Bracewell – Chelsea, Ala.
Joseph Brackin – Caledonia
Michael Brandon – Shuqualak
Hunter Brannan – Lucedale
Dakota Brasher – Ackerman
Allison Brewer – West Point
Courtney Brooks – Starkville
Elizabeth Brooks – Columbus
Rhonda Brooks – Starkville
Christopher Brown – Starkville
Jason Brown – Columbus
Lanetra Brown – Starkville
Richard Brown – Hattiesburg
Caitlyn Buford – Starkville
Agnese Bukovska – Starkville
Eric Burney – Starkville
Rose Bush – Columbus
Wesley Buttrey – Columbus
Racheal Calhoun – Columbus
Vanessa Campbell – Columbus
Jennifer Candelaria – West Point
Aliya Cannon – West Point
Chekita Cannon – Cedar Bluff
Victor Carr – Starkville
Holli Carter – Caledonia
Simon Casey – Starkville
Joseph Caskey – West Point
Amanda Chandler – West Point
Kendrick Cheatham – Macon
Cathy Clark – DeKalb
Daytriona Clemons – Diberville
Melinda Daniel – Starkville
Angela Davis – Starkville
Tracy Davis – West Point
Jazmine Denman – Toomsuba
Robyn Depena – Starkville
Bliss Dinger – Caledonia
Brittani Dinning – Mathiston
Tanner Dinsmore – Macon
Raven Doss – Starkville
Steve Dragoo – West Point
Eric Duncan – Starkville
Marissa Dunlap – Starkville
Annessia Durham – Utica
Kathryn Dyck – Macon
Amanda Eaves – Louisville
Darian Edwards – Carthage
Kendall Edwards – Columbus
Kyle Ethridge – Collinsville
Megan Evans – Vicksburg
Laura Evins – Starkville
Lindsey Ezelle – Decatur
Jacob Fauver – Brookhaven
Christopher Fincher – Macon
Miguel Flores – Columbus
Paige Fogarty – Columbus
Nathan Fordice – Starkville
Akeyla Fox – Ackerman
Ashley Freeman – Caledonia
Dallas Fulton – Columbus
Dinah Gabitov – Starkville
Steven Gagle – Canton
Rhonda Galloway – Lauderdale
Devious Gandy – Starkville
Jacklyn Gates – West Point
Erin Gatlin – Columbus
Jessica Gehrett – Canton
Autumn Gilbert – D’iberville
Krista Greenwood – Carthage
Megan Grey – Starkville
Edward Griffin – Meridian
Jabresha Groves – Columbus
Charis Hadleman – Columbus
Courtney Hall – Columbus
Beatrice Harris – Columbus
Karleigh Harris – Canton
Peter Harris – Vicksburg
Allen Harvey – Columbus
Jessica Havis – Columbus
Larissa Hawkins – Steens
Michael Hays – Starkville
Jacob Hemphill – Louisville
Lexie Henley – Starkville
Shelvick Henry – Sebastian, Fla.
Shelby Henson – Weir
Tamiya Hibbler – DeKalb
Anna Hightower – Mathiston
Monica Hill – Shuqualak
Kelsey Hinton – Brandon
Megan Hogan – Columbus
Stephen Holder – Cleveland
Ariel Hopkins – Louisville
Katelyn Hopper – Columbus
Shanae Hunt – Columbus
Jelani Hutchison – Hinesville, Ga.
Kyle Jackson – Starkville
Rebecca Jenkins – Steens
Beverly Johnson – Columbus
Jamerron Johnson – Bruce
Keishana Johnson – West Point
Krystine Jolly – West Point
Jamarcus Jones – Columbus
Lucas Jones – Shuqualak
James Jordan – Bolton
Lesliee Kamaunu – Starkville
Joshua Kelley – Florence, Ala.
Deaundra Kelly – West Point
David Kennedy – West Point
Vera Keyes – Louin
Stephanie King – Ackerman
Michael Kozerovskis – Starkville
Wesley Lake – Columbus
Sara Langkawel – Starkville
Horacio Leal – Starkville
Ja’quaious Little – Artesia
Sarah Lolley – Meridian
Dwight Lomax Jr. – Orangeburg, S.C.
Kelsey Lowe – Natchez
Hayley Lowery – Columbus
Jaquitta Malone – Macon
Corey Massey – Meridian
Lauren Mathias – Macon
Shekeyna McAlister – Columbus
Anna McCrary – Columbus
Samuel McCrory – Starkville
Sarah McDaniel – Carrollton, Ala.
Kingdom McGee – Crawford
Beverly McKee-Beard – Columbus
John McRight – Vicksburg
Jessica McVay – West Point
Austin Merrill – Brandon
Melissa Miller – Philadelphia
Tiffany Miller – Starkville
Sarah Mitchell – Starkville
Raylee Moore – Meridian
Deloris Morgan – Columbus
Kimberly Morrow – Columbus
De’markis Mosley – Starkville
San-Antonio Mosley – Starkville
Dylan Murphy – Flowood
Raven Necaise – Kiln
Elisabeth Nolan – West Point
Timothy Pace – Lake
David Parker – Noxapater
Ruth Parker – Carrollton, Ala.
Stameka Parson – West Point
Vikash Patel – Louisville
Charles Patrick – Columbus
Emily Patrick – Coldwater
Clayton Patterson – Tupelo
Kiandria Patterson – Columbus
Kimberly Pearson – Starkville
Amber Peeples – West Point
Olivia Plant – Columbus
Jonathan Pounders – Caledonia
Alex Price – Foxworth
Dylan Propst – Madison
Leah Rayburn – Starkville
William Ray – Starkville
Joey Reed – Starkville
Marneisha Reed – Scooba
Frances Reilly – Brandon
Shelby Richardson – Macon
Richard Rigdon – Scooba
Kelly Robertson – Hamilton
Wyatt Roberts – Louisville
Ryan Robinson – Caledonia
Nicholas Roos – Columbus
Kennedi Sanders – Columbus
Christopher Sciple – Scooba
Troy Scott – Clinton
Adam Shackleford – Senatobia
Jared Shaw – Mountain Home, Idaho
Angela Smith – Columbus
Dustin Smith – Columbus
Emily Smith – Prairie
James Smith – Seminary
Javarjeh Smith – Cape Coral, Fla.
Shonda Smith – Mathiston
Diego Sotomeneses – Ackerman
Tayler Stephens – Decatur
Janice Stevenson – Aberdeen
Amos Stewart – Brooksville
Jercovie Stewart – Brooksville
Joi Stewart – Macon
Shayla Strickland – Pachuta
Wesley Swain – Columbus
Tia Sykes – Columbus
Thomas Taylor – Starkville
John Tedford – Columbus
Carlie Teffeteller – West Point
Heather Thompson – Mantee
Jill Thompson – Utica
Juanita Thompson – West Point
Nicholas Tiffany – Caledonia
Adam Tumey West Point
Abigail Turner – West Point
Madison Turner – Columbus
Randall Ulmer – Columbus
Andrew Vasser – Columbus
Kenneth Vowell – Weir
Dylan Vuncannon – Tupelo
Kayla Werner – Columbus
Alec Whalen – Marks
James White – West Point
Elizabeth Whitten – Bruce
Darius Williams – Macon
Jaalyn Williams – Brandon
Kayla Williamson – Starkville
Taylor Williams – Aberdeen
Mary Willis – Hamilton
Heather Wilson – Pheba
Isaac Wilson – Steens
Leah Wilson – Columbus
Shiloh Wilson – Columbus
Jackson Wood – Brandon
Jerome Woodson – Vicksburg
Katelyn Woodson – French Camp
Derrick Wooten – Louisville
Cortez Young – West Point
Kourtney Young – Columbus
Michael Young – Prairie
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The latest Meridian Main Street Entrepreneur's Seminar: ... Just Imagine It!

Date(s): 6/10/2015, 6/11/2015, 6/12/2015, 6/13/2015, 6/14/2015, 6/15/2015, 6/16/2015, 6/17/2015, 6/18/2015, 6/19/2015, 6/20/2015, 6/21/2015, 6/22/2015, 6/23/2015

10:00 am - 12:00 noon

Union Station
The latest Meridian Main Street Entrepreneur's Seminar: ...
Just Imagine It!

Just Imagine It!
June 23
10am until noon
Union Station
FREE seminar. Register at Karen@meridianmainstreet.com or call 601-693-7480.

Just Imagine It! is the 4th in a series of entrepreneur’s seminars developed by Meridian Main Street. This seminar is for existing businesses who are thinking of adding another service/business to their current offerings but are not sure what to add, as well as for would-be entrepreneurs who are looking for creative business ideas.
This seminar will feature:
• Tasha R. Bibb, Entrepreneurial Development Manager, Innovate MS, from Jackson, will talk about how to vet or evaluate an idea and learn to “pivot” or go in a different direction. They will also present some of the more outstanding start up companies who have been through their start up weekends
• Alisha Bailey, MS Power, Economic Development, will present the Buxton report which will give psychographic and demographic information for our area as well as leakage and surplus reporting examining our buying habits. This report shows where opportunities are.
• Ryan Hunt, Chief Tech Officer and cofounder of Algix will discuss thinking outside the box for business opportunities. They make plastic out of Algae for the new 3D printing technology and are located right here in Meridian.
• Karen Rooney, Executive Director, Meridian Main Street will present unique and trending business ideas that are offered elsewhere but not currently available in Meridian.

Join us for an exciting and creative journey of ideas.

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Karen Rooney
Executive Director
Meridian Main Street
2120-A Main Street
Meridian, MS 39301
phone: 601-693-7480
cell: 601-513-0485
Register at Karen@meridianmainstreet.com or call 601-693-7480.

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Spring Honor Roll at JCJC Announced

Date(s): 6/10/2015, 6/11/2015, 6/12/2015, 6/13/2015, 6/14/2015, 6/15/2015, 6/16/2015, 6/17/2015, 6/18/2015, 6/19/2015, 6/20/2015, 6/21/2015, 6/22/2015, 6/23/2015, 6/24/2015, 6/25/2015, 6/26/2015, 6/27/2015, 6/28/2015, 6/29/2015, 6/30/2015, 7/1/2015, 7/2/2015, 7/3/2015, 7/4/2015, 7/5/2015

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Jones County Junior College
Spring Honor Roll at JCJC Announced

ELLISVILLE -Jones County Junior College has announced the 2015 spring semester honor roll scholars. Full-Time students with 15 hours or more and who maintain the following grade-point averages will make the honor roll: President’s List--4.0; Dean’s List--3.99-3.5: Faculty List--3.49-3.0.

(NOTE: Honor roll scholars from your area are listed according to county and then hometown in alphabetical order. Some names may be listed in your county but they also listed themselves as a resident of a city in another county. Example: the student may be listed under Lamar County but claims Hattiesburg as their hometown or Jasper County as their county but claim Laurel as their hometown or mailing address.
Please include these names according to the county they claim.)
JCJC President’s List
Spring 2015
Honor Roll


Covington, Louisiana: Kimberly Ann Nilsson.
Clarke Heidelberg: Emily Kay Harwell.
Clarke Quitman: Kallie Lynn Belcher, Hannah Elizabeth Hampton, Hannah Elizabeth Harlan, Joshua DaShawn Robinson and Jonathan Tyler Turner.
Clarke Stonewall: Katelyn Tori Dew and Bethany Paige Rivers.
Covington Collins: Dillon Wade Chain, Matthew Dwain Cross, Julie Renee Hall, Jalyn La'Prestiana Lockhart, Alexandra Kelly Phillips and Nolan Kyle Stapleton.
Covington Mt. Olive: Abagail Faith Burkes, Anthony Michael Hinton, Allison Denise Rutland and Taylor Ann Sasser.
Covington Seminary: Brandon Hosea Atwood, Rachel Suzanne Boling, Brandon Charles Carter, Richard Nathan Knotts, Angela Carol Pitts, Ryan Leon Smith and Kristen Marie Thompson.
Forrest Hattiesburg: Sara Katherine Anger, Timothy Dale Burke, Jason Brooks Byrd, Ronald Blake Crawford, Sara Elise Foster, Kirsten Alayna Groome, Phadre Yvonne Hocker, Stephanie Marie Horton, India Selena Kohli, Ryan Austin May, Arda'Sha Ariel Moody, Stephen Goyer Rogers, Natalie Beth Seales, Michael Isaac Wilson and Jermaine RoJohn Wright.
Forrest Petal: Krystal DaSharon Brown, Connor Joseph Chancellor, Anna Marie Dickinson, Jutta Hendri, David Landell Holmes Jr., Karen Anne Kennedy, Rachel Olivia Manning, Clayton Taylor Mikell, James Cory Moree, Lauren Danae Sheller, Jennifer Lynne Simmons, Anna Blake Smith, Callie Lorraine Stephens, Joseph Richard Tullos, Eric George Van Schaik, Seth Timothy Walters and Joshua Clinton Wilson.
Greene Leakesville: Emily Reve' Batley, Joseph Michael Storment and Hayden Mark West.
Greene State Line: Jamie Ray Parnell.
Hancock Bay St. Louis: Nathan Daniels Lambeth and Brandon Joseph White.
Hancock Diamondhead: Jared Layton Lal.
Harrison Gulfport: Toronzo Jamel McInnis.
Hinds Terry: Charitei Stehene' Anderson and Christopher Oneal Pendleton.
Jackson Gautier: Bryce Vaughn Kinzer and Gabrielle Idalis Scott.
Jasper Bay Springs: Robert Sean McCary.
Jasper Heidelberg: Jacqwa Jamale Lindsey.
Jasper Louin: Colby Kane Pilgrim.
Jasper Paulding: Jessica LeAndrea Carmichael and Leeza Lanee Ducksworth.
Jasper Vossburg: Raven Caroline Chancellor.
Jefferson Davis Bassfield: Tiffany Nicole Audevert and Jacob Lee Jackson.
Jefferson Davis Prentiss: Brady Chaz Boleware, James Charles Fuller and Malcolm Jamal Gray.
Jones Ellisville: Lacey Marie Ainsworth, Trenton Wayne Black, Adreana Lakera Crosby, David Jacob
Driskell, Sherry Shaffer Farmer, Logan Brehnin Gerlach, Janae Nicole Keyes, Gavin Wayne Knight,
Josiah Da-ren Lim, Dallas Alis McKinnon, Ashton Marie Miller, Sunny Navin Patel, Monica Leann
Rowell, Sara Elizabeth Stevens, Luke Lowery Tucker, Hans Derek Van Houten, Megan Brook Whatley, Kendra Michelle Wilson and Martin Berlie Spell.
Jones Hattiesburg: Ashley Elizabeth Martinolich.
Jones Laurel: Shelby Victoria Biglane, Richard Blake Boykin, William Patrick Chard, Joseph Preston Cooley, Mason Chase Cook, Karmon Nicole Davis, Sydney Nicole Dickerson, Courtney LaChae Edwards, Lauren Millicent Farragut, Kimberly G Franklin, Jacob Dillon Hosey, Anna Bethel Houston, Josiah David Jones, Christopher Gayle LaPan, Robert Christopher Laypath, Catherine Jane Lyles, Amy Savannah Lyon, William Jackson McFarland, Lauren Elizabeth Norris, Aubrey Nicole Parker, Harley Dawn Perdue, James William Pistole, Samantha Kate Powell, Jessica Mavis Rogers, Marisa Renee Rushton, Cristina Lucerito Serrano, Ryan Anthony Shoemake, Jordan Alexandra Simmons, Gabriella Marie Watson, Thomas Patrick Watson, Breanna Grace Williams, Lauren Elizabeth Williams, Lindsay Lyle Williams and Robert Steven Zugg.
Jones Moselle: Hailey Lauren Ishee, Katherine Anne Martin, Dennis Christian McWilliams and Shelby Nicole Reed.
Jones Ovett: Oma Latresa Byrd, Taylor Allen Byrd, Landon Blake James, Jacob Cheyenne Manning, Deana Louise Nichols, Rachel Victoria Tucker and Brianna Hope Woodward.
Jones Sandersville: Christen N Leggett and Charmayne Laroze Walker.
Jones Soso: Ethan Garret Davis, Summer Nicole DeLoach, Penny Lashia Ducksworth, Geoffrey Charles Grayson, Ashley Nicole Hite, Timothy Hayden Logan and Corey Ray Welborn.
Lafayette Oxford: Thedford James Hollis.
Lamar Hattiesburg: Kyle Thomas Arnold, David Shane Berry, Kylie Ann Bohannon, Silvino N Bravo Hernandez, Leiloni Lynn Davenport, Daniel Justin Harris, Tyler Glenn Henry, Rebecca Joy Kahler, Madison Alicia Knoll, Lauren Elizabeth Lott, Scott Howard Martin, Tashara Danielle McGee, Denice Renee Pearson, Kayla Marie Phipps, Megan Anne Pruett and Clayton Dean Rowley.
Lamar Lumberton: Sierra LeeAnn Holmes.
Lamar Purvis: Jenna Allyn Hauk and Rachel Viola Raynes.
Lamar Sumrall: Jeff Lee Adams, Heather Lynn Carter, Jessica Burdette Clark, Lisa Marie Guy, Sheri Denise Lowery, Ann Marie Norris, Nathaniel Cade Parsons and Dustin Keith Russell.
Lauderdale Meridian: Mason LouAllen Irby.
Lawrence Jayess: Lauren Elaine Halase.
Marion Columbia: Emily Renee Hill and D'Andre Darrell Watts.
Panola Batesville: Taylor Everette Karr.
Pearl River Lumberton: Sylvia Dawn Flowers.
Perry Richton: Tina Marie Breland, Lyric Ailiyah Brown, Jaricia Danielle Clark, Katie Lauren Pittman, Stephanie Cheri Valentine, Adam Reece Wigley and Eules Claude Williams.
Pike McComb: Ariana Luce Harrison.
Rankin Brandon: Olivia Jean Young.
Rankin Florence: Joshua Phillip Hester and Thomas Luke Sims.
Rankin Pelahatchie: Jordan Elizabeth Graves and Bailey Ann Miller.
Scott Morton: John Christian Rush and Lauren Gabriel Sanders.
Simpson Magee: Rebecca Suzanne Harrison, Danielle Dawn Marie Rando and Cady Nicole Smith.
Simpson Mendenhall: Tarena Michelle Marshall and Ashley Brooke Williamson.
Simpson New Hebron: Brody William Matthews.
Simpson Pinola: Damascus Luvell Sterling.
Smith Mize: Makayla LeAnn Bavido, Candace Megan Cole, Destiny Lynn Hux and Kaitlyn Nicole Sullivan.
Smith Raleigh: James M Arender, Chandler Dianne Hardin Lakin DanRielle Thornton.
Smith Taylorsville: Michael Robertson Coats and Dakota Lee Sills.
Stone Lumberton: Thomas Tyson Parker.
Walthall Tyletown: Breanna La'Shae Conerly.
Warren Vicksburg: Kristen Elizabeth Buchanan and Virginia-leigh Donohue.
Wayne Buckatunna: Kensey Lee Jordan and Victoria Hope Smith.
Wayne State Line: Kailey Breanna Scarbrough.
Wayne Waynesboro: Kayla Nichole Bishop, Rhonda Karen Brown, Alyssa Deione Cochran, Claymecia Shamere Everett, Jordynne Alexis Rose Grimes, Erin Elizabeth Knight, Kiana De'Marius McFadden, Michael Johnathon Platt, Felice A Ray, Rachel Amelia Reynolds and Abby Marie Trigg.
JCJC Dean’s List Spring 2015 Honor Roll

Franklin, Louisiana: Kaitlyn Amber Kennedy.
Lake Charles, Louisiana: Rebecca Ann Monceaux.
Sheyenne, North Dakota: Derek Hugh Duckworth.
Georgetown, Texas: Kayleigh Grace Williams.
Adams Natchez: Kiera Michelle Knight.
Clarke Meridian: Victoria Lea O'Quin and Sammi Jo Rich.
Clarke Quitman: Kristen Paige Parker.
Clarke Shubuta: Cinderella Chapman, Melinda L Gray and Justin L'Tre Tillman.
Copiah Crystal Springs: Ashlyn Georgia Gaddy and Caitlyn Suzanne Gaddy.
Covington Collins: Jessica Laporshia Alexander, Faith Marie Anderson, Chrissy Marie Casey, Yasmine Sha'neca Fairley, Karlie Blake Hart, Jacob Brody Keys, Amber Marie Little, Alexander William Lott, Suzanna Marie Salinas and Laken Olivia Sanford.
Covington Mt Olive: Marisa Nell Daniel, Denzel Xavier Edwards, Cory Arron Ellis, Me'lea Yasmeen Johnson, Katlin Hope Lack, Joel Brian McBeth, D'Corey O'Neal Sullivan, Mary Baylea Powell, Ryan Edward Weston.
Covington Seminary: Jarred Clint Ashley, Richard Lee Cothran, Austin Wayne Davis, Sarah Caroline Ferris, Brandon Marc Hand, Justin Thomas Hurtt and Timber Josi Lott.
Covington Sumrall: Aaron Wesley Ward.
Forrest Hattiesburg: Jacob Nathaniel Billingsley, Meagan Leanne Blackwell, Alicia Edell Brooks, Madelaine Beck Collins, Lauren Elizabeth Howard, Emily Claire James, Mary Louise Johnson, William Robert Lamunyon, Bailey James Magee, Taylor Jordan McKenzie, Mark Hudson O'Neal, Adam Lee Rigney, James Michael Sheasby, Bethany Anne Stewart, Savanah Danielle Thompson and Khadedryck Devonte Todd.
Forrest Lumberton: Kiersten Angelene Hickey.
Forrest Petal: Laurence Gerald Barhum, Chase Ryland Barnes, Mary Amanda Brady, Tyler Reid Brown, Chasity, Nicole Buckley, Meagan Katherine Clatworthy, Christopher Leon DeBolt, Robert Blake Dunn, Tara Elizabeth Fisher, James Christopher Goodin, Amanda Rose Hensarling, Charles Kody Hill, Franki LaRae Hubbard, Kimberly Elaine Maliden, Andreona Rachelle McLaurin, Cody Michael Mims, Janie BreAna Moreno, George Washington Nicholson, Cheyenne Palmer, Joseph Allen Rider, Jacob Myles Rollin, Amanda Ortego Rowley, Kayla Cheree Sledge, Melanie Kristen Soldinie, Jaida Keizandria Thompson, Taylor Dianne Waguespack, Dalton Grant Walley, Brittany Nicole Ward and Cheryl Angela Webb.
Franklin Meadville: Christopher Lane Ivy.
George Lucedale: Elise Jensen Bowie, Jacob Scott McLeod and Macy Cristine Rogers.
Greene Leakesville: Jennifer Lynn Byrd, Taylor Olivia Fountain, Caitlin Gaberielle Harvison, Perry Franklin Turner and Kayla Joann Williams.
Greene Lucedale: Anndra Marissa Havard.
Greene Neely: Leah Danielle Dueitt.
Greene Richton: Lindsey Lauren Byrd, Cassidy Marissa Graham, Jonathan Marshall Henderson, Cady Layne Howard, Samantha Carolina Lassiter, Summer Destini Meadows, Robert Adam Smith, James Christopher Turner and Lexus Caroline Watson.
Greene State Line: Kaitlyn Nicole Hovatter and Sabrina Faye Strickland.
Hancock Bay St. Louis: Victoria Alexis McCaa.
Hancock Diamondhead: William Richard Justice Hazen.
Hancock Kiln: Morgan Elizabeth Adam.
Hancock Waveland: Kendall Jon Island, James Patrick Ponder and Erubiel Alejandro Sandoval Araiza.
Harrison Biloxi: Bridgette Rochelle Wagner.
Harrison Gulfport: Jared Michael Brister, Jordan Alexander Jones, Heather Christine Nance and Alliyah Denise Thomas.
Harrison Long Beach: Savannah Jill Scafide.
Harrison Saucier: Kirstin Briana Woods.
Hinds Jackson: Toni Vontrell Leverette and Mickel Jared McCann.
Jackson Gautier: Justice Dukes Coleman.
Jackson Moss Point: Tiffany Elise McGuire and Shelby Lawson Nelson.
Jackson Ocean Springs: Jhadia Adajha Harris and Christian BreeAnne Miller.
Jasper Bay Springs: Laquisha Katrice Gavin, Cassidy Nicole Ulmer and Amber De'Vay Walker.
Jasper Heidelberg: Hope Elizabeth Beard, Brittny Kristen Belding, Destin Darnell Cooley, Kimberley Diane Guined, Keandra Nicole Lindsey and Annie Marie Shirley.
Jasper Laurel: Pamela Marie Brady, Donica Lynn Graham and Erin Elisabeth Miller.
Jasper Louin: Ricardo Ja'Roy De'nario Jones and Annette S Martin.
Jasper Raleigh: Rebekah LeAnne Sullivan.
Jasper Stringer: Michael Jason Gambrell, Bridges Case Johnson and Kaitlyn Bre'Ann Manning.
Jasper Taylorsville: Sharla Amanda Graham.
Jasper Vossburg: Courtney Lasha Darby.
Jefferson Davis Prentiss: Macon Cortez Holliman, Lisa Adelynn McNeil, Chandler Harper Brinson and Natalie Brooke Daley.
Jones Ellisville: Edwin Van Alford, Penny Cash Aultman, Malcolm L Bounds, Hunter Lamar Carpenter, Reagan Alana Chaney, Jacquelyne Carole Davis, Michael Paul Ellzey, Erin MiKaylan Ezell, Nathan Daniel Farrell, Jennifer Marianna Glaze, Jeffrey Adam Gregson, Aaron Maxwell Hall, Nicholas Stone Hardison, Elizabeth Enochs Herring, Christopher Shane Jackson, Landon Marquell Jackson, Jacob Scott Lightsey, Amanda Redditt Looney, Pamela G McDonald, Lindsay Michelle Miller, Priya Dilip Patel, Austin Allen Perkins, Sabrina Claire Rounsaville, Shelbie Elizabeth Suber, Alden Jae Swindle, Jami Leigh Taylor, Haley Brianna Wansley and Chris Norman Wallace.
Jones Hattiesburg: Shelby Leigh Gilliland.
Jones Heidelberg: Aubrey Suzanne Nickey.
Jones Laurel: Jeremy Arkel Arrington, Bailey Elise Brown, Miguel Antron Brent Brown, Evan Anthony
Buckley, Devin Leon Cartwright, Molly Marie Chandler, Brittany Alyssa Clark, William Chancellor
Clark, Rushie Antwanette Clayton, Courtney Michelle Corey, Nysha Nicole Crisp, Rosa Melissa Delgado, Morgan Phillips Duett, Lauryn Elizabeth Easley, Lucinda Mozingo Ellard, Andrea Alexandrea Ellis, Crystal Rose Farquhar, Megan Colleen Grafton, Christopher Lance Gray, Sarah Elizabeth Gregory, Kelsey Leann Hamilton, Seth Lee Harrison, James Wesley Herring, Jonathon David Hicks, Victoria Renae Hodge, Jordan Nichole Holifield, Matthew Hunter Holifield, Tamara Kali Hullings, Matthew Townsend Ishee, Shelby Reese Ishee, Kaitlin Elizabeth Johnson, Kiana Sharell Keys, Alexis Michelle King, Brock Duane Kizzar, Brittany Elizabeth Lee, Megan Elise Livingston, Lacy Angel Long, Latonya Rachelle Lyons, Collin Tyler McCraw, Christopher Jardian McDonald, Kaine Patrick Nichols, Destiny Alexis Odom, Cody Ryan Patrick, Christine B Pledger, Karlee Raelyn Reeves, Lance Richard Risher, Pertina Lasalle Roberson, Taylor Lynn Sanders, Eryn LeAnn Sanderson, Patrick Lee Scoggin, Amanda Lynn Smith, Ashley Brianna Smith, Erica Denike Smith, Madison Kate Smith, Morgan Elizabeth Smith, Kimberly Anne Steed, David JeMahri Neil Strickland, Jasper De'Vonta Thompson, Charles Guy Turner, Tabitha Jo Flora Wade, Brittany Nicole Walters, Mollie Renee Ward, Leslie Jeanine Weaver, Alison Diana Williams, Reshma Rani Williams, Ryce Nicole Williams, Sara Elizabeth Williams, Benjamin Caleb Wilson, Hannah Lynne Wilson, Matthew Evan Wilson, Hannah Renee Wimberly, Benjamin Austin Winpigler, Zanquelis Amontte DeVonne Wolverton, Ian Andrew Yelverton and Kirsten Young.
Jones Moselle: Katie Breanne Nelson and Kellie Dianne Nelson.
Jones Ovett: Anna Kaitlyn Hinton and Jamie Randal Sauls.
Jones Richton: British Ileana McKenith and Marley Reagan Mills.
Jones Sandersville: Shasta Michele Pitts, Christy Lee Reeves and Krystina DeAnn Saul.
Jones Soso: Kaitlyn Danielle Hite, Rachel Harley Holifield, Chantal Lewis, Marianna Gayle Lunsford, Kasey Lynn Merchant and Kelsey Cheyenne Quarles.
Jones Taylorsville: Mashayla Chauntell Harper, Cierra Leann Owens and Ca'Tory Al'Shun Waller.
Lamar Hattiesburg: Paul James Andrews, Jansen Keith Bounds, Rayna DeShae Brumfield, Matthew Aaron Burgess, Nicholas Daniel Canner, Sasha Chanell Coyle, William Aultman Folkes, Undrea Le'Anna Harris,Terry Curtis Jackson, Ashley R Lavallais-Hocker, Kaci Alicyn Raimey, Kevin B Rieder and AJ Thomas Robinson.
Lamar Lumberton: Kimberly Ellen Chisholm and Kelsey Grace Hannaford.
Lamar Purvis: Kelsey Elaine Addison, Benjamin Harrison Bramblett, Reo Jay Grover, Anna Lauren Herrin, Crystal Lynn Jones, Taylor Hayden Long, Ashley Nicole McGarrah, Preston Earl Pitfield and Brittany Mashea Whiddon.
Lamar Sumrall: Caleb Austin Butler, David Rae Hobold, Jeffery Scott Jones, Rebecca Gail Turner and Nicholas David Underwood.
Lauderdale Meridian: Eric Benjamin Fera.
Lawrence Monticello: Melissa Lorraine Errington.
Lee Saltillo: Anna Claire Price.
Lincoln Bogue Chitto: Quenetta Donishia Wilson.
Lincoln Brookhaven: Kerri Brooke McGehee and Michael Landon Nettles.
Lincoln Wesson: Destiny Adrieanna Lloyd.
Lowndes Columbus: Lauren Elizabeth Holifield.
Madison Madison: Emily Hannah Jones and William Christopher Morgan.
Marion Columbia: Jacob Terrell Ham, Leslie Taylor Pounds, Jenna Denise Smith and Bri'Anna M Warren.
Marion Kokomo: Danita Daichon Stevenson.
Marion Sandy Hook: Alicia Monet Harris.
Marshall Waterford: Joshua Guy Keel.
Perry Beaumont: Garth Alexander Breland, Bobbie Christine Martin and Katelyn Danielle Seeley.
Perry New Augusta: Samuel Lee Hinton.
Perry Richton: Cody Tyler Bridges, Lauren Taylor Carpenter, James Logan Cooper, Jered Russel Creel, Ryan Ellis Finley and Krista Noel Robinson.
Pike McComb: Dorian Venice Felder and Pennie Marie Frith.
Rankin Florence: Daylin Connor Britt, Dalton Layne Middleton, Lindy Lee Tabor and Abigail Faith Taylor.
Rankin Pearl: Randa Katherine Amason and Abbey Nicole Scallorn.
Rankin Richland: Seth Davis Nash.
Scott Lena: Phillip Michael Parker.
Simpson Magee: Tyler Gordon King, Hanna Nicole Lester, Christopher Matthew Pickering, Robert Walton Prince, Stephen Reed Schaub, Anfernee Darnell Showers, McKinsey Lee Stanton and Joanna Catherine Word.
Simpson Mendenhall: John Langston Scarborough and Allie Annette Wallace.
Smith Bay Springs: Austin Luke Cargile.
Smith Louin: Javanna Charmaine McLaurin, Jessica Shalane McLaurin, Jessica Machelle Moore and Candice Marie Wilson.
Smith Mize: Zachary Taylor Bryant, Brooks Thomas Howell, Donnette Rachel Lowery and Matthew Chase Roberts.
Smith Morton: Kerri Danielle Hamilton.
Smith Pulaski: Heather Nicole Baker and Victoria Rose Craft.
Smith Raleigh: Kelsey Elizabeth Martin, Haley Leeanne Middleton, Jared Dewayne Revette and Adrian Nicole Robertson.
Smith Taylorsville: Ashleigh Marie Blakeney, Macy D'Lyn Hegwood and William Kolton James.
Stone Perkinston: Amos Eugene Alexander and Traci Andrae Monroe.
Walthall Tylertown: Myeisha S Bickham and Cameron Edward Crawford.
Wayne Clara: Kaitlyn Nicole Freeman, Chelsea Breanna Miller, Allie Alyse Sehon and Donald Gray Utsey.
Wayne Richton: Brandi Nicole Woods.
Wayne Shubuta: Susan Lola Beasley.
Wayne State Line: Jennifer Annette Crager, Seneca Brenton Hayes and Michelle Elizabeth Walker.
Wayne Waynesboro: Madison LeAnn Allbrooks, Tyler Anne Beasley, Armanda Shaevon Bonner, Tracey Carol Bonner, Sharniece Verday Chambers, Haley Lynn Davis, Alexa Blake Deas, Brittany Renee Franks, Trenton Douglas Freeman, William Farish Freeman, Jacob Hildon Galjour, Jace Holden Gardner, Ashley Danielle Green, Logan Skylar Holyfield, Megan Shea Ingram, Rose Mary Odom, Jill Tonettee Phillips, Brandon Robert West, Breanna Nicole Whitfield, Raven Samon Williams and Laquisha Kristiana Wilson.
Wilkinson Woodville : Jennifer Dawn Chaffin.
Winston Louisville: William Austin Baskin.

JCJC Faculty List Spring 2015 Honor Roll

Mandeville, Louisiana: Tyler Jeffrey Schwaner.
Shreveport, Louisiana: Peyton Lee Attaway.
Tennessee Colony, Texas: Elizabeth Laura-Marie Hensarling.
Adams Natchez: Jacqueline Anne Owens and Daniel Glen Speed.
Amite Gloster: Robert Cage Ashley and Brandi LaShae Norwood.
Carroll Carrollton: Haley Melaine Morgan.
Clarke Heidelberg: Verlina Latracey Barnett.
Clarke Quitman: Madison Viola Gandy, Memory Daniell Morris and Sydne Elizabethanne Spencer.
Clarke Shubuta: Zacchaeus Lavon Harris and Johnny De'Andre McCarty.
Copiah Hermanville: Jimmie Davies Johnson.
Covington Collins: Reagan Gerald Arnold, Edwind Jamal Blackwell, Annette Wade Culpepper, Bianca Alexxandra Edwards, Michael Jerome Flowers, Tristen Balee Hanegan, Bailey Anzie Holder, Jasmine Jenay Keys, Alyson Leann Knight, Madison Taylor Madden, Trenity Hanegan McClure, Jesse Adam McKenzie, Brittany Renee Pegram, Brianna Michelle Rials, Brittany Marie Riley, Alyssa Gale Sanford, Samantha Rae Sasser, Amber Diann Stuart, Quindon Shavon Wheeler and Erica Dianne Wylie.
Covington Mt. Olive: Mindy Renee Dennis, Marcus James Ferguson, Bronna Nicole Magee, Akili Saifullah McInnis-Hammond, Kenneth Dean Niles and Magadelyn Quantavia Pickering.
Covington Petal: Rachel Inez Watson.
Covington Seminary: Allysia LeAnn Broome, Hannah M Dutton, Angelyn Tempe Easterling, Katelyn Nicole Herring, Trace Joel Johnson, Hannah Marie Kelly, Kelsie Ruth Pierce, Anna Cathryn Sanford and Michael Tanner Windham.
Covington Sumrall: Marissa Faye Ciraco.
Covington Taylorsville: Maricus A Walker.
Desoto Olive Branch : Gabriel Nathan Brown.
Desoto Southaven: Hailee Nicole Kolwyck.
Forrest Brooklyn: Katelyn Elizabeth Albritton.
Forrest Hattiesburg: Lauren Elizabeth Arnold, Corey Michael Barlow, Denisha Marie Bass, Madalyn McNeel Beckham, Jacob Matthew Blesse, Dalton Alexander Brewer, John Taliaferro Brown, Mary Katherine Carpenter, Dallas Joseph Carter, Marco Antonio Chapman, Noah Thomas Gower, Paige Louise Grayson, Ashley Lynne Green, Blythe Leighton Griffin, Katrina Evon Harrison, Lucas Kayne Hinton, Priscilla Sierra Holloway, Ian Aaron Hubble, Marsha Venitta Keys, Sarah Elizabeth Lewis, Darius De'Latti Magee, Samuel Carter Polles, Auston Jacob Simpson, J Daulton Speed, Phoebe Emily Jane, Strong, Summer Leigh Tyson, Jatasha Lanae Walker, Jennifer Elizabeth Williams, Alexandria Renee Wilson and Jessica Zamarripa.
Forrest Lumberton: Chance Levell Byrd and Kevin Matthew McCardle.
Forrest Petal: William Austin Boutwell, Zachary Tyler Bowman, Katelynn Renee' Brock, Thomas Josiah Byrd, Mitchell A Carley, Stacy Lashon Carter, Jewellisa Cheri Clay, Tyler Fondshay Hamby, Jenna Lynn Hegwood, Brittney Nichole Henley, Robert Allen Hertenstein, Jacob Matthew Hiatt, Kelly Grace Ingram, Jonathan Antonio Matheus, Christandre Chardette McCaskill, Brandon Rayshod McInnis, Brooke Rechelle Mcalexander, Mary Ellen Mitchell, Josiah Lee Montague, Robert Daniel Mullis, Justin Alexander Powell, Lauren Kate Raborn, Monica Rowell Rawlins, Carlton David Reid, Kelsey Marisa Riels, Crystal Lee Ross, Stephen Allen Ruffin, Michael Alexander Scott, Gabrielle Louise Shaw, Krissy Lynn Stutts, Ben Lee Swafford, Crystal Lynn Watkins, Joshua Tate Weatherford, Fredrick WR Woodruff and Tara Darlene Young.
George Lucedale: Crystal Elizabeth Beech, Geneva Ellyn Catlett, Jeren Douglas Ferguson, Christopher Edward Holland, Logan Wayne Mason and Juliana Leigh Rouse.
Greene Leakesville: Cody Alexander Brown, Collin Robert Erkhart, Audrey Noel Gibson, Joseph Tyler Hand, Candace Michelle Hillman, Nick Adam Merritt, James Curtis Mizell and Amanda Marie Noaker.
Greene Lucedale: Jaina Braylon Brockaway.
Greene McLain: Reginald Shaquille Ball.
Greene Neely: Joseph Montgomery Denmark and Kimberly Ann Parker.
Greene Richton: Jesse Tyler Brewer, Lindsey Le'Rayn Brewer, Mason Lee Brewer, Nikita Charanne Brewer and Carrie Alexandria Byrd.
Greene State Line: Paige Elizabeth Crager, Tim Lomorris Hill and Ariel Marshay Johnson.
Hancock Bay Saint Louis: Caleb Aaron Ladner, Courtney Jade Miller, Jenna Lanell Bordages and Morgan Alexandra Kowalski.
Hancock Kiln: Jon Colin Byrd.
Hancock Waveland: Corey Matthew Stinson.
Harrison Biloxi: Rachel Amanda Hayes.
Harrison Gulfport: Stephen Perry Byrd, Karla Yadira Santiago and William Coten Wales.
Harrison Long Beach: Brianna Cortlyn Burns, Kailey Lynne Cuevas and Shawn Carlton Howze.
Harrison Pass Christian: Aliyah Alyse Nicole Bell and Travis Daniel Brogle.
Hinds Byram: Tasharri Le'Jessica Landrum and Megan Leigh McGowan.
Hinds Clinton: Veronica Elizabeth Walker.
Hinds Jackson: Taylor Elise Dodd.
Hinds Raymond: Bennett Arthur Davis and Lauren Nicole DePriest.
Hinds Utica: Shelldreonna M Odoms.
Jackson Gautier: Tanner Allen Crabtree and Briahna Nyael Dickerson.
Jasper Bay Springs: Logan Kyndall James, Christopher Deanthony Jones, Autumn Rivers Mattox, Denise Lashelle McAdoo, Mallory Ann Odom, Cory Wayne Parker, Jacob Dale Stringer, Devyn Scott Stringer, Shayn Donovan Wardrop and Zhane Lynette Williams.
Jasper Heidelberg: Deneshia Shanta Clayton, Charles Edward Darty, Kelly Ann Henry, Morgan Lindsey Holifield, Elenora Jackson and Emily Tara Parker.
Jasper Laurel: Adam Michael Clark, Briana Elizabeth Dixon, Brandon Douglas Gray, Anthony Scott Hill, Donna Chanel James, Brekelshie Jo'Merreia Knight, Justin Ra'Shad Moody and Dustin J Rayner.
Jasper Louin: LaDonavan Kryshun Halton and Thomas Lewis Tullos.
Jasper Pachuta: Taylor Amanda Dixon.
Jasper Paulding: Roshita LaDream Gates.
Jasper Stringer: Brianna Grace Buckley, Jameson Keith Buckley, Melissa Kaitlyn Collins, Destiny Leann Patrice Cook, George Douglas Dominguez, Kasey Elizabeth Fox, Charles Ledrue Hegwood, Dalton Emette King, Taylor Renea Parker and Laken Breanna Wood.
Jefferson Davis Bassfield: Victoria Maria Delancey, Hannah Kate Hathorn, Brittney Marie Peyton-Parkman, Joshana Jacquette Thompson and Joel Phillip Wambolt.
Jefferson Davis New Hebron: Grant Randal Jones.
Jefferson Davis Prentiss: Lonnie Tavon Bass, Keyanna Untrell Booth, Valerie Holliman Evans, Keiana La'Chell Hartzog, Kiwanda Djuantavia Kelly, Kemisha Unique Miller, Jasmine Shaquilla Price, Calvin Lashad Sands and James Sterling Tanner.
Jones Ellisville: Abbey Dale Adams, Mary Frances Atwood, Haley Renee Biglane, Zachary Austin Biglane, Savannah Lee Boswell, Anthony Christopher Brown, Carla Jean Coleman, James Christopher Cooley, Carrie Allison Craven, Hayley Danielle Davidson, Kaylie Suzanne Flynt, Kelsie Hope Hathorn, Austin McKinley Herrington, Lea Crosby Jefcoat, William Corey Jefcoat, Thomas Kirk Johnson, Christopher Deshane Jones, Dylan Scott Leftwich, Crystal Suzanne Moreno, BreiAnna Dovie Morgan, Jerrica Dell Morgan, Jordan Olivia Niezgoda, William Matthew Poole, Brenden Alan Ramsey, Mary Peyton Roney, Clinton Thomas Sasser, Jonathan Blake Seymour, Harold Douglas Stewart, Abby Lynne Thornton, Stacey Elizabeth Varnell, Dalton Read Williamson and Alycia Marie Yarbrough.
Jones Heidelberg: Leonard Kyle Bell, John Aaron Broadhead, Kegan Bruce Kelley and Brittany Kay Kitchens.
Jones Laurel: Myrick Christopher Allen, Lamorris Cornelius Anderson, Colon Alexander Avera, Emily Kranz Bedwell, Abbey Elizabeth Boone, Illisia Marie Breazeale, Megan Taylor Bryant, Landon Blaise Bullock, Keundreiah Wa'ne Burns, Benjamin Wesley Carney, Katlyn Alexandra Carter, Jeremy Alexander Clanton, Colby Scott Cooley, Andrea Danyel Cox, Micheal Allen Cutrer, Emily Nicole Davis, Deavon Lee Dearmon, Alyssa Christine DiMauro, Brian Thomas Doyle, Dalton Christopher Drennan, Jordyn Robinson DuBose, Hunter Analisa Eady, Cassie Marie Ezzell, Joshua Wright Fisher, Peyton Rayburn French, Callen Mackenzie Gibson, Rachel Elizabeth Glossop, Jessie Leigh Hall, Hannah Grace Hankins, Rachel Michelle Hodge, Brittni Danielle Hollingshead, Aaron Holmes Huff, Joshua James Ishee, Alison Jaclyn Jenkins, Laken Nicole Jennings, Brynden Alexandria Johnson, Courtney S Johnson, Christopher Jacob Knight, Kimberly Jade Long, Tatina Jamika Lott, Jared Nathaniel Lowe, Andrew Shelton Luker, Katlyn Marie Martin, Jody Nicole Maxey, Jatari Dontae McCann, Amber Lorraine McCormick, Kissey Le'Trina McCray, Lacey Michelle McLain, Mikala Breanne McLaurin, Kyle Nathan Moorer, Lydia Noelle Myers, Cristen ShaLane Nash, Haleigh Lauren Nichols, Jeremy Loyd Noble, Mary Dianna Overstreet, Avery Gaines Owens, Robert Matthew Parish, Kadie Nicole Parker, Disha Bharat Patel, Daphney Danyelle Pickering, Billy Joe Pitts, Kalee Louise Poore, Adam Dean Poore, Joshua Ramos, Karly Lyn Ray, Sarah Mackenzie Rayner, Tiffany Lynn Renfroe, Brooke Alexandra Riley, Timothy Austin Rozek, Derrick Frank Russell, Aurella Marie Ruth, Jeremiah Samuel Scott, James Zachary Sherman, Matthew Chisolm Sherman, Katelyn Joy Smith, Madelyn Elizabeth Smith, Ricky Joe Smith, Victoria Eileen Sumrall, Hanna Da'Shae Tolbert, Dalton Adam Voge, Austin William Waldrup, Chikaylla Dejone Hearn Walker, David Thomas Walker, Haley Erin Walters, Lakken McKenzie Walters, Joseph M Watson, Kevin Jerome Watson, Christopher Alexander Whittington and Emily Nicole Wright.
Jones Moselle: Joshua Mack Byrd, Jessica Lynn Collins, Dakota Dewayne Davis, Brandi Lee Dayner, Wesley Michael Ross, Amanda Joy Schrader, Jessica Meagan Taylor and Dustin James Thompson.
Jones Ovett: Erica Faye Adams, Shaylee Khristine Ainsworth, Miranda Leighann Beesley, Cristy Lynn Kaufman, Madalyn Raine Walters and Brooke Erin West.
Jones Sandersville: Katy Nicole Mattison.
Jones Seminary: Rebekah Leigh Boe and Shelbi Felicia Coleman.
Jones Soso: Emily Renea Busby, Emily Lynn Davis, Jimmie Laverne East, Kasey Joy Gavin, Dustin Colt Logan, Tosha Lee Manasco, Mindy Dooley Mason, Trevor Aaron Moffett, William T Smith, Ross Graham Thompson, Lindsay Nicole Walters and Kristiona Lynn Williams.
Jones Sumrall: Ronald Trent Jefcoat.
Jones Taylorsville: Matthew Garland Huff, Sammie Lenar McDonald and Shavon Malise Young.
Jones Waynesboro: Eric Tristan Blackwell.
Lamar Hattiesburg: Paige Holland Arnold, Cruise Allen Beeding, Amber Renee Busha, Annie Kaitlyn Caulfield, Carley Marie Clary, Kendall Nicole Cobb, Raymond Brett Cole, Mary Jaclyn Creel, Zachary Michael Culpepper, Eden Danielle Dearman, John Addison Ford, Joshua Scott Friend, Lashunda D Gardner, Lindsey Allison Garrity, Raymond James Gilson, Jason Allen Gooch, Nicole Lynda Hebert, Kristen Jarnae Hollingsworth, Santana Wenter Jackson, Cherish Noel Johnson, Rohini Malkani, Brandt Jordan Massey, Victor William Merritt, Hunter Keith Miller, Jamal Antonio Moore, Don Alexander Morgan, Brenna Kathleen Morris, Jennifer Mims Niemeyer, Krishna Dilip Patel, Ashley Morgan Peterman, Kaitlyn Megan Pittman, Shakira Michelle Pittman, David Brian Scott, Tanner Scott Shutze, William Patrick Simon, Clifton Allen Tice, Aaron Robert Turner, Stacy Lee-ann Wall, Sara Lisann White and Carlie Danielle Youngblood.
Lamar Purvis: Tyler Brooks Ash, Noel Chandler Bell, Danielle Cherise Girod, Shelby Brooke Hensarling, Jonathan Michael Jones, Ashley Nicole Lee, Justin Wendell Lee, Timothy Shaun Milling, Morgan Tyler Shows, Chandler Slade Suber and Triston Cecil Yates.
Lamar Sumrall: Madison Drew Aultman, Christopher Theadore Bond, Robert Matthew Breland, Garrett AlanClement, Katherine Maria Forsmark, Olyvia Anastasia Freeman, Austin Brentley Jackson, Chasity Nicole Lowe, Chelsie Muse Lozada, Allison Denise Lucus, Michael Alan Mann, Caitlyn Allie McRaney, Jeremy Dean Newsom, Andrew Taylor Thrash and Taylor Craig Varnado.
Lawrence Monticello: Leigh Ann Reeves and Hunter Garrett Stephens.
Lawrence New Hebron: Candice Angeline Lott.
Lawrence Silver Creek: Dana Nicole Baker.
Madison Madison: William Andrew Edgar and Virginia Elizabeth Endris.
Marion Columbia: Daniel Lance Blair, Zana Rychell Bridges, Heather Nicole Broom, Chelsea Ne'Kia Galloway, Lakin Briana Hill, Samuel Kirklan Landrum, Tyler Matthew Sanders and Destini M Swanigan.
Marion Kokomo: Robert Dale Warner.
Newton Hickory: William Troy Brand.
Noxubee Brooksville: Javoris Montez Glenn.
Oktibbeha Starkville: Carolina Summer Berryhill.
Pearl River Picayune: Sarah Faith Richard, Alyssa Tere' Scott and Jenny Denine Shirley.
Perry Beaumont: Justin Ray Lott.
Perry McLain: Peyton Mackenzie Harvison.
Perry New Augusta: Shirlesia Khadijah Hathorne, Christina Lavonne Mixon, Damarcus Latraun Moore and Thomas Adam Phillips.
Perry Petal: Billy Dillon Byrd, Jestin Matthew Clark, Julie Linh Nguyen, Chelsea Elizabeth Sanford, Devin Lee Travis, Kristina Lynn Travis and Amanda Danielle Williams.
Perry Richton: Keely Shaye Beasley, Leah Michelle Carpenter, Lindsey Alyssa Crane, Lacey Kaitlyn Feduccia, Alec Travis Kittrell, Rachel Elizabeth Myrick, Albert Ryan Nicholson, Cheyanne Nicole Sketo, Brittany Kathleen Welsh and Victoria Lynn White.
Pike Magnolia: Desmon Da'Mon Robertson.
Pike McComb: Eniaya Janeise Leonard.
Pontotoc Pontotoc: Anna Marie Mills.
Rankin Brandon: Emily Ashlyn Moore, Caycee Lynn Sumrall and John Alan Wall.
Rankin Florence: Dillon Jared Boyte, Verl Parker Dykes, Victoria Renea Easley, Spencer Thomas Fyke, Joshua Thomas Hamby, Jake Kendall Holland and Sarah Beth Scarbrough.
Rankin Pelahatchie: Mary Katherine Shoultz.
Rankin Richland: Lauren Elaine Hosey.
Scott Morton: Hannah Elizabeth Beemon and Christyna Noel Mangum.
Sharkey Cary: Akeeia Shalese Carter.
Simpson Braxton: Madison Brooke Jones and Scott Claude Welch.
Simpson Magee: Nathan O Ashley, Jacob Mark Brown, Harley Diane Hilton, Molly Elizabeth McCool, Alison Nicole Padgett, Christopher Cullen Richardson and Jonathon Kevin Tebo.
Simpson Mendenhall: Charlene Michelle Hux and Kaci Danielle Powell.
Smith Bay Springs: Kimbra J Jones.
Smith Louin: Alexis Dominique Rambo, Victoria Jean Smith and Simeon Devon Wright.
Smith Mize: Tyler Cole Austin, James Allen Bynum, Bethany Hope Eubanks, Jean Luke Holston and Adam Brett Hughes.
Smith Morton: Vincent David Buffington.
Smith Raleigh: Steven James Craft, Treston Wilson Crumpton, April Littieanna Hall, Chitez Pwayne Keyes and Demarco Javez Sanders.
Smith Taylorsville: Connor Dewayne Atwood, Drew Autry, Kala Shontai Blackwell, Jeana Darlene Graves, Cassidy Noelle LeBlanc, Mildred Mechelle McCullum, Shannon Monique Nicholson, Keisha Sherree Payton, Yeshia Dyminyontia Pittman, Jessica Brianna Smith, Zachary Russell Walker, Landon Hall Wilson and Carlee Savannah Windham.
Stone Perkinston: Trinity Paige Henske.
Stone Wiggins: Reese Keeling Sloan and JaVarris Kentrelle Willis.
Sunflower Bay Springs: Patrick Douglas Lofton.
Walthall Tylertown: Jonathan Edward Novak.
Wayne Buckatunna: Shelly Linn Collinsworth, DeAshley Ariell Hill, Keri Ashley Rigney, Caitlin Elizabeth Taylor and Jared Levean Walley.
Wayne Richton: Amber Hope Landrum and Brandy Rae Nicholson.
Wayne Seminary: Lydia M McCall.
Wayne Shubuta: Shakela Latriece Leggett and Akeiba Kashona Spencer.
Wayne State Line: Bridgette Lynn Gardner, Skyler Hope McLain and Shalan Shyann Whigham.
Wayne Waynesboro: Taylor McKenzie Agent, Chandler Evan Beard, Maegan Danielle Beech, Bailey Montanna Blair, Cody Ryan Boyles, Kalli Dawn Bunch, Ricky Bernard Chambers, Deborah LaKeith Craig, Jerrika Artese Davis, Katlyn Brianne Davis, DeMarkius Keontaequantez Everett, Raymel Everett, LaDashia Bresha Fields, Madison Brittany Freeman, Richard Dustin Freeman, Zachary Dakota Freeman, Kayla Michelle Gordon, Shaquavous On'Yale Harris, Walter Andrew Haynes, Colton James Henderson, Amber Alexandria Hernandez, Kent Doby Herring, Marcus Deshawn Howard, Justin Grant Hutto, Derrion De'Vontae Johnson, Mitchell Lonenzo Johnson, Alexis Camille Johnston, Victoria Michelle Jones, Jonathan Tyler Lewis, Kadeem Steven Lott, Lauren Ashley McCarty, Steven Craig Miller, Ashley Nicole Mills, Mykell Cetera Patton, Jabe Andrew Powe, Brittany Lasha Rigby, Haley Breann Sharp, Whitney Ashleigh Tucker, Lindsey Claire Walker, Natalie Paige Walley, James Thomas Williams and Kenicia S Williamson.
Wilkinson Woodville: John Kline Bolden, Tailor Jordon-rome Cutrer, Hannah Michelle Lanehart and Justin Edwin Ryan.

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

http://www.wtok.com/community/events/306766301.html | 306766301

Groundbreaking event for the Nanih Waiya Community Park "Cancellation - Rescheduled for June 25th"

Date(s): 6/25/2015

Cancellation

Nanih Waiya Community Park 9185 Highway 490 Louisville, MS
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED FOR JUNE 11TH AND HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FOR THURSDAY JUNE 25TH AT 4:30 DUE TO POTENTIAL FOR POOR WEATHER CONDITIONS.


Groundbreaking event for the Nanih Waiya Community Park. The Board of Directors of the Nanih Waiya Community Park would like to invite you to provide coverage for our groundbreaking event for our newly constructed community park. The Friends of the Nanih Waiya Community Park in a non-profit for the specific purpose of constructing and maintaining a community park in the Nanih Waiya Community. The park will be constructed in numerous phases with phase one including a baseball/softball field, community center and walking track. Construction has begun with anticipated completion date of October 2015.

Where:
Nanih Waiya Community Park
9185 Highway 490
Louisville, MS 39339
Winston County, Mississippi
Nanih Waiya Community

Who:
Friends of the Nanih Waiya Community Park Board of Directors

When:
4:30 pm

Mark Dillard
Vice President
Nanih Waiya Community Park
(662)803-5587

http://www.wtok.com/community/events/306651771.html | 306651771

Meet & Greet with Bill Hannah, EMBDC CEO/President

Date(s): 6/11/2015

8:00 am

MSU Riley Center
What: Meet & Greet with Bill Hannah, EMBDC CEO/President

When: Thursday, June 11th at 8:00 a.m.

Where: MSU Riley Center

Why: The EMBDC Board of Directors invites its members to join them for a Meet & Greet with Bill Hannah. Bill has recently joined the EMBDC as the CEO/President.

Casey Holladay
Events 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/306651521.html | 306651521

EMBDC - Upcoming Events ...

Date(s): 6/9/2015, 6/10/2015, 6/11/2015, 6/12/2015, 6/13/2015, 6/14/2015, 6/15/2015, 6/16/2015

See Schedule

See Schedule
Upcoming Events

Meet & Greet with
Bill Hannah, EMBDC CEO/President
MSU Riley Center
Thursday, June 11th
8:00 a.m.

IHOP Groundbreaking
220 N. Frontage Rd.
Thursday, June 18th
10:00 a.m.

Anderson Regional
Cancer Center
Business After Hours
1704 23rd Ave
Thursday, June 18th
4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

United Way of East MS Volunteer Center
Ribbon Cutting
4817 North Park Dr.
Friday, June 19th
10:00 a.m.

Brookdale Meridian
Ribbon Cutting
4553 35th Ave.
Tuesday, June 23rd
2:30 p.m.

Trinity Funeral Consulting, Caskets, & Etc. LLC
Ribbon Cutting
721 Front Street Ext. Suite 705
Thursday, June 25th
2:00 p.m.

Stitchin Krazy Ribbon Cutting
2222 Front Street
Thursday, July 16th
10:30 a.m.

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