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"Fire on the Forty"

Feb 28, 2015 9am to 3pm

Coastal Plain Experiment Station, Highway 80, Newton, MS
Registration $10. Lunch will be provided. All landowners invited. Benefits of prescribed burning, liability, fire weather, burning techniques discussed. Live prescribed burn, weather permitting. Check payable to: MS Prescribed Fire Council. www.mdwfp.com/fireontheforty
Saturday, February 28, 2015 / 9am to 3pm.

Scott Edwards, MDWFP, Box 9690, Mississippi State, MS 39762, 662-325-7490


EMBDC Recognizes 2014 Ambassadors of the Year

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EMBDC Recognizes 2014 Ambassadors of the Year
Meridian, MS - The East Mississippi Business Development Corporation (EMBDC) recently presented its 2014 Ambassadors of the Year at the 18th Annual Meeting to three very deserving participants. Ambassador of the Year was Herman Stegall with Rush Foundation Hospital, second place went to Sonya Scarbrough with BankPlus, and third place was awarded to Derron Radcliff with MSU Riley Center.
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.

If you are interested in more information or setting up an interview, please contact Casey Holladay, Events Coordinator at 601-693-1306 or email at cholladay@embdc.org.




Black History Program

New Hope Missionary Baptist Church Meridian, MS
Black History Program
New Hope Missionary Baptist Church
3rd Sunday, February, 15th at 3pm.
Pastor Waltor Patrick
Guess Speaker- Attorney Kermit Kendricks




Meridian Main Street - Downtown Happenings - January 26th - February 1st

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Downtown Happenings - January 26th - February 1st
Vol. lV No. 9

Monday, January 26, 2015

Event: Meridian Craft Beer Club
Location:The Brick House Bar & Grill
Time: 7pm - 8pm
For More Information: Call 601.286.3153
The Meridian Craft Beer Club meets and discusses a craft each week.

Event: Bo & The Show
Location:The Echo Lounge
Time: 9pm - 1am
For More Information: Call 601.938.7509
No Cover.

Event: The Membership Exhibit
MS Art Colony Fall Traveling Exhibit
Location:Meridian Museum of Art
Time: All Week
For More Information: Call 601.693.1501

Event: Close Out On Art Supplies
Location:Lucas Road
Time: All Week
For More Information: Call 601.483.0028
Half off all art supplies!

Event:Dress Tie Special
Location:Sam's Fashion
Time: All Week
For More Information: Call 601.693.2731
All Dress Ties for 15.95!

Event:Deals on Select Items
Location:Planters Supply
Time: All Week
For More Information: Call 601.693.2684
Deals on Red Seed Potatoes, Fruit Trees, English Peas, and Dog Treats!

Event: Security Camera Deals
Location:Hooper Electric Supply Co.
Time: All Week
For More Information: Call 601.693.2715

Event:Sophie Hudson's New Book
Location:The Liberty Shop
Time: All Week
For More Information: Call 601.693.5331
Author of "A little salty to cut the sweet" has a new book "Home is where my people."

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

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

Tuesday, January 27, 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: Meridian Main Street's Annual Meeting
Location:Meridian Main Street Office
Time: 5pm
For More Information: Call 601.693.1306
The Public is invited to attend our Annual Meeting. We will present awards, special recognitions, and serve light refreshments.

Event: Ladies Night/Karaoke
Location: The Brick House Bar & Grill
Time: 5:00pm - 11:30pm
For More Information: Call 601.286.3153
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, January 28, 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:The Brick House Bar & Grill
Time: 8pm - 11:30pm
For More Information: Call 601.286.3153

Event: Chad Peavy
Location:The Echo Lounge
Time: 9pm - 1am
For More Information: Call 601.938.7509
No Cover.

Thursday, January 29, 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: 2015 Spring/Summer Season Announcement
Location:MSU Riley Center
Time: 5:30pm
For More Information: Call 601.693.2224
Come hear the great line up planned for 2015 Spring/Summer Series

Event: Alan Williams
Location: The Brick House Bar & Grill
Time: 8:00pm - 12:00am
For More Information: Call 601.286.3153
Admission $5.

Event: Dance Night
Location:Rhythm & Brews
Time: 8pm - 2am
For More Information: Call 601.282.5608
18 to get in, 21 to drink

Event: Magnolia Beer Tasting
& Caleb Martin
Location:Weidmann's
Time: 8pm
For More Information: Call 601.581.5770
Happy Hour 4pm -7pm
Event:Greenhouse Effect
Location:The Echo Lounge
Time: 9pm - 1am
For More Information: Call 601.938.7509
Friday, January 30, 2015

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

Event: Shootin' and Scootin' Club
Location: The Brick House Bar & Grill
Time: 5:30pm - 8:30pm
For More Information: Call 601.286.3153
see website for details.

Event:Bridge to Grace
Location:Rhythm & Brews
Time: 8pm
For More Information:Call 601.282.5608
18 to get in, 21 to drink
Event:Chad Fuller
Location:Weidmann's
Time: 9pm
For More Information: Call 601.581.5770
Happy Hour 4pm -7pm.

Event: David Dunavent & Evol Love
Location: The Brick House Bar & Grill
Time: 9:00pm - 1:00am
For More Information: Call 601.286.3153
$5 Admission.
Event: JJ Hottrick
Location:The Echo Lounge
Time: 9:30pm - 2am
For More Information: Call 601.938.7509

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, January 31, 2015

Event: Andy Warhol Documentary
Location: Meridian Temple Theatre
Time: 7:00pm - 9:30pm
For More Information: Call 601.693.5353
Door opens at 6:30, will be located in the SpeakEasy. Free to AFA members/ Donations requested.

Event: Gospel Music Event
Location: Meridian Temple Theatre
Time: 7:00pm
For More Information: Call 601.416.1630
Featuring Michael Combs, The DownEast Boys, and 2ND Mile. "A" & "B" Section, $15 - "C" Section Seats $10 All Tickets $5 more day of concert; Children 12 and under free with adult ticket "C" Section only (must have ticket to get in). Tickets on Sale at the Bible Bookstore.

Event: Fatback
Location: The Brick House Bar & Grill
Time: 9:00pm - 1:00am
For More Information: Call 601.286.3153

Event:Sarah Margaret Huff
Location:Weidmann's
Time: 9pm
For More Information: Call 601.581.5770
Happy Hour 4pm -7pm.

Event:JJ Hattrick
Location:The Echo Lounge
Time: 9:30pm - 2am
For More Information: Call 601.938.7509

Event:Rebel
Location:Rhythm & Brews
Time: 10:30pm - 2am
For More Information: Call 601.282.5608
$10 Cover Charge

Sunday, February 1, 2015

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

Event: Super Bowl Party
Location: The Brick House Bar & Grill
Time: 12pm - 10pm
For More Information: Call 601.286.3153
Free Admission.
Event: Bo & The Show
Location:The Echo Lounge
Time: 9pm - 1am
For More Information: Call 601.938.7509
No Cover.

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


Issues with policies purchased through the Mid-Delta Insurance Agency in Indianola

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MID ISSUES CONSUMER ALERT FOLLOWING ARREST
OF FORMER SUNFLOWER COUNTY INSURANCE AGENT

Jackson –Commissioner of Insurance Mike Chaney and the Mississippi Insurance Department are alerting consumers that there may be issues with policies purchased through the Mid-Delta Insurance Agency in Indianola, Mississippi and its representative, Randal Ray Henson.

Earlier today, Mr. Henson was arrested by the Sunflower County Sheriff’s Department and charged with false pretense. The charges are related to Mr. Henson’s failure to forward insurance premium payments on to insurance carriers. The investigation was a joint operation between the Sunflower County Sheriff’s Department, Sheriff James Haywood and the Mississippi Insurance Department.

Randal Ray Henson surrendered his insurance producer’s license to the Mississippi Insurance Department in 2012.

Anyone who purchased a policy from Mid-Delta Insurance Agency or Mr. Henson needs to be aware that their premium payment may not have been sent to their insurance carrier.

“I would strongly suggest that those people contact their insurance company to verify coverage,” Chaney said.

If you do not have contact information for your insurance company, you may call the Consumer Services Division of the Mississippi Insurance Department at 1-800-562-2957 for assistance in contacting your company.

Donna J. Cromeans
Public Relations Director
Mississippi Insurance Department
Office-(601)359-3579
Cell – (601)-826-9600
@MSInsuranceDept




EMBDC Holds the 2014 18th Annual Meeting

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EMBDC Holds the 2014 18th Annual Meeting
Meridian, MS ¬ - The East Mississippi Business Development Corporation (EMBDC) held its 2014 18th Annual Meeting for their members on January 22nd at the MSU Meridian Kahlmus Auditorium. The meeting was attended by more than 500 members of the EMBDC.
The Annual Meeting provided an opportunity for its members to see the highlights of the past year’s achievements and hear from Bob Luke, Chairman of the Board of Directors, about future goals and plans. There were video presentations of the services and activities provided on a daily basis by the EMBDC. The presentation included Member Services, showcased the EMBDC’s 14 committees, and highlighted our partnership in Education that includes the Head of the Class program and MS Scholars program.

An intentional effort was made to review the financials of the EMBDC with Jeff McCoy reviewing the past years expenses and revenues. Wayne Henson discussed the EMBDC Economic Development process and talked about the past years wins with CertainTeed and Tower International expanding and with Algix selecting Lauderdale County to locate their business. Chairman Luke shared his comments about the importance to get stakeholder and community input and take the time to listen to what’s important to them, look at how we move ahead in a way that fits our strengths and weaknesses in our community, and reach out and work to build relationships in surrounding counties in East Mississippi and West Alabama. The EMBDC also revealed The Pace Group from Tupelo, MS has been selected as the search firm to recruit a new Executive Director for Economic Development.
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 Null 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



JCJC ALUMNI MAGAZINE CONNECTS PAST WITH PRESENT

Jones County Junior College
JCJC ALUMNI MAGAZINE CONNECTS PAST WITH PRESENT
Foundation and Alumni News Magazine (FAN) leads to 102-year-old alumnus Max Jordan to reconnect with family friend William C. Boone after more than 60 years

Connecting the past with the present is one of the goals of every college alumni association. Recently, the Jones County Junior College Alumni Association was reminded of how something as simple as its annual magazine can help reconnect people who had lost touch with one another over the years.
The story begins in 1927 when 14-year-old Max Jordan of the Pine Grove Community, located seven miles southwest of Ellisville, decided to enroll at Jones County Agricultural High School.
Jordan’s family consisted mainly of farmers and tradesmen, none of whom had ever graduated from college. Despite the fact that none of his family members had ever finished college, Jordan explained that his father supported his desire to continue his education beyond Pine Grove School.
“My father had two ideas,” Jordan said. “One was that I was supposed to work. The other was that I was to learn everything I could. Sometimes the two didn’t go together.”
While Jordan’s father supported his desire to attend JCAHS, it was Jordan who bore much of the responsibility to make it happen.
“People talk (today) about having no opportunities,” Jordan said. “We made our own opportunities at that time. We worked. We tried to work toward a goal of some sort... I wanted a college degree, and I was the first member of my family on either side, Robertsons or Jordans, that ever finished college.”
So, after attending Pine Grove for his first eight years of school, Jordan found himself enrolling at JCAHS.
“I thought that I had really arrived, and I decided I wanted to take science,” Jordan recalled. “I didn’t know what it was, but I wanted to take it. So, I enrolled in science; it was biology. I didn’t know what it was all about so I failed the first month, but I buckled down and I got to where I could pass it. I also realized that the opportunities for learning were so much greater at the agricultural high school than they were at Pine Grove. That was (my) motivation.”
The year Jordan enrolled at JCAHS, 1927, was a very important year in the school’s history as college courses were added to the curriculum. It was also a pivotal year for Jordan.
“I realized that I could get at least two years of college work and still stay home,” he said, smiling. “I could afford to do that.”
Although times were hard and money was tight when Jordan started at JCAHS, things got even tougher. For Jordan, attending school was serious business.
“I didn’t have the chance to play sports. I had to work,” he explained. “The depression came along in 1929 and we were poor as Job’s turkey after that. We had food; we grew our food, but we didn’t have any money. Buying clothes and getting the things you actually needed to spend money for was very difficult. There were (several) years there that things were tough.”
In addition to filling in as the substitute bus driver for the Pine Grove route, Jordan also worked two summers on the campus farm. Because the school was an agricultural high school and taught all courses on all aspect of farming, the high school maintained a working farm and dairy.
“I remember one summer when I was out there, the fellow that was milking the cows got the mumps and he had to stay in bed for a number of days,” Jordan said. “There wasn’t anybody else to milk the cows. There were 24 cows that had to be milked and I had to milk them. That was a pretty tough job for me because I wasn’t accustomed to milking and we milked by hand, we didn’t have machines. It was very difficult.”
After graduating from junior college in 1933, Jordan earned his bachelor’s degree in teaching at State Teacher’s College (now the University of Southern Mississippi) in Hattiesburg. He finished his degree by taking classes for six straight quarters. He taught English and social studies at Eatonville and Picayune before moving to Biloxi to teach in 1940.
“World War II came along and I started moonlighting at the post office at Keesler Field to make a little extra money,” Jordan said. “After about a month or two, I was making more money moonlighting than I was teaching school. So, I changed careers, and I ended up making a career in the postal service.”
It was during those years in Biloxi, 1940-55, that the Jordan family, which included wife Archa, son Max, Jr., and daughter Marcella, met the person who would, more than 50 years later, become a random connection to Jones County Junior College.
The Boone family lived in the same Biloxi neighborhood as the Jordans. William Charles Boone was about five years older than the Jordan’s son, Max. Jordan recalled that the teenaged Boone had a love for working with young people, even though he, himself, was still quite young.
“The boys had to have something to do in the summertime,” Jordan said. “We called (Boone) “Floppy.” That was his nickname. Floppy always liked to work with kids. He sort of took over and helped the younger boys with their organized sports: baseball and whatever else they were trying to play. Of course, we got to know Floppy real well through that.”
Though still a teenager, Boone made a big impression on Jordan.
“He was always a very high type young man,” Jordan said. “It was obvious that he was going to get into something that would involve the development of young people…. He became a teacher and a coach.”
When the Jordan family moved to Ocean Springs in 1955, they lost touch with Boone. Over the course of the next 50 years, Jordan worked for and retired from the postal service. His work took him to the Washington, D. C. area on two different occasions, but the he maintained his house in Ocean Springs where he and his wife now reside.
Last spring, as Jordan, now 102 years of age, was reading through last year’s edition of the FAN Magazine, the name listed on one of the scholarships rang a bell. The lifetime member of the alumni association recognized the name William C. Boone.
“I knew it had to be Floppy,” Jordan laughed.
Happy to see that Boone was not only a member of the JCJC Board of Trustees, but also had a scholarship in his honor, Jordan immediately sent two checks to the Foundation: $1000 to help a deserving student in need and $1000 to add to the scholarship honoring Boone.
The JCJC Alumni and Foundation Office staff immediately went to work to reunite Jordan and Boone.
“It brought tears to my eyes to see them reconnect after all those years,” said JoAnna Newcomb, alumni coordinator. “It’s amazing that something as simple as a magazine could bring such joy to people.”
As for Boone, who taught and coached at Quitman High School and has been a JCJC board member for more than 20 years, seeing Mr. and Mrs. Jordan after all these years and learning of their generous contribution in his honor was overwhelming.
“I am blessed, truly blessed for them to do this,” Boone said. “This isn’t something I ever expected. I was so happy to see Mr. and Mrs. Jordan after all these years. All I can say is that I am humbled that they thought enough of me to help others today with their donations. They are fine people.”
Anyone who would like to contribute to an existing JCJC Foundation Scholarship or, perhaps, endow a new scholarship, can contact the Foundation Office at 601-477-4145 or www.jcjc.edu/foundation for more information.


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



JCJC - Southeast Mississippi Band Directors Association Clinic

Jones County Junior College ... M.P. Bush Fine Arts Auditorium
SEMBDA Student Concerts Held at JCJC; JCJC Symphonic Band featured Friday in concert

ELLISVILLE – Jones County Junior College is hosting the annual Southeast Mississippi Band Directors Association Clinic January 30, and 31, 2015. Almost 1000 middle and high school students from district five auditioned earlier in the month to earn the right to participate in this clinic and concert.

JCJC’s Symphonic Band will start the weekend clinic on Friday, by entertaining the students with a concert at 1:30 p.m., in the M.P. Bush Fine Arts Auditorium. The concert will include a musical arrangement of the song, “All Those Endearing Young Charms,” featuring tuba soloist and USM music professor, Dr. Richard Perry. This concert is free and open to the public.

High school and junior high school students will then continue practicing their concert pieces Friday afternoon and evening, January 30, to prepare for their Saturday, January 31, concerts. About 400 students in the two senior high and two junior high bands will be featured in concert beginning at 1:30 p.m., in the M.P. Bush Fine Arts Auditorium. These concerts are also free and open to the public.

JCJC has hosted the SEMBDA clinic since it began more than 35 years ago. Jones hosted its own Band Clinic last weekend, January 17-18, with about 400 students in attendance. For more information call JCJC band director, Dr. Jonathan Helmick at 601-477-4095 or 4094 or email: jonathan.helmick@jcjc.edu.

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




MPSD - Events Calendar - Friday, Jan. 23rd

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CPR Training
8:30 a.m.
Ross Collins – Peavey Auditorium
MPSD Nurses will host a CPR training class for teachers and other district staff Friday morning. The nurses host this at various times throughout the year to ensure that our staff is trained in case of an emergency. The training will last until around noon.

District Reading Fair
11:00 a.m.
T.J. Harris Upper Elementary Gym
Each school hosts a reading fair, and the school winners participate in the District Reading Fair. Friday at 11:00 a.m., the District Reading Fair winners will be announced.
I feel like the reading fair is more important than ever with the new third grade Gateway Assessment.


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




JCJC is offering Ship-fitting classes in Greene County

Jones County Junior College - "Greene County Learning Center" in Leakesville
JCJC is offering Ship-fitting classes in Greene County

ELLISVILLE – Jones County Junior College’s Workforce Development is offering a new two-month Ship-fitting class at the JCJC Greene County Learning Center in Leakesville. Classes will be held Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. beginning on February 16, 2015 through April 3, 2015.

The course will cover basic safety, rigging, communication skills, employability skills, and an introduction to construction math, hand tools, power tools and construction drawing. The Maritime Structural Fitting Level One Course will teach welding safety, oxyfuel cutting, base metal prep, shielded metal arc welding, welding quality, tack welding, fitting and fire safety.

Upon completion of this course, students will be credentialed in ship fitting. The cost of class is free. To register for the Ship-fitting class, call 601-394-4421.

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




EMCC PRESIDENT DR. RICK YOUNG ANNOUNCES HIS RETIREMENT

East Mississippi Community College
EMCC PRESIDENT DR. RICK YOUNG ANNOUNCES HIS RETIREMENT

Dr. Rick Young announces his retirement as president of East Mississippi Community College effective June 30, 2015.

“As sad as we are to lose Dr. Young as our president, we are extremely grateful for the innovative, positive leadership he has exhibited during his tenure at EMCC,” said Kathy Dyess, chairman of the EMCC Board of Trustees.

“His aggressive pursuit of excellence in all areas of the college has brought EMCC into the national spotlight, enhancing the value and quality of academic, vocational, workforce training and athletics provided by the Mississippi community college system.”

Dr. Young’s career spans 42 years in education. He has been a member of the EMCC team for 40 of those years, and president of the college since 2004.

“EMCC will always be a part of my life because of the many special people who have made our college what it is today. It has been my privilege to have had a career that enabled me to work with many dedicated individuals who work tirelessly every day to make a positive difference in the lives of others,” Young said.

“I am especially appreciative of my leadership team and their support, as well as that of the EMCC Board of Trustees. I believe that we have made a lasting impact that will serve others for many years to come.”

The search for Dr. Young’s replacement will begin Feb. 2, when instructions for potential applicants will be available on the EMCC website. The deadline to submit an application will be March 27.

Founded in 1927 following its beginnings in 1912 as Kemper County Agricultural High School, East Mississippi Community College serves and is supported by Clay, Kemper, Lauderdale, Lowndes, Noxubee and Oktibbeha counties in East Mississippi. It offers classes and training at locations throughout its district, including Mayhew, Scooba, Columbus Air Force Base, Lion Hills, the West Point-Clay County Center and Naval Air Station Meridian. EMCC is one of 15 state‐supported community colleges in Mississippi. It is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award the Associate Degree, as well as a variety of career-technical and workforce training certificates.

For more information about EMCC, visit www.eastms.edu.

Suzanne Monk
Director of Public Information
East Mississippi Community College
Work: (662) 476-5014
Cell: (601) 480-2879



Black History Program

Friendship Missionary Baptist Church of Collinsville
Friendship Missionary Baptist Church of Collinsville
Black History Program
Feb. 8th at 2:00 pm
Guest Speaker: Darryl Johnson, State President, NAACP
(601) 693-8006




Wild Game Dinner

Central Baptist Church Meridian, MS
Wild Game Dinner ... alligator, duck, deer, beaver, turtle and
chicken as well ...
Guest Speaker: Richard Wiman

(601) 693-4288




LITTLE CAESARS® LOVE KITCHEN® SERVES FREE PIZZA TO LESS FORTUNATE IN MERIDIAN

Love’s Kitchen and the Boys & Girls Club Meridian, MS
LITTLE CAESARS® LOVE KITCHEN® SERVES FREE PIZZA
TO LESS FORTUNATE IN MERIDIAN


MERIDIAN, Miss., Jan. 20, 2015 – The Little Caesars Love Kitchen will roll into the Love’s Kitchen and the Boys & Girls Club to provide fresh Little Caesars pizza meals for approximately 675 people in need on Friday, Jan. 23.

A pizza kitchen on wheels, the Little Caesars Love Kitchen travels across the continental United States and Canada meeting the needs of the hungry, the homeless and disaster survivors.

“The Love Kitchen was created to provide quality meals for people who need them,” said Little Caesars franchisees Ken and Dixie Labruyere. “As members of the area business community for over twenty three years, it’s important for us to support people when they need it and help make the community stronger. We’re excited to support this program with food and staff to provide a quality meal for people who otherwise may not get one. We are also thrilled to have Brown Bottling, our local Pepsi supplier, partner with us by providing drinks for this important cause.”

The Little Caesars Love Kitchen has fed nearly three million people in 48 states and four Canadian provinces. It has also responded to disasters such as the recent tornadoes in Oklahoma, the hurricanes in the East and on the Gulf Coast, the site of the World Trade Center attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, and the 1995 Federal Building bombing in Oklahoma City. Established by Little Caesars in 1985, the Love Kitchen exemplifies Little Caesars strong tradition of giving back to America’s communities.

“We know that it’s important to reach out to the communities where we do business and help make a difference,” said David Scrivano, president and CEO of Little Caesars Inc. “As a family company, we are proud to work together with our local franchisees and company-owned stores to coordinate the vehicle, staff and food and to be there for the people in Meridian who need assistance.”

Former Presidents Bill Clinton and George H.W. Bush awarded The President's Volunteer Action Award Citation to Little Caesars for its volunteers' contributions to the Love Kitchen. Little Caesars also received a Presidential Citation for Private Sector Initiatives for the Love Kitchen program under the Reagan administration. It has received a certificate of appreciation from the State of Michigan and was recognized by the Detroit City Council for its efforts in the Gulf Coast region.

Local Little Caesars franchise owners and company regional offices donate all food and labor costs for the Love Kitchen servings. An estimated 50,000 Little Caesars franchise owners and employees have volunteered their time over the years to support the program in their local communities.



About Little Caesars Pizza

Little Caesars Pizza, known for its HOT-N-READY® pizza and famed Crazy Bread®, is the largest carry-out pizza chain in America and the fastest growing pizza chain in the world.* Named “Best Value in America”** for the sixth year in a row, Little Caesars products are made with quality ingredients, like fresh, never frozen, mozzarella and Muenster cheese, dough made fresh daily in the stores and sauce made from fresh California vine-ripened tomatoes.

For franchisee candidates, Little Caesars is rapidly expanding in prime markets including internationally, providing an opportunity for independence in a franchise system. In addition, Little Caesars offers strong brand awareness with one of the most recognized and appealing characters in the country, Little Caesar.

Little Caesars Pizza founders Michael and Marian Ilitch opened their first restaurant in Garden City, Michigan in 1959. In addition to Little Caesars Pizza, Michael and Marian Ilitch’s companies in the food, sports and entertainment industries include: the Detroit Red Wings, Olympia Entertainment, Olympia Development, Blue Line Foodservice Distribution, Champion Foods, Ilitch Holdings, Inc., Uptown Entertainment, Little Caesars Pizza Kit Fundraising Program, and a variety of venues within these entities. Michael Ilitch owns the Detroit Tigers. Marian Ilitch owns MotorCity Casino Hotel.

For more information about Little Caesars, visit www.LittleCaesars.com or call 1-800-553-5776.

*Fastest growing pizza chain in the world – based on net number of stores added 2008-2013.
** “Highest-Rated Chain – Value for the Money” based on a nationwide survey of quick-service restaurant consumers conducted by Sandelman & Associates, 2007- 2013.

www.LittleCaesars.com or call 1-800-553-5776.


EMBDC - January Ambassadors of the Month awards

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EMBDC Recognizes January Ambassadors of the Month
Meridian, MS - The East Mississippi Business Development Corporation (EMBDC) recently presented its January Ambassador of the Month awards to three very deserving participants. In first place was Derron Radcliff with MSU Riley Center, second place went to Mary Atterbarry, and third place was awarded to Lauren Pratt with MCC Workforce Development.
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.




First Christian Church ... 52nd Annual Kentucky Ham Meal

First Christian Church Meridian, MS

First Christian Church is having its 52nd Annual Kentucky Ham Meal on February 3rd and 4th. You’ll get Ham, Red Eye Gravy, homemade biscuits, preserves and Freshly Perked Coffee all prepared by church members. This celebration starts at 6:30 am till 1:30pm. Dinner is served from 5pm till 7pm. On Wednesday you’ll get a second chance to enjoy this scrupulous meal. By participating you’re benefiting several local agencies. Carry-Outs are available
For more information call 693-1425.




Meridian Main Street - Downtown Happenings - January 19th - 25th

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Downtown Happenings - January 19th - 25th ... Vol. lV No. 9

Monday, January 19, 2015

Meridian Main Street Will Be Closed Today in Honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Event: MLK Annual Parade
Location:Downtown Meridian
Time: 12pm
For More Information: Call 601.692.2752
The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade and Celebration committee presents the Annual Parade.

Event: YPM Monthly Meeting
Location:Rush Cafeteria
Time: 12pm
For More Information: Call 601.693.1306
YPM Meets in the Rush Cafeteria private dining room on the 3rd floor of the Ambulatory Building. There will be a Guest Speaker. Anyone interested in joining Young Professionals, is welcome to attend.

Event: Meridian Craft Beer Club
Location:The Brick House Bar & Grill
Time: 7pm - 8pm
For More Information: Call 601.286.3153
The Meridian Craft Beer Club meets and discusses a craft each week.

Event: Bo & The Show
Location:The Echo Lounge
Time: 9pm - 1am
For More Information: Call 601.938.7509
No Cover.

Event: The Membership Exhibit
MS Art Colony Fall Traveling Exhibit
Location:Meridian Museum of Art
Time: All Week
For More Information: Call 601.693.1501

Event:Dress Tie Special
Location:Sam's Fashion
Time: All Week
For More Information: Call 601.693.2731
All Dress Ties for 15.95!

Event: Close Out On Art Supplies
Location:Lucas Road
Time: All Week
For More Information: Call 601.483.0028
Half off all art supplies!

Event:Deals on Select Items
Location:Planters Supply
Time: All Week
For More Information: Call 601.693.2684
Deals on Red Seed Potatoes, Fruit Trees, English Peas, and Dog Treats!

Event: Security Camera Deals
Location:Hooper Electric Supply Co.
Time: All Week
For More Information: Call 601.693.2715

Event:Long Sleeve Uniform Special
Location:The Liberty Shop
Time: All Week
For More Information: Call 601.693.5331
Now in Progress, Long Sleeve Uniforms for 99.99!

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

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

Tuesday, January 20, 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: Ladies Night/Karaoke
Location: The Brick House Bar & Grill
Time: 5:00pm - 11:30pm
For More Information: Call 601.286.3153
Local Live Music!

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

Event: Identity Crisis
Location:The Echo Lounge
Time: 9pm - 1am
For More Information: Call 601.938.7509
No Cover.

Wednesday, January 21, 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:The Brick House Bar & Grill
Time: 8pm - 11:30pm
For More Information: Call 601.286.3153

Event: Chad Peavy
Location:The Echo Lounge
Time: 9pm - 1am
For More Information: Call 601.938.7509
No Cover.

Thursday, January 22, 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: Scott Albert Johnson
Location: The Brick House Bar & Grill
Time: 8:00pm - 12:00am
For More Information: Call 601.286.3153
Admission $5.

Event: Dance Night
Location:Rhythm & Brews
Time: 8pm - 2am
For More Information: Call 601.282.5608
18 to get in, 21 to drink

Event: JJ Hottrick
Location:The Echo Lounge
Time: 9pm - 1am
For More Information: Call 601.938.7509

Event: Jason Gardner
Location:Weidmann's
Time: 8pm
For More Information: Call 601.581.5770
Happy Hour 4pm -7pm.

Friday, January 23, 2015

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

Event: Shootin' and Scootin' Club
Location: The Brick House Bar & Grill
Time: 5:30pm - 8:30pm
For More Information: Call 601.286.3153
see website for details.

Event:Dance Night
Location:Rhythm & Brews
Time: 8pm - 2am
For More Information:Call 601.282.5608
18 to get in, 21 to drink

Event: Jason Gardner
Location:Weidmann's
Time: 9pm
For More Information: Call 601.581.5770
Happy Hour 4pm -7pm.

Event: All Around Hounds
Location: The Brick House Bar & Grill
Time: 9:00pm - 1:00am
For More Information: Call 601.286.3153
$5 Admission.

Event: Southern Drive
Location:The Echo Lounge
Time: 9:30pm - 2am
For More Information: Call 601.938.7509

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, January 24, 2015

Event: Meridian Symphony Orchestra
Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto
Location:MSU Riley Center
Time: 6pm - 9pm
For More Information: Call 601.693.2224
$35.00 General Admission $30.00 Active Military $10.00 Retired Military/Student (any age)

Event: Curtis Shumate
Location: The Brick House Bar & Grill
Time: 9:00pm - 1:00am
For More Information: Call 601.286.3153

Event: Jason Gardner
Location:Weidmann's
Time: 9pm
For More Information: Call 601.581.5770
Happy Hour 4pm -7pm.

Event: Leggs Brown Band
Location:The Echo Lounge
Time: 9:30pm - 2am
For More Information: Call 601.938.7509

Event:U.S.
Location:Rhythm & Brews
Time: 10:30pm - 2am
For More Information: Call 601.282.5608
$10 Cover Charge

Sunday, January 25, 2015

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

Event: Open Mic Night
Location: The Brick House Bar & Grill
Time: 4pm - 9pm
For More Information: Call 601.286.3153

Event: Bo & The Show
Location:The Echo Lounge
Time: 9pm - 1am
For More Information: Call 601.938.7509
No Cover.

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




Wesley United Methodist Church - Annual Chili Cook-off

Wesley United Methodist Church ... across from the Wesley House Meridian, MS
Wesley's Annual Chili Cook-off
Date(s): 2/7/2015
11:00am-1:00pm
Wesley United Methodist Church
Wesley's Annual Chili Cook-off.
Wesley United Methodist Church (across from the Wesley House) will have it's annual chili cook-off on Saturday February 7th from 11:00-1:00.
If you would like to enter a pot of chili please have it at the church by 10:00 a.m. Judging will begin at 10:30. The cost of a bowl of chili with all the trimmings will be $6.00. If you have any questions phone Rev. Pam Randall at 601-479-1134. Hope to see you there!




East Mississippi Baptist State Convention - Installation Service ...

First Union Missionary Baptist Church 610-38th Avenue Meridian, Mississippi
The East Mississippi Baptist State Convention will hold the Installation Service for the newly elected President, Rev. Willie E. Jones and the entire Official Staff of Officers on Saturday, February 6, 2015 @ 7:00 PM, at the Historic First Union Missionary Baptist Church, located at 610-38th Avenue, Meridian, Mississippi. The Installation Speaker will be Former President, Rev. Dr. William C. Brown, Pastor of the Fifth Street Missionary Baptist Church, Meridian, Mississippi. The Official Oath of Office will be led by Immediate Past President, Rev. Carlos Wilson.
On Saturday, February 7, 2015 beginning at 9:00A.M. the Official Mid Winter Board Meeting will convene with President Willie E. Jones, Presiding.
For more information, please contact 601-604-6846.
Rev. Willie E. Jones, President
Rev. Ecclesiastes Goodwin, General Secretary




MLK Program

Livingston Community Center
Mayor Tom Tartt and Council Members of the City of Livingston will hold a Commemorating the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. program on Sunday, January 18, 2015 at 2:30 p.m.
The program will be held at the Livingston Community Center. Reverend Jimmy Johnson will be the guest speaker for the occasion. The Men of Freedom of Birmingham will render the music.


Sanquenetta Thompson
Division of Outreach Services
University of West Alabama
Station 35
Livingston, AL 35470
(205) 652-3408
Fax: (205) 652-3516




Special Needs Livestock Show

Clarke County Extension Service Office and Multi-Purpose Building located at 101 Westwood Avenue in Quitman, MS.
Each year Clarke County 4-H hosts a special needs livestock show in which special needs students in the community partner with able bodied 4-H livestock exhibitors to show a hog in our county livestock show. This year's event is scheduled for Friday, January 23 at 10:00am.

The show is judged each year by a "celebrity judge" and in year's past WTOK has been gracious enough to send news celebrities to serve as our judges. (Brian Hutton, Jr in 2012 and Deana Day in 2014).

United States Congressman Greg Harper has graciously accepted our invitation to serve as this year's celebrity judge. He will also be the guest speaker at the Clarke County Chamber of Commerce Banquet later that evening.

The Congressman is a big advocate for children with special needs and has a huge heart for "special" kids. We are excited to have him join us for our special needs livestock show which was featured nationally on Farmweek last year. We feel that his presence at our event is newsworthy and wanted to make you aware of it.

Again, that special needs livestock show will take place on Friday, January 23 at 10:00am at the Clarke County Extension Service Office and Multi-Purpose Building located at 101 Westwood Avenue in Quitman, MS. Should you have any questions or need any further information, please feel free to contact me. You will find contact information below.
-Christy King

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Christy King
Extension Agent
County Coordinator/ANR/4-H
Clarke County Extension Service
P.O. Box 109
Quitman, MS 39355
601-776-3951 Office
601-776-1023 Fax
601-604-5964 Cell





The Young Professionals of Meridian announce 59Twenty Music Fest Lineup

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The Young Professionals of Meridian ....
We are pleased to announce our 2015 59Twenty Music Festival Lineup!!
Tickets are officially on sale! $20 in advance, $30 day of event.
http://59twentymusicfestival.bpt.me/

On The Main Stage
The Wailers
Drivin N Cryin
Black Pistol Fire
Old Southwest

On The Local Stage
The Mississippi Shakedown
Storage 24

Please join us for a great day of music and fun in downtown Meridian
while benefiting a great cause in theCare Lodge Domestic Abuse Shelter!





Anderson Regional Medical Center ... kicks off Heart Month with a Go Red

MSU Riley Center Downtown Meridian, MS
Join Anderson Regional Medical Center and American Heart Association as they kick off Heart Month with a Go Red Event on Friday, February 6th from 10am-1pm at the MSU Riley Center. Attendees will learn about heart health from Dr. Jennifer Rodriguez, as well as stress relief, exercise, healthy cooking tips and more! The event includes lunch and a special fashion show featuring local survivors. Tickets are $25. Call 601-321-1209 to reserve your spot today

Ann Weddington
Marketing

Anderson Regional Medical Center
2124 14th Street
Meridian, MS 39301
W 601-553-6894
F 601-553-6144
E aweddington@andersonregional.org

www.andersonregional.org



Race for the Future 5k Run, 2 mile Walk and 1 Mile Fun Run

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The Meridian Public School District will host its first annual Race for the Future 5k Run, 2 mile Walk and 1 Mile Fun Run on Saturday January 17th. Would you please annouce this event and also inform viewers that registration can be done online at www.time2run.net. Participants who pre-registered can pick up their race bibs and materials on Friday January 16th from 4 to 6 at the 9th grade building on MHS campus.




MLK Service at NAS Meridian

On Board NAS Meridian
ANNUAL DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.
COMMEMORATIVE SERVICE SET FOR FRIDAY
ON BOARD NAS MERIDIAN


Naval Air Station Meridian will host its annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Service on Friday, Jan. 16, beginning at 10 a.m. The program will have special music, scripture readings and more. Colors will be performed by the NJROTC unit from Northeast High School.
The keynote speaker will be City of Meridian Mayor Percy Bland.
For the past 31 years our nation has remembered and honored the tremendous accomplishments and sacrifices of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. His wife, Mrs. Coretta Scott King, once described the meaning of the holiday: "We commemorate Dr. King's inspiring words, because his voice and his vision filled a great void in our nation, and answered our collective longing to become a country that truly lived by its noblest principles. Yet, Dr. King knew that it wasn't enough just to talk the talk, that he had to walk the walk for his words to be credible. And so we commemorate on this holiday the man of action, who put his life on the line for freedom and justice every day, the man who braved threats and jail and beatings and who ultimately paid the highest price to make democracy a reality for all Americans."
In 1994 Congress designated the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. federal holiday as a National Day of Service, the only federal holiday observed in this way. It is part of United We Serve, the president's national call to service initiative that encourages Americans from all walks of life to work together to provide solutions to social problems.
Dr. King once said: "All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence." Volunteerism remains a vibrant part of our nation's fabric, enriching both our communities and those who serve.


PLEASE PLAN TO BE APPROACHING THE FRONT GATE NO LATER THAN 9:40 A.M. YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO PARK ADJACENT TO THE PASS & ID BUILDING AT THE FRONT GATE AND THEN BE TRANSPORTED VIA GOVERNMENT VEHICLE TO THE CEREMONY.




LOVE PROGRAM

Good Samaritan Church of God 106 Bolden Street Union, MS
LOVE PROGRAM
There will be a love program for the honorable Bishop Bennie L. Viverette on Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. at the Good Samaritan Church of God located on 106 Bolden St. in Union, MS. Choirs, groups, male chorus, and soloists are welcome to participate. For more info call 601-774-5161 or 601-678-5721.




Fall Honor Roll at JCJC Announced

Jones County Junior College
Fall Honor Roll at JCJC Announced

ELLISVILLE -Jones County Junior College has announced the 2014 fall 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 Honor Roll
Fall 2014

Grovetown, Georgia: Jacob Dale Stringer.
Amite, Louisiana: Robert Shane Abernathy.

Clarke Heidelberg: Emily Kay Harwell.
Clarke Quitman: Kallie Lynn Belcher, Patrick Dashawn Henry, Joshua DaShawn Robinson and Jonathan
Tyler Turner.
Clarke Stonewall: Katelyn Tori Dew.
Covington Collins: Kristin Lenora Carter, Karlie Blake Hart, Alexander William Lott and Arda'Sha Ariel Moody.
Covington Mount Olive: Denzel Xavier Edwards, Mary Baylea Powell and Allison Denise Rutland.
Covington Seminary: Brandon Hosea Atwood and Brandon Charles Carter.
Covington Sumrall: Sabrina Nicole Peterson.
Forrest Hattiesburg: Jacob Nathaniel Billingsley, Alicia Edell Brooks, Ashley Lynne Green, Kirsten Alayna
Groome, Robert Aaron Johnson, India Selena Kohli, Amanda Leigh McRaney, Stephen Goyer Rogers, Natalie Beth Seales, Auston Jacob Simpson and Rajanece Breanna Steele.
Forrest Petal: Krystal DaSharon Brown, Connor Joseph Chancellor, Meagan Katherine Clatworthy, Christopher Leon DeBolt, Tori Regina Douglas, David Landell Holmes Jr., Rachel Olivia Manning, Andreona Rachelle McLaurin, James Cory Moree, Adrian Romero, Jane Ann Stansell, Callie Lorraine
Stephens, Joseph Richard Tullos, Seth Timothy Walters and Kenneth Alan White.
Greene Leakesville: Mary Sharlene McCoy, Kaelin Alexander Moore, James Matthew Smith and Joseph Michael Storment.
Greene Lucedale: Jaina Braylon Brockaway and Anndra Marissa Havard.
Greene McLain: Alvin Bryan Green and Sarina Murry.
Greene Neely: Joseph Montgomery Denmark.
Greene Richton: Lindsey Lauren Byrd and Jason Paul Lambert.
Greene State Line: Sabrina Faye Strickland.
Hancock Kiln: Morgan Elizabeth Adam.
Hancock Waveland: James Patrick Ponder.
Harrison Biloxi: Bridgette Rochelle Wagner.
Harrison Gulfport: Steven Craig Ingram, Jordan Alexander Jones, Toronzo Jamel McInnis and Heather
Christine Nance.
Harrison Long Beach: Reagan Elizabeth Ladner.
Hinds Byram: Tyler McKaylen Harless.
Hinds Terry: Charitei Stehene' Anderson.
Jackson Ocean Springs: Jhadia Adajha Harris.
Jasper Bay Springs: Robert Sean McCary.
Jasper Laurel: Pamela Marie Brady and Andrew Lewis Harris.
Jasper Louin: LaDonavan Kryshun Halton.
Jasper Paulding: Leeza Lanee Ducksworth.
Jasper Stringer: George Douglas Dominguez.
Jasper Vossburg: Raven Caroline Chancellor.
Jefferson Davis Prentiss: Lisa Adelynn McNeil and Brady Chaz Boleware.
Jones Ellisville: Lacey Marie Ainsworth, Penny Cash Aultman, Trenton Wayne Black, Courtney Lynn Creel, Erin MiKaylan Ezell, Sherry Shaffer Farmer, Nathan Daniel Farrell, Christopher Shane Jackson, Thomas Kirk Johnson, Josiah Da-ren Lim, Ashton Marie Miller, Ashleigh Lauren Patten, William Matthew Poole, Martin Berlie Spell, David Lee Stewart, Jami Leigh Taylor, Rachel Marie Wade, Jeffery Lee Williams and Kendra Michelle Wilson.
Jones Heidelberg: James Anthony Sherman.
Jones Laurel: JoDanna Maria Bell, Illisia Marie Breazeale, Bridgett Alexis Byrd, Joseph Preston Cooley,
Karmon Nicole Davis, Alyssa Christine DiMauro, Justin Aaron Drasher, Lauryn Elizabeth Easley, Joshua Wright Fisher; James Wesley Herring, Vanita Xantae Hosey, Anna Bethel Houston, Alison Jaclyn Jenkins, Josiah David Jones, Brittany Elizabeth Lee, Marianna Gayle Lunsford, Amy Savannah Lyon, Karlie Jeanine Matthews, Jarrett Demas McCann, William Jackson McFarland, Lindsay Michelle Miller, Aubrey Nicole Parker, Harley Dawn Perdue, James William Pistole, Billy Joe Pitts, Jessica Mavis Rogers, Timothy Austin Rozek, Ryan Anthony Shoemake, Jordan Alexandra Simmons, Katelyn Joy Smith, Gabriella Marie Watson, Thomas Patrick Watson, Leslie Jeanine Weaver, Kami Purvis Welch, Breanna Grace Williams, Benjamin Caleb Wilson, Matthew Evan Wilson, William Paul Wittman and Kirsten Young.
Jones Moselle: Hailey Lauren Ishee, Blake Joseph McAdams, Dennis Christian McWilliams and Katie
Breanne Nelson.
Jones Ovett: Taylor Allen Byrd, Landon Blake James, Benjamin Charles Mace, Deana Louise Nichols and Rachel Victoria Tucker.
Jones Richton: British Ileana McKenith.
Jones Sandersville: Christen N Leggett.
Jones Soso: Ethan Garret Davis, Geoffrey Charles Grayson and Ashley Nicole Hite.
Lafayette Oxford: Thedford James Hollis.
Lamar Hattiesburg: Kyle Thomas Arnold, Kylie Ann Bohannon, Emily Anne Cade, Sasha Chanell Coyle,
Daniel Justin Harris, Ariana Luce Harrison, Kristen Jarnae Hollingsworth, Lauren Elizabeth Lott, Scott Howard Martin, Tashara Danielle McGee, Hunter Keith Miller, Krishna Dilip Patel and Denice Renee
Pearson.
Lamar Lumberton: Sierra Lee Ann Holmes.
Lamar Purvis: Jenna Allyn Hauk, Ashley Danielle McArthur and Brittany Mashea Whiddon.
Lamar Sumrall: Heather Lynn Carter, David Rae Hobold, Nathaniel Cade Parsons, Dustin Keith Russell and
Andrew Taylor Thrash.
Lauderdale Meridian: Mason Lou Allen Irby and Rimen Brar Singh.
Lawrence Jayess: Lauren Elaine Halase.
Lowndes Columbus: Lauren Elizabeth Holifield.
Marion Columbia: Emily Renee Hill.
Marion Sandy Hook: Alicia Monet Harris.
Panola Batesville: Taylor Everette Karr.
Pearl River Lumberton: Sylvia Dawn Flowers.
Perry Beaumont: Garth Alexander Breland and Amanda L Johnson.
Perry New Augusta: Christina Lavonne Mixon.
Perry Petal: Devin Lee Travis.
Perry Richton: Keely Shaye Beasley, Tina Marie Breland, Lauren Taylor Carpenter, Connor Allan Dolbear, Erica Elizabeth Giadrosich, Linton S Koch, Katie Lauren Pittman, Jacqulyn DeLainey Smith and Eules Claude Williams.
Pike McComb: Pennie Marie Frith.
Pontotoc Pontotoc: Anna Marie Mills.
Rankin Brandon: Emily Ashlyn Moore.
Rankin Florence: Joshua Phillip Hester and Thomas Luke Sims.
Rankin Pelahatchie: Jordan Elizabeth Graves and Bailey Ann Miller.
Rankin Richland: Seth Davis Nash.
Scott Morton: Lauren Gabriel Sanders.
Simpson Magee: James Charles Fuller.
Simpson Mendenhall: Rachel Suzanne Boling and Ashley Brooke Williamson.
Simpson Pinola: Damascus Luvell Sterling.
Smith Bay Springs: Kelsey Elizabeth Martin.
Smith Mize: Makayla LeAnn Bavido, Destiny Lynn Hux, Matthew Chase Roberts and Kaitlyn Nicole Sullivan.
Smith Mount Olive: Courtney Nicole Robbins.
Smith Raleigh: James M Arender, Steven James Craft, Chandler Dianne Hardin, Robin Dianne Hardin, Jared
Dewayne Revette, Jennifer Nicole Sheffield, Lee Taylor Sullivan and Lakin DanRielle Thornton.
Smith Taylorsville: Connor Dewayne Atwood.
Walthall Tylertown: Cameron Edward Crawford.
Warren Vicksburg: Virginia-leigh Donohue.
Wayne Buckatunna: Kensey Lee Jordan.
Wayne Clara: Kaitlyn Nicole Freeman.
Wayne Waynesboro: Madison LeAnn Allbrooks, Kayla Nichole Bishop, Tracey Carol Bonner, Rhonda Karen Brown, Alyssa Deione Cochran, Brittany Renee Franks, Ashley Danielle Green, Jordynne Alexis Rose Grimes, Kiana De'Marius McFadden, Kameron Lavelle Nugent, Andreanna Shanae Rankin.


JCJC Honor Roll Dean’s List Fall 2014

Hoover, Alabama: Jamal Akeem Lucas.
Amite, Louisiana: Rhase Bond Riggins and Rhett Earl Riggins.
Covington, Louisiana: Kimberly Ann Nilsson and Shelby Alexis Rome.
Franklin, Louisiana: Kaitlyn Amber Kennedy.
Lake Charles, Louisiana: Rebecca Ann Monceaux.
Humboldt, Tennessee: Chase Fulton Hensley.
Georgetown, Texas: Kayleigh Grace Williams.

Carroll Carrollton: Haley Melaine Morgan.
Clarke Enterprise: Christian BreeAnne Miller.
Clarke Quitman: Hannah Elizabeth Hampton, Hannah Elizabeth Harlan, Micah Lauren Herrin-Hinrichsen and Memory Daniell Morris.
Clarke Stonewall: Bethany Paige Rivers.
Copiah Crystal Springs: Ashlyn Georgia Gaddy and Caitlyn Suzanne Gaddy.
Covington Collins: Dustin Carl Allen, Faith Marie Anderson, Edwind Jamal Blackwell, Chrissy Marie Casey, Dillon Wade Chain, Matthew Dwain Cross, Bianca Alexxandra Edwards, Yasmine Sha'neca Fairley, Kathryn Connie Friedman, Julie Renee Hall, Katelyn Dawn Harvey, Jacob Brody Keys, Alyson Leann Knight, Amiee Cheryre Knight, Amber Marie Little, Jalyn La'Prestiana Lockhart, Alexandra Kelly Phillips, Brandi Alexis-Monet Pittman, Suzanna Marie Salinas, Alyssa Gale Sanford, Laken Olivia Sanford, Dillen Tamaise Starr, Abby Elizabeth Stringer, Amber Diann Stuart and Erica Dianne Wylie.
Covington Mount Olive: Mindy Renee Dennis, Me'lea Yasmeen Johnson, Taylor Ann Sasser, Marisa Nell
Daniel, Olive Cory Arron Ellis, Tyler Devin Jenkins, Katlin Hope Lack and Ryan David Sanford.
Covington Seminary: Hannah Marie Kelly, Allysia LeAnn Broome, Austin Wayne Davis, Angelyn Tempe
Easterling, Richard Nathan Knotts and Kristen Marie Thompson.
Covington Sumrall: Aaron Wesley Ward.
Forrest Hattiesburg: Sara Katherine Anger, Madalyn McNeel Beckham, Meagan Leanne Blackwell, Keyanna Untrell Booth, Jason Brooks Byrd, Ronald Blake Crawford, Desirae Rashun Fairley, Sara Elise Foster, Blythe Leighton Griffin, Phadre Yvonne Hocker, Stephanie Marie Horton, Ian Aaron Hubble, Emily Claire James, Harlan Michael Mapp, Mark Hudson O'Neal, Cheyenne Palmer, Adam Lee Rigney, James Michael Sheasby, Daniel Cole Stadalis, Bethany Anne Stewart, Tishara Renee Thomas, Michael Austin Tucker, Perry Lee Wade and Michael Isaac Wilson.
Forrest Petal: Laurence Gerald Barhum, Bethany Jane Barnes, Adonis Enrique Berdion Ayala, Kayla Dianne
Broome, Jolonda Cheron Clay, Brenda Baquie Hegwood, William C Hoang, Shane Jerel Hochstetler,
Karen Anne Kennedy, Marcus Bradley Massioni, Clayton Taylor Mikell, Cody Michael Mims, Joseph Allen Rider, Jacob Myles Rollin, Amanda Ortego Rowley, Kayla Cheree Sledge, Darrah Michelle Smith, Melanie Kristen Soldinie, Krissy Lynn Stutts and Fredrick WR Woodruff.
George Lucedale: April Nicole Ackeret, Elise Jensen Bowie, Geneva Ellyn Catlett, Macy Cristine Rogers,
Leah Suzanne Smith, Rayna Kaye Strickland and Mitchel Colby Summers.
Greene Leakesville: Emily Reve' Batley, Melissa Dial Clark, Cody Lee Courtney, Audrey Noel Gibson, Caitlin Gaberielle Harvison, George Daulton McDonald, Bridgette Ashley McLain, Abbie Elouise
Moreno, Chad Llewellyn Sharp and Kayla Joann Williams.
Greene McLain: Terron Tyshun Brown.
Greene Neely: Leah Danielle Dueitt and Brandy Deanna Jenkins.
Greene Richton: Amanda Renee Arnold, Mason Lee Brewer, Samantha Carolina Lassiter, James Christopher
Turner and Meka Ann White.
Greene State Line: Paige Elizabeth Crager, Rheygen Chantell Moody, Jamie Ray Parnell and Stephanie
Suzanne Parnell.
Hancock Bay Saint Louis: Courtney Jade Miller, Meghan Leigh Beaugez and Nathan Daniels Lambeth.
Hancock Diamondhead: William Richard Justice Hazen and Jared Layton Lal.
Hancock Waveland: Ashley Marie Corr, Kendall Jon Island and Erubiel Alejandro Sandoval Araiza.
Harrison Gulfport: Karla Yadira Santiago and William Coten Wales.
Harrison Long Beach: Savannah Jill Scafide.
Harrison Saucier: Kirstin Briana Woods.
Hinds Clinton: Veronica Elizabeth Walker.
Hinds Jackson: Toni Vontrell Leverette, Scott Hamkari Martin and Mickel Jared McCann.
Jackson Gautier: Bryce Vaughn Kinzer and Gabrielle Idalis Scott.
Jackson Moss Point: Shelby Lawson Nelson.
Jasper Bay Springs: Logan Kyndall James, Mallory Ann Odom, Morgan Brianne Smith and Shayn Donovan Wardrop.
Jasper Heidelberg: Hope Elizabeth Beard, Brittny Kristen Belding, Charles Edward Darty, Nakiba Kyelia Harkless, Jasmine Shaunte' Jones, Keandra Nicole Lindsey, Annie Marie Shirley and Tameia Natasjia Singleton.
Jasper Laurel: Justin Ra'Shad Moody and Dustin J Rayner.
Jasper Paulding: Roshita LaDream Gates.
Jasper Raleigh: Rebekah LeAnne Sullivan.
Jasper Stringer: Stormy Cheyenne Boyanton, Leslie Susanne Conerly, Kaden Thomas Dale, Michael Jason Gambrell and Kolton McCarty.
Jasper Vossburg: Courtney Lasha Darby and Precious Monique Strickland.
Jefferson Prentiss: Macon Cortez Holliman.
Jefferson Davis Bassfield: Hannah Kate Hathorn, Jacob Lee Jackson and Joel Phillip Wambolt.
Jefferson Davis Prentiss: Ashley Noelle Graves, Malcolm Jamal Gray and Louis Charles Martin.
Jones Ellisville: Abbey Dale Adams, Edwin Van Alford, Haley Renee Biglane, Zachary Austin Biglane, Germecca Charteka Bolton, William Alan Boot, Malcolm L Bounds, Savannah Lee Boswell, Hunter Lamar Carpenter, James Christopher Cooley, Adreana Lakera Crosby, David Jacob Driskell, Michael Paul Ellzey, Kaylie Suzanne Flynt, Jennifer Marianna Glaze, Aaron Maxwell Hall, Elizabeth Enochs Herring, Lea Crosby Jefcoat, Mary Kathryn Landrum, Jacob Scott Lightsey, Amanda Redditt Looney, Tylexis Ariel Martin, Pamela G McDonald, Dallas Alis McKinnon, Jordan Olivia Niezgoda, Priya Dilip Patel, Sunny Navin Patel, Austin Allen Perkins, Brandi Jessica Powe, Jessica Monique Rice, Sabrina Claire Rounsaville, Clinton Thomas Sasser, Lauren Emilee Shows, Sara Elizabeth Stevens, Jessica Leigh Sullivan, Alden Jae Swindle, Luke Lowery Tucker, Cassidy Nicole Ulmer, Haley Brianna Wansley and Chris Norman Wallace.
Jones Hattiesburg: Shelby Leigh Gilliland and Ashley Elizabeth Martinolich.
Jones Heidelberg: Aubrey Suzanne Nickey.
Jones Laurel: Jeremy Arkel Arrington, Emily Kranz Bedwell, Jeffrey Douglas Broome, Keundreiah Wa'ne Burns, Elizabeth Ann Busby, Molly Marie Chandler, Crystal Louise Cole Mackey, Adrienne Kenise Cook, Jake Zachary Crews, Ashley Marie Dickerson, Sydney Nicole Dickerson, Hunter Analisa Eady, Cassie Marie Ezzell, William Robert Farquhar, Callen Mackenzie Gibson, Megan Colleen Grafton, Kayla Tianda Harper, Shawna Ann Herron, Haley DaSha Hertenstein, Jonathon David Hicks, Victoria Renae Hodge, Chynna Jordan Holifield, Cassia Joy Hosey, Benjamin Garrett Howse, Lisa Anne Hunter, Shelby Reese Ishee, Tarriq Husam Kanan, Kiana Sharell Keys, Alexis Michelle King, William Carl Lyon, Jatari Dontae McCann, Marisha Chandria McClendon, Collin Tyler McCraw, Lacey Michelle McLain, Lydia Noelle Myers, Haleigh Lauren Nichols, Ricci Renaldo Page, Kadie Nicole Parker, Disha Bharat Patel, Cody Ryan Patrick, Daphney Danyelle Pickering, Adam Dean Poore, Karleen Danielle Randol, Pertina Lasalle Roberson, Taylor Lynn Sanders, Eryn LeAnn Sanderson, Patrick Lee Scoggin, Cristina Lucerito Serrano, Jaliza Minnette Simmons, Ashley Brianna Smith, Forrest Alton Smith, Katelyn Danielle Smith, Madison Kate Smith, Morgan Elizabeth Smith, Kasey Reanee Tanner, Hanna Da'Shae Tolbert, Charles Guy Turner, Dalton Adam Voge, Tabitha Jo Flora Wade, Luke Baker Waggoner, Chikaylla Dejone Hearn Walker, Dalton Cade Webb, Jared Keith West, Lauren Elizabeth Williams, Sara Elizabeth Williams, Hunter Ashton Windham and Ian Andrew Yelverton.
Jones Moselle: Kellie Dianne Nelson.
Jones Ovett: Erica Faye Adams, Miranda Leighann Beesley, Desirae Jeanette Brown, Andrew James
Hargrove, Anna Kaitlyn Hinton, Jamie Randal Sauls, Madalyn Raine Walters, Brooke Erin West and Brianna Hope Woodward.
Jones Sandersville: Erin Elise Jordan, Britney E Kelley and Charmayne Laroze Walker.
Jones Soso: Somer M'Leigh Anderson, Summer Nicole DeLoach, Kasey Joy Gavin, Kaitlyn Danielle Hite, Haven Karlana Ishee, Devonte TaBorise Jones, Chantal Lewis, Aleena Morgan Powell, Kelsey Cheyenne Quarles and Ross Graham Thompson.
Jones Taylorsville: Mashayla Chauntell Harper, Janetta Dovanna McCullum and Sammie Lenar McDonald.
Lamar Hattiesburg: Cruise Allen Beeding, Shanice Tatiana Bolton, Jansen Keith Bounds, Matthew Aaron Burgess, Nicholas Daniel Canner, Zachary Michael Culpepper, Leiloni Lynn Davenport, Eden Danielle Dearman, Jawanna Mon'ae Evans, William Aultman Folkes, Lindsey Allison Garrity, Undrea Le'Anna Harris, Nicole Lynda Hebert, Tyler Glenn Henry, Santana Wenter Jackson, Rebecca Joy Kahler, Victor William Merritt, Sarah Jane Murdock, Kayla Marie Phipps, Kaci Alicyn Raimey, AJ Thomas Robinson, Clayton Dean Rowley, Shaun Ashby Royer, Tanner Scott Shutze, Clifton Allen Tice, Aaron Robert Turner and Mercedes Alexia Vines.
Lamar Purvis: Noel Chandler Bell, Crystal Lynn Jones, Jonathan Michael Jones, Taylor Hayden Long, Rachel Viola Raynes and Rebecca Gail Turner.
Lamar Sumrall: Hannah Marae Boyte, Robert Matthew Breland, Timothy Matthew Cooper, Jessica Shelby
Foster, Lisa Marie Guy, Michael Alan Mann, Ann Marie Norris and Nicholas David Underwood.
Lawrence Monticello: Hunter Garrett Stephens.
Lawrence Silver Creek: Dana Nicole Baker.
Lee Saltillo: Anna Claire Price.
Lincoln Bogue Chitto: Quenetta Donishia Wilson.
Madison Madison: William Christopher Morgan and Bailey Nicole Stokes.
Marion Columbia: Megan Chantel Peters, Tyler Matthew Sanders, Jenna Denise Smith, Kyle Gage Smith, D'Andre Darrell Watts and Courtney Renee White.
Marion Kokomo: Danita Daichon Stevenson and Robert Dale Warner.
Marshall Waterford: Joshua Guy Keel.
Newton Newton: Brandon Joseph Ellis.
Noxubee Brooksville: Javoris Montez Glenn.
Oktibbeha Starkville: Carolina Summer Berryhill.
Pearl River Poplarville: Emetric Jamil Fells.
Perry Beaumont: Katelyn Danielle Seeley.
Perry Petal: Julie Linh Nguyen and Kristina Lynn Travis.
Perry Richton: Taylor Danielle Breland, Lyric Ailiyah Brown, Jered Russel Creel, Abbagail Cheyanne
Edwards, Ryan Ellis Finley and Adam Reece Wigley.
Pike McComb: Dorian Venice Felder and Eniaya Janeise Leonard.
Rankin Brandon: Caycee Lynn Sumrall.
Rankin Florence: Dalton Layne Middleton, Savannah Cheyenne Raines and Lindy Lee Tabor.
Rankin Pearl: Randa Katherine Amason, Parris Jade Ladner and Joshua Taylor Wilson.
Scott Forest: Stephen Tyler Woods.
Scott Lena: Phillip Michael Parker.
Scott Morton: Christyna Noel Mangum.
Simpson Magee: Jacob Mark Brown, Hanna Nicole Lester, Alison Nicole Padgett, Robert Walton Prince, Cady Nicole Smith and Joanna Catherine Word.
Simpson Mendenhall: Tarena Michelle Marshall and Kaci Danielle Powell.
Simpson New Hebron: Eric Christopher Welch.
Smith Bay Springs: Austin Luke Cargile.
Smith Forest: Morgan Brittany Cora.
Smith Louin: Jessica Machelle Moore and Alexis Dominique Rambo.
Smith Mize: Abigail Reid Kennedy and Brandon Reid Stringer.
Smith Morton: Vincent David Buffington.
Smith Pulaski: Carrie Lee Harrison.
Smith Raleigh: Haley Leeanne Middleton, Roslyn Nico Miller and Jacob Marcus Sims.
Smith Taylorsville: Shanakan Lashey Barnes, Carrie C Bass, Ashleigh Marie Blakeney, Michael Robertson
Coats, April Littieanna Hall, Lukas Thomas Ishee, Jeremy Phillip Skinner, Joshua Charles Vowell and Terri Clarice Wilson.
Stone Lumberton: Thomas Tyson Parker.
Stone Perkinston: Traci Andrae Monroe.
Stone Wiggins: Reese Keeling Sloan and Trinity Paige Williams.
Warren Vicksburg: Kristen Elizabeth Buchanan.
Wayne Buckatunna: Victoria Hope Smith.
Wayne Clara: Donald Gray Utsey.
Wayne Richton: Naomi Jenise Clark and Brandy Rae Nicholson.
Wayne Shubuta: Susan Lola Beasley.
Wayne State Line: Taylor Paige Cartwright, Bridgette Lynn Gardner, Skyler Hope McLain and Kailey
Breanna Scarbrough.
Wayne Waynesboro: Maegan Danielle Beech, Sharniece Verday Chambers, Treston Wayne Cochran,
Alexa Blake Deas, Madison Brittany Freeman, Trenton Douglas Freeman, Kayla Michelle Gordon, Shaquavous On'Yale Harris, Logan Skylar Holyfield, Cecil Scott Miller, Ashley Nicole Mills, Gary Rashaan Myers, Michael Cade Owen, Jabe Andrew Powe, Rachel Amelia Reynolds, Abby Marie Trigg, Brandon Robert West, Bryce Taylor West, Breanna Nicole Whitfield, James Thomas Williams.
Wilkinson Woodville: Jennifer Dawn Chaffin.
Winston Louisville: William Austin Baskin.

JCJC Faculty List Honor Roll Fall 2014

Mobile, Alabama: Isha Nicole Williams.
Mandeville, Louisiana: Dylan Michael Manichia and Tyler Jeffrey Schwaner.
Slidell, Louisiana: Hayley Elise Pichon.
Rosedale, New York: Kiana Mona Morgan.
Sheyenne, North Dakota: Derek Hugh Duckworth.
Harker Heights, Texas: Kyla Elizabeth Welch.

Adams Natchez: Alexius Cherie Coley, Christopher Dee Daniels, Kiera Michelle Knight and Jacqueline Anne Owens.
Claiborne Hermanville: Aaron Jamal Bevily.
Clarke Meridian: Victoria Lea O'Quin, Sammi Jo Rich and James Hunter Riley.
Clarke Quitman: Elizabeth Chapell Burgess, April Kristine Lawson and Kristen Paige Parker.
Clarke Shubuta: Sabina Dansby Edwards.
Copiah Hazlehurst: Kenneth Rashad Taylor Coleman and Breanna Nicole Pruy.
Copiah Hermanville: Jimmie Davies Johnson.
Copiah Wesson: Javarious K Tanner.
Covington Collins: Reagan Gerald Arnold, Britany Nicole Childress, LeAngel Lashay Coleman, Devin Lamar
Crosby, Hannah M Dutton, Kaleb Morgan Easterling, Jaylon Howard Flowers, Michael Jerome Flowers, Alexander Paul Hall, Tristen Balee Hanegan, Kristin Rene' Harvey, Ceira Michelle Hayes, Roteisha Lashaunbria Hope, Amy Danielle Hosey, Candace Miaree Jones, Tiearra Shantale Jones, Cillmuriel Odessa La'nell Keys, Tremaine Lerrell Keys, Jarvis Curtis Payton, Brittany Renee Pegram, Stefani Danielle Pickering, Brianna Michelle Rials, Brittany Marie Riley, James Anthony Sharp, Ronnecia Quashanita Smith, Nolan Kyle Stapleton, Christy Michele Warren and Gustave Liola White.
Covington Mount Olive: Abagail Faith Burkes, Joshua Alexander Carr, Shenandoah Sterling Jackson, Jalisa
Franshun Keyes, Magadelyn Quantavia Pickering, Erin Hillary Walker and Ryan Edward Weston.
Covington Petal: Rachel Inez Watson.
Covington Seminary: Jarred Clint Ashley, Linda Taylor Cockrell, Joshua Lee Collins, Richard Lee Cothran, Austin Lane Gandy, Miles Alexander Graham, Brandon Marc Hand, Katelyn Nicole Herring, Colton
Scott Kendrick, Timber Josi Lott, Lydia M McCall, Anna Cathryn Sanford, Ronald James Smith, David Carlton Travis and Michael Tanner Windham.
Covington Sumrall: Marissa Faye Ciraco and Whitney DeAnna Clinton.
Covington Taylorsville: Kaci Anjoli Beasley and Maricus A Walker.
Desoto Southaven: Hailee Nicole Kolwyck.
Forrest Hattiesburg: Amara Asad, Mandy Renee Baker, Denisha Marie Bass, Floyd Ray Blakely, Madelaine
Beck Collins, Mason Alexander Cowart, Kelly O'Neal Creel, Raven Alexxis Cuyler, Kyrstin Necole
Dahmer, Lelland Montgomery Ducksworth, Charles Donald Funderburk, Joseph Burton Goff, Noah Thomas Gower, Lauren Elizabeth Howard, Mary Louise Johnson, Marsha Venitta Keys, Raven Sa'Rae Lee, Keila Joyce Mitchell, Juan Carlos Molina, Kalissa Monique Penry, Kaitlyn Lynette Son, Stephen Lamar Sweeney, Summer Leigh Tyson, Jatasha Lanae Walker, Ishica Mykittia Washington, Niesha Nicole West and Jermaine RoJohn Wright.
Forrest Lumberton: Kiersten Angelene Hickey.
Forrest Petal: Chase Ryland Barnes, Zachary Tyler Bowman, Katelynn Renee' Brock, Chasity Nicole
Buckley, Donavan Robert Carley, Patrick Rylee Culpepper, Anna Marie Dickinson, Robert Blake Dunn, Gregory Steven Dye, Tara Elizabeth Fisher, Melody Victoria Graves, Jonathon Maxwell Gunn, Tyler Fondshay Hamby, Jennifer Nichole Headley, Jenna Lynn Hegwood, Brittney Nichole Henley, Jacob Matthew Hiatt, Shelby Ann Hodge, Franki LaRae Hubbard, Kelly Grace Ingram, Michelle Spot Jaynes, Zachary Andrew Kizer, Garrett Ray Lancaster, Madison Olivia Magee, Kimberly Elaine Maliden, Tara Rachelle Massengale, Christandre Chardette McCaskill, Brandon Rayshod McInnis, Mary Ellen Mitchell, Josiah Lee Montague, Chelsea Jane Montgomery, Katie Allison Peoples, Janekia Shawntarious Peters, Justin Alexander Powell, Lauren Kate Raborn, Michael Andrew Rahaim, Monica Rowell Rawlins, Carlton David Reid, Ryan Lynn Rich, Jessica Elizabeth Rogers, Crystal Lee Ross, Lauren Danae Sheller, Jerrica Shy'nez Sims, Anna Blake Smith, Brannon Cade Smith, Hannah Renee Smith, Lexie Ann Swaim, Charlie Ga Tran, Dalton Grant Walley, Zadeya Ambre Ware and Crystal Lynn Watkins.
Forrest Purvis: Preston Lee Grover and Bradley Steven Marchal.
George Lucedale: Crystal Elizabeth Beech, John Daniel Mackenzie Goff, Jalissa Monique Hardy, Jacob Scott
McLeod, Juliana Leigh Rouse and Chaisley Katlyn Sargent.
Greene Beaumont: Austin Tyler Lee.
Greene Leakesville: Tierren De'Shannon Blakely, Lauren Elizabeth Box, Cody Alexander Brown, Jennifer Lynn Byrd, Laura Elizabeth Cooley, Brandon Warren Dixon, Taylor Olivia Fountain, Joseph Tyler Hand, Jacqueline Renee Holland, Trevor Anthony McCarty, Logan Conner Robbins, Ashley Marie Strickland, Ethan Mackenna Tribble, Perry Franklin Turner and Hayden Mark West.
Greene McLain: Reginald Shaquille Ball.
Greene Neely: Jeremy Brennan Dolbear and Hanna Noell McLendon.
Greene Richton: Taylor Meagan Adcock, Nikita Charanne Brewer, Carrie Alexandria Byrd, Jessica Sharay
Evans, Jonathan Marshall Henderson, Regan Ashley Nicholson, Harrison Ely Pitts, Robert Adam Smith and Lexus Caroline Watson.
Greene State Line: Kaitlyn Nicole Hovatter and Elizabeth Mennetta Nash.
Hancock Bay Saint Louis: Jacob Lee Moss, James Nathan Thompson IV, Zachary Gage Lafontaine, Morgan
Alexandra Kowalski, Jeffery Quade Stadalis and Brandon Joseph White.
Harrison Gulfport: Jared Michael Brister and Otis Christopher Harvey.
Harrison Long Beach: Garrett Scott Garcia and Shawn Carlton Howze.
Harrison Pass Christian: Aliyah Alyse Nicole Bell and Travis Daniel Brogle.
Hinds Byram: Malik Lamarc Harvey, Racquel Anquanette Johnson and Brittany Nicole Wright.
Hinds Clinton: Leslie Anne Wall.
Hinds Jackson: Taylor Elise Dodd, Adrianna Kebrodnee Goodman and Andrew Emmanuel Riley.
Hinds Raymond: Bennett Arthur Davis.
Hinds Terry: Christopher Oneal Pendleton.
Hinds Utica: Shelldreonna M Odoms.
Jackson Gautier: Tanner Allen Crabtree and Briahna Nyael Dickerson.
Jackson Moss Point: Carissa Nicole Lancaster.
Jasper Bay Springs: Stanley Ryan Daniel, Ravon Alexandria Ducksworth, Denarius Dshun Evans, Olivia LeAnn Harrison and Amber De'Vay Walker.
Jasper Heidelberg: Destin Darnell Cooley, Kaliyah Di'Jon Heidelberg, Morgan Lindsey Lee and Emily Tara Parker.
Jasper Laurel: Donica Lynn Graham, Brandon Douglas Gray, Kelsey Leann Hamilton, Anthony Scott Hill, Donna Chanel James, Brekelshie Jo'Merreia Knight, Ashlee Nicole Morgan, Brittany Danielle Pipkins, Justin Blaine Presley and Olivia Suzanne Russell.
Jasper Louin: Keela Salica Monique Jones, Ieesha Necole Moore and Bryan Christopher Walters.
Jasper Pachuta: Taylor Amanda Dixon.
Jasper Stringer: Waylon Mitchell Blakeney, Jameson Keith Buckley, Kasey Elizabeth Fox, Dalton Emette
King, Taylor Renea Parker, Ryan Chanler Smith and Ashley Caselle Valentine.
Jasper Taylorsville: Sharla Amanda Graham.
Jasper Vossburg: Jessica LeAndrea Carmichael and Alisha Audreanna Moore.
Jefferson Davis Bassfield: Ashley Kanetta Mickell, Brittney Marie Peyton-Parkman, Alexandria Tytianna Price and Joshana Jacquette Thompson.
Jefferson Davis Carson: Tanner Thomas Stuart.
Jefferson Davis Oakvale: Christianna Deareale Williams.
Jefferson Davis Prentiss: Chandler Harper Brinson, Abbigail Lane Burnette, Starla Sana Daggan, Natalie Brooke Daley, Zachary Michael Daley, Priscilla Sierra Holloway, Cabrina Anna Offutt and Calvin Lashad Sands.
Jefferson Davis Sumrall: Shelby Lynn Ryals.
Jones Ellisville: Savannah Joyce Bynum, Carla Jean Coleman, Hayley Danielle Davidson, Jacquelyne Carole
Davis, Rachel Suzanne Ellzey, Logan Brehnin Gerlach, Jeffrey Adam Gregson, Caleb Ryan Guilbeau, Nicholas Stone Hardison, Kelsie Hope Hathorn, Austin McKinley Herrington, Tammie Leann Holifield, Ronald Trent Jefcoat, William Corey Jefcoat, Janae Nicole Keyes, Keleigh Anne Lee, Durland Dwight McGill, Dominique D Moffett, Lindsay Rigdon Moody, BreiAnna Dovie Morgan, Brian Antonio Pollet, Michael Sterlin Reynolds, Kristin Brooke Rogers, Ruben Silvan Sanchez, Jordan Paul Sanders, Bethany Caroline Smith, Linward Shawn Snow, Gelinda K Stewart, Shelbie Elizabeth Suber, Trinity Brooke Thompson, Jordan Marie Touchstone, Marlee Aspen Ulmer, Stacey Elizabeth Varnell, Uvatira Zenzelee Watson, Lauren Victoria Welch, Megan Brook Whatley, April Allissa Willey, Dalton Read Williamson and Alycia Marie Yarbrough.
Jones Hattiesburg: Anna-Kate Cowart.
Jones Heidelberg: John Aaron Broadhead, Brittany Kay Kitchens and Sandra Marie Wells.
Jones Laurel: Marcus Deante Barnes, Hugh Graham Bergin, Richard Ryan Blackwell, Abbey Elizabeth Boone, Miguel Antron Brent Brown, Megan Taylor Bryant, Evan Anthony Buckley, Jeremy Michael Carter, Katlyn Alexandra Carter, Raven Seymone Carter, Jeremy Alexander Clanton, William Chancellor Clark, Andrea Danyel Cox, Keyuna R Crosby, Cynthia Ann Curtis, Jordyn Robinson DuBose, Morgan Phillips Duett, Brodrick Donte Everett, Lauren Millicent Farragut, David Orion Frantz, Rachel Elizabeth Glossop, Sarah Elizabeth Gregory, Jessie Leigh Hall, Hannah Grace Hankins, Seth Lee Harrison, Brayden Alexander Hodge, Jordan Nichole Holifield, Aaron Holmes Huff, Tamara Kali Hullings, Tymeka Lashay Hunter, Joshua James Ishee, Matthew Townsend Ishee, Jennifer Dyan Jarrell, Mia Ni'Sem Jasper, Kaitlin Elizabeth Johnson, Shukiera La'Shiandrey Johnson, Turner Alexander Johnson, David Keith Jones, Sheron Katorria Jones, Christopher Jacob Knight, Melody Joy Laypath, Alex Weston Lindsey, Megan Elise Livingston, Kimberly Jade Long, Lacy Angel Long, Rachel Rebekah Manning, Katlyn Marie Martin, Brittany Leigh Matthews, Jody Nicole Maxey, Wanda Gail McCraney, Mikala Breanne McLaurin, Brittney Alexandria McRae, Kiara Natasha Merrill, Tiara Fenae Milsap, Christian Chase O'Brian, Destiny Alexis Odom, Mary Dianna Overstreet, Robert Matthew Parish, Christine B Pledger, Kristine Marie Porter, Karly Lyn Ray, Sarah Mackenzie Rayner, Karlee Raelyn Reeves, Abby Kate Ridge, Brooke Alexandra Riley, Travis Ladarian Roberson, Octavia Sherise Roberts, Ashley Renee Robinson, Jeremiah Samuel Scott, Corey Allan Shepherd, James Zachary Sherman, Matthew Chisolm Sherman, Adriann Reid Shoemake, Andrew David Sims, Mckenzie Morgan Sims, Jamie Renae Slade, Aaron Lee Smith, Amanda Lynn Smith, Erica Denike Smith, Ricky Joe Smith, Devin Glenn Stokley, Ja'Monica M Strickland, Victoria Eileen Sumrall, Joshua Blake Taylor, Cameron Arnett Thomas, Jasper De'Vonta Thompson, Austin William Waldrup, David Thomas Walker, Jacob Chauncey Walker, Brittany Nicole Walters, Haley Erin Walters, Lakken McKenzie Walters, Seth Elliot West, Brennan Chase Whatley, Taurean Rechard Wilkins, Kyle Jordon Williams, Ryce Nicole Williams, Stephan Robert Williams, Benjamin Austin Winpigler, Zanquelis Amontte DeVonne Wolverton and Emily Nicole Wright.
Jones Moselle: Janet Lynn Archer, Jessica Lynn Collins, Joseph Michael Crosby, Brandi Lee Dayner,
Katherine Anne Martin, Stephanie Lauren Murrell, Marissa Brekae' Robinson, Robyn Elizabeth Robinson, Wesley Michael Ross, Lourdes Sanchez Paz, Alicia Selina Stanford, Jessica Meagan Taylor and Dustin James Thompson.
Jones Ovett: Shaylee Khristine Ainsworth, Lauren Nicole DePriest, Angela Marie Haigler, Cristy Lynn Kaufman, Jacob Cheyenne Manning, Jared Allen Russell and Brandon Allen Shoemake.
Jones Richton: Marley Reagan Mills and James Austin Parker.
Jones Sandersville: Summer Sedera Garner, Katy Nicole Mattison and Christy Lee Reeves.
Jones Seminary: Kimberly Kay Bell, Shelbi Felicia Coleman and Taylor Alexander Tamberg.
Jones Soso: Emily Renea Busby, Emily Lynn Davis, Dakota Chayne Dupree, Jimmie Laverne East, Rachel
Harley Holifield, Ashley LeAnn Ivy, Kaylee Elizabeth Jones, Jacob Adam Knight, Timothy Hayden Logan, Tosha Lee Manasco, Nikki Lynn Morgan, Memrie Lynn Nix, William T Smith and Kristiona Lynn Williams.
Jones Taylorsville: Tevin Dion Barnett, Matthew Garland Huff, Maurissa Monique Marshall and Cierra Leann Owens.
Lamar Hattiesburg: Alyssa Reyes Bell, David Shane Berry, Silvino N Bravo Hernandez, Jessica Michelle
Brinson, Annie Kaitlyn Caulfield, Raymond Brett Cole, Lisa Gayle Diaz, Chaney Case Dozier, Landon Aleis Garner, Raymond James Gilson, Mason Kade Hinton, Madeline Annette Ingram, Simone Christine Johnson, Desirae Nichole Knight, Zachary Andrew Kover, Ashley R Lavallais-Hocker, Madison Alicia Knoll, Hannah Victoria LeBlanc, Charlotte Louise Lear, William Henry Lee, Rohini Malkani, Jamal Antonio Moore, Jeroderick Rushawn Moore, Jennifer Mims Niemeyer, Clayton Kyle Nobles, Michael Thomas Orsi, Laurel Elizabeth Pass, Megan Anne Pruett, Kevin B Rieder, Brittany Nicole Roberts, Nicholas Ian Royer, Julia Michelle Shropshire, Kwadric Rashad Smith, Rebekah Michlle Ward and Sara Lisann White.
Lamar Lumberton: Shelby Nicole Gray and Kelsey Grace Hannaford.
Lamar Purvis: Kelsey Elaine Addison, Brad Keith Anderson, Tyler Brooks Ash, Halae Cameron Brown, Danielle Cherise Girod, Ashley Nicole Lee, Yvonne Frances Nichols, Preston Earl Pitfield, Morgan Tyler Shows and Triston Cecil Yates.
Lamar Sumrall: Christopher Theadore Bond, Caleb Austin Butler, Kristen Nicole Dobbs, Katherine Maria Forsmark, Olyvia Anastasia Freeman, Austin Brentley Jackson, Jeffery Scott Jones, Katie Miranda Lohman, Chelsie Muse Lozada, Allison Denise Lucus, Camillia Kate McKissack, Jeremy Dean Newsom, William Thomas Nobles, Mack Alvin Smith Jr., Fancy Virginia Stewart, Taylor Craig Varnado and Caitlyn Allie McRaney.
Lauderdale Meridian: Eric Benjamin Fera.
Lawrence Monticello: Leigh Ann Reeves.
Leake Carthage: Shelby LeeAnn Odom.
Lincoln Brookhaven: Kerri Brooke McGehee and Michael Landon Nettles.
Lincoln Wesson: Destiny Adrieanna Lloyd.
Lowndes Columbus: Taylor Danielle Baudoin and Cody Stephen Mordecai.
Madison Madison: William Andrew Edgar, Virginia Elizabeth Endris and Emily Hannah Jones.
Marion Columbia: Zana Rychell Bridges, Heather Nicole Broom, Lissa Denise Little, Leslie Taylor Pounds and Doniqua Gleniece Strickland.
Marion Foxworth: Courtney Katherine Lowery.
Newton Chunky: Josue Gonzalez.
Newton Hickory: William Troy Brand.
Oktibbeha Starkville: Zebedee Rice.
Pearl River Picayune: Lauren Elisabeth Lander, Sarah Faith Richard and Alyssa Tere' Scott.
Perry Beaumont: Justin Ray Lott and Andrew Reese Murry.
Perry New Augusta: Samuel Lee Hinton and Damarcus Latraun Moore.
Perry Petal: Alexander Ian Crays, Chelsea Elizabeth Sanford, Destiny Elizabeth Sanford and Amanda Danielle
Williams.
Perry Richton: Leah Michelle Carpenter, James Logan Cooper, Lindsey Alyssa Crane, Katey Amelia Dolbear, Ellen Victoria Herring, Rachel Elizabeth Myrick, Albert Ryan Nicholson, Amber Nicole Odom, Brittany Denise Rice, Krista Noel Robinson, Cheyanne Nicole Sketo, Stephanie Cheri Valentine, Justin Troy Walley and Brittany Kathleen Welsh.
Pike McComb: Briana LaTrice Tobias.
Pontotoc Ecru: Brittany Kay Seale.
Rankin Brandon: Arnesha Neshay Caldwell, David Nathaniel Muirhead and John Alan Wall.
Rankin Florence: Dillon Jared Boyte, Daylin Connor Britt, Victoria Renea Easley, Joshua Thomas Hamby, Jake Kendall Holland, Ali Noelle Sullivan and Abigail Faith Taylor.
Rankin Pelahatchie: Mary Katherine Shoultz.
Rankin Richland: Lauren Elaine Hosey.
Scott Forest: Brice Alexander Harrell.
Scott Morton: Hannah Elizabeth Beemon and Audrianna Marie Huff.
Simpson Braxton: Madison Brooke Jones.
Simpson Florence: James Price Berry.
Simpson Magee: Nathan O Ashley, Brandon Lee Cockrell, Unique Markell Cooper, Harley Diane Hilton, Tyler Gordon King, Michael N Layton, Porcha Mishia Leggett, Molly Elizabeth McCool, Sara Bridgette McDaniel, Micah David Moffett, Danielle Dawn Marie Rando, Christopher Cullen Richardson and Stephen Reed Schaub.
Simpson Mendenhall: Charlene Michelle Hux Malik:, Jamal McNair, John Langston Scarborough and Nija Kiona Williams.
Simpson New Hebron: Brody William Matthews.
Smith Bay Springs: James Allen Smith.
Smith Louin: Laquata Aquanette Davis, Victoria Jean Smith, Ivy Chanel Williamson and Simeon Devon
Wright.
Smith Mize: Dakota Aleczander Brannon, Zachary Taylor Bryant, Bethany Hope Eubanks, Brooks Thomas
Howell, Donnette Rachel Lowery and Allison Alise Purser.
Smith Morton: Kerri Danielle Hamilton and Hannah Morgan Hammons.
Smith Mount Olive: Gabrielle Fonsha Ducksworth, Joshua Layne Rusche and Dontaye Shanell Tatum.
Smith Pulaski: Heather Nicole Baker.
Smith Raleigh: Victoria Rose Craft, Treston Wilson Crumpton, Chitez Pwayne Keyes, Nasiya Yenteia Shenite Keyes and Adrian Nicole Robertson.
Smith Seminary: Jared Patrick Smith.
Smith Taylorsville: Kala Shontai Blackwell, James Michael Blakeney, Samantha Blair Garner, Jeana Darlene Graves, Richard Todd Hetrick, Alexis Nakia James, Rita Victoria Johnson, Mildred Mechelle McCullum, Sara Josephine Phipps, Yeshia Dyminyontia Pittman, Cassidy Laurel Rice, Matthew Adam Valentine, Zachary Russell Walker, Amber Nicole White and Landon Hall Wilson.
Stone Perkinston: Amos Eugene Alexander.
Stone Wiggins: Kolby Allen Krohn.
Sunflower Bay Springs: Patrick Douglas Lofton.
Wayne State Line: Kelsey Lane Guy.
Walthall Tyertown: Jahmaad Isaac Harrell and Myeisha S Bickham.
Warren Vicksburg: Kaci Leeann Holdiness, Alaina Marie Hubbard, Christopher Craig McRaney and Tana Elizabeth Starnes.
Wayne Buckatunna: Shelly Linn Collinsworth, Ariel Katrice Hill, DeAshley Ariell Hill and Caitlin Elizabeth Taylor.
Wayne Clara: Chelsea Breanna Miller and Allie Alyse Sehon.
Wayne Richton: Bobby Colton Brewer and Amber Hope Landrum.
Wayne Shubuta: Shakela Latriece Leggett, Kuadias Demetrus Smith and Akeiba Kashona Spencer.
Wayne Waynesboro: Brant Miles Bazor, Tyler Anne Beasley, Kalli Dawn Bunch, Haley Lynn Davis, Katlyn Brianne Davis, Cheramie Ann Dobson, Marie Cheryl Evans, LaDashia Bresha Fields, Zachary Dakota Freeman, Jace Holden Gardner, Bailey Nicole Hall, Devonte Lavoris Hayes, Walter Andrew Haynes, Kent Doby Herring, Katelyn Danielle Holland, Justin Grant Hutto, Alexis Camille Johnston, Natalie Paige Jones, Kambria Quendacia Jordan, Samuel Add Mathis, Lauren Ashley McCarty, Meagan Olivia McCarty, Jill Tonettee Phillips, Michael Johnathon Platt, Haley Breann Sharp, Shamesha Wanette Sibley, Richard Thomas Wadley, Lindsey Claire Walker and Laterrius M Williams.
Wilkinson Woodville: Tailor Jordon-rome Cutrer, Hannah Michelle Lanehart, Kelsy Ann Miller and Justin Edwin Ryan.
Yazoo Yazoo City: Jamiah Dannette Alexander.

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


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




JCJC President’s List - Honor Roll - Fall 2014

Jones County Junior College
JCJC President’s List - Honor Roll - Fall 2014

Grovetown, Georgia: Jacob Dale Stringer.
Amite, Louisiana: Robert Shane Abernathy.

Clarke Heidelberg: Emily Kay Harwell.
Clarke Quitman: Kallie Lynn Belcher, Patrick Dashawn Henry, Joshua DaShawn Robinson and Jonathan
Tyler Turner.
Clarke Stonewall: Katelyn Tori Dew.
Covington Collins: Kristin Lenora Carter, Karlie Blake Hart, Alexander William Lott and Arda'Sha Ariel Moody.
Covington Mount Olive: Denzel Xavier Edwards, Mary Baylea Powell and Allison Denise Rutland.
Covington Seminary: Brandon Hosea Atwood and Brandon Charles Carter.
Covington Sumrall: Sabrina Nicole Peterson.
Forrest Hattiesburg: Jacob Nathaniel Billingsley, Alicia Edell Brooks, Ashley Lynne Green, Kirsten Alayna
Groome, Robert Aaron Johnson, India Selena Kohli, Amanda Leigh McRaney, Stephen Goyer Rogers, Natalie Beth Seales, Auston Jacob Simpson and Rajanece Breanna Steele.
Forrest Petal: Krystal DaSharon Brown, Connor Joseph Chancellor, Meagan Katherine Clatworthy, Christopher Leon DeBolt, Tori Regina Douglas, David Landell Holmes Jr., Rachel Olivia Manning, Andreona Rachelle McLaurin, James Cory Moree, Adrian Romero, Jane Ann Stansell, Callie Lorraine
Stephens, Joseph Richard Tullos, Seth Timothy Walters and Kenneth Alan White.
Greene Leakesville: Mary Sharlene McCoy, Kaelin Alexander Moore, James Matthew Smith and Joseph Michael Storment.
Greene Lucedale: Jaina Braylon Brockaway and Anndra Marissa Havard.
Greene McLain: Alvin Bryan Green and Sarina Murry.
Greene Neely: Joseph Montgomery Denmark.
Greene Richton: Lindsey Lauren Byrd and Jason Paul Lambert.
Greene State Line: Sabrina Faye Strickland.
Hancock Kiln: Morgan Elizabeth Adam.
Hancock Waveland: James Patrick Ponder.
Harrison Biloxi: Bridgette Rochelle Wagner.
Harrison Gulfport: Steven Craig Ingram, Jordan Alexander Jones, Toronzo Jamel McInnis and Heather
Christine Nance.
Harrison Long Beach: Reagan Elizabeth Ladner.
Hinds Byram: Tyler McKaylen Harless.
Hinds Terry: Charitei Stehene' Anderson.
Jackson Ocean Springs: Jhadia Adajha Harris.
Jasper Bay Springs: Robert Sean McCary.
Jasper Laurel: Pamela Marie Brady and Andrew Lewis Harris.
Jasper Louin: LaDonavan Kryshun Halton.
Jasper Paulding: Leeza Lanee Ducksworth.
Jasper Stringer: George Douglas Dominguez.
Jasper Vossburg: Raven Caroline Chancellor.
Jefferson Davis Prentiss: Lisa Adelynn McNeil and Brady Chaz Boleware.
Jones Ellisville: Lacey Marie Ainsworth, Penny Cash Aultman, Trenton Wayne Black, Courtney Lynn Creel, Erin MiKaylan Ezell, Sherry Shaffer Farmer, Nathan Daniel Farrell, Christopher Shane Jackson, Thomas Kirk Johnson, Josiah Da-ren Lim, Ashton Marie Miller, Ashleigh Lauren Patten, William Matthew Poole, Martin Berlie Spell, David Lee Stewart, Jami Leigh Taylor, Rachel Marie Wade, Jeffery Lee Williams and Kendra Michelle Wilson.
Jones Heidelberg: James Anthony Sherman.
Jones Laurel: JoDanna Maria Bell, Illisia Marie Breazeale, Bridgett Alexis Byrd, Joseph Preston Cooley,
Karmon Nicole Davis, Alyssa Christine DiMauro, Justin Aaron Drasher, Lauryn Elizabeth Easley, Joshua Wright Fisher; James Wesley Herring, Vanita Xantae Hosey, Anna Bethel Houston, Alison Jaclyn Jenkins, Josiah David Jones, Brittany Elizabeth Lee, Marianna Gayle Lunsford, Amy Savannah Lyon, Karlie Jeanine Matthews, Jarrett Demas McCann, William Jackson McFarland, Lindsay Michelle Miller, Aubrey Nicole Parker, Harley Dawn Perdue, James William Pistole, Billy Joe Pitts, Jessica Mavis Rogers, Timothy Austin Rozek, Ryan Anthony Shoemake, Jordan Alexandra Simmons, Katelyn Joy Smith, Gabriella Marie Watson, Thomas Patrick Watson, Leslie Jeanine Weaver, Kami Purvis Welch, Breanna Grace Williams, Benjamin Caleb Wilson, Matthew Evan Wilson, William Paul Wittman and Kirsten Young.
Jones Moselle: Hailey Lauren Ishee, Blake Joseph McAdams, Dennis Christian McWilliams and Katie
Breanne Nelson.
Jones Ovett: Taylor Allen Byrd, Landon Blake James, Benjamin Charles Mace, Deana Louise Nichols and Rachel Victoria Tucker.
Jones Richton: British Ileana McKenith.
Jones Sandersville: Christen N Leggett.
Jones Soso: Ethan Garret Davis, Geoffrey Charles Grayson and Ashley Nicole Hite.
Lafayette Oxford: Thedford James Hollis.
Lamar Hattiesburg: Kyle Thomas Arnold, Kylie Ann Bohannon, Emily Anne Cade, Sasha Chanell Coyle,
Daniel Justin Harris, Ariana Luce Harrison, Kristen Jarnae Hollingsworth, Lauren Elizabeth Lott, Scott Howard Martin, Tashara Danielle McGee, Hunter Keith Miller, Krishna Dilip Patel and Denice Renee
Pearson.
Lamar Lumberton: Sierra Lee Ann Holmes.
Lamar Purvis: Jenna Allyn Hauk, Ashley Danielle McArthur and Brittany Mashea Whiddon.
Lamar Sumrall: Heather Lynn Carter, David Rae Hobold, Nathaniel Cade Parsons, Dustin Keith Russell and
Andrew Taylor Thrash.
Lauderdale Meridian: Mason Lou Allen Irby and Rimen Brar Singh.
Lawrence Jayess: Lauren Elaine Halase.
Lowndes Columbus: Lauren Elizabeth Holifield.
Marion Columbia: Emily Renee Hill.
Marion Sandy Hook: Alicia Monet Harris.
Panola Batesville: Taylor Everette Karr.
Pearl River Lumberton: Sylvia Dawn Flowers.
Perry Beaumont: Garth Alexander Breland and Amanda L Johnson.
Perry New Augusta: Christina Lavonne Mixon.
Perry Petal: Devin Lee Travis.
Perry Richton: Keely Shaye Beasley, Tina Marie Breland, Lauren Taylor Carpenter, Connor Allan Dolbear, Erica Elizabeth Giadrosich, Linton S Koch, Katie Lauren Pittman, Jacqulyn DeLainey Smith and Eules Claude Williams.
Pike McComb: Pennie Marie Frith.
Pontotoc Pontotoc: Anna Marie Mills.
Rankin Brandon: Emily Ashlyn Moore.
Rankin Florence: Joshua Phillip Hester and Thomas Luke Sims.
Rankin Pelahatchie: Jordan Elizabeth Graves and Bailey Ann Miller.
Rankin Richland: Seth Davis Nash.
Scott Morton: Lauren Gabriel Sanders.
Simpson Magee: James Charles Fuller.
Simpson Mendenhall: Rachel Suzanne Boling and Ashley Brooke Williamson.
Simpson Pinola: Damascus Luvell Sterling.
Smith Bay Springs: Kelsey Elizabeth Martin.
Smith Mize: Makayla LeAnn Bavido, Destiny Lynn Hux, Matthew Chase Roberts and Kaitlyn Nicole Sullivan.
Smith Mount Olive: Courtney Nicole Robbins.
Smith Raleigh: James M Arender, Steven James Craft, Chandler Dianne Hardin, Robin Dianne Hardin, Jared
Dewayne Revette, Jennifer Nicole Sheffield, Lee Taylor Sullivan and Lakin DanRielle Thornton.
Smith Taylorsville: Connor Dewayne Atwood.
Walthall Tylertown: Cameron Edward Crawford.
Warren Vicksburg: Virginia-leigh Donohue.
Wayne Buckatunna: Kensey Lee Jordan.
Wayne Clara: Kaitlyn Nicole Freeman.
Wayne Waynesboro: Madison LeAnn Allbrooks, Kayla Nichole Bishop, Tracey Carol Bonner, Rhonda Karen Brown, Alyssa Deione Cochran, Brittany Renee Franks, Ashley Danielle Green, Jordynne Alexis Rose Grimes, Kiana De'Marius McFadden, Kameron Lavelle Nugent, Andreanna Shanae Rankin.


JCJC Honor Roll Dean’s List Fall 2014

Hoover, Alabama: Jamal Akeem Lucas.
Amite, Louisiana: Rhase Bond Riggins and Rhett Earl Riggins.
Covington, Louisiana: Kimberly Ann Nilsson and Shelby Alexis Rome.
Franklin, Louisiana: Kaitlyn Amber Kennedy.
Lake Charles, Louisiana: Rebecca Ann Monceaux.
Humboldt, Tennessee: Chase Fulton Hensley.
Georgetown, Texas: Kayleigh Grace Williams.

Carroll Carrollton: Haley Melaine Morgan.
Clarke Enterprise: Christian BreeAnne Miller.
Clarke Quitman: Hannah Elizabeth Hampton, Hannah Elizabeth Harlan, Micah Lauren Herrin-Hinrichsen and Memory Daniell Morris.
Clarke Stonewall: Bethany Paige Rivers.
Copiah Crystal Springs: Ashlyn Georgia Gaddy and Caitlyn Suzanne Gaddy.
Covington Collins: Dustin Carl Allen, Faith Marie Anderson, Edwind Jamal Blackwell, Chrissy Marie Casey, Dillon Wade Chain, Matthew Dwain Cross, Bianca Alexxandra Edwards, Yasmine Sha'neca Fairley, Kathryn Connie Friedman, Julie Renee Hall, Katelyn Dawn Harvey, Jacob Brody Keys, Alyson Leann Knight, Amiee Cheryre Knight, Amber Marie Little, Jalyn La'Prestiana Lockhart, Alexandra Kelly Phillips, Brandi Alexis-Monet Pittman, Suzanna Marie Salinas, Alyssa Gale Sanford, Laken Olivia Sanford, Dillen Tamaise Starr, Abby Elizabeth Stringer, Amber Diann Stuart and Erica Dianne Wylie.
Covington Mount Olive: Mindy Renee Dennis, Me'lea Yasmeen Johnson, Taylor Ann Sasser, Marisa Nell
Daniel, Olive Cory Arron Ellis, Tyler Devin Jenkins, Katlin Hope Lack and Ryan David Sanford.
Covington Seminary: Hannah Marie Kelly, Allysia LeAnn Broome, Austin Wayne Davis, Angelyn Tempe
Easterling, Richard Nathan Knotts and Kristen Marie Thompson.
Covington Sumrall: Aaron Wesley Ward.
Forrest Hattiesburg: Sara Katherine Anger, Madalyn McNeel Beckham, Meagan Leanne Blackwell, Keyanna Untrell Booth, Jason Brooks Byrd, Ronald Blake Crawford, Desirae Rashun Fairley, Sara Elise Foster, Blythe Leighton Griffin, Phadre Yvonne Hocker, Stephanie Marie Horton, Ian Aaron Hubble, Emily Claire James, Harlan Michael Mapp, Mark Hudson O'Neal, Cheyenne Palmer, Adam Lee Rigney, James Michael Sheasby, Daniel Cole Stadalis, Bethany Anne Stewart, Tishara Renee Thomas, Michael Austin Tucker, Perry Lee Wade and Michael Isaac Wilson.
Forrest Petal: Laurence Gerald Barhum, Bethany Jane Barnes, Adonis Enrique Berdion Ayala, Kayla Dianne
Broome, Jolonda Cheron Clay, Brenda Baquie Hegwood, William C Hoang, Shane Jerel Hochstetler,
Karen Anne Kennedy, Marcus Bradley Massioni, Clayton Taylor Mikell, Cody Michael Mims, Joseph Allen Rider, Jacob Myles Rollin, Amanda Ortego Rowley, Kayla Cheree Sledge, Darrah Michelle Smith, Melanie Kristen Soldinie, Krissy Lynn Stutts and Fredrick WR Woodruff.
George Lucedale: April Nicole Ackeret, Elise Jensen Bowie, Geneva Ellyn Catlett, Macy Cristine Rogers,
Leah Suzanne Smith, Rayna Kaye Strickland and Mitchel Colby Summers.
Greene Leakesville: Emily Reve' Batley, Melissa Dial Clark, Cody Lee Courtney, Audrey Noel Gibson, Caitlin Gaberielle Harvison, George Daulton McDonald, Bridgette Ashley McLain, Abbie Elouise
Moreno, Chad Llewellyn Sharp and Kayla Joann Williams.
Greene McLain: Terron Tyshun Brown.
Greene Neely: Leah Danielle Dueitt and Brandy Deanna Jenkins.
Greene Richton: Amanda Renee Arnold, Mason Lee Brewer, Samantha Carolina Lassiter, James Christopher
Turner and Meka Ann White.
Greene State Line: Paige Elizabeth Crager, Rheygen Chantell Moody, Jamie Ray Parnell and Stephanie
Suzanne Parnell.
Hancock Bay Saint Louis: Courtney Jade Miller, Meghan Leigh Beaugez and Nathan Daniels Lambeth.
Hancock Diamondhead: William Richard Justice Hazen and Jared Layton Lal.
Hancock Waveland: Ashley Marie Corr, Kendall Jon Island and Erubiel Alejandro Sandoval Araiza.
Harrison Gulfport: Karla Yadira Santiago and William Coten Wales.
Harrison Long Beach: Savannah Jill Scafide.
Harrison Saucier: Kirstin Briana Woods.
Hinds Clinton: Veronica Elizabeth Walker.
Hinds Jackson: Toni Vontrell Leverette, Scott Hamkari Martin and Mickel Jared McCann.
Jackson Gautier: Bryce Vaughn Kinzer and Gabrielle Idalis Scott.
Jackson Moss Point: Shelby Lawson Nelson.
Jasper Bay Springs: Logan Kyndall James, Mallory Ann Odom, Morgan Brianne Smith and Shayn Donovan Wardrop.
Jasper Heidelberg: Hope Elizabeth Beard, Brittny Kristen Belding, Charles Edward Darty, Nakiba Kyelia Harkless, Jasmine Shaunte' Jones, Keandra Nicole Lindsey, Annie Marie Shirley and Tameia Natasjia Singleton.
Jasper Laurel: Justin Ra'Shad Moody and Dustin J Rayner.
Jasper Paulding: Roshita LaDream Gates.
Jasper Raleigh: Rebekah LeAnne Sullivan.
Jasper Stringer: Stormy Cheyenne Boyanton, Leslie Susanne Conerly, Kaden Thomas Dale, Michael Jason Gambrell and Kolton McCarty.
Jasper Vossburg: Courtney Lasha Darby and Precious Monique Strickland.
Jefferson Prentiss: Macon Cortez Holliman.
Jefferson Davis Bassfield: Hannah Kate Hathorn, Jacob Lee Jackson and Joel Phillip Wambolt.
Jefferson Davis Prentiss: Ashley Noelle Graves, Malcolm Jamal Gray and Louis Charles Martin.
Jones Ellisville: Abbey Dale Adams, Edwin Van Alford, Haley Renee Biglane, Zachary Austin Biglane, Germecca Charteka Bolton, William Alan Boot, Malcolm L Bounds, Savannah Lee Boswell, Hunter Lamar Carpenter, James Christopher Cooley, Adreana Lakera Crosby, David Jacob Driskell, Michael Paul Ellzey, Kaylie Suzanne Flynt, Jennifer Marianna Glaze, Aaron Maxwell Hall, Elizabeth Enochs Herring, Lea Crosby Jefcoat, Mary Kathryn Landrum, Jacob Scott Lightsey, Amanda Redditt Looney, Tylexis Ariel Martin, Pamela G McDonald, Dallas Alis McKinnon, Jordan Olivia Niezgoda, Priya Dilip Patel, Sunny Navin Patel, Austin Allen Perkins, Brandi Jessica Powe, Jessica Monique Rice, Sabrina Claire Rounsaville, Clinton Thomas Sasser, Lauren Emilee Shows, Sara Elizabeth Stevens, Jessica Leigh Sullivan, Alden Jae Swindle, Luke Lowery Tucker, Cassidy Nicole Ulmer, Haley Brianna Wansley and Chris Norman Wallace.
Jones Hattiesburg: Shelby Leigh Gilliland and Ashley Elizabeth Martinolich.
Jones Heidelberg: Aubrey Suzanne Nickey.
Jones Laurel: Jeremy Arkel Arrington, Emily Kranz Bedwell, Jeffrey Douglas Broome, Keundreiah Wa'ne Burns, Elizabeth Ann Busby, Molly Marie Chandler, Crystal Louise Cole Mackey, Adrienne Kenise Cook, Jake Zachary Crews, Ashley Marie Dickerson, Sydney Nicole Dickerson, Hunter Analisa Eady, Cassie Marie Ezzell, William Robert Farquhar, Callen Mackenzie Gibson, Megan Colleen Grafton, Kayla Tianda Harper, Shawna Ann Herron, Haley DaSha Hertenstein, Jonathon David Hicks, Victoria Renae Hodge, Chynna Jordan Holifield, Cassia Joy Hosey, Benjamin Garrett Howse, Lisa Anne Hunter, Shelby Reese Ishee, Tarriq Husam Kanan, Kiana Sharell Keys, Alexis Michelle King, William Carl Lyon, Jatari Dontae McCann, Marisha Chandria McClendon, Collin Tyler McCraw, Lacey Michelle McLain, Lydia Noelle Myers, Haleigh Lauren Nichols, Ricci Renaldo Page, Kadie Nicole Parker, Disha Bharat Patel, Cody Ryan Patrick, Daphney Danyelle Pickering, Adam Dean Poore, Karleen Danielle Randol, Pertina Lasalle Roberson, Taylor Lynn Sanders, Eryn LeAnn Sanderson, Patrick Lee Scoggin, Cristina Lucerito Serrano, Jaliza Minnette Simmons, Ashley Brianna Smith, Forrest Alton Smith, Katelyn Danielle Smith, Madison Kate Smith, Morgan Elizabeth Smith, Kasey Reanee Tanner, Hanna Da'Shae Tolbert, Charles Guy Turner, Dalton Adam Voge, Tabitha Jo Flora Wade, Luke Baker Waggoner, Chikaylla Dejone Hearn Walker, Dalton Cade Webb, Jared Keith West, Lauren Elizabeth Williams, Sara Elizabeth Williams, Hunter Ashton Windham and Ian Andrew Yelverton.
Jones Moselle: Kellie Dianne Nelson.
Jones Ovett: Erica Faye Adams, Miranda Leighann Beesley, Desirae Jeanette Brown, Andrew James
Hargrove, Anna Kaitlyn Hinton, Jamie Randal Sauls, Madalyn Raine Walters, Brooke Erin West and Brianna Hope Woodward.
Jones Sandersville: Erin Elise Jordan, Britney E Kelley and Charmayne Laroze Walker.
Jones Soso: Somer M'Leigh Anderson, Summer Nicole DeLoach, Kasey Joy Gavin, Kaitlyn Danielle Hite, Haven Karlana Ishee, Devonte TaBorise Jones, Chantal Lewis, Aleena Morgan Powell, Kelsey Cheyenne Quarles and Ross Graham Thompson.
Jones Taylorsville: Mashayla Chauntell Harper, Janetta Dovanna McCullum and Sammie Lenar McDonald.
Lamar Hattiesburg: Cruise Allen Beeding, Shanice Tatiana Bolton, Jansen Keith Bounds, Matthew Aaron Burgess, Nicholas Daniel Canner, Zachary Michael Culpepper, Leiloni Lynn Davenport, Eden Danielle Dearman, Jawanna Mon'ae Evans, William Aultman Folkes, Lindsey Allison Garrity, Undrea Le'Anna Harris, Nicole Lynda Hebert, Tyler Glenn Henry, Santana Wenter Jackson, Rebecca Joy Kahler, Victor William Merritt, Sarah Jane Murdock, Kayla Marie Phipps, Kaci Alicyn Raimey, AJ Thomas Robinson, Clayton Dean Rowley, Shaun Ashby Royer, Tanner Scott Shutze, Clifton Allen Tice, Aaron Robert Turner and Mercedes Alexia Vines.
Lamar Purvis: Noel Chandler Bell, Crystal Lynn Jones, Jonathan Michael Jones, Taylor Hayden Long, Rachel Viola Raynes and Rebecca Gail Turner.
Lamar Sumrall: Hannah Marae Boyte, Robert Matthew Breland, Timothy Matthew Cooper, Jessica Shelby
Foster, Lisa Marie Guy, Michael Alan Mann, Ann Marie Norris and Nicholas David Underwood.
Lawrence Monticello: Hunter Garrett Stephens.
Lawrence Silver Creek: Dana Nicole Baker.
Lee Saltillo: Anna Claire Price.
Lincoln Bogue Chitto: Quenetta Donishia Wilson.
Madison Madison: William Christopher Morgan and Bailey Nicole Stokes.
Marion Columbia: Megan Chantel Peters, Tyler Matthew Sanders, Jenna Denise Smith, Kyle Gage Smith, D'Andre Darrell Watts and Courtney Renee White.
Marion Kokomo: Danita Daichon Stevenson and Robert Dale Warner.
Marshall Waterford: Joshua Guy Keel.
Newton Newton: Brandon Joseph Ellis.
Noxubee Brooksville: Javoris Montez Glenn.
Oktibbeha Starkville: Carolina Summer Berryhill.
Pearl River Poplarville: Emetric Jamil Fells.
Perry Beaumont: Katelyn Danielle Seeley.
Perry Petal: Julie Linh Nguyen and Kristina Lynn Travis.
Perry Richton: Taylor Danielle Breland, Lyric Ailiyah Brown, Jered Russel Creel, Abbagail Cheyanne
Edwards, Ryan Ellis Finley and Adam Reece Wigley.
Pike McComb: Dorian Venice Felder and Eniaya Janeise Leonard.
Rankin Brandon: Caycee Lynn Sumrall.
Rankin Florence: Dalton Layne Middleton, Savannah Cheyenne Raines and Lindy Lee Tabor.
Rankin Pearl: Randa Katherine Amason, Parris Jade Ladner and Joshua Taylor Wilson.
Scott Forest: Stephen Tyler Woods.
Scott Lena: Phillip Michael Parker.
Scott Morton: Christyna Noel Mangum.
Simpson Magee: Jacob Mark Brown, Hanna Nicole Lester, Alison Nicole Padgett, Robert Walton Prince, Cady Nicole Smith and Joanna Catherine Word.
Simpson Mendenhall: Tarena Michelle Marshall and Kaci Danielle Powell.
Simpson New Hebron: Eric Christopher Welch.
Smith Bay Springs: Austin Luke Cargile.
Smith Forest: Morgan Brittany Cora.
Smith Louin: Jessica Machelle Moore and Alexis Dominique Rambo.
Smith Mize: Abigail Reid Kennedy and Brandon Reid Stringer.
Smith Morton: Vincent David Buffington.
Smith Pulaski: Carrie Lee Harrison.
Smith Raleigh: Haley Leeanne Middleton, Roslyn Nico Miller and Jacob Marcus Sims.
Smith Taylorsville: Shanakan Lashey Barnes, Carrie C Bass, Ashleigh Marie Blakeney, Michael Robertson
Coats, April Littieanna Hall, Lukas Thomas Ishee, Jeremy Phillip Skinner, Joshua Charles Vowell and Terri Clarice Wilson.
Stone Lumberton: Thomas Tyson Parker.
Stone Perkinston: Traci Andrae Monroe.
Stone Wiggins: Reese Keeling Sloan and Trinity Paige Williams.
Warren Vicksburg: Kristen Elizabeth Buchanan.
Wayne Buckatunna: Victoria Hope Smith.
Wayne Clara: Donald Gray Utsey.
Wayne Richton: Naomi Jenise Clark and Brandy Rae Nicholson.
Wayne Shubuta: Susan Lola Beasley.
Wayne State Line: Taylor Paige Cartwright, Bridgette Lynn Gardner, Skyler Hope McLain and Kailey
Breanna Scarbrough.
Wayne Waynesboro: Maegan Danielle Beech, Sharniece Verday Chambers, Treston Wayne Cochran,
Alexa Blake Deas, Madison Brittany Freeman, Trenton Douglas Freeman, Kayla Michelle Gordon, Shaquavous On'Yale Harris, Logan Skylar Holyfield, Cecil Scott Miller, Ashley Nicole Mills, Gary Rashaan Myers, Michael Cade Owen, Jabe Andrew Powe, Rachel Amelia Reynolds, Abby Marie Trigg, Brandon Robert West, Bryce Taylor West, Breanna Nicole Whitfield, James Thomas Williams.
Wilkinson Woodville: Jennifer Dawn Chaffin.
Winston Louisville: William Austin Baskin.

JCJC Faculty List Honor Roll Fall 2014

Mobile, Alabama: Isha Nicole Williams.
Mandeville, Louisiana: Dylan Michael Manichia and Tyler Jeffrey Schwaner.
Slidell, Louisiana: Hayley Elise Pichon.
Rosedale, New York: Kiana Mona Morgan.
Sheyenne, North Dakota: Derek Hugh Duckworth.
Harker Heights, Texas: Kyla Elizabeth Welch.

Adams Natchez: Alexius Cherie Coley, Christopher Dee Daniels, Kiera Michelle Knight and Jacqueline Anne Owens.
Claiborne Hermanville: Aaron Jamal Bevily.
Clarke Meridian: Victoria Lea O'Quin, Sammi Jo Rich and James Hunter Riley.
Clarke Quitman: Elizabeth Chapell Burgess, April Kristine Lawson and Kristen Paige Parker.
Clarke Shubuta: Sabina Dansby Edwards.
Copiah Hazlehurst: Kenneth Rashad Taylor Coleman and Breanna Nicole Pruy.
Copiah Hermanville: Jimmie Davies Johnson.
Copiah Wesson: Javarious K Tanner.
Covington Collins: Reagan Gerald Arnold, Britany Nicole Childress, LeAngel Lashay Coleman, Devin Lamar
Crosby, Hannah M Dutton, Kaleb Morgan Easterling, Jaylon Howard Flowers, Michael Jerome Flowers, Alexander Paul Hall, Tristen Balee Hanegan, Kristin Rene' Harvey, Ceira Michelle Hayes, Roteisha Lashaunbria Hope, Amy Danielle Hosey, Candace Miaree Jones, Tiearra Shantale Jones, Cillmuriel Odessa La'nell Keys, Tremaine Lerrell Keys, Jarvis Curtis Payton, Brittany Renee Pegram, Stefani Danielle Pickering, Brianna Michelle Rials, Brittany Marie Riley, James Anthony Sharp, Ronnecia Quashanita Smith, Nolan Kyle Stapleton, Christy Michele Warren and Gustave Liola White.
Covington Mount Olive: Abagail Faith Burkes, Joshua Alexander Carr, Shenandoah Sterling Jackson, Jalisa
Franshun Keyes, Magadelyn Quantavia Pickering, Erin Hillary Walker and Ryan Edward Weston.
Covington Petal: Rachel Inez Watson.
Covington Seminary: Jarred Clint Ashley, Linda Taylor Cockrell, Joshua Lee Collins, Richard Lee Cothran, Austin Lane Gandy, Miles Alexander Graham, Brandon Marc Hand, Katelyn Nicole Herring, Colton
Scott Kendrick, Timber Josi Lott, Lydia M McCall, Anna Cathryn Sanford, Ronald James Smith, David Carlton Travis and Michael Tanner Windham.
Covington Sumrall: Marissa Faye Ciraco and Whitney DeAnna Clinton.
Covington Taylorsville: Kaci Anjoli Beasley and Maricus A Walker.
Desoto Southaven: Hailee Nicole Kolwyck.
Forrest Hattiesburg: Amara Asad, Mandy Renee Baker, Denisha Marie Bass, Floyd Ray Blakely, Madelaine
Beck Collins, Mason Alexander Cowart, Kelly O'Neal Creel, Raven Alexxis Cuyler, Kyrstin Necole
Dahmer, Lelland Montgomery Ducksworth, Charles Donald Funderburk, Joseph Burton Goff, Noah Thomas Gower, Lauren Elizabeth Howard, Mary Louise Johnson, Marsha Venitta Keys, Raven Sa'Rae Lee, Keila Joyce Mitchell, Juan Carlos Molina, Kalissa Monique Penry, Kaitlyn Lynette Son, Stephen Lamar Sweeney, Summer Leigh Tyson, Jatasha Lanae Walker, Ishica Mykittia Washington, Niesha Nicole West and Jermaine RoJohn Wright.
Forrest Lumberton: Kiersten Angelene Hickey.
Forrest Petal: Chase Ryland Barnes, Zachary Tyler Bowman, Katelynn Renee' Brock, Chasity Nicole
Buckley, Donavan Robert Carley, Patrick Rylee Culpepper, Anna Marie Dickinson, Robert Blake Dunn, Gregory Steven Dye, Tara Elizabeth Fisher, Melody Victoria Graves, Jonathon Maxwell Gunn, Tyler Fondshay Hamby, Jennifer Nichole Headley, Jenna Lynn Hegwood, Brittney Nichole Henley, Jacob Matthew Hiatt, Shelby Ann Hodge, Franki LaRae Hubbard, Kelly Grace Ingram, Michelle Spot Jaynes, Zachary Andrew Kizer, Garrett Ray Lancaster, Madison Olivia Magee, Kimberly Elaine Maliden, Tara Rachelle Massengale, Christandre Chardette McCaskill, Brandon Rayshod McInnis, Mary Ellen Mitchell, Josiah Lee Montague, Chelsea Jane Montgomery, Katie Allison Peoples, Janekia Shawntarious Peters, Justin Alexander Powell, Lauren Kate Raborn, Michael Andrew Rahaim, Monica Rowell Rawlins, Carlton David Reid, Ryan Lynn Rich, Jessica Elizabeth Rogers, Crystal Lee Ross, Lauren Danae Sheller, Jerrica Shy'nez Sims, Anna Blake Smith, Brannon Cade Smith, Hannah Renee Smith, Lexie Ann Swaim, Charlie Ga Tran, Dalton Grant Walley, Zadeya Ambre Ware and Crystal Lynn Watkins.
Forrest Purvis: Preston Lee Grover and Bradley Steven Marchal.
George Lucedale: Crystal Elizabeth Beech, John Daniel Mackenzie Goff, Jalissa Monique Hardy, Jacob Scott
McLeod, Juliana Leigh Rouse and Chaisley Katlyn Sargent.
Greene Beaumont: Austin Tyler Lee.
Greene Leakesville: Tierren De'Shannon Blakely, Lauren Elizabeth Box, Cody Alexander Brown, Jennifer Lynn Byrd, Laura Elizabeth Cooley, Brandon Warren Dixon, Taylor Olivia Fountain, Joseph Tyler Hand, Jacqueline Renee Holland, Trevor Anthony McCarty, Logan Conner Robbins, Ashley Marie Strickland, Ethan Mackenna Tribble, Perry Franklin Turner and Hayden Mark West.
Greene McLain: Reginald Shaquille Ball.
Greene Neely: Jeremy Brennan Dolbear and Hanna Noell McLendon.
Greene Richton: Taylor Meagan Adcock, Nikita Charanne Brewer, Carrie Alexandria Byrd, Jessica Sharay
Evans, Jonathan Marshall Henderson, Regan Ashley Nicholson, Harrison Ely Pitts, Robert Adam Smith and Lexus Caroline Watson.
Greene State Line: Kaitlyn Nicole Hovatter and Elizabeth Mennetta Nash.
Hancock Bay Saint Louis: Jacob Lee Moss, James Nathan Thompson IV, Zachary Gage Lafontaine, Morgan
Alexandra Kowalski, Jeffery Quade Stadalis and Brandon Joseph White.
Harrison Gulfport: Jared Michael Brister and Otis Christopher Harvey.
Harrison Long Beach: Garrett Scott Garcia and Shawn Carlton Howze.
Harrison Pass Christian: Aliyah Alyse Nicole Bell and Travis Daniel Brogle.
Hinds Byram: Malik Lamarc Harvey, Racquel Anquanette Johnson and Brittany Nicole Wright.
Hinds Clinton: Leslie Anne Wall.
Hinds Jackson: Taylor Elise Dodd, Adrianna Kebrodnee Goodman and Andrew Emmanuel Riley.
Hinds Raymond: Bennett Arthur Davis.
Hinds Terry: Christopher Oneal Pendleton.
Hinds Utica: Shelldreonna M Odoms.
Jackson Gautier: Tanner Allen Crabtree and Briahna Nyael Dickerson.
Jackson Moss Point: Carissa Nicole Lancaster.
Jasper Bay Springs: Stanley Ryan Daniel, Ravon Alexandria Ducksworth, Denarius Dshun Evans, Olivia LeAnn Harrison and Amber De'Vay Walker.
Jasper Heidelberg: Destin Darnell Cooley, Kaliyah Di'Jon Heidelberg, Morgan Lindsey Lee and Emily Tara Parker.
Jasper Laurel: Donica Lynn Graham, Brandon Douglas Gray, Kelsey Leann Hamilton, Anthony Scott Hill, Donna Chanel James, Brekelshie Jo'Merreia Knight, Ashlee Nicole Morgan, Brittany Danielle Pipkins, Justin Blaine Presley and Olivia Suzanne Russell.
Jasper Louin: Keela Salica Monique Jones, Ieesha Necole Moore and Bryan Christopher Walters.
Jasper Pachuta: Taylor Amanda Dixon.
Jasper Stringer: Waylon Mitchell Blakeney, Jameson Keith Buckley, Kasey Elizabeth Fox, Dalton Emette
King, Taylor Renea Parker, Ryan Chanler Smith and Ashley Caselle Valentine.
Jasper Taylorsville: Sharla Amanda Graham.
Jasper Vossburg: Jessica LeAndrea Carmichael and Alisha Audreanna Moore.
Jefferson Davis Bassfield: Ashley Kanetta Mickell, Brittney Marie Peyton-Parkman, Alexandria Tytianna Price and Joshana Jacquette Thompson.
Jefferson Davis Carson: Tanner Thomas Stuart.
Jefferson Davis Oakvale: Christianna Deareale Williams.
Jefferson Davis Prentiss: Chandler Harper Brinson, Abbigail Lane Burnette, Starla Sana Daggan, Natalie Brooke Daley, Zachary Michael Daley, Priscilla Sierra Holloway, Cabrina Anna Offutt and Calvin Lashad Sands.
Jefferson Davis Sumrall: Shelby Lynn Ryals.
Jones Ellisville: Savannah Joyce Bynum, Carla Jean Coleman, Hayley Danielle Davidson, Jacquelyne Carole
Davis, Rachel Suzanne Ellzey, Logan Brehnin Gerlach, Jeffrey Adam Gregson, Caleb Ryan Guilbeau, Nicholas Stone Hardison, Kelsie Hope Hathorn, Austin McKinley Herrington, Tammie Leann Holifield, Ronald Trent Jefcoat, William Corey Jefcoat, Janae Nicole Keyes, Keleigh Anne Lee, Durland Dwight McGill, Dominique D Moffett, Lindsay Rigdon Moody, BreiAnna Dovie Morgan, Brian Antonio Pollet, Michael Sterlin Reynolds, Kristin Brooke Rogers, Ruben Silvan Sanchez, Jordan Paul Sanders, Bethany Caroline Smith, Linward Shawn Snow, Gelinda K Stewart, Shelbie Elizabeth Suber, Trinity Brooke Thompson, Jordan Marie Touchstone, Marlee Aspen Ulmer, Stacey Elizabeth Varnell, Uvatira Zenzelee Watson, Lauren Victoria Welch, Megan Brook Whatley, April Allissa Willey, Dalton Read Williamson and Alycia Marie Yarbrough.
Jones Hattiesburg: Anna-Kate Cowart.
Jones Heidelberg: John Aaron Broadhead, Brittany Kay Kitchens and Sandra Marie Wells.
Jones Laurel: Marcus Deante Barnes, Hugh Graham Bergin, Richard Ryan Blackwell, Abbey Elizabeth Boone, Miguel Antron Brent Brown, Megan Taylor Bryant, Evan Anthony Buckley, Jeremy Michael Carter, Katlyn Alexandra Carter, Raven Seymone Carter, Jeremy Alexander Clanton, William Chancellor Clark, Andrea Danyel Cox, Keyuna R Crosby, Cynthia Ann Curtis, Jordyn Robinson DuBose, Morgan Phillips Duett, Brodrick Donte Everett, Lauren Millicent Farragut, David Orion Frantz, Rachel Elizabeth Glossop, Sarah Elizabeth Gregory, Jessie Leigh Hall, Hannah Grace Hankins, Seth Lee Harrison, Brayden Alexander Hodge, Jordan Nichole Holifield, Aaron Holmes Huff, Tamara Kali Hullings, Tymeka Lashay Hunter, Joshua James Ishee, Matthew Townsend Ishee, Jennifer Dyan Jarrell, Mia Ni'Sem Jasper, Kaitlin Elizabeth Johnson, Shukiera La'Shiandrey Johnson, Turner Alexander Johnson, David Keith Jones, Sheron Katorria Jones, Christopher Jacob Knight, Melody Joy Laypath, Alex Weston Lindsey, Megan Elise Livingston, Kimberly Jade Long, Lacy Angel Long, Rachel Rebekah Manning, Katlyn Marie Martin, Brittany Leigh Matthews, Jody Nicole Maxey, Wanda Gail McCraney, Mikala Breanne McLaurin, Brittney Alexandria McRae, Kiara Natasha Merrill, Tiara Fenae Milsap, Christian Chase O'Brian, Destiny Alexis Odom, Mary Dianna Overstreet, Robert Matthew Parish, Christine B Pledger, Kristine Marie Porter, Karly Lyn Ray, Sarah Mackenzie Rayner, Karlee Raelyn Reeves, Abby Kate Ridge, Brooke Alexandra Riley, Travis Ladarian Roberson, Octavia Sherise Roberts, Ashley Renee Robinson, Jeremiah Samuel Scott, Corey Allan Shepherd, James Zachary Sherman, Matthew Chisolm Sherman, Adriann Reid Shoemake, Andrew David Sims, Mckenzie Morgan Sims, Jamie Renae Slade, Aaron Lee Smith, Amanda Lynn Smith, Erica Denike Smith, Ricky Joe Smith, Devin Glenn Stokley, Ja'Monica M Strickland, Victoria Eileen Sumrall, Joshua Blake Taylor, Cameron Arnett Thomas, Jasper De'Vonta Thompson, Austin William Waldrup, David Thomas Walker, Jacob Chauncey Walker, Brittany Nicole Walters, Haley Erin Walters, Lakken McKenzie Walters, Seth Elliot West, Brennan Chase Whatley, Taurean Rechard Wilkins, Kyle Jordon Williams, Ryce Nicole Williams, Stephan Robert Williams, Benjamin Austin Winpigler, Zanquelis Amontte DeVonne Wolverton and Emily Nicole Wright.
Jones Moselle: Janet Lynn Archer, Jessica Lynn Collins, Joseph Michael Crosby, Brandi Lee Dayner,
Katherine Anne Martin, Stephanie Lauren Murrell, Marissa Brekae' Robinson, Robyn Elizabeth Robinson, Wesley Michael Ross, Lourdes Sanchez Paz, Alicia Selina Stanford, Jessica Meagan Taylor and Dustin James Thompson.
Jones Ovett: Shaylee Khristine Ainsworth, Lauren Nicole DePriest, Angela Marie Haigler, Cristy Lynn Kaufman, Jacob Cheyenne Manning, Jared Allen Russell and Brandon Allen Shoemake.
Jones Richton: Marley Reagan Mills and James Austin Parker.
Jones Sandersville: Summer Sedera Garner, Katy Nicole Mattison and Christy Lee Reeves.
Jones Seminary: Kimberly Kay Bell, Shelbi Felicia Coleman and Taylor Alexander Tamberg.
Jones Soso: Emily Renea Busby, Emily Lynn Davis, Dakota Chayne Dupree, Jimmie Laverne East, Rachel
Harley Holifield, Ashley LeAnn Ivy, Kaylee Elizabeth Jones, Jacob Adam Knight, Timothy Hayden Logan, Tosha Lee Manasco, Nikki Lynn Morgan, Memrie Lynn Nix, William T Smith and Kristiona Lynn Williams.
Jones Taylorsville: Tevin Dion Barnett, Matthew Garland Huff, Maurissa Monique Marshall and Cierra Leann Owens.
Lamar Hattiesburg: Alyssa Reyes Bell, David Shane Berry, Silvino N Bravo Hernandez, Jessica Michelle
Brinson, Annie Kaitlyn Caulfield, Raymond Brett Cole, Lisa Gayle Diaz, Chaney Case Dozier, Landon Aleis Garner, Raymond James Gilson, Mason Kade Hinton, Madeline Annette Ingram, Simone Christine Johnson, Desirae Nichole Knight, Zachary Andrew Kover, Ashley R Lavallais-Hocker, Madison Alicia Knoll, Hannah Victoria LeBlanc, Charlotte Louise Lear, William Henry Lee, Rohini Malkani, Jamal Antonio Moore, Jeroderick Rushawn Moore, Jennifer Mims Niemeyer, Clayton Kyle Nobles, Michael Thomas Orsi, Laurel Elizabeth Pass, Megan Anne Pruett, Kevin B Rieder, Brittany Nicole Roberts, Nicholas Ian Royer, Julia Michelle Shropshire, Kwadric Rashad Smith, Rebekah Michlle Ward and Sara Lisann White.
Lamar Lumberton: Shelby Nicole Gray and Kelsey Grace Hannaford.
Lamar Purvis: Kelsey Elaine Addison, Brad Keith Anderson, Tyler Brooks Ash, Halae Cameron Brown, Danielle Cherise Girod, Ashley Nicole Lee, Yvonne Frances Nichols, Preston Earl Pitfield, Morgan Tyler Shows and Triston Cecil Yates.
Lamar Sumrall: Christopher Theadore Bond, Caleb Austin Butler, Kristen Nicole Dobbs, Katherine Maria Forsmark, Olyvia Anastasia Freeman, Austin Brentley Jackson, Jeffery Scott Jones, Katie Miranda Lohman, Chelsie Muse Lozada, Allison Denise Lucus, Camillia Kate McKissack, Jeremy Dean Newsom, William Thomas Nobles, Mack Alvin Smith Jr., Fancy Virginia Stewart, Taylor Craig Varnado and Caitlyn Allie McRaney.
Lauderdale Meridian: Eric Benjamin Fera.
Lawrence Monticello: Leigh Ann Reeves.
Leake Carthage: Shelby LeeAnn Odom.
Lincoln Brookhaven: Kerri Brooke McGehee and Michael Landon Nettles.
Lincoln Wesson: Destiny Adrieanna Lloyd.
Lowndes Columbus: Taylor Danielle Baudoin and Cody Stephen Mordecai.
Madison Madison: William Andrew Edgar, Virginia Elizabeth Endris and Emily Hannah Jones.
Marion Columbia: Zana Rychell Bridges, Heather Nicole Broom, Lissa Denise Little, Leslie Taylor Pounds and Doniqua Gleniece Strickland.
Marion Foxworth: Courtney Katherine Lowery.
Newton Chunky: Josue Gonzalez.
Newton Hickory: William Troy Brand.
Oktibbeha Starkville: Zebedee Rice.
Pearl River Picayune: Lauren Elisabeth Lander, Sarah Faith Richard and Alyssa Tere' Scott.
Perry Beaumont: Justin Ray Lott and Andrew Reese Murry.
Perry New Augusta: Samuel Lee Hinton and Damarcus Latraun Moore.
Perry Petal: Alexander Ian Crays, Chelsea Elizabeth Sanford, Destiny Elizabeth Sanford and Amanda Danielle
Williams.
Perry Richton: Leah Michelle Carpenter, James Logan Cooper, Lindsey Alyssa Crane, Katey Amelia Dolbear, Ellen Victoria Herring, Rachel Elizabeth Myrick, Albert Ryan Nicholson, Amber Nicole Odom, Brittany Denise Rice, Krista Noel Robinson, Cheyanne Nicole Sketo, Stephanie Cheri Valentine, Justin Troy Walley and Brittany Kathleen Welsh.
Pike McComb: Briana LaTrice Tobias.
Pontotoc Ecru: Brittany Kay Seale.
Rankin Brandon: Arnesha Neshay Caldwell, David Nathaniel Muirhead and John Alan Wall.
Rankin Florence: Dillon Jared Boyte, Daylin Connor Britt, Victoria Renea Easley, Joshua Thomas Hamby, Jake Kendall Holland, Ali Noelle Sullivan and Abigail Faith Taylor.
Rankin Pelahatchie: Mary Katherine Shoultz.
Rankin Richland: Lauren Elaine Hosey.
Scott Forest: Brice Alexander Harrell.
Scott Morton: Hannah Elizabeth Beemon and Audrianna Marie Huff.
Simpson Braxton: Madison Brooke Jones.
Simpson Florence: James Price Berry.
Simpson Magee: Nathan O Ashley, Brandon Lee Cockrell, Unique Markell Cooper, Harley Diane Hilton, Tyler Gordon King, Michael N Layton, Porcha Mishia Leggett, Molly Elizabeth McCool, Sara Bridgette McDaniel, Micah David Moffett, Danielle Dawn Marie Rando, Christopher Cullen Richardson and Stephen Reed Schaub.
Simpson Mendenhall: Charlene Michelle Hux Malik:, Jamal McNair, John Langston Scarborough and Nija Kiona Williams.
Simpson New Hebron: Brody William Matthews.
Smith Bay Springs: James Allen Smith.
Smith Louin: Laquata Aquanette Davis, Victoria Jean Smith, Ivy Chanel Williamson and Simeon Devon
Wright.
Smith Mize: Dakota Aleczander Brannon, Zachary Taylor Bryant, Bethany Hope Eubanks, Brooks Thomas
Howell, Donnette Rachel Lowery and Allison Alise Purser.
Smith Morton: Kerri Danielle Hamilton and Hannah Morgan Hammons.
Smith Mount Olive: Gabrielle Fonsha Ducksworth, Joshua Layne Rusche and Dontaye Shanell Tatum.
Smith Pulaski: Heather Nicole Baker.
Smith Raleigh: Victoria Rose Craft, Treston Wilson Crumpton, Chitez Pwayne Keyes, Nasiya Yenteia Shenite Keyes and Adrian Nicole Robertson.
Smith Seminary: Jared Patrick Smith.
Smith Taylorsville: Kala Shontai Blackwell, James Michael Blakeney, Samantha Blair Garner, Jeana Darlene Graves, Richard Todd Hetrick, Alexis Nakia James, Rita Victoria Johnson, Mildred Mechelle McCullum, Sara Josephine Phipps, Yeshia Dyminyontia Pittman, Cassidy Laurel Rice, Matthew Adam Valentine, Zachary Russell Walker, Amber Nicole White and Landon Hall Wilson.
Stone Perkinston: Amos Eugene Alexander.
Stone Wiggins: Kolby Allen Krohn.
Sunflower Bay Springs: Patrick Douglas Lofton.
Wayne State Line: Kelsey Lane Guy.
Walthall Tyertown: Jahmaad Isaac Harrell and Myeisha S Bickham.
Warren Vicksburg: Kaci Leeann Holdiness, Alaina Marie Hubbard, Christopher Craig McRaney and Tana Elizabeth Starnes.
Wayne Buckatunna: Shelly Linn Collinsworth, Ariel Katrice Hill, DeAshley Ariell Hill and Caitlin Elizabeth Taylor.
Wayne Clara: Chelsea Breanna Miller and Allie Alyse Sehon.
Wayne Richton: Bobby Colton Brewer and Amber Hope Landrum.
Wayne Shubuta: Shakela Latriece Leggett, Kuadias Demetrus Smith and Akeiba Kashona Spencer.
Wayne Waynesboro: Brant Miles Bazor, Tyler Anne Beasley, Kalli Dawn Bunch, Haley Lynn Davis, Katlyn Brianne Davis, Cheramie Ann Dobson, Marie Cheryl Evans, LaDashia Bresha Fields, Zachary Dakota Freeman, Jace Holden Gardner, Bailey Nicole Hall, Devonte Lavoris Hayes, Walter Andrew Haynes, Kent Doby Herring, Katelyn Danielle Holland, Justin Grant Hutto, Alexis Camille Johnston, Natalie Paige Jones, Kambria Quendacia Jordan, Samuel Add Mathis, Lauren Ashley McCarty, Meagan Olivia McCarty, Jill Tonettee Phillips, Michael Johnathon Platt, Haley Breann Sharp, Shamesha Wanette Sibley, Richard Thomas Wadley, Lindsey Claire Walker and Laterrius M Williams.
Wilkinson Woodville: Tailor Jordon-rome Cutrer, Hannah Michelle Lanehart, Kelsy Ann Miller and Justin Edwin Ryan.
Yazoo Yazoo City: Jamiah Dannette Alexander.

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




Bunco Fund Raiser

Mississippi Power Company Auditorium
The local Chapter V, Meridian, of P.E.O., (philanthropic educational organization) is sponsoring a Bunco Fund Raiser on Tuesday, January 20, at the Mississippi Power Company Auditorium. Doors will open at 5:15 pm with games beginning at 6 pm. Heavy hors d'euvres will be served and a silent auction will also be held. Many prizes will be given away during the evening. The cost is $10 and can be paid at the door or you can call Becky Vance at 601 483-3073 for more information. Proceeds will be used to fund educational scholarships, loans and grants.

Becky Vance
601 483-3073
bvance41@comcast.net




Naval Air Station Meridian will host its annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Service

Naval Air Station Meridian
Naval Air Station Meridian will host its annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Service on Friday, Jan. 16, beginning at 10 a.m. The program will have special music, scripture readings and more. Colors will be performed by the NJROTC unit from Northeast High School.
The keynote speaker will be City of Meridian Mayor Percy Bland.
For the past 31 years our nation has remembered and honored the tremendous accomplishments and sacrifices of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. His wife, Mrs. Coretta Scott King, once described the meaning of the holiday: "We commemorate Dr. King's inspiring words, because his voice and his vision filled a great void in our nation, and answered our collective longing to become a country that truly lived by its noblest principles. Yet, Dr. King knew that it wasn't enough just to talk the talk, that he had to walk the walk for his words to be credible. And so we commemorate on this holiday the man of action, who put his life on the line for freedom and justice every day, the man who braved threats and jail and beatings and who ultimately paid the highest price to make democracy a reality for all Americans."
In 1994 Congress designated the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. federal holiday as a National Day of Service, the only federal holiday observed in this way. It is part of United We Serve, the president's national call to service initiative that encourages Americans from all walks of life to work together to provide solutions to social problems.
Dr. King once said: "All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence." Volunteerism remains a vibrant part of our nation's fabric, enriching both our communities and those who serve.




Mississippi Recognized for Highest Kindergarten Vaccination Rates Nationwide

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Mississippi Recognized for Highest Kindergarten Vaccination Rates Nationwide

JACKSON, Miss. – Mississippi has the highest rate of vaccination coverage for kindergarten students nationwide, according to a recent Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The 45,719 kindergarten students enrolled in public and private kindergarten classrooms throughout the state during the 2013–2014 school year had 99.7 percent vaccination coverage, greater than the national median of 93.3–95 percent for the measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine; the diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis (DTap); and the varicella vaccine.

Mississippi requires five different vaccines to be administered prior to entering first grade.

“We continue to be very proud of our vaccination rates,” said MSDH State Health Officer Dr. Mary Currier. “Mississippi’s strong school entry immunization law is protecting Mississippi residents from outbreaks of measles and other vaccine-preventable diseases that other states have experienced.”

The MSDH grants all requests for medical exemptions submitted by a licensed Mississippi pediatrician, family physician or internist. Mississippi is one of 31 states that do not allow philosophical exemptions for children attending school or daycare. The Mississippi Supreme Court deemed religious exemptions unconstitutional in 1979.

“Vaccines not only protect the children who are vaccinated, but also protect those around them who may be too young to be fully immunized or those with weakened immune systems,” said Dr. Currier. “Mississippi children continue to die unnecessarily from vaccine-preventable diseases. Two children died from whooping cough in 2008 and 2012, which is preventable through vaccination.”

In fact, for U.S. children born between 1994 and 2013, immunizations are estimated to prevent more than 300 million illnesses, 21 million hospitalizations, and 732,000 deaths.

For more information on the importance of childhood vaccinations, visit the MSDH website at www.HealthyMS.com/immunizations or call us toll-free at 1-866-HLTHY4U (1-866-458-4948).

Follow MSDH by e-mail and social media at HealthyMS.com/connect




Events Calendar - January 12th - 18th

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Events Calendar - January 12th - 18th - Vol. lV No. 8

Monday, January 12, 2015
Event: Business on Tap
Location:The Brick House Bar & Grill
Time: 5pm - 7pm
For More Information: Call 601.286.3153
Drop your business card for a chance to win a door prize!

Event: Meridian Craft Beer Club
Location:The Brick House Bar & Grill
Time: 7pm - 8pm
For More Information: Call 601.286.3153
The Meridian Craft Beer Club meets and discusses a craft each week.

Event: Bo & The Show
Location:The Echo Lounge
Time: 9pm - 1am
For More Information: Call 601.938.7509
No Cover.

Event:Dress Shoe Special
Location:Sam's Fashion
Time: All Week
For More Information: Call 601.693.2731
All Dress Shoes for 39.95!

Event: Close Out On Art Supplies
Location:Lucas Road
Time: All Week
For More Information: Call 601.483.0028
Half off all art supplies!

Event:Deals on Select Items
Location: Planters Supply
Time: All Week
For More Information: Call 601.693.2684
Deals on Red Seed Potatoes, Fruit Trees, English Peas, and Dog Treats!

Event: Security Camera Deals
Location: Hooper Electric Supply Co.
Time: All Week
For More Information: Call 601.693.2715

Event:Long Sleeve Uniform Special
Location:The Liberty Shop
Time: All Week
For More Information: Call 601.693.5331
Now in Progress, Long Sleeve Uniforms for 99.99!

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

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

Tuesday, January 13, 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! 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: Lady's Night/Karaoke
Location:The Brick House Bar & Grill
Time: 5:00pm - 11:30pm
For More Information: Call 601.286.3153
Local Live Music!

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

Event: Chad Peavy
Location:The Echo Lounge
Time: 9pm - 1am
For More Information: Call 601.938.7509
No Cover.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

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

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

Event: Live Trivia
Location: The Brick House Bar & Grill
Time: 8pm - 11:30pm
For More Information: Call 601.286.3153

Event: Bo & The Show
Location:The Echo Lounge
Time: 9pm - 1am
For More Information: Call 601.938.7509
No Cover.

Thursday, January 15, 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: St. Paul's Music Series
Location:St. Paul's Episcopal Church
Time: 12:05pm - 1pm
For More Information: Call 601.693.2502
Marta Szlubowska and Ensemble Polonaise.


Event: YPM January Social
Location:The Brick House Bar & Grill
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
For More Information: Call 601.286.3153
The lineup for the 2015 59Twenty Music Festival will be announced.
Event: Scott McQuaig & The Tomcats
Location:The Brick House Bar & Grill
Time: 8:00pm - 12:00am
For More Information: Call 601.286.3153
Admission $5.

Event: Live Music
Location:Rhythm & Brews
Time: 8pm - 2am
For More Information: Call 601.282.5608

Event: Greenhouse Effect
Location:The Echo Lounge
Time: 9pm - 1am
For More Information: Call 601.938.7509
$5 Cover.

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

Friday, January 16, 2015

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

Event: Shootin' and Scootin' Club
Location:The Brick House Bar & Grill
Time: 5:30pm - 8:30pm
For More Information: Call 601.286.3153
see website for details.

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

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

Event: Chad Fuller Band
Location:The Brick House Bar & Grill
Time: 9:00pm - 1:00am
For More Information: Call 601.286.3153
$5 Admission.

Event: Leggs Brown Band
Location:The Echo Lounge
Time: 9:30pm - 2am
For More Information: Call 601.938.7509

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, January 17, 2015

Event: The Membership Exhibit
MS Art Colony Fall Traveling Exhibit
Location:Meridian Museum of Art
Time: All Week
For More Information: Call 601.693.1501

Event: MLK Scholarship Gala
Location: MSU Riley Center
Time: 8pm
For More Information: Call 601.696.2200
Presented by the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade and Celebration Committee.

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

Event: Jessica Addy & Darren Hogan
Location:The Brick House Bar & Grill
Time: 9:00pm - 1:00am
For More Information: Call 601.286.3153

Event: Bryan Hayes Music
Location:Weidmann's
Time: 9:00pm
For More Information: Call 601.581.5770

Event: Travis Clower & Friends
Location:The Echo Lounge
Time: 9:30pm - 2am
For More Information: Call 601.938.7509

Sunday, January 18, 2015

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

Event: Bryan Hayes Music
Location:The Brick House Bar & Grill
Time: 7:00pm
For More Information: Call 601.286.3153

Event: Bo & The Show
Location:The Echo Lounge
Time: 9pm - 1am
For More Information: Call 601.938.7509
No Cover.
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


Music Industry Remembers Peavey Chief Engineer Jack Sondermeyer

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Music Industry Remembers Peavey Chief Engineer Jack Sondermeyer
Industry veteran remembered for illustrious career of nearly three decades at Peavey

January 9, 2015, Meridian, MS – Peavey Electronics mourns the loss of one of its most celebrated engineers, Jack Sondermeyer, who passed away on January 4 at the age of 75.
Sondermeyer was Peavey’s Chief Engineer for 29 years, and had more than 30 patents to his credit. He was a brilliant and gifted analog design engineer who was well-respected in the engineering community.
"Jack and I were a great team," said Peavey Electronics founder and CEO Hartley Peavey. "I knew what to design but didn’t know how to design it. Jack didn’t know what to design but knew how to design it! Together we created the magic of Peavey with the help of many who knew Jack and respected him highly here at Peavey.”
Sondermeyer joined Peavey in the late '60s and was instrumental in many of the hugely successful audio products and patents that came out of Peavey Electronics. One of his outstanding contributions to the music industry was the Peavey CS-800® power amp, which became an industry standard due to its innovative design, high power and unparalleled reliability. In the 2005 book "The Peavey Revolution," longtime Peavey clinician Marty McCann referred to Sondermeyer as "the godfather of all modern power amp technology and engineering."
Sondermeyer had a great love for music, and spent his last days surrounded by his family, who sang a chorus of his favorite carols and hymns.

About Peavey Electronics®
Founded in 1965, Peavey® is one of the world's largest manufacturers and suppliers of musical instruments and professional sound equipment. Peavey has earned more than 180 patents and distributes to more than 130 countries. Peavey and its MediaMatrix®, Architectural Acoustics®, Crest Audio®, Composite Acoustics® and Trace Elliot® brands and affiliates can be found on concert stages and in airports, stadiums, theme parks and other venues around the world. To find out more, visit www.peavey.com.




Forever Plaid

First Baptist Church of Collinsville 9241 Hwy. 19 North
First Baptist Church of Collinsville invites you to ... Forever Plaid
a Dinner Theatre, presented by William Carey.
2 shows ... Cost is $25 per show

Show #1 ... Dinner from 5:00 - 6:00 pm ... Show begins at 6:00 pm

Show #2 ... Dinner from 7:00 - 8:00 pm ... Show begins at 8:00 pm

No shorts, tee shirts or jeans will be admitted.

Call (601) 626-8323

Call (601) 626-8323


Elegance Ballroom Dance & Fitness Studio

Elegance Ballroom Dance & Fitness Studio 2208 Front Street Downtown, Meridian
Elegance Ballroom Dance Studio wants to help you kick off 2015! Whether you have resolutions to transform your body with one of our many fitness classes (yoga, pilates, zumba and more), or you would like to have a fun night out and meet new people with one of our ballroom dance classes, Elegance has something for you!

Thank you to everyone that supported "Dancing Like the Stars- An Evening with Elegance"!! Proceeds will be donated to the Care Lodge and thanks to your help, we raised over $10,000 for the Care Lodge of East Mississippi! Dancing to make a difference!!!

Monday:
5:30 Zumba
6:30 Yoga


Tuesday:
5:30 Pilates
6:15 BellyDance


Wednesday:
5:30 Barre
6:30 Krav Maga


Thursday:
5:30 Yoga


Friday:
6 Ballroom


Saturday:
8AM Tai Chi
9AM Yoga


Sunday (Jan 24)
3 Hot Yoga


Upcoming Events:

Jan. 30- Great Gatsby Party

Feb. 16- Youth Class begins

Feb 20- Heart Ball

Feb 27- Baton Rouge Comp

Thank you to everyone that supported "Dancing Like the Stars- An Evening with Elegance"!! Proceeds will be donated to the Care Lodge and thanks to your help, we raised over $10,000 for the Care Lodge of East Mississippi! Dancing to make a difference!!!


601-934-1414


HARD FREEZE ANTICIPATED, SAFETY PRECAUTIONS URGED

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HARD FREEZE ANTICIPATED, SAFETY PRECAUTIONS URGED

With the anticipated first hard freeze of 2015 arriving this evening, the Wayne County Emergency Management-Homeland Security Agency is reminding all area residents to take the appropriate precautions to deal with extremely cold temperatures.

“We are under a HARD FREEZE WARNING as low temperatures in our area are expected to be in the middle teens to around 20 degrees tonight through Thursday morning,” said Angela Atchison, who serves as director of the Wayne County Emergency Management-Homeland Security Agency. “In addition, a WIND CHILL ADVISORY has been issued through early Thursday as northerly winds will cause the conditions to feel more like zero to 10 degrees. We urge everyone to begin making preparations for the intense cold now … don’t wait until it is too late.”

Among the precautions recommended by Atchison are as follows:
1) Be extremely careful with all heating sources, especially space heaters. Make certain these devices are working properly and that you have carbon monoxide detectors in your home. Never leave a space heater unattended and do not go to sleep with one operating. Keep space heaters away from any flammable materials such as rugs, furniture, plants, paper, etc. Additionally, do not use a stove or oven as a source of heat. UNATTENDED HEATING SOURCES ARE THE LEADING CAUSE OF RESIDENTIAL FIRES.

NOTE: Keep fire extinguishers on hand and make sure everyone in your house knows how to use them. House fires pose an additional risk as more people turn to alternate heating sources without taking the necessary safety precautions.

2) Insulate pipes with foam insulation or newspapers and plastic and allow faucets to drip a little during cold weather to avoid freezing. Also, keep cabinet doors open to allow heat to reach pipes under your sinks and wash basins. Also, familiarize yourself with master water shut-off valves around your home, farm or business in the event you have pipes that burst during the night or on Thursday morning.

3) Take personal precautions to avoid situations such as hypothermia, a condition caused when the body’s internal heating system succumbs to cold conditions. Hypothermia, a life-threatening condition, can cause uncontrolled shivering, memory loss, disorientation, incoherence, slurred speech, drowsiness and exhaustion. To deal with the cold, wear several layers of warm, loose-fitting and lightweight clothing that will allow you to add or “peel off” layers as needed throughout the night and day. Also, if you plan to be outdoors for any length of time, cover exposed skin with gloves or mittens and wear a hat to prevent the loss of body heat.

Children, the elderly and those who are disabled are especially vulnerable to the cold. Make certain they are safe from the frigid temperatures, and help those without adequate heat find a place to stay until the cold weather passes.

If at all possible, small pets should be brought indoors to a warmer climate. Otherwise, provide the means necessary for farm animals confined to the outdoors to stay reasonably warm through this weather event.





59 Twenty Music Festival "Lineup Announcement Party"

Brickhouse Bar & Grill
You are invited! ... Join the Young Professionals of Meridian for ...
The 59 Twenty Music Festival "Lineup Announcement Party" ...
Jan. 15th from 6:00 - 8:00 pm at the Brickhouse Bar & Grill
... hosted by: Mitchell Distributing ... benefiting Care Lodge
Food and Drinks will be provided.
"This year's festival will be March 28th!




U.S. Rep. Gregg Harper (R–Miss.) took the Oath of Office ...

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WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Rep. Gregg Harper (R–Miss.) took the Oath of Office to serve a fourth, two-year House term when new and returning members were officially sworn in for the 114th Congress.
“I continue to be humbled by the trust placed in me to represent our conservative values,” said Harper, who resides in Pearl with his wife, Sidney, of 35 years and their two children, Livingston and Maggie. "Our team will continue to advocate for sound federal policies that will reduce overall spending and lead to a balanced budget."
Harper will continue to serve on the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, where he is a member of three subcommittees: Environment and the Economy; Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade; and Energy and Power. Harper was named as Vice Chairman of the Environment and the Economy Subcommittee.
The state’s senior House Republican will also return to the select Committee on House Administration. This panel manages the chamber’s daily functions, oversees federal elections, House security, and has many other oversight responsibilities on Capitol Hill.
A longtime advocate for American-made energy, Harper said that his policy priorities will continue to reflect this interest.
“Empowering innovators and harnessing our domestic energy capabilities continue to help reduce our dependence on foreign oil and has begun to lower prices at the pump,” declared Harper. “Good-paying energy industry jobs will grow throughout Mississippi’s Third District if we advance ideas that stabilize fuel prices and build a steady supply of American energy.”
The Third Congressional District seat stretches from Wilkinson County to Oktibbeha County and includes the northeast corner of Jackson and the I-20 corridor into east central Mississippi.

Gregg Harper is a fourth-term Republican lawmaker from Mississippi.




AT&T MISSISSIPPI HONORS JEFF SMITH WITH $10,000 DONATION TO EMCC

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AT&T MISSISSIPPI HONORS JEFF SMITH WITH $10,000 DONATION TO EMCC

COLUMBUS – AT&T Mississippi donated $10,000 to East Mississippi Community College in December in honor of State Rep. Jeff Smith, EMCC 2014 Alumnus of the Year, and his efforts to improve economic development in the Golden Triangle and Mississippi.
“We congratulate Representative Smith on his recent recognition at EMCC and appreciate his outstanding leadership in the Mississippi legislature,” said C.D. Smith, regional director for AT&T Mississippi.
Jeff Smith accepted his Alumnus of the Year award Oct. 4 at Sullivan-Windham Field in Scooba during halftime of EMCC’s Homecoming game against Jones County Junior College. AT&T Mississippi originally intended to make the donation during the fall, but scheduling conflicts pushed the donation presentation to Dec. 16 at Smith’s law office in Columbus.
EMCC Golden Triangle campus Vice President Dr. Paul Miller was on hand to accept the donation, which will fund manufacturing training at EMCC campuses.
“We’d like to extend our deepest appreciation to AT&T Mississippi for its generosity at a crucial moment in the development of manufacturing in and around the Golden Triangle area, as well as Representative Smith for exemplifying the potential of EMCC graduates to impact their communities at the highest levels,” said Miller.





FROZEN PIPES POSSIBLE THIS WEEK

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FROZEN PIPES POSSIBLE THIS WEEK
Homeowners Can Reduce Losses

Jackson, MS - January 7, 2015 — State Farm® is reminding homeowners about the possibility of seeing frozen pipes this week. With temperatures predicted to drop into the teens, Mississippi residents can take steps both inside and outside their homes to prevent losses connected to frozen pipes. The frigid temperatures expected this week can cause pipes to freeze and burst, destroying floors, furniture, appliances and treasured family heirlooms. A few simple precautionary measures can help avoid the headache and aggravation caused by water damage.

“A small crack in a pipe can leak water at a volume of 14 gallons a minute causing thousands of dollars in damage in a very short period of time,” says State Farm spokesman Roszell Gadson. “In most cases, water losses can be avoided by taking a few simple precautions.”

Beat the Freeze - Minimize the chance your pipes will freeze by insulating pipes in unheated areas and those that run along outside walls, floors and ceilings. Disconnect outside garden hoses and seal foundation cracks that let arctic air freeze pipes in crawlspaces.

A few simple tasks can help protect pipes and homes when a severe freeze is predicted:

• Open cabinet doors to allow heat to get to piping under sinks and vanities near exterior walls.
• Run a small trickle of water from hot and cold faucets during extreme cold.
• Keep exterior doors to unheated spaces closed as much as possible during winter months.
• If you are taking a short trip or own a business that will be unoccupied for more than 24 hours, make arrangements to have the dwelling checked regularly during severe cold spells. Discovering a burst pipe or water leak quickly can prevent excessive damage.
• Install a whole house water leak detection system. For a list of manufacturers visit: http://www.statefarm.com/learning/loss_prevent/learning_loss_water_leak_det_system.asp




EMBDC - Events Calendar

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Upcoming Events

YPM Monthly Meeting
Rush Cafeteria Private Dining Room
3rd Floor/Ambulatory Bldg
Monday, January 19th
12 p.m.

EMBDC Annual Meeting
MSU-Meridian Kahlmus Auditorium
Thursday, January 22nd
11:30 a.m.




Impromptu Piano Quartet

St. Paul's Episcopal Church Meridian, MS
Impromptu Piano Quartet
Feb. 12th at 12:00 noon
St. Paul's Episcopal




Junior Auxiliary Charity Ball

MSU Riley Center Downtown Meridian
The Junior Auxiliary Charity Ball ...
February 7th, 2015 ...
MSU Riley Center ... Doors open at 7:00 pm
This is a fundraising event for the Junior Auxiliary for support of various projects in and around Meridian and Lauderdale County.

Tickets for the event are only $50 and can be purchased from
any J A member.

Theme for this event is ... Kings and Queens of Mardi Gras.

The Rouges dance band will be on hand ... casino style games and a silent auction ...
For information, call (601) 527-7826




Heating Safety Can be the Difference Between Life and Death

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Heating Safety Can be the Difference Between Life and Death

Jackson – The last fire death investigated by the State Fire Marshal’s office in 2014 occurred on New Year’s Eve, and the cause is suspected to be heating related. With extreme cold temperatures forecasted for the state this week, Commissioner of Insurance and State Fire Marshal Mike Chaney urges all Mississippians to start the new year by practicing heating and fire safety.

“Properly using heating sources to stay warm during cold weather and having working smoke alarms in your home is literally the difference between life and death,” is the message Mississippi State Fire Marshal Mike Chaney has repeated over and over.

It is a message that he will continue to repeat in order to protect lives in Mississippi

“Everyone must use extra precaution when using space heaters or alternative methods as heating sources. Space heating poses a much higher risk of fire, death and injury than central heating, and it cannot be stressed enough that using a stove to heat a home is extremely dangerous,” Chaney said.

“Every home should have a working smoke alarm. Working smoke alarms can cut the risk of people dying in home fires in half,” he added.

Fire safety education and preventing fire deaths continue to be priority goals of the State Fire Marshal’s office.

As you prepare for this week’s cold weather, the State Fire Marshal’s office offers these heating safety tips:
• Have a three-foot “kid-free zone” around open fires and space heaters.
• Supervise children when a fireplace, fire pit, or other space heater is being used. Use a sturdy, metal screen to prevent contact burns, which are even more common than flame burns.
• All heaters need space. Keep things that can burn, such as paper, bedding or furniture at least 3 feet away from heating equipment.
• Use heating equipment that has the label of a recognized testing laboratory.
• Never use your oven for heating.
• Install stationary space heating equipment, water heaters or central heating equipment, according to the local codes and manufacturer’s instructions.
o Have a qualified professional install the equipment.
o Make sure all fuel-burning vented equipment is vented to the outside to avoid carbon monoxide poisoning. CO is created when fuels burn incompletely. CO poisoning can cause illness and even death. Make sure the venting for exhaust is kept clear and unobstructed. This includes removal of snow and ice around the outlet to the outside.
• Install and maintain carbon monoxide alarms to avoid risk of carbon monoxide poisoning.
Portable electric space heaters
• Turn heaters off when you go to bed or leave the room.
• Use and purchase portable space heaters with an automatic shut off so if they’re tipped over, they will shut off.
• Place space heater on solid, flat surface.
• Plug power cords directly into outlets and never into an extension cord.
• Inspect for cracked or damaged, broken plugs or loose connections. Replace before using.
Fuel burning space heaters
• Always use the proper fuel as specified by the manufacturer.
• When refueling, allow the appliance to cool and refuel outside or in a well-ventilated area.
• When using the heater, open a window to ensure proper ventilation.
• In portable kerosene or other liquid-fueled space heaters, always use the proper grade of the proper fuel.
• All new unvented gas-fired space heaters have an oxygen depletion sensor that detects a reduced level of oxygen in the area where the heater is operating and shuts off the heater before a hazardous level of carbon monoxide accumulates. If you have an older heater without this feature, replace it.
• If the pilot light of your gas heater goes out, allow 5 minutes or more for the gas to go away before trying again, do not allow gas to accumulate, and light the match before you turn on the gas to the pilot to avoid risk of flashback.
• If you smell gas in your gas heater, do not attempt to light the appliance. Turn off all the controls and open doors and window. Call a gas service professional.
Wood burning stoves
• Install the stove, chimney connectors and chimneys following manufacturer’s instructions, or have a professional do the installation.
• Wood stoves should bear the label of a recognized testing laboratory.
• In wood stoves, burn only dry, seasoned wood. In pellet stoves, burn only dry, seasoned wood pellets.
• Start the fire with newspaper or kindling, never with a flammable liquid, such as lighter fluid, kerosene or gasoline.
• Keep the doors of your wood stove closed unless loading or stoking the live fire.
• Allow ashes to cool before disposing. Dispose of ashes in a tightly covered metal container, and keep the ash container at least 10 feet away from the home and any other nearby buildings. Douse and saturate with water.
Also, be a good neighbor. Check with the elderly or relatives and friends who may need additional assistance to ensure their safety. If you lose your heat, seal off unused rooms by stuffing towels in the cracks under the doors. At night, cover windows with extra blankets or sheets.

Should a fire break out in the home, have an emergency evacuation plan for the family to follow and have a designated meeting place for all family members. Once everyone is outside the burning home, call 911 and DO NOT RE-ENTER THE HOME UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES!!!

For more fire safety information and tips visit a special State Fire Marshal Heating Fire Safety page on the Mississippi Insurance Department website at www.mid.ms.gov




Meridian Main Street - Events Calendar - January 5th - 11th

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Meridian Main Street - Events Calendar - January 5th - 11th
Vol. lV No. 7

Monday, January 5, 2015

Event: 20% Off Estate Gold Jewelry
Location:Lucas Road
Time: All Week
For More Information: Call 601.483.0028
Art,Jewelry,Sculptures and Frames

Event:Fruit Trees
Location: Planters Supply
Time: All Week
For More Information: Call 601.693.2684
Lemon, lime, apple, plum, pear, fig, olive, pecan, pomegranate, muscadine, blackberry, kumquat, grapefruit, nectarine, peach!

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

Event: New Digital Design Subwoofers
Location: Hooper Electric Supply Co.
Time: All Week
For More Information: Call 601.693.2715

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

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

Tuesday, January 6, 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! 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 601.990.832
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:Trivia Night
Location: Weidmann's
Time: 8pm till close
For More Information: Call 601.581.5770
Happy Hour 4pm - 7pm

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

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

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

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Event: Dance Night WithDJ Yoda
Location:Rhythm & Brews
Time: 8pm - 2pm
For More Information: Call 601.282.5608

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

Friday, January 9, 2015

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

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

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

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

Saturday, January 10, 2015

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

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

Sunday, January 11, 2015

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

For all community events check out the Meridian Community Calendar

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




The 12th Annual Walk For Wishes

Lauderdale County Farm Bureau on Hwy 39
The 12th Annual Walk For Wishes Kickoff will be held Thursday February 5 from 5:30 to 7:00 pm at Lauderdale County Farm Bureau on Hwy 39. You can get information about the upcoming walk in April, walk packets, hear inspiring stories from some of the wish children, and ask questions to see if you would like to join us this year. Refreshments and door prizes. For more information please call Brenda at 601-483-8144.

Thanks,
Brenda Golisch
MAW Volunteer
601-483-8144





Make A Wish Pancake Breakfast / Walk For Wishes

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Make A Wish Pancake Breakfast, Saturday, January 24 from 7 to 9 AM at Applebees, Tickets are 5.00 each, dine in or carry out. Please get your tickets now so we can prepare for the number. All proceeds go to granting wishes in this area. For more information or get your tickets please contact Brenda at 601-483-8144.

The 12th Annual Walk For Wishes Kickoff will be held Thursday February 5 from 5:30 to 7:00 pm at Lauderdale County Farm Bureau on Hwy 39. You can get information about the upcoming walk in April, walk packets, hear inspiring stories from some of the wish children, and ask questions to see if you would like to join us this year. Refreshments and door prizes. For more information please call Brenda at 601-483-8144.

Thanks,
Brenda Golisch
MAW Volunteer
601-483-8144




2015 Art for Meridian Auction

Northwood Country Club
The 2015 Art for Meridian Auction will have their Pre-View Party
Jan. 9th from 6:00 - 8:00 pm at Northwood Country Club ....
THEN .... on Jan. 17th at Northwood Country Club ...
beginning at 6:00 pm, is the Silent Auction followed by a seated Gourmet Dinner and Live Auction.
(601) 917-4664




Musicians' Appreciation Service

Altare Baptist Church Newton, MS
Altare Baptist Church of Newton will have a Musicians' Appreciation Service, Jan. 11th at 2:00 pm




January is National Radon Action Month

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January is National Radon Action Month. Radon gas is becoming more of a widespread problem in the United States. In the U.S., one in fifteen homes are affected by elevated radon levels. Radon cannot be seen, it has no scent, and is colorless. Radon invades homes and buildings through foundation cracks and openings and even directly through concrete.
Radon gas is considered a carcinogen that comes from decayed radium and uranium in the soil. It is the #1 cause of lung cancer in non-smokers and causes people that do smoke greater chance of being diagnosed with lung cancer when exposed to this deadly gas. The EPA suggests levels of 4 (pCi/L) picocuries and above be addressed. Levels of 4 pCi/L is equivalent to 8 cigarettes a day or 250 chest x-rays per year. World Health Organization (WHO) states that 3% and 14% of lung cancer cases are caused by Radon, and suggests people take action against levels higher than 2.7 pCi/L.
The purpose of National Radon Action Month is to educate people about the health risks of radon, learning about radon gas itself, and also to inform everyone how to test their homes for radon and what actions need to be taken if there are high levels of radon present. Radon is a problem that affects millions of homes, daycares, schools, and buildings across the country. This is the time to get informed in order to stay safe and healthy in the place you spend most of your time. Check with your local health department and home improvement store for radon test kits. Visit www.RadonMonth.org for more information.




East Mississippi Baptist State Convention Christian Educators Conference

Mount Olive M.B. Church 544 Chaney Drive Meridian, MS 39301
East Mississippi Baptist State Convention Christian Educators Conference


February 20-21, 2015
Registration5:00 P.M.
Conference 6:00 P.M.

Held at Mount Olive M.B. Church
544 Chaney Drive
Meridian, MS 39301
Rev. A. D. Lewis, Host Pastor

Special Guest
Sis. Patricia Williams
Supervisor, Christian Education Accreditation and Credentials Division

Registration:
Churches - $275.00 (7 delegates)
Individual $100.00
******SPECIAL FEATURE*****
AWARDS NIGHT- RECEPTION
District Instructors of Year will be presented on Friday Night of Conference


Certified Courses and Interactive Workshop

2099 A -Dean Certification Part 1

7021–Strategies to Grow your Church

4010 Ordinances of Baptism and The Lord’s Supper

5008- Organizational Skills

2100 - Guidelines for Recertification of Deans

More information contact Cecil Ashford at 601-283-0152 or cecilashford@att.net

Rev. A. D. Lewis, Host Pastor




Men's Day Program

Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church 544 James Chaney Drive Meridian, MS 39307
The men of Mount Olive Baptist Church invite you to our Men Day program on January 11, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. The theme is “Who IS THE HEAD”, and the speaker will be Rev. Carlos Wilson, and songs provide by Ebenezer and Mount Olive male choruses.
A.D. Lewis, pastor




Waste Management’s CWM Emelle Facility recognized for its wildlife habitat program

Waste Management’s Chemical Waste Management Emelle, AL Facility
Waste Management’s CWM Emelle Facility recognized for its wildlife habitat program

Emelle facility is one of more than 100 sites across North America contributing to the company’s sustainability efforts by protecting native plants and animals

(EMELLE, ALA.) — Dec. 22, 2014 — Waste Management’s Chemical Waste Management Emelle Facility was honored at the Wildlife Habitat Council’s 26th Annual Symposium recently for its achievements in protecting and enhancing wildlife habitat. The facility earned recertification of its Wildlife at Work program, which was designed by the Wildlife Habitat Council to provide a structure for cooperative efforts between management, employees and community members to create, conserve and restore wildlife habitats.

The local effort is part of a national Waste Management program that protects animal and plant species on more than 27,000 acres across North America, representing an important contribution to the company’s previously stated goal of 100 certifications by 2020.

“The 42 Waste Management wildlife programs being certified and recertified by the Wildlife Habitat Council this year set the pace for the corporate conservation community,” said Margaret O’Gorman, president of the Wildlife Habitat Council. “Waste Management’s leadership in this field is underscored by the fact that they have 132 programs certified by the Wildlife Habitat Council, exceeding a goal established at the highest levels within the company and achieved by a broad coalition of employees and community volunteers.”

Through the leadership of CWM-Emelle District Manager Mike Davis and his dedicated staff, the CWM Emelle Facility focus is specific to deer management, and the facility’s wildlife team enrolled in the Alabama Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fish’s Alabama Cooperative Deer Management Assistance Program in 2010 in order to effectively manage deer, turkey, dove, and wild hog populations on site. Because deer overpopulation results in damage to forest understory, increases in disease prevalence, and decline in the overall health of the population, the team also implemented a comprehensive game-management program on-site.

As a supplement to the game management program, the CWM Emelle team actively controls weeds and invasive species on site, such as kudzu, lespedeza, and Johnson grass by using herbicides, bush hogging and hand pulling methods. They have also implemented prescribed burns and rotational mowing on native plants to encourage their growth.

“Waste Management began working with WHC because our employees understand that biodiversity and preservation of wildlife are important to the environment and sustainability,” said Waste Management President and CEO David Steiner. “Beyond helping to provide quality habitat for plants and animals, we believe these efforts are helping to create a more sustainable future for everyone.”

Waste Management has been working with WHC since 2000. In 2008, the company was the first recipient of the organization’s William W. Howard CEO Award, recognizing the company’s efforts in conservation, education and outreach efforts.

To read more about CWM Emelle’s program, please visit http://www.wm.com/wm/community/whc/index.asp

About WHC Certifications

Since 1990, WHC has certified 659 Wildlife at Work and 168 CLL programs worldwide. The certification program recognizes outstanding wildlife habitat management and environmental education efforts at corporate sites, and offers third-party validation of the benefits of such programs. Certification requirements are strict and require that sites apply for periodic renewal.
About Waste Management
Waste Management, based in Houston, Texas, is the leading provider of comprehensive waste management environmental services in North America. Through its subsidiaries, the company provides collection, transfer, recycling and resource recovery, and disposal services. It is also a leading developer, operator and owner of waste-to-energy and landfill gas-to-energy facilities in the United States. The company’s customers include residential, commercial, industrial, and municipal customers throughout North America. To learn more about the company visit www.wm.com or www.thinkgreen.com.

About the Wildlife Habitat Council

The Wildlife Habitat Council (WHC) is a nonprofit, non-lobbying organization dedicated to increasing the quality and amount of wildlife habitat on corporate, private and public lands. WHC devotes its resources to building partnerships with corporations and conservation groups to create solutions that balance the demands of economic growth with the requirements of a healthy, biodiverse and sustainable environment. WHC-assisted wildlife habitat and conservation education programs are found in 43 states, the District of Columbia and nine other countries. To learn more, visit www.wildlifehc.org.




Meridian Main Street - Events Calendar - December 22nd - December 28th

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Events Calendar - December 22nd - December 28th - Vol. lV No. 4

Monday, December 22, 2014

Event:Trees Of Christmas
Location:Merrehope
Time: All Week
For More Information: Call 601.483.8439
This years theme is "Moments to Remember," featuring trees decorated to depict special memories such as First Day of School, Peppermint Pops, Wedding, Graduation, etc. Both historic homes will be decked out with holiday decorations and theme decorated trees. Regular tours begin November 24 and run through December 30th, Monday - Saturday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., with last tour beginning at 4 p.m. Special events can be arranged on Sunday and in the evenings by appointment. Tours should be scheduled by calling the number above.

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

Event: New Digital Design Subwoofers
Location: Hooper Electric Supply Co.
Time: All Week
For More Information: Call 601.693.2715

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

Event: 20% Off Estate Gold Jewelry
Location:Lucas Road
Time: All Week
For More Information: Call 601.483.0028
Art,Jewelry,Sculptures and Frames

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

Event:Fruit Trees
Location: Planters Supply
Time: All Week
For More Information: Call 601.693.2684
Lemon, lime, apple, plum, pear, fig, olive, pecan, pomegranate, muscadine, blackberry, kumquat, grapefruit, nectarine, peach!

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

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! It will be available on a first come, first served basis for that day only!

Event: Tech Tuesday
Location:AOTECH Computers
Time: All Day
For More Information: Call 601.990.8324
Come in and learn how you can stay virus and malware free.

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

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Event: Open for lunch only
Location: Weidmann's
Time: 6pm - 8pm
For More Information: Call 601.581.5770
Happy Hour 4pm - 7pm.

Thursday, December 25, 2014

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

Friday, December 26, 2014

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

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

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

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

Saturday, December 27, 2014

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

Sunday, December 28, 2014

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

For all community events check out the Meridian Community Calendar




MPS - Out for Holiday Break

Meridian Public School District
We will be out and on Winter Break!!!
Will be back on Monday, January 5, 2015.

If you need me, please contact me via phone – 601.486.3388.

I hope you have a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!

Thanks,
Elizabeth

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





Center Ridge Baptist Church - Events Calendar - Jan. 7th - 17th, 2015

Center Ridge Baptist Church, in Shubuta MS
Center Ridge Baptist Church January 2015 Announcements
COLLINSVILLE LOCATION: Sevices at Collinsville Location will be on the 2nd and 4th Sundays.
NO CHURCH SERVICE AT COLLINSVILLE LOCATION: JANUARY 18 & 25, 2015
NO CHURCH SERVICE AT SHUBUTA LOCATION: JANUARY 18, 2015



Wonderful Word on Wednesday
January 7, 21, 28, 2015

Center Ridge Baptist Church, in Shubuta MS, will be hosting, “Wonderful Word on Wednesday,” on Wednesdays, January 7, 21, 28, 2015 @ 7:00 pm. For more information call (601) 776-3649. Pastor Lorenzo Carter.

New Foundation Theological Seminary Registration and Orientation
January 8, 2015
Center Ridge Baptist Church, in Shubuta MS, will be having,"New Foundation Theological Seminary Registration and Orientation" on Thursday, January 8, 2015 @ 6:30 p.m. For more information call (601) 776-3649. Pastor Lorenzo Carter.

Marriage Enrichment Class
January 14, 2015
Center Ridge Baptist Church, in Shubuta MS, will be hosting a,“Marriage Enrichment Class," on Wednesday, January 14, 2015 @ 7:00 p.m. For more information call (601) 776-3649. Pastor Lorenzo Carter.

Super Saturday Service
January 17, 2015
Center Ridge Baptist Church, in Shubuta MS, will be hosting, "Super Saturday Service," on Saturday, January 17, 2015 @ 10:30 a.m. For more information call (601) 776-3649. Pastor Lorenzo Carter.




EMCC LAUNCH PAD APPLAUDS SANDERSON PLUMBING EMPLOYEES

East Mississippi Community College
EMCC LAUNCH PAD APPLAUDS SANDERSON PLUMBING EMPLOYEES

MAYHEW – In the face of immense uncertainty, a group of employees laid off from the closed Sanderson Plumbing facility in Columbus have pushed ahead toward a new chapter. And in the process they inspired a group who specializes in new chapters.
Around 15 former Sanderson Plumbing employees now enrolled in adult basic education classes at East Mississippi Community College’s Launch Pad program gathered for a reception Monday at EMCC’s Golden Triangle campus. The former Sanderson crew is still in the thick of their efforts to enroll in Workforce training classes at EMCC. But first they had to earn at least a bronze Career Readiness Certificate through the WorkKeys test, which is no small task for someone who’s been out of school for decades.
“Sanderson Plumbing was one of the few places that still hired people without a high school diploma. A lot of them thought they’d never work anywhere but Sanderson Plumbing, so they were completely out of their comfort zone. But they came in and gave this program their complete and total effort. So we felt like we ought to congratulate them,” said Jim Bearden, director of the Launch Pad, EMCC’s ABE-GED division.
As Sanderson Plumbing shut down in stages between January and May of 2014, displaced employees were offered the opportunity through the WIN Job Center to enroll at the Launch Pad and learn a fresh set of employable skills. Many were apprehensive about becoming a student again, to say the least.
“I thought ‘Oh, Lord! What am I going to do? I’ve been out of school for 41 years!” said Kathy Smith, who was relatively new to Sanderson Plumbing with just eight years under her belt.
“What they teach now isn’t the same stuff they taught when I was in school. But they told me, ‘Don’t worry about it. You’re going to do great.’ And they helped me every step of the way. I’ve never had people who pushed me like that and said, ‘You can do it.’”
Mary Davis of Brooksville spent 20 years at Sanderson Plumbing.
“I was just wondering how I’m going to pay these bills. I’m too old to go back to school. But I came out and met everyone and, once I took that first step, it didn’t take that long. Once you take that first step, it’s a whole lot easier than you thought,” she said.
Trent Ivy of Columbus had almost 29 years in the books at Sanderson Plumbing. And he thought he was done learning math for the rest of his life.
“It was hard at first. A lot of formulas, I didn’t remember. But they were very patient with us and eventually it all came back to me,” he said.
Columbus Mayor Robert Smith also attended the reception and told the former Sanderson Plumbing employees how impressed he was to see them all reroute their lives.
“I admire you all for staying focused and committed. You’ve got a second chance. And if you weren’t serious about it, you wouldn’t be here right now,” said Smith.
Having achieved their Career Readiness Certificates through the Launch Pad, most of the former Sanderson Plumbing group will move on to Workforce classes through the Manufacturing Technology and Engineering Division at EMCC’s GT campus. Students who have a high school diploma or earn their GEDs are eligible to participate in any of the MTE Division’s Workforce classes, while those students without a GED can still enroll in EMCC’s welding, carpentry or HVAC programs.
“This opportunity and EMCC have given me hope,” said Kathy Smith, who will start EMCC’s health care data technician course in January.
“Everything I’ve learned in my life, I’ve learned through experience. Now this is my second life.”


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



CPRAM offers communication majors scholarship at two/four-year colleges

Jones County Junior College
CPRAM offers communication majors scholarship at two/four-year colleges

ELLISVILLE-State college public relations officials are encouraging students to continue their interest in the area of communications at Mississippi’s community and senior colleges by offering two $500 scholarships high school seniors and current college students can apply to receive.

Students applying for the CPRAM (College Public Relations Association of Mississippi) scholarship must be majoring in one of the following fields of study: public relations, communications, journalism, advertising, mass communications, political communications, crisis management, graphic design, or other communication-oriented majors. The scholarships could be awarded to a student entering or enrolled at the state’s two-year colleges or the state’s four-year colleges. The student must also be a full-time student.

Scholarship applicants must be in good standing and present three letters of recommendation from individuals connected to his/her academic institution. This includes college advisors, high school teacher/official, home-school teacher, etc. Students may be recommended by an active CPRAM member.

The applicants must complete the scholarship application and have it returned to the scholarship committee no later than Feb. 13, 2015. Applicants also must include a 500-word essay entitled, “With all the changes being made in the field of Communications, what skills do I have to keep up with these changes?”

Students receiving the scholarship can be awarded the scholarship for more than one year, but they must re-apply every year. The scholarship committee reserves the right to make its decision based on need, merit and the number of applicants each year.

CPRAM reserves the right to withdraw this scholarship if a student withdraws from school during the award year, changes his/her major, fails to maintain a 2.0 GPA or other grave instances of misconduct.

The committee will announce the winner(s) during its annual conference held in May 2015. The scholarship will then be awarded for the 2015 fall term.

For more information, contact CPRAM scholarship chairman Steve Diffey at (662) 472-9068 or sdiffey@holmescc.edu, or Scholarship Committee member at JCJC, Teresa McCreery at (601) 477-4032 or teresa.mccreery@jcjc.edu

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

For more information, contact CPRAM scholarship chairman Steve Diffey at (662) 472-9068 or sdiffey@holmescc.edu, or Scholarship Committee member at JCJC, Teresa McCreery at (601) 477-4032 or teresa.mccreery@jcjc.edu


JCJC New Century Scholars/All-State American Team representatives selected

Jones County Junior College
JCJC New Century Scholars/All-State American Team representatives selected
ELLISVILLE – Seven Jones County Junior College sophomores were recently nominated for Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society’s New Century Scholars/All-State American Team honors. These students were nominated by faculty members and then selected by the JCJC Scholarship Committee. They have maintained a 3.5 to 4.0 GPA, have taken challenging academic courses, have completed a minimum of 36 hours, are busy serving the community and college in various ways, and did well in an interview with the Scholarship Committee.
The nominees were Anna Beth Houston, a political science major from Laurel; Trey Black, a physical therapy major from Ellisville; Joseph “Chip” Cooley, an art, English and film major form Laurel; Destini Meadows, a biology major from Richton; Chris Morgan, a bio-chemistry major from Madison; Ryan Shoemake, a nuclear research major from Laurel and Bridgette Wagner, a chemical engineering major from D’Iberville. Meadows and Morgan were chosen from the seven to go on to compete for state titles and national honors.
“I’m very excited about the path you’re taking. It was a very difficult decision for the Scholarship Committee to choose the group from the nearly 5,000 JCJC students and then narrow it down to two students. All of you make me proud to be a part of Jones,” said Dr. Mark Taylor, Dean of Academic Affairs.
He added each student has the opportunity to earn additional scholarships through Phi Theta Kappa and other organizations as a nominee.
“We are very honored to be chosen to represent JCJC,” said Meadows. “We will do our best to make the college proud as we continue to ‘compete,’” added Morgan.
Meadows is involved at Jones as PTK’s Director of Honors in Action project and is coordinating organ donation drives on campus in memory of a friend of hers. She is also a member of the English honor society, Sigma Kappa Delta, she has been on the Dean’s Honor Roll and is a recipient of a JCJC Foundation Scholarship
She has also helped build a house for Habitat for Humanity, volunteered to be on the campus blood drive committee and is a tutor in the Student Success Center. Her future plans include earning her bachelor’s degree from Mississippi College with an emphasis in medical sciences and applying for medical school at the University of Mississippi.
Morgan is a JCJC Bobcat Baseball player and was a part of the state and district championship 2013 team. He is a member of the Charles Pickering Honors Institute, an FCA lead team member, PTK member and earned All-Region 23 team honors and MACJC All-State 1st team honors in baseball. Morgan also earned the Coach Elmer Higginbotham Memorial Scholarship. His future plans include getting his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Mississippi State and then apply for the University of Mississippi Medical College with plans to be an orthopedic surgeon. He has spent many summers being a camp counselor for Branson Missouri’s Kanakuk Kamps. He has been a devotional and motivational speaker from Madison Central High School’s football and baseball teams and is a Disciple Now leader at his home church, First Baptist Church of Madison.
Now the students will furiously work on writing about their volunteer efforts for the PTK selection committee. Mooney and Warren will be honored next spring in Jackson upon the conclusion of the competition. The USA Today Academic Team program annually recognizes 60 outstanding two-year college students. First, Second, and Third Teams, each consisting of 20 members, are selected from the nominees. The 20 First Team members receive stipends of $2,500 each. All 60 members of the All- USA Academic Team and their colleges receive extensive national recognition through coverage in USA TODAY.

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




JCJC’s practical nursing program graduates 31 students

Jones County Junior College
JCJC’s practical nursing program graduates 31 students

ELLISVILLE – Thirty-one new practical nursing graduates of Jones County Junior College’s one-year program are ready to enter the workforce. The Practical Nursing Pinning Ceremony signified the completion of the program. These JCJC graduates are now ready to take the national licensure exam, which is necessary before they can begin working as an LPN.

“Job prospects are very good in the Pine Belt,” according to JCJC Practical Nursing Program Director, Lori Tally. “Many of our students already have jobs lined up or have been working in the medical field while working towards their degrees and many of the hospitals and medical facilities in the area seek out our graduates.”

One new JCJC graduate, Sabrina Peterson of Sumrall was out of work last year when she entered the JCJC practical nursing program with the hopes of a brighter future.

“I wanted to pursue this degree,” said Peterson. “I’ve always had the heart to be a nurse. I have a five year old little boy; he was my motivation through this….He’s always saying, ‘Mommy you can do it, you would be an awesome nurse, mommy’, so here I am today.”

Peterson said she will be back in school to get her R.N. and Bachelor’s in nursing, but is proud of this first step in her educational journey.

During the pinning ceremony, JCJC students reflected on their year long journey highlighting obstacles and their favorite teacher’s memories. The day concluded with the traditional candle or lamp lighting which was inspired by Florence Nightingale’s search for patients during the Crimean War in 1854 with a lamp. The new practical nursing graduates also took the nursing oath before friends and relatives who gathered for this special occasion.

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




Waste Pro Christmas Holiday Schedule for City of Meridian

Waste Pro of Mississippi
(From the City of Meridian)

Waste Pro Christmas Holiday Schedule for City of Meridian

Monday – Wednesday routes will run as normal

No Routes will run Christmas Day, Thursday, December 25th

Thursday’s route will be picked up Friday, December 26th

Friday’s route will be picked up Saturday, December 27th

All routes will run as normal for the week of New Year’s. We will collect on New Year’s Day.

We ask that all garbage be curbside by 7am on the routed service days

Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Thank you in advance,
Cassandra F. Reece
Residential & Dossier Clerk
Waste Pro of Mississippi
Division 602
Ph: 601-483-9777
Fax: 601-483-9787
creece@wasteprousa.com




JCJC’s practical nursing program graduates 31 students

Jones County Junior College
JCJC’s practical nursing program graduates 31 students

ELLISVILLE – Thirty-one new practical nursing graduates of Jones County Junior College’s one-year program are ready to enter the workforce. The Practical Nursing Pinning Ceremony signified the completion of the program. These JCJC graduates are now ready to take the national licensure exam, which is necessary before they can begin working as an LPN.

“Job prospects are very good in the Pine Belt,” according to JCJC Practical Nursing Program Director, Lori Tally. “Many of our students already have jobs lined up or have been working in the medical field while working towards their degrees and many of the hospitals and medical facilities in the area seek out our graduates.”

One new JCJC graduate, Sabrina Peterson of Sumrall was out of work last year when she entered the JCJC practical nursing program with the hopes of a brighter future.

“I wanted to pursue this degree,” said Peterson. “I’ve always had the heart to be a nurse. I have a five year old little boy; he was my motivation through this….He’s always saying, ‘Mommy you can do it, you would be an awesome nurse, mommy’, so here I am today.”

Peterson said she will be back in school to get her R.N. and Bachelor’s in nursing, but is proud of this first step in her educational journey.

During the pinning ceremony, JCJC students reflected on their year long journey highlighting obstacles and their favorite teacher’s memories. The day concluded with the traditional candle or lamp lighting which was inspired by Florence Nightingale’s search for patients during the Crimean War in 1854 with a lamp. The new practical nursing graduates also took the nursing oath before friends and relatives who gathered for this special occasion.

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




JCJC’s practical nursing program graduates 31 students

Jones County Junior College
JCJC’s practical nursing program graduates 31 students

ELLISVILLE – Thirty-one new practical nursing graduates of Jones County Junior College’s one-year program are ready to enter the workforce. The Practical Nursing Pinning Ceremony signified the completion of the program. These JCJC graduates are now ready to take the national licensure exam, which is necessary before they can begin working as an LPN.

“Job prospects are very good in the Pine Belt,” according to JCJC Practical Nursing Program Director, Lori Tally. “Many of our students already have jobs lined up or have been working in the medical field while working towards their degrees and many of the hospitals and medical facilities in the area seek out our graduates.”

One new JCJC graduate, Sabrina Peterson of Sumrall was out of work last year when she entered the JCJC practical nursing program with the hopes of a brighter future.

“I wanted to pursue this degree,” said Peterson. “I’ve always had the heart to be a nurse. I have a five year old little boy; he was my motivation through this….He’s always saying, ‘Mommy you can do it, you would be an awesome nurse, mommy’, so here I am today.”

Peterson said she will be back in school to get her R.N. and Bachelor’s in nursing, but is proud of this first step in her educational journey.

During the pinning ceremony, JCJC students reflected on their year long journey highlighting obstacles and their favorite teacher’s memories. The day concluded with the traditional candle or lamp lighting which was inspired by Florence Nightingale’s search for patients during the Crimean War in 1854 with a lamp. The new practical nursing graduates also took the nursing oath before friends and relatives who gathered for this special occasion.

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




JCJC’s practical nursing program graduates 31 students

Jones County Junior College
JCJC’s practical nursing program graduates 31 students

ELLISVILLE – Thirty-one new practical nursing graduates of Jones County Junior College’s one-year program are ready to enter the workforce. The Practical Nursing Pinning Ceremony signified the completion of the program. These JCJC graduates are now ready to take the national licensure exam, which is necessary before they can begin working as an LPN.

“Job prospects are very good in the Pine Belt,” according to JCJC Practical Nursing Program Director, Lori Tally. “Many of our students already have jobs lined up or have been working in the medical field while working towards their degrees and many of the hospitals and medical facilities in the area seek out our graduates.”

One new JCJC graduate, Sabrina Peterson of Sumrall was out of work last year when she entered the JCJC practical nursing program with the hopes of a brighter future.

“I wanted to pursue this degree,” said Peterson. “I’ve always had the heart to be a nurse. I have a five year old little boy; he was my motivation through this….He’s always saying, ‘Mommy you can do it, you would be an awesome nurse, mommy’, so here I am today.”

Peterson said she will be back in school to get her R.N. and Bachelor’s in nursing, but is proud of this first step in her educational journey.

During the pinning ceremony, JCJC students reflected on their year long journey highlighting obstacles and their favorite teacher’s memories. The day concluded with the traditional candle or lamp lighting which was inspired by Florence Nightingale’s search for patients during the Crimean War in 1854 with a lamp. The new practical nursing graduates also took the nursing oath before friends and relatives who gathered for this special occasion.

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




JCJC’s practical nursing program graduates 31 students

Jones County Junior College
JCJC’s practical nursing program graduates 31 students

ELLISVILLE – Thirty-one new practical nursing graduates of Jones County Junior College’s one-year program are ready to enter the workforce. The Practical Nursing Pinning Ceremony signified the completion of the program. These JCJC graduates are now ready to take the national licensure exam, which is necessary before they can begin working as an LPN.

“Job prospects are very good in the Pine Belt,” according to JCJC Practical Nursing Program Director, Lori Tally. “Many of our students already have jobs lined up or have been working in the medical field while working towards their degrees and many of the hospitals and medical facilities in the area seek out our graduates.”

One new JCJC graduate, Sabrina Peterson of Sumrall was out of work last year when she entered the JCJC practical nursing program with the hopes of a brighter future.

“I wanted to pursue this degree,” said Peterson. “I’ve always had the heart to be a nurse. I have a five year old little boy; he was my motivation through this….He’s always saying, ‘Mommy you can do it, you would be an awesome nurse, mommy’, so here I am today.”

Peterson said she will be back in school to get her R.N. and Bachelor’s in nursing, but is proud of this first step in her educational journey.

During the pinning ceremony, JCJC students reflected on their year long journey highlighting obstacles and their favorite teacher’s memories. The day concluded with the traditional candle or lamp lighting which was inspired by Florence Nightingale’s search for patients during the Crimean War in 1854 with a lamp. The new practical nursing graduates also took the nursing oath before friends and relatives who gathered for this special occasion.

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




JCJC’s practical nursing program graduates 31 students

Jones County Junior College
JCJC’s practical nursing program graduates 31 students

ELLISVILLE – Thirty-one new practical nursing graduates of Jones County Junior College’s one-year program are ready to enter the workforce. The Practical Nursing Pinning Ceremony signified the completion of the program. These JCJC graduates are now ready to take the national licensure exam, which is necessary before they can begin working as an LPN.

“Job prospects are very good in the Pine Belt,” according to JCJC Practical Nursing Program Director, Lori Tally. “Many of our students already have jobs lined up or have been working in the medical field while working towards their degrees and many of the hospitals and medical facilities in the area seek out our graduates.”

One new JCJC graduate, Sabrina Peterson of Sumrall was out of work last year when she entered the JCJC practical nursing program with the hopes of a brighter future.

“I wanted to pursue this degree,” said Peterson. “I’ve always had the heart to be a nurse. I have a five year old little boy; he was my motivation through this….He’s always saying, ‘Mommy you can do it, you would be an awesome nurse, mommy’, so here I am today.”

Peterson said she will be back in school to get her R.N. and Bachelor’s in nursing, but is proud of this first step in her educational journey.

During the pinning ceremony, JCJC students reflected on their year long journey highlighting obstacles and their favorite teacher’s memories. The day concluded with the traditional candle or lamp lighting which was inspired by Florence Nightingale’s search for patients during the Crimean War in 1854 with a lamp. The new practical nursing graduates also took the nursing oath before friends and relatives who gathered for this special occasion.

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




ANNUAL "TRADITIONAL CANDLE LIGHTING MASS"

THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH OF THE MEDIATOR
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JCJC’s practical nursing program graduates 31 students

Jones County Junior College
JCJC’s practical nursing program graduates 31 students

ELLISVILLE – Thirty-one new practical nursing graduates of Jones County Junior College’s one-year program are ready to enter the workforce. The Practical Nursing Pinning Ceremony signified the completion of the program. These JCJC graduates are now ready to take the national licensure exam, which is necessary before they can begin working as an LPN.

“Job prospects are very good in the Pine Belt,” according to JCJC Practical Nursing Program Director, Lori Tally. “Many of our students already have jobs lined up or have been working in the medical field while working towards their degrees and many of the hospitals and medical facilities in the area seek out our graduates.”

One new JCJC graduate, Sabrina Peterson of Sumrall was out of work last year when she entered the JCJC practical nursing program with the hopes of a brighter future.

“I wanted to pursue this degree,” said Peterson. “I’ve always had the heart to be a nurse. I have a five year old little boy; he was my motivation through this….He’s always saying, ‘Mommy you can do it, you would be an awesome nurse, mommy’, so here I am today.”

Peterson said she will be back in school to get her R.N. and Bachelor’s in nursing, but is proud of this first step in her educational journey.

During the pinning ceremony, JCJC students reflected on their year long journey highlighting obstacles and their favorite teacher’s memories. The day concluded with the traditional candle or lamp lighting which was inspired by Florence Nightingale’s search for patients during the Crimean War in 1854 with a lamp. The new practical nursing graduates also took the nursing oath before friends and relatives who gathered for this special occasion.

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




MCC Calendar of Events - Jan. 2015

Meridian Community College
Calendar of Events January 2015
Workforce Education Class, Network Maintenance, Jan. 2-March 30, 6-9 p.m., Call 601-482-7445.

MCC reopens for spring registration, Jan. 5.

ABE/GED Registration, Jan. 6 and 8, 9 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., Ralph Young Center.

Spring classes begin, Jan. 12. Contact Angela Payne, 601-481-1357.

MCC Basketball, Jan. 8: MCC vs. East Mississippi Community College, 5:30 p.m., women, 7:30 p.m., men; Jan. 13: MCC vs. Southwest Mississippi Community College, 5:30 p.m., women; 7:30 p.m., men; Jan. 22, MCC vs. Copiah-Lincoln Community College, 5:30 p.m., women; 7:30 p.m., men. Contact: Sander Atkinson, 601-484-8707.

Workforce Education Class, Basic Electricity, Jan. 8-12, 6-9 p.m., Workforce Development Center. Call 601-482-7445

ABE/GED Registration, Jan. 9 and 10, 9 a.m., Ralph Young Center.

Workforce Development Class, Cabinetry and Woodworking, Jan. 13-May 14, 6-9 p.m., Tuesdays. Call 601-482-7445.

Workforce Development Class, Basic Welding, Day Class, Jan. 16-March 20, 7 a.m.-noon, Workforce Development Center. Call 601-482-7445.

MLK Birthday Observance Celebration, Jan. 15, 1 p.m. MCC McCain Theater, Ivy Hall. Rhonda Smith, 601-484-8645.

Arts & Letters Series concert, Tony Pasko and Friends, Jan. 13, 7 p.m., McCain Theater. Call 601-484-8696.

Workforce Development Class, Forklift Training, Jan. 16, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Room 101 MCC Workforce Development Center. Call 601-482-7445.

College closed in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Jan. 19. Classes resume Tuesday, Jan. 20.

Continuing Education class, Classical Ballet, Jan. 20, Jan. 22. Call 601-482-7445.]

Workforce Development Class, Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Basic Refresher, Jan. 20-Feb 5, 5-9 p.m., Emergency Medical Science Academy. Call 601-482-7445.

GED Graduation, Jan. 20, 6 p.m., Dulaney Room. Call 601-484-8798.

Arts & Letters Series concert, Mike Mulligan and his Steam Shovel, Jan. 22, 7 p.m., McCain Theater. Call 601-484-8696.

Workforce Development Class, Introduction to Network Cabling C-Tech/Copper-Based Systems, Jan. 22-April 2, 6-10 p.m., Workforce Development Center. Call 601-482-7445.

Workforce Development Class, Basic Welding-Night Class, Jan. 22-April 2, 6-10 p.m., Ross Collins Vocational Center Welding Shop. Call 601-482-7445.

Workforce Development Class, Basic Plumbing, Jan. 23-March 27, 6-9 p.m., MCC Workforce Development Center. Call 601-482-7445.

Continuing Education class, ServSafe, Jan. 24, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Culinary Arts Building. Call 601-482-7445.

Workforce Development Class, Street Defensive Driving, Jan. 24, 8 a.m.- 5 p.m., Workforce Development Center. Call 601-482-7445.

Workforce Development class, Call Center Customer Service Day Classes, Jan. 26-28, 8 a.m.- 4 p.m., Webb Hall Room 129. 601-482-7445.

Workforce Development class, Call Center Customer Service Evening Classes, Jan. 26-Feb. 19, 5-9 p.m.,Webb Hall Room 129. 601-482-7445.

Continuing Education class, Wellness Workshop, Jan. 26, 5:30 p.m. Call 601-482-7445.

Workforce Development Class, HVAC 1-Part II, Jan. 26-May 4, 6-9 p.m., Reed Hall. Call 601-482-7445.

Workforce Development Class, HVAC II-Part II, Jan. 27-May 5, 6-9 p.m., Reed Hall. Call 601-482-7445.

Continuing Education Class, Clay Sculpture, 9-11 a.m., Jan. 27 or Jan. 28. Call 601-482-7445.

Continuing Education Class, Art with Abby: Petite Picasso Art Camp, Jan. 29-March 5, 4 p.m. Call 601-482-7445.

Continuing Education Class, Lifeguard Training, Jan. 30-Feb. 8, Damon Fitness Center. Call 601-482-7445.

Computer Class, Basic of Computers, Jan. 30, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Webb Hall. Call 601-482-7445.

Kay Thomas
Director of College Promotions
Meridian Community College
910 Highway 19 North
Meridian, MS 39307
601-484-8689
kthomas@meridiancc.edu



Meridian Public School Events ...

See Schedule
Faith Baptist Church Brings Christmas to Oakland Heights
Thursday, December 18 – 10:30 a.m.
The members of Faith Baptist Church have adopted six families from Oakland Heights Elementary School that are in need this Christmas season. The church is generously donating Christmas gifts to those families. Church members will be dropping off the gifts and items on Thursday at 10:30 a.m.
Faith Baptist Church has also adopted Oakland Heights Elementary as an Adopt-A-School sponsor, and they do numerous things for the school throughout the year.

Poplar Springs Elementary 28th Annual Giving Feast
Friday, December 19 – 9:00 a.m.
Poplar Springs Auditorium
"The Giving Feast,” a well-loved tradition at Poplar Springs, integrates the arts in a celebration of this season of giving. During the month of December, students collect new toys and bikes for Wesley House and at "The Giving Feast" the abundance of gifts are revealed! It is a celebration to warm the heart!


Also, we will be out of school for Winter Break from Monday, December 22 through Monday, January 5. Students will return to school on Tuesday, January 6.

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




JCJC faculty and staff accomplishments honored

Jones County Junior College
JCJC faculty and staff accomplishments honored
ELLISVILLE - Sixteen Jones County Junior College faculty and staff members were recently honored for their accomplishments in the workplace. The Appreciation Awards began in 2004 and focus on four individuals from three categories of employees: faculty, office staff and administrative support, and employees working in, maintenance, housekeeping, campus grounds and campus police. Each staff employee finalist was awarded a cash prize of $125 and the overall winner received $625. Faculty finalists each received a cash prize of $250 and the overall winner received $1,000. Three individual honors were also bestowed upon the selected employees at the luncheon, including the Leadership Award for Administrative Excellence, SODEXHO Employee Award of Excellence and the Barbara and Gary Sauls Award for Excellence in Teaching Humanities.
The Faculty Recognition Program was designed and funded by the JCJC Foundation, Inc., and the college, with the luncheon sponsored by the JCJC Student Government Association, the college and the JCJC Foundation. Finalists are selected and interviewed by the Faculty and Staff Recognition Program Selection Committee. The finalists for the faculty awards were Dr. Ronnie Bishop-Social Sciences; Larry Looney, Industrial Services; Meri Ford Newell-Fine Arts; Rhonda Robertson-Science and Benji Sessums-Health and Human Services.
Dr. Bishop won the overall award in recognition of his 25 years in education at JCJC. As the division chair of the Social Sciences Department he teaches philosophy and religion classes, as well as overseeing dozens of sociology majors. Some of Dr. Bishops’ honors include being named Humanities Teacher of the Year in 2009, Jeff Meaders Check Pilot of the Year for the Mississippi Sqaudron of the Civil Air Patrol in 2010, Volunteer of the Year at South Jones Elementary School in 2009 for English tutoring and the Horizon Award for New Advisor of the Year from Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society in 1995.
Dr. Bishop basically believes teachers are on a mission and may feel like they are in the mission fields trying to get students to learn. “In my opinion, good teachers are on a mission. They expect their students to learn. They plan for learning to happen. They take their students’ failure personally, and they make a plan for preventing that failure. I am convinced that education is life’s highest calling,” said Dr. Bishop. He added, “Teaching today requires a plan for success. Teaching is not successful if the ‘bait’ is only put out. The teacher succeeds only when the bait is taken, learning has occurred and the world is changed.”
He’s not just an advocate for being a great teacher. Dr. Bishop has a few thoughts on the importance of being a good learner as a teacher too.
“To learn continually means not only to remain current in one’s own field but to also branch out and learn just for the sake of learning. This is why I have learned to fly, have learned Spanish and I have begun to study Mississippi history since finishing my degrees. Good learners make good teachers.”
Another member of the JCJC faculty being recognized was Larry Looney, an automotive technology instructor. For sixteen years he has taught hundreds of students the ‘art’ of auto repair. He has repaired many JCJC employees’ cars while teaching students and giving them practical applications of the methods Looney teaches. He received a cash prize and a plaque for his work.
Meri Newell has been teaching at JCJC for 25 years and also serves as the assistant director of bands. She has been the voice of the Maroon Typhoon Marching Band half time show along with giving private lessons for woodwind students, teaching music appreciation classes and assisting the band director in managing the band’s performances. She has inspired many students and adults by volunteering her time with the Cancer Relay for Life program for years before she was diagnosed and is now a cancer survivor.
For 22 years, Rhonda Robertson has been teaching chemistry at Jones. She is a member of an administrative and faculty committee serving to liaise between JCJC and the polymer science program at USM, assisting students with the transition as well as providing research opportunities. Robertson has also assisted with several campus recruiting events and she has presented chemistry field career options for students. Her list of community involvement spans the gamut of teaching ESL classes through the Jones County Baptist Association to being an officer in the South Jones Show Choir and Soccer Booster Clubs. She is married to Ronnie Robertson, and they have three children.
Benji Sessums has been an EMT instructor for eight years and is now the program director. He has served on several Homecoming committees and he and his students assist with campus blood drives, Special Olympics and the Jones County School Districts’ Farmer Safety Day and teach CPR to fourth and fifth graders during that event. Sessums manages to work for two ambulance services: Emserve in Laurel and the Stone County ambulance service in Wiggins. When he’s not saving lives, he’s saving souls as the pastor of Carson Baptist Church in Jeff Davis County with his wife and two kids.
A new award was introduced this year to a member of the JCJC cafeteria staff. The SODEXHO Employee Award of Excellence for 2014 was given to Linda Hutto who has served Board of Trustees Members to students and community members for the last 20 years. Pat Williams, SODEXHO office manager said, “Linda puts her heart in everything she does. We just love her!”
Hutto received a plaque and a cash award for her service.
The Leadership Award for Administrative Excellence was established two years ago to honor a mid-level administrator whose commitment to the profession has stood out amongst their peers. Campus Police Chief, Stan Livingston was chosen as the recipient of this honor for his four years as the police chief and for taking on the challenge of changing how the department operates. Livingston has basically implemented the same standards for JCJC as a city police department would enforce. Dr. Smith praised his efforts for transforming the department by going over and beyond to provide a convenient service for students. Livingston received a plaque and a cash award.
The Office Staff and Administrative Support nominees included Tara Dupree who has worked in Admissions for 13 years at the college. Kristen Register has served nine years in the Health Clinic and has been called out on several campus emergencies utilizing her paramedic skills. For 18 years, Daphne Yeager has worked in the President’s and Business Offices and has proved to be a “vital” employee. The overall winner for the Office Staff and Administrative Support employees is Regina Poole Clark. She has worked in the Student Services and Academic Dean’s Office’s for 24 years.
In the maintenance, housekeeping, campus grounds and campus police departments, Gerald Griffin was recognized for his three years working in transportation and grounds. Stella Chapman’s 24 years in housekeeping earned her a spot as a finalist. Jeffrey Morris was also commended for his 13 years in the transportation and grounds departments. The top award went to Ravel Anderson who has worked in housekeeping for five years.
English instructor, Dr. David Lowery was honored with the Barbara and Gary Sauls Award for Excellence in Teaching Humanities. He received a $500 cash award in recognition of his abilities as a Humanities instructor who exemplifies intellectual integrity in the classroom, encourages independent analytical thinking skills, engenders a love for humanitarian pursuits and fosters a positive rapport with students. He was also recognized as the Faculty and Staff Associations’ member of the Year.
This Humanities award was initiated by JCJC alumni, Mr. & Mrs. Gary W. “Buddy” and Barbara Sauls. Their daughter, Tracy was a 1990 JCJC graduate. Mr. Sauls was a former JCJC Board of Trustees member and Mrs. Saul is currently on the JCJC Foundation board.

Picture cutline SODEXHO employee award of excellence linda hutto: A new award was given this year to recognize the efforts of JCJC’s cafeteria employees who work for SODEXHO. Linda Hutto was honored with a plaque and a cash award for her 20 years of outstanding service.

Picture cutline Leadership Award for Administrative Excellence: JCJC’s Campus Police Chief, Stan Livingston was the recipient of the Leadership Award for Administrative Excellence award.

Picture Cutline for Barbara and Gary Sauls Award for Excellence in Teaching Humanities: Recipient of the Barbara and Gary Sauls Award for Excellence in Teaching Humanities, Dr. David Lowery is pictured on the right with JCJC VP of Advancement and JCJC Foundation Inc., Executive Director, Charlie Garretson.

Picture Cutline Faculty Recognition winners: Five faculty members were recognized for their
accomplishments in the classroom and community recently. Pictured left to right are finalists: Benji Sessums-Health and Human Services, Rhonda Robertson-Science, Overall Faculty Winner, Ronnie Bishop-Social Science, and finalists, Larry Looney-Industrial Services and Meri Newell-Fine Arts.

Picture Cutline recognition award Office Staff recognition: JCJC former Student Services and current Academic Dean’s Administrative Assistant, Regina Poole Clark (left) took home the top prize at the JCJC Employee Recognition luncheon for her accomplishments in her department and in the community. She is pictured with finalists, Kristen Register and Tara Dupree. Not pictured: Daphne Yeager.

Picture Cutline employee recognition award maintenance, housekeeping, transportation and campus police recognition:
JCJC’s Ravel Anderson (left) earned the top award for his accomplishments in the housekeeping department at the JCJC Employee Recognition luncheon. He is pictured with finalists, (left to right) Jeffrey Morris, Stella Chapman and Gerald Griffin.


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




JCJC “Bake Off” tests decorating skills

Jones County Junior College
JCJC “Bake Off” tests decorating skills
ELLISVILLE – Seven Jones County Junior College culinary arts students’ baking skills were put to the test recently. The Cake Show “Bake Off” tests the student’s baking and decorating skills as well as presentation of their product. Ariana Harrison of McComb made a wedding cake with a fall color theme learning a new way to create flowers.

“This was my first time working with gum paste to create flowers. I hope to do it again and be like my mom who bakes cakes out of her home,” said Harrison.

Petal’s Brenda Hegwood created an elegant red and black themed cake. She said she loves to cook but baking was a challenge for her.

“It was very time consuming. I love to cook but I’m not sure I want to bake for a living so I’m glad I had this opportunity in class.”

JCJC culinary arts instructor, Gloria Newell explained, “TV cooking shows don’t really show what it takes to cook a meal or decorate a cake. There’s a lot more to it than what you see on TV.”
Richton’s Jacqulyn Smith-Laythe said she loves to bake for her family but this assignment made her realize she is not a baker! Making this cake took 24 hours and we had to do it in small segments throughout the week.

“I have a huge appreciation for bakers because you have to have patience. The whole process is not easy. Laying out the fondant, getting wrinkles out and trying to measure how much you need to cover the cake is not as easy as it seems,” said Smith Laythe.

JCJC’s culinary program exposes students to a variety of cooking styles and venues but Newell stresses the basics. She added, if a student has a good foundation to build upon, students will be more marketable upon graduation. For more information about the JCJC culinary arts program contact Newell or Micah Moore at 601-477-4209 or email micah.moore@jcjc.edu or Gloria.newell@jcjc.edu.


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




JCJC “Bake Off” tests decorating skills

Jones County Junior College
JCJC “Bake Off” tests decorating skills
ELLISVILLE – Seven Jones County Junior College culinary arts students’ baking skills were put to the test recently. The Cake Show “Bake Off” tests the student’s baking and decorating skills as well as presentation of their product. Ariana Harrison of McComb made a wedding cake with a fall color theme learning a new way to create flowers.

“This was my first time working with gum paste to create flowers. I hope to do it again and be like my mom who bakes cakes out of her home,” said Harrison.

Petal’s Brenda Hegwood created an elegant red and black themed cake. She said she loves to cook but baking was a challenge for her.

“It was very time consuming. I love to cook but I’m not sure I want to bake for a living so I’m glad I had this opportunity in class.”

JCJC culinary arts instructor, Gloria Newell explained, “TV cooking shows don’t really show what it takes to cook a meal or decorate a cake. There’s a lot more to it than what you see on TV.”
Richton’s Jacqulyn Smith-Laythe said she loves to bake for her family but this assignment made her realize she is not a baker! Making this cake took 24 hours and we had to do it in small segments throughout the week.

“I have a huge appreciation for bakers because you have to have patience. The whole process is not easy. Laying out the fondant, getting wrinkles out and trying to measure how much you need to cover the cake is not as easy as it seems,” said Smith Laythe.

JCJC’s culinary program exposes students to a variety of cooking styles and venues but Newell stresses the basics. She added, if a student has a good foundation to build upon, students will be more marketable upon graduation. For more information about the JCJC culinary arts program contact Newell or Micah Moore at 601-477-4209 or email micah.moore@jcjc.edu or Gloria.newell@jcjc.edu.

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




JCJC employees honored by Faculty and Staff Association

Jones County Junior College
JCJC employees honored by Faculty and Staff Association

ELLISVILLE– Three members of the Jones County Junior College Faculty and Staff Association were recently honored for their work in that association at the annual Employee Recognition Luncheon. Selection was based on the nominee’s outstanding abilities and contributions to the FSA, classroom, community and other professional accomplishments.

President of the organization, Dr. Matthew Burnham announced the FSA Member of the Year is English instructor, Dr. David Lowery of Laurel. He has been teaching at Jones for 13 years and recently published his first book of poetry, “Bounded in a Nutshell.” Lowery was also recognized during the luncheon for a Humanities Award.

“I consider it an honor and a privilege to win both the Faculty and Staff Association Member of the Year Award and the Barbara and Gary Sauls Humanities Award. It is awesome to be recognized for my dedication to the field of teaching with both of these prestigious awards,” said Dr. Lowery.

For the seventh year, the FSA also recognized an outstanding officer of the organization. Career and Technical Support Services’ Lucy Flowers received the Officer of the Year Award. She has served as Vice President of the FSA for the last three years and has been the secretary for the organization from 2002 until 2011. Some of her contributions include attending every meeting and Capitol Day activities for the past 12 years. As a reward, Flowers received a plaque and $200.

A new honor was announced in the hopes the recipient would be able to be honored in person instead of posthumously. The newly established Distinguished Service Award was awarded to retired JCJC machine shop instructor, Bob Smith. He retired a year ago and was diagnosed with lung cancer several months ago. He lost his battle to cancer in November.

“As officers of the Faculty and Staff Association, Dr. Matthew Burnham, Lucy Flowers, and Kelly Atwood would like to send our deepest sympathy to Bob's family on behalf of JCJC. Bob was truly our best friend and each of us will never forget his stories. Bob served every position in the JCJC Faculty and Staff Association and as both VP and President of the Mississippi Faculty Association. He will be greatly missed but his laughter will never be forgotten. Thank you Bob,” said Dr. Burnham.

Smith’s children, Greg Smith of Hattiesburg and Lee Smith Taylor of Saucier shared with Dr. Burnham upon learning of the new award in their father’s memory, “Each family member would like to deeply express their gratitude to the JCJC family and how much the Faculty and Staff Association meant to Bob. He always had a wonderful FSA story full of smiles.”
Smith served 12 years in JCJC FSA and two years as the Mississippi Faculty and Staff Association President, and two years as VP.

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




Meridian Main Street - Calendar of Events - Dec. 15th - Dec. 21st 2014

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Events Calendar - December 15th - December 21st - Vol. lV No. 4

Monday, December 15, 2014

Event:Trees Of Christmas
Location:Merrehope
Time: All Week
For More Information: Call 601.483.8439
This years theme is "Moments to Remember," featuring trees decorated to depict special memories such as First Day of School, Peppermint Pops, Wedding, Graduation, etc. Both historic homes will be decked out with holiday decorations and theme decorated trees. Regular tours begin November 24 and run through December 30th, Monday - Saturday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., with last tour beginning at 4 p.m. Special events can be arranged on Sunday and in the evenings by appointment. Tours should be scheduled by calling the number above.

Event:Young Professionals Monthly Meeting
Location: Rush Cafeteria Private Dining Room
Time: 12:00pm
For More Information: Call 601.693.1306
Please come join the Young Professionals of Meridian at their monthly meetings on the 3rd Monday of every month at 12 p.m. YPM meets in the Rush Cafeteria private dining room on the 3rd floor of the Ambulatory Building. Meetings speakers vary from local business owners, to other YP members, to non-profit organizations in the area. Anyone interested in joining the Young Professionals is welcome to come to meetings.

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

Event: New Digital Design Subwoofers
Location: Hooper Electric Supply Co.
Time: All Week
For More Information: Call 601.693.2715

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

Event: 20% Off Estate Gold Jewelry
Location:Lucas Road
Time: All Week
For More Information: Call 601.483.0028
Art,Jewelry,Sculptures and Frames

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

Event:Fruit Trees
Location: Planters Supply
Time: All Week
For More Information: Call 601.693.2684
Lemon, lime, apple, plum, pear, fig, olive, pecan, pomegranate, muscadine, blackberry, kumquat, grapefruit, nectarine, peach!

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

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! It will be available on a first come, first served basis for that day only!

Event: Pre-K Storytime
Location:Meridian Lauderdale County Public Library
Time: 9:15am
For More Information: Call 601.482.4444
Ages 3-5

Event:Santa's Christmas Factory
Location:Soule Steam Feed Works
Time: Tuesday- Saturday3pm-8pm
For More Information: Call 601.693.9905
The 1st Annual Santa's Christmas Factory will be held at historic Soule' Steam Works in downtown Meridian. The Mississippi Industrial Heritage Museum is sponsoring this event that will feature "falling snow" and a snow-filled play area for the kids. If your children enjoy the movie "Frozen", they should enjoy this event. A small Christmas train will be in operation for the children to ride. The Soule' factory will be decorated for the holidays. Last tour begins at 7 p.m. each night!

Event: Tech Tuesday
Location:AOTECH Computers
Time: All Day
For More Information: Call 601.990.8324
Come in and learn how you can stay virus and malware free.

Event: Irving Berlin's White Christmas
Location:Meridian Little Theater
Time: 7:30pm
For More Information: Call 601.482.6371
Shows are Dec. 11-17, No show on Monday December 15th. MLT celebrates the holiday season with the Irvin Berlin classic musical, White Christmas. Based on the beloved timeless film, this heart-warming musical adaption features 17 Irvin Berlin songs including Blue Skies, How Deep Is the Ocean, and the perennial favorite, White Christmas.

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

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

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

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

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Event: Lions Club
Location: Rush Cafeteria Private Dining Room
Time: 11:30am - 1:00pm
For More Information: Call 662.418.5848
Meridian Lions Club meets every Thursday from 11:30-1:00 in the private dining room located near the cafeteria at Rush Hospital. Anyone in the community is welcome as a guest!

Event: St. Paul's Music Series
Location: St. Paul's Episcopal Church
Time: 12:05pm- 1:00pm
For More Information: Call 601.693.2502
Christmas Concert Featuring The Capital Brass

Event: Christmas Time at the Library
Location:Meridian Lauderdale County Public Library
Time: 4:15pm
For More Information: Call 601.482.4444
Ages 5-8

Event: Dance Night With DJ Yoda
Location:Rhythm & Brews
Time: 8pm - 2pm
For More Information: Call 601.282.5608

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

Friday, December 19, 2014

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

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

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

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

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Event:"Messiah"
Location: The Evangel Temple
Time: 6pm
For More Information: Call 601.693.1913
Join us on a journey as Christ descends to earth to carry out His mission through the virgin birth, surrounded by flying angels, special effects & choir. The drama, Messiah, promises to be a spectacular event you will not want to miss!

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

Sunday, December 21, 2014

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

Event:Elf on the Big Screen
Location: The Historic Temple Theatre
Time: 1:30pm
For More Information: Call 601.693.5353
Meridian's Temple Theatre proudly presents a special Holiday movie matinee for the entire family! Come see Will Ferrell in "Elf". Special Guest Appearance by SANTA!! LIVE MUSIC -- Mr. Frank Evans at the console of the Temple's Mighty Morton Theatre Organ will entertain the audience by playing your favorite Songs of the Seasons! Admission is just $2.00 per person. We are also collecting canned goods for charity at this event, so feel free to drop an extra canned item in the lobby. Doors open at 12:30 p.m.
1:30 p.m.: Live Theatre Organ Concert & Sing-along and Special Guest appearance by Santa!
2:00 p.m.: Movie Matinee: "Elf"

Event:"Messiah"
Location: The Evangel Temple
Time:
10:30am

For More Information: Call 601.693.1913
Join us on a journey as Christ descends to earth to carry out His mission through the virgin birth, surrounded by flying angels, special effects & choir. The drama, Messiah, promises to be a spectacular event you will not want to miss!

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


EMCC GRADUATES MORE THAN 270 DURING FALL CEREMONIES

East Mississippi Community College
EMCC GRADUATES MORE THAN 270 DURING FALL CEREMONIES

East Mississippi Community College held 2014 fall graduation ceremonies Dec. 12 at its Scooba and Golden Triangle campuses. The ceremonies included students who graduated during the summer and fall semesters at the Scooba, Golden Triangle, Columbus Air Force Base, Naval Air Station Meridian, Lion Hills and online/eLearning campuses.
“These men and women, young and old and from every conceivable background, have proven themselves ready to take the next step in their personal growth. Whether that’s continuing their education at another institution, entering the workforce or both,” said EMCC President Dr. Rick Young.
“We look forward to these commencement ceremonies as a celebration of our students’ accomplishments and their potential to impact their communities with the knowledge and skills they’ve gained at EMCC.”
This is the first year the Scooba campus has held a fall commencement ceremony.
Overall, more than 270 students earned associate’s degrees or vocational certificates in academic and career-technical areas. They are listed below by county and hometown.


BOLIVAR
Cleveland: Lauren Avery
Gunnison: William Lloyd

CHICKASAW
Houston: Mandy Duncan, Trampis Hardin, Thomas Hill, Sandra Oakman

CHOCTAW
Aberdeen: Diana Kirkpatrick
Ackerman: Josua Ponder, Samone Ponder
Mathiston: Emily Bullard, William Crenshaw, Keriann Johnsey
Weir: William Bramlett

CLARKE
Enterprise: Nicholas Thrash
Quitman: Christian Berry

CLAY
Cedar Bluff: Jessica Flemings, Crystal Scott, Sharon Cook
West Point: George Allen, Ana Chandler, Shaqueria Collins, Elizabeth Hammond, Nolan Fulcher, Linda Ivy, Tiffany Johnson, Tawona Lewis, Wendi McMinn, Toni McWilliams, Laura Ann Nix, Benjamin Pearson, Erica Powers, Jerry Randle, Anna Ready, Lauren Simpson, Aimee Smith, Willie Smith III, Alicia Stringer, Carolyn Ware, Terry Warren, Amber Wilkerson

DESOTO
Olive Branch: Jamal Danley, Tarble Mays III
Southaven: Leah Haughwout

FORREST
Hattiesburg: Brandon Acker, Charles Smith

HINDS
Clinton: Anna Floyd

JONES
Laurel: Defond Bester, Allen Sentimore

KEMPER
Daleville: Isaac Johnson
DeKalb: Kirsten Benoman, Jamon Davis, Tiffany Goins, William Hall, Kristy McCoy, Kirbi McIntosh, Terineshia Prince, Roshard Simmons
Porterville: Cordesha Anderson, Tybrisha Clayton, Jatesha Gibbs
Preston: Helena McClendon, Justin Sanderford
Scooba: Sharnessia Dale, ShaQuisha Mosley, Quynndarious Pettus, Tagina Rencher, Megan Reynolds, Myesha Terrell

LAMAR
Sumrall: Jeffrey Arrington, Nathanael Hutson

LAUDERDALE
Collinsville: Darwin Sessums
Daleville: Clint Brown
Lauderdale: Kelly Silliman, Quadacia Walker
Marion: Shekinah Christian
Meridian: Jodi Ahner, RaVondra Betts, Tyrone Johnson, Jetsen Scarbrough, JaQarius Scott, Walter Taylor, Samuel Williams
Toomsuba: Brittany Parnell

LEAKE
Carthage: Tavion Jones

LEE
Tupelo: Andrew White

LOWNDES
Artesia: Barbara Gilchrist
Caledonia: Kara Agnew, Dana Bertrand, William Bigham, Jacob Britton, Michael Bruce, Camella Hackman, Robert Jacobs, Tiffany Labonte, James Logan, Will McReynolds, Vonetta Moore, Kiara Scott
Columbus: Kaylee Ambrose, Kristie Baucom, Tia Baudoin, Lindsey Blankenship, Jessica Brown, Lisa Brown, Heather Cade, Taylor Christian, Allison Chunn, Tavaraes Clark, Vicky Deloach, Stephen Dennis, Dequanata Eckford, Stephanie Ellis, Sydnee Elmore, Jana Evans, Rebekah Ferguson, Victoria Fitzgerald, Aubrie Ford, Deanna Fowler, Miracle Gandy, Jasmine Gardner, Patrick Ghoston, Keidja Gore, Sade Gore, Connie Harris, Kwame Harris, Brittany Hawkins, Amber Heam, Rikki Heuser, Jessica Hill, Michael Hodges Jr., William Honnoll, Melissa Howard, Ivan Jackson, Jasmyn Johnson, Wesley Lake, Bryan Mayfield, Shekeyna McAllister, Jordan Miller, Daphne Mixon, Leslie Morgan, Cynthia Morris, Gage Parker, Ashley Peacock, Khadeja Perry, Tyre Psalms, Jasmine Reed, Thomas Rosselot, Michael Russell, Hannah Sabo, Samantha Saffore, Antoria Sanders, Sherikela Shields, Quentarius Smith, Susan Tyson, Brody Weseli, Brytni West, Derek Yoder
Crawford: Tracy Coleman, Ashley Harrell, Michael Young
Steens: Joshua Burr, Twanna Gray, Jeremy Marsh, Sandy Taylor

MADISON
Madison: Kailan White

MARSHALL
Holly Springs: Savannah Kimmons

MONROE
Aberdeen: India Brasley, Melanie Crandall, Brandon Hodges, Justin Lucas
Amory: Stephanie Phillips
Hamilton: Christopher Savage
Prairie: Lakevis Chandler, Mary Johnson, Roderick McNairy

NESHOBA
Philadelphia: Mary Burns, Jermeka Hathorn, Norman Samuel III

NOXUBEE
Brooksville: Thea Bankhead, Drew Cade, Klaireece Sanders, Steven Shepherd, Cornell Skinner
Macon: Mary Cheatham, Destiny Conner, Cassandra Dew, Ciara Latham, Ferris McGuire, Delanie Orr, Traneka Reed, Randy Williams, Jayberella Windham
Shuqualak: D’Airron Bryant, JaBreka Dancy, Temera Maxwell

OKTIBBEHA
Maben: Trevor Carpenter, Charles Guyton, Amanda Pugh, Alicia Yeatman
Starkville: Jakarta Agnew, Larry Avant, Meekayll Boyd, Joseph Brackin, Nicholas Brooks, Kinesha Brown, Treasure Butler, Kenneth Clifford, Mary Cody, Jasmine Cook, Jillesia Dancer, Joanna Franks, Alicia Hazzard, Macin Horstemeyer, Joseph Jaudon, Tuesdal Johnson, Bianca Jones, Stuart Kinard, Kaitlyn Lomen, Tanaugia Lucious, Tyronda Lucious, Brent Lyles, Elizabeth McDill, Cynthia Miller, Jailyn Montgomery, Jessica Neal, Benjamin Oglesby, Amber Osborne, David Oswald, Temeria Poe, Matthew Rives, Aisha Smith, Meagan Smith, Pethezza Tate, Ahsia Temple, William Trainor, Mark Vaughn, Ricky Wallace, Najeea Waters, Angela White, James White
Sturgis: Nicole Briones, Daniel Hamilton, Bridget Lee

PEARL RIVER
Picayune: Jacob Feeley

RANKIN
Florence: Evan Grimes

SCOTT
Morton: Shane Overby

TALLAHATCHIE
Charleston: Kameron Myers, Ambrois Neal Jr., Deshadrick Truly

WARREN
Vicksburg: Aaron Coomes, Arnold Hazzlerigg, Jade Oliver

WASHINGTON
Greenville: Eric Dancer

WAYNE
Waynesboro: Takera Mitchell

WEBSTER
Eupora: Stephanie Lamb, Mary Rumore
Mantee: Perrin Sizemore

WINSTON
Louisville: Dustin Carter, Matthew Carter, Dagard Hughes, LaCanada Miller, Shaundra Thames
Noxapater: Jennifer Clay

OUT OF STATE
Emelle, Ala.: Dontavia Smith
Fayette, Ala.: Byron McCrary
Spanish Fort, Ala.: Demario Montgomery
Chula Vista, Ca.: Gregnita Franks
Independence, La.: Jeryl Brazil
Patterson, La.: Lorenzo Phillips
Niagara Falls, N.Y.: Chad Kelly
Pelzer, S.C.: David Jones Jr.
Military: Clarence Hoffman




JCJC employees honored for service

Jones County Junior College
JCJC employees honored for service

ELLISVILLE – Forty-two Jones County Junior College faculty and staff members were recently honored for their years of service to the college. Administrators and the JCJC Foundation treated everyone to a BBQ lunch and recognized employees at five year increments, beginning with those who have served at least five years. One employee, Bonnie Warren was recognized for her 36 years as a student services administrative assistant and as the current director of advisement at JCJC.
Former public relations director and current yearbook advisor and humanities instructor, Rebecca Patrick was recognized for her 31 years of employment at JCJC. She commented, “Not many people stay with one company for thirty years or more anymore. I always felt like working here at Jones was the best place anyone could work and I have been proud to be a part of a wonderful working family,” said Patrick, who began working at Jones as the president’s secretary for Terrell Tisdale in December of 1983.
Bookstore shipping and receiving clerk B.J. Meche worked in the JCJC Bookstore for 30 years doing various office work including accounting, data entry and invoicing. Two employees have put in 25 years: fine arts instructor and assistant director of bands, Meri Newell and sociology division chair and instructor, Dr. Ronnie Bishop. Nine employees have spent 20 years, thirteen have worked 15 years, nine have been working for ten years at JCJC and six employees have completed five years of employment at Jones. All were given a special gift with a personalized plaque commemorating the accomplishment.
“This is a very special day for every one of the more than 450 employees at Jones, regardless of their length of employment on our campus,” said JCJC President, Dr. Jesse Smith. “We were all able to share in the recognition of our co-workers and fellowship with everyone on campus.”


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



JCJC employees honored for service

Jones County Junior College
JCJC employees honored for service

ELLISVILLE – Forty-two Jones County Junior College faculty and staff members were recently honored for their years of service to the college. Administrators and the JCJC Foundation treated everyone to a BBQ lunch and recognized employees at five year increments, beginning with those who have served at least five years. One employee, Bonnie Warren was recognized for her 36 years as a student services administrative assistant and as the current director of advisement at JCJC.
Former public relations director and current yearbook advisor and humanities instructor, Rebecca Patrick was recognized for her 31 years of employment at JCJC. She commented, “Not many people stay with one company for thirty years or more anymore. I always felt like working here at Jones was the best place anyone could work and I have been proud to be a part of a wonderful working family,” said Patrick, who began working at Jones as the president’s secretary for Terrell Tisdale in December of 1983.
Bookstore shipping and receiving clerk B.J. Meche worked in the JCJC Bookstore for 30 years doing various office work including accounting, data entry and invoicing. Two employees have put in 25 years: fine arts instructor and assistant director of bands, Meri Newell and sociology division chair and instructor, Dr. Ronnie Bishop. Nine employees have spent 20 years, thirteen have worked 15 years, nine have been working for ten years at JCJC and six employees have completed five years of employment at Jones. All were given a special gift with a personalized plaque commemorating the accomplishment.
“This is a very special day for every one of the more than 450 employees at Jones, regardless of their length of employment on our campus,” said JCJC President, Dr. Jesse Smith. “We were all able to share in the recognition of our co-workers and fellowship with everyone on campus.”


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



JCJC is offering non-credit basic machining course

Jones County Junior College ... on the Ellisville campus
JCJC is offering non-credit basic machining course
ELLISVILLE –Jones County Junior College is offering Basic Machining as a non-credit class on the Ellisville campus, in the Industrial Services Building. Learn the basics of running a lathe, milling machine and drill press. Classes will be Tuesday and Thursday nights from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. beginning Tuesday, January 20, 2015. If you have any questions about the class, call Paul Johnson at 601-477-4244 or Shannon Wilks at 601-477-4113.

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




The Salvation Army gets help from JCJC faculty and staff toy donation

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The Salvation Army gets help from JCJC faculty and staff toy donation

ELLISVILLE– Jones County Junior College faculty and staff continued the traditional toy drive for a grateful Laurel Salvation Army. Several large bags of toys were collected at the annual Employee Recognition Luncheon to assist the Salvation Army with its Angel Tree program.

Salvation Army’s Lt. Stacey Connelly said, “Our tables are bare so this will help tremendously. Sixty-three percent of the applications for toys and a Christmas food box come from the working poor so we know we are finally reaching the needy; those that are looking for a hand-up not a hand-out. The Angel Tree ministry is one of the ways we offer hope to the hopeless.”

Lt. Connelly added the Salvation Army will be helping more than 300 families in the area this Christmas season as it celebrates the 75th anniversary of the Salvation Army in Laurel.

The Toy Drive began three years ago as part of a new JCJC Christmas tradition. JCJC President, Dr. Jesse Smith explained, “This was an opportunity for the college’s employees to give back to the community and our employees were very generous. Gifts kept coming long after the luncheon was over. This makes me even prouder to be a part of the Jones family.”


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





Christmas Cruise In Toy Drive - benefitting the Cans for Kids Children’s Ministry

Long John Silvers/ A&W of Meridian
Give Back This Holiday Season!
Join us at Long John Silvers/ A&W in giving back this
Christmas. This Saturday, Dec. 13 we will host our fifth anual
Christmas Cruise In Toy Drive benefitting the Cans for Kids
Children’s Ministry.
As a part of the celebration, donations and new unwrapped toys will
be accepted with the goal of getting 249 toys to benefit the Cans for
Kids Christmas program.Cans for Kids is a nonprofit organization
that assists families in need with food, clothing, medical expenses
and other necessities with money raised from the sale of aluminum
cans. Each holiday season, the organization finds children to
sponsor and provide them with Christmas gifts.
Founder and chief executive of Cans for Kids, Gary Turbville, said,
“This is just a joyful time of year. I get to see a lot of happy children,
and that is because of people like Bud Power helping us.”

Vintage car, truck and motorcycle owners are encouraged to cruise
in as part of the festivities.
Santa Claus will be available for photos with children from 11 a.m.
until 1 p.m. Print out the attached Letter to Santa for children to
bring when they visit.
.
Bring your children to help us give back to those in need this
Saturday!
For more information on the Long John Silvers/ A&W Christmas
Cruise In, call 601-483-1188. For more information on the Cans for
Kids charity, visit www.cansforkidsms.com.




A Jason Crabb Christmas ...

Bethlehem Community Church Laurel, MS
You're invited to a Jason Crabb Christmas!
One of Christian Music's most celebrated artist.
Grammy Award and 21 GMA Dove Award winner ... Jason Crabb ...
Christmas Music along with your favorites.
Also appearing ... Natasha Owens ...
as seen on tour with Michael W. Smith
Admission is free

more info ... www.bethlehemcc.net
(601) 428-7197

more info ... www.bethlehemcc.net
(601) 428-7197



Meridian Main Street - Mad Mod Affair ...

In Meridian, MS ..... Call for Details
Meridian Main Street - Mad Mod Affair ...Saturday, Dec. 13th.
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Uncovering the roots of Meridian's fascination with ...
modernist architecture.
A Project of The Mississippi Heritage Trust

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



JCJC is offering intercession courses

Jones County Junior College
JCJC is offering intercession courses
ELLISVILLE – Jones County Junior College is offering three intercession courses beginning December 30, through January 9, 2015. These “face-to-face” classes are for students who are serious about working to complete a course during the holidays. The same assignments for the regular semester courses will be completed during this time frame.

The classes will meet from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. daily except for the last day, which will meet for a two-hour final exam. Meeting Dates are: December 30, 31, January 2, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9. The classes will be counted as part of the total hours for the 2015 spring semester. If a student has financial aid available for the spring semester, payment can be applied for the spring semester.

Classes being offered are:

2347 CRJ 1313 Introduction to Criminal Justice Instructor-Yarbrough Jones Hall 135
2344 GEO 1113 World Regional Geography Instructor-Garick Jones Hall 138

2345 HPR 1213 Personal and Community Health Instructor-Robinson Jones Hall 132

The last day to register is December 17, in the Student Success Center for these classes.

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




EMBDC - Upcoming Events

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Upcoming Events

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

EMBDC Annual Meeting
MSU-Meridian Kahlmus Auditorium
Thursday, January 22nd
11:30 a.m.





EMBDC Recognizes November Ambassadors of the Month

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

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




JCJC’s “A Jingle Jazz Christmas” helps Toys for Tots

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JCJC’s “A Jingle Jazz Christmas” helps Toys for Tots

ELLISVILLE – Jones County Junior College students in the Fine Arts Department performing groups, JC Voices and JC Jazz were overjoyed at the response of their first ever Toys for Tots toy drive. The public donated hundreds of toys as admission to a new holiday concert at JCJC called, “A Jingle Jazz Christmas.” The evening of jazzy Christmas tunes was spectacular, only topped off by the number of donated toys from the audience.

“We are very happy with the response to the toy drive as part of a new JCJC tradition in the Fine Arts Department. The Marine Reserves ‘Toys for Tots’ program was also pleased with the generosity of so many people attending the JCJC Jingle Jazz Christmas concert. JCJC students said they too enjoyed being able to give back to the community and showcase their talents,” said Dr. Susan Smith, JCJC Fine Arts Department Chair.

For more information, call the Fine Arts office at 601-477-4094 or follow JCJC Fine Arts on Facebook and Twitter.

Members of JC Jazz


Saxophones
Cale Green - Laurel
Jordan Sanders - Ellisville
Harlan Mapp - Hattiesburg
Terry Jackson - Hattiesburg
Billy Loper - Seminary

Trumpets
Caleb Guilbeau – Ellisville
Sophia Daniel – Kokomo
Marshal Steen - Brandon
Bryce Kinzer – Gautier

Trombones
Leah Dueitt - Neely
Sam Cruz - Pensacola, FL

Doby Herring - Waynesboro
Andrew Watson - Ovett

Guitar
Micah Moffett – Magee

Bass
Dustin Logan - Soso

Drums
Zach Biglane – Ellisville


Members of JC Voices


Ashley Adams, Laurel, MS
Reagan Arnold, Collins, MS
Daniel Coats, Taylorsville, MS
Brian Doyle, Taylorsville, MS
Leah Dueitt, Neely, MS
Lauryn Easley, Laurel, MS
Elizabeth Hensarling, Patterson, CA
Roxie Hudgins, Collins, MS
Steve Jones, Starkville, MS
Rohini Malkani, Hattiesburg, MS
Harlan Mapp, Hattiesburg, MS
Ashley Mills, Waynesboro, MS
Savannah Scafide, Long Beach, MS
Shaquille Shelwood, Ellisville, MS
Karsten Smith, Hattiesburg, MS
Morgan Smith, Laurel, MS
David Walker, Laurel, MS
Gary Young, Ellisville, MS


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




Exclusive: Chuck Norris reveals why most ....

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11 LAW ENFORCEMENT
OFFICERS KILLED
Exclusive: Chuck Norris reveals why most
injuries occur between cops, civilians
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

WASHINGTON, DC. – Editor's note: Chuck Norris' weekly political column debuts each Monday in WND and is then syndicated by Creators News Service for publication elsewhere. His column in WND often runs hundreds of words longer than the subsequent release to other media.

While many in the nation rally from Oakland to New York City in protest over the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, I keep wondering: What about the good cops? Like with our military personnel, we are often quick to hang the alleged corrupt but slow to honor those who serve honestly to protect.

According to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, a nonprofit organization established in 1984 to honor the service and sacrifice of America's law enforcement officers, there are more than 900,000 of them who are presently serving in the United States – about 12 percent are female.

Business Insider explained back in August that the FBI reported police in America killed 404 suspects as "justifiable homicide" in 2011. Despite the fact that these don't cover cases of "unjustifiable homicide," 404 is still a high number, especially when compared to other countries.

As Business Insider reported, "By comparison, just six people were killed by police in Australia over the same period. Police in England and Wales killed only two people, and German police killed six."

What it doesn't explain, however, is how 150 U.S. law enforcement officers are killed in the line of duty every year. Did you know one cop is killed in the line of duty roughly every two days?

First, it's important to note what our uniformed guardians of good are really up against.

Again, according to NLEOMF and the FBI's Uniform Crime Reports, in the U.S.:
• "An estimated 1.2 million violent crimes occurred nationwide in 2011. (Note: That's just violent crimes.)
• "On average, over the last decade, there have been 58,261 assaults against law enforcement each year, resulting in 15,658 injuries.
• "Since the first recorded police death in 1791, there have been over 20,000 law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty.
• "A total of 1,501 law enforcement officers died in the line of duty during the past 10 years, an average of one death every 58 hours or 150 per year.
• "There were 100 law enforcement officers killed in 2013.
• "The deadliest day in law enforcement history was Sept. 11, 2001, when 72 officers were killed while responding to the terrorist attacks on America.
• "New York City has lost more officers in the line of duty than any other department, with 697 deaths. Texas has lost 1,675officers, more than any other state. The state with the fewest deaths is Vermont, with 22."
In fact, while citizens have been rallying in Ferguson and New York City, in just the past month a dozen cops have been killed across our country by murderous thugs or unfortunate accidents in the line of duty.

Let me put some flesh to these statistics. Here are the recently fallen in just the month of November 2014, according to the NLEOMF:

Nov. 30, 2014

Police Officer Ernest Montoya

Navajo Division of Public Safety in Arizona

Police Officer Montoya suffered a fatal heart attack while transporting a prisoner that he had just arrested. Officer Montoya is the fourth law enforcement fatality from the State of Arizona in 2014. He is survived by his wife and five children.

Nov. 26, 2014

Agent Edwin Roman-Acevedo

San Juan Police Department, Puerto Rico

Agent Roman-Acevedo was shot and killed while attempting to stop an armed robbery while off-duty. He is survived by his wife and one child.

Nov. 23, 2014

Deputy Sheriff James Bart Hart

Elmore County Sheriff's Department, Alabama

Deputy Sheriff Hart was on duty and had just left the scene of an accident involving a deer, when he was struck by another car and killed. He is survived by his wife and daughter.

Nov. 22, 2014

Deputy Sheriff Christopher Smith

Leon County Sheriff's Office, Florida

Deputy Sheriff Smith was shot and killed in ambush while responding to a house fire. He is the fifth law enforcement fatality from the state of Florida in 2014. He leaves behind his wife and two children.

Nov. 21, 2014

Sgt. Alejandro "Alex" Martinez

Willacy County Sheriff's Office, Texas

Sgt. Martinez was killed in a single-vehicle crash. He is the 11th law enforcement fatality from the state of Texas in 2014.

Nov. 19, 2014

Deputy Sheriff Jeffrey Wayne Greene

Union County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina

Deputy Sheriff Greene's patrol car was stopped in a turn lane when a tractor-trailer rolled over onto it. He is the second law enforcement fatality from the state of North Carolina in 2014. Green is survived by his wife, two daughters and five grandchildren.

Nov. 16, 2014

Police Officer Justin Winebrenner

Akron Police Department, Ohio

Police Officer Winebrenner was shot and killed while confronting an armed suspect causing a disturbance in a crowded tavern near closing time. Officer Winebrenner is the second law enforcement fatality from the state of Ohio in 2014. He is survived by his 4-year-old daughter.

Nov. 5, 2014

Investigator Holmes Smith

Clarendon County Sheriff's Office, South Carolina

Investigator Smith, a 19-year law enforcement veteran, ran off the road and died after a meeting earlier in the day with SLED agents about a car theft case. He is the third law enforcement fatality from the state of South Carolina in 2014. He leaves behind a wife and five children.

Nov. 4, 2014

Deputy Sheriff Darrell Perritt

Maury County Sheriff's Department, Tennessee

Sheriff Perritt was killed in a single-vehicle crash while responding to help another deputy involved in a pursuit with a drunken-driving suspect. He is the third law enforcement fatality from the state of Tennessee in 2014. He leaves behind his wife and three kids.

Nov. 2, 2014

Deputy Sheriff Matthew Chism

Cedar County Sheriff's Office, Missouri

Deputy Sheriff Chism was shot and killed following a vehicle chase and foot pursuit in which gunfire was exchanged. He is the second law enforcement fatality from the state of Missouri in 2014. He leaves behind his wife and small child.

Nov. 1, 2014

Constable Robert White

El Paso County Constable's Office, Precinct 1, Texas

Constable White was fatally injured struggling with a suspect while working a security detail. He is survived by his wife and four children.

What's amazing is that the above is only a single month in the last year.

I'm not telling anyone not to protest. That's your constitutional right and freedom of speech at work. What I am saying is, if you're going to speak up against one cop who you believe to be corrupt, then at least extend a hand of gratitude to another who's doing his or her job well.

This hits a little close to home because I am very pro-law enforcement, have many friends who are amazing officers and I am even an honorary Texas Ranger. I also married a cop! My wife, Gena, is a former correctional corporal and reserve deputy sheriff from her hometown in Northern California.

The truth is, most of the time across the country, injury occurs between cops and civilians not because cops have a power problem but because civilians are breaking the law. If they obeyed the laws of the land or paused to respect the badge a little bit more, the injuries to both civilians and law enforcement would be miniscule.

Even the Good Book says, "For rulers hold no terror for those who do right, but for those who do wrong. Do you want to be free from fear of the one in authority? Then do what is right and you will be commended. 4 For the one in authority is God's servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for rulers do not bear the sword for no reason. They are God's servants, agents of wrath to bring punishment on the wrongdoer. 5 Therefore, it is necessary to submit to the authorities, not only because of possible punishment but also as a matter of conscience" (Romans 13: 3-5).

Even more apropos are the words of our Savior whose birth we celebrate this month on Dec. 25 and whose words remind us of the sacrifice He and many of our law enforcement make: "Greater love has no one than this: that one lay down his life for another."

From my wife, Gena, and I, we wish all law enforcement a very merry and safe Christmas, as we salute the red, white and true blue!




Meridian Main Street - Events Calendar - December 8th - December 14th

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Events Calendar - December 8th - December 14th ... Vol. lV No. 3

Monday, December 8, 2014

Event:Trees Of Christmas
Location:Merrehope
Time: All Week
For More Information: Call 601.483.8439
This years theme is "Moments to Remember," featuring trees decorated to depict special memories such as First Day of School, Peppermint Pops, Wedding, Graduation, etc. Both historic homes will be decked out with holiday decorations and theme decorated trees. Regular tours begin November 24 and run through December 30th, Monday - Saturday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., with last tour beginning at 4 p.m. Special events can be arranged on Sunday and in the evenings by appointment. Tours should be scheduled by calling the number above.

Event: New Digital Design Subwoofers
Location: Hooper Electric Supply Co.
Time: All Week
For More Information: Call 601.693.2715

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

Event: 20% Off Estate Gold Jewelry
Location:Lucas Road
Time: All Week
For More Information: Call 601.483.0028
Art,Jewelry,Sculptures and Frames

Event:Fruit Trees
Location: Planters Supply
Time: All Week
For More Information: Call 601.693.2684
Lemon, lime, apple, plum, pear, fig, olive, pecan, pomegranate, muscadine, blackberry, kumquat, grapefruit, nectarine, peach!

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

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

Event:AFA Monday Night Street Flicks
Location:The Historic Temple Theatre
Time: 7pm
For More Information: Call 601.693.5353
Theater Speakeasy,Welcome Home, Soldier Boys (1971). Use Ballroom side door on 24th Ave.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

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! It will be available on a first come, first served basis for that day only!

Event:Pre-K Storytime
Location: Meridian Lauderdale County Public Library
Time: 2:15pm
For More Information: Call 601.482.4444
Ages 3-5

Event: Tech Tuesday
Location:AOTECH Computers
Time: 10am-11:30am & 6:00pm-7:30pm
For More Information: Call 601.990.8324
Come in and learn how you can stay virus and malware free.

Event:Santa's Christmas Factory
Location:Soule Steam Feed Works
Time: Tuesday- Saturday3pm-8pm
For More Information: Call 601.693.9905
The 1st Annual Santa's Christmas Factory will be held at historic Soule' Steam Works in downtown Meridian. The Mississippi Industrial Heritage Museum is sponsoring this event that will feature "falling snow" and a snow-filled play area for the kids. If your children enjoy the movie "Frozen", they should enjoy this event. A small Christmas train will be in operation for the children to ride. The Soule' factory will be decorated for the holidays. Last tour begins at 7 p.m. each night!

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

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

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

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

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Event: Irving Berlin's White Christmas
Location: Meridian Little Theater
Time: 7:30pm
For More Information: Call 601.482.6371
Shows are Dec. 11-17, No show on Monday December 15th. MLT celebrates the holiday season with the Irvin Berlin classic musical, White Christmas. Based on the beloved timeless film, this heart-warming musical adaption features 17 Irvin Berlin songs including Blue Skies, How Deep Is the Ocean, and the perennial favorite, White Christmas.

Event: Dance Night WithDJ Yoda
Location:Rhythm & Brews
Time: 8pm - 2pm
For More Information: Call 601.282.5608

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

Friday, December 12, 2014

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

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

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

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

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Event:Holiday Gala
Location:Meridian Museum of Art
Time: 6pm-8pm
For More Information: Call 601.693.1501
A special event that combines the reception for the Museum Members Show with a program that remembers and honors the people who have helped to build and support the Museum over the past 44 years. The Museum's Gala is no charge for members and $25 for non-members.

Event:Debby Boone Christmas Show
Location:MSU Riley Center
Time: 7:30pm
For More Information: Call 601.696.2200
$43,$37 Debby Boone is known for her 1977 hit "You Light Up My Life," which stayed at number one for 10 weeks. She received the 1977 Grammy for Best New Artist and has received an additional seven Grammy nominations, winning two more in the Christian and Inspirational categories. In 2013, Debby released her 13th studio album, a take on the songs and experiences of the Las Vegas of the ʹ60s entitled Swing This.

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

Sunday, December 14, 2014

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

For all community events check out the Meridian Community Calendar




Fifth Annual Christmas Cruise In Event

Long John Silvers/ A&W 1601 S. Frontage Road
Long John Silvers/ A&W to Host Fifth Annual Christmas Cruise In Event
MERIDIAN, Miss. - Long John Silvers/ A&W in Meridian, Miss. will host its fifth annual Christmas Cruise In Toy Drive on Saturday, Dec. 13. at the Long John Silvers/A&W restaurant located at 1601 S. Frontage Road from 11 a.m. until.
Santa Claus will be available for photos with children from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Vintage car, truck and motorcycle owners are encouraged to cruise in as part of the festivities.
The annual car show and Christmas celebration is held for the Cans for Kids Children’s Ministry. As a part of the celebration, donations and new unwrapped toys will be accepted with the goal of getting 249 toys to benefit the Cans for Kids Christmas program this year.
Cans for Kids is a nonprofit organization that assists families in need with food, clothing, medical expenses and other necessities with money raised from the sale of aluminum cans. Each holiday season, the organization finds children to sponsor and provide them with Christmas gifts.
Bud Power, operator of the Long John Silvers/ A&W restaurant, said the community responds positively to the Cans for Kids charity, and he is happy to help with the cause through the Christmas Cruise In Event.
Founder and chief executive of Cans for Kids, Gary Turbville, said, “This is just a joyful time of year. I get to see a lot of happy children, and that is because of people like Bud Power helping us.”
According to Turbville, Cans for Kids will be sponsoring 249 children this Christmas and will provide each child with a toy, gift card and food for their homes.
Established in 1995, Cans for Kids began with two families whose goal was to educate children and help them become independent and self-supporting.
“Next year, this organization will be 20 years old,” Turbville said. “I got started with just a few kids that were missing Christmas, and I would take food to their families. It just grew from that.”
In 2014, Cans for Kids has raised roughly $1,000 per month in aluminum can donations. Every dollar donated goes directly to the children.
To participate in the Cans for Kids charity, one can simply begin collecting aluminum as a donation, and a representative from Cans for Kids will pick them up.
For more information on the Long John Silvers/ A&W Christmas Cruise In, visit https://www.facebook.com/pages/Long-John-SilversAW-Meridian-MS or call 601-483-1188.
For more information on the Cans for Kids charity, visit www.cansforkidsms.com.




EMCC INDUCTS TWO INTO ALPHA DELTA NU

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EMCC INDUCTS TWO INTO ALPHA DELTA NU

MAYHEW – Two students in East Mississippi Community College’s Associate Degree Nursing program were inducted into the Alpha Delta Nu honor society Thursday.
Cindy Miller of Starkville and Lauren Simpson of West Point were inducted into the nursing honor society during a small ceremony at the Golden Triangle campus. The ceremony was just the second Alpha Delta Nu induction since the ADN program was reinstated at EMCC’s Golden Triangle campus in 2011. Miller and Simpson join four previous EMCC inductees.
Miller is retired from the Starkville School District after a 25-year teaching career. She holds degrees in microbiology and secondary education from Mississippi State but called the ADN program at EMCC “the hardest thing I’ve ever done in my life.”
“It’s been a challenge with a 50-year-old brain instead of an 18-year-old brain. But I’m more settled now and my kids are grown and this is something I wanted to do for myself,” said Miller.
Simpson decided she wanted to be a nurse at 16 when she witnessed the care her father received in the hospital shortly before he passed away.
“The nurses were with him all the time and so supportive of him and us. I decided I wanted to be that person and be with people and their families when they’re at very vulnerable times in their lives,” said Simpson.
However, with a young son at home and a husband who works long hours, Simpson has sacrificed something most take for granted.
“It’s been a lot of sleepless nights. I don’t remember what sleep feels like,” she joked.
EMCC nursing instructor Rosie Wilbon said both inductees have distinguished themselves as leaders and tireless workers, and that membership in Alpha Delta Nu will offer them the chance to network with the top tier of nursing students and workers.
“Cindy has so much energy. And her will to do the best she can is always over the top. Lauren is more quiet and laid back but awesome also. She’s always at 110 percent,” said Wilbon.
Both students plan to pursue higher degrees in nursing and to practice in the Golden Triangle.




NORSWORTHY TO PERFORM “HOME OF THE LIONS” AT NJCAA CHAMPIONSHIP GAME

Biloxi Indian Stadium
NORSWORTHY TO PERFORM “HOME OF THE LIONS” AT NJCAA CHAMPIONSHIP GAME

BILOXI – This Sunday, East Mississippi Community College and country artist Derek Norsworthy will turn the Mississippi Bowl in Biloxi into the “Home of the Lions” during the NJCAA National Football Championship game.
Top-ranked EMCC will travel from Scooba to Biloxi Indian Stadium to face No. 2 Iowa Western Community College for the community college football championship. Kickoff is 2 p.m.
But at halftime, Norsworthy will pay homage to Scooba with his original song “Home of the Lions,” with help from EMCC’s Mighty Lion Band. Norsworthy, an Escatawpa native, will have his entire band in attendance and feature EMCC band director and Moss Point native Steve Stringer on guitar.
The Mighty Lion Band, which has marched in major events such as the Dunkin’ Donuts Thanksgiving Day Parade in Philadelphia, Pa., will take the field immediately following “Home of the Lions.”
“I couldn’t be more proud to have a song associated with such a prestigious school and I can’t wait to play it live for all the Lions fans at the title game,” said Norsworthy.
The rollicking country tune came about when Jackson entertainment attorney Mike Frascogna, a frequent EMCC collaborator, mentioned to Norsworthy that EMCC was in the market for some original music to use at athletic and school events.
“We always try to do things that set us apart from others and we’re mindful of establishing our identity,” said EMCC President Dr. Rick Young about commissioning the song.
“This song is another way to rally our Lion family. And it’s amazing how well Derek, a Mississippi guy, connected to who we are through his lyrics. He was able to, in a very short period of time, capture the essence of our efforts to be the best community college in the nation.”
Dr. Young said that Norsworthy’s song – and a pair of hip hop songs also commissioned by EMCC through an artist of Frascogna’s – bring positive attention to Mississippi’s community college system, just like the Lion football team’s success. EMCC is currently the defending NJCAA national football champion and has won two of the last three national titles in football. And the Lions won their 2013 crown at the Mississippi Bowl.
Norsworthy, who graduated from Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College’s nursing program, jumped at the chance to make a song for EMCC.
“I had been through Scooba before, which turned into some of the content for the song, and I got to digging around the athletic website and the school website,” Norsworthy said.
“I looked at EMCC’s accomplishments and foundations and absorbed those and reflected on my past experiences with athletics and what you’d want to hear at an athletic event. Then the song was able to come out organically rather than me just making words rhyme. I was blown away when I heard how well everything sounded when we recorded it and proud that I could embed myself in what EMCC stands for as a school.”
CD copies of “Home of the Lions” will be available for purchase at the Mississippi Bowl and afterward at www.emccbookstore.com.





Annual family day at Key Field

Key Field Meridian, MS
Annual family day here at Key Field beginning at 1100
on this Sat, December 6th.

BRADLEY J. CRAWFORD, Lt Col, MS ANG
186th Air Refueling Wing, Executive Officer
DSN 778-9803 Comm (601)484-9803
Visit us on the web at; www.186arw.ang.af.mil/
Friend us on Facebook at; Key Field Air National Guard Base
24/7 DoD Safe Helpline (877) 995-5247





EXERCISE TO BE CONDUCTED ON BOARD NAS MERIDIAN

ON BOARD NAS MERIDIAN
EXERCISE TO BE CONDUCTED ON BOARD NAS MERIDIAN, DEC. 11; BASE ACCESS MAY BE IMPACTED


NAS Meridian's Installation Training Team will conduct an exercise on Thursday, Dec. 11. Members of the Regional Operational Assessment and Assistance Program (ROAAP) Team from Navy Region Southeast will be on board to assess NAS Meridian's ability to respond to a critical incident.
"This exercise will be a training tool for our incident managers and first responders," said Commanding Officer Capt. Scott Bunnay. "Our Installation Training Team has been planning this exercise for months in order to provide our first responders with a true feeling of hands-on training and for the installation as a whole to meet training objectives."
During this exercise, there may be traffic delays at the front gate of NAS Meridian.
"We ask that people be patient during this time," Bunnay said.
The ROAAP team visits installations on a bi-annual basis to assess their ability to support critical operational missions supporting the fleet and to identify operational strengths and potential risks or weaknesses, and then provide a basis for seeking support and recourses from higher headquarters.





Antioch Missionary Baptist Church is having their Annual Prayer Breakfast

Antioch Missionary Baptist Church
Antioch Missionary Baptist Church is having their Annual Prayer
Breakfast On Saturday, December 13, 2014 beginning at
8:00 A.M. Rev. Jerry Johnson is the guest speaker. Breakfast will be served- NO Charge. Everyone is Welcome !

Antioch Missionary Baptist Church is celebrating Apostle Cleveland
Hayes and Prophetess Gail Hayes 19th Pastor's Anniversary on
Sunday, December 14, 2014 at 3:00 P.M. Rev. Wayne Benn is the
guest speaker.





JCJC is offering CPT Coding night class Spring 2015

Jones County Junior College
JCJC is offering CPT Coding night class Spring 2015
ELLISVILLE – The Jones County Junior College Business and Office Technology program will be offering CPT Coding at night during the spring semester of 2015. This is a class designed for non-degree seeking students. The CPT Coding class will be offered on Tuesday nights from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. The first class meeting will be Tuesday, January 13, 2015.

CPT Coding, (BOT 2643), a three semester credit hour course, is an introduction to the field of procedural coding and requirements for insurance reimbursement using CPT coding resources.
Enrollment in this class is recommended for persons who currently work in a medical setting or persons with past anatomy and physiology or medical terminology coursework who desire to learn the fundamentals of outpatient procedure coding as it relates to medical insurance reimbursement. Individuals interested in enrolling in this class, but who have questions, should contact the instructor for advice. Please notice this is a CPT Coding class—not an ICD Coding class.
For medical industry non-degree seeking students, this class and forthcoming classes could aid in studying for national certification exams offered through various health-care related professional organizations such as AHIMA, AAPC, AAMA, and AAMT in the areas of coding, medical assisting and transcription.
To apply for admission to JCJC, prospective students must complete an application either online or submit an application by fax to the admissions office at 601-477-4258, or fill out an application in person in the Admissions Office. Students must apply for admission and meet admissions requirements prior to registration. Prospective students must also request that a final high school transcript, GED score, and/or college transcripts be sent to JCJC. An ACT score is required for enrollment into certain classes.
Students can register for CPT Coding by contacting the Student Success Center (601-477-4257) for an appointment for advisement and registration, or register on Friday, January 9, 2015, from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. at the Academic Support Building.
The CPT Coding class will be offered based on demand, and space is limited; early registration is encouraged.

For more information contact the instructor, Dianne Johnson, 601-477-4816, dianne.johnson@jcjc.edu or Mary Abbey in Instructional Affairs, 601-477-4075, mary.abbey@jcjc.edu.

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




MCC Baseball Visits N/E Middle School to read to students ...

Northeast Middle School
As you know, literacy is a huge focus of the Meridian Public School District this year. We are always looking for volunteers and people to help encourage students to read as often as possible.

This Friday morning (December 5), members of the Meridian Community College Baseball Team will be visiting Northwest Middle School to read with students. They will arrive at 10 a.m.


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




JCJC’s Greene County Center offers non-credit spring classes ...

Jones County Junior College’s Center in Leakesville
JCJC’s Greene County Center offers non-credit spring classes
ELLISVILLE – Jones County Junior College’s Center in Leakesville is offering non-credit day and night courses this spring. Class dates and times may vary depending on student demand however the following are two of the classes currently scheduled to begin in January.
Non-credit classes offered:

Pipefitting will be offered Monday, January 12, 2015, through June 25, 2015, for $488. Contact Skip Holland on his cell phone at 601-530-2061 or 601-394-4424 for more information or call the Greene County Learning Center at 601-394-4421 or 601-394-4423, or email skip.holland@jcjc.edu, menyone.barrow@jcjc.edu or clint.james@jcjc.edu.

Welding will be offered Monday, January 5, through June 25, for $350.

If you have any questions call 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




WINGING SET FOR FRIDAY, DECEMBER 5th

in the Chapel on board NAS Meridian
WINGING SET FOR FRIDAY, DECEMBER 5th

There will be a naval aviator designation ceremony on Friday, Dec. 5, beginning at 1 p.m. in the Chapel on board NAS Meridian. Nine U.S. Navy and Marine Corps aviators will receive "Wings of Gold" during the ceremony. The naval aviator designation ceremony is not prescribed specifically by U.S. Navy regulations, but has emerged as an honored product of the rich heritage of naval tradition. It marks the culmination of nearly two years of specialized training, which has prepared these officers for the rigorous demands of aerial combat and carrier operations -- earning each the title of "Naval Aviator" and the right to wear the coveted "Wings of Gold."
The guest speaker will be Capt. Brian Goszkowicz, Commander, Training Air Wing One.
Those receiving "Wings of Gold" include:
Lt. j.g. Stephens Adam, USN, who was named to the Commodore's List during Primary Flight Training and earned three Navy "E's" for bombing accuracy during Advanced Jet Flight Training. He carrier qualified in the T-45C on board the USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) on Nov. 8. Adam completed Advanced Jet Flight Training with Training Squadron Seven.
Lt. j.g. Christopher Alessandria, USN, who carrier qualified in the T-45C on board the USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) on Nov. 8. Alessandria completed Advanced Jet Flight Training with Training Squadron Seven.
First Lt. Jason Ashley, USMC, who was named to the Commodore's List during Primary Flight Training and carrier qualified in the T-45C on board the USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) on Nov. 8. Ashley completed Advanced Jet Flight Training with Training Squadron Seven.
First Lt. Michael Bernier, USMC, who was named to the Commodore's list during Primary Flight Training and earned four Navy "E's" for bombing accuracy during Advanced Jet Flight Training. He carrier qualified in the T-45C on board the USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) on Nov. 8. Bernier completed Advanced Jet Flight Training with Training Squadron Seven.
Lt. j.g. Parker Bray, USN, who earned four Navy "E's" for bombing accuracy during Advanced Jet Flight Training and carrier qualified in the T-45C on board the USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) on Nov. 8. Bray completed Advanced Jet Flight Training with Training Squadron Seven.
Lt. j.g. Mitchell Monas, USN, who earned three Navy "E's" for bombing accuracy during Advanced Jet Flight Training and carrier qualified in the T-45C on board the USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) on Nov. 8. Monas completed Advanced Jet Flight Training with Training Squadron Seven.
Lt. j.g. William Peabody, USN, who was named to the Commodore's List during Primary Flight Training and carrier qualified in the T-45C on board the USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) on Nov. 8. Peabody completed Advanced Jet Flight Training with Training Squadron Seven.
First Lt. Sean Sasso, USMC, who 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 Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) on Nov. 8. Sasso completed Advanced Jet Flight Training with Training Squadron Seven.

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Lt. j.g. Graham Stapleton, USN, who was named to the Commodore's List during both Primary Flight Training and Advanced Jet Flight Training. In addition, he earned two Navy "E's" for bombing accuracy during Advanced Jet Flight Training and carrier qualified in the T-45C on board the USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) on Nov. 8. Stapleton completed Advanced Jet Flight Training with Training Squadron Seven.




Pot Luck Supper for VFW Members and Ladies Auxiliary and family's

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Event Title: Pot Luck Supper for VFW Members and Ladies Auxiliary and family's

Event Date: December 9, 2014. At 6:00 pm

Text: Commander J. G. Kufel and President Brenda Kufel Christmas Supper

Submitted by: Add Riley Post 4982 Quitman Ms