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MUSICIAN APPRECIATION

Spring Hill M. B. Church in Union, MS
MUSICIAN APPRECIATION

Pastor Jerry Jones and The Spring Hill M. B. Church in Union, MS will be honoring their musicians on Sunday, November 9th beginning and along with morning worship services at 11:00 a.m. Everyone is invited to attend. For more information please call 601-774-5161 or follow us on Facebook.





Clarkdale High School Band will compete for the 2a State Marching Championship

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The Clarkdale High School Band will compete for the 2a State Marching Championship on Saturday November 1st in Clinton, MS. This is the final band competition in Mississippi and will have Superior bands from all around the state competing in all 6 classes to determine a champion from every class level. The MHSAA/MBA State Championship is an annual event to determine state champions and this is Clarkdale's second straight year to qualify and compete for a state title. The Clarkdale band earned superior rankings in overall band, Drum Major and color guard at the region III marching evaluation held my the Meridian Band on the campus of EMCC in Scooba. The band performs at 10:00 a.m. At Clinton High School. Good Luck Clarkdale band!




City of Quitman was recently honored with ...

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The City of Quitman was recently honored with an article relating to C-Spire's Fiber to the Home venture. The article is found at this web site.

http://www.dailyyonder.com/ms-town-to-join-gigabit-league/2014/10/24/7588




Scooba Christmas Parade 2014

Town of Scooba
Scooba Christmas Parade ...
Tuesday, Dec. 2nd, 2014
Theme ... "Christmas in Scooba"
Line up at 4:30 pm
Parade is at 5:30 pm

Criteria for Judging ...
1. Nane of Organization must be on both sides of the float
2. No LIVE Santa Clause
3. No candy can be thrown from floats OR vehicles

NO ENTRY FEE !!!!

Prizes ...
1st Place - $100
2nd Place - $ 50
3rd Place - $25
Mayor's - Award Trophy


(601) 562-2852
(601) 743-5060



ROLLIN TIGERS WHEELCHAIR BASKETBALL TEAM WILL FACE MERIDIAN AIR STATION FLIERS IN EXHIBITION GAME

In the Fitness Center gym on board Naval Air Station Meridian.
ROLLIN TIGERS WHEELCHAIR BASKETBALL TEAM WILL FACE
MERIDIAN AIR STATION FLIERS IN EXHIBITION GAME

A wheelchair exhibition basketball game is set for Thursday, October 30, beginning at 4 p.m. in the Fitness Center gym on board Naval Air Station Meridian.
The event is free and everyone with base access is invited to attend this family friendly basketball game.
The Metro Area Community Empowerment Foundation's Rollin Tigers Wheelchair Sports and Recreation Team is ready and excited to take on NAS Meridian's team made up of volunteers from NAS, Naval Technical Training Center, Marine Aviation Training Support Squadron One, Navy Operational Support Center and Naval Branch Health Clinic.
The Rollin Tigers is a professional team that has played in tournaments throughout the country. They said they would spot the naval air station team at least 25 points. That's good, because they also said the base team would need ALL its very best players for the game!
The Meridian Air Station Fliers have accepted and are up to the challenge, even though they also will be playing in wheelchairs provided by the guest team.
This event is being coordinated by the EEO Special Emphasis Committee with support from Morale, Welfare and Recreation in recognition of Disability Employment Awareness Month.
For those who have base access, please mark your calendars and make plans to attend this entertaining and informative family friendly sporting event! Meridian Air Station Fliers are looking forward to the game and would welcome your cheering them on to victory in this challenging competition!




Pre-Thanksgiving Service

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The Singleton-Gates Circle Mission Ministry of St. John Missionary Baptist Church of Meridian will host a
Pre-Thanksgiving Service, Nov. 9th at 3:00 pm
Rev. Odell Hopkins and the West Mt. Moriah Music Ministry
will be the special guests ... along with St. John's Sanctuary Choir

(601) 482-1898




Main Street Meridian - Calendar of Downtown Events - October 27th - November 2nd

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Main Street Meridian - Calendar of Downtown Events
October 27th - November 2nd
Vol. lll No. 96

Monday, October 27, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

Event: 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: Haunted Temple Tours
Location: The Historic Temple Theatre
Time:7pm-11pm
For More Information: Call 601.693.5353
Two separate tours available - each tour just $5.00 all ages
The Haunted Historical Tour & The Ghoulish Adventure Tour

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Event: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 601.990.832
Come in and see how we can help you stay virus and malware free.

Event: CANDY CRAWL
Location: Dumont Plaza and participating businesses
Time: 4:30-7pm
For More Information: Call 601.693.7480
FREE EVENT FOR CHILDREN 12 AND UNDER ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT. PONY RIDES, PETTING ZOO, MECHANICAL BULL, ROCK CLIMBING WALL, ARTS AND CRAFTS, KIDS YOGA, 'THRILLER DANCE-A-LONG', ENCORE DANCE ACADEMY, NAT GEO SCAVENGER HUNT, COSTUME CONTEST, TRICK OR TREATING AND MORE!

Event: The Bolivar Symphony Orchestra from Cartagena, Colombia
Location:The Historic Temple Theatre
Time: 7:30pm
For More Information: Call 601.693.5353
$25 VIP seating; $20 General Admission; Students (17 and under) $5
Meridian's historic Temple Theatre will play host to the 50+ piece Bolivar Symphony Orchestra from Cartagena, Colombia. They will be touring Mississippi as orchestral good-will ambassadors for their country and will be performing live on stage at the Temple Theatre. Meridian is one of only three Mississippi cities selected by this world-renown touring orchestra, under director German Alberto Cespedes Diaz. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m.

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

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

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
Happy Hour 4pm - 7pm.

Event: Haunted Temple Tours
Location:The Historic Temple Theatre
Time:7pm-11pm
For More Information: Call 601.693.5353
Two separate tours available - each tour just $5.00 all ages
The Haunted Historical Tour & The Ghoulish Adventure Tour

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Event: Haunted Temple Tours
Location: The Historic Temple Theatre
Time:7pm-11pm
For More Information: Call 601.693.5353
Two separate tours available - each tour just $5.00 all ages
The Haunted Historical Tour & The Ghoulish Adventure Tour

Event: Robert Earl Keen
Location:MSU Riley Center
Time: Pre-show 6pm, Show 7:30pm
For More Information: Call 601.696.2200
$43, $37 Robert Earl Keen has recorded 18 full-length albums, including his latest, Ready for Confetti. The Houston native's songs have also been covered by artists from country, folk, and Texas country music scenes, including George Strait, Joe Ely, Lyle Lovett, The Highwaymen, and Nanci Griffith. Although his albums and live performances span styles from folk, country, and bluegrass to rock, he is most commonly associated with the Americana movement. Keen has toured extensively both nationally and internationally throughout his career, and he has long been heralded as one of the Lone Star State's most popular and acclaimed musical ambassadors, leading to his induction into the Texas Heritage Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2012.

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

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

Friday, October 31, 2014

Event:Soule Live Steam Festival
Location:Mississippi Industrial Heritage Museum (1808 4th Street)
Time: 9am-4pm
For More Information: Call 601.693.9905
$3.00 per person, $15.00 family maximum. The 12th Annual Soule' Live Steam Festival will be held at the Mississippi Industrial Heritage Museum in downtown Meridian. Last year's event attracted more than 7,500 visitors from 24 states. This two-day festival features steam engines operating on "live steam". The historic Soule' Steam Feed Works factory complex is open for tours as more than 50 volunteers demonstrate past industrial arts and share the history of how things were made in America. Demonstrations at this event include belt-driven machine shop equipment, blacksmithing, spinning, weaving, broom-making, and much more. The steam-driven machine shop and Linotype will be in operation.

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

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

Event: Haunted Temple Tours
Location: The Historic Temple Theatre
Time:7pm-11pm
For More Information: Call 601.693.5353
Two separate tours available - each tour just $5.00 all ages
The Haunted Historical Tour & The Ghoulish Adventure Tour

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

Event: Ladies Night
Location: Rhythm & Brews
Time:8pm - 2am
For More Information:Call 601.282.5608
Ladies get in free.Sound & Light by DJ Yoda

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Event: Earth's Bounty
Location: Singing Brakeman Park
Time: 8am-1pm
For More Information: Call 601.693.7480
Greater Meridian Health Clinic presents Earth's Bounty last Festival for 2014. November's harvest will have plenty of greens, fruits, vegetables, jams, jellies, soaps, shrubs and much more! There's bouncy houses for the kids, live music, food truck and tons of vendors. Come join Meridian Main Street at Singing Brakeman Park and bring your family and friends. We know you'll have a great time. Local favorite Otha Barham will be performing.

Event: Possibilities Tour
Location: Dumont Plaza for registration
Time: 9am-1pm
For More Information: Call 601.693.7480
Come take a look at vacant spaces in downtown Meridian and imagine the possibilities of what they could be! The first Meridian Possibilities Tour will take place on November 1, 2014 in conjunction with the Soule Industrial Heritage Live Steam Festival and Earth's Bounty. The Tour project is the result of a partnership comprised of MS Power, Meridian Main Street, and the downtown property owners. The purpose of the Tour is to bring positive attention of developers to the downtown area of Meridian with special emphasis on the opportunities that unoccupied properties might bring to the small business and economic development of the area.

Event:Soule Live Steam Festival
Location: Mississippi Industrial Heritage Building (1808 4th Street)
Time:9am-4pm
For More Information: Call 601.693.9905
$3.00 per person, $15.00 family maximum. Last year's event attracted more than 7,500 visitors from 24 states. This two-day festival features steam engines operating on "live steam". The historic Soule' Steam Feed Works factory complex is open for tours as more than 50 volunteers demonstrate past industrial arts and share the history of how things were made in America. Demonstrations at this event include belt-driven machine shop equipment, blacksmithing, spinning, weaving, broom-making, and much, much more. The steam-driven machine shop will be in operation as well as the Linotype.Alabama Art Casting will present a Molten Iron Pour on Saturday afternoon beginning at 4 p.m. Mold-making classes begin at 10 a.m. in the morning. Cost: $20.00 (limit of 100 participants).

Event:Yoga at Earth's Bounty
Location: Singing Brakeman Park
Time: 11am-12pm
For More Information: Call 601.513.8242
Free outdoor yoga class at the Meridian Farmer's Market! Bring a yoga mat. No experience required!

Event:Live Music
Location: Rhythm & Brews
Time:8pm - 2am
For More Information: Call 601.282.5608
$7 Cover. 18 to get in & 21 to drink

Sunday, November 2, 2014

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

For all community events check out the Meridian Community Calendar

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




Go Green Meridian presents ...Eating Alabama

The Brickhouse Bar and Grill Downtown Meridian
Eating Alabama ... a story about why food matters ...
Friday, Nov. 7th at The Brickhouse Bar and Grill
Begins at 6:00 pm
$5 donation
MS Brews & Popcorn - Bring your blankets and lawn chairs
" Outdoor Screening and Q & A" ...with the film director, Andrew Grace
Presented by ... Go Green Meridian




1st Annual Northeast High School Fall Festival

Northeast High School campus
Join the Trojan Nation in the first annual Northeast High
School Fall Festival on October 30th from 6pm until
8pm at the Northeast High School campus. The festival
is open to the general public. The event is organized with the entire
Northeast community in mind and will be a fun event for the young and
the young at heart. Festival games include classics such as monster pitch,
match car races, minute 2 win it, a shooting gallery, and much, much
more. In addition to over 20 festival games, festival goers can play on the
inflatables, walk down Trojan Trunk or Treat Lane, visit the petting zoo,
participate in the costume parade or cake walk, or take a walk on the scary
side in the haunted house if you dare. Circle S ranch will be on site, in
addition booths selling nachos, funnel cakes, and world famous NHS
Soccer Chili Frito Pies.
Every club and team on the campus is participating in the Fall Festival
because at Northeast, we are “ALL IN” in building a stronger Trojan
Nation. Join our students for the Fall Festival on October 30th.
For more information
about the NHS Fall
Festival contact Michele
Pearson a@ 601-479-9089




JCJC RECOGNIZES THREE GRADUATES AS HONOR ALUMNI

Jones County Junior College
JCJC RECOGNIZES THREE GRADUATES AS HONOR ALUMNI

ELLISVILLE – As a part of Jones County Junior College’ Homecoming festivities last week, the college recognized three graduates as the school’s 2014 Honor Alumni: Derrick Dease from the Class of 2002, Robin Robinson from the Class of 1976 and Dr. Milfred Valentine from the Class of 1961.
“These individuals all come from very diverse educational and career backgrounds, yet all of them began their studies at Jones,” said JCJC president Dr. Jesse Smith.
A graduate of Taylorsville High School, Derrick Dease is the son of John and Cora Dease. He majored in forestry at Jones and was very active in the Forestry Club and also as a student worker in the Student Services Offices.
While at Jones, Dease was selected to participate in a summer internship at Colorado State University where he researched the preservation of wildlife and vegetation habitats in South Mississippi using global information systems.
“Soon after Derrick joined the JCJC Forestry Program we realized there was something different about him; he was a ‘cut above the rest,’ said instructor Jeff Keeton. “He displayed a very strong work ethic and moral background along with a willingness to learn. He was the prefect blank canvas for any instructor to work with. Derrick simply aspired to do better and to be better in all aspects of his academic career and, for a teacher, it is a joy to work with someone with that attitude.”
Upon graduation from Jones, Dease attended CSU, earning his bachelor’s degree in natural resource management. He then earned his master’s degree in environmental management from the school of forestry and environmental studies at Yale University.
For his master’s project in 2007, Dease founded the Resources for an Inclusive Future as a method to get young students from rural and urban communities interested in the environment around them. Dease partnered with Yale to sponsor the first RIF summer camp in Mississippi in conjunction with Mississippi State University, Alcorn State University, the Mississippi Forestry Commission and International Paper as co-sponsors.
“Jones laid the foundation that my time at Colorado State, Yale, and my career with International Paper were built on,” Dease said. “It allowed me an opportunity to interact with faculty and administrative staff members that not only cared about my success at Jones, but also about me as an individual. I never felt like just a number on someone's enrollment sheet or just another student passing through campus. Without at doubt, I know everyone at Jones wanted me to be successful then, and they continue to root for my success today.”
Dease resides in Murrels Inlet, South Carolina with where he is an environmental engineer for International Paper's Georgetown Mill in South Carolina. He has worked at other facilities in Vicksburg, Bastrop, Louisiana, and Memphis, Tennessee.
Robin Robinson came to JCJC as a graduate of Northeast Jones High School. She quickly became quite active in campus clubs and organizations. Robinson was the Student Government Association president and Homecoming Queen during her sophomore year. She was a class favorite and class president both of her years at Jones.
Robinson was the vice president of JCJC’s Phi Beta Lambda Business Society and represented Jones at the PBL National Business Leadership Conferences from 1975-1979 and was a delegate to the Southern Regional Leadership Conferences from 1975-1977.
After graduating from Jones in 1976, Robinson attended the University of Southern Mississippi where she earned her bachelor’s degree in business administration with an emphasis in accounting.
Soon after her USM graduation in 1978, Robinson began working at Sanderson Farms in Laurel. Since starting with Sanderson Farms as a cost accountant, she has held several positions with the corporation before attaining her current position as director of Organization Development and Corporate Communication in 2000.
“Robin and I have worked together at Sanderson Farms for 36 years and it’s just been amazing and a pleasure for me to see all that she’s accomplished,” said Lampkin Butts, president and chief operating officer for Sanderson Farms. “Robin went to work at Sanderson at a time when there really was no female leadership at Sanderson or in most companies in Mississippi. Robin took a leadership role and became the first female chief accountant in our company and she later became the first female auditor in our company. She has worked her way up in our company and, because of her excellent work performance, she soon became the first female to serve on our company’s executive committee.”
Within the Sanderson organization, Robinson serves on the Sanderson Farms Executive Committee, the Diversity Committee and also chairs the Wage and Salary Committee.
In 2004, Gov. Haley Barbour appointed her to serve on the Institutions of Higher Learning Board of Trustees. Barbour also appointed her to serve on the Mississippi Commission for Volunteer Services and continues to serve in this capacity by appointment of Gov. Phil Bryant.
Robinson has served as president of the Mississippi Federation of Business and Professional Women, on the University of Southern Mississippi Alumni Association International Board of Directors and the Business Advisory Council.
Additionally, she serves on the board of directors for the Jones County Junior College Foundation, Inc., Mississippi Economic Council, Dixie Electric Power Association and the Mississippi Center for Obesity Research at the University of Mississippi Medical Center.
Robinson was named one of Mississippi’s Leading Business Women, recognized by the Mississippi YWCA as a “Woman Who Makes a Difference,” named as one of America’s 2000 Notable Women, awarded the Most Distinguished Alumnae Award by the Mississippi-Louisiana Phi Theta Kappa, and inducted into the University of Southern Mississippi Alumni Hall of Fame and honored as a 2014 Woman of Distinction by the Girl Scouts of Greater Mississippi.
In her acceptance speech, Robinson gave credit for her career achievements to the educational foundation she received at JCJC.
“Devoted teachers, instructors and administrators at Jones who demanded that high standard of achievement from me and others, inspired me to believe that I could be successful; no matter where I was or what I was doing, I could be successful” she said.
Robinson and her husband, Sam Britton, reside in Jones County.
Jones County native Dr. Milfred Valentine came to JCJC in the fall of 1959. He quickly became involved in a variety of campus activities, particularly in the music department.
Valentine was a member of the College Choir and won numerous awards as a soloist and as a member of duets. He was also a member of the speech and debate teams and the Youth Congress. Valentine was president of the Forensic Club and the College Choir. For his many activities and achievements, he was named to the JCJC Hall of Fame.
Upon graduating from Jones, Valentine attended Louisiana State University where he received his bachelor’s of music degree and his master’s of music in voice degree. He then earned his doctor of philosophy in music education from the University of Southern Mississippi.
Then, Valentine came back home to JCJC. He served on the music faculty here for 28 years, 21 of them as chair of the Fine Arts Division. Under his leadership as director, the JCJC Concert Choir excelled. The choir toured much of the United States and enjoyed two concert tours to Europe, highlighted by concerts in Westminster Cathedral and Canterbury Cathedral in England, Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France, and St. Giles Cathedral in Edinburgh, Scotland
In 1982, the group sang for the Southern Division American Choral Directors Association convention, the first junior college group to do this. Then, in 1987, his JCJC Concert Choir performed Haydn’s “The Creation” in Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall in New York City, as the first Mississippi junior college to represent the state in this venue.
“There has never been a time when I did not know Milfred Valentine,” said Dr. Mark Taylor, former director of the JCJC Concert Choir and current dean of academic affairs. “He was my music minister at church, my musical mentor in high school and college, my colleague when I was hired at Jones in 1988, and to this day he is my friend. Any success that I may have enjoyed is due in large part to the investment that he made in my life. I can never thank him enough for all that he has done for me and for my family.”
Valentine retired from Jones County Junior College in 1992 to become the dean of music at William Carey College where he worked for 11 years.
In his spare time, Valentine serves as the conductor for the Mississippi Singing Churchmen, a group that performs throughout the state and has also performed abroad in places such as Argentina, Uruguay, Korea, Hong Kong, Russia, Ukraine, Peru and Chile.
Valentine has enjoyed a career as a college music instructor and minister of music for more than fifty years. In 2011, he received the Ernestine Ferrell Award for Excellence in Choral Music in Mississippi. To be selected for this prestigious award, one must have been active in Choral Music in Mississippi for at least 20 years and made significant contributions to the choral art.
Valentine is married to the former Linda Jones of Laurel, and they have two children, David and Vicki, and are the grandparents of five boys. He currently serves Prentiss Baptist Church as minister of music, and is often an adjudicator and guest clinician for community, school and church choral clinics and festivals.

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




NEW EMCC MARKETING INSTRUCTOR TEACHING BEYOND THE CLASSROOM

EMCC’s Golden Triangle campus
NEW EMCC MARKETING INSTRUCTOR TEACHING BEYOND THE CLASSROOM

MAYHEW – While teaching Army infantry tactics at Fort Knox in Kentucky, Joshua Carroll picked up the methods he now applies to teaching Business Marketing at East Mississippi Community College.
“If you’re teaching soldiers to maneuver in an open field or the woods, they need to be in the field or the woods. You can’t get that from looking at little dots on a board,” said Carroll.
That’s why Carroll and his students are frequently absent from their classroom at EMCC’s Golden Triangle campus. During his first semester, the French Camp native has already taken his students on field trips to the Commercial Dispatch, WFCA Radio and WCBI Television to learn about selling ads in various media, as well as production methods in each.
“A large portion of our instruction is based on experiential learning. They got to see how a newspaper press works. They got behind the sound boards and recorded their own radio ads. They got to stand in front of the green screens and do their own weather broadcasts. Good instructors put their students in the woods,” said Carroll.
Carroll was first exposed to marketing as a young boy following his father, who managed WFCA Radio in French Camp for decades, on sales meetings. Later, he picked up selling ads on his own as a way to make money while in college. After picking up a master’s degree in business administration, Carroll found himself selling the military itself as a recruiter for the Army ROTC program at Ole Miss. He parlayed that experience into a job as the Business Marketing Management instructor at Northwest Community College’s DeSoto Center for three years before moving to EMCC to be closer to home.
In his first semester as Business Marketing instructor at EMCC, Carroll has been busy in the field both with and without his students. He’s recruited representatives from the Commercial Dispatch, WCBI and Cindy Hodo of the Quest Group marketing firm to serve on the program’s advisory committee to make sure the information and techniques being taught inside, and outside, Carroll’s class are relevant in the industry.
“We don’t just cover marketing. We cover business management and human resource management. I teach them entrepreneurship, a little bit of web design, how to combine social media with e-commerce. We’re trying to give students every aspect of the industry and equip them to join a business or start their own,” said Carroll.
The Business Marketing program, said Carroll, is front-loaded to offer students the most relevant classes in the first 30 hours of instruction.
“After two semesters, students are equipped to move out into the working world with enough knowledge to start a career. To get in a position where they can start paying their dues. But I advise them to finish the four semesters and earn their associate’s degree at the same time, and to never pass the opportunity to further their education,” said Carroll.
Practicing what he preaches, Carroll is currently using the remnants of his G.I. Bill funds to pursue a PhD at Mississippi State University.




JCJC Bobcat Math League ends regular season with an upset

Jones County Junior College
JCJC Bobcat Math League ends regular season with an upset

ELLISVILLE – The final week of the regular season of Jones County Junior College’s Bobcat Math League ended with a huge upset in one of the divisions. The Pythagoras Division’s Perry Central led all season until now. Both Mt. Olive and Collins came away with wins changing the final ranking. The Pirates of Mt. Olive slaughtered the Bay Springs Bulldogs, 40-7 for the opportunity to steal the division top ranking and a first-time invitation to the playoffs. Collins had to get the win in their match with the former division leader, Perry Central to secure the lead for Mt. Olive. The Pirates will have a tough time in the post-season as the only team from the Pythagoras Division competing. They are the eighth seeded team in the final playoffs with a total of 165 points in the regular season. The Tigers of Collins, with the home-field advantage, narrowly won, 28 to 26 to earn their first win of the season while also knocking off the division leader, the Perry Central Bulldogs. The Seminary Bulldogs managed to keep the Sylva-Bay Saints in their place with a close match win, 15-11. Without the division title, Perry Central lost the bid to the playoffs on November 5, at JCJC. The Bulldogs could have earned a wildcard spot in the final playoffs but they didn’t have enough first half cumulative points to earn the invitation.

Three teams from the Newton Division have earned the right to compete in post-season action. Presbyterian Christian ended their perfect season by clobbering Lawrence County, 129 to 40. PCS ends the season with 488 total cumulative points and are the top seeded team in the playoffs. The Oak Grove Warriors earned a wild card bid with their slaughter of the Columbia Academy Cougars, 130 to 60. Oak Grove is second seeded in the final playoffs with 468 cumulative points on the season. The Sacred Heart Crusaders only competed in the written quiz or first half of competition this week and also earned a wild card invitation to the playoffs as the third seeded team with a total of 415 regular season points. Columbia Academy may have had more points than the bottom half of the League rankings with 305 total regular season points but the Cougars will miss out on post-season action this year because no more than three total teams from a division can qualify for the postseason, according to the BML Rules Committee.
“In seeding teams from the same division, priority was given to the respective teams’ positions in their division in the Final Standings. For two or more teams from different divisions, seeding’s were based upon regular season first half cumulative point totals with the tie-breakers being the same as those used for breaking a tie for a division. Wildcard teams are chosen based upon the total first half cumulative points and the win-loss record,” per the JCJC BML Rules Committee.
Columbia Academy may have lost out on competing in the post season but the Cougar’s Joel Hitt managed to outscore everyone in the League and is the Overall Most Outstanding Player and is an All-League Team member. Also making the All-League Team for the highest average individual regular season points is Matthew Gallardo of Sacred Heart, Cole Sisson of Oak Grove, Alicia Brown of PCS, Ruby Liang of Oak Grove, Nick Sciortino of Oak Grove, Key’Shawn Kennedy of Stringer, Jacob von Herrmann of PCS and Sam Lucas of PCS.

The only team with five wins in the League is the South Jones Braves. They managed to fend off the Quitman Panthers in a close match this week, allowing the Braves to hold on to the division title and continue competing in the post-season. South Jones ran away with the win against Quitman, 48 to 43. The Braves’ racked up 234 points for the sixth seed in the playoffs while Quitman’s 210 total regular season points were not good enough for post-season play. The Wayne County War Eagles came back from their only loss in week four against the Braves to rout the Raleigh Lions in the final game. Wayne County whipped Raleigh, 69 to 36, keeping their post-season hopes alive by earning 306 points in the season and is the seventh seeded team. Raleigh had 194 total regular season points.

“I am very pleased with my students’ performance against Raleigh. We have practiced working problems and I have seen the improvement. By this point, I pretty much know, during the buzzer round, who is going to answer which questions,” said Wayne County math coach, Dr. Marauo Davis. “We will be ready if we have to compete against South Jones again. We are a young, growing team. We will only get better.”

Wayne County will draw from the experience of its three returning players: sophomore, Maggie Ford and seniors, Taylor Hathorn and Jamorious Smith for post-season action.

The Laurel Tornadoes blew the Heidelberg Academy Rebels out of the competition with a 38 to 5 victory. Heidelberg Academy had 53 total regular points and Laurel ends the season with 168 total points.

The Stringer Red Devils easily hammered the Taylorsville Tartars for the win and the division title. Stringer bumped Taylorsville to third place in the Einstein Division, as prevailing champions with an 89 to 57 score. The Red Devils’ regular season points of 419 land them in fourth place in the League’s playoff rankings. Northeast Jones snuck in as the second place team in the division after beating Taylorsville earlier in the season and earning a bid to the playoffs. The Tigers trampled the West Jones Mustangs at home this week, 91 to 26, ending the Mustangs season. Northeast Jones total regular season points of 351 put them in fifth place overall in the final playoffs. Richton participated only in the written test this week, picking up more points but ending their season in fourth place in the division with 253 regular season points overall.

For more information about the Bobcat Math League check out the web page at: http://www.jcjc.edu/bobcatmathleague/ or on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/bobcatmathleague.

Week 6 Results (Winners bold caps)
Visitors Home
NE JONES 91 West Jones 26
Taylorsville 57 STRINGER 89
LAUREL 38 Heidelberg Acad 5
SOUTH JONES 48 Quitman 43
Raleigh 36 WAYNE CO 69
Columbia Acad 60 OAK GROVE 130
Lawrence Co 40 PCS 129
MT OLIVE 40 Bay Springs 7
Perry Central 26 COLLINS 28
Sylva Bay 11 SEMINARY 15
Richton 34 (1st half only)
Sacred Heart 52 (1st half only)

MOST OUTSTANDING PLAYER
Joel Hitt-Columbia Academy

ALL-LEAGUE TEAM
Joel Hitt-Columbia Academy
Matthew Gallardo-Sacred Heart
Cole Sisson-Oak Grove
Alicia Brown-PCS
Ruby Liang-Oak Grove
Nick Sciortino-Oak Grove
Key'Shawn Kennedy-Stringer
Jacob von Herrmann-PCS
Sam Lucas-PCS


EINSTEIN W L Pct CP CP
x-Stringer 4 0 1.000 211 419
y-NE Jones 3 1 0.750 219 351
Taylorsville 2 2 0.500 157 268
Richton 1 3 0.250 162 253
West Jones 0 4 0.000 115 142

1st Half Total
FIBONACCI W L Pct CP CP
x-South Jones 5 0 1.000 122 234
y-Wayne Co 4 1 0.800 159 306
Quitman 3 2 0.600 106 210
Raleigh 2 3 0.400 138 194
Laurel 1 4 0.200 98 168
Heidelberg Acad 0 5 0.000 43 53

1st Half Total
NEWTON W L Pct CP CP
x-PCS 4 0 1.000 249 488
y-Oak Grove 3 1 0.750 253 468
y-Sacred Heart 2 2 0.500 249 415
Columbia Acad 1 3 0.250 208 305
Lawrence Co 0 4 0.000 137 183

1st Half Total
PYTHAGORAS W L Pct CP CP
x-Mt Olive 4 1 0.800 72 165
Perry Central 3.5 1.5 0.700 100 150
Seminary 3 2 0.600 95 105
Bay Springs 2 3 0.400 50 80
Sylva Bay 1.5 3.5 0.300 63 102
Collins 1 4 0.200 84 101


x-Division Winner
y-Wild Card

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




JCJC English instructor & new author - book signing “Bounded in a Nutshell”

Laurel Library, located at 530 Commerce St.
JCJC English instructor & new author celebrates with a book signing
ELLISVILLE – English instructor at Jones County Junior College and new author, Dr. David Lowery is inviting the public to join in celebrating the release of his new book of poetry, “Bounded in a Nutshell” on Thursday, November 13, from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. at the Laurel Library, located at 530 Commerce St. for a book signing.

The former Northeast Jones high school instructor and Quitman high school graduate, Dr. Lowery said the book began as a challenge with his wife, Jennifer more than two years ago. His book, “Bounded in a Nutshell” is the result of his “artistic” challenge.

“In late 2011, Jennifer and I decided that we would have a ‘year of challenges’ in 2012. We wanted to do something each month that we considered a challenge--something we had never done before,” explained Dr. Lowery. “I started writing poetry and because it was so different from the academic type of writing I had been doing, I decided to continue. When I had a significant number of poems, I decided to do something with this collection that I had been working on.”

The decision to pursue publishing his first collection of poetry has resulted in, “Bounded in a Nutshell.” The online description of the book enables readers to be, “able to see life in all of its varied eccentricities. From simple reflections of family life to vivid images of places that he has visited, Lowery is able to capture the importance and simplicity of day-to-day living in his poems. His keen eye makes note of the little things in life-effects that we most often ignore-and presents to the reader musings that help us see the importance of everything around us.”

Readers might even catch a reference to his favorite author, Shakespeare! Dr. Lowery's book can be found in the JCJC Bookstore, Xlibris.com, Amazon, and Barnes and Noble and at the Laurel Library on November 13, at his book signing from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m.

The 2012 Mississippi Humanities Council Teacher of the Year and two-time STAR Teacher recipient, Dr. Lowery holds a doctorate degree in English education from Mississippi State University, both graduate and undergraduate degrees from The University of Southern Mississippi and his Associate's Degree from JCJC. Some of his previous articles have appeared in “The Reading Professor, Journal of Case Studies in Education” and “Mississippi Professional Educators Journal.” In addition to teaching at Jones, Dr. Lowery has taught education courses as an adjunct professor at Mississippi State University and William Carey University. Dr. Lowery and his wife, Dr. Jennifer H. Lowery, have two sons, Noah and Owen.

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





Center Ridge Baptist Church - Events

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


Wonderful Word on Wednesday
November 5, 12, 19,& 26, 2014
Center Ridge Baptist Church, in Shubuta MS, will be hosting, “Wonderful Word on Wednesday,” on Wednesdays, November 5, 12, 19, & 26, 2014 @ 7:00 pm. For more information call (601) 776-3649. Pastor Lorenzo Carter.

123rd Anniversary Program
November 16, 2014
Center Ridge Baptist Church, in Shubuta MS, will be hosting a,“123rd Church Anniversary Program," on Sunday, November 16, 2014, @ 11:00 a.m. For more information call (601) 776-3649. Pastor Lorenzo Carter.




EMBDC - Upcoming Events

See Schedule
Upcoming Events

Free Clinic of Meridian Ribbon Cutting
4707 Poplar Springs Drive
Thursday, October 30th
10 a.m.

YPM Monthly Meeting
Rush Cafeteria Private Dining Room
3rd Floor/Ambulatory Bldg
Monday, November 17th
12 p.m.

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




JCJC PTK advisor earns recognition

Jones County Junior College
JCJC PTK advisor earns recognition
ELLISVILLE – Jones County Junior College’s Rho Sigma chapter advisor, Gwen Magee received recognition for her service to the chapter over the last five years. Magee has served in the role of advisor with current advisor, Julie Atwood and three previous, retired faculty advisors. Her service to the chapter was recognized by JCJC President, Dr. Jesse Smith at recent chapter meeting.

“During her five years in her role as advisor, the JCJC chapter of PTK, Rho Sigma has earned numerous awards including the first student to be recognized nationally. She has motivated and inspired many students to reach beyond their comfort zone to find success. Gwen has been a priceless asset to the college and is very deserving of this recognition,” said Dr. Smith.

The International headquarters of Phi Theta Kappa awarded Magee with a single sapphire set in a gold pin in recognition of her five years of service to the organization.

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




JCJC’s Madrigals & More concert performs at Laurel’s First-Trinity Presbyterian Church

First-Trinity Presbyterian Church in Laurel, MS
JCJC’s Madrigals & More concert performs at Laurel’s First-Trinity Presbyterian Church
ELLISVILLE – JC Voices and the Jones County Junior College Fine Arts Department will be performing the annual “Madrigals and More” concert at First-Trinity Presbyterian Church in Laurel, MS on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 7 p.m. The concert is free and open to the public. It will feature some early pieces of music from composers such as Giovanni Gabrieli, Jacques Arcadelt, John Dowland, Clement Janequin, John Bartlet, Thomas Morley, J. S. Bach, Orlando Gibbons, Johann Pachelbel, Tylman Susato, and others. This concert spotlights a diverse group of performers from student ensembles and solos, to faculty solos, and faculty-student collaborations.

JC Voices, under the direction of Dr. Susan Smith will perform a variety of selections from the Renaissance period, beginning with a delightful processional featuring the singers entering to the stately Pavane, and concluding with the energetic and ever-popular, Fyer, fyer!, by Thomas Morley. In addition to the choral selections, the audience will also hear somewhat rare instruments, like the harpsichord, played by Dr. Victoria Johnson, the lute played by Dr. Michael Boyd, and the recorder played by Meri Newell. This faculty consort will also accompany the singers this year as they sing and dance the Galliard.

Student ensembles are highlighted throughout the evening at “Madrigals and More,” beginning with the JCJC Brass Ensemble. This ensemble, conducted by Dr. Patrick Richards will delight the audience with an opening fanfare, followed by the “Madrigals and More” debut of the JCJC Clarinet Choir and an audience favorite, the Saxophone Quintet, both conducted by Meri Newell. Lindseay Keay, JCJC’s new Assistant Band Director and flute instructor, will conduct the Flute Choir in a beautiful arrangement of Pie Jesu by Gabriel Fauré, completing a trio of outstanding woodwind ensembles.

No concert at First-Trinity Presbyterian Church in Laurel would be complete without hearing the 1968 Aeolian-Skinner pipe organ, which is among the world’s finest. JCJC music student and organist, Daniel Coats, will have the opportunity to perform Toccata in E minor by Johann Pachelbel on this fine instrument. The Dowland Quartet, consisting of JCJC students, Daniel Coats of Taylorsville, Leah Dueitt of Neely, Rohini Malkani of Hattiesburg and Harlan Mapp of Hattiesburg will round out the evening with their performance of Now, O Now I Needs Must Part with Dr. Michael Boyd accompanying on lute. JC Voices will conclude the evening with the familiar Heinrich Isaac composition, Innsbruck, I Now Must Leave Thee.

The concert is free and open to the public. Come and enjoy an evening of early music with the JCJC music department. For more information call the JCJC Fine Arts department at 601-477-4094.

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





Yates Construction recruiting JCJC students

Jones County Junior College
Yates Construction recruiting JCJC students

ELLISVILLE – Representatives from the Mississippi based construction company, Yates Construction spent the day recruiting about 250 Jones County Junior College students from various majors. Yates Construction Director of Corporate Training, Mike Farrar said the company first worked with the JCJC Workforce Development team and discovered, “Jones is on the cutting edge in industrial training. Today’s presentation introduces and educates students about the industry, and we hope to find those students graduating with skills and who are ready to work.”

Skilled workers are in demand, especially welders for construction projects, said company representatives. Yates wants to be the first company JCJC student’s meet and hopefully find employment with to meet the growing needs.

“We’re looking for a skill-set, like welding or pipefitting but we also look for other important things like communications skills. We need the total package and we offer continued training for our employees so we think we are a good fit for Jones students,” said Farrar.

A lot of graduates have the skills but they are not sure how to get their “foot” in the door to work for a company like Yates, according to Farrar. He has found that Jones’ instructors care and help their students by offering these types of opportunities.

Farrar emphasized to the JCJC students, “This is not easy work. Safety is important to Jones and at Yates it’s our number-one core value. We build a culture of safety, wherever we are working. We are looking for the best of the best so push yourself to be the best and you’ll get recognized.”

Craft Training Manager at Yates Construction, Phillip Manning shared he started at Jones, graduated and began working at Yates. He said he is proof JCJC students can be successful in a company and on the jobsite.

“Learn everything about your craft at Jones and beyond that, the opportunities are unbelievable out there. Yates offers more training. The (NCCER) Level 2 training you get at Jones is the highest level you can earn at a community college. Take advantage of your time at Jones and practice good work ethics,” said Manning.
JCJC sophomore drafting and design major, Travis Marshall said he likes the idea of traveling with the company, which could include sites across the U.S. and the company’s international locations.

“My uncle worked at Yates so I know there are a wide variety of opportunities and I like the fact safety is important to them.” The Oak Grove High School graduate added, “I also like the fact Yates is a family oriented company and the company prayed for our lunch today. That impressed me.”
Civil engineering major, Dakota Davis of Moselle shared his thoughts about his possible future at Yates.

“The company benefits are great. I hope to be able to design some buildings or roadways after I graduate from MSU.”

With the demand for skilled workers on the rise, Clay Hicks, Yates Construction human resource director and administrator stressed the company benefits have also increased to attract good employees.

“A lot of companies are in competition for skilled workers,” said Hicks. “The benefits have changed to better take care of the employees within Yates. We offer health coverage, dental, vision, a 401K, life insurance and job mentoring and training.”

He added that the NCCER credentials, or industry standards, earned through Yates are “portable.” Another popular benefit to some of Yates’ employees according to Hicks is the ability to make your own schedule. That raised a few eyebrows amongst the JCJC students majoring in welding, drafting and design to engineering. Hick said the hunters really like that employee benefit.

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





JCJC Bobcat Math League ends regular season with an upset

Jones County Junior College
JCJC Bobcat Math League ends regular season with an upset

ELLISVILLE – The final week of the regular season of Jones County Junior College’s Bobcat Math League ended with a huge upset in one of the divisions. The Pythagoras Division’s Perry Central led all season until now. Both Mt. Olive and Collins came away with wins changing the final ranking. The Pirates of Mt. Olive slaughtered the Bay Springs Bulldogs, 40-7 for the opportunity to steal the division top ranking and a first-time invitation to the playoffs. Collins had to get the win in their match with the former division leader, Perry Central to secure the lead for Mt. Olive. The Pirates will have a tough time in the post-season as the only team from the Pythagoras Division competing. They are the eighth seeded team in the final playoffs with a total of 165 points in the regular season. The Tigers of Collins, with the home-field advantage, narrowly won, 28 to 26 to earn their first win of the season while also knocking off the division leader, the Perry Central Bulldogs. The Seminary Bulldogs managed to keep the Sylva-Bay Saints in their place with a close match win, 15-11. Without the division title, Perry Central lost the bid to the playoffs on November 5, at JCJC. The Bulldogs could have earned a wildcard spot in the final playoffs but they didn’t have enough first half cumulative points to earn the invitation.

Three teams from the Newton Division have earned the right to compete in post-season action. Presbyterian Christian ended their perfect season by clobbering Lawrence County, 129 to 40. PCS ends the season with 488 total cumulative points and are the top seeded team in the playoffs. The Oak Grove Warriors earned a wild card bid with their slaughter of the Columbia Academy Cougars, 130 to 60. Oak Grove is second seeded in the final playoffs with 468 cumulative points on the season. The Sacred Heart Crusaders only competed in the written quiz or first half of competition this week and also earned a wild card invitation to the playoffs as the third seeded team with a total of 415 regular season points. Columbia Academy may have had more points than the bottom half of the League rankings with 305 total regular season points but the Cougars will miss out on post-season action this year because no more than three total teams from a division can qualify for the postseason, according to the BML Rules Committee.
“In seeding teams from the same division, priority was given to the respective teams’ positions in their division in the Final Standings. For two or more teams from different divisions, seeding’s were based upon regular season first half cumulative point totals with the tie-breakers being the same as those used for breaking a tie for a division. Wildcard teams are chosen based upon the total first half cumulative points and the win-loss record,” per the JCJC BML Rules Committee.
Columbia Academy may have lost out on competing in the post season but the Cougar’s Joel Hitt managed to outscore everyone in the League and is the Overall Most Outstanding Player and is an All-League Team member. Also making the All-League Team for the highest average individual regular season points is Matthew Gallardo of Sacred Heart, Cole Sisson of Oak Grove, Alicia Brown of PCS, Ruby Liang of Oak Grove, Nick Sciortino of Oak Grove, Key’Shawn Kennedy of Stringer, Jacob von Herrmann of PCS and Sam Lucas of PCS.

The only team with five wins in the League is the South Jones Braves. They managed to fend off the Quitman Panthers in a close match this week, allowing the Braves to hold on to the division title and continue competing in the post-season. South Jones ran away with the win against Quitman, 48 to 43. The Braves’ racked up 234 points for the sixth seed in the playoffs while Quitman’s 210 total regular season points were not good enough for post-season play. The Wayne County War Eagles came back from their only loss in week four against the Braves to rout the Raleigh Lions in the final game. Wayne County whipped Raleigh, 69 to 36, keeping their post-season hopes alive by earning 306 points in the season and is the seventh seeded team. Raleigh had 194 total regular season points.

“I am very pleased with my students’ performance against Raleigh. We have practiced working problems and I have seen the improvement. By this point, I pretty much know, during the buzzer round, who is going to answer which questions,” said Wayne County math coach, Dr. Marauo Davis. “We will be ready if we have to compete against South Jones again. We are a young, growing team. We will only get better.”

Wayne County will draw from the experience of its three returning players: sophomore, Maggie Ford and seniors, Taylor Hathorn and Jamorious Smith for post-season action.

The Laurel Tornadoes blew the Heidelberg Academy Rebels out of the competition with a 38 to 5 victory. Heidelberg Academy had 53 total regular points and Laurel ends the season with 168 total points.

The Stringer Red Devils easily hammered the Taylorsville Tartars for the win and the division title. Stringer bumped Taylorsville to third place in the Einstein Division, as prevailing champions with an 89 to 57 score. The Red Devils’ regular season points of 419 land them in fourth place in the League’s playoff rankings. Northeast Jones snuck in as the second place team in the division after beating Taylorsville earlier in the season and earning a bid to the playoffs. The Tigers trampled the West Jones Mustangs at home this week, 91 to 26, ending the Mustangs season. Northeast Jones total regular season points of 351 put them in fifth place overall in the final playoffs. Richton participated only in the written test this week, picking up more points but ending their season in fourth place in the division with 253 regular season points overall.

For more information about the Bobcat Math League check out the web page at: http://www.jcjc.edu/bobcatmathleague/ or on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/bobcatmathleague.


Week 6 Results (Winners bold caps)
Visitors Home
NE JONES 91 West Jones 26
Taylorsville 57 STRINGER 89
LAUREL 38 Heidelberg Acad 5
SOUTH JONES 48 Quitman 43
Raleigh 36 WAYNE CO 69
Columbia Acad 60 OAK GROVE 130
Lawrence Co 40 PCS 129
MT OLIVE 40 Bay Springs 7
Perry Central 26 COLLINS 28
Sylva Bay 11 SEMINARY 15
Richton 34 (1st half only)
Sacred Heart 52 (1st half only)

MOST OUTSTANDING PLAYER
Joel Hitt-Columbia Academy

ALL-LEAGUE TEAM
Joel Hitt-Columbia Academy
Matthew Gallardo-Sacred Heart
Cole Sisson-Oak Grove
Alicia Brown-PCS
Ruby Liang-Oak Grove
Nick Sciortino-Oak Grove
Key'Shawn Kennedy-Stringer
Jacob von Herrmann-PCS
Sam Lucas-PCS


EINSTEIN W L Pct CP CP
x-Stringer 4 0 1.000 211 419
y-NE Jones 3 1 0.750 219 351
Taylorsville 2 2 0.500 157 268
Richton 1 3 0.250 162 253
West Jones 0 4 0.000 115 142

1st Half Total
FIBONACCI W L Pct CP CP
x-South Jones 5 0 1.000 122 234
y-Wayne Co 4 1 0.800 159 306
Quitman 3 2 0.600 106 210
Raleigh 2 3 0.400 138 194
Laurel 1 4 0.200 98 168
Heidelberg Acad 0 5 0.000 43 53

1st Half Total
NEWTON W L Pct CP CP
x-PCS 4 0 1.000 249 488
y-Oak Grove 3 1 0.750 253 468
y-Sacred Heart 2 2 0.500 249 415
Columbia Acad 1 3 0.250 208 305
Lawrence Co 0 4 0.000 137 183

1st Half Total
PYTHAGORAS W L Pct CP CP
x-Mt Olive 4 1 0.800 72 165
Perry Central 3.5 1.5 0.700 100 150
Seminary 3 2 0.600 95 105
Bay Springs 2 3 0.400 50 80
Sylva Bay 1.5 3.5 0.300 63 102
Collins 1 4 0.200 84 101


x-Division Winner
y-Wild Card


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





Choctaw Community Law Day hosted by MS Center for Legal Services and Choctaw Legal Defense

Oct 29, 2014 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Golden Moon - VIP Room Philadelphia, MS
Community Legal Education Workshop. Topics to be discussed are Bankruptcy/Credit Counseling, Family Law, Wills and Power of Attorneys and the 2014 New Indian Income Tax Laws. We will also discuss the eligibility requirements for various benefit programs.

October 29, 2014
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Jossellyn Sampson, 601-948-6752 ext. 2918 or Sam H. Buchanan, Jr., Esq. Executive Driector


JCJC hosts 8th annual Guitar Festival

Jones County Junior College ... in the Foote Chapel on the Ellisville campus
JCJC hosts 8th annual Guitar Festival

ELLISVILLE –The 8th annual Guitar Festival at Jones County Junior College will feature an international prize winning guitarist. Guitar Foundation of America International competition winner and Russian musician, Anton Baranov will perform a concert on Friday, November 7, at 7 p.m. in the Foote Chapel on the Ellisville campus. The festival also includes a faculty showcase on Saturday, November 8, at 7 p.m. in the chapel. Both concerts are free and open to the public.

College and high school students and faculty from at least a dozen schools throughout Mississippi and Alabama are expected to attend. Daytime events on Friday and Saturday, November 7-8, will include presentations, competitions and master classes for student guitarists.

“The Mississippi Guitar Alliance continues to grow within the state and beyond with each passing year. This annual festival is a highlight not only for our prestigious instructors and their programs, but it is also a great opportunity for guitar students from across the region to come together to share their ideas and talents. JCJC is thrilled to once again host this event and bring international artists and opportunities such as this to our area,” said JCJC guitar instructor, Dr. Michael Boyd.

Details on student registration and participation are available by contacting Michael Boyd at mike.boyd@jcjc.edu or by calling the JCJC Fine Arts department at 601-477-4094.

Anton Baranov
Russian guitarist Anton Baranov is a prizewinner of more than fifteen prestigious international guitar competitions, including the Koblenz Guitar Competition, Andrés Segovia Competition, Agustín Barrios Competition, Robert Vidal Competition, and Pittaluga Guitar Competition. At the height of his young career, he won both the Guitar Foundation of America International Concert Artist Competition and the Francisco Tárrega Competition in 2013.

Known for his daring interpretation and innovative programming, guitarist and composer Roland Dyens calls Baranov, “a real musician, one of those rare guitarists who are able to have their attendees almost forget the instrument they play, managing to have them focus on the expressivity of the music and only this.”

Baranov has just recorded his first album on the Naxos label and has been a D'Addario artist since 2013. Baranov was born in 1984 in the Northwest region of Russia and graduated from the famous St. Petersburg State Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatory in 2010 under grants from the Russian Ministry of Culture and the Russian Performing Arts Foundation. He now teaches at his alma mater, the St. Petersburg Conservatory.


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





JCJC Bobcat Math League preview for week six

Jones County Junior College
JCJC Bobcat Math League preview for week six

ELLISVILLE – This week, Jones County Junior College’s Bobcat Math League “mathletes” are on Fall Break and return to action October 20. However, after last week’s upsets, the final week of the regular season is sure to be intense as teams prepare for the play-offs, November 5, at JCJC.

In week six, Oak Grove, 2-1, faces Columbia Academy, 1-2, in a battle for the second and third place in the division. Both teams are still licking their wounds from being on the losing end of upsets in week four. Based on the difficult season Lawrence County has been experiencing, their match with the undefeated Bobcats of Presbyterian Christian next week will likely leave PCS as the division leader and in the play-offs. Sacred Heart has the next week off from head-to-head competition and should remain in third place unless Columbia Academy pulls off an upset.

The Stringer Red Devils will have to fend off Taylorsville who is coming off a tough loss and wants to regain the division’s second place spot. The Tartars are attempting to knock off the perennial division champs in the final week of competition with its only loss to Northeast Jones. Stringer is 3-0, and has proven to be a tough contender again this year with the experience of their math coach, Michelle Green pushing them into the play-offs again this year. Richton is in a tough spot strategically since they will only be participating in the first half of competition next week and are in fourth place. West Jones’ Mustangs face the Tigers of Northeast Jones in a battle for a wild card spot in the play-offs for the Tigers. If the Mustangs pull off an upset as they look for a win this season, the Tigers will be knocked out of contention for post-season play.

The battle for the title in the Fibonacci Division continues with South Jones facing tough competition from Quitman. The Braves have a perfect 4-0 season and the Panthers are 3-1, with a loss to Wayne County the first week of the season. Meanwhile the 3-1, Wayne County War Eagles will find themselves in a skirmish with the Lions of Raleigh for another potential division upset next week. Raleigh has been a tough contender but Wayne County will be seeking revenge after losing to South Jones, who took the division lead with an upset in week four. The 2-2 Lions may find themselves in a sticky situation in the final week of the regular season. Heidelberg Academy, 0-4 and Laurel, 0-4 face off this week in a battle for pride.

As second in the division, Mt. Olive will have to prove itself in week six to keep its play-off hopes alive. The Pirates, 3-1, will be up against the 2-2, Bay Springs Bulldogs who are ready for another win. Collins has the opportunity to knock out the division leaders, the Perry Central Bulldogs with a win next week. The 0-4, Collins Tigers face the 3.5-0.5, Perry Central team who has managed to hang on to the lead during the regular season. The Sylva-Bay Saints, 1.5-2.5, are hungry for a win and will do some extra praying to get a victory against the 2-2, Seminary Bulldogs, who are holding on to the third place spot in the Pythagoras Division.

For more information about the Bobcat Math League check out the web page at: http://www.jcjc.edu/bobcatmathleague/ or on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/bobcatmathleague.


Week 5 Matches – (None because of Fall Break)

Week 6 Matches (All 4:30 PM)
NE Jones @ West Jones Mon 10/20
Taylorsville @ Stringer Mon 10/20
Laurel @ Heidelberg Acad Mon 10/20
South Jones @ Quitman Mon 10/20
Raleigh vs Wayne Co @ JCJC Mon 10/20
Columbia Acad @ Oak Grove Tue 10/21
Lawrence Co @ PCS Tue 10/21
Mt Olive @ Bay Springs Tue 10/21
Perry Central @ Collins Tue 10/21
Sylva Bay @ Seminary Tue 10/21
1st Half Only: Richton Mon 10/20
Sacred Heart Tue 10/21


MOP LEADERS (min 2 matches) from week 4
1 Joel Hitt-Columbia Academy 97.50%
2 Alicia Brown-PCS 95.00%
Matthew Gallardo-Sacred Heart
4 Nick Sciortino-Oak Grove 93.33%
Cole Sisson-Oak Grove
6 4 players tied 90.00%


Week 4 Results (Winners bold caps)
Visitors Home
Taylorsville 64 NE JONES 78
West Jones 28 RICHTON 73
Heidelberg Acad 6 QUITMAN 48
RALEIGH 46 Laurel 37
Wayne Co 51 SOUTH JONES 72
SACRED HEART 89 Columbia Acad 75
PCS 101 Oak Grove 85
Collins 10 SYLVA BAY 30
Seminary 20 MT OLIVE 28
Bay Springs 17 PERRY CENTRAL 25
Stringer 43 (1st half only)
Lawrence Co 34 (1st half only)


EINSTEIN W L Pct CP CP
Stringer 3 0 1.000 167 330
NE Jones 2 1 0.667 171 260
Taylorsville 2 1 0.667 128 211
Richton 1 3 0.250 128 219
West Jones 0 3 0.000 94 116

1st Half Total
FIBONACCI W L Pct CP CP
South Jones 4 0 1.000 96 186
Wayne Co 3 1 0.750 126 237
Quitman 3 1 0.750 87 167
Raleigh 2 2 0.500 109 158
Laurel 0 4 0.000 85 130
Heidelberg Acad 0 4 0.000 38 48

1st Half Total
NEWTON W L Pct CP CP
PCS 3 0 1.000 198 359
Oak Grove 2 1 0.667 198 338
Sacred Heart 2 2 0.500 197 363
Columbia Acad 1 2 0.333 162 245
Lawrence Co 0 3 0.000 109 143

1st Half Total
PYTHAGORAS W L Pct CP
Perry Central 3.5 0.5 0.875 84 124
Mt Olive 3 1 0.750 59 125
Seminary 2 2 0.500 80 90
Bay Springs 2 2 0.500 43 73
Sylva Bay 1.5 2.5 0.375 57 91
Collins 0 4 0.000 61 73


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





EMBDC - Business After Hours "Fall Festival"

Northeast Conference Center 111 U.S. Highway 11 & 80 Meridian, MS
EMBDC - Business After Hours "Fall Festival"
*Live Music
* Food
* Games and Door Prizes ... plus much much more!
(601) 485-3506

(601) 485-3506


Moscow Ballet's ... Great Russian Nutcracker

Temple Theatre
Moscow Ballet's ... Great Russian Nutcracker wil take to the stage
of Meridian's Temple Theatre, Nov. 24th at 7:00 pm
This is a time-honored holiday special for the entire family ...
a MUST SEE event!
For Ticket Info ...
(601) 693-5353
www.nutcracker.com
Sponsored by: Structural Steel / Rush Hospital & WTOK-TV

(601) 693-5353
www.nutcracker.com



Meridian Main Street - Application Time for ... 2014 Christmas Parade

Call for details (601) 693-7480
It's time to send in your application for the
2014 Christmas Parade. Call Rusty @ 601.693.7480 if you have any questions.

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




Kemper Springs Community Center Third Annual "Feed The Hungry Program"

Nov 10, 2014 - Nov 13, 2014 7:00PM

Kemper Springs Community Center
Building A Stronger Community

The Topics of the Day
Monday.......:Education, Church and Community.
Speakers..Supt of Education Jackie Pollock and Rev. Calvin Melton Principal Kemper County High, Pastor Bocca Valley Church

Tuesday.....Economic and Community Development
Speakers...Rev. Chris Gully
Pastor Lynville Methodist Church and Jeremy Murdock Stennis Institute of Government MSU

Wednesday....Public and Private Matters
Speakers...Mr. Andrew Smith Kemper County Administrator and Rev. James Granger Pastor of Union Baptist Church Scooba, Moderator Second New Hope District Association

Thursday....Finishing the Construction
Speakers...Mr. Verdell Hawkins MS Power District Manager and Rev. Jarvis Towner Pastor of Evangelist Christian Church

Organizers: Abner Love, KSCC President Rev. James McDonald, Rev. Joel Love, We thank God for the participation of all of our partners in answering Jesus' call to "Feed my Lambs".





JCJC’s art gallery features artwork from Coast artists

Jones County Junior College
JCJC’s art gallery features artwork from Coast artists

ELLISVILLE – Two Gulf Coast artists will have their artwork on display in Jones County Junior College’s Eula Bass Lewis art gallery for the month of October. Curtis Houston, a JCJC alumnus and Marc Poole are both art instructors at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College. The JCJC art department will be hosting a reception on Tuesday, October 21, at 1 p.m. giving students and the public the opportunity to learn more about their work on display. The JCJC Art Gallery will also be open during Homecoming Festivities on Saturday, October 18.

The artwork currently on display encompasses a vast array of art mediums and styles, including ceramic pottery and figure heads, to oil paintings of pop culture, historical figures and coastal landscape views. Both artists are influenced by the coast and their artwork tends to depict their surroundings.

Houston describes his perception of art and his work as the life experiences of the artist. “These experiences shape our perception of the world around us and create a visual narrative for understanding cultural idiosyncrasies. It’s within the context of this visual narrative that I seek to use ceramic vessels, figurative sculpture and selected imagery to provoke thought and reflection on ourselves and within the culture in which we reside. Currently, I’m exploring the juxtaposition of graphics design and ceramics by placing kitsch images on ceramic vessels as well as sculptural forms using handmade and commercial decals.”

The Mississippi native and graduate of JCJC, USM and the University of Alabama, Houston has taught at Florida State University. He is currently teaching Three Dimensional Art at MGCCC.

Poole’s oil paintings include a bit of Gulf Coast history. Art patrons will find portraits of Lt. Samuel Keesler who was awarded posthumously, the World War I Victory Medal and the Silver Star Medal on June 3, 1919, for his gallantry and fortitude as a Prisoner of War. Keesler Air Force Base in Biloxi, Mississippi was named after Lt. Keesler.
The art instructor at MGCCC’s Jackson County campus also has on display, aircraft, cars, historical figures and places, as well as pop culture items of interest. Poole earned his BA in graphic design and MFA in electronic visualization from Mississippi State University. Between his teaching experiences at MSU, William Carey and MGCCC, Poole spent two years as the multimedia designer for the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Biloxi, MS.

While freelancing, he has created commissioned works for clients such as Mercedes-Benz USI, Bryan Foods Inc., MSU, Beau Rivage, and Sunbelt Energy. He has been an Artist Member of the American Society of Aviation Artists since 2001, and his work has been included in the collection of the U.S. Naval Aviation Museum in Pensacola, Florida.

For more information about the JCJC art show contact the gallery at 601-477-4148 or visit the gallery which is normally open Monday through Thursday, 8:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m., and Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. The gallery is closed for lunch daily from 11:30 until noon.

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




Gospel Benefit Program

Meridian United Methodist Hwy. 39 North
Gospel Benefit program on behalf of Shelia Gooch who is batting cancer Nov. 1, 2014 at Meridian United Methodist Hwy 39 North starting 5:00pm Choir, gospel groups ,soloist and praise dancers all are welcome Chicken Plate sale at 3:00pm




14th Annual "Run For Hope"

Bonita Lakes Meridian, MS
14th Annual "Run For Hope" ...
benefiting Hope Village For Children
10K Trail Run
5K Road Race
2 Mile Walk
Fun Run

Register online at www.raceit.com or in person at ...
Jeff Anderson Regional Fitness Center

Christin Waters, Race Chairperson (601) 527-7026

Visit Hope Village for Children at ... www.hopevillagems.org




Southern Pro Bull Riding SPBR.... "Finals"

Neshoba County Coliseum Philadelphia, MS
Southern Pro Bull Riding SPBR.... "Finals"
Oct. 17th & 18th
Tickets ... $10 advance - $12 at gate






Breast Cancer Awareness Program

New Prospect Meridian 1939-9th Avenue
On October 26th at 3pm New Prospect Meridian located at 1939-9th avenue will host a Breast Cancer Awareness Program with several Survivors on program. Contact 6016040480 for any information.




MCC Calendar of Events

Meridian Community College
MCC Calendar of Events

MCC and Radio People 14th Annual Job Fair, Oct. 14, 9 a.m.,Tommy E. Dulaney Center, 601-482-7445.

MCC computer class, Digital Photography, Oct. 14, 6 p.m., Webb Hall, 601-482-7445.

Arts & Letters Series production, Old Southwest Band, Oct. 14, 7 p.m., McCain Theater. 601-484-8678.

MCC Continuing Education class, Personal Self Defense: Protect Yourself and Your Home, Oct. 16, 5:30 p.m., Webb Hall, 601-482-7445.

MCC Workforce Development class, Forklift Training, Oct. 17, 8 a.m., Workforce Development Center, 601-484-8856.

MCC Workforce Development class, IV Therapy Re-Certification for Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN’s), Oct. 18, 8 a.m., Workforce Development Center, 601-484-8856.

MCC Continuing Education Class, ACT Workshop Review, Oct. 18, 8:30 a.m., Webb Hall, 601-482-7445.

MCC Workforce Development class, Call Center Customer Service Day Class, Oct. 20, 8 a.m., Webb Hall Room 129, 601-484-8856.

MCC Continuing Education class, Stained Glass, Oct. 20, 6 p.m., Webb Hall, 601-482-7445.

MCC computer class, Create a Website, Oct. 20, 5:30 p.m., Webb Hall, 601-482-7445.

Fall Fest, Oct. 20-23.

My College Cares Day, Oct. 21.

MCC computer class, Microsoft Excel (Advanced), Oct. 21, 9 a.m., Webb Hall, 601-482-7445.

MCC computer class, Microsoft Excel (Advanced), Oct. 21, 5:30 p.m., Webb Hall, 601-482-7445.

MCC Continuing Education class, Social Media: What Parents Need to Know, Oct. 21, 5:30 p.m., Webb Hall, 601-482-7445.

MCC Workforce Development class, Advanced Tatical Medic Three-Day Course, Oct. 22, Workforce Development Center, 601-484-8856.

MCC Continuing Education class, Interactive Homemade Pasta Cooking Class, Oct. 23, 5:30 p.m., 601-482-7445.

MCC Arts & Letters Series Jazz Band concert, Oct. 23, 7 p.m., McCain Theater, 601-484-8696.

Humanities Professor of the Year Program, Oct. 24, 10 a.m., Casteel Gallery. Michael Thompson, 601-484-8700.

MCC Continuing Education class, Kitchen Duty! Painting Cabinetry 101, Oct. 25, 10 a.m., 601-482-7445.

MCC Workforce Development class, Street Defensive Driving, Oct. 25, 8 a.m., Workforce Development Center, 601-484-8856.

ACT testing, Oct. 25, 7 a.m., Ivy Hall; Mark Gunn, 601-484-8652.

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



All ECCC offices will close and classes will be dismissed at 3:30 p.m.

East Central Community College
According to the National Weather Service (NWS) in Jackson, there is an increasing potential for severe weather in and around our area this afternoon beginning around 5:00 p.m. Some school districts and colleges in the surrounding area have released or will release students early in anticipation of these potential storms. With that in mind, all ECCC offices will close and classes will be dismissed at 3:30 p.m. on Monday, October 13, 2014, to allow for employees and commuters to travel home prior to the scheduled arrival of these storms. Evening classes at all ECCC locations will not meet this evening in anticipation of this severe weather.

Dinner for all dormitory students will be distributed from 3:30 – 5:00 p.m. in the cafeteria today. The Grill will also be open from 3:30 – 5:00 p.m. for our residence hall students. We will ask that all dormitory students remain in the dormitories and be weather alert throughout the late afternoon and evening. I will also ask our Housing Staff and Campus Police to be alert if there is a need to mobilize students in our residence halls to safe areas should severe weather arise.

We do anticipate resuming regular schedule on Tuesday, October 14, 2014.

Bubby Johnston
Vice President for Public Information
East Central Community College
P.O. Box 129
Decatur, MS 39327
Ph 601-635-6242
Toll Free 877-462-3222, ext. 242
www.eccc.edu




Meridian Main Street - Calendar of Downtown Events - Oct. 13th - 19th

See Schedule
Vol. lll No. 94

Monday, October 13, 2014
Happy Columbus Day - Meridian Main Street will be closed today in observance of the holiday

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Event: New Fall Plants, Trees and Vegetables
Location: Planters Supply
Time: All Week
For More Information: Call 601.693.2684
It's time to plant! Come see the great selection!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Event: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 601.990.832
Come in and see how we can help you stay virus and malware free.
601 693-67
Event: Trivia Night
Location: Weidmann's
Time: 8pm till close
For More Information: Call 601.581.5770
Happy Hour 4pm - 7pm

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Event: All You Can Eat Tacos
Location:Rhythm & Brews
Time: 5pm-10:30pm
For More Information: Call 601.282.5608
$10 For all you can eat tacos, $3 Pitchers; 18 to get in, 21 to drink;
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
Happy Hour 4pm - 7pm.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

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

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

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

Event: St. Paul's Music Series...From Opera to Broadway
Location:St. Paul's Episcopal Church
Time: 12:05pm -1:00pm
For More Information: 601.693.2502
John-Christopher Adams, Tenor

Event: The Florida Boys in Concert
Location:The Historic Temple Theatre
Time: 6:30pm
For More Information: 601.485.4992
Lauderdale County Habitat for Humanity 25th Anniversary Concert Featuring the legendary Florida Boys, a Southern Gospel vocal quartet founded in about 1946 by J. G. Whitfield. $20 General Admission, available at the door the night of the show. Doors open at 5:30 pm

Friday, October 17, 2014

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

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

Event: SEC Pre-Game Party
Location: Dumont Plaza
Time: 5pm-8pm
For More Information: 601.693.7480
Texas A & M vs Alabama
Get your game face on a day early in historic downtown Meridian! Live outdoor music! Your favorite locals will be performing. Pub crawl! Our partner hotels will do the driving! No matter what happens on Saturday, you'll win the pre-party .

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

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

Event: Ladies Night
Location: Rhythm & Brews
Time:8pm - 2am
For More Information:Call 601.282.5608
Ladies get in free.Sound & Light by DJ Yoda

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Event:Halloween Silent Movie....Phantom of the Opera
Location: The Historic Temple Theatre
Time:7:30 pm
For More Information: Call 601.693.5353
Meridian's own David Benson will return to the console of the Temple's Mighty Morton Pipe Organ. Experience the thrills and chills of this 1925 motion picture classic as it was meant to be viewed, with a live theatre organist providing the musical score. No other theatre in Meridian can offer this unique experience. Dare to be scared!!

Event:Missused
Location: Rhythm & Brews
Time:8pm - 2am
For More Information: Call 601.282.5608
$7 Cover. 18 to get in & 21 to drink

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

Sunday, October 19, 2014

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

For all community events check out the Meridian Community Calendar

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


PRVEPA’s “Round Up for Education” award 48 scholarships to JCJC students

Jones County Junior College
PRVEPA’s “Round Up for Education” award 48 scholarships to JCJC students

ELLISVILLE – In the second year of the Pearl River Valley Electric Power Association’s, “Round Up for Education Scholar’s Program,” more students are receiving scholarships and more money is being awarded. Forty-eight JCJC students are receiving the maximum scholarship amount allowed from this new program with a total of 172 eligible community college students. The students are all residents of PRVEPA’s 12-county service area and each student will receive scholarships of $1,000.

“This means a lot to me because it will pay off this semester and part of next semester’s tuition,” said electrical engineering major, Tyler Sanders from Columbia. The Lamar Christian High School graduate continued, “I was faced with getting a job to pay for school and I’m not good at multi-tasking so this scholarship will allow me to keep focused on school and it helps my parents financially.”

Last year, the PRVEPA Scholarship program provided 36-JCJC students with scholarships of nearly $1000. The increase in dollar amount is a sign the PRVEPA’s members are buying into the idea of investing in college students, because they voluntarily “round-up” their monthly power bill on average, by about 50-cents.

“Throughout our history, Pearl River Valley Electric has not only been providing electric service to rural areas, but working to improve the quality of life of our members and the communities where they live,” said General Manger, Randy Wallace. “We believe that education is vital to improving the future for all of us in south Mississippi, and the Round Up program was designed to encourage more young people to further their education.”

Kurt Brautigam, PRVEPA’s Manager of Member Services explained, “Scholarships are available to members, their spouses or dependent children who are enrolling for their first semester at a Mississippi community/junior college this fall and are participating in the ‘Round Up for Education’ program.”

More than 90-percent of the PRVEPA’s members have remained enrolled in the scholarship program. The accumulation of “spare change” has turned into a brighter future for JCJC student recipients like, Jenna Hauk of Purvis and Landon Monk of Columbia because both students have plans to work in the medical field.

“I am very thankful for the customers of PRVEPA for paying that extra to help get me through school,” said Monk whose goal is to be a general medicine practitioner. “I think the scholarship program is a great thing to help people get into and through college.”

JCJC freshman and Purvis High School graduate, Hauk is serving as a Student Government Association Senator and resident assistant in the dorms, while studying to be a pharmacist.

“Receiving this scholarship has given me hope that I can one day be a pharmacist. I think with PRVEPA implementing this scholarship program will help many students like myself in allowing their future to become a reality.”

Sumrall freshman, Lindsey Garrity said the scholarship has been a blessing in disguise because her dad’s eye was injured by a baseball and her dog was hit by a car. Medical bills are stacking up and the scholarship came at a great time.
“Thank you very much to everyone who has contributed to this scholarship program. Your care for students and their education is very much appreciated. You have helped many families in many different ways,” said Garrity.

The PineBelt Community Foundation administers a variety of scholarship programs, granting between $250 and $2,000 to high school, community college and university students, according to Theresa Erickson, Executive Director of the Foundation. However, she said the Round Up for Education program is the largest scholarship program they manage.

“We often see how small contributions from large numbers of people can grow into significant amounts that benefit many individuals, and when people continue their education it not only benefits the individual, but it also benefits their family and ultimately their community,” said Erickson.

Ten percent of each year’s funding will be set aside in an endowed fund for future use. The remaining money is divided equally between the number of eligible applicants. Overall, students from 18 different high schools and home school programs are receiving PRVEPA scholarships. Eighty-three of the scholarship recipients this year are Pearl River Community College students, forty-eight are JCJC students and thirty-two are Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College students. Ten other students are attending three other state community colleges.

JCJC President, Dr. Jesse Smith appreciates the efforts of PRVEPA and the Greater PineBelt Community Foundation. Providing a creative way to engage the community by investing in its future with college scholarships for the region’s students will strengthen the Pine Belt on many levels.

“Investing in the education of a region’s residents will produce more options for students and communities because these students will be better prepared to solve the problems we’re faced with today, and they will be enriching the region with new resources, for a brighter future,” said JCJC President, Dr. Jesse Smith.

Round Up for Education funds collected after August 1, will go to next year’s scholarships. Applications for 2015 scholarships will be available beginning in February.

JCJC PRVEPA SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS:
Kelsey Addison-Purvis; Aaron Edward Albritton-Brooklyn; Katie Anderson-Hattiesburg; Tyler Brooks Ash-Purvis; Madison Aultman-Sumrall; Hannah M. Boyte-Sumrall; Jordan Browning- Hattiesburg; Rayna D. Brumfield-Hattiesburg; Lexington V. Cooley- Hattiesburg; Shanice Daniels-Columbia; Olyvia Freeman-Sumrall; Joshua S. Friend-Sumrall; Lindsey Allison Garrity- Hattiesburg; Georgette Geter- Kokomo; Kelsey Grace Hannaford- Lumberton; Jenna Hauk-Purvis; Wayne Alanceson Herring-Sandy Hook; Kierston Hickey-Lumberton; Christina Nicole Hobson-Hattiesburg; Austin Brentley Jackson- Sumrall; Jonathan Jones- Purvis; India Kohli-Hattiesburg; Kolby Allen Krohn- Wiggins; Hannah LeBlanc- Hattiesburg; Eniaya Leonard-Columbia; Mikaela Malone-Lumberton; Michael Mann-Sumrall; Landon Monk-Columbia; Traci Monroe-Perkinston; Victoria E. Morris-Hattiesburg; Jeremy Dean Newsom-Sumrall; Kayla Phipps-Hattiesburg; Leslie Pounds-Columbia; Kaley Radtke- Hattiesburg; Kevin Rieder-Hattiesburg; Natia Roberts-Columbia; Alli Kate Ross-Hattiesburg; Tyler Matthew Sanders- Columbia; Morgan Shows-Purvis; Kyle G. Smith-Columbia; Brittney Smith-Sumrall; Charleigh Smith-Columbia; Danita D. Stevenson; Ariana Thompson-Columbia; Katie Marie Thornhill-Purvis; Mercedes Vines-Hattiesburg; Cynthia Waller-Hattiesburg; Aaron Ward-Sumrall.


2014 PRVEPA Scholars Program Recipients (172 total)

Community Colleges Students are Attending
Pearl River 83
Jones 48
Gulf Coast 31
Southwest 7
Hinds 1
Co-Lin 1

High Schools Recipients Attended
Stone 31
Purvis 22
Oak Grove 20
FCAHS 18
West Marion 15
Columbia 15
Sumrall 12
Columbia Academy 11
East Marion 9
Lamar Christian 9
Poplarville 2
Homeschool 1
Lawrence County 1
Prentiss Christian 1
Lumberton 1
George County 1
Presbyterian Christian 1
St. Stanislaus 1
Sarah T. Reed 1


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




EMCC ELECTRICAL STUDENT IN BUSINESS BEFORE GRADUATION

East Mississippi Community College
EMCC ELECTRICAL STUDENT IN BUSINESS BEFORE GRADUATION

MAYHEW – Fall graduation couldn’t come fast enough for one East Mississippi Community College Electrical Technology student. So he started his own business in April.
Joey Brackin of Starkville is set to graduate in December with an associate’s degree in Electrical Technology from EMCC’s Golden Triangle campus. But as he neared the finish line, he couldn’t wait to get to work, so he got a local contractor license from the city and some insurance and fired up his one-man company, Pro Electric.
“It’s a little bit nerve-wracking to go into business for yourself. But I knew I had learned enough so that, if I put my mind to it and work hard, I’ll be successful,” said Brackin.
Brackin didn’t go into business without experience. He took a job with an electrical repair business back in 2003 and accumulated a wealth of on-the-job training before coming to EMCC in 2012 to earn his degree. He’s worked on residential, commercial and industrial projects and services all three sectors as Pro Electric.
“I do anything from new builds to swapping out lights to commercial stuff like running conduit or just trouble-shooting,” said Brackin.
EMCC electrical instructor Bobby Johnson said Brackin is the second student from the program to go into business for himself recently, and he hopes to see many more do the same as the market for electrical work remains strong in the Golden Triangle.
“The area benefits from small companies like Joey’s that fill service gaps for the residential and commercial markets. His company has a lot of room to grow,” said Johnson.
Brackin says EMCC’s Electrical Technology program was instrumental in landing him a job working on a commercial vent hood by introducing him to new material like motor control.
“I called Mr. Johnson one day and told him motor control helped me because the vent hood had all those components we talked about in class,” said Brackin.
EMCC Electrical students will add another tool to their belts next fall when a low voltage training lab is installed thanks to assistance from the Low Voltage Association of Mississippi and Honeywell. Johnson said students will be certified by the LVAM after completing certain courses, which will make them legally eligible to install low voltage systems such as security systems and fire alarms.
Meanwhile, Brackin is on his job, working 20 to 30 hours a week and weekends at Pro Electric in addition to his classwork at EMCC.
“It’s hard being the only guy. I work when I can. I take phone calls. I schedule everything to keep everyone happy. I get enough sleep sometimes. It’s tough,” he said.
“But everyone I know who owns their own company makes a good living. And I wanted to be able to make a good living.”




EMBDC - Upcoming Events

See Schedule
Upcoming Events

YPM Monthly Meeting
Rush Cafeteria Private Dining Room
3rd Floor/Ambulatory Bldg
Monday, October 20th
12 p.m.

Northeast Conference Center Fall Festival
Business After Hours
109 Highway 11/80
Thursday, October 23rd
5 p.m. - 7 p.m.

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

Meredith Rea

EMBDC
Public Relations & Marketing Manager
mrea@embdc.org



Gold Rush auditions at JCJC

Jones County Junior College
Gold Rush auditions at JCJC
ELLISVILLE – Jones County Junior College's basketball dance team, Gold Rush will hold an audition clinic on Tuesday, October 28, at 1:30 pm. The dance for the audition will be taught at the clinic. Both the clinic and tryouts will take place at Dance Arts Studio, located at 401 Hwy 11 North, in Ellisville. Tryouts will be Friday, October 31, at 1:30 pm.

Gold Rush performs at all men and women's home basketball games. For more information contact dance team sponsors, lora.davis@jcjc.edu or beth.mcdaniel@jcjc.edu.


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




JCJC Bobcat Math League

Jones County Junior College
Upsets continue to shake up the JCJC Bobcat Math League division rankings

ELLISVILLE – Three of the four divisions’ rankings have changed this week because of big upsets, including South Jones taking the division title away from Wayne County. In the fourth week of the Jones County Junior College Bobcat Math League’s regular season, South Jones continued to knock off contenders to climb to the top of the Fibonacci Division. The Braves of South Jones snatched the lead away from the War Eagles of Wayne County who have been division leaders from the start of the season. The Braves slaughtered the War Eagles with a commanding, 72 to 51, victory on the South Jones Reservation and remain undefeated.

“We knew at the beginning of the season that we had to beat them (Wayne County) to advance. Last year we were very close and ended up losing to them on the last question,” said South Jones Math Coach, Thomas Hinkle. “What impressed me most was that everyone contributed in the buzzer round and we were very confident with our answers. That was something we had been lacking in previous weeks.”

The Quitman Panthers’ win against the Heidelberg Academy Rebels, who are struggling to find a win, help keep Quitman in third place as Quitman pounced all over Heidelberg Academy, 48 to 6. The Raleigh Lions came back from a defeat against Quitman last week to win this weeks’ match against the Laurel Tornadoes, 46 to 37, to keep in fourth place.

With the end of the season nearing, Presbyterian Christian High School’s crushing blow to the Oak Grove Warriors’ perfect season, means PCS remains the undefeated division leaders. The PCS Bobcats thrashed the Oak Grove Warriors, 101 to 85. Sacred Heart delivered a big upset this week after coming off of a loss to Oak Grove in week three. The Crusaders take the third place spot in the Newton Division by picking off the Columbia Academy Cougars, 89 to 75, and dashing the Cougars’ rise to the top. Lawrence County earned 34 points in the written test, remaining in the bottom spot.

Joel Hitt from Columbia Academy continues to dominate in the individual point’s competition and remains “The Most Outstanding Player” for the second week in a row with a 97.5 percent average. Alicia Brown from PCS and Sacred Hearts’ Matthew Gallardo, move up a notch from last week with their improved average score of 95 percent, tying for second place. With an average of 93.33 percent, Oak Groves’ Cole Sisson drops from second place to tie with Nick Sciortino in fourth place. Sciortino moved up this week, reappearing in the standings from week two of the competition. Four players tied with a 90 percent average.

Stringer only competed in the written test, earning 43 points to keep their division leader status. The Northeast Jones Tigers pulled off a big upset in week four, after a whipping from Stringer last week. The Northeast Jones Tigers take back the second place spot from the Taylorsville Tartars with a 78 to 64 showdown. Richton routs West Jones to keep the fourth place spot. The Rebels win with a 73 to 28 stomping of the Mustangs.

The Pythagoras Division saw no changes this week as Perry Central remains on top with a win against Bay Springs, 25 to 17. Mt. Olive’s pirates stole any hope the Seminary Bulldogs’ had of making the play offs with a 28 to 20 victory. The Saints of Sylva Bay walloped the Tigers of Collins with another crushing defeat. Sylva Bay scored 30 points to Collins’ 10 points to keep in fifth place of the division.

Next week, the League will take a break and return to action October 20. For more information about the Bobcat Math League check out the web page at: http://www.jcjc.edu/bobcatmathleague/ or on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/bobcatmathleague.

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



FAMILY FUN AND HERITAGE FESTIVAL

Wechesler School 3015 15th Av. Meridian MS
FAMILY FUN AND
HERITAGE FESTIVAL - Oct. 18th

10am - 3pm !

• Patrice Moncell Gathright & The Truth on Stage
• Games, Basketball, Horseshoes, Sack Races,
• School displays from T.J. Harris, Middleton, Baptist Seminary etc.
• Kids entertainment by Pep-Up-Step-Up, stage plays & skits
• Food & Fun for the whole family to enjoy.
!
WWW.WECHESLERFOUNDATION.COM (601) 485 - 8723




“Treats in the Streets” at JCJC includes a student art show

Jones County Junior College
“Treats in the Streets” at JCJC includes a student art show

ELLISVILLE- Jones County Junior College’s Student Government Association along with campus clubs and organizations, and the city of Ellisville will be hosting the annual “Treats in the Streets” night of activities on Thursday, October 30, 2014 from 4:30 p.m. until 7 p.m. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

This year, JCJC’s Rho Sigma chapter of Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society is sponsoring a High School Art Walk in conjunction with the annual “Treats in the Streets” celebration. The location for the Art Walk will be in the Terrell Tisdale Library lobby. Admission is free and open to the public. All artwork will be displayed in a clothesline fashion so no hangers are necessary. Other guidelines include: No artwork over 14 inches in any direction will be accepted for the exhibit; All art must be 2-dimensional and should be “fall” themed; No more than 15 pieces of art may be submitted from each school. Art must be turned in by October 23. There is no entry fee for submissions which can be delivered to the Terrell Tisdale Library lobby, on October 21, through 23, from 3:30 p.m. until 5 p.m.

The annual Treats in the Streets celebration is an outdoor event and will be cancelled or modified, and moved indoors to the PE Building if it rains or if the weather is not conducive for children. The Art Walk, which is held indoors, will continue regardless of weather.

From 4:30 p.m. until 7 p.m. for kids ages 0 to 12 years, JCJC clubs and organizations will have treats and games available around, and between the library and student center square. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

The costume contests will begin at 6 p.m. in the art gallery area for kids of all ages. At 6:30 p.m. a costume contest for JCJC students will begin.

From 4:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m., the JCJC all-you-can-eat cafeteria will stay open for dinner. The cost for children ages 4 to 9 years of age is $4.63, and children ages 9 and adults is $6.90.

Taco Bell & the Bobcat Grill, both located behind the A.B. Howard Gymnasium, will be open till 9:30 p.m.

For more information call JCJC Student Services at 477-4030 or Rebecca Patrick at 601-477-4109.

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




2-for-1 promotion on our intensive term classes

East MS Community College
Folks,
We're running a 2-for-1 promotion on our intensive term classes and the on-campus deadline is the 13th (the online classes start a week later). Anyone who reads this and wants to take advantage of the on-campus classes would have to beat feet to an EMCC campus Friday to get their paperwork filed. I know we're super late getting this out, but we were handed this Monday. So I'm gently requesting that anyone who is capable of getting this published tomorrow, please do so. I would be eternally grateful.

Jason
662-251-2296





Southeast High "Community Day"

Southeast High School
I am putting together a Community Day at Southeast High on November 1st and want to spread the word to possible vendors and people that might want to attend. . I’m sponsoring the Fun Day because I run the Spanish Club, and we are raising money to take a trip to Europe in June, 2015. I also am trying to give our community something to come out and do together, since the elementary has a Fall Fun Day, but the Middle School and High School do not. As part of the Fun Day we are going to have vendors/booths for clubs where they can sell items, paint faces, etc. For example, my Spanish club is doing a booth to sell our discount/fundraising cards. The FBLA is doing a cake walk and face painting...some will be food vendors...some will be flea market type booths.

Thanks so much,
Kim Davis
(601) 917-5807





Pastoral Anniversary

New Jerusalem Baptist Church
Pastoral Anniversary Program for ...
Johnny R. Sims.
This anniversary program will take place Oct. 19, 2014 at 2:30 P.M. at New Jerusalem Baptist Church.





NAS - Meridian - WINGING SET FOR THURSDAY, OCTOBER 9th

in the Chapel on board NAS Meridian
WINGING SET FOR THURSDAY, OCTOBER 9

There will be a naval aviator designation ceremony on Thursday, Oct. 9, beginning at 1 p.m. in the Chapel on board NAS Meridian. Eight U.S. Navy and one U.S. Marine Corps pilot will receive "Wings of Gold" during the ceremony. The naval aviator designation ceremony is not prescribed specifically by U.S. Navy regulations, but has emerged as an honored product of the rich heritage of naval tradition. It marks the culmination of nearly two years of specialized training, which has prepared these officers for the rigorous demands of aerial combat and carrier operations -- earning each the title of "Naval Aviator" and the right to wear the coveted "Wings of Gold."
Capt. Brian Goszkowicz, Commander, Training Air Wing One, will be the speaker.
Those earning "Wings of Gold" include:

First Lt. Daniel Belet, USMC, who was selected as VT-9's Student of the Month for May 2014. He earned one Navy "E" for bombing accuracy during Advanced Jet Flight Training and carrier qualified in the T-45C on board the USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) on Sept. 30. Belet completed Advanced Jet Flight Training with Training Squadron Nine.
Lt. Logan Briery, USN, who was designated a Naval Flight Officer on July 31, 2008. After completing the Fleet Readiness Squadron at VAQ-129, he was assigned to the World Famous Black Ravens of VAQ-135 to fly in the EA-6B Prowler. He deployed aboard on the USS Nimitz from November 2009 to March 2010 flying missions over Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. He transitioned to the EA-18G Growler from October 2010 to August 2011. Then in May 2012 to September 2012, Lt. Briery deployed to Bagram Air Base flying the Growler in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. He was named to the Commodore's List during Primary Flight Training and was VT-9's Student of the Month for February 2014. During Advanced Jet Flight Training, he earned one Navy "E" for bombing accuracy and carrier qualified in the T-45C on board the USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) on Sep. 30. Briery completed Advanced Jet Flight Training with Training Squadron Nine.
Lt. j.g. Madison Dupouy, 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 Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) on Sept. 30. Dupouy completed Advanced Jet Flight Training with Training Squadron Nine.
Lt. j.g. Nicolar Haupt, 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 Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) on Sept. 30. Haupt completed Advanced Jet Flight Training with Training Squadron Seven.
Lt. j.g. Emily King, USN, who earned two Navy "E's" for bombing accuracy during Advanced Jet Flight Training and carrier qualified in the T-45C on board the USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) on Sept. 30. King completed Advanced Jet Flight Training with Training Squadron Nine.
Lt. j.t. Daniel MacMillan, 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 Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) on Sept. 30. MacMillan completed Advanced Jet Flight Training with Training Squadron Nine.
Lt. j.g. John Mason, who is prior enlisted Navy with six years of service, achieving the rank of Master-at-Arms Second Class Petty Officer. He was stationed at Kings Bay, Ga., and Yokosuka, Japan. During Advanced Jet Flight Training, he earned five Navy "E's" for bombing accuracy and carrier qualified in the T-45C on board the USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) on Sept. 30. Mason completed Advanced Jet Flight Training with Training Squadron Seven.

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WINGING 2-2-2

Lt. j.g. John Tortorich, USN, who earned two Navy "E's" for bombing accuracy during Advanced Jet Flight Training and carrier qualified in the T-45C on board the USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) on Sept. 30. Tortorich completed Advanced Jet Flight Training with Training Squadron Nine.
Lt. j.g. Jeffrey Zeberlein, USN, who earned one Navy "E" for bombing accuracy during Advanced Jet Flight Training and carrier qualified in the T-45C on board the USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) on Sept. 29. Zeberlein completed Advanced Jet Flight Training with Training Squadron Seven.




Meridian Main Street - Calendar of Events - Oct. 7th - 12th

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Meridian Main Street ... Calendar of Downtown Events
Vol. lll No. 93 - October 7th - October 12th


Monday, October 6, 2014


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

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

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

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

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

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

Event: New Fall Plants, Trees and Vegetables
Location: Planters Supply
Time: All Week
For More Information: Call 601.693.2684
Local feed and seed store.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Event: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, 6pm-7:30pm
For More Information: Call 601.990.832
To Register call or visit aotechcomputers.com
We will cover the following Topics:
~ Basic Computers Skills
~ Operating System Differences [ Windows, Mac, Ubuntu Linux ]
~ Introduction to the internet
601 693-67
Event: Trivia Night
Location: Weidmann's
Time: 8pm till close
For More Information: Call 601.581.5770
Happy Hour 4pm - 7pm

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Event: Small Business Webinar
Location:MSU Downtown
Time: 12pm-1pm
For More Information: Call 601-693-7480
Enhancing Marketplace Venues
Meridian Main Street invites you to attend a webinar which will be held in the computer room on the first floor of the MSU Downtown campus, located at 2212 5th St (Main St.).This is the third webinar in a series of four.This webinar is a joint production of the Mississippi Development Authority Entrepreneur Center and the MSU Extension Service hosted by Meridian Main Street.

Event: All You Can Eat Tacos
Location:Rhythm & Brews
Time: 5pm-10:30pm
For More Information: Call 601.282.5608
$10 For all you can eat tacos, $3 Pitchers.
18 to get in, 21 to drink
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
Happy Hour 4pm - 7pm.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Event: 20th Annual Conference on Violence
Location:MSU Riley Center
Time: 8:30am-4pm
For More Information: Call 601.482.8719
Registration is Required

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

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

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

Friday, October 10, 2014

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

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

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

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

Event: Julie Fowlis
Location:MSU Riley Center
Time: 7:30pm
For More Information: Call 601.696.2200
$27, $21 Julie Fowlis is a groundbreaking artist who continues to entice new audiences worldwide and push accepted musical boundaries with her adaptations of songs from her native Scottish Gaelic tradition. It is little wonder that when Disney Pixar (Finding Nemo, Toy Story, Up) was searching for the perfect authentic singing voice to feature in the soundtrack to Brave, its new 3-D animated blockbuster set in 10th-century Scotland, its research led it to one of the country's true contemporary treasures - Julie Fowlis. Music of The Scottish Isles

Event: Wired West Show
Location: Rhythm & Brews
Time:8pm - 2am
For More Information:Call 601.282.5608
$5 Cover Light & Sound with Phantom, featuring JAY BARRY aka JUICY with LIVE drums by David Zettler Come Dressed as a Cowboy or Indian and get your pic made in our Saloon Style Photo Booth.
18 to get in, 21 to drink

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Event: Saturday Morning Movie Matinee -"Brave"
Location: The Historic Temple Theatre
Time: 10:30am
For More Information: Call 601.693.5353
A Saturday morning movie matinee sponsored by the City of Meridian and the Meridian Temple Theatre featuring the Disney hit movie, "Brave." Special admission packages are being offered at the door. This event is designed to bring Fathers and Families together. Tickets are $2, Fathers are free.

Event:Speak Out Against Domestic Violence
Location: The Brickhouse Bar & Grill
Time: 7pm- 11pm
For More Information: Call 601.286.3153
Local Live Music

Event:Rebel
Location: Rhythm & Brews
Time:8pm - 2am
For More Information: Call 601.282.5608
Rhythm gets it's country own with the one and only REBEL
$5 cover
18 to get in & 21 to drink

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

Sunday, October 12, 2014

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

For all community events check out the Meridian Community Calendar

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




Meridian High School ... annual College Fair

Meridian High School Boys Gymnasium
Meridian High School is hosting the annual College Fair for Juniors and Seniors. There will be over 30 different colleges and careers (military, etc) represented from all over the state of Mississippi and from Louisiana.

The fair will be held in the MHS Boys Gym from 9 – 12

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





"Curves and Chrome." ... at Chunky River Harley Davidson

Chunky River Harley Davidson
At Chunky River Harley Davidson. We are having an event on Oct 25th that will raise money from Breast Cancer Awareness. There is a motorcycle ride leaving from Brandon and coming here to Chunky River H-D around 10:30 am.
We want to invite the local community to come out and support this event. All the proceeds that day go to the Relay For Life. There will be conjoining events that day/night.
The day event is called "Curves and Chrome." There will be Mugshots vendor, Southern Tastes vendor, and a band.
Later that night, Chunky River will also host our annual Hog-O-Ween events ... from 6:00 - 9:00 pm.
We will have a bonfire, haybales, hotdogs, and smores. We will still have our vendor and our band out for the night event. We will have several raffles and giveaways. All the proceeds will go to the Relay for Life.

Thank you ...
Courtney Turner
Chunky River Harley Davidson
(601) 482-4131

Courtney Turner
Chunky River Harley Davidson
(601) 482-4131



EMBDC - Upcoming Events

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YPM Monthly Meeting
Rush Cafeteria Private Dining Room
3rd Floor/Ambulatory Bldg
Monday, October 20th
12 p.m.

Northeast Conference Center Fall Festival
Business After Hours
109 Highway 11/80
Thursday, October 23rd
5 p.m. - 7 p.m.

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

Meredith Rea
EMBDC
Public Relations & Marketing Manager
mrea@embdc.org





Butler Fest

Butler, AL
Butler Fest 2014 ... Where Pigs Fly !
This family event is scheduled for Oct. 9th - Oct. 11th
Farious events, games, food and entertainment.
Call the Butler, AL Chamber of Commerce at ...
(205) 459-3459
\or Darla Baily at (205) 459-3795




JCJC history instructor named Humanities Teacher of the Year

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


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




JCJC hosts Fall Choral Festival

Jones County Junior College ... M.P. Bush Fine Arts auditorium
JCJC hosts Fall Choral Festival

ELLISVILLE - The Jones County Junior College Concert Choir is inviting the public to the Fall Choral Festival featuring area High School concert choirs. The JCJC Fall Choral Festival will include the concert choirs of Forrest County Agricultural High School, directed by Andy Smigielski and Laurel High School, directed by Krista McKenzie. These outstanding local choirs will join with the Jones County Junior College Concert Choir to present a concert on Thursday, October 9, at 7 p.m. in the M.P. Bush Fine Arts auditorium. Each choir will sing several selections, and the evening with culminate with over 150 participating singers in a rousing rendition of “He Never Failed Me Yet” by Robert Ray. The concert is free and open to the public.

For more information call the Fine Arts department at 601-477-4094.

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




The Florida Boys ... in Concert

Temple Theatre Meridian, MS
Lauderdale County Habitat For Humanity presents ...
The Florida Boys ... in Concert
Thursday, Oct. 16th at the Temple Theatre beginning at 6:30 pm
ALSO ... Featuring...
St. Paul United Methodist Church "Sweet Spirits Inspirational Choir"
Tickets ...
Advance $15
At the door $20
Tickets can be purchased at The Bible Book Store
820 23rd Ave.
Meridian, MS

Lauderdale County Habitat For Humanity ... Raising The Roof !
Celebrating 25 Years !




Mid-season upsets in 3rd week of JCJC’s Bobcat Math League

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Mid-season upsets in 3rd week of JCJC’s Bobcat Math League
ELLISVILLE – Without Presbyterian Christian High School in head-to-head competition this week, newcomers Columbia Academy managed to get its first win in a “Cat Fight,” and move up in the division. In week three of the Bobcat Math League competition, the Cougars of Columbia Academy clawed their way past the Cougars of Lawrence County in spectacular fashion, beating the 2013 runner up champions, 79 to 41. Columbia Academy seems to have found a way to win after a cold welcome to the Newton Division with a loss last week to the 2013 League winners, PCS. Oak Grove is continuing its hunt for first place in the division by making a strong appearance against Sacred Heart in an upset. The Warriors came out on top, 97 to 85, over the Crusaders who are in shock after beating Lawrence County last week. Sacred Heart also had more cumulative points last week than Oak Grove, but drop to fourth place while Oak Grove remains in second place. PCS garnered 46 points in the written test, or first half competition and finish the week as division leaders.

The Newton Division mathletes continue to dominate in individual competition with Joel Hitt from Columbia Academy receiving the highest average score to be “The Most Valuable Player” this week with a 96.67 percent average. Cole Sisson of Oak Grove had a 95 percent average with Alicia Brown from PCS and Matthew Gallardo from Sacred Heart tying for third place honors with a 93.3 percent average. Four players tied for fourth place with a 90 percent average.

In the Fibonacci Division, Quitman knocked Raleigh off this week as it climbs toward the top of its division, dropping the Lions to fourth place. The Panthers outscored the Lions in a close match, 31 to 28, and will move into the third place behind South Jones and Wayne County who remain in second and first place respectively. Wayne County’s War Eagles soared past the Laurel Tornadoes with a forty point blowout, 67 to 27. On the “Reservation,” the Braves of South Jones wounded the Heidelberg Academy Rebels, 23 to 12.

Stringer still leads in the Einstein Division with another big victory. The Red Devils spoiled the Northeast Jones Tiger’s rise to the top by knocking them down to third place in the division with a crushing defeat, 99 to 62. Taylorsville eked out a one-point win against the Richton Rebels, 56-55, putting the Tartars in second place while the Rebels slip to fourth place. The Mustangs of West Jones had the week off in head-to-head competition but earned 20 points in the written test.

Perry Central struggles to remain in the top spot for the third week despite a tie with Sylva Bay who land in fifth place with Collins having a tough time getting off the bottom, after losing its match this week. The Saints of Sylva Bay tied with division leaders, the Perry Central Bulldogs, 17-17. The Collins Tigers tried to get its first win of the season but the Mt. Olive Pirates slayed the Tigers in a 41-23 victory. That victory moved Mt. Olive back to the number two spot in the division. The Bulldogs of Seminary and Bay Springs tied up in Bay Springs with the visiting team coming out the winners, 22-17. Bay Springs drops to fourth place while Seminary moves to the third place ranks.

For more information about the Bobcat Math League check out the web page at: http://www.jcjc.edu/bobcatmathleague/ or on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/bobcatmathleague.





College Fair at ECCC

Brackeen-Wood Gym on the campus East Central Community College
On Friday, October 3rd, beginning at 10:00 am, at the Brackeen-Wood Gym on the campus of East Central Community College, representatives from post-secondary colleges and organizations will be promoting opportunities available to students at their respective sites. High School seniors from Newton County, Newton County Academy, Union Public Schools and Newton City (Juniors and Seniors), are participating.

We would love to see you there!

Thank you for making a difference in the lives of families in East Central MS/AL, Janine Vincent Publicity Newton County Schools
601-357-0143





Signing a commitment to graduate

Newton County Career and Technical Center 15935 Hwy 15 N, Decatur, MS
Another amazing opportunity has developed today at the Newton County Career and Technical Center:

The Class of 2017, from both Union and Newton County Schools, who are students at the Center, will be signing a commitment to graduate.
This will be happening throughout the day.

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





MCC Calendar of Events for October 2014

Meridian Community College
MCC Calendar of Events for October 2014

MCC Continuing Education class, Art with Abby: Petite Picasso Camp, Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30, 4 p.m. 601-482-7445.

MCC Continuing Education class, Ebay: Buying and Selling, Oct. 2 and 9 and 30, 5:30 p.m. 601-482-7445.

MCC computer class, Microsoft Word (Beginning), Oct. 2-16; 5:30 p.m., Webb Hall, 601-484-8856.

MCC Workforce Development class, Fiber Optic Cabling, Oct. 2-Nov. 20; 6 p.m., Workforce Development Center, 601-484-8856.

MCC Continuing Education class, Wreaths: Halloween and Thanksgiving, Oct. 2, 5:30 p.m. 601-482-7445.

MCC computer class, Skype Microsoft, Oct. 3-10; 1 p.m., Webb Hall, 601-484-8856.

Phi Theta Kappa Nu Upsilon Chapter and American Cancer Society Queen City Fourth Annual Race for Life and Fifth Annual Street Strut for Breast Cancer, Oct. 4, 7:45 a.m., Downtown Meridian, Phyllis Holladay, 601-553-3439.

MCC fall break, Oct. 6-7. Classes resume Wednesday, Oct. 8.

MCC Continuing Education class, Flowers and Cake Design, Oct. 6, 15, 20, 27, 6 p.m. 601-482-7445.

MCC Continuing Education class, Friendly Beginnings for Writers, Oct. 7, 14, 21, 28, 6 p.m. 601-482-7445.

Soccer games: Oct. 7, MCC vs. Jones Junior College, 5 p.m. (women); 7 p.m., (men); Oct. 15, MCC vs. Pearl River Community College, 5 p.m. (women); 7 p.m., (men); Oct. 22, MCC vs. Southwest Community College, 5 p.m., (women); 7 p.m., (men), C.D. Smith Field; Coach Alex George, 601-484-8697.

MCC Continuing Education class, Clay Sculpture, Oct. 8, 9 a.m. 601-482-7445.

Miller Art Gallery opening exhibit reception, Oct. 9, 4:30 p.m., Miller Art Gallery, John Marshall, 601-484-8647.

MCC Continuing Education class, Homemade Pasta Cooking Class, Oct. 9, 6 p.m. 601-482-7445.

MCC Workforce Development class, Basic Welding, Oct. 9; 6 p.m., Workforce Development, 601-484-8856.

MCC Workforce Development class, Basic Electricity, Oct. 9; 6 p.m., Workforce Development, 601-484-8856.

MCC Workforce Development class, Basic Life Support/CPR, Oct. 10; 1 p.m., MCC EMSA building, 601-484-8856.

MCC Continuing Education class, Lay Caregiver Workshop, Oct. 11, 10 a.m. 601-482-7445.

Term II classes begin, Oct. 13.

MCC Workforce Development class, OSHA Construction 10-Hour Certification, Oct. 13, 4:30 p.m., Workforce Development Center, 601-484-8856.

MCC Workforce Development class, Call Center Customer Service Evening Class, Oct. 13, 5 p.m., Webb Hall Room 129, 601-484-8856.

MCC Continuing Education class, Introduction to Stained Glass Free Workshop, Oct. 13, 6 p.m., Webb Hall, 601-482-7445.

MCC and Radio People 14th Annual Job Fair, Oct. 14, 9 a.m.,Tommy E. Dulaney Center, 601-482-7445.

MCC computer class, Digital Photography, Oct. 14, 6 p.m., Webb Hall, 601-482-7445.

Arts & Letters Series production, Old Southwest Band, Oct. 14, 7 p.m., McCain Theater. 601-484-8678.

MCC Continuing Education class, Personal Self Defense: Protect Yourself and Your Home, Oct. 16, 5:30 p.m., Webb Hall, 601-482-7445.

MCC Workforce Development class, Forklift Training, Oct. 17, 8 a.m., Workforce Development Center, 601-484-8856.

MCC Workforce Development class, IV Therapy Re-Certification for Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN’s), Oct. 18, 8 a.m., Workforce Development Center, 601-484-8856.

MCC Continuing Education Class, ACT Workshop Review, Oct. 18, 8:30 a.m., Webb Hall, 601-482-7445.

MCC Workforce Development class, Call Center Customer Service Day Class, Oct. 20, 8 a.m., Webb Hall Room 129, 601-484-8856.

MCC Continuing Education class, Stained Glass, Oct. 20, 6 p.m., Webb Hall, 601-482-7445.

MCC computer class, Create a Website, Oct. 20, 5:30 p.m., Webb Hall, 601-482-7445.

Fall Fest, Oct. 20-23.

My College Cares Day, Oct. 21.

MCC computer class, Microsoft Excel (Advanced), Oct. 21, 9 a.m., Webb Hall, 601-482-7445.

MCC computer class, Microsoft Excel (Advanced), Oct. 21, 5:30 p.m., Webb Hall, 601-482-7445.

MCC Continuing Education class, Social Media: What Parents Need to Know, Oct. 21, 5:30 p.m., Webb Hall, 601-482-7445.

MCC Workforce Development class, Advanced Tatical Medic Three-Day Course, Oct. 22, Workforce Development Center, 601-484-8856.

MCC Continuing Education class, Interactive Homemade Pasta Cooking Class, Oct. 23, 5:30 p.m., 601-482-7445.

MCC Arts & Letters Series Jazz Band concert, Oct. 23, 7 p.m., McCain Theater, 601-484-8696.

Humanities Professor of the Year Program, Oct. 24, 10 a.m., Casteel Gallery. Michael Thompson, 601-484-8700.

MCC Continuing Education class, Kitchen Duty! Painting Cabinetry 101, Oct. 25, 10 a.m., 601-482-7445.

MCC Workforce Development class, Street Defensive Driving, Oct. 25, 8 a.m., Workforce Development Center, 601-484-8856.

ACT testing, Oct. 25, 7 a.m., Ivy Hall; Mark Gunn, 601-484-8652.

MCC computer class, Publisher/PowerPoint, Oct. 27, 9 a.m., Webb Hall, 601-482-7445.

MCC Continuing Education class, Personal Self Defense: Protect Yourself and Your Home, Oct. 28, 5:30 p.m., 601-482-7445.

Dedication of welding facility, Oct. 31, 10 a.m., Workforce Development Center, 601-482-7445.




EMBDC Recognizes September Ambassadors of the Month

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EMBDC Recognizes September Ambassadors of the Month
Meridian, MS - The East Mississippi Business Development Corporation (EMBDC) recently presented its September Ambassador of the Month awards to three very deserving participants. In first place was Sonya Scarbrough with BankPlus, second place went to Krilecia Gianakos with State Games of Mississippi, and third place was awarded to Derron Radcliff with MSU Riley Center. 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 Concert Choir begins new season of singing with new director

First Baptist Church of Ellisville
JCJC’s Concert Choir begins new season of singing with new director

ELLISVILLE–Jones County Junior College’s Concert Choir will be performing its first concert on Sunday, October 5, at 6:30 p.m. in the sanctuary of First Baptist Church of Ellisville. This concert will also be the first concert under the direction of Joel Dunlap, JCJC’s new choral director. Dunlap has been the Director of Choral Activities at Long Beach High School for the last nine years.

The versatility and talent of the JCJC Concert Choir will shine through with its performance of a wide variety of music. The Sunday program will include an early motet by Victoria to crowd pleasing favorites like “Down to the River to Pray” and Robert Ray’s gospel hit, “He Never Failed Me Yet.” Assisting the choir as the group’s accompanist is JCJC’s fine arts faculty member Kay Guiles.

The concert is free and the event is open to the public. For more information contact the JCJC Fine Arts Department at 601-477-4094.


JCJC Concert Choir Members

Reagan Arnold, Collins
Ashley Adams, Laurel
Kayla Austin, Laurel
Kaci Beasley, Taylorsville
Michael Beckwith, Forest
Erica Bridges, Laurel
Jordan Browning, Purvis
Harrison Bryant, Prentiss
Caleb Butler, Sumrall
Miracle Clemons, Hattiesburg
Chip Cooley, Jr., Hopkevsville, KY
Kailey Cuevas, Long Beach
Lauryn Easley, Laurel
April Gallion, Clinton
John Garner, Foxworth
Cale Green, Laurel
Hannah Hankins, Laurel
Morgan Henry, Laurel
Elizabeth Hensarling, Patterson, CA
Roxie Hudgins, Collins
Brandon Hudson
Allison Hyche, Long Beach
Megan Ingram, Waynesboro
Stephen Jones, Starkville
Karen Kennedy, Petal
Bryce Kinzer, Gautier
Rohini Malkani, Hattiesburg
Mikaela Malone, Lumberton
Scott Martin, Murrah
Kacie McGowen, Laurel
Emily McKissack, Mize
Jessica McLaurin, Louin, MS
Landon Monk, Columbia
Lydia Myers, Laurel
Victoria O’Quin, Meridian
Shelby Odom, Carthage
Lexus Peppers, Laurel
Austin Perkins, Ellisville
Octavia Roberts, Laurel
DeJuan Sam, Stateline
Laken Sanford, Seminary
Savannah Scafide, Long Beach
Victoria Schlude, Hattiesburg
Griffin Schrock, Jackson
Morgan Scott, Meadville
Jared Smith, Seminary
Kyle Smith, Columbia
Karsten Smith, Hattiesburg
Phebe Tisdale, Laurel
Brianna Tobias, McComb
Malik Walker, Hattiesburg
David Walker, Laurel
Veronica Walker, Clinton
Cole Ward, Caledonia
Rehema Weems, Laurel
Shelby Wesson, Petal
Isha Williams, Mobile, AL
Colton Williamson, Sumrall
Josh Wilson, Pearl
Gary Young, Jr., Ellisville


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

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

YPM Monthly Meeting
Rush Cafeteria Private Dining Room
3rd Floor/Ambulatory Bldg
Monday, October 20th
12 p.m.

Northeast Conference Center
Business After Hours
109 Highway 11/80
Thursday, October 23rd
5 p.m. - 7 p.m.




Pianist, Andrew Ishee ...

Broadmoor Baptist Church 5312 Highway 39 North ... North of Hardee's and North HIlls Street Meridian, MS
The finest in Southern Gospel Music ........
Pianist, Andrew Ishee ... will perform Oct. 12th at 5:00 pm ...
Andrew was the pianist for The Kingsman Quartet as well as ...
Palmetto State Quartet.
He is currently worship leader at Life Church in Laurel, MS
Admission is free ... a Love Offering will be received.
(601) 323-4400

Rev. Chris Floyd is the pastor of the church
(601) 323-4400



The robotics team of Sumter Central High School

Applebee's
The robotics team of Sumter Central High School will have their pancake breakfast ...
October 11, 2014 from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. at Applebee's. Tickets will be sold at $5.00 each. All proceeds will go towards team promotion.

For more information please contact my adviser Latosha Caves at 205-652-1501 or by email at caves36751@gmail.com.





EMBDC - Ribbon Cutting

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

Thanks,

Meredith Rea
Public Relations Coordinator
East Mississippi Business
Development Corporation

1901 Front Street, Suite A
Meridian, MS 39301

601.693.1306
F 601.693.5638
www.embdc.org




EMBDC Holds 18th Annual Golf Classic

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

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




Women of Purpose Conference 2014

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

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




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

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


Monday, September 29, 2014

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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


Tuesday, September 30, 2014

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

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

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

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

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

Thursday, October 2, 2014


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

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

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

Friday, October 3, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Saturday, October 4, 2014

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

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

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

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


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


Sunday, October 5, 2014

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

For all community events check out the Meridian Community Calendar



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


EMCC GRAD TOOK “TIME” TO FIND HIS WAY

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

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





JCJC announces Homecoming Court 2014

Jones County Junior College
JCJC announces Homecoming Court 2014

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


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



JCJC celebrates Homecoming 2014

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


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




JCJC history instructor named Humanities Teacher of the Year

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





Ross Collins Career and Technical Center - Appreciation Lunch

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

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

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

Thank you so much!
Elizabeth

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


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



Center Ridge Baptist Church - Events Calendar

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



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

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


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

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





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

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

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

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


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



The Meridian Beekeepers ...

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




NESHOBA CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL LIBRARY RECEIVES $3500 ...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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





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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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





ECCC - Homecoming

East Mississippi Community College
EMCC HOMECOMING COURT

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

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




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

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

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


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

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




See You at The Pole

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

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

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

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

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

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

More details and downloads at www.syatp.com

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

Thank you for all you do!




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

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

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

Where: EMBDC Conference Room

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


Meredith Rea
Public Relations Coordinator
East Mississippi Business
Development Corporation

1901 Front Street
Meridian, MS 39301

601.693.1306
F 601.693.5638
www.embdc.org





Event Scheduled at MCC

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




Best Bodies of Meridian ...Zumba Info

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

(601) 693-6161


Queen City Fair !!!!

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




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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Organ Donation Facts:

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

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

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

*One organ donor can save 8 lives.

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



For more information contact:

Chuck Stinson

Director of Marketing & Media Relations

Mississippi Organ Recovery Agency

cstinson@msora.org

601. 936.8610 (work)

601.383.1221(cell)




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

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Small Town, Big Story?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I’ll keep you apprised of their progress.




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

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Meridian Council for the Arts
Community Art Grants Application Available

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

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




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

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



Monday, September 22, 2014



Event: Youth Ballroom and Etiquette Classes

Location: Elegance Ballroom & Fitness Studio

Time: 4pm

For More Information: Call 601.934.1414

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



Event: TV Sale

Location: Hooper Electric Supply Co.

Time: All Week

For More Information: Call 601.693.2668

50" Flat screen televisions starting as low as $399.97



Event: 41st Annual Bi-State Art Competition Exhibit

Location: Meridian Museum of Art

Time: All Week

For More Information: Call 601.693.1501

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



Event: Suit Sale

Location: Sam's Fashion

Time: All Week

For More Information: Call 601.693.2731

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



Event: 15% off Framing

Location: Lucas Road

Time: All Week

For More Information: Call 601.483.0028

Art,Jewelry,Sculptures and Frames



Event: Dress Sale

Location: Bambino

Time: All Week

For More Information: Call 601.693.5253

Glitz pageant dresses 20% off.



Event: Half Off Bottles of Wine

Location: Weidmann's

Time: Every Monday

For More Information: Call 601.581.5770

Happy Hour 4pm - 7pm.



Event: New Fall Plants, Trees and Vegetables

Location: Planters Supply

Time: All Week

For More Information: Call 877.753.6015

Local feed and seed store.



Tuesday, September 23, 2014



Event: Facebook Sale

Location: LaBiche Jewelers

Time: 9am

For More Information: Call 601.693.6071

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



Event: Tech Tuesday

Location: AOTECH Computers

Time: All Day

For More Information: Call 601.990.8324

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



Event: Trivia Night

Location: Weidmann's

Time: 8pm till close

For More Information: Call 601.581.5770

Happy Hour 4pm - 7pm



Wednesday, September 24, 2014



Event: Ribbon Cutting

Location: MS Arts & Entertainment Center

Time: 10am

For More Information: Call 601.581.1550



Event: All You Can Eat Tacos

Location: Rhythm & Brews

Time: 5pm-10:30pm

For More Information: Call 601.282.5608

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

18 to get in, 21 to drink



Event: Ladies' Night / MS Craft Beer and Vinyl

Location: Weidmann's

Time: 6pm - 8pm

For More Information: Call 601.581.5770

Happy Hour 4pm - 7pm.



Thursday, September 25, 2014



Event: Allison Jenkins Swing Station Wine & Cheese Event

Location: St. Paul's Episcopal Church

Time: 5:15pm - 6:30pm

For More Information: Call 601.693.2502



Event: Downtowners Meeting

Location: AOTech Computers

Time: 5pm - 6pm

For More Information: Call 601.693.7480

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



Event: Karaoke & Open Mic Night

Location: Faces Lounge

Time: 7pm - 12am

For More Information: Call 601.880.6315

No Cover



Event: Dance Night

Location: Rhythm & Brews

Time: 8pm-2am

For More Information: Call 601.282.5608

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

18 to get in, 21 to drink



Event: Live Music

Location: Weidmann's

Time: 9:30pm - 11:30pm

For More Information: Call 601.581.5770

Happy Hour 4pm -7pm.



Friday, September 26, 2014



Event: MUM Day

Location: Meridian Underground Music

Time: All Day

For More Information: Call 601.485.1363

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



Event: EMBDC Golf Classic

Location: Briarwood Golf & Swim Club

Time: 8am - 6pm

For More Information: Call 601.693.1306



Event: Friday's Flowers

Location: Saxon's Flowers & Gifts

Time: 9am - 4pm

For More Information: Call 601.693.6734

$12 wrapped bouquets or ½ price on stems.



Event: Dance Lessons

Location: Elegance Ballroom & Fitness Studio

Time:6pm

For More Information: Call 601.934.1414

Come learn the Argentine Tango. $12



Event: Live Music

Location: Weidmann's

Time: 7pm

For More Information: Call 601.581.5770

Happy Hour 4pm - 7pm.



Event: Live Music

Location: Faces Lounge

Time: 7pm - 2am

For More Information: Call 601.880.6315

Ladies Free until 10:30 pm



Event: Within Reason

Location: Rhythm & Brews

Time: 8pm - 2am

For More Information: Call 601.282.5608

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

18 to get in, 21 to drink



Saturday, September 27, 2014



Event: Love Undercover

Location: Rhythm & Brews

Time: 8pm - 2am

For More Information: Call 601.282.5608

$5 dollar cover

18 to get in & 21 to drink



Event: Live Music

Location: Faces Lounge

Time: 10pm

For More Information: Call 601.880.6315

$10 Cover



Sunday, September 28, 2014



Event: Jazz Brunch with Steve Watson

Location: Weidmann's

Time: 10am - 4pm

For More Information: Call 601.581.5770



For all community events check out the Meridian Community Calendar














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





EMBDC - Upcoming Events

See Schedule
Upcoming Events

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

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

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

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

Meredith Rea

EMBDC
Public Relations & Marketing Manager
mrea@embdc.org




2014 Youth Explosion

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




Youth/ Young Adult Explosion Event

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

Thanks so much,
Cynthia Griffin 601 -678 -5568





Clip For A Cure

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

Event Date: October 18th 2014

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




MCC Calendar of Events

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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





Choctaw Behavioral Health is hosting a “Suicide Awareness Health Fair

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




“Neighborhood Meet with Me”

4015 Paulding Street Meridian, MS
You are invited to a

“Neighborhood Meet with Me”

With Councilwoman Kim Houston

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

Light refreshments will be served

Please bring any concerns you would like to talk about

Hosted at 4015 Paulding Street

Thursday, September 11, 2014

1:00 PM

Please call if you have any questions

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

We’ll see you there!

PLEASE LET ALL YOUR FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS KNOW




EMBDC - Upcoming Events

See Schedule
Upcoming Events

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

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

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


Meredith Rea

EMBDC
Public Relations Coordinator
mrea@embdc.org



Pastoral Installation

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




EMBDC - Upcoming Events

See Schedule
Upcoming Events

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

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

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


Meredith Rea
EMBDC
Public Relations Coordinator
mrea@embdc.org



MCC - Calendar of Events

Meridian Community College
September 2014 Calendar of Events

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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





Make-A-Wish Foundation - 2 Day garage Sale

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




2014 Hwy 80 Songwriters Fest

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

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

RE: 2014 Hwy 80 Songwriters Fest

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


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

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

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

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