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A musical feast featuring musicians from the region and music from around the world and centuries ago will be heard on Fridays in March and April at Jones College. The annual spring recital series features a variety of musicians and vocalists entertaining the audience around the lunch hour.  

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Jones College’s Concert Choir will spend the spring performing in churches throughout Jones County. The first concert is scheduled for 6 p.m. Sunday at First Baptist Church of Sharon.  The 86-member choir will perform at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, April 5 at West Ellisville Baptist Church and at 6 p.…

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The following local students from The University of Alabama made the Dean's List with an academic record of 3.5 or above:

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West Jones High School Peer Council members recently taught Tar Wars to fourth- and fifth-graders at West Jones Elementary and North Jones Elementary. Council members used presentation boards to share important information about cigarettes, smokeless tobacco and vapes. Stories, activities an…

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The Heidelberg High School marching band entertains parade-goers on St. Charles Avenue in New Orleans on Saturday afternoon. The band performed in the Krewe of Tucks parade. 

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Jones College psychology instructor Stephanie Green has been selected as the Jones College 2019-2020 Mississippi Humanities Teacher of the Year.  She will be honored by the Mississippi Humanities Council and the college on Tuesday, March 10, at 10:30 a.m. in the M.P. Bush Fine Arts Auditoriu…

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Laurel Christian School's robotics Team Javawocky recently competed in First Tech Challenge meets in Pascagoula and Flowood and advanced to the state competition later this month at The University of Mississippi.  

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OXFORD – Yusef Salaam, a member of the Central Park Five, whose exoneration after nearly seven years of incarceration based on false accusations was depicted in the Emmy Award-winning Netflix miniseries "When They See Us," will be the keynote speaker for Black History Month observances at th…

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The Laurel School District will host a job fair today (Thursday) from 4-6 p.m. at the Gardiner Administration Building (303 W. 8th St. in Laurel.

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The University of South Alabama’s “Pathway USA” partnership with Jones College has established more ways for Jones students to earn a bachelor’s degree. South Alabama President Dr. Tony Waldrop said the partnership benefits everyone involved but, most importantly, it's expanding access to fo…

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Norma Alexandra “Lexi” Berlin, a senior at Northeast Jones, is one of more than 4,500 candidates in the 2020 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program. The candidates were selected from nearly 3.6 million students expected to graduate from U.S. high schools in the year 2020. 

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C Spire, Mississippi’s technology leader, has long recognized the ripple effect of not having a strong computer science foundation in all its public elementary and high schools on the state’s economy, business expansion, workforce development and overall quality of life.

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Winners of the West Jones Junior High Beauty pageant, from left, Alex Matthews, fourth alternate; Ashlee Ainsworth, first alternate; Payton Gray, most beautiful; LeighEllen Thompson, second alternate; and Sadie Scruggs, third alternate. Payton is an eighth-grader at West Jones. She is the da…

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Jones College has announced the 2019 fall semester honor roll scholars. Full-time students with 15 hours or more and who maintain the following grade-point averages will make the honor roll: President’s List--4.0; Dean’s List--3.99-3.5: Faculty List--3.49-3.0. 

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ELLISVILLE – SkillsUSA 2019 Gold Medalists and Jones College sophomores, Preston Hammonds of Leakesville, C.J. Hood of Ellisville and Lakelin Smith of Lucedale were honored for their accomplishments by Jones College, their SkillsUSA teammates, along with their organization’s competition tech…

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Laurel High School students, from left, Wade Parker, Destiny Lewis and Jaymar Jackson II were selected to serve on the Mississippi Department of Education State Superintendent’s Student Advisory Council alongside other students from across Mississippi. On Friday, the students attended their …

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Northeast Jones Correct Response students under the instruction of Mrs. Rebecca Tisdale, assisted by JCSD nurse Shawn Smith, recently created Drug Free posters, which were displayed at East Jones Elementary and Glade Elementary during Red Ribbon Week. Kneeling, from left, Trinity Touchstone,…

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After five weeks of regular competition, 14 high school math teams have been narrowed down to the Top 6 that have made the playoffs and Championship Finals set for Friday at Jones College’s Home & Health Auditorium. Individual students who have excelled all season will be recognized as M…

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The winners of the Costume Contest for JC students are, from left, Emily Willson of Ellisville dressed in her homemade costume called, “The Cute Furry Animal” earning the Overall Best Costume prize; Most Original costume went to Bethany Hayes of Ellisville in her “1980s Roller Skating Girl” …

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West Jones High School Peer Council created “Just Say No” posters to be displayed at West Jones Elementary and North Jones Elementary during Red Ribbon Week, which is Oct. 23-31. Peer Council members hope to encourage all students to “Be Drug Free.” Peer Council is taught by Denise Graves an…

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West Jones High School’s homecoming court for 2019 has been selected. They are listed with the name of their escort in parentheses. The Homecoming Queen is Madi Waters (Sam Hill) and the Mustang Maid is Diamond Keyes (Cameron Lindsey). Senior Student Body Maids are Natalie Allgood (Braxton R…

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The Mississippi Nurses Foundation awarded a $5,000 Car Tag stipend to Amy Myers of Ovett. Myers, a part-time nursing student at William Carey University, will receive a check monthly to support her nursing education. Myers, right, is pictured with Rosalyn Howard, executive director of MNF. T…

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The Northeast Jones Tigers will celebrate Homecoming 2019 on Friday, Oct. 11, in Tiger Stadium. The homecoming parade will begin at 6 p.m. followed by the homecoming ceremony at 6:30. The homecoming dance will follow the game against Florence. The 2019 NEJ Homecoming Court is as follows: Que…

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Central Creativity students, from left, Brayden Gatlin of Laurel Christian School, Seoeun Kim of St. John’s Day School, Trey Moore of LCS and Jayden Long SJDS stand with coachRhye McLeod, right, and C Spire mentor Tenner Weissenger. Central Creativity participated in the C Spire C3 Jr. Codin…

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Homecoming on the campus of Jones College in Ellisville is set for Saturday, Oct. 5, with the theme “Bobcat Revolution.” Earlier this month, JC students elected its 2019 homecoming court with the following women representing them during Homecoming festivities.

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Ellisville State School will host its Celebrating the Arts Program on Friday at the Jones College M. P. Bush Fine Arts Auditorium in Ellisville. The annual program allows people served by ESS an opportunity to showcase their talents in music, dance and art. The theme of this year’s event is …

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OXFORD – A West Jones graduate is one of 17 freshmen in the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College at the University of Mississippi to get part of a total of $130,750 in scholarship money.

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Jones College’s 2019 Honor Alumni are leaders in their area of expertise and have served the college and their communities with their talents. Jones County natives Tim Lawrence, who is senior vice president and financial adviser for Morgan Stanley Wealth Management, Brittney Pickering, who i…

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Jones County School Board President Lester Boyles, right, and Superintendent of Education Tommy Parker recently signed a proclamation declaring September 2019 as Attendance Awareness Month. The proclamation urges students, parents, school personnel and community leaders to be aware that good…

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The South Jones homecoming court, front row, Queen Madison Jones; second row, from left, student body maids Kaitlyn Millsap and Baylee Boyette, Miss South Jones Junior High Claire Flowers and Miss South Jones High Mackenzie Jones; third row, junior maids Callie Bell and Thaily Moreno, senior…

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The 2018-19 NEJ FFA Junior Parliamentary Procedure Team, from left, Caedence Hodge, Anna Windham, Trinity Touchstone, Brandon Broadhead and Javion Ducksworth placed third in the state during competition at the 2019 MS FFA State Convention in early June. Their AgEd instructors/FFA advisers we…

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The 2018-19 Northeast Jones Future Farmers of America Senior Opening and Closing Team of, from left, Kennedy Brooks, Leah Smith, Gabi Hodge, Matthew Powell, Briana Middleton, Kennedie Clark and Lara Wright placed third in the state during competition at the 2019 MS FFA State Convention in ea…

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Gabi Hodge was the recipient of the 2019 Connie Coker Memorial Scholarship presented at the 2019 MS FFA State Convention. Past president of the Northeast Jones FFA chapter, Gabi is a 2019 graduate of Northeast Jones and is currently enrolled in the nursing program at Jones College. She is th…