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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…

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Karley Cotten, left, and Kennedie Clark were recipients of Co-Op Program Scholarships during the 2019 MS FFA State Convention at MSU in early June. Their AgEd instructors/FFA advisers were Chris Myrick and Logan Dale. 

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Anna Donald of Ellisville is one of 34 Mississippi high school seniors who will be competing for more than $28,900 in college scholarships when the 2019 Distinguished Young Women of Mississippi Program gets under way Thursday in Meridian. 

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The Laurel School District will host one-stop registration for all schools in the Laurel School District on Thursday and Friday in the Laurel Middle School gym. All schools will be on site to assist parents or guardians in completing registration packets, verifying transportation and complet…

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Brittney Darbonne and Patrick Little, both recent Northeast Jones graduates, were presented with $500 Mississippi Association of Supervisors scholarships at a recent Jones County Board of Supervisors meeting. They are with board President Jerome Wyatt. Little is the son of Lt. Robert Little …

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The Program of Research & Evaluation for Public Schools at William Carey University is now accepting applications from K-12 principals, teachers and superintendents for the 2019-20 CEO Leadership Academy. CEO stands for “Collaborating to Empower Others.”

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Alaina Rowzee of Laurel has been selected as a Hinds Community College President’s Scholar for the Spring 2019 semester. President’s Scholars have a cumulative 4.0 grade-point average.

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As nearly 2 million U.S. college students graduate this spring, Magnolia State Bank is emphasizing the importance of a sound financial lifestyle. Magnolia State Bank has highlighted six financial tips recent college graduates should consider to position themselves for financial success as th…

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University of Southern Mississippi student Landry Smith of Laurel, has been awarded a study abroad grant valued at $1,000 from The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi — the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Smith is one of 75 students nation…

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Seventeen Jones College students came home with top honors at the SkillsUSA state competition Jackson in April.  However, only the 11 first-place winners will leave for Louisville, Ky., for the National SkillsUSA competition in June.

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Golden Vision Club of Laurel scholarship winners are Abigail Williams of West Jones High School and Lane Chancellor of Northeast Jones High School. Club president Elaine Hill is shown with the winners during a luncheon to honor them. Graduating seniors from Laurel and Jones County high schoo…

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Asia Graves, a senior at Laurel High School, is the 2019 recipient of the Omi Ruth Boston Twyner Scholarship, Pinebelt Foundation officials announced.

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Jon-Micah Coleman and Madison Gieger were chosen as Mr. and Miss West Jones High School for the 2018-19 school year. (Photo by Bobby Harvison)

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Steven Burkett, center, of Ovett, a second-year medical student at the William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine, received a $40,000 Joel and Lois McKenzie Trust Restricted Scholarship during Honors Day Convocation on April 24. The scholarship, which was awarded unexpectedly b…

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The University of Southern Mississippi sports a well-documented tradition of excellence in producing Goldwater Scholarship winners. And now the bar has been raised even higher as three USM students — including West Jones grad Erin Crater — have earned the prestigious award for 2019.

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Natasha Hayes has been selected 2018-19 Teacher of the Year at West Jones, administrators announced. She was chosen by her peers for this prestigious honor. She holds a Bachelor of Science in athletic training, a Bachelor of Science in health education with a minor in science and a master’s …

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South Jones Indoor Winds Group captures gold in Ohio

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The Mississippi College Office of Academic Affairs releases the president’s list after the close of fall and spring semesters each academic year, and several students from the Free State made the grade.