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Jones College’s Radiologic Technology 2020 graduate Taylor Bryant of Mize was recently selected the Mississippi Radiological Society’s 2020 Radiologic Technology Student of the Year for Jones College. The 2016 Mize Attendance Center graduate received a $400 scholarship from the Mississippi R…

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Rep. Steven Palazzo has announced the second annual Congressional App Challenge for Mississippi’s Fourth Congressional District. All middle school and high school students are invited to participate in the challenge by creating and submitting an original app idea before October 19 at 5 p.m. 

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Wayne County High School officials have made alternative arrangements to the May 22 graduation ceremony to meet Mississippi Department of Education guidelines for social gatherings to combat COVID-19. 

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During their monthly meeting on Monday evening, the Jones County School District Board of Education presented Mark Diers, a graduating senior from South Jones High School, with a certificate of achievement. The honor was given to commend Diers for becoming the first student from Jones County…

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State Treasurer David McRae has launched the “Tell Me Something Good” scholarship program. Each week in May, a Mississippi Pre-K through 12th-grade student will be awarded a $529 College Savings Mississippi scholarship for doing good in their communities during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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As Jones College students finish the spring semester online, college president Dr. Jesse Smith is encouraging students to continue their education this summer by offering a tuition discount. The summer term tuition will be discounted to $75 per credit hour, or 40 percent off the full tuition price.

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The University of Southern Mississippi is planning to resume on-campus operations this fall. The regular semester is currently scheduled to begin on Aug. 24. These plans could change, as guidance from public health officials monitoring COVID-19 continues to evolve.

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The University of Southern Mississippi is offering free online transfer application from noon to midnight on Wednesday for students from any Mississippi community college who have not initiated an application for enrollment for either the summer or fall 2020 semesters. 

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The art competition in Mississippi's Fourth Congressional District has been pushed back to May 8 due to the challenges posed from the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Kindergarten registration will be at all Jones County School District elementary schools in April for new kindergarten students entering the 2020-21 school year. The child must be 5 years old on or before Sept. 1, 2020.

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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” …