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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. 

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In recognition of the dedicated service of school boards across the state, the week of Feb. 10-16 was designated as “School Board Member Recognition Week.” The designation was made in the form of a proclamation signed by Gov. Phil Bryant. School Board Member Recognition Week is a time for sc…

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The Laurel School District announced the District Reading Fair winners for the 2018-19 school year. The winners are, front row from left,  Division B second-place Cameron Satcher from Mason Elementary, Division D second-place Jessica Quiero from Mason Elementary, Division D first-place Arber…

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Laurel Middle School art students recently submitted several works of art to the Scholastic Art Awards hosted by the Mississippi Museum of Art. From the art submitted from across the state, Laurel Middle School student Amiah White, right, received a Gold Key for her painting titled “Self-Lov…

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Students at Excellence in Learning Academy in Laurel had a half-day of school last Thursday after enjoying Valentine’s Day parties. Each class gave out valentines to each other, and they celebrated with a party with food and treats. Madeline Lee and Avery Garner are shown working on a Valent…

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St. John’s Day School students who had all A’s for the second 9 weeks were recognized by Mrs. Carolyn Stone for their hard work with a special breakfast provided by the Parents’ Club. Students on the Head Mistress’ List were: Carter Burroughs, Casey Butts, Brody Crowder, Madelyn Johnson, Eth…

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The Northeast Jones Gold Horizons showchoir will present “Soup & Songs for the Soul” at 7 p.m. Saturday in the PAC building on the Northeast Jones High School campus.

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The Arts Institute of Mississippi at The University of Southern Mississippi is accepting nominations for the 2019 AIM Awards, which seek to recognize and honor high-school level arts teachers, schools, and organizations that are making an impact through exemplary achievements in arts educati…

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West Jones came up short on the scoreboard, but Mustang Nation beat West Point on the keyboards. The fans in green and gold won some green for the school in the Text To Win contest during the Class 5A title game.

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ELLISVILLE – After battling all day at the Jones College Bobcat Math League playoff competition, the first-seeded Oak Grove Warrior team won the 2018 Championship title for the second time in recent history. It literally came down to the last question in the final round of 30-questions with …

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ELLISVILLE – The bond between a father and son is special. However, Jones College’s Director of Bands, Dr. Ben Burge not only gets to bond with his son Max who is a freshman at Jones, but he also gets to “band” with him.  When the younger Burge contemplated playing in the band in middle scho…

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ELLISVILLE – The competition ramped up this week after most high schools had two weeks off for Fall Break and school activities. The Science Division’s ranking for the top three teams changed this week for the fourth time this season, leaving West Jones wondering if they can regain the divis…

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South Jones High School marching band War Path competed on Saturday in the Rocket City Invitational at Neshoba Central in Philadelphia and was selected Overall Grand Champion. The band received first place in overall music performance, visual effect, general effect and percussion, plus it wa…

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Jones College’s 2018 Honor Alumni have contributed a lifetime of service to the institution and their communities in numerous ways.  Laurel’s Dennis Bohannon, Raleigh native Paul Culliver and Ellisville native Clyde Dease will be honored at the annual JCJC Alumni Luncheon on homecoming on Sa…

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South Jones High School will begin its homecoming festivities on Thursday, Sept. 20, with a parade through downtown Ellisville at 6:30 p.m. The parade will start at Corner Market and continue through downtown. The homecoming court will be presented at the pep rally at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, Se…

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Nora Davis Magnet School was recently honored with the highest designation given by the Mississippi Arts Commission for the successful use of arts in the classroom. Representatives from MAC and the Mississippi Department of Education presented the school with Model of Exemplary Practice in A…

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The recipients of The William Maurice Tittle III Scholarship and The Joshua Lyon Ousley Scholarship to The University of Mississippi are Gracie Mauldin 2017 and Jess Cooley 2018. Gracie is the daughter of Joe and Dorothy Axton Mauldin of Laurel, and Jess is the son of Joey and Angie Gavin Co…

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The new teachers for Mason Elementary, Oak Park Elementary, Maddox Elementary and Nora Davis Magnet were recently welcomed to the Laurel School District. Front row, from left, Clarene Holcomb, Oak Park language and social studies; Chelsea Evans, Mason kindergarten; and Ashley Hite, Maddox se…

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Ole Miss senior Katelynn McGowen of Moselle, the daughter of Hugh and Robin McGowen, was one of four students selected to participate in the undergraduate portion of the Mississippi Rural Physicians Scholarship Program.