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Forty-six Jones College faculty and staff members were recently honored for their years of service to the college. Administrators and the JC Foundation held a virtual celebration honoring employees for their service in five-year increments. 

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The West Jones homecoming court, which will be presented Friday night when the Mustangs take on Natchez at The Shoe, is pictured and listed.

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Al Moore of the Laurel Rotary Club presents dictionaries for the entire third-grade class to teacher Jennifer Bragg at Laurel Christian School. The Laurel Rotary club each year donates printed dictionaries to third-grade students in Jones County. (Photo submitted)

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West Jones Middle School September Students of the Month were seventh-graders Molli Ellzey and Danny Mendoza, and eighth-graders Maci Bray and Trace Weekley. Students were nominated by their teachers for the honor. Student of the Month is sponsored by the WJMS Student Council with help from …

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Mississippi State is announcing Fall Fridays, a new face-to-face event offered through the Office of Orientation and Events to connect prospective students with their academic college of interest.

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Two Jones College students from Jasper County and Clarke County are recipients of Laurel Leader-Call Journalism Scholarships. Johnathan Richardson of Rose Hill received a $400 scholarship as did Allah Dearman of Enterprise. “Thanks for your generous support,” Richardson wrote to Leader-Call …

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Two Jones College students from Jasper County and Clarke County are recipients of Laurel Leader-Call Journalism Scholarships. Johnathan Richardson of Rose Hill received a $400 scholarship as did Allah Dearman of Enterprise. “Thanks for your generous support,” Richardson wrote to Leader-Call …

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In the “band world” at Jones College, the August Band Camp is vital. Before working on the show, the band’s marching and performance techniques are perfected, ensuring everyone is in sync. 

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The Laurel School District Board of Trustees unanimously approved a new contract for Superintendent Dr. Toy L. Watts at a recent special called meeting. The three-year contract begins July 1, 2021 at the close of the current contract and is for a salary of $150,000 per year.

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The University of West Alabama is giving Jones College students extra incentives to become UWA Tigers upon completion of their associate degree at Jones. UWA’s new partnership with JC guarantees admission for Jones students who have a 2.0 GPA and 45 transferable credit hours or an associate …

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William Carey University conferred the Doctor of Public Service, honoris causa, upon U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker Aug. 27 during a ceremony on the Hattiesburg campus.

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) thanked Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue for approving a school nutrition waiver that will provide schools in Mississippi more flexibility to provide meals and other nutrition benefits for children as schools open around the country.

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Katelynn McGowen of Moselle, a recent graduate of the University of Mississippi, was awarded the Mississippi Rural Physicians Scholarship valued at $30,000 per year for her medical training at the University of Mississippi School of Medicine in Jackson at the annual scholarship ceremony. McG…

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As health and education officials contemplate how to have classes and a fall sports season safely, the Jones College Bobcat Math League has also weighed the options. After careful consideration and consultation with JC administrators, BML Commissioner and Jones College math instructor Dr. Je…

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While all University-Parallel (academic) courses are being taught online through Sept. 4 at Jones College, some students taking medical courses and Career and Technical programs are cautiously meeting on campus. All students entering campus must meet a strict list of requirements to ensure t…

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The Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science Foundation Board of Directors has selected Keith Gaskin as the next executive director of the MSMS Foundation. Gaskin began his role with the organization on Aug. 3.

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Park Place Garden Club announces that Sammie Mitchell, daughter of Sallie and Mark Mitchell, triumphed and secured the win for Mississippi with a national first-place award for her participation in the National Garden Club Recycling Sculpture contest.

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The following local students at the University of Alabama earned academic honors in the 2020 spring semester. Those on the President’s List had an academic record of 4.0 (all A’s) and those on the Dean’s List had a GPA of 3.5 or above. Only full-time undergraduate students who take a full co…

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Laurel Middle School Assistant Principal Albert Galeas will join the Laurel School District administrative team for the upcoming school year as District Educational Technology Coordinator. 

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The following local students recently graduated from Mississippi State University and received their degrees. Their specific levels of recognition and the minimum required averages for each, based on a 4.0 scale, include: summa cum laude, 3.80; magna cum laude, 3.60; and cum laude, 3.40. Loc…

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Samuel Goodwin of Laurel was a President’s Scholar for the Spring 202o semester at Hinds Community College. President’s Scholars have earned a cumulative 4.0 grade-point average.

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William Carey University undergraduate President’s List and Dean’s List Scholars for the Spring 2020 Trimester were released. President’s List Scholars have a perfect 4.0 grade-point average and Dean’s List Scholars must have at least a 3.5 GPA, with no failing grade in any class.Students ea…

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Jones College has announced the 2020 spring 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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The Jones County Board of Supervisors presented $500 Mississippi Association of Supervisors scholarships to two recent graduates. Cameron Scott Glenn of South Jones, second from left, and Collin Williams of Northeast Jones. The scholarships are presented annually to graduates who are family …

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The Future Leaders of Jones County program completed its 29th program this year. The program kicked off in December with an opening retreat facilitated by George Bassi and Linda Gavin. 

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Several local students at the University of Mississippi made the Spring 2020  Chancellor’s Honor Roll, which is for undergraduate students who earn a grade-point average of 3.75-4.00 while taking a minimum of 12 graded hours fro the semester. 

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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…