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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…

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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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While Mississippi public schools are shuttered by state edict, both the Jones County and Laurel school districts are planning for commencement exercises.

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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.