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Jones College’s Pharmacy Technology Program is accepting applications for the fall 2021 semester with a priority deadline of May 1.  Applications can be downloaded from the website at www.jcjc.edu/programs/pharmacy/ or by calling the department at 601-477-4230.

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Due to COVID -19, Jones County Schools will alter the registration process for kindergarten students for the 2021-22 school year. 

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The Mississippi School of the Arts will have Round 2 Auditions for the 2021-22 school year in all areas. Tenth-graders need to apply online by April 16. All auditions will be virtual.  

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JACKSON – Legislation backed by C Spire and designed to implement computer science curriculum in the classrooms for all the state’s 884 K-12 public and charter schools was enacted into law with the signature of Gov. Tate Reeves on Wednesday. 

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Susannah Rogers, a member of the Laurel Christian School Class of 2021, has been awarded the DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution) Good Citizens Scholarship after winning both first place in the county and then the state in the DAR Good Citizens Award and Scholarship contest.  

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Donna Johnson of Laurel was recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society. Johnson was initiated at University of South Alabama.

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Austin Seeley of Ellisville earned a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology in fall 2020, officials at the University of the Cumberlands announced. 

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William Carey University will offer its sixth ACT Camp in a hybrid format for 2021. The camp focuses on helping motivated students raise their ACT score for college entry. The dates for the camps are:

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Dr. David Davies, a professor of journalism in The University of Southern Mississippi School of Communication, is one of only two recipients of the 2021 Senior Scholar Grant awarded by the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, the largest organization of journalism …

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West Jones High School art students competed in the Scholastic Art and Writing Competition hosted by the Mississippi Museum of Art. Award winners were, from left, Alice Dickey (honorable mention), Grace Harrison (honorable mention) and Libby Anderson, who won the Silver Key Award. Her work w…

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Local students at Mississippi College earned academic honors in the fall semester. The following made the President’s List for maintaining a 4.0 grade-point average: 

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Shannon Murrell of Moselle is one of more than 600 students who qualified for the President’s List at Washburn University for earning a 4.0 grade-point average in the fall semester.

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Mason Walters of Laurel made the fall quarter Dean’s List at Palmer College of Chiropractic in Port Orange, Fla. Palmer is the first and largest college in the chiropractic profession, with campuses in Davenport, Iowa; San Jose, Calif.; and Port Orange, Fla.

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 Austin Keaton of Soso was part of a bridge-building team that won two statewide architectural awards. He was one of Associate Professor Hans C. Herrman’s group of Mississippi State School of Architecture students who worked on Mirror Perch Bridge at the Crosby Arboretum Gum Pond Exhibit in …

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Nathan Dedeaux of Laurel made the Dean’s List for the fall semester at Austin Peay State University in Tennessee for earning a semester GPA of 3.5 or greater.

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William Carey University and Hattiesburg Clinic have partnered to form William Carey Student Health, offering health care services on the Hattiesburg campus. William Carey Student Health is available to all enrolled William Carey University students.

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Two Gulf Coast state lawmakers have introduced bills in the Mississippi Legislature advocated by C Spire and designed to get computer science curriculum in the classrooms of all the state’s 884 K-12 public and charter schools.

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The Mississippi Senate unanimously approved legislation raising teacher pay by $1,000.  New teachers with a bachelor’s degree and other qualifications would receive an $1,110 increase, raising starting teacher pay in the state to at least $37,000 a year. This will also raise average teacher …

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Rickey Devore and Sophnia Smith, both of Laurel, were among the more than 1,300 students who received credentials from Hinds Community College in December 2020. Credentials include certificates and associate degrees.

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William Carey University’s Department of Language and Literature inducted seven new members into the Alpha Gamma Gamma chapter of Sigma Tau Delta honor society last month. 

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Anna Donald of Ellisville qualified for the Fall 2020 Dean’s List at Belmont University in Nashville, Tenn. Eligibility is based on a minimum course load of 12 hours and a GPA of 3.5 with no grade below a C.

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The University of Mississippi announced students made the Fall 2020 Honor Roll lists, including Chancellor’s Honor Roll, which is for students who earn a semester grade-point average of 3.75-4.00. 

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Jones College students will start the spring semester a little later than usual to help lessen the spread of the COVID-19 virus. When students return to campus on Monday, Feb. 1, for “traditional” classes, they will notice a few changes.

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Jones College has announced the 2020 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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For her exemplary performance in the classroom, Laurel Magnet School of the Arts first-grade teacher Kathleen Canavin was named the 2020 Laurel School District Teacher of the Year.

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 A former educator with more than 40 years of experience in Mississippi schools has been selected as Lt. Gov. Delbert Hosemann’s appointee to the State Board of Education.

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Beginning on Monday, all K-8 schools in Wayne County will begin a hybrid schedule. Group A will go on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, and Group B will go on Tuesday and Thursday. 

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The state is participating in CyberStart America — an innovative, online cybersecurity talent search and competition sponsored by the National Cyber Scholarship Foundation and the SANS Institute, Gov. Tate Reeves announced. Mississippi high school-aged students are encouraged to explore thei…

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Brianna Noelle Read of Laurel is among the more than 350 students who were inducted into the UM chapter of Phi Kappa Phi for the fall 2020-21 semester.

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Sixteen Jones College faculty and staff members were recently honored for their accomplishments in the workplace over the previous year. The Employee Appreciation Awards began in 2004 with funds contributed by retired JCJC president Dr. Ronald Whitehead and the college’s Foundation, Inc.  

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Jones College’s 2020 Honor Alumnus Vicki Hampton serves the college in her professional role as a South Central Regional Medical Center family nurse practitioner and has been the director of the Jones College Clinic since 2011. 

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Dr. Jesse Smith, president of Jones College, will unveil and demonstrate the Mississippi Online Workforce College during a livestream event on from 2-3 p.m. Monday. JC helped develop this statewide program through the U.S. Department of Labor Strengthening Community Colleges grant.  

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West Jones High School Peer Council members prepared for Red Ribbon Week by creating posters to line the halls of West Jones Elementary, North Jones Elementary, South Jones Elementary and Moselle Elementary. The goal of the Peer Council is to encourage all students to stay drug- and tobacco-…

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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.