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The 160-member Maroon Typhoon Marching Band consists of Jones College students who are majoring in a wide variety of subjects who enjoy sharing their musical talents and support the Bobcat Athletics at various sporting events. Pictured in the front row is the feature twirler, Kaia Taylor-Col…

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Eight members of the Northeast Jones Tiger Pride Marching Band signed scholarships as future members of the Jones College Maroon Typhoon. Seated, from left, are Shannon McCardle (trombone), Luis Hernandez (trumpet), Alisha Hudson (color guard), Cambry Holifield (drum major), Ema Hudson (fron…

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Jones College has announced the 2021 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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Twenty-eight Associate Degree Nursing graduates left Jones College ready to continue to face the daily challenges nurses successfully handle minute by minute. 

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4 students receive scholarships from councilman

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JC has special graduation ceremony for Laurel scholar

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Jones College hosted its annual “Retirement Tea” for 12 employees who retired in 2020 and the eight employees who are retiring this year. When combined, these 20 employees provided 459 1/2 years of service to JC, with some having additional years of service working at other educational insti…

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The 2020-21 Humanitarian and Shareholder Scholarship Award winners were announced by the Laurel Junior Auxiliary after an application and interview process. This year’s winners of the $1,500 Humanitarian scholarships are Bryce Harper and Jennifer Lechuga, both of Laurel High School. The $500…

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Surrounded by family and South Central Regional Medical Center Staff, Hannah Estes, 19, graduated from the hospital’s Project SEARCH program and received her high school diploma one year after her actual graduation date from Northeast Jones High School. 

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On April 23, third-grade students at Glade Elementary participated in a Multiplication Challenge. The students were given one minute to correctly solve as many multiplication problems as possible. From left, Alivia Upton, first place; Angel Sims, second place; and Lexi Brady, third place.

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Eight members of the Northeast Jones Tiger Pride Marching Band signed scholarships as future members of the Jones College Maroon Typhoon. Seated, from left, are Shannon McCardle (trombone), Luis Hernandez (trumpet), Alisha Hudson (color guard), Cambry Holifield (drum major), Ema Hudson (fron…

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Jones College has invited graduates from last year to join this year’s graduating class of 2021 to partake in commencement exercises on Saturday, May 22, at 8 p.m. on the north lawn of Jones Hall. About 715 students are expected to participate in the ceremony and will receive either an Assoc…

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On Friday, St. John’s Day School celebrated its 70th anniversary of May Day, presenting a musical program. The show paid homage to 1970s hits, from famous theme songs like “Popeye the Sailor Man” to “Grease” the musical. Students from K3 to sixth grade showcased their talents on the stage in…

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Cade Slaughter of Hattiesburg was one of 10 seniors at the University of Mississippi to be inducted into the university's 2020-21 Hall of Fame. He was also selected Mr. Ole Miss earlier this year.

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The University of Mississippi celebrated more than 5,000 candidates for graduation in the Class of 2021 during the university's 168th Commencement exercises April 29-May 2. The following local students were candidates for graduation:

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Sabine Horne of Laurel was among the more than 200 University of Mississippi students to be honored among the 2020-21 class of Who's Who at the University of Mississippi.

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West Jones art student Grace Harrison’s painting “Cotton Doilies” was selected as Best-in-Show in Rep. Steven Palazzo’s 4th Congressional District Student Art Contest. She won airline tickets to the Congressional Art Forum in Washington D.C., and her art will hang in the United States Capito…

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Eva Kiparizoska 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. Kiparizoska was initiated at The University of Mississippi.

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Haven Howell of Laurel has been appointed president of the University of Alabama Student Alumni Ambassadors and was recognized by the university's National Alumni Association for her outstanding dedication and commitment. Haven is the daughter of Lowell and Jeannine Howell. She is pictured w…

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Jones College sophomore Caidyn Crowder of Ellisvile was crowned Most Beautiful at the annual Jones College Most Beautiful Pageant, which was April 20 in the Fine Arts Auditorium. 

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Laurel High student Micah Hill is one of 10 students selected statewide as semifinalists for the Mississippi State Board of Education Student Representative Program. Hill will participate in an interview this summer, where the State Board of Education will select up to four finalists, and on…

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The Northeast Jones High School Gold Horizons show choir recently won first place and Gold Status at the World Strides Heritage Show Choir Festival Competition, which was a virtual competition this year. Front row, from left, Donovan Williams, Hannah Johnson, Keimauri McKenzie, Gracee Green,…

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I have two interesting facts to begin today’s column with. First, the oldest millennials are turning 40. Second, about two-thirds of them are still paying off their student loans. Let those numbers sink in for a minute.

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Four of the 11 students who were inducted to the University of Southern Miss Hall of Fame went to high school in Jones County or are from Jones County. They were honored at the Student Awards Ceremony at Bennett Auditorium early this month.

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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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