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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.

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Sarah Robertson and Faith Houston (holding gavel) of Laurel recently served as pages for the Mississippi House of Representatives. Pages generally run errands for officials and House staff.  Sarah and Faith are pictured with Speaker of the House Philip Gunn and Rep. Dana Criswell (R-Olive Br…

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The Fine Arts Department of Jones County Junior College will present “The Star of Bethlehem,” a Christmas concert by the JCJC Concert Choir and special guests, including an orchestra and dancers from the Laurel Ballet Academy.

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West Jones High School is hosting homecoming festivities at Mustang Field on Friday. The homecoming court is, front from left, senior Football Maid Keyasha McDonald, senior maids Brittani Dozier and Carolyn Barlow, Queen Carley Hill, senior Student Body Maids Anna Grace Gieger and Nataleigh …

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The Laurel High School Tornado Marching Band received all-superior ratings for the fifth consecutive year at the Mississippi High School Activities Association State Marching Evaluations. State evaluations took place on Oct. 14 at East Mississippi Community College in Scooba. Superior rating…

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The Northeast Jones homecoming court is (from back to front, left to right):  eighth-grade maid Emily Gatlin and escort Cole Koenisberger, Student Body Maid Anna Landrum and escort Braxton Dykes; sophomore maid Chloe Ward and escort Daygen Warren; seventh-grade maid Isabella Harrison and esc…

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South Jones graduate Taylor Duffy, the daughter of Tommy Duffy and Dennis and Renee Bisnette, received the Joseph Thompson Myers Scholarship to The University of Mississippi.

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West Jones Fellowship of Christian Athletes chose the Glory House as the first mission project of the school year. Boxes of mac-n-cheese and soup/crackers were collected and delivered. Pictured are representatives of the WJHS FCA Blake Todd and Bailey Smith.

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South Jones High School will kick off homecoming festivities with a downtown Ellisville parade on Thursday, Sept. 14, at 6:30 p.m. The homecoming court will be presented at 9:30 a.m., in the school gymnasium on Sept. 15 and again at 6:15 p.m., on the football field at The Reservation before …

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South Central Regional Medical Center will host a free education class for teens who are interested in babysitting. This class is paid for by the South Central Health Care Foundation.