East Mississippi Community College Licensed Practical Nursing student Bernesha Pope of Starkville, right, earned first place in the Prepared Speech category at the Mississippi LPN Association convention in Biloxi April 9-11. Jessie Sorrell of Pheba, left, took second place in the Essay category.
Mississippi State University is passionate about improving the lives of Magnolia State students and residents, and this ongoing commitment recently was honored by the Partnership for a Healthier America.
It seems fitting that American flags came to the rescue of a man born on the Fourth of July. For J.D. Fondren and his wife, Adrianne, crafting wooden replicas of the flag has gone from an idea to a demanding occupation in fewer than four short months. It's also lifted the young couple from Steens from what they describe as a "low" in January to new heights of fulfillment.
The sound of a buzzer sent cheers through the Columbus Christian Academy gym filled with students April 18. The occasion was a Feed the Need "packing party," the culmination of a month-long, mission-based CCA fundraiser.
Lowndes County recipients of awards at Itawamba Community College April 16 at the Fulton Campus include, from left, Savannah Baker of Columbus (Physical Therapist Assistant Technology); Faith Miley of Steens (Physical Therapist Assistant Technology); and Jakyra Brooks of Columbus (Sociology). The annual event recognizes ICC's top scholars from departments and divisions as well as the All-Mississippi Academic Team.
East Mississippi Community College humanities instructor Marilyn Ford, left, with her mother Maudie Young, are pictured at the Columbus Lowndes Chamber of Commerce Education Awards Program April 4 at Mississippi University for Women. Ford was named a 2018-19 Educator of the Year.
East Mississippi Community College student Fallon Traweek of West Point took first place in the Job Skills Demonstration Open category during the Mississippi SkillsUSA Championships in Jackson. She will compete in the national competition in Louisville, Kentucky, in June.
Don't be surprised, when talk turns to family trees, to see a smile break out on the faces of Jeff and Stacy Farnham. The words "family tree" usually bring to mind genealogical diagrams going back generations. The Farnhams, however, have -- well, an actual tree.
McDonald and Angela George of Columbus received a stunning phone call recently, one very few people will ever get. Their son, Edmund, was reaching out from across the Atlantic Ocean, and the news was amazing: The Georges' 4-year-old granddaughter, Alannah, was officially being accepted into British Mensa.
Lt. Casandra Smith of the Clay County Sheriff's Office recently received the Sheepdog Society Award thanks to good deeds she rendered to fellow officer Michael Drumm from Monee, Illinois, back in 2018, when Drumm was traveling through West Point.
After winning the title of Miss Southern Oaks in district competition, Evans Rhett, 15, of Columbus takes part this week in the Miss Mississippi Oustanding Teen competition in Vicksburg.
Amber McCarter, center, was named the Outstanding Culinary Arts Student of 2018-19 during Awards Day April 4 at East Mississippi Community College's Golden Triangle campus. McCarter, of Crawford, is presented the award by EMCC Culinary Arts instructors Doan Truong, at left, and Shannon Lindell, at right.
It was in July of 2018 that Mary Anna Nelson noticed a tremor in her hand on the steering wheel as she drove. She feared it was an ominous sign; her brother had battled Parkinson's disease for the previous four years. By December, her suspicions were confirmed. Nelson had Parkinson's disease.