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Pictured in Photo: Jennifer Kemp, Magee Elementary; Angela Monk, Magee Elementary; Marla Davis, Mississippi Department of Education; Marsha Roeland, Nanih Waiya; Janice Franklin, Neshoba Central; Debora McMahon, Neshoba Central; Thomas Lewis, Northeast Jones; Angela McDaniel, Pearl Junior High; Kanisha Rankin, Pearl Junior High; Mary Tribble, Pearl Junior High; Jennifer Hite, Pearl Upper Elementary; Kristi McMillan, Pearl Upper Elementary; Heather O'Malley-Haycraft, Pearl Upper Elementary; Kreissa Reed, Pearl Upper Elementary; Amanda Shelton, Pearl Upper Elementary; Gigi Pitts, Pisgah Elementary; Laura Smith, Pisgah Elementary; Cynthia Archibald, Puckett Elementary; Corinne Mann, Puckett Elementary; Tana Duckworth, Raleigh Elementary; Beth McGuire, Raleigh Elementary; Shellia Jackson, Ackerman Elementary; Schletha Brooks-Baker, Bentonia Gibbs Elementary; Stephanie Goss, Betty Mae Jack Middle; Dana Gates, Bolton-Edwards Elementary; Emily Lingle, Brandon Middle School; Molly Pillow, Brandon Middle School; Tina Bazor, Clara School; Alisha Davis, Columbus Alternative; Teresa Mackey, East Jones Elementary; Jennifer Mozingo, East Jones Elementary; Stephanie Noble, Franklin Upper Elementary; Kalissa Johnson, Hatley Elementary; Bonny Kennedy, Hatley Elementary; Joseph Charlton, Highland Bluff Elementary; Diane Beavers, Laurel Middle School; Joyce Sanders. Laurel Middle School; Franchell Thomas, Laurel Middle School; Maureen Johnson, Manchester Academy; Kristi Richardson, Richton Middle School; Shellia Jackson, Ackerman Elementary; Schletha Brooks-Baker, Bentonia Gibbs Elementary; Deborah French, Sebastopol; Betsy Wilson, Sebastopol

4th through 8th grade teachers from across Mississippi attended the Mississippi Department of Transportation’s (MDOT) RIDES training at the Rankin County School District Headquarters. The teachers participated in two days of high-energy, hands-on training from RIDES trainers who are actively … Read more

Coleman elected to serve on executive board of constables

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From press reports

At the recent convention and annual training of the Mississippi Constables Association, Choctaw County Constable Chris Coleman was nominated and elected by his fellow officers to serve on the executive board of constables for the State of … Read more

Local youth recognize smoke-free businesses

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From press reports

Recently, youth leaders gathered together for a project where they thanked an area business for choosing not to sell tobacco products.

Chelsea Perry, Angelia Guzman, Maya Caradine, and Mary Hannah Timbs created signs with their #onegoodreason to … Read more

Service award

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Branch Sales Leader Earl Johnson of CB&S Bank presents Senior Teller Brenda Gary a framed certificate for 40 years of service with the bank and its predecessors in Eupora. … Read more

Getaway

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These sisters took a Mother’s Day getaway the weekend of May 15-17 given by their niece and her husband, Culandia and Sam Miller. They went to Memphis Lodge in French Camp on May 15 and Cypress Lodge in Mantee on … Read more

Local student wins rodeo state championship

Ackerman resident Colton Mewbourn recently participated in the Mississippi Junior High Rodeo Association State Finals in Hattiesburg from June 2-5. Mewbourn was awarded the State Champion buckle in steer ridding and also Final Champion for 2015. Mewbourn is pictured here riding during the finals in his helmet, vest, and chaps for safety.

From press reports

Colton Mewbourn can say he is a Champion now. Something Colton has wanted to do his entire life. Colton is only ten years old. He is a Cowboy who is from Ackerman. He goes to Ackerman Elementary … Read more

Only 6 of Mississippi’s 50 snakes are poisonous

By James L. Cummins
Special to the Plaindealer

The problem most people encounter with snakes is the ability to properly identify them. Of the 50 plus species of snakes found in Mississippi, only six are poisonous.

They are the copperhead, … Read more