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Overall Character Winners

By FROM STAFF REPORTS,

NCES recognizes students who receive the most nominations during the year for modeling character on campus, from left, (front row) Olivia Thompson, Clark Gentry, Ryleigh Massey, (back row) Drew Walker, Stephen Moore, and PJ Sperandeo.  Tracy Holliman coordinates the Character Education initiative at NCES.


Steele gets STEM training

By FROM STAFF REPORTS,

Recently, teachers from across the state came together in Harrison County for the Mississippi Department of Transportation’s (MDOT) annual Roadways Into Developing Elementary Students (RIDES) program training.

Regina Steele of Newton Elementary School was among the participants who were apart of the RIDES STEM program recently.



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Retracing and preserving Union’s history... Whitten remembers first wedding, early jobs

By TERESA BLOUNT,

This column concludes the series of Mr. Whitten’s memories. Again, I give many, many thanks to Judy Whitten Moss and Vickie Whitten Hancock for refreshing memories of early Union for some and for giving new insights to others through their sharing of their father’s reminiscences.



Decatur Community News: Jennifer Davis: Georgia girl serving God in Decatur

Jennifer Renee Davis will have been the Director of Preschool and Children’s Ministries at Clarke-Venable Baptist Church in Decatur for three years on September 1, but I only had close contact with her this summer because of a child who said, “I gave myself to Jesus,” during Vacation Bible School.  This little girl is staying in my home at the


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Vincent to lead state’s SBC

By BRENT MAZE,

Clarke-Venable Baptist Church pastor Mark Vincent has been named the president of the Mississippi Baptist Convention.

Vincent, who has served at Clark-Venable since June 2004, said he wasn’t seeking the position, but after praying and thinking about the opportunity, he agreed to serve if he was elected.










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Hospital still in bankruptcy

By BRENT MAZE,

Ascentium Healthcare Resources will be taking over the management of Lackey Memorial Hospital in Forest and businesses that were being managed by Pioneer Health Services.

However, it will not include the former Pioneer Community Hospital of Newton, according to Sydney Sawyer, chief executive of the newly formed Ascentium.






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