Tremont, MSThe Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal

Students perform for Vinegar Bend fundraiser shows

AMORY – Students of Mississippi Blues Trail artist Tony Wayne Hooper performed a fundraiser concert June 4 in at the Vinegar Bend Blues Alley ahead of their next local show June 18. Hooper’s Mississippi School of Music is located at the Tammy Wynette Event Center in Tremont. Students attend two...
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Belk, ALOpelika-Auburn News

Belk: The reason why grammar rules are important

Have you ever had a conversation that goes something like this?. It’s not just the improper use of nouns and pronouns that can be a problem. English is a tricky language that doesn’t always make sense. We cling stubbornly to functional-less capital letters. And some of our spelling is absurd. Take the “gh” from laugh and the “iti” from ambition, and “ghiti” spells fish.
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Marion County,

Hamilton City Schools?

HAMILTON - City leaders in Marion County’s largest municipality have commissioned a study to determine if it can establish its own city school system. The Hamilton City Council voted unanimously during a meeting on Monday, June 7, to contract Dr. John Myrick of the Alabaster School City School District to conduct a feasibility study of Hamilton schools withdrawing from the Marion County School System.
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Itawamba County, MSThe Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal

Hayles tabbed as Mustangs new coach

Last Monday, the Itawamba County School board approved Shane Hayles as the new boys basketball coach at Mantachie High School. Hayles had been the girls basketball coach at Nettleton since 2017 and previously coached at South Pontotoc High School. Michael Jackson was also hired as an assistant football coach and...
Mantachie, MSThe Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal

Duthu leaves his mark on Mantachie High School

Alex Duthu’s May graduation from Mantachie High School brought an exceptional prep career to a close. The middle Duthu brother made a name for himself on the basketball court and in the high jump. The honor roll student spent his elementary and part of his junior high years living and...
Marion County,

Marion Co. Track Meet - April 7 Hosted by Winfield City High School

The Hamilton Girls Track and Field Team finished first in the Marion County Track meet hosted at Winfield City High School on April 7. Shown are (front row, from left) Madelyn Hulsey, Brilyn Gilstrap, Jessica Shotts, Gracie Sanderson, Emily Jones, Alanna Fisher, (back row, same order) Ariel Lowe, Maya Jones, Myia Sizemore, Ashlyn Childers, KK Ables, Kylie Bell, Kyra Casey, Zaharea Woodson, Kailee Wallace, Alice Loaterna, Chesney Raburn, McKenna Taylor, Maleah Purser and Ella Cantrell. Not shown are Ella Rose Bartlett, Lizzie Boyett, Arianna Butler, Kylah Cochran, Morgan Cooper, Alee Ellis, Kati Lynn Frederick, Presley Godsey, Tristen Holliday, Mia Hollingsworth, Meghan Jones, Ansley Kerr, Olivia Martin, Bailey McCarley, Madison Metcalf, Jordan Parker, Lauren Pendley, Anna Price, Grace Sims, Aubrey Sorrells, Paisley Sorrells, Meg Wiginton and Naiia Woodson. [Contributed]

City school study sends a message

Hamilton city officials have unanimously commissioned a study to analyze the feasibility of creating a city-run education system and splitting ways with the Marion County School System, which currently operates all schools in the county outside of Winfield. The step taken during a meeting on Monday, June 7, is just...
The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal

School board recognizes students, discuss charges for lighting

The Itawamba County School District (ICSD) Board began their June 7 meeting by recognizing two of the county’s many standout students, Jaxon Nolan and Graden Jarrell. Nolan was a member of the National Honor Society and Fellowship of Christian Athletes, senior class representative on the Student Council, and served as a page in the Mississippi House of Representatives. The IAHS grad and five sport athlete is a Hugh O’Brien Youth Leadership Ambassador, Christian Leadership Institute Ambassador and received the Electric Cooperatives of Mississippi Youth Leadership award. Nolan will continue his education at the U.S. Naval Academy.

Marion Co. Track Meet - April 7 Hosted by Winfield City High School

The Winfield Boys Track and Field team placed first in the Marion County Track Tournament hosted at Winfield City High School. Shown are (front row, from left) Wes Estes, Mason Miller, Drew Klein, Devin Sargent, Delaney Porter, Kade Estill, Conner Cook, Pheonix Sandlin, (middle row, from left) Drew Estill, Colin Bradford, Seth Kemble, Ross Bozeman, Nick Nelson, Logan Weeks, Jack Williamson, Brock Cotton, Will May, Jake Ballard, Nicholas Haney, (back row, same order) Logan and Jaykob Savage. [Contributed]
Tupelo, MSThe Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal

ICC schedules second summer term registration

Open registration for traditional second-term summer classes at Itawamba Community College is scheduled for June 24 from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. at both the Fulton and Tupelo campuses. Classes begin June 28. Students also have an opportunity to register for eLearning second four-week classes, which begin the same day.
Lee County, MSThe Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal

ICC schedules summer adult education classes

Adult education classes will continue during the summer at Itawamba Community College. The schedule includes. Chickasaw County – Houston WIN Center, Tuesday through Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Shundria Whitfield, or (662) 407-1218;. Itawamba County – Fulton Family Resource Center (Old Grammar School), Monday and Tuesday, 4:30-7:30 p.m., Linzy Patterson,...
Amory, MSThe Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal

Amory High School yearbook dedicated to drowning victim

AMORY – This year’s Amory High School yearbook for the ’20-’21 school year was dedicated to the memory of freshman Jazion Ezell, who lost his life in a drowning accident in Town Creek March 14. Journalism teacher Amy Wright heads up the 13-student yearbook staff at the school. “Amory High...
Itawamba County, MSThe Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal

ICSD hosting Summer Remediation classes

During a special meeting held on Thursday, May 20, to discuss back to school protocol for the 2021-2022 school year, Itawamba County Superintendent, Trae Wiygul introduced the district’s plan for summer remediation classes aimed at getting students back on target after a year of COVID restrictions. According to Wiygul, students...

Head Start Class of 2021 Ready For Kindergarten!

ABERDEEN, MISS. (WCBI) – The youngest group of the Class of 2021 graduates is ready for their next big step… Kindergarten. Aberdeen Head Start’s drive-through graduation procession starts with lights and sirens. Then there was music. The class of four-year-olds have been working hard since August, and are now ready...

Info Needed in Sexual Abuse Case Involving Amory HS Teacher

Please note that this post contains affiliate links and any sales made through such links will reward a small commission – at no extra cost to you. AG Lynn Fitch Seeks Information in Sexual Abuse Case Involving an Amory High School Teacher. PRESS RELEASE May 28, 2021. The Mississippi...
Amory, MSThe Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal

Gilmore Foundation grant to provide $47K for WAES projects

AMORY – West Amory Elementary School will undergo several improvements thanks to funding provided through the Gilmore Foundation. “The Gilmore Foundation has given us a grant for $72,852 to do capital improvements at West Amory. We are going to use that to do some bathroom renovations and awnings at the pre-K building and at the front at the car rider line. We’re going to touchless fixtures in the bathrooms, and water fountains will have bottle fillers to eliminate hands and mouth contact to reduce spreading of germs,” said Amory School District Superintendent Ken Byars during May 25’s special-called Amory School Board meeting.
Monroe County, MSThe Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal

Students take tours of MCSO’s armored vehicle

Among end of the school year activities, students at Hamilton, Hatley and Smithville attendance centers got to explore the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office’s armored vehicle. On top of that, they were able to try on tactical gear and ask deputies questions. “It’s not only seeing a tactical vehicle, it’s building...
Aberdeen, MSThe Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal

Aberdeen School Board discusses school resource officer plan

ABERDEEN – During their May 17 meeting, members of the Aberdeen School Board shared their thoughts on providing school security for the ’21-’22 school year, stating they desire to have one school resource officer at each of the district’s three schools. Aberdeen School District Superintendent Jeff Clay said Monroe County...