- May 25, 2013 - Neshoba County Youth Football and Cheer - Dave Ingram
- May 25, 2013 - Book Signing for Vickers History of EC - Dave Ingram
- May 24, 2013 - Business Financials Workshop - Dave Ingram
- May 23, 2013 - Main Street After Hours - Dave Ingram
- May 23, 2013 - Hurricane Forecast Released - Dave Ingram
- May 23, 2013 - Ty Permenter Benefit Motorcycle Ride - Dave Ingram
- May 23, 2013 - Southern Co. CEO Defends Kemper Project - Dave Ingram
- May 23, 2013 - ECCC Warrior Golf Classic - Dave Ingram
- May 22, 2013 - Second Body Found After ATV Mishap - Dave Ingram
- May 21, 2013 - More Cost Overruns At Kemper Coal Plant - Dave Ingram
- May 21, 2013 - Name The New WG Festival - Dave Ingram
- May 21, 2013 - Benefit For Ty Permenter - Dave Ingram
Neshoba County Youth Football and Cheer - Dave Ingram May 25, 2013
Neshoba County Youth Football and Cheer is offering an early bird special. If you register early, the fee will be $50 instead of $65. Registration will be held every Saturday at 3:30 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. unless weather conditions occur. It will be held at the old soccer field through June 31. For the fall football season contact Debbie Reynolds at 601-575-1207, Mary Triplett at 601-575-0366, Dun Moore at 601-562-9867, Jerry Calloway at 601-416-5810, or Dianna Wooten at 601-416-4498.
Book Signing for Vickers History of EC - Dave Ingram May 25, 2013
A history of East Central Community College as compiled by retired English instructor Ovid Vickers will be available to the public during a special program and autograph session scheduled from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 2, 2013, on the Decatur campus. Activities will be held in the Vickers Fine Arts Center, which was named in honor of the longtime faculty member who retired in May 1995 following 40-plus years of service. Copies of “The East Central I Knew: A History of East Central Community College” will be available for purchase at $24.95 plus tax following the brief program. Net proceeds are designated for the ECCC Foundation. A reception also follows the program. For more information, contact Dr. Stacey Hollingsworth, executive director for Foundation and Alumni Relations, 601.635.6327 or call toll free, 877.462.3222, ext. 327. Her email address is email@example.com.
Business Financials Workshop - Dave Ingram May 24, 2013
"Understanding Business Financials" is the topic of a FREE workshop being offered through East Central Community College's Small Business Development Center. This workshop is designed to introduce participants to basic accounting theory, budgeting, performance indicators, and accounting terminology for small businesses. This FREE session will be held on Tuesday, May 28, 2013 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Neshoba Business Enterprise Center located in the Philadelphia/Neshoba County Industrial Park. Ronald B. Westbrook, SBDC director, will serve as speaker. To pre-register or for more information, contact Westbrook, Phone 601-635-6297, or Virgie Thames, SBDC assistant, Phone 601-635-6296. The email address is firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Main Street After Hours - Dave Ingram May 23, 2013
Trustmark Bank will help kick off the Summer by hosting Main Street After Hours next Tuesday at the Gazebo in Trustmark City Park at 5:00 p.m. Main Street After Hours is designed to be a social networking opportunity for all Main Street members and members of the community. It is free and the public is always invited. It is usually held the last Monday of the month but due to the Memorial Day holiday the May Main Street After Hours has been moved to Tuesday.
Hurricane Forecast Released - Dave Ingram May 23, 2013
Federal forecasters are predicting yet another busy hurricane season. Thursday’s outlook calls for 13 to 20 named storms, 7 to 11 that strengthen into hurricanes and 3 to 6 that become major hurricanes. The prediction by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is more than what's considered an average Atlantic season. Last year was the third-busiest on record with 19 named storms. Ten became hurricanes and were two major storms, with winds over 111 mph. That included Sandy, which caused $50 billion in damage even though it lost hurricane status when it made landfall in New Jersey. The last time a major hurricane made landfall in the United States was Wilma in 2005. The seven year U.S. landfall drought is the longest on record. The six-month season starts June 1.
Ty Permenter Benefit Motorcycle Ride - Dave Ingram May 23, 2013
A Benefit motorcycle ride for Ty Permenter well be held June 1 at the Carthage Coliseum. Registration will be at 9:00am, the ride begins at 10:00am. The registration fee is $15.00 per bike and $5.00 for passengers this includes lunch when the ride ends at the coliseum. For more information call Kathy Chamblee 601-201-0019
Southern Co. CEO Defends Kemper Project - Dave Ingram May 23, 2013
The head of Southern Co. says no one is happy with cost overruns at a Mississippi power plant, but he defends the project as a long-term investment. Southern Co. CEO Tom Fanning on Wednesday called the decision to absorb $540 million in costs "a bitter pill to swallow." Still, Fanning told an annual meeting of shareholders that the coal-burning plant in Mississippi's Kemper County still makes business sense. It's designed to produce electricity while capturing and storing carbon dioxide, a gas blamed for global warming. Fanning says Mississippi would be too dependent on natural gas plants if the new coal plant was not built. The president of Southern Co. subsidiary Mississippi Power, Ed Day, abruptly retired this week. Company officials say the departure was probably motivated by project pressures.
ECCC Warrior Golf Classic - Dave Ingram May 23, 2013
Scholarships for East Central Community College students will again be the top prize winner when the annual Warrior Golf Classic is held this summer at the Dancing Rabbit Golf Club in Choctaw. This year’s four-person scramble is scheduled for Thursday, June 27 on the Azaleas Golf Course. Registration begins at 9 a.m. and will be followed by a shot gun start at 10 a.m. Sponsored by the ECCC Alumni Association, the 12th annual event provides funding for student scholarships. Entry fee is $125 per person, which includes green fee, golf cart and lunch, which will be served buffet-style beginning at approximately 2:30 p.m., prior to the awards ceremony. Corporate sponsorships are also available at the following levels: Gold, $650 (includes fees for a four-person team and a hole sponsorship); Silver, $400 (includes fees for two players and a hole sponsorship); and Bronze, $200 (includes a hole sponsorship). Food and beverage sponsorship is available for $500, and T-shirt sponsorships are $100. Awards will be presented to the Corporate Division champion and the top three teams. Various on-course prizes will also be provided. For more information, contact Dr. Stacey Hollingsworth, 601-635-6327 or call toll free, 877-462-3222, ext. 327. Her e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Second Body Found After ATV Mishap - Dave Ingram May 22, 2013
The body of a 9-year-old boy missing since an all-terrain vehicle overturned in a Mississippi creek on Saturday has been found. Columbus Police Chief Selvain McQueen says the body of Justin Brown was found Tuesday by a volunteer near the Greenbriar Bridge over the Luxapalila Creek. The search has been going since Saturday afternoon when an ATV driven by his father slipped from a spillway into the creek. The body of 5-year-old Jacob Brown was recovered Sunday from the creek near Columbus. McQueen says an investigation into the accident is continuing. Authorities say the boys' father was trying to cross the creek on an ATV with his four children and another man. The vehicle flipped in swift water on a spillway where the Magby and Luxapalila creeks intersect.
More Cost Overruns At Kemper Coal Plant - Dave Ingram May 21, 2013
Mississippi Power Co. is naming Ed Holland as president, replacing Ed Day. The subsidiary of Atlanta-based Southern Co. said Monday that Day is retiring and will be replaced immediately. Northern District Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley says Holland told a PSC lawyer last week that Day directed or allowed Mississippi Power employees to withhold documents from regulators about a $366 million cost overrun. That increase was announced weeks after commissioners voted in 2012 to reaffirm the company's license to build the plant. A spokeswoman didn't immediately respond to questions about Presley's account. Overruns announced last month raised the cost of the plant, mine and pipelines to $4.3 billion. Shareholders will absorb that $540 million increase.
Name The New WG Festival - Dave Ingram May 21, 2013
In 2012, Walnut Grove marked 35 years of having Walnut Grove Day. The Walnut Grove Day event and date has now officially been retired. The new festival will be Saturday, September 20, 2014. The committee needs your help in developing a unique name for this festival which will include entertainment, arts and crafts, sporting activities, a cook-off, children’s games, 5k race, great food, and much more in Downtown Walnut Grove. Submissions for the new festival will be accepted through June 15th, 2013. The committee will review all entries and select a name. The person who submits the selected name will receive a cash prize of $ 200. The new name will be announced this fall. To enter send your name, phone number, and Festival Name Suggestion(s), by mail to: Festival, PO Box 69, Walnut Grove, MS 39189 or by email to email@example.com.
Benefit For Ty Permenter - Dave Ingram May 21, 2013
Friends of Ty Permenter, a 14 year old who was hurt in 4-wheeler accident, will host a co-ed softball tournament June 8 at Eagle Park (Edinburg ball field). If you would like to have a team please text or call Ryan Quick 601-562-0965 or Kathy Chamblee 601-201-0019, if no answer please leave message. The cost will be $10.00 per person and each team must have 5 men and 5 women.