Senator Tyler McCaughn visited with Future Farmers of America from Decatur Wednesday, February 19. Pictured are, from left, India Gusman, Kaleb Blackwell, Tyler Ray, Kurt Mayes, Bathany Chaney, Regan Hand, Meredith Sibley, Matthew Breland and Tyler Carroll.
Union SEEK students showed what they knew at the recent East Central Talented and Gifted Quiz Bowl competition. Students from surrounding counties all competed to answer rapid-fire questions in language arts, math, social studies, science, and general knowledge categories.
Pinckney Baptist Church has ordained Landon Scott Bounds to the gospel ministry. The ordination council that met in conference prior to the service were Dr. Kevin Meador, Rev. Scott Bounds, Deacon Terry Tullos, Deacon Billy Barrett, and Pastor William Savell, Elected Moderator of the Council. Rev.
Dr. Daniel Johnson, of Starkville, successfully defended his doctoral dissertation titled, “Modeling Micromechanics of Solid-Fluid Interactions in Granular Media.” Daniel received his doctoral degree in mechanical engineering from the Bagley School of Engineering at Mississippi State University at the fall commencement ceremony Dec. 13, 2019.
Members of Decatur Womans Progressive Club recently attended lunch prepared and hosted by the East Central Community College Culinary students. Above: Chef Karrh stands with some of the food he and students from the ECCC Culinary class prepared.
Scholarship Committee members recognize Jacquez Robinson, a 2019 graduate of Newton High School, as the recipient of the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Lola Moore Memorial Scholarship. Jacquez is a freshman at Alcorn State University majoring in Agricultural Business Management. His parents are Stacey Johnson Robinson and Mose Robinson.
Retired Principal awarded the honor of Outstanding Educator. During a joint Founder’s Day celebration, The Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity and Zeta Phi Beta Sorority awarded Mr. Edward L. McGowan, Sr. the prestigious Outstanding Educator award. Mr.
Decatur Mayor David Marshall (center) signed The American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women Proclamation presented by GFWC-MFWC members (left to right) Carolyn Huey-Co President, Dianne Smith, and Linda Estes. Friday, Feb. 7, has been proclaimed National Wear Red Day.