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August teachers of the month.  These teachers are chosen by our admin team for their skill, professionalism, love for their students, and for how well they embody the mission of our school! The winners for the month of August are, Diana Buchanan (High School Math) and Randi Stamps (K4).

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Today, four schools in Mississippi were among the 297 schools across the nation named as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2022 by U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona. The recognition is based on a school’s overall academic performance or progress in closing achievement gaps among stud…

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Florence native Jessica Mitchell was recently selected to serve as Florence Middle School’s (FMS’s) newest counselor. Mitchell says, “Last year I was able to teach math at FMS, and this year I am so excited to be a counselor at such an amazing school. I graduated from Mississippi State in un…

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Florence High School (FHS) recently congratulated Maelee Starbuck and Hannah Grace Reed for being selected to represent FHS at American Legion Auxiliary (ALA) Girls State. Female high school students who have completed their junior year are competitively selected and sponsored by ALA units f…

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Discovery Christian School (DCS), located in Florence, opened its doors in 2011. Co-founders Wendi Teten and Michele Thames, Florence public school teachers at that time, realized they wanted to offer a different educational experience…centered around Christ. Currently DCS is self-described …

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 Many will already recognize “lagniappe” as a commonly used word; for me, the word has a whole new meaning since Hudson was born. Lagniappe (lan-yap): “Something given as a bonus or EXTRA gift” and the cajun meaning is “a little EXTRA”. 

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A project to document and celebrate the heroisms of everyday life in South Mississippi culminated this academic year with four University of Southern Mississippi (USM) students earning awards for their essays on the subject. Top award winners were celebrated during a special ceremony, held M…

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Gracie Walker was recently selected to represent Florence High School at Mississippi Governor's School (MGS). MGS is a residential honors program that offers unique creative and academic experiences to students with exceptional abilities and achievements. For two weeks each June, MGS invites…

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A two-day event known as the 6th Annual Yazoo Elites Memorial Day Tournament, which culminated in a championship game in Yazoo City, attracted thirty teams from different places, including Yazoo City, Madison, Jackson, Vicksburg and Louisiana. They were competing to win, to be declared champ…

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Registration is now open for the 2nd Annual Get Fit Florence 5K and Fun Run hosted by Performance Therapy Florence (PTF). All age ranges and all fitness levels are encouraged to participate. This year, all proceeds go to Florence High School’s Medical Science Program, McLaurin’s Health Scien…

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McLaurin High School’s Paisley Tew, Valerie Rodgers, Katie Culpepper, Marion Harvey, Chelsie Holifield, Chloe Morris, Trevor Mayberry and Addison Holifield were recently honored at the Rankin County School District Future Farmers of America Banquet.

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The Florence High School JROTC Drill Team recently competed in the RCSD Spring Drill Meet. The seniors, competing in their last competition, helped ensure a first-place overall finish. The cadets are now preparing for next year's season.

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McLaurin High School (MHS) recently welcomed Will Hedgepeth as their new coach. Hedgepeth is a graduate of Madison Ridgeland Academy, where he played football, basketball and baseball. He graduated with a B.S. in kinesiology sports management and has a Masters of Education in teaching arts f…

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The sixth-grade Student of the Month was Kenzie Greer. Pictured (l to r) are FMS Head Principal Keith Reed, Greer, FMS Assistant Principal Kelsey Williams and FMS Assistant Principal Brock Sistrunk.

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The journey that I am on is filled with so much love, laughter and smiles that can fill you up to the brim, but not everything on this journey is easy or beautiful. Hudson is always wonderful, but the world can be ugly and hurtful. Some things bring sadness and make you feel broken. Sometime…

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The Central Mississippi Regional Library System (CMRLS) recently announced that, after two years of virtual Summer Library Programming, this year's programs will be held in-person.

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AMR paramedics are cautioning the public to remember: Soaring temperatures and high humidity can kill. Ryan Wilson, operations manager for American Medical Response ambulance service, said, “Even the healthiest among us can suffer heat exhaustion or heat stroke, but elders, children up to fo…

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RUNable, a low-cost, zero-pressure, high-level fun family-friendly 5K race that donates one hundred percent of entry fees to small, local causes, will be hosting the $5 5K for Central Mississippi Turtle Rescue on Thursday, July 14, at 6 p.m. The race will be held at Trustmark Park in Pearl.

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Wills for Magnolia State First Responders is hosting an event for first responders and their spouses on Saturday, July 16, at Mississippi Law Enforcement Officer Training Academy (MLEOTA) located at 3791 Highway 468 West in Pearl.  Appointments are necessary, and space is limited. The deadli…

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The Mississippi Egg Marketing Board announced the winners of its annual Easter Coloring Contest on Saturday, April 16, during the Easter festivities at the Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum. 

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Each year, Mississippi Spay and Neuter (MS SPAN) of Richland holds a fundraiser designed to defray the daily expenses of running the non-profit organization. Their primary goal is to provide low cost spay and neuter services across the state of Mississippi. This year’s “Summer Spaytacular” i…

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The newly formed Rankin Soccer Club (RSC) is the result of three of the largest and most successful soccer organizations in Rankin County - Pearl Futbol Club, Florence Soccer and Brandon Futbol Club - coming together to increase the soccer experience for players in the Central Mississippi area. 

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World Turtle Day (WTD), held annually on May 23, is dedicated to celebrating and protecting both turtles and tortoises. The day was first recognized by American Tortoise Rescue in 2002, and its purpose is to highlight the suffering and the dwindling numbers of these animals due to human inte…

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People Employing Available Resources to Strengthen Our Neighborhoods, A.K.A. the PEARSON Foundation, was founded in 2000, a time when federal funding was made available through the Charitable Choice initiative. The whole idea of the foundation centered around how a faith-based community can …

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The Mississippi Braves will be offering a special Camp Day Field Trip on Wednesday, July 13, at 12:05 p.m. The Braves will face off with the Rocket City Trash Pandas. It is a perfect outing for day camps, youth centers, YMCAs, etc. 

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Hosted by the Florence Youth Soccer Association (FYSA), the MudBowl is an annual community-wide event centered around a recreational soccer tournament. The goal is to provide an opportunity for recreational teams to participate in a local tournament to further their skills, while enjoying th…

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Mississippi State Fire Academy (MSFA) will host its Annual Field Day May 21, 2022.  This is an event, free of charge, and open to all firefighters.  The original registration deadline, which was originally May 6, 2022, has been extended to May 13.  

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Children's Advocacy Centers of Mississippi invites the  public to attend their Annual I Protect Children Luncheon on May 18, 2022, at the  Country Club of Jackson. This event will open up the dialogue for people to become a  part of the solution to eliminate child abuse in Mississippi. Execu…

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The Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum along with the Pearl River Resort and the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians is pleased to announce that Hall of Fame Baseball Coach Ron Polk will be the featured speaker at the presentation of the 2022 Ferriss Trophy.  The Ferriss Trophy is na…

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Florence Elementary School (FES) recently honored their students who placed at the Venture Chess Champions and Class Chess competition. The grade level champions were Ty Vincent, Korbyn Russum and Charlie Cavanaugh. These students went on to represent FES in the Rankin County School District…

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The Marine Education Center (MEC) at The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) received a prestigious Gulf Guardian Award during the Gulf of Mexico Conference held April 25-28 in Baton Rouge, La. The MEC project, “A Classroom Course in Community Resilience,” captured First Place for Youth…

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