Five Distinguished Young Women choose ECCC

Pictured are Distinguished Young Women from the college’s five-county district, (from left) Charlie Wilcher, Leake County; Taylor Phillips, Neshoba County; Mackenzie Byrd, Scott County; Codi Ballard, Newton County; and Paige Johnson, Winston County. For more information about ECCC, call 1-877-GO2-ECCC or visit www.eccc.edu. (EC PHOTO)

All five current Distinguished Young Women from the East Central Community College district are attending the college this academic year.

Dr. Randall Lee, vice president for student services at ECCC, said being able to attract top students such as those … Read more

Tips to help children cope with tragedy, loss

Anna Hughes, a field technical assistant with the Early Years Network helped with post-tornado child care at a Red Cross Shelter in Louisville, Mississippi in May, 2014. (Submitted photo)

By Amy Barefield
MSU Early Years Network

STARKVILLE, Miss. — One of the most difficult tasks a parent or provider will face is guiding children through the grief and instability brought on by tragedy.

Natural disasters, terrorism, mass shootings, deaths … Read more

Wedding: Bates-Brantley

Mr. Jess Martin Brantley and Miss Kayla Elizabeth Bates

Bates, Brantley to exchange vows in December 12 ceremony:
Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Wayne Bates of Philadelphia announce the engagement of their daughter, Kayla Elizabeth Bates, to Mr. Jess Martin Brantley, son of Mr. and Mrs. Don Martin Brantley of … Read more