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February 5th, 2013
Every 23 seconds a student drops out of school. The group with Go Hard Mississippi, a drop out preventative program want to change that, at least in Mississippi schools. Aldric Beal of Newton, and a graduate of Newton High School, has been with the program for two years and wants to get teens excited about staying in school.
âWe want to interact with the kids and have fun,â said Beal. âWe try to throw in a few life lessons and hope the message will stick with them. They need to stay in school and prepare for their future. I hope a few of them get that.â
It is often said that âchildren are our most valuable resources.â
If that is coming out of a parentâs mouth, it is probably meant with the best of intentions.
If those are the words of a politician or a political change agent, the meaning is likely entirely different.
While parents naturally see children as the next in line to take up the torch for the previous generation, politicians view kids as nothing more than human resources or pawns.
District 36 candidate Jimmy Davidson lays out his plans for the area at the Legislative Breakfast on Monday. Check out www.dailytimesleader.com for a video snippet of his speech. Photo by Bryan Davis
Mark your calendars for Friday, May 10, 2013, at 6 p.m. This is the night for Clay Countyâs Relay for Life. Teams are needed for the yearly fundraiser to help battle cancer. Your team can raise funds any way they like, there are salad lunches, bake sales, hamburger cookouts, jails with the âbondâ going to Relay for Life or any fun idea that raises money and awareness.
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Judy Tyler Trenary recently graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, earning a Doctorate of Nursing Practice degree. She is a 1988 graduate of West Point High School, and earned a diploma from the nursing program at EMCC. She obtained her Associate and Bachelor degrees from Mississippi University for Women, and a Master of Science in Nursing degree from UAB. Dr. Trenary is the daughter of Robert and Nina Tyler of West Point, and is married to Chuck Trenary of Columbus.
The Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., along with the Bryan Public Library are thrilled to announce the artistic inspirations of Danielle Camp are now on display at the library for Black History Month. The âBreaking Outâ exhibit is a wonderful showing of several different styles of painting from the imagination of one artist.
The Super Bowl is always the grand spectacle that ends the football season for another year. You have so much hope for your team when they start pre-season play at the end of August. The slate is clean and as long as they werenât totally abysmal the year before, you hope to still see them at the end of the season. Saints fans havenât always had the opportunity for hope.
Senator Angela Turner led the Pledge of Allegiance on Friday, February 1, 2013, as Senator Phillip Gandy, (right), delivered an opening prayer to the body. Lt. Governor Tate Reeves is standing with them. Submitted Photo
Are you a planner? Remember how people prepared for Y2K, the beginning of the millennium year 2000. Computers had been representing the year with only two digits instead of four digits which could cause the computer systems to interpret 00 as 1900 instead of 2000. This would mess up all major industries including utilities, banking, manufacturing, telecom, and airlines. While companies spent billions of dollars preparing their systems, some people built shelters and others stocked imperishable food items, plus batteries and oil for lamps, and other things considered essential for survival.
There is nothing that makes us get in a bigger hurry than when trouble gets on our trail. Trouble has a way of making us freak out. Trouble can even make us give up on life. Thatâs one of the reasons Satan uses trouble to break us down.
Iâm trying to get you to see that trouble has a way of finding us but GOD has a way of redeeming us. Trouble has a way of trapping us but GOD has a way of the saving us. You can run but you canât hide from trouble. It has your name. Trouble has your number.