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PTK chapters bring home awards

  Pearl River Community College’s Phi Theta Kappa chapters were honored in front of more than 4,000 students and advisors at the PTK International Catalyst Convention April 5-8 in Nashville.
  The Beta Tau Gamma chapter at the Forrest County Center was recognized as a Top 100 Chapter, competing against more than 1,300 chapters worldwide.

USO Show concludes fine arts season

  Pearl River Community College will present its USO Show on Thursday, April 27, featuring the college’s RiverRoad showchoir, JazzCats band and The Voices ensemble.
  The show is the final production of the 2016-17 year for the Department of Fine Arts and Communication.
  RiverRoad will perform its USA/Boogie show, including R.O.C.K. in the USA, Livin’ in America and Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy.
  The JazzCats will play Jumpin’ at the Woodside, Shiny Stockings, Things Ain’t What They Used to Be and In the Mood.

Hancock Center offers summer welding

  WAVELAND - Pearl River Community College will offer welding during the summer at the Hancock Center in Waveland.
  The class will meet from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, beginning May 23 and ending July 27. Classes meet in the Hancock Center welding shop at 454 Highway 90, Waveland.
  Cost for the course is $250 with $50 due when the application is turned in and the remainder by the first day of class.

Five inducted into Lifetime Achievement Hall of Fame

  POPLARVILLE - Pearl River Community College honored five outstanding alumni Thursday, April 13, with induction into the PRCC Lifetime Achievement Hall of Fame.
  They are Lamar County educator Carolyn Lott Adams, retired PRCC instructor Dr. James “Jimmy” Barnes of Poplarville, Grenada physician Dr. Thomas Holden, business executive Bill James of Leesburg, Fla., and Slap Ya Mama founder and attorney Tony Walker of Ville Platte, La.

Symphonic Band to perform April 18

  POPLARVILLE - The Symphonic Band at Pearl River Community College will present its spring concert at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 18, at the Brownstone Center for the Arts.
  The program will include John Philip Sousa’s Washington Post March, Take My Hand, Espana Cani and Bugler’s Holiday.
  Take My Hand was commissioned by PRCC and composed by Luigi Zaninelli as a tribute to the late Medgar Evers.
  Dr. Kyle Hill is director of bands, assisted by Mike Bass and Reuben McDowell.
  Admission to the concert is $5.

Halcomb wins Skills USA scholarship

Wayne Halcomb of Poplarville, a student at Pearl River Community College, has received a $1,000 Skills USA scholarship through the Southeastern Construction Owners and Associates Roundtable in partnership with Build Your Future. Halcomb is a student in the MI-BEST program which allows him to study masonry at PRCC while completing his high school equivalency degree. He placed first in state Skills USA competition in masonry.

Mr. and Miss PRCC, class favorites elected

  POPLARVILLE - Future engineers have been chosen as Mr. and Miss PRCC at Pearl River Community College.
  Parker Dungan of Columbia and Belle Failla of Picayune were elected by the student body. Both plan on becoming engineers.
  Class favorites for the Poplarville campus are sophomores Jenna Lee and Austin Watson, both of Picayune, and freshmen Cabrein Bell of Pearlington and Dalton Spiers of Poplarville.

Choral concert is April 11

  POPLARVILLE - The Pearl River Community College choral department will present its spring concert at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 11, at the Brownstone Center for the Arts.
  The concert will include a mixture of genres and styles performed by the Wildcat Men’s Choir and Belle Cantante Women’s Choir. Both are directed by LaDona Tyson.
  Admission is $5 for the public and free for PRCC students with ID.

County’s operations, finances explained

County’s operations, finances explainedPOPLARVILLE - Pearl River County officials explained the basics of county operations and financing Thursday, April 6, to members of the Poplarville Area Chamber of Commerce at a Lunch and Learn hosted by Pearl River Community College.
The presentation was one of a series held recently to give taxpayers information on where their money goes.


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