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Sunday, April 22, 2018

ECCC Offering Numerous Courses During Summer Online, On-Campus Terms

East Central Community College in Decatur is offering a variety of courses this summer both online and on the Decatur campus, as well as locations in Carthage, Louisville, and Philadelphia.

In addition, the year-round status of the Federal Pell Grant was recently reinstated, which means students may be eligible for Pell Grants for the summer terms using their current 2017-18 FAFSA.

“Summer is a perfect time to catch up or get ahead on your college studies,” said Dr. Randall Lee, ECCC’s vice president for student services. “With the newly reinstated year-round Pell Grant, some students may be eligible for Pell Grants during the summer terms.”

The college is offering courses during three terms: Summer Online Term, Summer I (June) Term, and Summer II (July) Term.

Registration for all three terms can be done online at www.eccc.edu, or students can receive assistance by calling 601-635-6375 or emailing go2ec@eccc.edu.

The Summer Online Term begins on Tuesday, May 29, and ends on Thursday, July 19. The last day to register is Friday, May 25. Among the courses available are Accounting I, Art Appreciation, General Biology I with Lab, Anatomy and Physiology I & II with Labs, Microbiology with Lab, Business Accounting, Introduction to Business, Business Statistics, Computer Applications I, Introduction to Criminal Justice, Principles of Macroeconomics, Human Growth and Development, English Composition I & II, American Literature I & II, World Literature I & II, World Geography, Western Civilization I & II, American History I & II, Intermediate Algebra, College Algebra, Trigonometry, Statistics, Spanish I, Music Appreciation, General Psychology, Introduction to Sociology, Marriage and Family, and Public Speaking I, among others.

The Summer I (June) Term begins on Monday, June 4, and ends on Thursday, June 28. The last day to register is Tuesday, June 5. Among the courses offered on the Decatur campus include General Biology I & II with Lab, Anatomy and Physiology I & II with Lab, General Chemistry I with Lab, Intermediate Algebra, College Algebra, Spanish I & II, Music Appreciation, and Public Speaking I, among others. English Composition I will be offered in Carthage at the Leake County Vocational Center and in Philadelphia at the Philadelphia Neshoba County Career-Technical Center. Intermediate Algebra will be offered in Louisville at the Winston-Louisville Vocational Center.

The Summer II (July) Term begins on Monday, July 2, and ends on Thursday, July 26. The last day to register is Tuesday, July 3. Among the courses offered in Decatur include Anatomy and Physiology II with Lab, General Chemistry II with Lab, English Composition I & II, Intermediate Algebra, College Algebra, and American National Government. English Composition II will be offered in Carthage and Philadelphia, and College Algebra will be offered in Philadelphia.

A full list of all courses being offered during all three terms and the locations can be found at the myEC tab on the front of www.eccc.edu, and then clicking on Summer 2018 Course Schedule.

Saturday, April 21, 2018

"Exquisitely Your Couture" Ribbon Cutting

Partnership/Chamber members, city officials, family and friends attended the ribbon cutting to welcome Exquisitely Your Couture to the community on Friday,  April 20, 2018. The business is the newest member to the Chamber of Commerce family and is owned by Leslie Latiker-Loving . Exquisitely Your Couture is located at 7436 Young Crossing Road.

Friday, April 20, 2018

Rash of Lawnmower Thefts Across Winston County

A rash of lawn mower thefts across Winston County over the past 3 weeks has prompted the Winston County Sheriff's Department to ask all local residents to be on the lookout for any suspicious activity and to contact their office if they see anything out of the ordinary.

 Seven different zero turn mowers and an ATV side by side have been taken over the past several weeks. The thefts have occurred mostly in the southern part of Winston County.

Sheriff Jason Pugh indicates that other counties across the area are experiencing similar thefts. If you have any information or see any suspicious activity please contact the Winston County Sheriff's Office at 662-773-5881.

TruPet LLC Recalls Boost Me Mighty Meaty Beef Topper Meal Enhancer Because of Possible Salmonella Contamination

TruPet, LLC of Milford, OH, is voluntarily recalling a limited amount of Boost Me Mighty Meaty Beef Topper Meal Enhancer because the products have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. The recall is limited to 400 cases of the product, as identified below.

The following affected "Boost Me" products were distributed in the continental USA via online retailer Chewy.com and TruDog.com through direct delivery:

Affected product can be identified by comparing the following lot number: "Boost Me Mighty Meaty Beef Topper Meal Enhancer" with "lot number #20190531 13815 ".

No products other than the specific product identified above are subject to this voluntary recall.

If your pet has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.

Nutrizone Recalls Various Lots of Multiple Dietary Supplements Because of Possible Salmonella Health Risk

NutriZone, LLC of Houston, Texas is expanding its recall of various kratom dietary supplements to additional lot numbers, which contain the same source material as the original recalled lots. The expanded recall is being conducted out of an abundance of caution.

The dietary supplements are labeled and packaged as follows:

Consumers who have purchased the products listed above should discontinue use of the product and may return the unused portion to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact NutriZone, LLC, at 1-800-936-7936, Monday through Friday, 9am-5pm Central Standard time.

PSC Brandon Presley: Cell Phone Companies Should Do More to Fight Robocalls or Lose State-Approved Federal Funds

Public Service Commission Chairman Brandon Presley wants to stop federal funds to cellular telephone companies if they don’t do more to stop robocalls and has asked the Public Utilities Staff to investigate whether telephone companies profit from robocalls. Presley wants the PSC to take stronger action to stop the calls by requiring cellular telephone companies to offer free robocall blocking technology and develop ways to stop “Caller ID Spoofing” where telemarketers steal phone numbers to make calls or risk losing PSC-approved federal funds. The PSC is charged with approving federal funds from the Universal Service Fund/Connect America Fund. Last year, cellular companies received over $109 million in state-approved federal funds.

“No one could do more to stop the scourge of robocalls than cellular companies. The companies could and should be doing more. Some have apps, some don’t but all of them should explain to the PSC what they are doing to stop these calls before we approve one more penny of federal money. We should require them to create free robocall blocking technology and develop a plan to stop Caller ID spoofing along with other efforts. If these companies aren’t willing to help, they should not get public money,” said Chairman Presley. “We also need to know if these companies are profiteering off of these calls, that is why I am asking the Staff to look into this matter.”

In an effort to punish telemarketers the PSC has released a first-in-the-nation No-Call app for smartphones that allows customers to get on the state’s Do Not Call list and report complaints from the convenience of their mobile phone. Furthermore, just this year the Commission aided in introducing legislation to create a private right to sue telemarketers, though the bill failed to make it to the Governor. In addition, the PSC just last month fined 24 telemarketers for violating the no call law.

Presley encouraged Mississippians to download the PSC’s smartphone app, which can be found by searching “MS No Call” in the iTunes App Store or Google Play Marketplace. Also, landline phones can be registered at www.psc.state.ms.us or by calling Commissioner Presley’s office at 1-800-637-7722.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

ECCC Baseball Sweeps High-Scoring Doubleheader From Co-Lin

The No. 20 ranked East Central Community College Warriors held
on in a pair of games that saw 51 runs cross the plate to pick up an MACJC doubleheader sweep over the visiting Copiah-Lincoln Community College Wolves Wednesday, April 18, at the Clark-Gay Baseball Complex in Decatur. East Central had to fight from behind four times in taking a dramatic 15-14 win in the opener, winning on a squeeze bunt in the bottom of the ninth. The Warriors scored 12 runs in two innings to pull away from the Wolves for a 15-7 game two win.

East Central is now 25-11 overall on the season and 14-6 in the league. The Co-Lin Wolves are 16-15 overall and 5-13 in the league. The Warriors remain tied for third place in the MACJC standings in their quest to host a home playoff series in May.

The opener was a back-and-forth battle for nine innings. East Central jumped out to a 7-2 lead after five innings. Wyatt Ball out of Nanih Waiya continued his hot hitting with a solo home run in the second inning and a two-run shot in the fifth. Co-Lin tied the score 7-7 in the sixth, thanks in part to a three-run homer, and then took an 8-7 lead in the top of the seventh. The Warriors would regain the lead, 9-8, in the bottom of the seventh on a two-run opposite field home run from Davis Lott, who prepped at Lewisburg High School. The Wolves again took the lead in the top of the eighth with three runs of their own. Trailing 11-9 heading into the bottom of the eighth, East Central tied the game on back-to-back bases loaded walks, and then took a 14-11 lead on a two-run single from Lott and a sacrifice fly. But Co-Lin wasn’t done. The Wolves scored three more times in the top of the ninth to tie the game 14-14. The Warriors would win it in the bottom of the inning. Jacob Edwards out of Newton County opened the inning with a triple. One batter later, freshman George Farid (Mississauga, Ontario, Canada) would bunt Edwards home for the game-winner.

Ball and Lott each totaled four RBI in the opener, and Ball scored four times. Left-hander Dylan Marsh out of Lake Cormorant got the win in relief for East Central.

In game two, a third inning grand slam off the bat of freshman outfielder Ken Scott of Clarkdale jump-started the Warriors in the 14-7 win. East Central added two more in the fourth for an 8-0 lead before Co-Lin plated seven runs in the top of the sixth to close the gap to 8-7. The Warriors put the nightcap away in the bottom of the frame with six more runs. Freshman Zack Hutchison of Ellisville hit a bases loaded single that brought in two runs and Cain Cleveland out of Newton County High School singled in another. The Warriors got four more runs in the inning on a wild pitch, a two-run error, and a bases-loaded balk. Scott added a pair of singles to his grand slam and also scored three runs. Hutchison had three RBI on a pair of singles.

Left-hander Brooks Warren out of French Camp Academy got the win for East Central. He threw five innings and gave up no runs on just three hits and struck out six batters. Edwards got the save in his first appearance on the mound this season. The right-hander threw the final inning of no-hit baseball.

East Central will travel to Fulton on Saturday, April 21, to face Itawamba at 2 p.m. and 5 p.m., before hosting Meridian Community College on Tuesday, April 24, at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Most home baseball games can be heard on WKOZ Cruisin 98.3 or via audio stream and live stream video at www.eccc.edu/eccc-media.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

WLCTC TSA 2018 State Conference Winners

Video Game Design team (left to right)
Kenderius Green, Dontae Ball, Adam Thomas, Montravious Johnson, and Blake Wyatt

Congratulations to Winston-Louisville CTC Technology Student Association 2018 State Conference Winners.

Chapter advisor and Simulation & Animation instructor, Chawan Jernigan, and team are eligible to attend and compete in the 2018 National TSA Conference this summer in Atlanta, GA.

Submitted by: Kristi Smith