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June 1st Election Results

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The final round of the 2010 NJCAA Division I National Championship was rained out Friday in Hunstville and left Meridian Community College just nine shots back of a national title.

With the event being shortened to 54 holes the Eagles claimed the 2010 NJCAA National Championship runner-up after shooting 4-over, 869 (289-291-289).

MCC freshman, Brandt Garon, won the individual title and became the school’s first NJCAA individual national champion. The Baton Rouge native shot 5-under for the event (71-72-68) to win by two shots.

Garon was named a Golf Coaches Association of America First Team All American, a NJCAA First Team All American, he was named to the National Championship All Tournament Team as well as given the Arnold Palmer Award for being the NJCAA medalist.

Sophomore Garrett Westbrook finished at 2-over par (72-73-73) and was named NJCAA All American for the second time and was named to the National Championship All Tournament Team.

Joining Garon and Westbrook on the All Tournament Team was Eagle sophomore Cory Williamson, who shot 3-over par (71-71-77).

Nick Hawkes finished at 8-over par, shooting 77-75-72, while Clemens Dvorak finished with 10-over par, shooting 75-75-76.

“This was an incredible experience,” said MCC head golf coach Sean Covich.

“Wish we could have played today and seen if we could have won, but it was a great accomplishment for the team and for Brandt. We brought home a national champion to Meridian, that’s special.”

Twenty two teams from across the country competed in the event played at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail- Hampton Cove.

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Ann S Holladay Passes Away at 73

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Ann Sanders Holladay Memorial services for Ann Sanders Holladay will be held Wednesday, May 19, 2010 at 11:00 at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Meridian. Robert Barham Family Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Ann Sanders Holladay, 73, born September 24, 1936, joined her Lord and Savior Sunday, May 16, 2010 at Erlanger Hospital, Chattanooga, TN. Ann loved and treasured her church, St. Paul’s Episcopal. She took time for others, visiting the sick, caring for those in need and looking after her family. She enjoyed time with friends and classmates. Most of all she enjoyed her time with her family. She touched so many people and was such a blessing to those who knew her, whether bowling, in church work or cooking. Ann’s cheerful attitude always came through. Ann was the main stay for the family. She was past President of the Episcopal Churchwomen of Mississippi, a member of the Executive Committee of the Diocese of Mississippi, past president of the Meridian Junior Auxiliary, a member of St. Paul’s Vestry, and a member of several search committees for parish priests. She is survived by her husband of 51 years Eddie Holladay; sons, Clay and Bobby Holladay. Clay and his wife Laura Greer Holladay, gave Ann and Eddie three grandchildren, Bryan (21), Greer (19) and Brooks (17). Bobby and his wife Cynthia gave Ann and Eddie three grandchildren, Hanson (23), Rob (19), and Barbara Ann (16); sisters Norma Sanders Bourdeaux and Sue Sanders Farr. Ann also left a very special friend, Annie Gowdy. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ham and Big Sanders. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Ann Holladay Memorial. Visitation will be held Wednesday, 9-11 at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church.

Robert Barham Family Funeral Home is handling arrangements. Online guestbook here

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The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) has released the following information regarding public health issues resulting from the Oil Spill.  State Health Office, Dr. Mary Currier, said “we will provide updates on the public health aspects of this situation as it develops.”

Is my drinking water safe?

  • Yes.  Drinking water supplies are not expected to be affected

Are petroleum fumes dangerous?

  • Odor does not pose a medical risk, but certainly can be an irritant for many.
  • Some people are far more sensitive to odors and any changes in air quality and may experience: Nausea, Vomiting, Headache. If you have these symptoms, you should consider staying indoors, ventilating your home with air conditioning and avoiding strenuous outdoor activity. Removing yourself from the odor will generally clear up the symptoms. If these symptoms do not improve, you should then consider contacting your primary care physician or other health care provider for medical advicIf you have pre-existing medical conditions, such as asthma or other respiratory illness, you should consider communicating with your physician if you feel symptomatiIf you experience a medical emergency, call 911. The EPA is currently monitoring coast air quality for changes and possible risks.  MSDH will issue appropriate alerts if dangers exist.

What if I get oil on me?

  • Avoid direct skin contact with the oil
  • If you get oil on your skin, wash it off with soap and water
  • Wash your hands before eating to avoid accidently swallowing oil
  • If you get oil on clothing, wash it in the usual way
  • Prolonged exposure to the oil may cause some to have a skin rash
  • There is no need to use harsh detergents, solvents or other chemicals to wash oil from your skin or clothing, and is discouraged

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Tornado Strikes Rural Church

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A tornado ripped apart a small country church tucked away on a rural road in southwest Lauderdale County on Saturday.

But it was what the tornado left behind that had the members of Green Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Chunky celebrating what they considered a miracle.

Read the article by Fredie Carmichael in The Meridian Star by clicking here.

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Alex Chilton Dead at 59

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Alex Chilton

Alex Chilton, the pop hitmaker, cult icon and Memphis rock iconoclast best known as a member of 1960s pop soul act the Box Tops and the 1970s power pop act Big Star, died Wednesday at a hospital in New Orleans.

The singer, songwriter and guitarist was 59.

Read the article by Jody Callahan and Bob Mehr in The Commercial Appeal here.

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Barry Hannah Dies

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Oxford lost one of its best-known writers yesterday afternoon, close friends have confirmed. Barry Hannah died just days before this year’s Oxford Conference for the Book, set to be dedicated to him and his work. He would have been 68 years old next month. Hannah was the author of eight novels and several short stories, and was the director of the MFA program in creative writing at the University of Mississippi.

Barry Hannah

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Charlie Kent

In a surprise announcement at the Meridian Public School District’s Central Office, Board of Trustees Vice-president Don Evans said District Superintendent Charlie Kent was fired. Evans said an emergency Board of Trustees meeting was called last night to evaluate Kent’s performance since Kent took over the position in July 2008. When contacted by phone, Kent had no comment.

Read the story by Brian Livingston in The Meridian Star here.

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Peavey Named to Best in Show

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Music retail experts at the 2010 Winter NAMM convention have honored Peavey Electronics with the “NAMM Best In Show – Company to Watch” award.

Convened at the International Music Products Association’s 2010 winter expo, held January 14-17 in Anaheim, Calif., the panelists at NAMM University’s Best In Show offered their views on the industry’s best companies, products and services.

Mike Guillot, director of purchasing for Mississippi Music, a four-store retail chain based in Hattiesburg, Miss., named Peavey Electronics his top “Company to Watch” for its long-standing commitment to advancing the state of the art while providing dealers with highly saleable products.

“For Mississippi Music and a lot of other dealers out there, we consistently have Peavey in our top five companies,” said Guillot during the Best In Show presentation on January 17. “The Peavey IPR power amplifiers are super-light, high-tech and low-priced, and now there’s the new Impulse® 12D, a powered speaker that incorporates the IPR amplifier system. You’ve got to hear it.”

Peavey Electronics Corporation founder and CEO Hartley Peavey said, “For 45 years, we’ve worked hard to design products that enhance the creative process and the audio experience. We have concentrated our energies on developing new technologies to give dealers a full range of compelling, unique music and sound products. Mississippi Music is a longtime retail partner of ours, and we’re excited to have their endorsement of our innovative new product lines.”

Guillot also praised the Peavey Vypyr® Series, which dramatically redefines the power and scope of modern guitar amplification with highly detailed, accurate modeling based on 32-bit digital signal processing, patented analog TransTube® technology, and real tubes. The Vypyr Series has won prestigious awards for its tone and technology, including Product of the Year and Instrument Amp of the Year from the Music & Sound Retailer; the Gold Award for Overall Value from Guitar World; and Amp Line of the Year two years in a row from Musical Merchandise Review.

The groundbreaking Peavey IPR Series professional power amplifiers utilize an advanced design with a switch-mode power supply and a high-speed class D topology to dramatically reduce weight while increasing reliability, efficiency and power. The IPR 1600 won the Best New Power Amplifier award in the 2010 Music & Sound Awards, presented by the Music & Sound Retailer.

Peavey Electronics debuted more than 20 new products to an international audience of 87,569 music retailers, media and musicians at the Winter NAMM 2010 convention, including new the Impulse 12D powered enclosure, Nano Vypyr portable modeling guitar amp, new PXD Series guitars and basses, the 6534 Plus guitar amp, and many more. Please visit for a full recap of the products and personalities at the Peavey exhibit during the convention.

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Do It for Daddy

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by Melinda Narro Brown

I hate driving down Woodrow Wilson in Jackson. Eventually, I’ll come to the intersection where Veteran’s Memorial Stadium stares out at me and forces my right turn signal. My car automatically circles the stadium, and I reminisce of years gone by—years when I was introduced to football. I can taste the turkey sandwich my mother brought for our tailgate lunch, and I can hear my brother screaming, ”I’m open” for my dad to throw the football across the parking lawn. I hate it … because I miss those days.

Read the article by Melinda Narro Brown in the Jackson Free Press by clicking here.

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Melinda Narro Brown

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