Thursday, June 9, 2005


Marshall County native named outstanding legal studies student

Robert T. Warren, a criminal justice major at the University of Mississippi, has received the first C. B. Hopper Award for Outstanding Legal Studies Student of the Year.

A native of Holly Springs, Warren is the son of Jimmy and Susan Warren. A junior at Ole Miss, Warren is listed on spring 2005 Chancellor’s Honor Roll, which requires at least a 3.75 GPA.

“Robert is an extraordinary guy,” said Chester Quarles, professor of criminal justice. “He stays focused on education and has maintained a great GPA throughout his educational career. He’s one of the best students I’ve had and I wish every student had his focus and drive.”

Named in honor of Columbus B. Hopper, professor emeritus of sociology and a former professor of criminology at UM, the newly established award is given to scholars who have shown evidence of academic excellence as well as leadership ability and service to the legal studies profession.

“It has been so fitting for Robert to receive the first Dr. C.B. Hopper Award,” said David McElreath, chair of the Department of Legal Studies. “Robert is an outstanding student who has worked as a full-time deputy sheriff in Marshall County, while excelling with a full academic load each semester. We in the department have always been highly impressed with Robert Warren.” The Department of Legal Studies, a division of the School of Applied Sciences, offers professional preparation programs that integrate academic study, clinical training, creative research, service learning, and community outreach, and lead to the development of future leaders whose professional endeavors will improve health and well-being.

GIS class for juvenile court professionals to be held

An Introduction to GIS for Juvenile Court Professionals class will be offered by Northwest Community College’s Division of Continuing Education in June. The two-day class will be held June 23 and 24 in the Tunica Building on the Senatobia campus. The registration deadline is June 15.

“GIS (Geographic Information Systems) is a computer system used to display, analyze, store and retrieve information related to land,” explained Patricia Lowder, coordinator for Continuing Education. “The juvenile court professional, whose needs may range from inventorying and integrating its support services with those at the community level and presenting demographic data for grant support, can use GIS technology in many ways.”

In this introductory course, participants will learn through simple “hands-on” exercises, effective ways for using GIS in community mapping and demographic analysis for grant proposals.

Dennis Campbell will be the instructor. Class will be held each day from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., and lunch is included. The fee is $25. (1.0 CEU is available upon request)

For more information or to pre-register, call (662) 562-3349.

Wal-Mart Teacher of the Year

Lolar Shelton Beard was selected as Wal-Mart’s 2005 Teacher of the Year recipient. Mrs. Beard is a first grade teacher at Holly Springs Primary School. She has been a teacher with the Holly Springs School District for 19 years. She taught at Holy Family preschool for 11 years. She has worked diligently with youth groups in the community and church. Mrs. Beard has taught Sunday school at church, served as PTA president for two consecutive years, tutored students, and worked with cheer and dance students. Mrs. Beard has an undying love for children and she is a very hard worker. She challenges children to be and do their best. She wants every child to reach his highest potential. Her greatest achievement is when she reaches the slower, struggling children; they are her ultimate goal. She strives to make a difference in the life of all children. Mrs. Beard is the wife of Lonnie Beard. They are the parents of three children, Phallen, Lemarcus, and Ruthie. She is the grandmother of Jermeka and Marquavian.

Scholarships awarded to local students

The Marshall County Correctional Facility and The GEO Group, Inc. announce the recipients of the student scholarships for the year 2005:

Shanna S. Clayborn, Robert Tucker, both from Byhalia High School; Shakitha Harden, Gerald Stinson, both of Holly Springs High School; Shamika Bryson, Samantha Holland, both from H.W. Byers High School; Pratima Patel, Joseph Carpenter, both from Marshall Academy; Erica Tables, Megan Anderson, both from Potts Camp High School.

Galena honor roll

Principal’s List

Mrs. Carol Jones (second Grade): Demetria Blackmon, Kedabrean Davis, Courtney Grimes, Christopher Hardin, Roger Harmon, Chiquilla Rucker

Mrs. Candice Robertson (second Grade): Corey Grimes, Tearrica Martin

Mrs. J.B. King (third Grade): Kristopher Cox, Amber Johnson, Sandricka Sessom, Jesse Stuart, Lamiracle Burnside, Jasree Powers

Mrs. Melissa Bolen (fourth Grade): Kyla Griffin, Kartara Jeffries, Ashley Richmond

Mrs. Jennifer Hitt (seventh): Ashley Langston

Mrs. Porche Frizell (seventh grade): Kentrel Harris

Mrs. Melissa Johnson (eighth grade): Damon McClatchey, Alicia Mosley, LaKimberly Powers

Robby Simpson recognized as Sigma Alpha Lambda

Sigma Alpha Lambda is proud to announce that Robert Ross Simpson III of Holly Springs has recently become recognized as a member of Sigma Alpha Lambda, National Leadership and Honors Organization at the Mississippi State University. Sigma Alpha Lambda is dedicated to promoting and rewarding academic achievement and providing members with opportunities for community service, personal development, and lifelong professional fulfillment.

Jones graduates nursing school

Tasha Jones, of Horn Lake, graduated from the Baptist College of Health Sciences in Memphis, Tenn., on Friday, April 22. Jones, the daughter of Howard and Rosie Jones, is a graduate of Byhalia High School. She graduated cum laude from the Baptist College of Health Sciences with a bachelor of science in nursing and now works at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Local resident named to Dean’s List

Erin Gray of Byhalia is among the 957 Harding University students included on the school’s Dean’s List for grades achieved during the spring semester at the University.

Gray is a junior majoring in Accounting.


In the Mary Reid honor roll, 4-K, Mrs. Green’s room, Tyler Goode was inadvertently misspelled.

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