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in the Lounge! You get a grilled to perfection 10-12 ounce Ribeye with French Fries and a salad for the mind boggling price of only $13.99. But wait… there’s more! Mississippi Mike is in the house with Wednesday Night Karaoke! PLUS – as an extra added bonus – There’s no cover charge!!!  It’s all happening in the Lounge every Wednesday Night!!! How could it possibly get any better than that! Great food, fun entertainment and friendly service. Spice up your hump-day. See you there! Happy hour is Monday – Thursday from 5 – 7 p.m. in the lounge (1/2 priced appetizers and drink specials). The Beechwood Restaurant & Lounge is located at the intersection of Highway 80/Clay Street & Highway 27. Give them a call at 601 636-3761 Back 40 will be playing on Friday and Saturday nights in the Lounge this weekend. Back 40 is a five member county-rock band consisting of vocalist and guitarist Jason Ballard who sings anything from Johnny Cash to Jason Aldean with a very powerful voice, vocalist Mary Mac Drake, who covers anything from Miranda Lambert with country charm or Tina Turner with a raspy soulful voice, Naz Rhodes on drums, John Andy Bowen on guitar, and Heath Beck on Bass. Although Back 40 takes time to learn the latest country songs out, they always play traditional favorites whether its classic rock, classic country, southern rock, 90’s rock, or even a motown song or two. We want you to hear your favorite old songs, yet also hear whats on the radio today. Find ’em on Facebook and become a fan!


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Governor announces two MS Board of Ed appointments

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Gov. Tate Reeves announced two Mississippi State Board of Education appointments Tuesday: Angela Bass from Jackson and Glen East from Gulfport. The appointees reflect the Governor’s commitment to continuous improvement in education.

“Mississippi’s children deserve our steadfast commitment to improving education. We must continue to improve outcomes for these students without fear of upsetting the status quo. I am confident that Angela and Glen will serve with honor and represent the interest of parents, teachers and — most importantly — students. Their achievement has to be our top priority,” Reeves said in a statement.

Dr. Angela Bass served as a Teach for America corps member and studied education policy and management at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, later becoming a teacher in both the Tunica and Desoto County school districts and an administrator at the KIPP Memphis Collegiate High School. She currently serves as the Executive Director of the Mississippi Early Learning Alliance.

Mr. Glen East serves as the Superintendent of the Gulfport School District. The district represents 10 schools and approximately 5,800 students. It has been designated an Excellence for All School District.

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Alcorn State University, IRS and USDA partner to provide webinar on Economic Impact Payment 

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Alcorn State University, the Internal Revenue Service and the USDA Office of Partnerships and Public Engagement have partnered to provide a webinar on the upcoming Economic Impact Payment.

During this Zoom meeting, participants will discuss strategies to help eligible Mississippi residents get their Economic Impact Stimulus payments. Individuals who were excluded from automatic delivery of payments must sign up by Oct. 15 to get their stimulus check this year.

The webinar is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020, from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. (3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST) via Zoom.

Register for the meeting online.
Zoom Webinar ID: 851 3831 6826
Passcode: 185598

Register by phone at 408-638-0968 | Code: 85138316826# or
646-876-9923 | Code: 85138316826#

For more information, contact Jacqueline A. Davis-Slay, deputy director, Office of Partnerships and Public Engagement, United States Department of Agriculture, 202-720-2032

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Seven VWSD students selected for state Student Advisory Council

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Seven students from the Vicksburg Warren School District have been selected to serve on the Mississippi Department of Education Superintendent’s Student Advisory Council.

  • Mary Katherine Archer – River City Early College
  • Riddhi Patel – River City Early College
  • Marquasia Smith – Vicksburg High School
  • Bobbie Sorrels – Vicksburg High School
  • Gregory Taylor – Vicksburg High School
  • Garrett Lee – Warren Central High School
  • Teyanna Monroe – Warren Central High School

The council includes students in grades 11 and 12 or in their first year of college to serve as members for a term of two school years.

More than 300 students from across the state applied for membership on the council and 163 were selected. They will join the more than 70 students who were selected in 2019.

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