Announcing a fun new feature for the community to show support for the people and businesses that make Vicksburg proud.
The Best of Vicksburg is a new monthly feature at the Vicksburg Daily News where you get to vote on the best in Vicksburg. Each month, we will feature a different category, and you will vote on who you believe to be the Best of Vicksburg in that category. Of course, you should include Warren County people and businesses.
The process is simple: We will post the category, and you fill in the blanks. Add your info so that we can reach out if we have questions, and boom! You’ve voted.
Voting will begin the first week of the month and remain open for the first three weeks. We will announce the winners during the last week of the month. Look for a new category next month.
A link to the voting page will be in the main menu of our website indefinitely. We will also post a link on our Facebook page each day, so that finding the ballot and casting your vote is quick and easy.
To start off, let’s recognize our health care professionals out there doing what they do in these incredible times. Click here to cast your vote!
Alcorn State University, IRS and USDA partner to provide webinar on Economic Impact Payment
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
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
Seven VWSD students selected for state Student Advisory Council
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.
Hinds CC and Continental Tire announce new apprentice programs
Hinds Community College and Continental Tire have signed an agreement to launch two new programs that will support the academic goals and professional development of students who are interested in manufacturing careers.
The Production Apprentice and Mechatronics Apprentice Programs offer paid, on-the-job experience with a global company and industry certifications.
“Continental is proud to partner with Hinds Community College to establish a program that will create a solid foundation for many careers in Mississippi,” said Michael Egner, plant manager of the Continental Plant along Interstate 20 in Clinton, in a statement.
The program will be open to students who are dually enrolled in high school and the college’s Industrial Maintenance and Mechanics program. Initially, the program will be offered to high school juniors and seniors at Clinton High School and Hinds County Career and Technical Center.
The Mechatronics Apprentice Program, a combination of both mechanical and electrical disciplines, is a growing industry within advanced manufacturing. The program will be open to Hinds students who complete the company’s Production Apprentice Program.
“The Hinds Community College team is extremely excited about this partnership,” said Hinds President Dr. Stephen A. Vacik. “It is a great opportunity for students, and we are committed to implementing exceptional programming that allows us to train citizens in central Mississippi to work with a world class company.”
Both programs require students to balance a 2.5 GPA and 32-hour workweek. Participants will receive paid tuition and book fees while in the apprentice programs.
In 2017, Continental and HCC introduced the Maintenance Technician Internship Program.
Four students spent the summer in Mount Vernon, Illinois, working with specialists at Continental’s tire plant. Twelve of the interns were promoted to full-time maintenance technicians at the new plant in Clinton.
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