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USACE using online campground reservations for Mississippi, Arkansas and Louisiana

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District will continue to use the online reservation system Oct. 1 through Feb. 28, 2021, for campgrounds at its projects in Arkansas, Mississippi and Louisiana.

All campsites at Class A campgrounds as well as campsites at select Class C and D campgrounds will be available by advance reservation only during this time.

Online reservations will open to the public Aug. 15 for visits on or after Oct. 1. Campsite reservations and payments for visits to these campgrounds must be made in advance at www.recreation.gov. Up-to-date information about the status of campgrounds at the USACE Vicksburg District’s recreation sites is available at https://go.usa.gov/xw4K5.

Affected campgrounds in Mississippi include Dub Patton and South Abutment at Arkabutla Lake; Wallace Creek, Persimmon Hill, Chickasaw Hill, Water Valley Landing and Ford’s Well at Enid Lake; North Abutment and North Graysport at Grenada Lake; and Clear Creek, Pat’s Bluff, Hurricane Landing and Oak Grove at Sardis Lake.

Affected campgrounds in Arkansas include Brady Mountain, Crystal Springs, Denby Point, Joplin, Stephens Park, Little Fir, and Tompkins Bend at Lake Ouachita; Arlie Moore, Edgewood, Iron Mountain, Caddo Drive, Shouse Ford and Alpine Ridge at DeGray Lake; and Parker Creek, Kirby Landing, Self Creek, Jim Wylie, Narrows Dam and Cowhide Cove at Lake Greeson.

Affected campgrounds in Louisiana include Tom Merrill at Bayou Bodcau.

For more information about operational changes or questions about recreation facilities in Mississippi, contact Arkabutla Lake at 662-562-6261, Enid Lake at 662-563-4571, Grenada Lake at 662-226-5911, or Sardis Lake at 662-563-4531.

For more information about operational changes or questions about recreation facilities in Arkansas, contact the Lake Ouachita Field Office at 501-767-2108, DeGray Lake Field Office at 870-246-5502, or Lake Greeson Field Office at 870-285-2151.

For more information about operational changes or questions about recreation facilities in Louisiana, contact the Bayou Bodcau Office at 318-949-1804.

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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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