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Two students from Yazoo County participated in the Summer Gifted Studies Program at The University of Southern Mississippi on June 17-22 on the Hattiesburg campus.
It is presented by the Frances Karnes Center for Gifted Studies.
Local students included:
• Shakeem Sawyer, a student at Linwood Elementary, is the son of Carolyn Anderson and Leroy Sawyer.
• Tyler Kincaid, a student at Woolfolk Middle School, is the son of Latasha Hayes and Marcus Kincaid.
The Summer Gifted Studies Program is designed to enhance cognitive, affective and psychomotor abilities of gifted students through planned enrichment/acceleration activities. Emphasis is placed on individual participation in areas that provide in-depth analysis of specific topics of interest. It also includes opportunities to participate in leisure and cultural activities with other gifted youth.
Caroline Fields Griffin was recently treated to a surprise visit by Sheriff Jake Sheriff and Justic Court Judge Bennie k. Warrington for her 102nd birthday.Special to The Herald
Mrs. Caroline Fields Griffin turned 102 years old on Aug. 10.
For her birthday, she had a surprise visit by Yazoo County Sheriff Jake Sheriff and Yazoo County Justice Court Judge Bennie K. Warrington.
Mrs. Fields told them it was the first time she has ever met the sheriff and the judge in her life. She also told them she doesn’t get out that much and it was nice for them to come down and surprise her. She just smiled and told them she was so glad they took time out their busy jobs to visit her.
She told the two officials that she stays close to home and minds her own business.
“That’s the best way to stay out of trouble,” she said, with a laugh.
Mrs. Caroline has one daughter, Pearlie M. Odom, who is also her caretaker. She has five grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.
Her past time is watching the Atlanta Braves, chewing bubble gum and listening to the blues, especially Bobby Rush.
She will have a party on Aug. 18 at her home. The public is welcome.
Persheria Jones, of Yazoo City, is proud to announce the birth of her daughter, A’Londia Jones on July 25, 2012 at Baptist Medical Center in Jackson. Maternal grandparents are Willie and Bertha Jones of Yazoo City.
David Lee Allen Jr. and Ashley Danielle Crosby are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Chloe Elaine Allen, on August 7, 2012 at St. Dominic Hospital in Jackson.
Chloe weighed five pounds, 14 ounces and measured 18 and a fourth inches long.
Maternal grandparents are Melody Crosby and James Beard.
Paternal grandparents are David Allen Sr. and Sherry Hern and Darrell Hern.
Also welcoming baby Chloe are big sister, Nicole Grace Crosby and big brother Joseph Mitchell Denton.
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John Maxwell, an award-winning playwright and touring actor will be performing at Mount Olivet United Methodist Church on Aug. 25 at 7p.m.
Mr. Maxwell will be performing The Prodigal, one of his most recent religious monologues.
These one-man shows bring Biblical characters to life using drama and humor that remains true to the source material. Mr. Maxwell has performed numerous one-man plays including his award winning Oh, Mr. Faulkner, Do You Write?, which he has performed in 12 foreign countries.
Find additional information at www.johnmaxwellactor.com.
Mount Olivet UMC is sponsoring the performance, which is open to the public.
The church is located at 3785 Hwy 433 West in Bentonia.
Contributions to a love offering will be accepted.