Miss Toya Roberts and Darian ConstonMr. Clidell and Dr. Marcia Conston of Charlotte, N.C. announce the engagement of their son, Darian Levar Conston, to Toya Roberts, daughter of Mr. Thaddeus and Mrs. Merlinda Roberts of Abilene, Texas.
Darian is the paternal grandson of the late Mr. David and Mrs. Allene Conston of Yazoo City. His maternal grandmother is the late Mrs. Mary Lyles Sherman, also of Yazoo City.. He is the nephew of Ms. Vanassa Conston of Yazoo City.
The future bride is a graduate student and teaching professional at the University of Houston pursuing a Doctorate of Philosophy in Educational Psychology. She will graduate in the summer of 2013.
The future groom earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Morehouse College and a Juris Doctorate from the Thurgood Marshall School of Law in Houston, Texas. He is Partner and founding CEO of Conston, Hardmon & Sankey law firm in Houston, Texas.
The couple has planned an intimate wedding ceremony for December 14, 2012 in Houston.
Mr. David Antwan Conston of Yazoo City will serve as the Best Man, and Ms. Abeni Brooks of Abilene, Texas will serve as the Maid of Honor.
The couple will reside in Houston, Texas.
Jasmine Jones of Yazoo City is proud to announce the birth of her daughter, Ja’Kyiah MarShae Jones, on September 6, 2012 at St. Dominic Hospital.
Ja’Kyiah weighed four pounds, four ounces and measured 17 inches.
Maternal grandparents are Glenda Jones and Glen Whitney.
Also welcoming the new arrival are cousins Jaylin Jones, Jeremy Jones and R’Bree Williams.
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Antonio Otreil Randle graduated from the 321st TRS Flight 568 of the United States Airforce Academy at Lackland Airforce Base in San Antonio, Texas on Friday September 7, 2012.
Antonio will now travel to Whichita Falls, Texas, where he will continue his training in Aerospace Ground Equipment Safety.
Antonio is the son of Oliver Sampson and Rayna Clifton and the grandson of Odessa Taylor, David and Sandra Washington and Herman Randle.
Local members of the Yazoo Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and chairman of Constitution Week in Yazoo City joined Mayor McArthur Straughter as he signed a document proclaiming Sept. 17-23 as “Constitution Week” in Yazoo. The local DAR hopes to bring attention to the U.S. Constitution during the week with a display at Ricks Memorial Library. On Monday at 3 p.m., bells will ring out in Yazoo City and across America as participating churches ring their bells as part of “Bells Across America.” The DAR urges citizens to be informed, read the Constitution, exercise your right to vote and watch for attacks on the Constitution. Sept. 17 marks the 225th anniversary of the signing of the Constitution. Pictured with Straughter as he signs the proclamation, are from left, DAR members Priscilla Harper, JoAnne Collins, Beja Everett, Ava Hale and Vay Gregory McGraw.
The Mississippi Department of Transportation recently presented a vehicle to the Yazoo County Sheriff’s Department to combat litter within the community. Pictured from left are District Three Engineer, Kevin Magee; Maintenance Superintendent II, Jimmy Lee Freeman; Yazoo County Sheriff, Jake Sheriff; Central District Transportation Commissioner, Dick Hall; and District Three Anti-Litter Coordinator, Wanda Woodard. Not pictured is District Three MDOT Driver of the Inmate Litter Vehicle, Ceasar Felton. Special to The Herald
The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) has presented the Yazoo County Sheriff’s Department with a vehicle to assist in the county’s battle against litter.
MDOT representatives presented Sheriff Jake Sheriff with the Yazoo County Sheriff Department with a truck and trailer for use in the MDOT Inmate Litter Removal Program.
MDOT provides a programed vehicle to counties who have demonstrated the support of the litter removal program when a vehicle becomes available.
The presentation was provided by MDOT and the Keep Mississippi Beautiful organization and partners.
“The Yazoo County Sheriff’s Department has demonstrated tremendous support for the litter removal program,” said MDOT Central District Transportation Commissioner Dick Hall. “We applaud the work of this law enforcement agency and the leadership provided by Sheriff Jake Sheriff. Working together we can keep Mississippi beautiful.”
As MDOT and KMB continue to work together to eliminate litter from state highways, it is partnerships like this one with Yazoo County Sheriff Department and other local and state officials that help to enforce litter laws and remove litter from our state.
For more information about MDOT’s Litter Removal Programs, log onto www.goMDOT.com.
For the most up-to-date information in your area, please visit www.MDOTTraffic.com and sign up for your traffic alerts.
For more information, please contact MDOT Public Affairs Division at (601) 359-7017 or visit www.GoMDOT.com.