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Terry Herbert will not seek re-election
by Reggie Ross Staff Writer
Jan 30, 2015 | 2 views | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Beat One Supervisor Terry Herbert will not seek re-election for a third term on the Carroll County Board of Supervisors. During their end of the month meeting in Carrollton on Monday, Herbert informed the board of his decision not to seek re-election. “I want to thank the board, and I hope that we put some things in place,” Herbert said. “I want to also thank the people of Beat One for giving me the opportunity to serve them.” Herbert, 66, was elected in 2007 and served as vice president of the board of supervisors for the past three years. He said his decision to not seek re-election was not an easy one. “This isn’t one of those things where you say after one year, I’ll retire,” Herbert said. “This is four years, and [after] four years I’ll be 71.” Herbert said since winning the Beat One seat, nearly eight years ago, some of the things he wanted to change in office happened. “For one we got the county out of the garbage business,” Herbert said. “That was something that I wanted to do from day one, and we did it.” Herbert said holding budget meetings and stabilizing the county’s financial situation were two other things that the county was able to do while in office. “It took us about six years, but I think we’re sitting pretty good,” Herbert said. Herbert said with 11 months remaining on the board, there are additional things he would like see happen both in his district and throughout the county. “The main thing I want to see is getting the Vaiden Clinic opened,” Herbert said. “That’s the main thing, getting some type of healthcare facility down there. Another thing I want to see happen is the county adopt a personnel policy. We need a personnel policy to show what we expect. Right now, there’s no guideline on how the county operates.” Herbert said the completion of the downtown McCarley Road area (near McAnerney’s) is something he is also eyeing for beat one. When it comes to his decision not to seek reelection, Herbert said it is something that he knew would be best for him and his family. “This was a personal decision, and you have to ask yourself, what’s best for you and your family,” Herbert said.
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J.Z. George Allied Health students Jatavia Williams and Kaitlynn Brown talk with Marshall Elementary's A'Mya Lockhart during Body Walk, an MSU Extension Service event. (Photo By Reggie Ross)
J.Z. George Allied Health students Jatavia Williams and Kaitlynn Brown talk with Marshall Elementary's A'Mya Lockhart during Body Walk, an MSU Extension Service event. (Photo By Reggie Ross)
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United Stated Department of Agriculture Under Secretary Lisa Mensah (center, left) was in Winona Friday to announce that North Central Planning and Development District was awarded $600,000 from the USDA’s Intermediary Relending Program in an effort to expand and create jobs in Carroll and Montgomery Counties, as well as five other surrounding counties.  Pictured are (left to right) North Central Planning and Development District’s executive director Steve Russell, Grenada County Supervisor and NCPDD board of directors’ vice president Darrell Robinson, Mensah, Mississippi Rural Development director Trina George, Montgomery County Supervisor and NCPDD board of directors’ president Ron Wood, and NCPDD project manager Johnny Shell.  (Photo by Amanda Sexton Ferguson)
United Stated Department of Agriculture Under Secretary Lisa Mensah (center, left) was in Winona Friday to announce that North Central Planning and Development District was awarded $600,000 from the USDA’s Intermediary Relending Program in an effort to expand and create jobs in Carroll and Montgomery Counties, as well as five other surrounding counties. Pictured are (left to right) North Central Planning and Development District’s executive director Steve Russell, Grenada County Supervisor and NCPDD board of directors’ vice president Darrell Robinson, Mensah, Mississippi Rural Development director Trina George, Montgomery County Supervisor and NCPDD board of directors’ president Ron Wood, and NCPDD project manager Johnny Shell. (Photo by Amanda Sexton Ferguson)
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Students learn more about good health
by Reggie Ross Staff Writer
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J.Z. George Allied Health students Jatavia Williams and Kaitlynn Brown talk with Marshall Elementary's A'Mya Lockhart during Body Walk, an MSU Extension Service event. (Photo By Reggie Ross)
J.Z. George Allied Health students Jatavia Williams and Kaitlynn Brown talk with Marshall Elementary's A'Mya Lockhart during Body Walk, an MSU Extension Service event. (Photo By Reggie Ross)
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It was an exhibition that taught students at Marshall Elementary and Carroll Academy about the importance of the human body. Body Walk, a 40x40 walk-through exhibition, was hosted by the Carroll County Extension Service at the Marshall Gymnasium. “Be Smart from Inside Out” is the theme of Body Walk, according to Katie Bouchillon, Body Walk’s Program Coordinator. For Bouchillion, it is the second visit to Marshall Elementary in four years. “We started traveling in September and continue through May,” Bouchillion said. It's a great opportunity for students to learn about the importance of making healthy food choices and being physically active. “ Students from kindergarten through fifth grade interact with Allied Health students from J.Z. George High School on the importance of the human body. For Allied Health instructor Nykiea Edwards, she was proud of her students that showed a leadership role in leading the Marshall students. “This experience was great for the allied health kids,” Edwards said. “You learn it best when you teach it to others. The allied health kids really enjoy working with the kids.” Ontenncia Boclear, extension agent with Carroll County’s Mississippi State University Extension Service, said the event was a success. Boclear said Body Walk was a great event and the students were extremely excited about learning about the various parts of the body. “We had a lot of support from the faculty and staff of Marshall Elementary and Carroll Academy.” Boclear accredited the J.Z. George Allied Health students for an outstanding job in the different stations. She said the students were able to utilize their skills by teaching the students about various parts of the body. “We want to thank Fletcher Harges, the Marshall Elementary Principal, for allowing us in the gymnasium, Nykiea Edwards and the Allied Health students and Carroll Academy for participating in the Body Walk.”
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Jags, Lady Jags sweep Water Valley
by Reggie Ross Sports Editor
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The J.Z. George boys and girls basketball team got a home sweep of Water Valley Monday night and split with South Delta Tuesday. On Tuesday night, the Lady Jags traveled to South Delta and earned a district win with a 49-36 victory. On Monday night the Lady Jags took a 52-41 win over 3A Water Valley. The Lady Jags got 19 points from Mar’Tisha Brewer and 12 points from Shadesha Harris. The Lady Jags are currently 11-11 on the season. The Jaguars got a home victory with a 61-46 win over Water Valley. Ben Goodman had 20 points, and Jamarcus Williams added 16 points. The Jags fell in 4-2A action when they lost to South Delta 47-28. The Jaguars are 3-18 on the season. J.Z. George travels to Riverside on Friday night.
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