Tuesday, July 22 2014 6:52 AM EDT2014-07-22 10:52:07 GMT
The state's vehicle inspection law is now coming under closer scrutiny, with critics saying it's not necessary and unenforceable.More >>
Every day, hundreds of Mississippians get their cars inspected to make sure they are in proper driving condition. Also every day, hundreds of others don't. The state's vehicle inspection law is now coming under closer scrutiny, with critics saying it's not necessary and unenforceable.More >>
Tuesday, July 22 2014 8:06 PM EDT2014-07-23 00:06:03 GMT
On Tuesday, a public hearing was held about the controversial TANF drug testing law. Implementation of this law has been delayed. Many who attended the hearing expressed concerns that they've had sinceMore >>
Many who attended the hearing expressed concerns that they've had about the TANF drug testing law since the legislative session.More >>
Tuesday, July 22 2014 7:48 PM EDT2014-07-22 23:48:33 GMT
A Wayne county businessman that was wanted by authorities has died. Joseph Barnett's attorney, Katie Dickerson, confirmed that Barnett died at a Jackson hospital around 4 o'clock Tuesday morning. BarnettMore >>
A Wayne county businessman that was wanted by authorities has died.More >>
Tuesday, July 22 2014 5:54 PM EDT2014-07-22 21:54:03 GMT
The Lamar County Sheriff's Department narcotics unit has made nearly a dozen arrests during a month long investigation. According to Lamar County Sheriff Danny Rigel, the narcotics unit has conductedMore >>
The Lamar County Sheriff's Department narcotics unit has made nearly a dozen arrests during a month long investigation. More >>
This is a news release from Pearl River Community College
Two women have been named to upper-level administrative positions at Pearl River Community College.
Dr. Jennifer Seal became vice president for planning and institutional research and Tonia Moody is director of admissions and records, effective July 1.
" Our institution is fortunate to have two extremely skilled professionals who are assuming important positions in our college organizational scheme," said Dr. William Lewis, PRCC president. "Dr. Jennifer Seal and Tonia Moody bring important skills, strong work ethics and a commitment to excellence to their new positions. I am extremely confident that these two individuals will make significant contributions to the future growth and well_being of our college."
Seal most recently served as PRCC's director of institutional effectiveness.
"Pearl River Community College provides excellent educational opportunities to students and surrounding community members," she said. "I look forward to assisting the college expand its culture of continuing improvement."
Moody has been with PRCC since 2006, working with disability services, admissions and recruitment.
"My goal as director of admissions and records is to continue the student-first approach to the college admission process," she said. "It is our office's ambition to make the admission process highly personalized, as we seek to assist each student reach their goals and maximize their potential for success, and to help students complete the process with ease."
As director of institutional effectiveness, Seal served as a reaffirmation review committee member for the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), the college's accrediting body. She is chair of several college committees, including the Women's Health Symposium Steering Committee, and is on the Honors Institute Advisory Board.
Seal was director of the quality enhancement plan (QEP) from 2006 to 2012 and successfully led the college in the completion of its first QEP, a requirement of SACSCOC.
She began her work at PRCC as an adjunct mathematics instructor in 1995 and became a full-time instructor in 2002. Prior to coming to PRCC, she was mathematics department chair at Hancock High School in Kiln and received National Board for Professional Teaching Standards certification. She holds a doctorate degree in community college leadership from Mississippi State University and the master's degree and bachelor's degree in mathematics education from the University of Southern Mississippi.
Seal has served on the Hanock County School Board since 2006 and is secretary of the Gulf Coast School Board Association. She is a member of Phi Delta Kappa, the Rotary Club of Poplarville, Hancock County and Poplarville Chambers of Commerce.
Seal and her husband, Michael, live in north Hancock County with their 6_year_old daughter, Raleigh, and are the owners of Seal's Market Place near Picayune. She is a Sunday school teacher at Crane Creek Baptist Church.
A lifelong resident of south Mississippi, Moody holds the bachelor of science degree from USM and the master of science degree from MSU.
Moody is an active member of several professional organizations, including the Rehabilitation Association of Mississippi (RAM), a division of the National Rehabilitation Association; the Mississippi Association on Higher Education and Disability, National Association on Higher Education and Disability, National Association of ADA Coordinators, Women In Higher Education Mississippi Network and Southern Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers.
She is a member of Fellowship Chapel, where she teaches the adult ladies Sunday school class and serves as music director.
Monday, July 14 2014 6:46 PM EDT2014-07-14 22:46:49 GMT
The state auditor's office has begun the process of reviewing the city of Hattiesburg's annual audit, according to spokesperson Brett Kittredge. "There were some serious findings, and that's why theyMore >>
A letter dated July 11to auditor Stacey Pickering from council president Kim Bradley said the independent review was sought "to verify the audit findings and to determine whether the qualified opinions are merited."More >>
Wednesday, July 23 2014 7:27 AM EDT2014-07-23 11:27:59 GMT
On this day in history - July 23rd, 1962 - Walter Cronkite gives the first public transatlantic television broadcast.Telstar 1, launched by NASA from a Delta rocket, made the broadcast possible. UnlikeMore >>
Walter Cronkite gives the first public transatlantic television broadcast.More >>
Wednesday, July 23 2014 3:10 AM EDT2014-07-23 07:10:38 GMT
Two Laurel men who were charged with murder have now been released from jail after a Grand Jury no billed their murder charges. The Grand Jury returned "no true bills" for murder against Gregory Nix andMore >>
Two Laurel men who were charged with murder have now been released from jail after a Grand Jury no billed their murder charges. More >>
Wednesday, July 23 2014 12:10 AM EDT2014-07-23 04:10:22 GMT
Southern Miss, Ole Miss and Mississippi State. The competition between the trio encompasses all sports and USM Athletic Director Bill McGillis, offered his view into the rivalry. "Southern Miss is theMore >>
Southern Miss, Ole Miss and Mississippi State.
The competition between the trio encompasses all sports and USM Athletic Director Bill McGillis, offered his view into the rivalry.