Soso, MS - Outstanding educators, business people, religious leaders and students were recognized Saturday night during a Jones County event honoring the birthday of slain civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
They were presented awards during a 2014 awards gala at the Shelby Community Center in Soso.
It was hosted by the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Committee of the Pine Belt.
A total of nine awards were presented, including community service and leadership awards.
The theme for this year's event was The Man, the Movement and the Message.