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Daily Corinthian Vol. 116, No. 64
• Corinth, Mississippi • 16 pages • 1 section
New year brings sharp jobless rate drop BY BRANT SAPPINGTON firstname.lastname@example.org
Alcorn County saw another drop in its unemployment rate for January, posting a figure more than two percentage points lower than a year ago. Unemployment in the county stood at 10.7 percent for January 2012, a 0.2 percent drop
from December 2011 and 2.2 percent lower than January 2011 according to the most recent figures released by the Mississippi Department of Employment Security. The number of people employed in the county also saw a sharp rise in the past year, with 13,910 people working in
Alcorn County in January 2012 up from 13,230 employed in January 2011. Alliance President Gary Chandler said the positive employment figures are a sign that many existing industries have weathered the storm and are beginning to hire more people. He said in his visits to local em-
ployers he has seen many cases where companies are investing in expanding their workforce and their facilities as they begin to see some level of recovery. “There are definitely signs of life in our local industry,” said Chandler. He emphasized the county is certainly not where it wants
to be in terms of jobs and economic development and they are continuing to aggressively pursue new opportunities for new employers and the expansion of existing employers. Chandler said they are also extremely thankful for all of the Please see JOBS | 16
School board hears input from students BY BOBBY J. SMITH email@example.com
Staff photo by Steve Beavers
Enjoying a sunny day
Autumn Strickland (left), 6, and Kahiland White, 1, got away from the indoors of the Boys & Girls Club to enjoy a beautiful sunny day with a book. Temperatures were in the mid 80s creating a great opportunity for all to get outside on Wednesday.
Alcorn School District Superintendent Gina Rogers Smith discussed the input she received from the district’s Student Advisory Committee at the March meeting of the Alcorn County school board. The Student Advisory Committee is comprised of students from each of the county schools. Committee members are chosen for their leadership roles in their respective schools. “We wanted their input on some upcoming things, and one of them was dress code,” Smith explained. The superintendent praised the Student Advisory Committee for its role in helping the district shape its future policy. “They were some amazing students. They spoke up, they shared, they were very complimentary to our district,” she said. “And at
the same time, when they were offering suggestions, at no time were they negative. Their school pride really was shown during this time, and you really could tell they had a concern about their classmates.” The committee’s recommendations on the district’s dress code policy will be presented during the April school board meeting. Another topic discussed by the committee was ways to combat the dropout rate. Smith said one of the main concerns of the committee was the need to provide the district’s students with more information during their final high school years. “They would like us to do a student orientation in the summer for the seniors so they — and their parents — can have more information about going into college,” the superintendent said. Please see SCHOOL | 16
Locals ready to seek fame on NBC’s ‘The Voice’ BY BOBBY J. SMITH firstname.lastname@example.org
For a number of young local singers, the path to their dreams leads to Atlanta this weekend. Over a dozen aspiring vocalists from the Corinth area will audition for NBC’s “The Voice” at the show’s open call auditions on March 17 in Atlanta, Ga. Their experiences and backgrounds are all unique, but they share one thing in common — the desire to make their dreams come true. For Trevor Blakney, a 2006 graduate of Kossuth High School who is now a sergeant in the Mississippi National
“A plethora of great Mississippi-born talent will be shining in Atlanta this weekend.” Trevor Blakney Contestant Guard, the trip to Atlanta will be a chance to overcome the obstacles that have stood between him and his dream since he was fresh out of high school. Blakney’s journey began in 2006. Shortly after graduating from Kossuth, he traveled to Memphis, Tenn., to audition for “American Idol.” After winning a karaoke contest on Beale Street the night before the au-
dition, a homeless man stole Blakney’s wallet — which contained his identification cards. “After waiting in line for hours I finally reached the registration desk, only to be turned away for not having photo ID, due to the fact that my wallet had been stolen the night before,” Blakney remembered. His next setback was in 2010, during the year he was deployed
to Iraq with the National Guard. A friend submitted a video audition of Blakney to “America’s Got Talent.” A representative from the show called Blakney for a callback audition. “Unfortunately I was still in Iraq, and wasn’t going to be home in time to go,” he said. The next roadblock Blakney would face came in 2011, when he was getting ready to audition for “American Idol” in Houston, Texas. “After weeks of anticipation and countdowns on Facebook, it was the week of the audition. Two days before I was set to drive to Houston, my car broke down and I had to use the money for the trip to fix my car,”
Bullard uses art to mark Civil War’s 150th BY BOBBY J. SMITH email@example.com
A local artist is dedicating his brush to the task of commemorating the 150th anniversary of the War Between the States with artistic renderings of the area’s historic events. Corinth native Tony Bullard’s latest painting depicts a trio of Southern generals planning the Confederate army’s strategy in shortly before the Battle of Shiloh. The three generals in Bullard’s painting — P.G.T. Beauregard, Albert Sidney Johnston and Braxton Bragg — are meeting next to the railroad crossing that made Corinth strategically important during the Civil
War. They are making plans to attack the Union army in its camp at Pittsburg Landing on the Tennessee River, near the small wooden Shiloh Church. To ensure the historical accuracy of his painting, Bullard consulted park rangers at the Corinth Civil War Interpretive Center. “I asked [Park Ranger] Tom Parsons if the three generals were ever all together, and he said they were planning together on April 4,” Bullard explained. The painting is the second in Bullard’s Civil War sesquicentennial series, following his depiction of Gen. Ulysses S. Grant at the Cherry Mansion
in Savannah, Tenn., the morning before the Battle of Shiloh. In this painting, Grant is symbolically looking south, preparing for the upcoming clash with Southern forces. In the Corinth painting, the Confederates are looking to the north, and the battle that lies ahead. “It’s basically the other side of the coin,” Bullard said. With three more years of the sesquicentennial still ahead, Bullard plans to continue producing his historical artworks and unveiling them on the actual 150th anniversary of the events he is depicting. “I want to try to get them on the day of the 150th anniversary as close as I can,” Bullard
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said. Other paintings Bullard is planning include a portrayal of Grant at his Corinth headquarters; a painting which includes Confederate Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest; a scene from the Battle of Iuka, fought Sept. 19, 1862; and a painting of Col. William P. Rogers during the Battle of Corinth. Bullard, 44, has been drawing and painting since he was “big enough to hold a pencil.” A 1985 graduate of Alcorn Central, Bullard is largely self-taught. He would practice his techniques for up to eight hours each day after getting home from school, he said. He lives in Corinth.
Blakney said. “So you can understand the frustration I had and the feeling that I had let friends and family down.” Now, in just a few days he will travel to Atlanta to the auditions for “The Voice,” and another chance to make his dreams a reality. This time he’s prepared. “My hotel room is booked and paid for, I have money set aside and my car is road ready,” Blakney said. Blakney said his expectations for the weekend are high, and he is anxious to represent his home state. “Not to mention, I have some Please see ‘VOICE’ | 16
Club to honor ‘Phenomenal Woman’ BY STEVE BEAVERS firstname.lastname@example.org
Twelve monthly winners will be narrowed to one. The Boys & Girls Club is set to name its Phenomenal Woman of the Year with its first Black Tie Reception & Dinner on Saturday, May 12 at the Crossroads Arena. Each month throughout the year the club has recognized a woman in the community for her involvement in club activiPlease see WOMAN | 16
On this day in history 150 years ago March 15 — Gen. William T. Sherman sets out on river transports with troops to raid the railroad trestles near Burnsville. Torrential rain forces him to abandon the attempt. The rain was so heavy the Tennessee River rose 15 feet in less than 24 hours.
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Powerful joint pill flying off drug store shelves Clinical trial participants began to feel noticeable results in just days (UMS) – Imagine a pill that can start helping you get around more easily in just a matter of days.1,2 Then think about how great it would be for your joints to start feeling better too. Well there’s no reason to imagine, a team of scientists has developed an amazing joint health supplement that’s been clinically shown to improve mobility and joint comfort.1,4 The remarkable joint health pill is called Fast Acting Trigosamine® and consumers can’t seem to get enough of it. Demand has been incredible; consumers have already purchased over 44.7 million doses and that number just keeps growing. Why has this pill become so popular? The answer is really quite simple…because it works. Trigosamine has been clinically shown to produce amazing results; 81% of the participants started feeling better just days after taking the recommended dosage (Figure 1) and an incredible 100% reported their joints felt better just halfway through the 8 week clinical study.1,2 (FIGURE 1) CLINICAL TRIAL RESULTS
Fast Acting Trigosamine Placebo (100%) 100% (81%)
80% 60% 40%
% Subjects that report improved joint comfort based on VAS comfort score.
“I’ve never seen relief from a supplement like this before,” said Dr. Philip Howren.1 “I’ve been practicing medicine for a long time so believe me when I tell you for people to start getting results this quickly is pretty amazing. In fact, I use this pill myself and it’s become my number one recommendation to anyone who suffers with joint discomfort,” added Dr. Howren.4 Trigosamine is currently available at just about all of the national pharmacy retailers and PatentHEALTH, the company that developed this remarkable pill, has also set up a nation-wide order line for those readers that want it shipped directly to their homes. “We wanted to make it as easy as possible for people to get Fast Acting
How Does It Work?
Fast Acting Trigosamine combines 3 powerful ingredients that can quickly start to improve joint comfort. 4 1. HYALURONATE-13: This remarkable compound is present in synovial fluid which lubricates the joints allowing them to slide smoothly. 4
2. GLUCOSAMINE SULFATE-15: Review studies show glucosamine maintains healthy cartilage in the joints by inhibiting joint destroying enzymes while also helping to build healthy cartilage. 4
3. RAPIDFLEX FORMULA-61: This proprietary blend of patented ingredients works with the body’s natural processes to improve overall joint performance. 4
Trigosamine so we’re going to ship it directly to people’s homes,” said Eric Barker, Director of Marketing Operations for PatentHEALTH. “As an added bonus, everyone that calls the national order line at 1-866-966-3179 before the 48-hour deadline expires can also qualify for a significant discount,” said Barker. “All callers have to do is give the operator the approval code of TG17755 when they call and we’ll be sure they get their Trigosamine shipped right away,” he said. “We hear from our customers all the time how great this product is so I’m sure the phones are going to ring off-the-hook when people find out they can get it shipped to their front doors while also saving a lot of money. I recommend that people call right away so they don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity to feel better,” said Barker. Trigosamine’s formula has a special combination of ingredients that until now have never been blended into a pill. It’s this special mixture that was clinically tested and is responsible for delivering the incredible results. One of the key ingredients is Hyaluronate, which is a building block of “human joint oil” and known by medical professionals as synovial fluid. This remarkable molecule can absorb up to 1000 times its own weight in water helping to lubricate the joints which reduces friction while acting as a “shock absorber” allowing for effortless, comfortable motion. “Synovial fluid is part of what lets us be more active when we were younger without getting sore joints,” said Dr. Howren. “But as we age, our bodies produce less of this super-slippery fluid which can force bones and joints to
grind together causing nagging discomfort,” said Dr. Howren. “Trigosamine’s remarkable combination of ingredients is what makes it work so well. It’s helped me and my patients to move more freely and with greater flexibility,” added Howren.4 Trigosamine’s powerful results are all supported by an Independent Review Board-approved, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical study which is considered to be the “gold standard” for joint health supplements. While no pill works for everyone, during this clinical trial every one of the participants that took this amazing supplement reported an improvement in their joint comfort. The data also shows that their joint comfort kept improving the entire time they were taking Trigosamine during the clinical study.1,4 On the other hand, the clinical participants taking the placebo pill experienced very different results. These individuals reported increased joint discomfort and soreness during the clinical study. This is the exact opposite result as compared to the participants that were taking Trigosamine. Further proof that this supplement works.1,4 “In all my years of practicing medicine, I’ve never seen people get this type of relief from a supplement,” said Dr. Howren. “I really recommend that people try this powerful supplement…it really is pretty amazing,” said Dr. Howren. Local readers who get through to an operator before the deadline expires may also qualify for a significant product discount. The number to call right now is 1-866-966-3179. “We’ll do everything we can to answer the calls and ship orders as quickly as possible,” said Eric
N HEALTHY JOINTS: Diagnostic x-rays reveal human joints that have the proper amounts of synovial fluid to lubricate the joints and act as a comfortable shock absorber. The plentiful fluid allows for comfortable and effortless motion.
Barker. “All people have to do is give the approval code TG17755 and ask the operator how to get their additional discount and we’ll take things from there,” he said. That makes the next 48 hours critical for those living in the local area wanting to save time and money while also getting the oppor-
tunity to feel better. Only those who get through to the order line within the next 48 hours are guaranteed to save money while getting their pills delivered directly to their homes.4 Otherwise, those who choose not to call will probably have to spend more money to get their hands on this medical breakthrough. N
How and Where You Can Get It Local residents can have Fast Acting Trigosamine® delivered directly and can also qualify for a significant discount by calling the National Order Hotline before the 48-hour deadline expires. Begin calling the toll free number at 8:30 AM today and give the operator approval code TG17755.
Approval Code: Toll-free number:
Retail Update: Trigosamine is available at retailers across the country including: CVS/pharmacy, Kroger, Rite Aid, Target, Walgreens and Walmart.
On the web : www.Trigosamine.com ©2012 PH P5988A OF15783R-1 1
The 8-week clinical study was completed with 54 participants. On day 6 of the study, those participants taking Trigosamine reported statistically significant improvement in joint comfort based on the VAS scale. 2 Individual results may vary. 3 Dr. Howren is an emergency room physician and medical consultant to PatentHEALTH, he is remunerated for his services. 4
THESE STATEMENTS HAVE NOT BEEN EVALUATED BY THE FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION. THIS PRODUCT IS NOT INTENDED TO DIAGNOSE, TREAT, CURE OR PREVENT ANY DISEASE.
Why doctors are taking krill oil instead of fish oil for their heart, brain and joints Research also shows krill oil has 45 times greater antioxidant potency than fish oil By SHAWN ANTHONY Universal Media Syndicate
(SPECIAL) - If you take fish oil you need to know what doctors themselves are now taking. It’s a remarkable supplement called Astamega-3® Krill Oil and it’s now available to the general public. Research shows that Astamega-3’s active ingredients may reduce your risk of coronary heart disease, support your brain, memory, cognitive function and improve overall joint health.†* Krill are tiny shrimp-like crustacean about 2 inches long that live in the virtually pollution-free waters of the Antarctic Ocean. Although krill themselves are tiny, Astamega-3 Krill Oil packs a huge punch. You’ll only need to take one small, easy-to-swallow supplement once a day. One clinical study showed that it worked so fast that people felt an amazing 28.9% improvement in joint comfort in just 7 days. In addition, clinical testing discovered it reduced stiffness, improved flexibility and improved range of motion.* The reason that the krill oil in Astamega-3 is so effective is because your body can absorb the beneficial Omega-3 fatty acids
EPA and DHA in krill oil much faster and better than you could with fish oil.* The adva ntages of ta king Astamega-3 go beyond its Omega-3 content. It also contains Astaxanthin, which is one of the strongest antioxidants known to the scientific community. Astaxanthin amplifies the many health benefits of Astamega-3.* Krill oil possesses 45 times more antioxidant potency than fish oil and antioxidants are important because they protect your body against oxidation from free radicals. Free radicals are molecules that contribute to the aging process as well as countless health problems. Oxidation in the human body has been compared to rusting. Free radicals cause the “rust” and antioxidants attach themselves to the free radicals and neutralize them. Here’s why krill oil is better than fish oil. Fish oil is a triglyceride and a triglyceride has to go through your entire digestive system before your body can utilize the Omega-3’s. However, powerful Astamega-3 Krill Oil is almost instantly available to your body because it’s a phospholipid that is virtually identical to the cell membranes of the
human body. This perfect match allows your body to absorb krill oil faster and use its Omega-3’s much more efficiently. In fact phospholipids like krill oil are much more effective at delivering usable Omega-3’s to your body than triglyceride bound fish oil. Doctors have determined that the EPA and DHA like what is in Astamega-3 are essential for every one of the 3 trillion cells in your body. Every cell, every organ and every system in your body needs Omega-3’s to survive. Unfortunately, many people are deficient in Omega-3’s because of modern food processing and poor eating habits. That’s why Astamega-3 is so important.* The facts are in. The research is done. Krill oil supports your cardiovascular health, brain and cognitive function, joint comfort, flexibility and range of motion. It may be the biggest breakthrough ever in Omega-3 science and could be the most important nutritional supplement you’ll ever take.* For the next 48 hours readers of this publication can get a supply of Astamega-3 shipped directly to their door by calling the national toll free hotline 1-888-207-4453. N
Supports brain health & cognitive function.* Supports cardiovascular and artery health.†* May reduce the risk of coronary heart disease.†*
Supports healthy joint function.* N DOCTOR TRUSTED: The clinically tested Krill Oil in Astamega-3 has a virtually identical cell structure to the cell membranes in your body. Compared to fish oil, research shows that this advantage enables your body to absorb much more of the healthy Omega-3’s.*
Local readers discount code Local readers can receive a significant discount on Astamega-3 if they have it shipped directly to their homes by calling toll free 1-888-207-4453 and giving the operator discount code KR886 before the 48-hour discount deadline expires. Those consumers calling after the deadline expires will either have to wait for future promotions, find it at the pharmacy or pay a higher price. Toll-free lines open promptly at 8:30a.m.
Retail Stores: Walgreens, CVS and Rite Aid have all reported to have Astamega-3 in stock.
On the web: www.Astamega-3.com †Supportive, but not conclusive research shows that consumption of EPA and DHA Omega-3 fatty acids may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease.
* THESE STATEMENTS HAVE NOT BEEN EVALUATED BY THE FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION. THIS PRODUCT IS NOT INTENDED TO DIAGNOSE, TREAT, CURE OR PREVENT ANY DISEASE.
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Deaths Tommy Bray
BURNSVILLE â€” Funeral services for Tommy Bray, 85, are set for 2 p.m. Friday at the Rowland Mills Baptist Church in Burnsville with Bro. Frankie Smith officiating. Burial will be in the church Cemetery. Mr. Bray died on March 13, 2012 at his residence. He was born on August 8, 1926 in the Grissom Chapel Community to the late Ben and Cora Grissom Bray. He married Ernestine Browning on May 30, 1944. He was a factory worker and a farmer. He enjoyed fishing, listening to Gospel Music, talking on the CB and Ham Radio to his friends, where he was known as â€œSlow Pokeâ€?, and spending time with his family. Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, John, Sylvester, and Mansel Bray; and four sisters, Lillie Gray, Lona Browning, Ruby Doss, and Alma Bain. He is survived by his wife of 68 years; one son, Larry Bray and wife Linda; two daughters, Shirley Calton and husband Donnie, and Bettie Gilmore and husband John; one grandson, Will Bray and wife Bonnie; several nieces, nephews, and a host of friends. Visitation is today from 5 until 9 p.m. at Memorial Funeral Home and from 11 a.m. till service time at the church. In lieu of customary remembrances, memorials may be made to the Rowland Mills Cemetery Fund. Condolences for the family may be left at www.memorialcorinth.com.
Robert H. Hill, 69, died March 14, 2012 at Magnolia Regional Health Center. He was born Nov. 6, 1942 in Corinth to the late Hubert and Estelle Davis Hill. He graduated from Corinth High School in 1962, having worked 18 years at ITT and retired after 20 years from Liberty National Life Insurance Co. he was a member of the West Corinth Baptist Church, serving as a deacon. Preceded in death by his parents Survived by his wife of 48 years Norma Lancaster Hill, daughter Angie Vanderford her husband Terry, Sister Louise Timmons, Grandchildren Linde Breazeale her husband Hunter, Laney Kemp. Host of nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Friday at McPeters Funeral Directors Chapel with Bro. Seth Kirkland and Bro. Dennis Smith officiating. Burial will follow in the Henry Cemetery. Pallbearers Jerry Pratt, Billy Carl Lipford, Mike Timbes, Jim Chenault, Bradley Gray, Rocky Harben. Honorary Brenda Harben Sunday School Class at West Corinth Baptist Church. Visitation is today from 5 until 8 p.m. and Friday 11 a.m. to service time Condolence can be left at www.mcpetersfuneraldirectors.com.
Funeral services for Shirley Fair Puckett, 54, of Corinth, are set for 2 p.m. today at Harmony Hill Baptist Church with burial at Harmony Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Puckett died Monday, March 12, 2012, at her residence. She was a member of Harmony Hill Baptist Church and the former owner and operator of the Burnsville Diner. She enjoyed traveling and spending time with her family and friends. She enjoyed flowers and gardening. She was preceded in death by her parents, Hughie and Dorothy Fair; three brothers, James, Charles and Don Fair; and a sister, Ruth Carol Fair. Puckett Survivors include two sons, Tommy Dale Hamm and wife Delinda of Burnsville, and Donnie Ray Hamm and wife Darlene of Corinth; three brothers, Phillip Fair of Booneville, Paul Fair and wife Clara of Corinth, and Wayne Fair and wife Betty of Shiloh, Tenn.; three sisters, Donna Elldrige of Burnsville, Mary Walker of Corinth, and Brenda Owens of Booneville; three grandchildren, Michael Ross, Timothy Godsey and Curtis Godsey; two great-grandchildren, Braxton Ross and Chandler Crum; and her special pet, Daisy Mae Puckett. Pallbearers include Micheal Ross, Michael Fair, Rodney Walker, Brian Fair, Cody Fair and Jeremy Oliver. Honorary Pallbearers include Braxton Ross and Logan Smith. Bro. Jimmy Daniel will officiate. The body will lie in state at the church today from 11 a.m. until service time on Thursday. Cutshall Funeral Home of Glen is entrusted with arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to the Shirley Puckett final expenses account at Trustmark National Bank. An online guestbook can be accessed at www.cutshallfuneralhome.com.
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IUKA â€” Kinsley Darwin died Wednesday, March 14, 2012 at Le Bonheur Childrenâ€™s Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. Visitation is today from 4 until 8 p.m. at Mt. Evergreen United Methodist Church. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Cutshall Funeral Home - Iuka.
Funeral services for John Thomas â€œJohnnyâ€? Phillips, 87, of Corinth, are set for 2 p.m. Saturday at Magnolia Funeral Home Chapel of Memories with burial at Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Mr. Phillips died Monday, March 12, 2012, at North MS Medical Center in Tupelo. Born Feb. 11, 1925, he was a U.S. Navy, Army and Air Force Veteran who served in World War II and during the Korean War and the Berlin Crisis. He was on the destroyer accompanying the USS Missouri while the peace treaty with Japan was signed. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. He was a lifelong member of the American Legion 40 and 8 and the VFW. He was preceded in death by his wife of 67 years, Dorothy Lorene Conn Phillips; his parents, John Whitfield and Josephine Price Phillips; three brothers, Millard D. Phillips, Russell Phillips and Jimmy Phillips; and four sisters, Cleo Shipman, Eunice Bugg, Callie Douglas and Emma James. Survivors include a son, Thomas Kent Phillips (Ouida) of Charlotte, N.C.; a daughter, Wanda Kay Bailey (Art) of Destin, Fla.; four grandchildren, Jon Bret Bailey (Jane) of Arkansas, Cara Phillips Brown (Matt) of Colorado, Molly Phillips Curland (Brian) of Pennsylvania, and Matthew Phillips (Allison) of California; 10 great-grandchildren; a brother, Garvin Phillips of Corinth; a sister, Ruby Rickman of Corinth; other relatives and a host of friends. Thomas Phillips will officiate. Visitation is Friday from 5 until 8 p.m. and Saturday from noon until service time at the funeral home.
Corinth man involved in fatal Alabama crash Staff reports
CHEROKEE, Ala. â€” A Corinth man was uninjured Tuesday following a collision that claimed the life of a Cherokee, Ala., infant. The Times-Daily newspaper of Florence, Ala., reports Matthew R. Sculley, 19, of Corinth, was driving a 1994 Mercury Marquis on U.S. Highway 72 near Cherokee when it collided with a 1995 Chev-
Wicker, 4 congressmen turn to November election BY JEFF AMY Associated Press
JACKSON â€” Fresh off triumphs over primary contenders Tuesday night, Mississippiâ€™s congressional incumbents turned their focus to November. U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker and three House Republicans pledged to cut spend-
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The entry deadline is nearing for the largest photo contest in the Crossroads area. The Arts in McNairyâ€™s (AiM) sixth annual Amateur Photo Contest has been calling for entires for several months and Photo Contest Chairperson George Souders said he is hoping for over 300 entires this year. â€œWeâ€™re seen some really exciting and quality work in the past and we expect no less this year,â€? said Souders. â€œWe get entries from throughout Southwest Tennessee and Northeast Mississippi.â€? Last year over 250 photographs were entered in the competition. Between 50 and 60 photographers enter their work in the contest each year, Souders said. About three years ago, there were over 300 entries. â€œIâ€™d ready like to see over 300 entries again,â€? he said. â€œOnce we hit that mark, weâ€™d like to do it again.â€? The final day for submissions is Friday, April 13, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Photos should be dropped off at the UT Martin/Selmer facility just off U.S. 45 North. Photos mailed must be postmarked by Monday, April 9, to: Attention George Souders, c/o AiM Photo Contest, UT Martin/Selmer, 1269 Tennessee Ave., Selmer, Tenn. 38375. An entry form with the following information must be affixed to the back of each entry: Name, address and phone number; title of photo; category of entry; division of entry; location and date the photo was taken. Photographers should include a price if they want to sell the photo. Only checks or money orders will be accepted. Entry fees should be made payable to Arts in McNairy. All participants must
agree to be put on display at UTM/Selmer from April 15 until May 11. Winning entries will possibly be published in area newspapers and the AiM newsletter. Winners will be contacted by phone. Photos will be judged in seven categories: Natural landscape; architectural landscape; people; pets, wildlife or animals; black & white (any subject); digitally/computer manipulated or edited; and McNairy County (any photo taken inside the county). The purpose of the contest is to bring exposure to the art of photography and showcase McNairy County. The contest is open to anyone regardless of age, except the panel of judges and professional photographers.
Contest Rules â– Photos must have been taken since the year 2009. â– Photos can be taken anywhere, except those entered in the McNairy County category. â– Photos must be submitted in an 8-by-10 or 5-by-7 format. â– Photos must be unframed. However they must be matted, preferably white. â– Photos can be digital or film, black & white or color. â– Photos must not be previously published. â– Photos which won an award in any previous AiM photo contest are not eligible for the 2012 contest. However, photos entered in previous AiM contests which did not win an award are eligible. An open reception for the contestâ€™s winners will be held from 2 until 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 15, at the UT Martin/Selmer center. The public is invited to view an exhibit featuring the photos submitted in the contest. Entry forms are available at the photo-center at Wal-Mart in Selmer, Tenn. (For more information or to request an entry form by mail contact George Souders at 731610-1365.) J7NĂ‚<H;;Ăƒ?DL;IJ?D= tqxĂƒ;:K97J?EDĂƒI7L?D=IĂƒFB7D <?N;:Ăƒ?D9EC; I H;J?H;C;DJĂƒFB7DD?D=