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Cashing in on Grant's march to Vicksburg

One has to believe that Ulysses S. Grant has just fired up another victory cigar, and all Mississippians ought to join him in the celebration. This week it was announced that a series of historical markers have been erected showing Grant’s path in his famous march to Vicksburg in 1863 during the American Civil War. Brig. Gen. Parker Hills (ret.), ...

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Historic train depot in Raymond is a musical mecca

Betty Strachan may never be “on the cover of the Rolling Stone” as the catchy Dr. Hook song goes, but she would definitely love the chance. As the owner of the Little Big Store music shop in Raymond’s historic train depot, Strachan is a gatekeeper of music nostalgia, a curator and authority on some of the past century’s most classic ...

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Jenkins named dean at HCC

Dr. Joyce Jenkins of Byram has been named dean of Career-Technical Education, Raymond Campus, at Hinds Community College. Jenkins had served the division since 2005 as assistant dean. She joined the Hinds Raymond Campus faculty in 1988 teaching business technology and computer network support. Jenkins holds her bachelor’s in education, her master’s in business and her specialist in education degrees ...

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Airport enhancements continue at Hinds CC

RAYMOND — Hinds Community College president Dr. Clyde Muse and Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) announced that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will invest $1.85 million for the design and installation of an instrument landing system (ILS) for the John Bell Williams Airport. The funding is a collaborative result between Cochran, the FAA and Hinds Community College, which is the owner ...

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Hinds recognized for energy conservation

RAYMOND — Hinds Community College (HCC) reports it has achieved a 25 percent cost savings totaling $402,981 in five months since forming a strategic alliance with Energy Education, a national energy conservation company. The achievement has not gone unnoticed. The college was recently presented with the Energy Pacesetter, which is for those stellar organizations that are “setting the pace” in ...

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HCC sets enrollment records

Raymond – In the third week of classes, Hinds Community College’s (HCC’s) credit enrollment stood at more than 12,300 students, a 16 percent increase over fall 2008 enrollment. HCC reports enrollment has continued to break records for weeks. With 2,000 more students on campus this fall, the college is on track to serve nearly 30,000 credit and non-credit students this ...

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House to head up HCC’s student housing

DeAndre House of Raymond is the new director of student housing and residence life for Hinds Community College. The Coffeeville High School alumnus completed his education at Northwest Community College (associate’s degree, computer programming, 1998) and Delta State University (bachelor’s, computer information systems, 2001; master’s in business administration/management, 2007). Prior to taking this Hinds Community College post, House served Delta ...

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House to head up HCC's student housing

DeAndre House of Raymond is the new director of student housing and residence life for Hinds Community College. The Coffeeville High School alumnus completed his education at Northwest Community College (associate’s degree, computer programming, 1998) and Delta State University (bachelor’s, computer information systems, 2001; master’s in business administration/management, 2007). Prior to taking this Hinds Community College post, House served Delta ...

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