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Superintendent: Myers defeats Case in battle of principals

Bogue Chitto Attendance Center’s principal will be moving up to Lincoln County School District’s central office after winning Tuesday night’s election.

Mickey Myers, 54, ran for office after seeing the county rally around his family during his late wife’s cancer diagnosis in 2001. Myers, who has been in education for 33 years, won 53 percent of the vote in unofficial numbers. He beat out West Lincoln Principal Jason Case by about 320 votes.

Mickey Myers is pictured with his family.

Mickey Myers is pictured with his family.

Myers could not be reached for comment Wednesday morning.

As a product of LCSD, Myers’s educational background includes an associate’s degree from Copiah-Lincoln Community College, a bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern Mississippi and a master’s degree from William Carey University. Myers is also an ordained minister at Antioch Primitive Baptist Church.

“With vision and commitment, we can make our school system even stronger, providing greater opportunities for our students and, in the process, serve as a catalyst in attracting business and industry to this region of Mississippi,” Myers said before the election.

Lincoln County School District includes Bogue Chitto Attendance Center, Enterprise  Attendance Center, Loyd Star Attendance Center and West Lincoln Attendance Center.