Plenty of good news to share

Published 10:20 pm Friday, March 22, 2019

A birthday party tops this week’s list of good news. Velma “Bunny” Taylor turned 100 recently and celebrated with friends and family at First United Methodist Church. Her advise for reaching 100: “Just keep going.”

Below is a look back at some more good news headlines.

• The 2019 Pathways Job Fair will be Tuesday at the Thames Conference Center on Copiah-Lincoln Community College’s Wesson Campus. The free event is open to the public. Employers will be available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Organized by the Co-Lin Career, Technical and Workforce Education Center, the annual fair attracted about 250 job-seekers each of the past two years. Many made connections and employers who attended said they were impressed with the pool of applicants they met.

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• Becky Tate, manager of Wendy’s on Brookway Boulevard in Brookhaven, was recently surprised at the restaurant after she was selected as one of the Top 200 General Managers for 2018 by The Wendy’s Company, placing her in the top 3 percent of all Wendy’s restaurant general managers throughout the United States and Canada.

• Mississippi College President Blake Thompson announced that athletic director Mike Jones will return to the bench for his 17th season as the head coach of the men’s basketball program. Jones is a native of New Hebron, and is married to the former Jane Cooper of New Hebron. They have two children and six grandchildren.

• Brookhaven High alum Haley Nations, a freshman pitcher for No. 15 William Carey University, picked up the win for the Lady Saders in their 4-2 victory over Faulkner University recently. Nations pitched the final nine innings and struck out 14.