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Positive stories are plentiful in newspaper

Former Co-Lin President Ronnie Nettles was honored with the dedication of a building bearing his name last week. Nettles’ legacy will live on at the Wesson campus as college officials dedicated the new Ronald E. Nettles Residence Hall, the college’s new women’s honors residence hall. Former Co-Lin Presidents Billy B. Thames and Howell C. Garner, Board of Trustees Chairman Tommy Sasser and current Co-Lin President Jane G. Hulon spoke to the crowd of about 100 people gathered outside the completed residence hall.

“When I look at the name of this building, it will remind me of the dedicated faculty, staff, students and administrators here,” Nettles said. “They made this dedication possible by their work in the classrooms, libraries, locker rooms, offices, and in the community.”

Below is a look back at a few more good news headlines:

• Kinley Miller was named Enterprise Attendance Center’s STAR student, and she chose Karen Dunaway as STAR teacher. “I have taught Kinley for five years. I have taught her Spanish I, Spanish II, English III and dual enrollment English Composition I and II,” said Dunaway. “She is honest, hardworking, compassionate, enthusiastic, cooperative and dedicated to all her activities and organizations in which she participates.”

•  The public gathered for two prayer events last week in celebration of National Day of Prayer. A prayer walk took place at King’s Daughters Medical Center. It was followed by a noon prayer for the “seven centers of influence” in the nation: government, military, media arts, business, education, church and family.

• Brookhaven’s Daniel Panzica won his second straight boys doubles tennis title recently.  Panzica teamed with Braxton Wallis and won four matches without dropping a set during the two-day tournament. Panzica, a Jones College signee, teamed with Will Moak to win the 5A title last season.

• Sarah Lloyd’s name was entered into the Brookhaven Exchange Club’s Book of Golden Deeds Friday night at the club’s 72nd annual banquet. It was held this year at Homestead at Brookhaven Nurseries. Each year, members of the Brookhaven Exchange Club accept nominations as they search for someone who is worthy to be featured in the book. They look for someone who gives endless hours of their time and talents to make their community a better place to live, said Golden Deeds committee chairman Ricky Lagrone. “God has been so good to me,” she said.  “He has blessed me in so many ways. I just want to share his love with other people.”