Scholarships awarded to Collins students

The Carver High School Alumni Association Scholarship Committee in Collins presented its annual Barron/Knox/Todd scholarship to the selected recipients. The three recipients are Alexis Williams, currently attending Pearl River Community College; Halle Legget, attending Mississippi College and Dextrianna Magee, attending Jones County Junior College. Each received a $1,000 scholarship. Also awarded to Covington County students were $500 scholarships by the Covington County Men United for a Cause. Recipients of the scholarships are Jalin Foster, Oliviunna Barnes, Jaila Richard, Keith Watson, Jr., Alexis Drake and LaKenneth Fairley.

Luckett retires from City of Collins

Willie Luckett, center, was honored with a retirement reception at the Collins Train Depot on Monday, October 31.  Luckett, Street Maintenance Foreman, retired after 30 years with the City of Collins.  He is pictured above with Bob Shoemake, left, Public Works Director, and Mayor V.O. Smith right.

Veterans Jamboree to be held October 15

On October 15, 2016, Veterans OutReach will be holding our third annual Veterans Jamboree fundraising event in the Collins Civic Center on Highway 49N.
Our current plans are to start the day at 9 a.m. with food vendors, arts and craft booths, open until 5 p.m. At 10:30 a.m. Veterans OutReach will offer a catfish plate lunch for sale on the Collins Civic Center grounds until 5 p.m.   We are also selling raffle tickets on a Browning Bolt Action Rifle and a Yeti cooler package.
We will have free live entertainment inside the civic center until 5 p.m.; classic cars, trucks and motorcycles will be on display throughout the day on the civic center grounds.  A Military group with military equipment will also be present on the grounds.
Our concert will begin at 6:30 p.m. with country music singer Travis Clark; and at 8 p.m. music by Mountain Faith until 9 p.m.  Mountain Faith is a modern bluegrass group from North Carolina that has appeared on America’s Got Talent and the Grand Ole Opry.  Tickets for the concert are $20 each plus tax.
All donated funds and profits generated by this event will be used for the aid and comfort of our elderly veterans residing in the MS State Veterans Homes.

Community Movie Night held October 13

A community movie night will be held Thursday, October 13 at 6 p.m. on the lawn of the Covington County Courthouse.  “The Sandlot” will be the featured film.  Families are invited to come and bring lawn chairs and blankets.  There is no charge for the event.