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Greenwood, Mississippi
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Sunday, August 14, 1988
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Commonwealth, Greenwood, Miss., Sunday, August 14, 1988 Poga 7A Business math course added to curriculum at J.Z. George I US 4 IfMMt MMH MMy ' flWMMIP'V'' " " - c& i-m By RAYS. MDCELL Staff Writer NORTH CARROLLTON -Students at J.Z. George School, especially seniors, will have more time to learn this year than in past years because of schedule changes. Seniors used to be able to take a limited number of days off at the end of the school year, but they will not ha ve any days off this school year. Classes were also held for 60 percent of a full school day for about a week at the first of the year because of the late August heat, and that has also ended. Classes will be held for a minimum of 175 school days. Because of the pay raise for public school teacher's and state regulations, it may end up being about 180 days. The school's 20 teachers will have to work 185 days this year. J.Z. George begins its school year Tuesday, Aug. 23, at 7:55 a.m., and students will register on that day, said principal Douglas McAdams. School will end each day at 3 p.m. Part of the Carroll County School District, J.Z. George School serves about 300 students in grades 7 trough 12. George Johnson, who has taught at the school for 18 years, says teachers are ready for the new school year. He is an economics and government teacher and a counselor as well. "We always look forward to the new school year," he said. "Anytime you have a chance to deal with students you look forward to it." He said about one-third of the students who graduate each year go on to attend a university, and almost half attend junior college classes, he said. McAdams said another requirment made for the students by the Carroll County School Board is that they cannot miss more that 20 class periods and receive a passing grade. McAdams said the system wants to encourage students to go to all their classes. There are no changes in the number of, nor are there any new, staff members at the school this year, but there are other changes. 1 1 J ' WEST TALLAHATCHIE HIGH SCHOOL IN WEBB With about 450 students, part of the West Tallshatchie School District West Tallahatchie students face longer classes, new staff Ray Mikell By RAY S. MEKELL Staff Writer SUMNER Many changes have taken place in the West Tallahatchie County School District this school year, although the changes will still not affect the district's main goal to educate students well as it can. , Charles' M. George, district superintendent, said the staff is looking foreward to the new school year. "We're committed to education and improving the level of education of people," he said. George, formerly principal of West Tallahatchie High School, replaces Sam Billingsley, who has retired. The district includes all of the county students who live west of the Tallahatchie River, and the East Tallahathie District serves the rest of the county. The county superintendant is David Hargett. The district includes West Tallahatchie High School in Webb, West District Middle School in Sumner, Sumner Elementary in Sumner, Black Bayou in Glendora and Hopson Bayou in Tutwiler. The district has 120 teachers. West Tallahatchie High School's new principal is former assistant principal Sylvester Lee. Jimmy Wilkins will serve as assistant principal, an adviser and counselor. About 430 to 450 students are expected to attend the high school, which includes students in grades 9 through 12, this school year. Teachers will start to work at the school Monday, Aug. 22, and students will begin attending classes Aug. 24. Classes will begin at 8 a.m. and end at 3:14. Here is another change classes last year ended at about 2:39, according to Lee. Also, teachers at the school will have to work about five more days this year. George said their longer work schedule are due in part to the pay raise for Mississippi public school teachers. Classes will be held for a minimum of 175 days, he said. WTHS has one personnel change the new head football coach is Carter Kinsey from Holly Springs, replacing Jeff King, who has become the middle school principal. In addition to having King as a new principal, the West District Middle Riots force Burmese leader to resign post School will have a much larger student population this semester because of reorganization earlier this year. The school now combines the middle and elementary schools. George said this was done to help the system run more efficiently. All of these schools will have upgraded cafeteria equipment, such as new freezers, George said. Reports on other schools include : Students in grades 3-8 from the Webb-Sumner area will report to West District Middle School. Eva Almon will serve as head teacher. Students in kindergarten and grades 1-6 who live in the Glendora area or the southern part of the county will attend Black Bayou Elementary School in Glendora. Elbert Burten will take over as the principal, replacing Rachel Scurlock. He was formerly the principal of West District Middle School. In the Tutwiler area, students who are in kindergarten through grade 6 should report to Hopson Bayou Elementary School. Ruth Iewis is principal. Webb-Sumner students who will attend kindergarten and grades 1 and 2 will go to Sumner Elementary School. Carolyn Murphy is principal of the school. BANGKOK, Thailand (NYT) - by soldiers. Rangoon was reportedly returning to normal on Saturday after the resignation Friday of the new Burmese leader, U Sein Lwin. 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Options include: dual fixed wheels: single swivel 8" wheel; spoke or aluminum die cast mag wheels CeMar Tractors 453-0099 Rt. 2 Box 57A - Carrollton - CEcil 8. MARtha Clark - Owners 1 l-'-T J.Z. GEORGE SCHOOL IN NORTH CARROLLTON School year kicks off next Tuesday, Aug. 23 RayMikell One new course will be offered in addition to others at J.Z. George, which include basic college prepatory courses, and such courses as agricultural production. The new course is business math, which is being offered because the school wants students to take more math courses. The reason? The staff wants student to do better in the math part of the functional literacy test, which all high school students must take if they wish to graduate during their junior year. McAdams said there have been minor improvements made at the school such as the repainting of doors but nothing major has been done. He said they reason the school cannot renovate some things it would like to is financial. For example, a new football stadium and press box is needed, he said. But he added that education is the number one priority, and it will get funds before athletics. Contractors get classified data By The Associated Press The Pentagon is still giving security-cleared industry representatives access over the table to classified documents for bidding on sensitive projects despite allegations of bribes to get secret information. Responding to an inquiry by The Associated Press, the Defense Department said it still has a longstanding policy under which contractors with a "valid need to know" can obtain entire "descriptive summaries" of futuristic research and development projects. The open information-sharing system apparently has operated alongside the clandestine arrangements between consultants and Pentagon employees that have been the subject of a 2-year-old federal investigation of contracting abuse. The investigation is searching for evidence that those using the under-the-table system bribed Defense Department officials to obtain top- secret information including plans of one contractor that could be sold to another. This material is far more sensitive than that given out in the open system, according to private lawyers familiar with the practice. The AP had asked the Pentagon whether the voluntary system to supply consultants and contractors with classified information to help them through an unworkable bidding process still exists as described bv a DoD official in 1984. The written response provided by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) was that "the policy and procedures were the same" going back to at least 1982. Super Summer Savings! 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Jerry needed money advice, and he was sure where he could find some. Jerry was no stranger at Sunburst Bank. He'd kept his checking account with us ever since he came home from school. We'd helped him with a couple of cars and trucks, too. Over coffee, Jerry explained his situation to us. We listened. And we helped. Sunburst Bank loaned Jerry enough money to buy the practice from Doc's family and bring it totally up-to-date. Even though we had to go through the formalities, we knew we were going to help Jerry the minute he came through our door. Because we knew two things. Rrst, we knew Jerry would be responsible w ith credit, because he always had. Secondly, we knew that as long as there were animals and people who loved them. Jerry would never be short of work. Jerry Stuart is Sunburst Sure. Jerry can never be sure where his business will take him. He long ago lost count of how many nights he's stood around waiting for a miracle at sunrise. 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