Locals awarded ICC scholarships
n Scholarship recipients at Itawamba Community College for 2009 include Jonathon Baucom of Hamilton, ACT Regular Incentive. Baucom will be a 2009 graduate of Hamilton High School and is the son of Mitchell and Mary Baucom.
Darisha Fields of Hamilton, Academic, Leadership. Fields will be a 2009 graduate of Hamilton High School and is the daughter of Odessa Fields.
Caleb Thomas Gann of Aberdeen, Academic, Leadership. Gann will be a 2009 graduate of Amory Christian Academy. He is the son of Thomas and Beth Gann.
Maghan Knight of Smithville, Academic, Leadership. Knight will be a 2009 graduate of Smithville High School and is the daughter of Brad and Angie Stevens.
Lindsey Leech of Smithville, Leadership. She will be a 2009 graduate of Smithville High School and is the daughter of Tim and Linda Leech.
Valerie Patterson of Aberdeen, ACT Regular Incentive, Leadership. She will be a 2009 graduate of Oak Hill Academy and is the daughter of Chester and Sharon Patterson.
Ashley Phillips of Greenwood Springs, Leadership. She will be a 2009 graduate of Hatley High School and is the daughter of Jeff and Tammy Phillips.
Sarah Shields of Aberdeen, ACT Regular Incentive, Special Achievement, Leadership. She will be a 2009 graduate of Hatley High School and is the daughter of David and Kathy Shields.
Branham graduates from Fire Academy
n Firefighter Charles E. Branham of the Amory Fire Department graduated April 2 from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1001 Firefighter course held at the Mississippi State Fire Academy in Jackson, MS.
This intense six-week course included classroom and practical instruction in the areas of fire behavior, fire suppression, rescue, incident command, hazardous materials and other fire related topics. The course meets and exceeds the National Fire Protection Association for Firefighter Qualifications and the uniform minimum training standards stated in the Mississippi Code section 83-1-37.
Tuskegee Airman Carter recognized
n TUSKEGEE, Ala. — Tuskegee Airman Herbert Carter, formerly of Amory, has been made an honorary graduate of the Air Force Senior NCO Academy – an honor Carter says shows how much society and the military have progressed.
The 89-year-old Carter of Tuskegee flew 77 missions for the famed all-black unit of fighter planes in Europe during World War II. In recent years, he has become a regular at Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery, AL, speaking frequently to the Senior NCO Academy and other service schools. Carter was surprised during a speech on Tuesday, March 31, when Air War College Commanding General Al Peck interrupted the class to present him with an honorary diploma.
Carter lived in Amory during his youth and moved to Tuskegee to live with his brother at the age of 15. Carter was an instructor at the Tuskegee Institute for many years after leaving the service after World War II.