August 23, 2017

Scotty Bates (far left) of Union receives a $200 incentive check for successfully completing the high school equivalency exam from Whitney Amis (center), MI-BEST high school equivalency exam instructor, and Erin Tramill, MI-BEST navigator at East Central Community College in Decatur. (EC Photo)

Aug. 22, 2017

The East Central Community College Workforce Development Center will courses in Basic Automotive Repair and Home Maintenance and Repair beginning Sept. 18, 2017, at the Philadelphia/Neshoba County Career-Technical Center.

Both courses will meet from 6 to 9 p.m. for eight consecutive Mondays. Kirt Doss will serve as instructor for Basic Automotive Repair.  James Boykin will teach the Home Maintenance and Repair course. The cost is $150 per class, per person.

Aug. 22, 2017

East Central Community College is currently seeking students interested in a free course in Manufacturing Skills Basic. The course can be made available throughout the college district, which includes Leake, Neshoba, Newton, Scott and Winston counties, and multiple courses will be offered if enough interest is shown during the registration period, which is currently open. Dates, times and locations for the 10-week course will depend on interest from the public.

August 18, 2017

East Central Community College’s Mabry Cafeteria underwent extensive renovations over the summer.​ (EC Photo)

East Central Community College students returned to classes Aug. 14 for the fall 2017 semester and were greeted by a major renovation to the Mabry Memorial Cafeteria on the Decatur campus.

August 21, 2017

A much-anticipated project to place the majority of the overhead utility lines at East Central Community College underground is underway on the campus in Decatur.

All above-ground electrical, telephone, fiber optic, and other utility lines are being placed underground from Broad Street on the front of campus to 10th Street on the north side of campus.

Work began in June, and the timeline calls for the project to be completed by December 2017.