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In an effort to help current and prospective students create successful futures, East Central Community College in Decatur, Mississippi recently announced the launch of its new website, www.eccc.edu. The new site provides a refreshed design with resourceful information and photographs, improved navigation, integrated news and calendaring, mobile and tablet friendly functionality, well organized links, and a robust content management system.

Jefferson Davis County now has an official website. The site went live Tuesday morning and will provide many services to the county. The site contains information and contact numbers for all elected officials, fire departments, county offices, etc.

A U.S.NEXT representative presented the website to the Board of Supervisors for approval at their bi-monthly meeting Monday.

The site includes a page for new residents, links to utilities, links for local attractions, photos of landmarks, a “How do I” page, and a business start-up and assistance page, among others.

Ahhh…there’s nothing like a glass of clear, cool water to quench your thirst. Like so many other things in life, having safe water to drink is something we should always value and appreciate.  Since its beginning in 1971, Bear Creek Water Association, Inc. has committed to providing safe water and serving their customers with courteous, quality, and timely service. With the recent launch of their new website, www.bcwwaterms.org. Bear Creek Water is once again providing excellence and quality service to their customers.

Madison County residents will be able to watch meetings, review minutes, and fill out public records request forms, all without leaving their desks. The Board of Supervisors recently approved the "Madison County Government Transparency Initiative."

The entity most dedicated to protecting the Magnolia State’s valuable forest resources is the Mississippi Forestry Commission (MFC). For over 85 years the MFC has been responsible for providing leadership, service and education in the protection and conservation of the State’s beautiful forests. As part of their commitment to ensure Mississippi’s forest resources remain available for current and future generations, the MFC proudly announces the launch of their new website, www.mfc.ms.gov.

A website aimed at promoting Philadelphia’s assets to potential new business and industry was approved by the Mayor and Board of Aldermen last week. While the city currently does not have its own website, aldermen have discussed one on numerous occasions and most recently, met with an official from U.S.NEXT of Jackson, a company which designs sites for cities and counties, among others.

In honor of Arbor Day and Tree Planting Week in Mississippi, the Mississippi Forestry Commission (MFC) announces the release of their new Mississippi Trees app. Available for download on both Android (Google Play Store), and iPhone (App Store) mobile devices.

Sharkey County is known for being home to the Mississippi Blues and President Teddy Roosevelt’s famous bear hunt, and most recently for the launch of its new mobile-friendly website. The innovative site, www.sharkeycounty.net, is a rich source of up-to-date information about the County’s elected officials and government services, as well as reflects the community’s rich history, promotes economic growth, and is a quick guide for residents, businesses and visitors.

The City of Flowood has been chosen by Google as the strongest online business community in Mississippi for 2015.  The eCity Awards recognize one community per state as a digital capital, and other eCity winners include Boston, Denver, Atlanta, and Austin.

In determining which Mississippi community would receive the award, Google noted that Flowood's municipal website (www.cityofflowood.com) lets citizens pay their water bill, pay court fees and reserve facilities online. The site was designed and programmed by U.S.NEXT.

Research shows that parents use criteria beyond test scores to select a school for their children. They are choosing to enroll their children in schools whose policies reflect their own beliefs and values as well as offer a better learning environment, smaller class sizes, student safety, individual attention and qualified, dedicated teachers and staff.

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