Funding for community services are hard to find, and the state recently cut funding to schools who administer after school programs.
An online poll on Facebook and Sprite's website led to the award.
College GO! Week is organized by the Commission for Higher Education and the state Departments of Education and Workforce Development.
The United Way of Monroe County kicks off its 2011-2012 community fundraising campaign Friday afternoon with a banquet in Memorial Stadium.
The public is encouraged to come and speak at the meeting to help influence the discussion.
Officials unveiled a historical marker on Seminary Park's property.
The potential to bring bed bugs into a home is especially high this time of the year according to the health department.
National Night Out was created 28 years ago as a neighborhood crime and drug prevention program to encourage police-community partnerships.
Mississippi is the only other state to have fewer in-home care recipients.
It can take months for FEMA to approval assistance for individual disaster areas.