Jacquise Lockett Named to the Daktronics 2013 All-Super Region Two Football Second Team
FRANKFORT, Ky. – Kentucky State University junior running back and Fulton native Jacquise Lockett has been named to the Daktronics 2013 All-Super Region Two Football Second Team.
Lockett compiled an impressive list of accomplishments during the 2013 season. Lockett, who was named to the First Team All-SIAC Offensive Team, rushed for an SIAC leading 1,095 yards and 16 touchdowns.
A list of Lockett’s accomplishments during the 2013 season:
The only player in the SIAC to finish with more than 1000 rushing yards this season.
Ranked 11th nationally with 16 rushing touchdowns this season.
Ranked 24th nationally with 1,095 rushing yards this season.
Ranked 29th nationally with an average of 109.5/rushing yards per game.
Rushed for a SIAC single game high 240 yards in the Thorobreds game against Central State early in the season.
Tallied 3 rushing touchdowns in one game a total of 5 times this season.
Rushed for 98 or more yards in one game a total of 6 times this season.
The last time that a KSU player rushed for over 1000 yards was the 2009 season. That season both Anthony Boykins (1,031) and Shannon Frieson (1,011) eclipsed the 1000 yard mark.
Lockett's 1,095 yards are the most in a single season by a KSU player since Alvon Brown rushed for 1,536 yards in 2000.
Carr Elementary Students participate in Operation Christmas Child
Carr Elementary School kindergarten students participated in Operation Christmas Child, a holiday shoebox program, this year. According to Barbara Buckingham and Alley Evans, Carr kindergarten teachers, the event was an excellent opportunity to teach the children about the power of giving to others less fortunate. These boxes will be shipped to children overseas. Some of the recipients have never received a gift or toy. The kindergarten classes also included a letter and photo in the boxes.
Parents were asked to donate, if they wanted to, items to go into each of the boxes. These items included small toys such as dolls, trucks, stuffed animals, balls and such; school supplies; hygiene items; and other accessories including T-shirts, socks, ball caps, sunglasses, hair clips, toy jewelry, watches and flashlights (with extra batteries).
The students are posing with some of the items that went into their boxes.
Pie Partners (L-R) Mary-Louise Gossom , Joan Livingston
Tenth Annual Twin Cities Dinner Big Success
Fulton First United Methodist Church was host to the Tenth Annual Twin Cities Community Thanksgiving Dinner. 325 dinners were served either in the dining room or to home bound persons. The success of the program was not just the great tasting traditional meal but also the gathering of community sharing in the spirit of thanksgiving. Rev. Keith Long shared comments of appreciation for the kindness of everyone who donated food helped serving, preparing and delivering the meals echoing words expressed over and over again by meal recipients . He added, "The people getting meals wanted to know who to thank." Thanks go out to area businesses which made contributions to the meal. Donations were made by Fulton Wal-mart employees and Pappy's Restaurant in South Fulton. Area churches supporting the meal include Trinity Episcopal, Fulton First Baptist, Brooks Chapel, Bells Chapel, St. Edward's Catholic, and Fulton First United Methodist churches.
Fulton Police make arrest
Delores “Faye Sampson Dob: 06-25-2013 W/female resident of Fulton, was arrested Friday November 22, 2013
Fulton Police Investigation : Mrs. Sampson confessed to not having cancer and forging bogus medical records and taking money from a benefit in the sum of $ 1100.00 that was raised for donations for her cause of having Cancer. She was lodged in the Fulton County Detention.
Thanksgiving Play at Carr
Third graders at Carr Elementary presented a play to different classrooms in their school. The play was entitled “Thanksgiving at Plymouth.” Students in Mrs. Barnes’ and Mrs. Burnette’s rooms learned many things while preparing for and presenting the play including: costume design, describing the relationship between a series of historical events, speaking clearly and at an understandable pace, and communicating information to an audience for a specific purpose. A good time was had by all.
Dave Thomas accepting the Stanley Jones Trophy for team Friends For A Cure
Relay For Life of Fulton CountyHolds Team Captain Meeting
CAYCE, Ky. - The American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life of Fulton County invited team captains to an initial meeting to discuss the 2014 Relay event, which is currently planned for June 6, 2014, at Pontotoc Park.
The meeting was held Monday, Nov. 18, at Cayce United Methodist Church. Eric Walker, new Relay For Life specialist for Fulton County, welcomed the group and announced the 2013 Relay For Life event raised $43,460.25. Top teams from last year included:
- Friends For A Cure: $9,058
- Citizens Bank: $7,692
- Parkway Regional Hospital: $4,950
- Letica Cares: $2,102
- Cash Team: $1,957
- Reelfoot Bank: $1,821
- South Fulton Baptist Church: $1,600
- Video Plus: $1,600
- Fulton Independent Schools: $1,358
- First State Bank: $1,000
- Pic Pac: $810
- In Steel: $684
- First Church of the Nazarene: $409
The Friends For A Cure team from Hickman also retained the Stanley Jones Cup for another year with top points to edge out Citizen’s Bank, Letica Cares and Reelfoot Bank teams. Friends team member David Thomas was on hand to accept the trophy.
“The American Cancer Society is very, very thankful to all the work these teams have done, as well as support from local sponsors and donors, for their backing of Relay For Life,” said Walker. “The funds raised help people learn more about the importance of early detection and cancer prevention, like quitting smoking, and also help establish programs and services to help cancer patients with issues like transportation to and from treatment and lodging when out-of-town and undergoing treatment in Nashville or Memphis. And, of course, there is funding of research grants to learn new ways to detect, treat and prevent this terrible disease.”
The American Cancer Society Relay For Life is looking for committee members to be a part of the 2014 Relay For Life of Fulton/Hickman/South Fulton. Committee needs for the 2014 Relay For Life include event chairperson, online chair, accounting chair, survivorship chair, logistics chair, activities chair, and luminaria chair.
The next meeting for the Relay For Life of Fulton County will be Monday, Jan. 20, at 6 p.m. A location has yet to be determined.
For information about joining the committee or about the event, call (270) 444-0743 or visit www.relayforlife.org/fultonky. For cancer information or connections to local, available resources, call any time, day or night, to 1-800-227-2345.