Mayanity Aldridge Death – Mayanity Aldridge, a Rust College alum has passed away unexpectedly. Aldridge was reported to have died following from the injuries suffered in a motor vehicle accident. Mayanity, a student majoring in Biology from Bay Springs, Mississippi, was initiated into the Theta Upsilon Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. in the spring of 21. Mayanity was a part of the softball team, assisted the homeless, and was a member of the Lady Blues Majorettes during her time at Rust College.
According to the post on Rust College’s social media page, Alridge was a beacon of light, love, and happiness to everyone she met. It is more critical than ever for the entire Bearcat Community to work together to protect the physical, mental, and emotional well of every Bearcat. Dr. Tony Whitson will offer counseling services on campus in Shaw Hall from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. today and from 8:00 to 5:00 p.m. the rest of the week.
Please contact our partner CommuniCare, which provides a crisis hotline for students seeking services over the phone, if you are a student who does not prefer in-person therapy. The company’s number is 662.252.4140, and its toll-free number is 1.888.344.8066. They invite the entire campus community to join them for worship services in Elam Chapel at 6:00 p.m., where they will observe a moment of silence for Mayanists.
Mayanity Aldridge Obituary and funeral plans will be released by the family at a later date…
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The principal of Bay Springs High School was killed in a Wednesday morning single-vehicle accident. Russell Jones, 49, reportedly collided with a tree about 11 a.m. on County Road 17, approximately half a mile before the Mississippi 528 crossing. Wednesday afternoon, Jasper County Deputy Coroner Jessie Crosby confirmed Jones’ death and alerted his family of the accident.
Prior to becoming the principal of Bay Springs, Jones served as a Senior Master Sergeant in the United States Army, completing two tours in Iraq. Currently, the Bay Springs Police Department is investigating the cause of the collision.
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