At a recent meeting of the Mississippi Transportation Commission, Clancy Smith of Saltillo was introduced as the summer intern for the Public Affairs Division of the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT). The Commissioners greeted Smith and welcomed her to the new position. Smith recently graduated from the University of Mississippi with a degree in journalism and will attend the University of Alabama in the fall to pursue a Master’s degree in advertising and public relations. The MDOT Public Affairs Division hires one intern every fall, spring and summer semester to allow students interested in the field of public relations to cultivate skills in writing press releases, developing campaigns and working with the media, among other things. Smith is the granddaughter of State Senator J.P. Wilemon, Jr. (District 5).