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How Integration Failed in Jackson's Public Schools from 1969 to 2017  Jackson Free Press

Jackson's public schools, like the majority in the state, remained solidly separate and unequal in the 1950s and 1960s despite the ruling in the Brown v. Topeka ...

5 students involved in fight at Murrah High School  Jackson Clarion Ledger

Five students at Murrah High School in Jackson were involved in an altercation on campus Wednesday.

'Cool, old school bro' voted favorite bartender in Jackson Metro area  Jackson Clarion Ledger

Voters' favorite bartender has been serving drinks for 29 years in the Jackson Metro area. "This was what I was supposed to do in life," he says.

What it's like to attend an underfunded school  Jackson Clarion Ledger

Ask Murrah High School junior Kaitlyn Fowler what her school district could have done with the $11.5 million it was shorted by the Legislature this year, and her ...

Jacksonians to consider $65M school bond  Jackson Clarion Ledger

A day before thousands of students return to the Capital City's schools, Jacksonians will decide whether to approve a $65 million bond referendum that ...

Billy Brewer  Jackson Free Press

Former University of Mississippi head football coach Homer Ervin "Billy" Brewer lived long enough to find out he would be inducted into the Mississippi Sports ...

Here are the MHSAA girls' basketball playoffs scores, schedules  Jackson Clarion Ledger

Find out which teams are still in the running to win the Mississippi high school state championships.

Super 25 Preseason Girls Basketball: No. 25 Murrah (Jackson, Miss.)  USA TODAY High School Sports

Check out the Super 25 teams as they are revealed or teams that have already been revealed here No. 25: Murrah Location: Jackson, Miss. 2015-16 record: ...

How Jackson State found and hired Ashley Robinson, its new athletics director  Jackson Clarion Ledger

JSU president William Bynum introduced Jackson native Andrew Bynum as the school's next athletic director Tuesday morning on the JSU campus.

Student charged for false threats against Pearl High School  Jackson Clarion Ledger

A student has been charged for making false statements about a shooting threat against Pearl High School.

Girls' basketball Super 10, class rankings heading into week 13  Jackson Clarion Ledger

The girls' basketball Super 10, class rankings after Week 12.

Young educators called to teach, inspire next generation  Jackson Clarion Ledger

Mississippi's young educators are committed to our children and up to the job. They're inspired.

Rapids on the Reservoir remembered for its thrills, music and radio ads  Jackson Clarion Ledger

The metro Jackson water park featured water slides, concerts and other summer activities from 1984 to 2007. It also featured an area dog, sometimes.

At 9 years old, she was her mom's primary caregiver  Jackson Clarion Ledger

At the age of 9, Joi Stevens didn't have time for Barbies or sleepovers: She was the primary caregiver for her mother, Annie, who'd returned fully disabled from ...

'Hate U Give' author on whirlwind year  Jackson Clarion Ledger

Despite a whirlwind 12 months and lots of national attention, Jackson native and now best-selling author Angie Thomas is determined to keep her home in the ...

Alcorn State student killed; crashes into downed tree on way home from Halloween party  KXXV News Channel 25

A 19-year-old Alcorn State student was killed Thursday morning in a crash in Claiborne County.

He went from Jackson Public Schools to classical conducting in Vienna  Jackson Clarion Ledger

From Jackson Public Schools to Interlochen Arts Academy and a career in Vienna, William Walker has made the most of his passion for classical music.

Jackson couple makes one more 'Miracle' donation  Jackson Clarion Ledger

Wayne and Zeita Parker of Jackson helped disadvantaged children for years in Mississippi. Their foundation is still changing lives.

JPS takeover, lack of support would only hurt students: column  Jackson Clarion Ledger

JPS students have experienced first-hand how our education has been adversely impacted by a lack of community concern and support.

For These Families, the School Choice Fight Isn’t Just Political – It’s Personal

A lawsuit over the charter and public schools in Mississippi could affect tens of thousands of children.

Interested in a new 'Southern-inspired, fast-casual' restaurant?  Jackson Clarion Ledger

A “ Southern-inspired” restaurant with chicken salad of many varieties, this Flowood eatery is one of 60 in the Southeast.

Q&A with author Amy Conner  Jackson Clarion Ledger

Amy Conner spent her childhood and teenage years in her father's hometown of Jackson, graduating from Murrah High School in 1974.

Vicksburg High football coach charged with DUI, resigns  Jackson Clarion Ledger

Vicksburg High head football coach Marcus Rogers resigned after he was charged with driving under the influence.

William Walker  Jackson Free Press

For William Walker, it was the soundtracks of movies such as "Star Wars" and "Indiana Jones"—not their big-budget action sequences and explosions—that ...

Chef’s Corner: Manship’s Rashanna Newsome  Jackson Clarion Ledger

The Manship Wood Fired Kitchen sous chef Rashanna Newsome shares one of her favorite recipes.

Free Entrance Exams Open a Path to College  Chronicle of Higher Education

Several states have turned to mandatory testing to move the needle on college enrollment. It seems to be making a difference for some underprivileged students.

Drummer, MPB host takes comedic turn  Jackson Clarion Ledger

Saturday at the Alamo Theatrer, Rita B makes her official arrival on the comedy scene.

Photo Flash: The Theatre Group at SBCC Presents CRIMES OF THE HEART  Broadway World

The Theatre Group at SBCC concludes the 17/18 season with the Pulitzer Prize-winning play, CRIMES OF THE HEART by Beth Henley.

Amazing Teens  Jackson Free Press

If kids are our future, we have a lot to look forward to as the 16 young people chosen as this year's Amazing Teens grow into adulthood.

Mississippi Delta sound part of Beatles' musical roots  USA TODAY

When Beatlemania hit Mississippi a half century ago, it struck a state clinging to segregation, even as teenagers rushed to embrace the music that was crossing ...

JSU professor found dead in Madison  Jackson Clarion Ledger

Garrick Shelton was found in his home on Harris Lane. Officials are not releasing the details of Shelton's death.

Fondren's namesake family to hold reunion  Jackson Clarion Ledger

More than 100 descendants of the family who established the community that grew to become Jackson's "first suburban neighborhood" will gather this weekend ...

College Football Recruiting Rankings 2015: Top 200 After The Opening  Bleacher Report

The 2015 recruiting class is comprised of star performers from every part of the country, creating a compelling mix of future college football standouts...

Author Q&A with Phillip Watson on 'Garden Magic'  Jackson Clarion Ledger

Lexington native and QVC garden expert Phillip Watson talks about his latest book, "Garden Magic."

Louisiana Tech football commitment tracker  Monroe News Star

Blog will be updated with each new verbal commitment.

State finals notes: Former Detroit Pistons star Lindsey Hunter relishes ride with Class D boys basketball champ Southfield Christian

EAST LANSING — Glance at the Southfield Christian boys basketball roster, and you quickly notice the name Lindsey Hunter. Actually, you see it three times.

US Top 500 Outdoor Returnees: Girls 400m Hurdles  MileSplit

Check out the nation\'s top 500 outdoor girls returnees in the 400 meter hurdles.

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