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Mississippi Strong: UMMC teams with Murrah High School for the Base Pair Program  WLBT

The Base Pair Program at UMMC works with Jackson Public Schools and Murrah High School to give students exposure to research and science.



Unite Mississippi presents “A Night of Unity” at Veterans Memorial Stadium  WLBT

A Night of Unity,” will take place at Mississippi Veterans Memorial/Jackson State University Stadium. This event will be a concert/crusade featuring Dr. Tony ...



Amazing Teens 2019  Jackson Free Press

In the current political climate in the U.S., teens have shown that they are a force to be reckoned with, and that they are pretty amazing. Each year the Jackson ...



Have you seen me? Jackson police ask for help in finding these missing people  Jackson Clarion Ledger

Anyone with information about these individuals can call JPD's special victims unit at 601-960-1210 or Crime Stoppers at 601-355-TIPS.



MISSING: JPD continues search for eight missing people  WLBT

JACKSON, MS (WLBT) -The Jackson Police Department continues its search for several missing people. The youngest case is Da'Terria L. Moore. She was last ...



Derek Augustus  Jackson Free Press

Derek Augustus, who co-owns local recycling company Environmentality with Karissa Bowley, has always been interested in finding his creative eye, and ...



Murrah's Anna Jackson demanded excellence  Mississippi Today

Anna Jackson won and won big at Murrah, but her Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame career was just as much about developing her players as productive human ...



Shooting threat at a Murrah High School not credible, JPS says  Jackson Clarion Ledger

An image circulating on social media Tuesday night, talking about a possible shooting at Murrah High School in Jackson, is believed to be not credible, school ...



Bond Supporters: 'We're Hoping for Change'  Jackson Free Press

Teachers, students and Jackson Public Schools board members filled the community center in Jackson on July 17 for a people's assembly in support of the ...



Murrah Singers go to WorldStrides OnStage Festival Concert Tour in Italy; time to fundraise  Jackson Clarion Ledger

The Murrah High School Concert Singers received an invitation to perform in Italy. Fundraisers are underway.



WJTV Cool School: Murrah High School  WJTV

WJTV 12's Cool School of the Week is Murrah High School. We are recognizing the Jackson school for its 30 Plus Club.



Anna Jackson's Hall of Fame career  WJTV

10 years ago, former legendary head coach Anna Jackson won her ninth state title with the Murrah High School.



OPINION: Young People Are Still Fired Up in Mississippi to Bring Change  Jackson Free Press

Drowning in our sorrow is easy, but in Mike Espy's defeat, I am learning so much about the place I call home. I've learned why I should appreciate my ...



JPS job fair looking to keep schools on the right track  WLBT

JACKSON, MS (WLBT) -Mississippi is currently going through a teacher shortage. And one of those school districts affected is the Jackson Public Schools.



Parkland Teens in Jackson: 'We Can't Turn Away from These States'  Jackson Free Press

The "March For Our Lives: Road to Change" students held a town hall in Thalia Mara Hall on Aug. 2. It featured students from Marjory Stoneman Douglass High ...



I edited my Mississippi high school yearbook. Blackface is not the only way to do damage.  USA TODAY

The courage of my high school's first black graduates is inspiring. If only I could have been as courageous in acknowledging them in our yearbook.



$65 Million Bond for JPS Passes in Landslide  Jackson Free Press

The crowd of Jackson Public Schools Board members, students and parents was joyous when they received news that the bond referendum passed on Tuesday ...



Murrah High Choir headed to Italy  WJTV

Murrah High Choir heads to Italy to perform in March.



Joshua Quinn  Jackson Free Press

Joshua Quinn originally wanted to be a traveling psychologist, but overseas excursions changed his mind.



Murrah High swim team makes waves as first team in JPS  WJTV

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) - There's a little known group of athletes making waves over at Murrah High School. It's the swim team. And it's the only team in the ...



JPS students see Aug. 7 bond vote as a chance to fix old, run-down buildings  Mississippi Today

The average age of the district's school buildings is about 55 years, with the most recent schools built in 2010, a Mississippi Today analysis shows.



17 Jackson students inducted into Mayor's Youth Council  Jackson Clarion Ledger

Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba unveiled a list of 17 students into his signature Youth Council program Monday.



What's Working: Murrah High School's Choir  WJTV

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) --After earning superior ratings on both the State and National Levels, the Murrah High School Choir has been invited to go on a ...



No credibility to alleged threat at Murrah High, school officials say  WJTV

School administrators are addressing the concerns about an alleged threat circulating on social media related to Murrah High School.



Faith Simone Thigpen  Jackson Free Press

Those who follow the TV series "Bring It!"—a show about the Dancing Dolls, a Jackson dance group—will likely recognize the name Faith Simone Thigpen.



2 Murrah students receive scholarships from Dave Cannada Memorial Scholarship Fund.  WJTV

Two Murrah High School students received a $5000 scholarship from the Dave Cannada Memorial Scholarship Fund.



What's Working: Murrah High School's "30 Plus" club  WJTV

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) - A new club was formed at Murrah High School this past school year.



Forest Hill Students Get APAC Program  Jackson Free Press

Forest Hill High School students have an opportunity to be a part of the Academic and Performing Arts Complex, known as APAC, this year.



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 ...



JPS school bond oversight committee announced  WLBT

JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - The Jackson Public School District's Board of Trustees introduced to the public the newly-appointed members of the Bond Oversight ...



OPINION: Fighting a System That Was Not Made for Them  Jackson Free Press

The national and even statewide conversation around gun violence and youth circulates around white students in suburban settings. Only when well-to-do white ...



Javier Peraza  Jackson Free Press

Mississippi Coding Academies, a joint project between Innovate Mississippi and the Mississippi Development Authority, recently named Belhaven resident ...



Cultivating the Technology Sprout  Jackson Free Press

If you have ever used the camera search tool on the Amazon app, you can, in part, thank the team behind Partpic, including Jackson native Nashlie Sephus, the ...



Murrah High School Remembers Melvin Mangum Jr.  WJTV

JACKSON, Miss. - Tonight students and staff at Murrah High School gathered to remember a fallen classmate.



Tomekia Reed reflects on journey back to JSU  WJTV

Tomekia Reed always knew coaching at Jackson State was a goal she wanted to achieve. She said she didn't know when it would happen, but after the recent ...



JPS Responds to Murrah Fights, Rumors  Jackson Free Press

Rumors about a planned shootout at Murrah High School that originated between students on social media and escalated when local news organizations began ...



Trey Johnson's return to the game of basketball  WJTV

Trey Johnson graduated from Murrah High School in 2002. He would later go on to play for Jackson State.



Kathleen Grigsby  Jackson Free Press

Kathleen Grigsby combines a love for swimming and education as the coach of the Murrah High School swim team and the principal of Davis Magnet IB World ...



Author Q&A: 'Lines Were Drawn'  Jackson Clarion Ledger

Three graduates of Jackson's Murrah High School class of 1973 come together in a new book to describe the “social experiment” they thought was going to work ...



Dyshante Bennett  Jackson Free Press

Lifelong Jackson resident Dyshante Bennett is among three Murrah High School seniors who recently became 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program ...



Best of Jackson 2019: People  Jackson Free Press

We here at the Jackson Free Press like to keep our focus on local: local people, local business, local food—you get the idea. There's nothing to us more local ...



Amazing Teens 2018  Jackson Free Press

In the current political climate in the U.S., teens have shown that they are a force to be reckoned with, and that they are pretty amazing. Each year the Jackson ...



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 ...



JPS: Bond Can Help District Deficiencies  Jackson Free Press

Jacksonians will head to the polls in August to vote on whether Jackson Public Schools will keep its current interest rates on bonds to help fund facility ...



MTV takes a look at sex education law in Mississippi  WAPT Jackson

MTV News crews recently spent time in Jackson to profile a group of students who are fighting to change Mississippi's sex education law.



Award-winning choir earns L.A.; now they have to get there  Jackson Clarion Ledger

Fundraising efforts continue to get the 52-member Murrah H.S. Concert Singers to L.A..



Alcorn State student killed in storm-related crash  Jackson Clarion Ledger

Alcorn State University student Jayla A. Gray and two friends had just left a Waffle House after attending a Halloween party. Gray and her friends were headed ...



Joshua Mannery  Jackson Free Press

Murrah High School senior and Student Body President Joshua Mannery, 17, is both a scholar and an activist.



Martin Luther King Jr. Unity Breakfast at MSU, USM AIM Awards and Tougaloo Scholarship Campaign  Jackson Free Press

Mississippi State University will honor Martin Luther King Jr.'s life and legacy as a minister, humanitarian and civil-rights activist during the school's 25th annual ...



Meridian boys beat Murrah to win first title since 2011  Meridian Star

JACKSON — LeDarrius Brewer pulled up from just beyond the arc before letting his shot fly. As the ball rolled down the net, Wildcats coach Ron Norman ...



JPS Set to Start Clearing Standards in Corrective Action Plan  Jackson Free Press

The Jackson Public School District has a new 400-page corrective action plan to begin work on, and it is already asking the Mississippi Department of Education ...



People on the Streets  Jackson Free Press

The Jackson Free Press asked people on the streets the question, "What does Jackson need?"



JPS Students: 'Takeover' Could Empty Schools, Fill Jails  Jackson Free Press

State of Mississippi takeover of Jackson Public Schools could be devastating to young people, a group of JPS students told reporters outside City Hall Monday.



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 ...



JPS Set to Begin $2.5 Million School Renovations to Wingfield, Brinkley, Murrah, Forest Hill  Jackson Free Press

Students at Wingfield High School and Brinkley Middle School will see renovations and improvements to their facilities in the coming months after both the ...



Ashley Robinson  Jackson Free Press

Jackson State University is hoping that Ashley Robinson, the school's new vice president and athletic director, will repeat the success he earned while at Prairie ...



Jackson student's prom attire gets national attention  WAPT Jackson

Student says custom jumpsuit is Kardashian-inspired.



Melvin Priester on city of Jackson's affairs  Northside Sun

Melvin Priester was recently elected as president of the Jackson City Council. Priester, who is now in his second term, is a graduate of Murrah High School, ...



JROTC Preps Students for College, Life  Jackson Free Press

Willie Day, a senior at Callaway High School, just got his acceptance letter in the mail. "I think I'm going to Hinds Community College. I'm going for graphic ...



Murrah High School hit by vandals  WAPT Jackson

School officials investigate after vandals spray paint graffiti on buildings and scatter trash on the grounds of Murrah High School.



Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame set to induct Class of 2018 on Saturday  Jackson Clarion Ledger

The Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame will induct six new members in its class of 2018 in a ceremony Saturday at the Jackson Convention Center.



Jackson Prep legend William 'Buddy' Crosby dies at age 78  Jackson Clarion Ledger

Former Jackson Prep football coach and athletic director Buddy Crosby died on Tuesday.



New Tigers coach Grady takes over following Smith’s departure  Meridian Star

NEWTON — Newton High School has found its next head football coach.



Youth Take Lead on Guns in Schools  Jackson Free Press

As the students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School take the world stage to demand stricter gun laws, many people in the Jackson metro area recall that ...



Iconic coach legend succumbs  Themississippilink

By Tim Ward. chopitupsports.com. Coach Orsmond Jordan Jr. with Callaway star Malik Newman. Before there was coach TJ Billups, before coach Wayne Brent, ...



Guys We Love 2018  Jackson Free Press

Each year around Father's Day, we honor men in the Jackson metro area who are making differences in our communities. This year's include leaders, policy ...



Public Will Have Input on JPS Superintendent Search, Board Says  Jackson Free Press

The Jackson Public Schools Board of Trustees wants the community's input as they work to hire a new superintendent this spring.



Since Florida shooting, number of school threats explode in Mississippi  Jackson Clarion Ledger

There have been more than a dozen school threats in Mississippi in the days since the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida ...



'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.



Best of Jackson 2018: People  Jackson Free Press

We here at the Jackson Free Press like to keep our focus on local: local people, local business, local food--you get the idea. There's nothing to us more local ...



Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame inducts six new members  WTVA

The class of 2018 was enshrined Saturday night at a ceremony at the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum in Jackson.



The Right, and Wrong, Way to Change the Mississippi Flag  Jackson Free Press

It's hard to know whether it cost him votes, but there was a moment during Mississippi Rep. David Baria's unsuccessful campaign for the U.S. Senate that caused ...



'A right turn from stardom': Rita B takes center stage on the comedy scene  Mississippi Today

Jackson native Rita Brent started her comedy career late, but she's received big attention in a short amount of time.



Former Mr. Basketball Jesse Pate dies at 41  Jackson Clarion Ledger

Pate was the fourth-leading career scorer at Murrah High School.



What's Working: Career Development Center provides options for students  WJTV

Wondering about what to study or how to find a job. Look no further than the Career Development Center. It's what's featured in this week's 'What's Working'.



Olivia Coté  Jackson Free Press

Olivia Coté, a 9th grade English teacher at Murrah High School, grew up watching her mother, Anne Karges, hard at work at her craft.



Famous Athletes from Jackson  Jackson Free Press

Besides blues music and many other things, Jackson has also had many great athletes come out of it. Here are a few of them.



Amazon manager to give Engineering Innovation Talk  Mississippi State Newsroom

October 29, 2018. After years in an academic environment, many college graduates can find it challenging when they transition into the workforce. But one ...



Black Women Weigh Hyde-Smith's Win, Say Not 'Senator for All'  Jackson Free Press

While Cindy Hyde-Smith made history as the first woman from Mississippi elected to Congress, it is hard for some black women to celebrate strictly on the basis ...



Amazing Teens 2017  Jackson Free Press

A major part of our mission at the Jackson Free Press is to celebrate youth in the Jackson metro area. These 13 teens plus this week's Jacksonian are part of ...



Celebrating Mississippi Composers  Jackson Free Press

When the Mississippi Chorus began looking ahead to the launch of its 30th season this fall, Artistic Director Mark Nabholz says that the board faced an important ...



Joshua Mannery and Maisie Brown  Jackson Free Press

Joshua Mannery, a 17-year-old Jackson resident and senior at Murrah High School, was attending a rally to change the state flag at the state capitol in March ...



Tomekia Reed  Jackson Free Press

On Monday, April 16, JSU named Tomekia Reed, the former head coach at Hinds Community College in Utica, as the Tigers' new head coach.



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.



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.



Providing Hope for Kids Is In Our Self-Interest  Jackson Free Press

#You may have noticed that the Jackson Free Press news team has spent a good deal of time reporting the *content* and context of the 2016 BOTEC report that ...



OPINION: Racists Can Change After All  Jackson Free Press

By the time I got to middle school, I'd come to terms with the world we live in. I was aware that people weren't always welcoming and that racists ruled the world.



Dropout, Navy, KKK, coup, BP oil spill cleanup: George Malvaney shares life in 'Cups Up'  Jackson Clarion Ledger

Jackson native George Malvaney predicted his life would end badly. He dropped out, enlisted, was in KKK. Then he went to college. See what happened.



'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 ...



Certification tests a barrier for some aspiring Mississippi teachers  Jackson Clarion Ledger

He wants to be a teacher. This test is standing in the way.



Jack Carlisle  Jackson Free Press

Legendary football coach Jack Carlisle will be the subject of the first annual Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum Roast this Tuesday, Oct. 16.



Educating the Next Generation's Workforce  Jackson Free Press

Houston Sherrod spoke to students Oct. 14 at the Jackson Public Schools Career and Development Center about his work as a senior *service* technician at ...



Dr. Freddrick Murray: In the Eye of the Hurricane  Jackson Free Press

Until recently, Freddrick Murray was the chief academic officer of high schools in JPS. Now, with the departure of former superintendent Dr. Cedrick Gray from ...



Tarasa Brierly-Harp  Jackson Free Press

Tarasa Brierly-Harp attended the Mississippi University for Women and has been teaching at Murrah for more than a decade.



JPS short about 200 teachers when classes resume Aug. 8  WAPT Jackson

As the first day of class looms, Jackson Public Schools is dealing with a teacher shortage.



A Platform for Community  Jackson Free Press

On Thursday, March 22, Cathead Distillery in downtown Jackson was bustling with activity at JXN Gumbo as J.J. Townsend launched his nonprofit community ...



UPDATED: Teens Quiz Mayor Hopefuls on Crime, Sidewalks and Myths About Youth  Jackson Free Press

Five teenagers of the Mississippi Youth Media Project challenged seven mayoral candidates during Jackson's first Youth Mayoral Forum held at Provine High ...



Jackson municipal election  Jackson Clarion Ledger

Candidates for Tuesday's Democratic and Republican primaries.



Corabel Shofner  Jackson Free Press

In many ways, "Almost Paradise" carries the hallmarks of a classic southern adventure tale, even though its author, Corabel Shofner, spent a large part of her life ...



Krystal Jackson  Jackson Free Press

Art and music flow through Krystal Jackson's veins.



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