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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.

National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc. Central MS Chapter gives $10000 in scholarships  Themississippilink

The Mississippi Link Newswire,. Front Row: Wendalyn Towner, Alashija Johnson, Rita Wray – president, Victoria Baker and Kaila Love. Back row: Cynthia ...

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 ...

New Scholarship Benefits Public Policy Leadership Students - Ole Miss News  Ole Miss News

OXFORD, Miss. – Teaching a college course inspired University of Mississippi alumnus Dean Copeland, of Atlanta, to provide financial support to student ...

UMMC Empowering Through Base Pair  Jackson Free Press

The Base Pair initiative, which has been around for 27 years, started with a simple question: "How can the sole academic medical center for this state help ...

JPS Senior receives $1.2 million in scholarships to 14 colleges  WJTV

A Murrah High School student has her pick of colleges after receiving more than a million dollars in scholarships.

Jackson girl, previously reported missing, has been found, mother says  Jackson Clarion Ledger

The girl was reported missing on Feb. 5 from Murrah High School in Jackson.

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.

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.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

$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 ...

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 ...

US News World Report ranks high schools: How did schools in Mississippi do?  Jackson Clarion Ledger

US News & World Report ranks high schools nationwide. Here's a look at the top 10 in the state and the Jackson metro area.

JPD needs help finding missing girl  WJTV

The Jackson Police Department needs help finding a missing girl.

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.

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.

Social media threat against JPS school not credible, officials say  WAPT Jackson

A threat on social media regarding Murrah High School has no credibility, Jackson Public Schools officials say.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

Joshua Quinn  Jackson Free Press

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

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.

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 ...

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.

'Night of Unity' crusade in Jackson expected to draw over 60,000  Jackson Clarion Ledger

A "Night of Unity" is a crusade that plans to bring thousands of people together on Saturday to share the gospel.

Lydia West  Jackson Free Press

Mississippi Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics President Lydia West's strong memories of her family spending time in the kitchen and eating together with friends ...

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 ...

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.

Food Truck Festival, Miss Jackson Hospitality Pageant and Regions Financial Debates  Jackson Free Press

The Mississippi Museum of Art recently announced that it will expand the hours for its sixth-annual Food Truck Festival on May 16 to include lunch *service*.

Murrah High School Remembers Melvin Mangum Jr.  WJTV

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

Shiro Opens, Roderick Red Named to Top 50 Under 40 and Canopy Children's Mental Health Summit  Jackson Free Press

Jackson resident Samuel "Sam" Tilahun partnered with Yosef Ali, owner of Aladdin Mediterranean Grill in Fondren, to open an Ethiopian restaurant called Shiro ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

Javier Peraza  Jackson Free Press

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

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 ...

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.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

Bruce Sumrall continues his tenure at Jackson Academy  Northside Sun

Longtime Jackson Academy (JA) staff member Bruce Sumrall has been with the school through many highs and lows. High water and low enrollment, to name a ...

Graduations  Northside Sun

Northside students prepare to say goodbye to high school with commencement services scheduledStudents have been fitted for the gowns and mortarboards ...

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'.

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.

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..

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Iconic coach legend succumbs  Themississippilink

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

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 ...

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.

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.

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, ...

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 ...

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.

People on the Streets  Jackson Free Press

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

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 ...

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

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

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

'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.

Jackson student's prom attire gets national attention  WAPT Jackson

Student says custom jumpsuit is Kardashian-inspired.

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

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

Tomekia Reed left Jackson because her pain was too much. Now she's back, coaching at JSU.  Jackson Clarion Ledger

Former JSU assistant Tomekia Reed spent a decade away from the Capital City, but now she's back in her home town at the helm of the program.

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 ...

Mississippi High School Coach Suspended For Whipping Players  Bleacher Report

A high school basketball coach at Murrah High School in Jackson, Mississippi has been suspended and has been sued for allegedly whipping players for ...

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.

Jackson municipal election  Jackson Clarion Ledger

Candidates for Tuesday's Democratic and Republican primaries.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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.

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.

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 ...

'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.

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 ...

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 ...

'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 ...

Blitz 16 National Signing Day 2018: Latest signing news  WAPT Jackson

Get the latest National Signing Day news from Blitz 16.

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 ...

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 ...

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