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Ashley Robinson  Jackson Free Press

A year into his job as athletic director at Jackson State University, Ashley Robinson has been looking forward to implementing his plans to advance the athletics ...

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.

Rita Brent  Jackson Free Press

As her way of saying goodbye to her home state, comedienne Rita Brent will host a comedy show called "Sipp on This Tea" on Saturday, Sept. 28, beginning at ...

rolling reunion  Northside Sun

Murrah class of 1964 celebrate 55th reunion over four days with events in Jackson and Gulf Coast. In high school, Jim Hitt and his friends would take on random ...

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.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 ...

Lindsey Hunter  Jackson Free Press

The Mississippi Valley State University Delta Devils hired former Jackson State University and NBA star Lindsey Hunter to restore the luster of its basketball ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

5K run/walk honors student athlete killed by drunk driver in Jackson  WLBT

The Michael D. Johnson Memorial Foundation give scholarships to graduating student athletes at Jackson Public Schools.

$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 ...

LaMonté Pierce  Jackson Free Press

Jackson native LaMonte Pierce was growing weary of the city's continuous boil-water alerts and the constant need to pick up bottled water, and ultimately ...

Mississippi charter schools' use of local tax dollars at the heart of case before the state Supreme Court  Mississippi Today

Is it constitutional for local school districts to send their tax dollars to charter schools? That was the question at hand for Mississippi Supreme Court justices ...

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. To get in, students had to score a 30 or better on their ACT which ...

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 ...

Financial support for public schools — and population — are shrinking in Mississippi. Is there an easy fix?  Mississippi Today

Kaitlyn Fowler says there are times at her Jackson high school when students attend classes bundled up in coats because the school's sluggish heating system ...

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 ...

Habitat to unveil 5-year initiative to revitalize historic Broadmoor neighborhood in Jackson  WLBT

Looking ahead, two more families will become first-time homeowners this Friday, thanks to Habitat for Humanity.This time, in an historic community called ...

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 ...

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 ...

Joshua Quinn  Jackson Free Press

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

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.

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.

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.

'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.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

Murrah High School teacher looks like 16th President  WAPT Jackson

An art teacher at the school has features similar to Abraham Lincoln.

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 ...

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 ...

Murrah student who drowned remembered  WAPT Jackson

More than 100 people come together to remember a Murrah High School student who drowned last week.

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.

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*.

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.

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 ...

FFF: Murrah High School cheerleaders  WAPT Jackson

Murrah takes on Callaway in the Food for Families challenge.

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 ...

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.

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 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Graduations  Northside Sun

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

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 ...

Kit Fields  Jackson Free Press

As a child, local artist Kit Fields says she recalls loving to paint and draw, but it wasn't until age 45 that she started taking painting lessons. Her first class was ...

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.

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 ...

Javier Peraza  Jackson Free Press

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

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 ...

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..

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

Jackson student's prom attire gets national attention  WAPT Jackson

Student says custom jumpsuit is Kardashian-inspired.

RAY MOSBY: When arrogance comes home to roost  Meridian Star

Shouldn't you like your candidate for governor? Now you can.” —Bill Waller, Jr. campaign ad.

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, ...

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 ...

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.

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'.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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.

Richard Ford wins Library of Congress award: 'Winning a prize is a great exception to the rule of a writer's life'  Mississippi Today

Jackson native Richard Ford will receive the 2019 Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction – effectively a lifetime achievement award to be presented ...

Murrah JROTC wins STEM Award  WAPT Jackson

Murrah High School's Junior ROTC program wins the JPS STEM award.

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 ...

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 ...

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

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

Jackson municipal election  Jackson Clarion Ledger

Candidates for Tuesday's Democratic and Republican primaries.

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 ...

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.

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.

Tale of Two Charter Schools in Mississippi  Jackson Free Press

Charter schools weren't legal in Mississippi until 2013, when the Legislature passed the Mississippi Charter School Law, allowing nonprofit charter schools to ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

Krystal Jackson  Jackson Free Press

Art and music flow through Krystal Jackson's veins.

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: ...

Christopher Lockhart  Jackson Free Press

Christopher Lockhart, owner of Capital City Kayaks, says he has always enjoyed being out on the water.

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 ...

Entertainment lawyer, JSU grad teaches music biz, helps ink major deal for local rapper  Jackson Clarion Ledger

'They want to know more about beat making, streaming, beat leasing, selling music and songwriting...'

VA Patterson  Jackson Free Press

As a young child, V.A. Patterson's mother, Mary Alice Bookhart, who was a long-time women's editor for The Clarion-Ledger, would take her to art shows and the ...

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, ...

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

Get the latest National Signing Day news from Blitz 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 ...

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 ...

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.

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