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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 ...

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

An image that talked about a possible shooting at Murrah High School in Jackson is believed to be a hoax.

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.

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 ...

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.

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.

Murrah High Choir headed to Italy  WJTV

Murrah High Choir heads to Italy to perform in March.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Murrah girls' basketball have eyes on the Big House and a gold ball  Jackson Clarion Ledger

Murrah girls' basketball defeats No. 3 Starkville and stays perfect.

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.

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 ...

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.

Christopher Lockhart  Jackson Free Press

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

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 ...

$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 ...

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 ...

Javier Peraza  Jackson Free Press

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

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.

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 ...

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 ...

Murrah High School Remembers Melvin Mangum Jr.  WJTV

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

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 ...

How the JPS Takeover Affects Students  Jackson Free Press

JPS has been under scrutiny for 18 months, and I would not claim that the district does not need major improvements. But is JPS in such bad shape that the 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.

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..

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 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 ...

'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.

Joshua Mannery  Jackson Free Press

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

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

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

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, ...

This Jackson native now lives and plays jazz in the French Quarter  Jackson Clarion Ledger

From Jackson to New Orleans and all over the world, Russell Welch plays gypsy jazz. On Saturday, he's coming home for the Township Jazz Festival.

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.

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.

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.

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 ...

Trustmark Financial Scholar Program 2015 Murrah graduates  Mississippi Business Journal

BEFORE YOU GO… … we'd like to ask for your support. More people are reading the Mississippi Business Journal than ever before, but advertising revenues ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

'March for our Lives' panel advocates voting, conversation to promote harmony on gun issues  Jackson Clarion Ledger

Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, came to Jackson to discuss gun violence as part of the March for our Lives tour.

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.

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.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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.

Girls' basketball Super 10, class rankings heading into Week 12  Jackson Clarion Ledger

1. Murrah (22-0). 2. Choctaw Central (23-1). 3. Starkville (17-2). 4. Jackson Academy (19-1). 5. Warren Central (17-5). 6. Pearl (21-2). 7. South Jones (21-2). 8.

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: ...

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 ...

Jordan Butler on purpose of Refill Café  Northside Sun

Refill Café is a developing organization, run by Jeff Good, that will open late this year. It will provide young adults with the tools to take their first steps in the ...

Jackson student's prom attire gets national attention  WAPT Jackson

Student says custom jumpsuit is Kardashian-inspired.

JSU women's hoops set to begin Tomekia Reed era  Jackson Clarion Ledger

Tomekia Reed hasn't had to do too much to inspire and motivate the Jackson State women's basketball team since she took the job in April. The Lady Tigers ...

Jackson's First Couple: How the Lumumbas Met and Why They Love Jackson  Jackson Free Press

Jackson's first couple's story begins in a kindergarten classroom at North Jackson Elementary School. They both remember walking to school together with other ...

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 needs the public's input on next schools leader  Jackson Clarion Ledger

"Together we can build and sustain a stronger JPS educational system.'

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.

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 ...

High School Football Preview 2015  Jackson Free Press

Football season starts on Friday nights in Mississippi. Here are 10 big stories to follow for the high-school football season.

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.

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.

UMMC Epic Connect, Poetry Out Loud and Ezra Jack Keats Book Awards  Jackson Free Press

The University of Mississippi Medical Center has partnered with the Mississippi Department of Health to launch a project called UMMC Epic Connect, which will ...

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.

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.

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

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

Stephanie Burks  Jackson Free Press

When the Jackson Free Press first asked to interview Stephanie Burks, her immediate reaction was, "Are you sure it's me and not my mom?"

'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.

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.

Lafayette Stribling  Jackson Free Press

Legendary basketball coach Lafayette Stribling decided on Oct. 31, 2012, that 55 years of coaching basketball was enough and retired.

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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

Roderick Red  Jackson Free Press

Roderick Red believes that sparking change is the best use of art. The 28-year-old filmmaker and producer is using his multimedia business, Red Squared ...

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.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

Adria Walker  Jackson Free Press

I am writing to enthusiastically support Adria Walker for the honor of MSPA Journalist of the Year. I have never worked with a high-school journalist who ...

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 ...

The Most Intriguing of 2017  Jackson Free Press

The last year was a crazy one, to say the least, but crazy often means that intriguing people came out of the woodwork. Here are some of the local people who ...

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