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Valentine Dance

January 26, 2015 by Doris Magee Harris (Register to contact)

JHH - Class of 1968
Annual Valentine Dance
Feb. 7, 2015. 7:00pm
Wahhabi Shriners Lodge
I55south off Elton Rd exit
Advance - $20.00. Door - $25.00
Cabaret Style - BYOB
Dress to impress and have a good time.

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Jim Hill parking lot flooded, cars towed away  WAPT Jackson

Flooding was above the tires of several cars in the Jim Hill High School parking lot.

‘Their day begins, ends with me’: Bus drivers know your kids, and this is what they see  Jackson Clarion Ledger

I try to talk to my babies and let them know that materialistic things don't make or break anyone," says bus driver Marie Burse, a mother of six.

Storm water floods Jim Hill High School  WJTV

The Jackson Public School District confirms flash flood waters have encroached on the ground of the building and is inside the entire school.

Two Jim Hill High School students arrested after stabbing on bus  WLBT

JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - Three female Jim Hill High school students were involved in a fight this morning on a bus on the way to the school that ended with one ...

Focused on Mississippi: Jim Hill Choir provides movie soundtrack  WJTV

A concert by the Jim Hill High Choir in Canada eight years ago becomes a movie soundtrack years later.

Jackson mayor declares state of emergency over flooding  WAPT Jackson

Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba has declared a state of emergency after heavy rain Thursday caused widespread flooding.

Students remember Jim Hill High School coach  WJTV

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – The Jim Hill High School family has lost a beloved coach and teacher. Sunday morning, an outpour of social media posts began to ...

Heavy rain brings flash flooding to thousands in the metro  WJTV

Power is back on for people in downtown Jackson after Entergy crews repaired a blown transformer on Capital Street and Lamar Street. The planned power ...

Jim Hill High counselor charged with sexual battery  WJTV

A Jim Hill High School counselor is arrested for an alleged sex crime.

Hillary Watkins  Jackson Free Press

Jackson State University senior Hillary Watkins was one of 21 competitors who entered the Metropolitan Opera National Council District Auditions on Jan. 12.

Jim Hill School hosts Boys to Men Bowtie Edition  WJTV

Boys to Men Bowtie Edition educates young men on proper interview etiquette, writing proper emails, and good communication.

Susan Bender  Jackson Free Press

Susan Bender, 56, fosters a passion for biological sciences among her students. "It's a wonderful bunch of students that just need someone to tell them it's OK to ...

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 ...

Flash floods inundate metro area  Jackson Clarion Ledger

A flash flood emergency has been issued for the Jackson metro and surrounding areas due to continued heavy rain, the National Weather *Service* said ...

Jim Hill high school cheerleaders  WAPT Jackson

Jim hill cheerleaders visit 16 WAPT and show us their cheer.

Jim Hill teacher caught on tape slamming student to ground  WJTV

Shocking video surfaced Friday afternoon of a teacher slamming a student to the ground at Jim Hill High School.

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 ...

'It's a milestone' JPS students graduate  WAPT Jackson

Graduation ceremonies are this week for Jackson Public Schools seniors.

Arts on the (Drum) Line  Jackson Free Press

The Mississippi Alumni All-star Band is preparing for the Independence Showdown, an annual competition featuring marching bands from states such as ...

Jim Hill High School broken into, items stolen  WAPT Jackson

Campus officials are investigating a break in at Jim Hill high school.

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*.

Lewis hired at Jim Hill following stint with Viking ninth grade - The Vicksburg Post  Vicksburg Post

James Lewis helped build a championship ninth-grade basketball program at Warren Central. Now he's got the chance to do it at the varsity level. Lewis, who ...

Honoring Southern Soul and Scholars, Pothole Accountability, Gay Pride at City Hall  Jackson Free Press

Lee King, executive producer of the Farish Street Heritage Festival, preached the importance of Jackson becoming the birthplace of "southern soul" because of ...

'Blood Was Spilled On These Grounds': JSU Remembers Gibbs and Green  Jackson Free Press

Jackson State University hosted the 49th-annual memorial ceremony and wreath-laying for James Green and Philip Gibbs on May 15, 2019, to commemorate ...

Odie Mae Sweezer Hayes  Themississippilink

September 1, 1926 – January 23, 2019. Hayes. “If I can help somebody, as I pass along, if I can cheer somebody, with a word or song, if I can show somebody ...

Karl Robinson  Jackson Free Press

When Karl Robinson, 31 was working as an assistant coaching coach for an Amateur Athletic Union team in 2012, he noticed the pre-game chat would often ...

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 ...

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 ...

Storm damage to nonprofit’s building cancels summer reading program and others  WLBT

PEARL, Miss. (WLBT) - A Rankin County summer reading program was forced to stop operating after the building was damaged during storms. The Pearson ...

Gone But Not Forgotten in Mt. Olive Cemetery  Jackson Free Press

Amid a national discussion on which monuments of old white men should stay or go, Jackson State University unveiled two refurbished ones that day dedicated ...

rising to the top  Northside Sun

Bridges' path leads him from Walthall County farm boy to president of capital city bankBernard Bridges knew he wanted to go into banking the day his father took ...

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 ...

MSU students join Continental Internship Program in Clinton  Mississippi Business Journal

Continental Tire has selected Mississippi State University students Sarah Chipley of Vicksburg and James Leggett of Jackson for summer engineering ...

FBI: Miss. school bomb threats are local matter  Jackson Clarion Ledger

Multiple school districts across the Mississippi received bomb threats Tuesday which are being investigated by local authorities.

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.

Chronically Absent: Is Quality Education in Juvenile Detention Possible in Mississippi?  Jackson Free Press

Rankin County Youth Court Judge Thomas Broome told the Jackson Free Press with some pain that before 2006, juvenile-detention centers in the state didn't ...

McAlister's Deli® Announces “McAlister's Loves Teachers” Contest Winners  GlobeNewswire

ATLANTA, May 14, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- McAlister's Deli® is excited to announce its three national winners from its “McAlister's Loves Teacher's ...

IBC Dance School at Belhaven, JSU Heritage Award and USM Adventure Therapy  Jackson Free Press

This year, Belhaven University is playing a part in the USA International Ballet Competition by hosting the USA IBC Dance School, which runs simultaneously ...

'If I died today don't cry,' Jackson homicide victim tweeted minutes before he was shot  Jackson Clarion Ledger

"He was a good person. He didn't deserve this," 22-year-old Kameron Pierson's mom said.

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.

Jim Hill Teacher Wins Prestigious Award  Jackson Free Press

The Milken Family Foundation National Educator Awards recognized Tracee Thompson, an English teacher at Jim Hill High School in Jackson, with a $25000 ...

Local schools to feel effects of 2019-2021 reclassification  WDAM

Athletic reclassification will affect some Pine Belt high schools.

Parents' Conundrum: Mississippi Charter Schools  Jackson Free Press

Jackson mom and business owner Tracie James was dissatisfied with the lack of one-on-one opportunities at school for her youngest son, formerly a North ...

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 ...

A Hunger to Live: The Struggle to Interrupt the Cycle of Violence  Jackson Free Press

Several members of the “Undivided” crew told their story recently in Sheppards Brother Park in the Washington Addition.

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 ...

Can Mississippi schools get ahead after a new round of budget cuts?  PBS NewsHour

This fall, students at Enterprise Attendance Center in the small city of Brookhaven may get to draw, paint and make crafts in an elementary art class — the first ...

Nick Chamberlain  Jackson Free Press

When Nick Chamberlain was assigned to a JROTC course as a freshman at Jim Hill High School, he saw it as a sign that the school faculty felt he could make ...

Murder in the City: Deep Causes, Harmful Biases, Unexpected Solutions to Gun Violence  Jackson Free Press

On the night of Thursday, Feb. 9, a group of twenty-something Jacksonians were hanging out in Westwood Apartments at 3150 Robinson Road playing ...

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 ...

Adding Comedy to the Bill  Jackson Free Press

Tonight, Aug. 4, at The Hideaway, Elton Pope, who is the chief executive officer of event company Carpe Diem Management, LLC, will present the "Made in ...

Anthony Robinson  Jackson Free Press

Anthony Robinson, owner of Ant Rob Apparel, started his clothing business out of his Jackson home in 2002 out of a desire to help inspire people through ...

Former Jackson Navy cadet cleared of rape accusations  WAPT Jackson

It's been a rough five years for Patrick Edmond, who was cleared of rape charges after an initial court martial.

Murrah Mustangs Playing for Coach Eiland  WJTV

The Murrah High Mustangs are moving forward with their high school football season without on their assistant coaches. Asst. Coach Christopher Eiland, who's ...

Bryce Yelverton  Jackson Free Press

Thirty-one-year-old government-relations consultant Bryce Yelverton has dedicated 19 years of his life to helping inner-city kids through Calvary Baptist Church's ...

Four New JPS Board Members to Lead Next Chapter for Beleaguered District  Jackson Free Press

The Jackson City Council restored a quorum to the Jackson Public Schools Board of Trustees on Wednesday, unanimously confirming four new members who ...

Amazing Teens 2016  Jackson Free Press

A major part of our mission at the Jackson Free Press is to highlight the positives in the metro area. These 14 teens plus this week's Jacksonian are part of how ...

Digging Up the Roots of Jackson's 'Numbing' Crime with Mayor Tony Yarber  Jackson Free Press

Tony Tarzel Yarber, 16, waved at his best friend, Lakenya Bolden, as he drove past him in Jackson's Subdivision 2 on Aug. 4, 1994. Bolden was driving into the ...

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

Get the latest National Signing Day news from Blitz 16.

JFP Q&A: Ward 7 candidate LaDarion Ammons (Democrat)  Jackson Free Press

LaDarion Ammons, 25, is running for the open Ward 7 city council seat in 2017 to replace retiring Councilwoman Margaret Barrett-Simon.

Davis IB Program Helps Kindergartners Shine on Exam  Jackson Free Press

Principal Kathleen Grigsby has a reason to be proud: Kindergarteners at Davis IB Elementary in downtown Jackson scored in the top 10 of all schools in the ...

Inside Jackson's Officer-Involved Shooting Task Force  Jackson Free Press

Last month, Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba had prepared to make an executive decision about how the Jackson Police Department would handle transparency ...

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 ...

Tougaloo College names community college leader as next president  WAPT Jackson

Tougaloo College has named a community college leader as its next president.

Antwone Perkins  Jackson Free Press

Even within a specific genre, music listeners and critics often try to categorize the style of a given artist. Jackson-native producer and musician Antwone Perkins ...

Don Hinton  Jackson Free Press

Don Hinton became executive director of the MHSAA July 1, 2011, when Mississippi Sports Hall-of-Famer Ennis Proctor retired after 20 years in the position.

Edrick G. Franklin  Jackson Free Press

Edrick G. Franklin was recently promoted from the eighth grade at Northwest Middle School, where he was an International Baccalaureate student. There, he ...

Mississippi schools face loss of millions in federal funds  WAPT Jackson

A $19 million mistake could leave thousands of Mississippi students without access to tutoring.

Phillip Lafayette Gibbs & James Earl Green  Jackson Free Press

In May 1970, the sound of gunfire aimed at students ceased sounds of protest on what was then the Jackson State College campus (now Jackson State ...

Tourney at 'The Big House'  Jackson Free Press

Some call the Mississippi Coliseum "The Big House." And for two weeks every March, it plays host to one of the biggest and best events in Mississippi sports: the ...

Meridian High School homecoming parade Thursday  Meridian Star

Meridian High School's 2015 Homecoming Parade is Thursday in downtown Meridian.

Inmate dead at Parchman 'young life wasted'  Jackson Clarion Ledger

Jasper Bell, who shot a Jackson State University researcher and was accused as an accessory in the slaying of a high school student in 2010, was found dead ...

Jackson municipal election  Jackson Clarion Ledger

Candidates for Tuesday's Democratic and Republican primaries.

Oh, the Places You'll Go: Project EJECT Expels Gun Offenders to Faraway Prisons  Jackson Free Press

U.S. Attorney Michael Hurst has charged 35 people since he first announced the anti-crime initiative Project EJECT in late 2017.

Miss Black Mississippi fought depression, won crown  Jackson Clarion Ledger

Miss Black Mississippi Robin Jackson rocks a crown of confidence. To get there she had to battle depression.

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.

Blonda Mack  Jackson Free Press

Blonda Marie Chess Mack, former chairwoman of the Hinds County Democratic Executive Committee and president-elect of the Mississippi Federation of ...

Royce Boyer  Jackson Free Press

When Royce Boyer, the co-director of the Metro Male Chorus, and Chuck Reynolds, the band director for Madison Central High School, formed the Mississippi ...

Students display talents at state science fair | News  Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal

BOONEVILLE • A'london Milsap came with a group of seven students from Laurel High School and said frankly, that there are more bugs in food than people ...

Amazing Teens 2015  Jackson Free Press

Each year, the JFP highlights some of Jackson's best and brightest teens, and each year, the list grows and grows.

Mississippi unveils marker for 1963 civil rights sit-in at Jackson Woolworth's (updated)  Mississippi Press

JACKSON, Mississippi -- Mississippi on Tuesday unveiled a historical marker commemorating the sit-in exactly 50 years earlier at a whites-only lunch counter in ...

In Memoriam: Emmitt W. Hayes Sr.  Themississippilink

“To everything, there is a season…” “A time to be born”. Emmitt W. Hayes Sr. was born to the late Dan Henry and Pauline Beatrice Hayes on July 4, 1922 in ...

JPD: Indicted murder suspect wanted in armed robbery  Jackson Clarion Ledger

A man who has been arrested twice on murder charges, including one in which he is actively under indictment, is wanted in a south Jackson armed robbery, ...

Mississippi high school students participate in Girls State, elect officers  WDAM-TV

Young women from all over the state of Mississippi have been on The University of Southern Mississippi's Hattiesburg campus June 1-6 to participate as ...

Anne O'Hara  Jackson Free Press

The Mississippi Arts Commission granted $1.5 million to fund artists and art programs across the state for fiscal year 2013. One of those grant recipients was ...

Josh Paige  Jackson Free Press

Josh Paige doesn't have to look far for inspiration for his poetry, or his lyrics.

DA Files: 'Too Sweet' Reverend, Old Faces Back in News  Jackson Free Press

Names of men who were involved in the late and controversial Mayor Frank Melton's universe keep popping up in the convoluted accusations encircling Hinds ...

JPD Targets 'Bandos': A Different Kind of 'Broken Windows' Policing  Jackson Free Press

JPD Chief Lee Vance is frustrated at the State for owning so much crumbling housing in Jackson but is glad that his department is helping to bring it down.

MCC Tabs James Green New Basketball Coach  WTOK

Former USM Coach James Green Takes over at MCC.

Caroline Herring  Jackson Free Press

Longtime listeners of "Thacker Mountain Radio Hour" may recognize one voice in particular at the program's latest live taping. Canton-native folk singer Caroline ...

Running Jackson: New CAO Robert Blaine Shares His Vision  Jackson Free Press

After a vibrant career as a traveling trombonist and conductor, Robert Blaine put down roots in Jackson, where he hopes to direct a comeback story.

JPS Gifted Students Teach Classmates About Mardi Gras with a Parade  Jackson Free Press

Decked out in feathers and beads and decorative umbrellas, the sixth-grade Northwest Jackson IB Middle School students hosted a lively parade celebrating the ...

Facing the Odds in the Washington Addition  Jackson Free Press

On command, two black boys marched into Wesley Murray's office and slouched against the wood paneled wall.

John Dickerson now permanent enrollment leader at MSU  Mississippi State Newsroom

Mississippi State's registrar and a veteran administrator at the university now is his alma mater's permanent assistant vice president for enrollment.

Price named Laurel Varsity Boys' Basketball Head Coach  WDAM-TV

NEWS RELEASE FROM LAUREL SCHOOL DISTRICT With nearly a lifetime of basketball experience, Marcus R. Price has been selected as Laurel High ...

Storms result in flash flooding all over Jackson  WJTV

The presidential hills community was hit hard by fast-moving water this morning. it was so bad at one point that emergency response teams had to rescue people ...

UPDATED: Complete list of athletes honored at Best of MS Preps  Jackson Clarion Ledger

On Thursday, May 28 - The Clarion-Ledger will honor more than 1,500 student athletes in 22 sports at the Best of MS Preps banquet. It's going to be a great night ...

Mississippi Women's Turn: Can They Break the Political Ceiling?  Jackson Free Press

The political landscape might have shifted in Mississippi, but in 2012, women are still struggling with the same issues.

Krewe of Janus announces 2017 Mardi Gras royalty - Mississippi's Best Community Newspaper | Mississippi's Best Community Newspaper  Natchez Democrat

The Krewe of Janus recently announced its royalty for the 2017 Mardi Gras season. The krewe's grand ball will be at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Natchez Convention ...

Parents seek justice for slain son in Jackson lawsuit  Jackson Clarion Ledger

On April 29, 2014, Zachary Robinson, 22, was gunned down outside the southwest Jackson home he shared with his parents and younger sister after a carload ...

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