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JSU grad named head football coach at Texas Southern

JANS – Former Jackson State University quarterback, Darrell Asberry was named the Texas Southern head football coach Friday by TSU athletics director Dr. Charles McClelland. For the past five seasons Asberry was the head coach at Shaw University (NCAA D-II) in Raleigh, NC. As head coach, Asberry had a 40-25 overall record and a 30-13 […]

Lady Drivers Golf Club play at historic golf course

Members of the Lady Drivers Golf Club JANS – Saturday, December 3, 2011, The Lady Drivers Golf Club partnered with The Autocrat Golf Club, New Orleans for an exciting weekend of Golf and Networking in the great city of New Orleans. An added bonus, was the opportunity to play on a great historic course in […]

City of Jackson names new director of planning and development

JANS – Mayor Harvey Johnson, Jr.’s appointee, Bennie J. Hopkins, Jr., was unanimously confirmed as the new director of Planning and Development by the City Council at a confirmation recently. “We appreciate the City Council’s confidence in Bennie,” said Mayor Johnson. “I believe that given his experience and his tenacity, Bennie will certainly be a […]

The Mississippi Unity Caucus: The First Year

By Kathy Sykes Jackson Advocate Guest Writer The first part of this year, Rep. Jim Evans called me and asked that I help convene a meeting of progressive activists to develop a plan of action to engage the public in pushing back against the attacks on the working class, immigrants, and poor people that has […]

Greater Fairview M.B. Church Prayer Warriors and Seniors Ministry Luncheon

                                  Greater Fairview M.B. Church held its annual Prayer Warriors and Seniors Ministry Luncheon on Dec. 13, 2011. This year was quite special for the combined group. It was held at the University Club, which is located on the […]

Woodville Hospitality Station now open on HWY 61

          JANS -The Woodville Hospitality Station is now open. Located prominently on U.S. Highway 61 just south of downtown Woodville, the new facility will provide the traveling public with information and display areas available seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and restroom facilities open 24 hours, seven […]

Purple Knights’ Toy Drive

              The Purple Knight’s Club, a group of Hardy Middle School boys, donated toys they collected in a schoolwide toy drive to Catholic Charities of Jackson December 15, 2011. The Purple Knights are mentored by the Epsilon Kappa Kappa Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity. Herbert Anderson (far left) […]

Creating for the sheer love of art

JANS – Mary Phillips continues to be inspired by the memory of her grandmother to transform almost anything into art. “When I was a little girl, I loved to sit and help my grandmother quilt. When I was in grade school, I took several classes in art, but I never thought that I would love […]

Christmas Musical at Farish Street

Farish Street Baptist Church held its 18th annual Christmas Musical on Sunday, Dec. 18, 2011. “One Small Child” was presented by the Jackson Metro Community Christmas Choir. Harvey Bernard Holly of Aldersgate U.M. Church was this year’s Project Coordinator. Cedric L. Cole of Faith Presbyterian Church served as Conductor; Antonio Williams, Pearlie Grove Baptist Church, […]

Chastain Middle School gifted students get etiquette lesson: “Penguin Style”

JANS – Students dine at the newly reopened restaurant and participate in an etiquette class, courtesy of The Penguin’s General Manager John Hardy Chastain students in Mrs. Roberta Hagler’s 6th grade gifted class filed into The Penguin Restaurant recently to enjoy a wonderful meal at the newly reopened eatery in West Jackson. Prior to this […]