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Mosley-Mullen selected as name for new school in West Jackson

  JANS – The JPS Board of Trustees  voted recently to name the new elementary school to be built on Capitol Street after Dr. Jessie Bryant Mosley and Ed Mullen. The new school will be the last construction project funded with monies from the 2006 school bond referendum. The new school will replace Barr Elementary […]

“Stay in School Tour”

              Jackson, get ready for a party with a purpose with Sonic Signature’s “Stay in School Tour” with Phillip and Emmanuel Hudson. According to promoter Eric Dodd and Jermaine Smith (right), the event is designed to raise the awareness of students as to the important of staying in school. […]

Zimmerman out of Jail After posting 150,000 bond

Dear Editor

Dear Editor, I am writing this letter to ask all of the local Representatives to vote YES for the Mississippi Charter School Bill to give my daughter Noelle, and other children just like her, a chance at a high quality public education. I am a single mother who is working hard to take care of […]

‘Think l A Man’ released in theaters today

Mary Church Terrell Literary Club is 100 years strong!

By Alice Thomas-Tisdale Jackson Advocate Publisher                                                       Members of Mary Church Terrell Literary Club, Inc. could easily rest on their laurels, if that is what they chose to do. […]

Promoting good health is elementary at Piney Woods

The Piney Woods School held its 13th Annual Health Fair on Friday, March 30, 2012 in the Zilpha Chandler Auditorium. The annual health fair was held to promote awareness and provide information regarding various health and safety concerns to residents of Hinds, Rankin, Madison, and Simpson counties along with The Piney Woods School’s campus community. […]

Next Step is jumping for joy and for Christ

Saturday, Apr. 14, 2012, several young men from Jackson, Union, Meridian, and Laurel MS traveled to the Gulf Coast to participate in a Round Ball basketball showcase. Next Step Ministries created a youth leadership sports program named Top Priority Sports Academy, which gives young men the opportunity to participate in sporting events. The intention of […]

Assistants at State Capitol

Aaron and Edward Crowley II of Jackson recently served as pages for the Mississippi Senate.  Pages generally run errands for officials and Senate staff.  The pages pictured from left to right are Edward and Aaron Crowley.  They are pictured with Lt. Governor Tate Reeves who sponsored their visits.  They are the sons of Mammie and […]

Alumni donate record $2.56 million to JSU

JANS – Jackson State University alumni surprised JSU President Carolyn W. Meyers when they presented her with a record $2.56 million in cash and pledges during the university’s inauguration events in March. “Along with our students, our alumni are the best ambassadors Jackson State University has,” Meyers said. “When they show such strong support for […]