Vigil to remember those who died in police custody

On Native Americans’ Day, this Friday, September 25, 2015, a vigil will be held in front of the Neshoba County Courthouse in Philadelphia, Mississippi beginning at 6:30 p.m. to honor Choctaw Tribal member, Rexdale Henry and all others who have been killed under suspicious circumstances in the Neshoba County Jail or by any law enforcement […]

Thompson invites father Joseph Dyer to be his guest during the Pope’s visit

Today, Congressman Bennie G. Thompson (MS-02) announced that he has invited Father Joseph Dyer to be his guest during the address of His Holiness Pope Francis of the Holy See to the Joint Meeting of Congress. The event will be held on September 24, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. in the Hall of the U. S. […]

Farish Street – A Slightly Different Perspective

According to a former city official, feasibility studies on an “entertainment district” on Farish Street date back to the Danks  Administration.  Has anyone done a study to determine whythe multiple Farish Street redevelopment projects have failed over the past 35 years? One reason may be that Farish Street has been preempted by other projects which […]

HCC Utica Campus donates to Blair E. Batson Children’s Hospital

Jamessia Davis, beer known as “Peaches”, is a 10-year old who has been baling Ewing's Sarcoma (a rare form of bone cancer) for the past 6 months or so. She is a member of Greater New Hamilton Grove Baptist Church in Raymond, MS. Jamessia received two wigs and one cap that was donated to Blair E. Batson Children’s Hospital by Hinds Community College, Utica Campus.
The Make-A-Wish Foundaon recently granted Jamessia's most heart-felt wish, an iPad. Jamessia also received a shopping spree. Her first stop was Justice, a clothing store for young girls.
Other stores Jamessia shopped included Best Buy, Toys R Us, Hibbe Sports, and Wal-Mart.
“Jamessia's cancer has been upgraded to Stage 4, but she is a true fighter, full of courage and inspiraon,” said Kris Johnson, HCC Uca Campus cosmetology student and Jamessia’s church member. “Jamessia’s favorite
saying is, ‘By His stripes I AM healed!’”

JANS – “When I came to the Utica Campus as a student in 1984, it was known for helping others and community service,” said Hinds Community College, Utica Campus cosmetology instructor Ouida Theriot. “We are simply continuing that legacy.” Approximately 30 freshmen and sophomore Utica Campus cosmetology students wanted to do something to help the cancer patients at Blair E. Batson Children’s Hospital in Jackson. So, […]

Jessie Whitley selected to lead Greenville’s Water Department


JANS – After a thorough search process that yielded 29 candidates, the Greenville City Council selected Jessie Whitley for the manager position in the Water Department. Born and raised in Greenville, Whitley attended Greenville Public Schools. After graduating from T.L. Weston High School in 1991, Whitley attended Mississippi Delta Community College and majored in Business Administration. In 1997, Whitley graduated from Delta State University with a BA in Marketing. […]

Faulkner sworn into Mississippi House of Representatives

John Faulkner

Rep. John Faulkner (D-Holly Springs) was sworn in to the Mississippi House of Representatives Dec. 19. He won the special run-off election on November 26 to fill the seat vacated by former Rep. Kelvin Buck, who is now the Mayor of Holly Springs. Rep. Faulkner was joined by family members and friends including his mother, Celestine Faulkner; brother, Ivory Faulkner; brother, Rodney Lowe; uncle, Reverend Robert Smith; Holly Springs […]

Compassionate Care partners with Operation Shoestring for toy giveaway

Local nonprofit Compassionate Care made it a very merry Christmas for many children throughout Jackson. “Partnering is the key to being able to serve more children,” said Bobbie Brown, executive director of the organization. Combining forces was paramount in the efforts of Compassionate Care as demonstrated when it joined its giving power with Operation Shoestring, another local prominent group with a long history of providing services to children […]

Remember, Lest We Forget



Utica campus recognizes business representatives

Pictured from left are Jeremy Shannon, general contractor; Johnny Gibson, owner of Gibson Roofing & Construction in Vicksburg;
Leonard Knight, HCC-Uca Campus building trades instructor from Vicksburg; and Lionel Williams, owner of Williams Masonry & Construction Company in Hazlehurst, MS.

    JANS – The Utica Campus Career and Technical Education Division recently held its fall advisory committee meeting with over 25 businesses in attendance. The attendees represented each of the 17 career and technical programs. Some of the programs were represented with two or more attendees. One advisory committee meeting is held in the fall and one in the spring. The purpose of the meetings is […]

Hinds CC taking energy conservation a step farther

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JANS – Hinds Community College recently welcomed the addition of a new department, the Office of Sustainability. Energy conservation will be the key focus of the department, but recycling will also fall under the office’s duties. In 2008, the energy conservation effort was implemented district wide. The savings since its inception, which includes all utilities for all campuses, comes to approximately $6.3 million, or 29.4 percent. “These district […]