On August 28, 2014, a lawsuit was filed against Ferguson, Missouri and several of its police officers. The lawsuit describes the alleged mistreatment of residents by Ferguson police. A complete copy of the 28-page lawsuit can be found by clicking here.



In response to the frequent violent confrontations between residents and police, which too often result in residents’ deaths by police shootings, choke holds, and other excessive use of force, Washington, DC criminal defense attorney Patrice Amandla Sulton is circulating a petition through “The DC Police Project”. This petition is located at According to attorney […]



THE UNVARNISHED TRUTH: Sociologist, Rommel W. Benjamin, Speaks Out On Mayor’s Race, Racism and Myths

Some recent events in the State of Mississippi have forced attention on the critical need for citizens to exercise rational logical thinking: The rush for candidacy into the Jackson Mayor’s Race, the vandalism of the statue of James Meredith at the University of Mississippi and the electorate (voters) being faced with making political decisions based […]

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 […]

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JFD adds new truck to fleet

mobile command

The Jackson Fire Department will add another new truck to its fleet. A newly designed Mobile Command Unit will be commissioned into service for the JFD. This command vehicle, along with seven newly acquired trucks, will be used as a command post for large-scale incidents. Fire Chief Willie Owens will re-establish the Mobile Command Division of the department, complete […]