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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Utica campus recognizes business representatives

    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

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 […]

JFD adds new truck to fleet

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 […]

Attorney Fred Banks receives top award

JANS – Jackson attorney Fred L. Banks, Jr., has been recognized again for his years of service in the field of law. He received the prestigious American Inns of Court Professionalism Award for the 5th Circuit in May. “Mr. Banks’ success in civil rights litigation in Mississippi was certainly a product of his immense legal talent but even more so because of the dignity, civility, and consummate […]