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Former Pearl HS football player out of hospital after being shot  WLBT

Good news for a former Pearl High School football player who was shot in Claiborne County in early April.



More honors for the Pearl Lady Pirates Basketball Team  WLBT

Pearl Mayor Jake Windham and city leaders recognize the Lady Pirates Basketball team with proclamation.



Pearl High School ROTC celebrates major accomplishment  WAPT Jackson

The Pearl High School Naval Junior ROTC Drill Pirates are celebrating a major accomplishment.



Pearl shows support for former high school football standout injured in shooting  WAPT Jackson

Friends and family of a former Pearl High School football player who was one of four people shot in Claiborne County gather to pray for him.



St. Patrick girls lift another trophy, Coast athletes rack up honors at state meet  Biloxi Sun Herald

The Mississippi high school state track meet took place in Pearl on Monday. Here are results from the competition for South Mississippi athletes. St. Patrick girls ...



Pearl High School dedicates 800 meter race to Kaelin Kersh  WJTV

The legacy of Mississippi State track star Kaelin Kersh lives on in her hometown of Pearl.



One more game: Can Pearl win a title for its deployed head coach Lacey Kennedy?  Jackson Clarion Ledger

With their head coach serving the country overseas, the Pearl Lady Pirates are one win away from winning a state title.



Pearl girls basketball continues winning even with head coach half a world away  Jackson Clarion Ledger

Pearl girls basketball head coach Lacey Kennedy wasn't worried when she was called to serve her country. She knew her husband was up to the task.



No. 2 Brandon beats Pearl, 14-10, to capture region championship  Jackson Clarion Ledger

Blood flowed as Brandon beat rival Pearl, 14-10, on Friday night to win a region championship.



Pearl Public School District announces Teacher of the Year candidates  WJTV

The Pearl Public School District announced the 2018-2019 Teacher of the Year from each of the district's five schools.



3 things to know about Pearl football  Jackson Clarion Ledger

Pearl football enters the season as defending state champions for the first time, but the Pirates stopped thinking about last season long ago.



Pearl High School student arrested over bogus threat  WAPT Jackson

A Pearl High School student is under arrest after admitting that he lied about a potential school threat, police say.



Teacher Pay in Limbo as Mississippi Senate Balks at $4000 Raise  Jackson Free Press

The fate of a bill that could grant Mississippi's public-school teachers a $4000 pay raise over a two-year period remained uncertain Monday morning as ...



Former Pearl police chief Bill Slade remembered  WLBT

Former Pearl Police Chief William “Bill” Slade passed away Sunday.He had served with Pearl P.D. for 35 years with nearly three decades as the department's ...



Former Pearl High School principal remembers 1997 school shooting  WAPT Jackson

The school shooting in Florida reminds people of the mass shooting at Pearl High School in 1997. Jeff Cannon was the assistant band director at the school ...



Pearl High School Senior Dies In Crash  WJTV

Pearl High School senior Tyler Porrier is dead after losing control of his pickup truck on a Mississippi road on August 25, 2016.



Everything you need to know about Week 4 in Mississippi high school football  Jackson Clarion Ledger

Week 4 of Mississippi high school football action saw several lopsided wins in key match-ups. At least a couple Top 10-ranked teams are looking forward to next ...



SAVE Promise Clubs help prevent school violence  WLBT

BRANDON, MS (WLBT) - They are trained to be the eyes and ears of the schools and to get involved if they see something wrong going on in their schools.



Pearl’s 2 Dandy Dozen players too much for Neshoba  Meridian Star

CHOCTAW — Defending one Dandy Dozen player is a difficult enough task. Defending two Dandy Dozen selections in Makayla Minett and Jayla Alexander is ...



School Safety Act Includes Mental Health, School Surveillance Provisions  Jackson Free Press

Mississippi's children go to school in places "of potential violence," Gov. Phil Bryant lamented in his State of the State address last month, as he called on ...



Brandon quarterback Will Rogers commits to Mississippi State  Jackson Clarion Ledger

Brandon junior quarterback Will Rogers committed to Mississippi State Tuesday evening.



Pearl High School shooter Luke Woodham wants parole  Jackson Clarion Ledger

Pearl High School shooter, who killed 3, is arguing he should be eligible for parole.



They fell in love through basketball, and now the Kennedys have built Pearl into a power  Jackson Clarion Ledger

Lacey and Jason Kennedy met playing pick-up basketball and 15 years later are married and coaching together.



Pearl's Tylan Knight may be the most productive, and underrecruited, player in Mississippi  Jackson Clarion Ledger

Tylan Knight, one of the best players in Mississippi, has gone mostly unrecruited due to his 5-foot-7 height. Now schools are becoming more interested.



Former principal recalls tragedy of Pearl High School shooting - Mississippi's Best Community Newspaper | Mississippi's Best Community Newspaper  Natchez Democrat

By Brandon O'Connor The Vicksburg Post Tragedies happen on normal days. That was part of the message from former Pearl High School principal Roy ...



Week 5 Super 10: Two new teams enter the rankings  Jackson Clarion Ledger

Two new teams entered the Super 10 poll as the high school football season approaches week five.



Former Pearl High School girls basketball coach arrested for cyberstalking  WAPT Jackson

A former coach of the Pearl High School girls basketball team has been arrested for cyberstalking. Pearl police arrested Jacob Neil DeVaughn back on ...



Lewisburg marches to another state band title | News  DeSoto Times-Tribune

It must have seemed like a cavernous echo, albeit a joyous one. “Lewisburg. Lewisburg. Lewisburg.”



'Mississippi School Safety Act' on the way to House floor, requires active shooter drills  Mississippi Today

A bill lawmakers say is necessary to keep Mississippi children safe in school passed the first hurdle of the legislative process Thursday. House Bill 1283 would ...



Pearl River announces 2019 signing class  HubcitySPOKES.com

POPLARVILLE — Pearl River announced the addition of 34 new Wildcats on Wednesday as part of National Signing Day 2019. The large class checks a lot of ...



Pearl High School cheerleaders show their spirit  WAPT Jackson

The cheerleaders form Pearl High School are not shy, when it comes to what they think about their competition.



Border patrol makes arrest in Pearl, looking for two others  WAPT Jackson

Federal border patrol agents made a traffic stop in Pearl and they arrested one suspected illegal alien. They're still looking for two others.



Super 10: Ranking top teams as Mississippi high school football dives into the playoffs  Jackson Clarion Ledger

Here is the Super 10 poll as the high school football season enters the first or second round of the playoffs, depending on the classification. The Super 10 is ...



Oak Grove advances to South State title game with 48-35 victory against Petal  WDAM

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - After a dominating first-half performance, Oak Grove High School found itself staring at a 28-28 tie with archrival Petal High ...



5 things to know from day 1 of the MHSAA state track & field championships  Jackson Clarion Ledger

Two metro schools took home the 6A state titles and there were dominant individual performances throughout the day.



Michael Guest Announces Staff for Offices in Washington and Mississippi  Yall Politics

Congressman-elect Michael Guest has announced his new staff that will operate from his Washington, D.C. and Mississippi offices. “We believe we have ...



Get2College Program Living Up to Its Name  WJTV

Financial aid is a fact of life for most families as they send a child off to college.



Former Pearl High coach facing cyberstalking charge  WJTV

A former Pearl High School coach is arrested for cyberstalking.



Hinds College student speaks after being randomly shot  WJTV

WJTV's Gerald Harris has this exclusive interview with a Hinds Community College student who was one of four people shot outside a Claiborne County ...



St. Patrick girls claim state track title as several Coast athletes shine in Pearl  The Sun Herald

St. Patrick, Gulfport and East Central were among the big winners on Friday at the Class 2A/4A/6A state meet in Pearl. Vancleave's Lina May also picked up ...



Lamar girls beat Jackson Academy to advance  Meridian Star

Behind the strong play of Debreasha Powe, Lamar School got past Jackson Academy 36-23 in the second round of the MAIS Overall Tournament at Mississippi ...



Pearl's Tylan Knight flips to Ole Miss two weeks after committing to Louisiana  Jackson Clarion Ledger

PEARL — It wasn't as simple as people thought. He didn't change his mind at the drop of a hat. Tylan Knight had to decide between the school that offered first ...



An Armed Principal Detained a Campus Gunman. But He’s Against Arming School Staff.  The New York Times

A national effort is underway to arm and train school staff members, but a former assistant principal who survived an attack believes it's misguided.



MHSAA changes basketball playoff format; only final 4 teams make it to the Big House  Meridian Star

The Mississippi High School Activities Association (MHSAA) has changed the format of its state basketball tournament for the 2018-19 season, a story that was ...



How Gov. Phil Bryant wants to address school safety  Jackson Clarion Ledger

Gov. Phil Bryant has signed an executive order charging a group of law enforcement, educators and mental health professionals with developing school safety ...



Oak Grove, Petal set to renew long-time rivalry  WDAM

Perhaps nothing is more dangerous than a wounded animal, especially if it happens to be an archrival Panthers. Oak Grove High School will be especially wary ...



High School Football Recap-Week 12  WDAM

Hattiesburg High unbeaten during the regular season for a second consecutive year.



What's Working: Get 2 College helps students find their way  WJTV

JACKSON, Miss (WJTV) - Financial aid is a fact of life for most families as they send a child off to college. The paperwork alone can make you want to pull your ...



Youth Take Lead on Guns in Schools  Jackson Free Press

As the students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School take the world stage to demand stricter gun laws, many people in the Jackson metro area recall that ...



New alignment brings big changes to private schools  Meridian Star

Realignment for the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools will bring major changes to sports classifications beginning in the 2019-2020 school year.



Since Florida shooting, number of school threats explode in Mississippi  Jackson Clarion Ledger

There have been more than a dozen school threats in Mississippi in the days since the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida ...



Top MS WBB Recruit Alexander Signs With Rebels  WCBI

OXFORD, Miss. (Ole Miss Athletics) – Ole Miss women's basketball head coach Yolett McPhee-McCuin has announced the addition of Jayla Alexander to her ...



Cam Akers  Jackson Free Press

One of the biggest bright spots for the Seminoles season came from Clinton, Miss., in the form of Cam Akers. The highly recruited freshman running back came ...



Pearl municipal elections  Jackson Clarion Ledger

Candidates running in the Republican and Democratic primaries on Tuesday.



Hernando marches to another state title | News  DeSoto Times-Tribune

Hernando High School is the 2018 MHSAA/Mississippi Bandmasters Association 6A Marching Band State Champion. This is the third time this band has earned ...



Mississippi teacher union: 'Are you in?' on strike, sickout over paltry pay raise  Jackson Clarion Ledger

The question come days after a Facebook Page called Pay Raises for Mississippi Teachers indicated interest in organizing a potential strike.



Lauderdale County schools tentatively agree to upgrades for girls sports following Title IX lawsuit  Meridian Star

Two parents who claim the Lauderdale County School District discriminated against their daughters by providing female athletes with fewer resources than male ...



Celebrating Mississippi Composers  Jackson Free Press

When the Mississippi Chorus began looking ahead to the launch of its 30th season this fall, Artistic Director Mark Nabholz says that the board faced an important ...



Two in critical condition after four shot in Claiborne County  WLBT

CLAIBORNE COUNTY, MS (WLBT) - According to Claiborne County Sheriff Frank Davis, four people were shot outside of Michael Dean's Convenience Store in ...



Instagram threat against McLaurin High School came from out-of-state, authorities say  WAPT Jackson

A threat against students at McLaurin High School posted on Instagram Tuesday night was made by someone from outside Mississippi, a Rankin County ...



Pearl senior earns wheelchair basketball scholarship  WJTV

Rontes Williams remembers the first time he saw his wheelchair.



Amazing deaf sprinter, top metro runner, an 'angry' runner highlight day 2 of track meet  Jackson Clarion Ledger

PEARL — It was man-up time for Kenmarkis Meeks. The standout athlete for the Mississippi School for the Deaf showed up to Saturday's state track and field ...



Mississippi educator who detained gunman in 1997 is against arming school staff  Seattle Times

A national effort had been underway to arm and train teachers and administrators to defend against mass shootings. But one who survived a school shooting ...



Blitz 16 National Signing Day 2018: Latest signing news  WAPT Jackson

Get the latest National Signing Day news from Blitz 16.



Freshman Tylan Knight moves to safety as Ole Miss secondary shake-up continues  Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal

OXFORD -- Tylan Knight played all three phases of the game for Class 6A champion Pearl High School.



Teachers crave champions, and they want lawmakers to know it  Jackson Clarion Ledger

In a show of solidarity for public education, a growing number of educators and their supporters have committed to wearing blue on Fridays for the remainder for ...



Pearl track legend honored with race in his namesake  WAPT Jackson

Friday, Pearl high school hosted the inaugural George Kersh 800 meter run during its track and field invitational.



The way your child's school is built could save lives  Jackson Clarion Ledger

Katie Holden was a sophomore in world history class at Madison Central High School on the morning of Oct. 1, 1997, when the shooting at Pearl High School ...



Forest Hill High School band program depicting police officers being shot elicits heated reaction from both sides  Yall Politics

Last week, the Forrest Hill High School band performed their halftime show at Brookhaven. However, this performance depicted band members dressed as ...



Melissa Harrison  NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

Melissa Harrison is a bilingual reporter with more than two decades of journalism experience.



Pearl High School senior killed in crash  WAPT Jackson

Pearl High School senior Jacob Porrier dies when his truck crashes on Country Place Parkway.



Comedian Bill Bellamy says thieves break into friend’s car, steal Sharpie, leave $42K in safe  WLBT

Bellamy says the thieves used a brick to smash the front window of the car.



2019 Premier Preps Boys Soccer Team  Meridian Star

This year's Premier Preps of East Mississippi boys soccer team draws from several area schools that fielded competitive teams during the 2018-19 school year.



Meet Mississippi State's Class of 2020 Commitments  247Sports

Another recruiting cycle has been underway for awhile now and the Class of 2020 is now in the spotlight.



Courtney Rainey, who was indicted for voter fraud, running for a Justice Court seat in Canton  WLBT

The Canton School Board member and Director of Human and Cultural Needs for the city is running for a seat on the bench. Courtney Rainey was indicted on ...



The Tuesday Night Bones 7/24/2018 Sponsored by the Lodge  247Sports

Mississippi State removed 2018 signee La'Damian Webb from the fall roster earlier this week. The former Mr. Football for the state of Alabama has been the ...



Angie Smith Brewer  Jackson Free Press

Jackson-based interior design and planning firm Dean and Dean/Associates Architects named Angie Smith Brewer as the firm's director of marketing and ...



Waller emphasizes infrastructure and healthcare in campaign for Mississippi governor  Meridian Star

Bill Waller Jr. along with his wife, Charlotte, made a stop in Meridian Monday as part of a statewide campaign to become governor of the state of Mississippi.



Shane Adams takes over as Lamar School's baseball coach  Meridian Star

Lamar School recently announced Shane Adams as its new head baseball coach.



High School Football Recap: Week 4 pt. 3  WDAM

Taylorsville, South Jones, Petal, Richton and Collins picked up wins in Week 4 of Friday night football.



2019 Premier Preps Boys Basketball Team  Meridian Star

This year's Premier Preps Presented by Mississippi Power boys basketball team is represented by a mix of Lauderdale County talent and standouts from the ...



United Way of East Mississippi offers free tax preparation  Meridian Star

The United Way of East Mississippi is offering free tax preparation to individuals or households with an annual income of $55,000 or less. The Income Tax ...



Pearl native, track star killed in auto accident  WAPT Jackson

A community gathered and celebrated a life in Pearl Sunday evening that was taken too soon. Kaelin Kersh, 22, was killed in a crash with a Mississippi Highway ...



Pearl mayor Brad Rogers defeated  Jackson Clarion Ledger

Pearl Mayor Brad Rogers lost his seat Tuesday night to challenger Jake Windham.



Meridian man pleads guilty to cocaine trafficking | Local News  Meridian Star

A Meridian man charged with drug trafficking pleaded guilty in federal court on Tuesday.



City Council approves Prather, Mize for TPSD board  Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal

TUPELO • The City Council has approved two recent appointments by Mayor Jason Shelton to the Tupelo Public School District Board of Trustees, returning ...



Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority holds annual Advocacy Day at the State Capitol  WLBT

Members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority talk with state senators and representatives about community issues on Advocacy Day at the State Capitol.



MBI takes over investigation into hit-and-run of pedestrian killed on Hwy 27  WLBT

JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation has taken over the investigation of a deadly hit-and-run that happened on Highway 27 back in ...



Damage assessments continue after severe storms hit Madison, Yazoo counties  WLBT

MADISON/YAZOO COUNTY, MS (WLBT) - Damage assessments from Saturday's storms are ongoing in Yazoo and Madison counties. Residents are now ...



2019 Premier Preps Girls Soccer Team  Meridian Star

This year's Premier Preps girls soccer team draws from several area schools that fielded competitive squads during the 2018-19 school year.



Philadelphia man sentenced to federal prison for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine  Meridian Star

A Philadelphia man charged with conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine is headed to federal prison.



National Signing Day 2018  WDAM-TV

The WDAM 7 Sports Team has all the latest news on athletes here in the Pine Belt who signed on to play football at the next level.



Kassie Coleman sees challenge from Michael Grace for district attorney seat  Meridian Star

Kassie Coleman, the newly appointed district attorney for the 10th Circuit Court, will face a challenge from Democrat Michael Grace in the Nov. 5 general ...



GALLERY: Newton Girls Defeat Puckett to Advance to the MHSAA Class 2A State Championship  Meridian Star

Services for Mr. John Weeks will be held Tuesday, at noon, at James F. Webb Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation will be Tuesday from 10:30 a.m. until *service* time ...



Great Granddaughter of Henrietta Lacks discusses access to quality healthcare in Jackson  WLBT

Veronica Robinson, a community activist and the great granddaughter of Henrietta Lacks, was in Jackson to discuss the importance of access to medical care.



Column: Rebels remake secondary on the fly | Sports  Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal

OXFORD. It seems like just a few weeks ago that we were hearing Ole Miss coach Matt Luke say the Rebels would load the box to help stop the run. The Rebels ...



Petition to legalize medical marijuana in Mississippi gaining thousands of signatures  WLBT

In the Magnolia State, there's a petition circulating to put medical marijuana to a vote in 2020.



Analysis: Courts still face questions on life for juveniles  Meridian Star

JACKSON — One man sentenced to life in prison without parole as a juvenile will get a shot at a new sentence, but larger changes to how Mississippi courts are ...



’Lil Pup’ reunited with Brookhaven owners after going missing, sent up north  WLBT

BROOKHAVEN, MS (WLBT) - A lost dog named “Lil Pup” who went missing from his Brookhaven family and ended up in Iowa has finally been reunited with his ...



U.S. Secretary of Labor tours Continental Tire training center  WLBT

U.S. Labor Secretary tours Continental Tire plant in Hinds County.



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