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Teachers, students and administrators weigh in on state testing issues  WLBT

Lawmakers are filing several bills that are aimed at scrapping the state's end-of-course exams. Monday, it wasn't the legislators but the teachers, students, and ...

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.

Pearl High School ROTC celebrates major accomplishment  WAPT Jackson

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

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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.”

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.

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.

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.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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

After committing to Louisiana Jan. 23, the 5-foot-7 athlete has decided to become a Rebel.

The dream season ends for Pearl with a state championship  Jackson Clarion Ledger

The Pirates stay perfect and defeat Starkville 21-17, completing the season of destiny for the group of seniors.

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.

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 ...

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.

Christmas By Candlelight Tour Happening Today  WJTV

Enjoy free live music, holiday decorations and traditional treats at the twenty-third annual Christmas by Candlelight Tour.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

Pearl seniors on mission to make good on 'best class ever' prediction  Jackson Clarion Ledger

After a surprise state finals run, Pearl is trying to adapt to the No. 1 team in Mississippi label.

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 ...

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 ...

Governor Phil Bryant proclaims October College Application Month  Southern Miss Now

Governor Phil Bryant recently proclaimed October College Application Month in Mississippi, recognizing that the college application process may be a barrier to ...

Pearl senior earns wheelchair basketball scholarship  WJTV

Rontes Williams remembers the first time he saw his wheelchair.

A commit again: Pearl's Johnquarise Patterson back with Mississippi State  Jackson Clarion Ledger

Johnquarise Patterson caught 86 passes for more than a 1000 yards as a senior for Pearl.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

10 instruments donated to Peeples Middle School  WJTV

PEARL, Miss.(WJTV) - The Mississippi Community Symphonic Band's, Big Band Swing Mississippi Swing! recognized a Jackson Public School band director ...

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 municipal elections  Jackson Clarion Ledger

Candidates running in the Republican and Democratic primaries on Tuesday.

Mississippi State adds Pearl wide receiver Johnquarise Patterson to its 2018 class  Jackson Clarion Ledger

The dream was born when Johnquarise Patterson was just a young boy heading up to Starkville from Pearl to see his cousin Craig Jenkins play on Mississippi ...

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 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 ...

The Tuesday Night Bones Sponsored by The Lodge 7/18/2018  247Sports

Heading into summer school sessions, Coach Joe Moorhead and the staff at Mississippi State were able to get all but three 2018 Mississippi State football ...

Students bring guns to Coast schools, but it’s not always reported. Here are the recent incidents.  The Sun Herald

An eighth grader at Hancock Middle School brought an inoperable .22-caliber handgun to school on Jan. 4, just weeks before the mass school shooting in ...

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

Get the latest National Signing Day news from Blitz 16.

This Coast track star is only in the 8th grade and she just picked up 3 more gold medals  The Sun Herald

Long Beach freshman Brooklyn Biancamano won three gold medals Saturday at the Class 1A/3A/5A MHSAA state track meet in Pearl. West Harrison and ...

Pair of MSU signees headed to junior college  The Commercial Dispatch

A loaded signing class for Mississippi State's wide receiving corps will be a little lighter than hoped. MSU confirmed to The Dispatch that Malik Heath and ...

Genes of speed  WJTV

PEARL, Miss. (WJTV) - The last name 'Knight' in this part of the Mississippi sports world means one thing, and that thing is speed.

Prep Notebook: Hatley hitting road at end of spring  Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal

Hatley will conclude its spring football drills in Alabama.

Teens march 50 miles from Mississippi to Memphis in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.  Chicago Tribune

Wearing aqua-colored T-shirts and hydration backpacks, a group of teenagers on Saturday launched a 50-mile walk from northern Mississippi to Memphis, ...

Pearl mayor Brad Rogers defeated  Jackson Clarion Ledger

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

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

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

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.

Here's the Mississippi high school football state championship schedule  Jackson Clarion Ledger

Here are the pairings and schedule for the MHSAA high school football state championships. All games will be played Friday and Saturday at ...

Gov. Bryant's stance on guns in school is a reversal from his legislator days  Mississippi Today

As a lawmaker in the early 1990s, then-Rep. Phil Bryant cosponsored a bill that would have increased penalties for bringing guns into schools.

Mississippi Scholastic Art and Writing award recipients honored  WJTV

Mississippi Museum of Art recognizes national and regional award winners of the 2018 Scholastic Art Awards.

Miss. highway patrol pays $500K in wreck that killed MSU athlete: report

The accident spawned the Kaelin Kersh Act, which requires cops going over the speed limit to use emergency lights.

While school shooting suspect detained until trial, authorities offer advice to educators  Jackson Clarion Ledger

Cole Breazeale rode a dirt bike through the band's practice field and down the driveway into the road before allegedly firing shots at the school.

Meet the 2018 Clarion Ledger All-State girls' track and field team  Jackson Clarion Ledger

These are the 20 members of the 2018 All-State girls' track and field team, as chosen by the Clarion Ledger. The team is picked by the Clarion Ledger in ...

Who is Gardner Minshew? Looking at Washington State’s potential starting QB through the lens of his closest acquaintances  The Spokesman-Review

PULLMAN – It's an all-time Gardner Minshew story, a tale Jack Wright shares to this day and one that any Washington State football fan should care to hear ...

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 ...

Ole Miss true freshman Tylan Knight excited about move to defense  The Rebel Walk

Ole Miss true freshman Tylan Knight has switched from running back to defense in order to help add some much-needed depth following injuries to key players.

Back-to-Pearl roots for Darwell’s Too-Go  Jackson Clarion Ledger

Darwell's-Too-Go brings their signature flavor back home to Pearl.

Should Teachers Be Armed With Guns?  New York Times

What is your initial reaction to arming teachers, coaches, administrators and other adults in schools with guns? Speaking from the White House this week, ...

MS Lions All State Band takes championship  Jackson Clarion Ledger

Mississippi Lions All State Band won the 2016 Lions Band Parade Competition in Fukuoka, Japan last week.

Pearl's Patterson talks decision to commit to MSU  WAPT Jackson

The standout receiver for the Pirates clocked in over 800 receiving yards last season and 12 touchdowns. He says it's always been MSU from the start.

Social media threat against JPS school not credible, officials say  WAPT Jackson

A threat on social media regarding Murrah High School has no credibility, Jackson Public Schools officials say.

BHS Lady Panthers lose 1; BA sweeps NCA - Daily Leader  Dailyleader

The Panthers (8-2) and Lady Panthers (10-1) predictably had no problem with Wilkinson County on Friday as they cruised in Woodville. The Lady Panthers won ...

Brookhaven High School band brings home all superiors - Daily Leader  Dailyleader

Brookhaven High School scored superior across the board in a recent state evaluation for marching bands held in Pearl. BHS was the only school in the area ...

Oxford High School band makes school history during state band championship  Oxford Eagle

The Oxford Charger Band made school history on Oct. 22 at the MHSAA State Marching Band Championship, ranking fourth overall in Class 5A. This is the ...

Armani Linton, Tylan Knight fill needs in Ole Miss secondary  Jackson Clarion Ledger

Former running backs Tylan Knight and Armani Linton proved they could fill a need in the Ole Miss secondary.

Anniversaries: Mary Hill & Henry Hill, Jr.  The Tennessean

Anniversaries: Mary Hill & Henry Hill, Jr.; Mr. Henry Hill, Jr. and Mrs. Mary E. Hill celebrated their 65th Wedding Anniversary on June 29th, 2018.

BWW Review: THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK Sheds Light on Dark, Dark Times at New Stage Theatre in Jackson  Broadway World

Picture this: Eight people living in a secret annex over a functioning business, spending their days in silence for fear of losing their lives. Now imagine that being ...

TCPS girls, Oxford teams win state track titles  Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal

PEARL – Strength in the distance events, led by a senior closing out an illustrious high school career, enabled the Tupelo Christian girls track team to repeat as ...

BWW Review: MORNINGSIDE Gives Baby Shower Expectations a Shake-Up at New Stage Theatre in Jackson  Broadway World

You've been invited to a baby shower in an upscale neighborhood for a member of a well-respected family. Sounds like a lovely, laid back way to spend an ...

Back to school: Start dates, changes  Jackson Clarion Ledger

School districts across the Jackson metro area are preparing for students' return beginning this week. Here's what parents and guardians need to know in ...

Mississippian Albert Tate comes home to speak at multiethnic church conference  Jackson Clarion Ledger

Embrace, a multiethnic church conference, will be held in Jackson next weekend.

UPDATED: Complete list of athletes honored at Best of MS Preps  Jackson Clarion Ledger

On Thursday, May 28 - The Clarion-Ledger will honor more than 1,500 student athletes in 22 sports at the Best of MS Preps banquet. It's going to be a great night ...

Pass Christian long distance star McGee signs with Southern Miss  The Sun Herald

Pass Christian senior long distance runner Regen McGee has signed a letter of intent to attend Southern Miss, her family announced on Monday.

Bill honoring Mississippi State track star would require emergency vehicles to use flashing lights  Jackson Clarion Ledger

District attorney's office now investigating the May 7 wreck that killed a Mississippi State track star. Grand jury could hear case.

Bullied by the badge?  The Hechinger Report

Between the fall of 2013 and late March 2016, Terry High School reported 53 arrests by school police officers, most for disorderly conduct. Its 2014-15 arrest rate ...

2017 Clarion-Ledger All-state girls' track and field team  Jackson Clarion Ledger

Jailin Cherry. Senior | Pascagoula. Jumped a state-best 5-8 at the division meet, went 5-4 at the 5A state meet to win the gold medal. Finished second in the ...

Notebook: TE Knox flashes with big catches against Kent State  Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal

OXFORD • Ole Miss tight end Dawson Knox figured prominently in the Rebels' passing game when Jordan Ta'amu became the starting quarterback last season.

Wildcats ride strong D, productive running game to secure playoff spot in win vs. Petal  Meridian Star

Coming into the game Friday night, Meridian High School knew it was in do-or-die mode.

Produce vendor moves from Jackson to ‘safer location’ in Pearl  WAPT Jackson

After 68 years in Jackson, Doris Berry moves her produce operation to Pearl.

Booneville claims another state marching band title | Education  Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal

Daily Journal. BOONEVILLE – The Booneville High School Blue Devils marching band took rainbows to Pearl on Saturday and returned home with a victory.

Remembering Mississippi's 'Good Old Boy' author  Jackson Clarion Ledger

Billy Watkins recounts legendary Mississippi writer Willie Morris, whose memoir "North Toward Home" is 50 years old this year.

Man of faith  Northside Sun

Rambo lands at Christ Methodist via Baptist church, schools and grocery storeReverend Bob Rambo, the senior pastor at Christ United Methodist Church, has ...

Luke Woodham asking governor for clemency  WLBT-TV

Luke Woodham, the former Pearl High School student convicted for stabbing and killing his mother and killing two other students in a rampage in 1997, is asking ...

Lee leads Resurrection to rain-soaked thriller over Franklin County, other soccer playoff action  WLOX

Regulation, two overtimes and a golden goal period weren't enough, but Resurrection still found a way to outlast Franklin County on penalty kicks 1-1 (5-2) in a ...

Five things to watch this week in the Super 25  USA TODAY High School Sports

Here's what to watch for this week in Super 25 football.

Oxford band concludes its competitive marching season  Oxford Eagle

While most of Oxford headed to campus to watch the Rebels beat Texas A&M on Oct. 24, a completely different group of competitors, followed by its loyal fans, ...

STAND UP AND CHEER  For Whom the Cowbell Tolls

This week we want to introduce you to Coed Cheerleaders who grew up about fifteen minutes from each other. Now they work and practice together daily after ...

Tense Scene on Basketball Court 50 Years Ago Recalls Catholic Role in Civil Rights  New York Times

NASHVILLE — In the locker room beneath the packed bleachers of the Municipal Auditorium here, Bill Derrick gathered the basketball players he coached at ...

Top-ranked Mater Dei moves one step from state title, Owasso sole new team in Super 25  USA TODAY High School Sports

Top-ranked Mater Dei (Santa Ana, Calif.) has only one test left to finish the season as the No. 1 team in the Super 25 football rankings. The Monarchs defeated ...

Meridian head football coach announces resignation  Meridian Star

Larry Weems attempted to hide his emotions, yet they were on full display.

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