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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.

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.

Pearl High School ROTC celebrates major accomplishment  WAPT Jackson

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

Updating Mississippi State's Class of 2020  247Sports

Mississippi State's Class of 2020 has grown quite a bit this month with several new additions for Joe Moorhead and company.

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.

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.

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 schools offer free summer meals  WLBT

PEARL, Miss. (WLBT) - School is out, but kids can still get a free meal this summer thanks to the USDA's Summer Food *Service* Program. The Pearl Public ...

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 dedicates 800 meter race to Kaelin Kersh  WJTV

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

US News World Report ranks high schools: How did schools in Mississippi do?  Jackson Clarion Ledger

US News & World Report ranks high schools nationwide. Here's a look at the top 10 in the state and the Jackson metro area.

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 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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 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.

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.

Brandon quarterback Will Rogers commits to Mississippi State  Jackson Clarion Ledger

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

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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.

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 River announces 2019 signing class

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 ...

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 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 ...

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.”

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

Hattiesburg remains the top team in Mississippi as the high school football season dives into the playoffs.

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.

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.

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 ...

'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 ...

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 ...

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 municipal elections  Jackson Clarion Ledger

Candidates running in the Republican and Democratic primaries on Tuesday.

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

The St. Patrick girls squad won the overall Class 2A State Track and Field championship during a big day for Coast athletes Friday in Pearl. The Fighting Irish ...

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.

Northeast Lauderdale boys’ track team wins program’s first state title  Meridian Star

Northeast Lauderdale's boys' track team for the first time in school history claimed the MHSAA Class 4A championship Monday at Pearl High School.

Funeral held at Pearl High School for former student  WAPT Jackson

A final send off today for a young woman, taken too soon. A funeral was held Sunday afternoon at Pearl High School for Kaelin Kersh. Advertisement.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Sports roundup: New coaches to lead Jaguars, Lady Jags  DeSoto Times-Tribune

There will be new people leading the boys' and girls' basketball programs at DeSoto Central next season, as leading the boys' squad will be Blake Ormon while ...

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

Get the latest National Signing Day news from Blitz 16.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Melissa Harrison  NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

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

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.

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 ...

Nominate your favorite high school team for Top Team 2019 at Clarion Ledger Sports Awards  Jackson Clarion Ledger

Nominations are now being held for the "Top Team: Fan Vote Award," which will be a part of the 2019 Clarion Ledger Sports Awards.

TCPS sweeps state track championships | Sports  Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal

PEARL • Tupelo Christian swept the Class 1A track meet on Friday with championships for the boys and girls teams. It was the second-straight title for the Eagles ...

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.

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 ...

Vicksburg's Anderson wins two medals, one gold, at state meet - The Vicksburg Post  Vicksburg Post

PEARL — Char'Davia Anderson was, quite literally, about a half-step slower than her best time in the 100 meter hurdles on Friday. Considering she needed to ...

What’s Working: Get 2 College helps students find their way  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 hair out, but there is plenty ...

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.

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.

Pearl mayor Brad Rogers defeated  Jackson Clarion Ledger

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

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

Coahoma Football Has Successful Signing Day  Coahoma Community College

Press Release from Coahoma Community College Public Relations; (662) 621-4044 - Vashon Jones - ...

Pearl senior earns wheelchair basketball scholarship  WJTV

Rontes Williams remembers the first time he saw his wheelchair.

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 ...

Ranking 10,007 Boys By Average XC Finish  MileSplit

10007 cross country runners ranked by their average finish place during the cross country season with a minimum of three races.

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 ...

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

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

Hutton looks forward to challenge at Philadelphia  Philadelphia Neshoba Democrat

Frank Hutton says hard work, dedication and doing things the right way will be his guide as he begins his coaching career at Philadelphia High School. He will.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

Which local teams advanced to the South State soccer finals on Friday?  WLOX

The second round of the high school soccer playoffs hit the playing field Friday. Here's a recap of the local teams involved.

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.

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

Hatley will conclude its spring football drills in Alabama.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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, ...

Nearly 300 Mississippi native troops come home from duty  WJTV

JACKSON, Miss (WJTV) - Today families from all across Mississippi were reunited with loved ones who've served in the 155th Armored Brigade Combat Team ...

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 ...

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 ...

Spring Preview: Running Backs | Sports  Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal

The second-most important position in the run-based spread option favored by new coordinator Rich Rodriguez – Quarterback is the first – has some interesting ...

Tylan Knight: Road to a Ragin' Cajun  WAPT Jackson

The Pearl high school senior's recruitment process was anything but ordinary.

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.

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.

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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 ...

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.

Meridian Symphony, MCC choirs partner to bring 'Faure Requiem' to Riley Center Saturday  Meridian Star

Three Meridian music entities will join hands and voices Saturday on stage at the MSU Riley Center.

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