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December 25, 2015 by Wanda Rogers Whitney (Register to contact)

About half way through our senior year, my father transferred and my family had to move away from Jackson. Although I didn't get to complete my high school years, from 10th - 12 th grade, I still consider myself to be from Provine HS. I hope that I can contact some of my classmates through this site.

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TB questions answered during meeting at Provine High School  WAPT Jackson

State health officials are holding a meeting Thursday with Provine High School parents after a student was diagnosed with an active case of tuberculosis, ...

MSDH releases statement on the status of TB testing at Provine High School  WLBT

JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - Following the confirmation of an active case of tuberculosis in a Provine High School student, the Mississippi State Department of ...

Tuberculosis testing notifications being sent to Provine parents and faculty  WLBT

Approximately 200 students and faculty are expected to be tested.

Cool Schools: Provine High School  WJTV

With a nudge from his chemistry teacher, a Provine High School student works alongside a group of college students on cancer research.

JPS student contracts tuberculosis; Doctor explains symptoms, treatment for the disease  WLBT

JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - Pick ups in the carpool line started early at Provine High School after the Mississippi Department of Health reported a student tested ...

MPB  Mississippi Public Broadcasting

About 200 students and staff at a Jackson high school will be tested for tuberculosis. The Health Department has confirmed an active case in a student.

'Didn't have to shoot him': First 2019 Jackson killing was over money, phone, mother says  Jackson Clarion Ledger

Evan Henry, 23, a father of 3, was killed in Jackson on Jan. 1. Robbery is believed to be the motive. His oldest brother was killed 13 years ago.

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.

Provine High School Mourns Classmate  WJTV

There are heavy hearts at Provine high school this week. One classmate is dead, and the other is facing a murder charge, at just 15-years-old. It has been tough ...

Hope begins credit union at Provine High School  Mississippi Business Journal

Hope Federal Credit Union is working toward making the future brighter by providing Provine High School students with the knowledge of financial tools and ...

Teaching Teens Financial Literacy  Jackson Free Press

Students at Provine High School will soon be able to open up accounts with Hope Credit Union right in their own hallway.

JPS holds job fair to fill teacher vacancies  WLBT

JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - Jackson Public Schools held a job fair Saturday at Kirksey Middle School. District leaders said there are about 50 teacher vacancies.

JSU Football announces new coaching staff  WLBT

JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - Jackson State University head football coach John Hendrick has announced several changes and promotions to his coaching staff for ...

Grand jury indicts Jackson teacher on sex charges  WAPT Jackson

A former Provine High School teacher has been indicted by a Hinds County grand jury on charges accusing her of having an inappropriate relationship with a ...

Provine: Academics, Behavior 'Go Up Together'  Jackson Free Press

Principal Laketia Marshall-Thomas believes that good behavior at Provine High School is about getting creative.

De'Monte Russell signs with Mississippi State, adds depth to 'defensive line university'  Jackson Clarion Ledger

Russell is a four-star defensive end from Provine High School in Jackson.

JPS teacher accused of growing marijuana in his home  Jackson Clarion Ledger

Twelve buckets and 21 jars of what appeared to be marijuana were found, JPD said.

Coach's Perspective: Provine OC Weighs In On Latest Rebel Offer  247Sports

Ole Miss extends first offer to 2021 Jackson-Provine wide receiver Deion Smith...

How Integration Failed in Jackson's Public Schools from 1969 to 2017  Jackson Free Press

Jackson's public schools, like the majority in the state, remained solidly separate and unequal in the 1950s and 1960s despite the ruling in the Brown v. Topeka ...

'They should have got me instead' Father speaks out on shooting death of teen  Jackson Clarion Ledger

Jalesia Everett was shot and killed as she lay in her bedroom. Her father believes it may have been over a $15 radio.

Where in the west can you delight your palate, enjoy community  Jackson Clarion Ledger

A family-friendly festival highlights restaurants and caterers in the area that otherwise may be overlooked.

Provine’s new football head coach Tim Wilson talks Rams’ tradition  WJTV

After Tim Wilson played football at Provine High School, he came back as a volunteer coach. He said he never thought 10 years later he would be sitting in this ...

Jackson State names John Hendrick new head football coach  WLBT

JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - Jackson State University has named John Hendrick its next head football coach. Jackson State University's Division of Athletics ...

Hodge takes charge of Provine’s offense  WJTV

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) - The Provine High School football coaching staff will have a new look this fall. The team's new offensive coordinator is one of the most ...

'Crying real tears': Educators testify about the toll of standardized testing  Mississippi Today

Lawmakers held a public hearing to discuss the toll standardized tests have on students, families and educators. Mississippi has switched state tests three times ...

'Tired, Frustrated': Rape Charges, Festival Funds Roil City Council  Jackson Free Press

The Jackson City Council amended the agenda at its Tuesday meeting to have a discussion with Jackson Police Chief James Davis regarding events that ...

Local schools to feel effects of 2019-2021 reclassification  WDAM

Athletic reclassification will affect some Pine Belt high schools.

Talented in-state prospect becomes Mississippi State’s first 2021 commitment  Saturday Down South

Joe Moorhead rung the bell for another Mississippi State commitment Wednesday night. Jackson, Mississippi, native Deion Smith became the Bulldogs first ...

Former JPS teacher arrested on sex charges  WAPT Jackson

A former Jackson school teacher accused of having an inappropriate sexual relationship with a student is free from jail after posting a $50000 bond, authorities ...

Jackson Students Hack, Code Their Way to Top Honors  Jackson Free Press

After sharpening their skills at the state's largest hackathon event, several Jackson-area schools flexed their coding muscle in New Orleans to win top prizes.

Ex-Jackson Public School teacher arrested for sexual battery  Jackson Clarion Ledger

A former Jackson Public Schools teacher was arrested after she was indictmented for sexual battery.

Who signed with State? A list of Mississippi State's Signing Day commits, February targets  Jackson Clarion Ledger

Mississippi State added 14 new Bulldogs on Wednesday, but there is work left to be done in the 2019 class.

Cool Schools: Lake Elementary School  WJTV

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) - It's never too early to start thinking about college. Lake Elementary is making sure their students as young as Pre-K know.

Future of football: Mississippi bucks national trend of high school participation decline  Jackson Clarion Ledger

Football in America is changing as research shows repeated blows to the head cause degenerative brain diseases.

Mr. Bonner and FOA  Northside Sun

After four weeks of talks by folks running for office, we were pleased to change pace and have Mr. Mike Bonner, director of Friends of Alcoholics, as our speaker ...

Jennifer Young Wallace  Jackson Free Press

The Association of Teacher Educators elected Jennifer Young Wallace, who has served as accreditation coordinator for Jackson State University's College of ...

Frustration over instability, violence at Mississippi high school  The Hechinger Report

JACKSON — The auditorium of Forest Hill High School was packed Wednesday night with parents, students and teachers who sounded off to Jackson Public ...

LaShunna McInnis  Jackson Free Press

LaShunna McInnis, a 10th-grade English teacher at Provine High School, was recently named Jackson Public Schools' Teacher of the Year for the 2015-2016 ...

New JPS asst. principal convicted felon, facing lawsuit  Jackson Clarion Ledger

An assistant principal at Provine High School pleaded guilty to felony embezzlement in the 1990s and is currently facing a discrimination lawsuit in federal court.

Amazing Teens 2018  Jackson Free Press

In the current political climate in the U.S., teens have shown that they are a force to be reckoned with, and that they are pretty amazing. Each year the Jackson ...

Lamar Conerly Governance Lecture to feature MSU alumnus, U.S. District Judge  Mississippi State Newsroom

A 1967 Mississippi State mathematics honors graduate and accomplished U.S. District Judge is returning to his alma mater as the newest guest in the Lamar ...

Three top Miss. recruits from Class of 2020 all choose Mississippi State  USA TODAY High School Sports

Three highly-ranked recruits from the 2020 class announced commitments to Mississippi State on Twitter, a major coup for coach Joe Moorhead.

'It's kind of different with coach Moorhead': Why Mississippi State's recruits signed with MSU  Jackson Clarion Ledger

STARKVILLE — Newly hired Joe Moorhead was just trying to find footing at this time last year. Twelve months later, Mississippi State is more than Moorhead's ...

JPS Set to Start Clearing Standards in Corrective Action Plan  Jackson Free Press

The Jackson Public School District has a new 400-page corrective action plan to begin work on, and it is already asking the Mississippi Department of Education ...

JROTC Preps Students for College, Life  Jackson Free Press

Willie Day, a senior at Callaway High School, just got his acceptance letter in the mail. "I think I'm going to Hinds Community College. I'm going for graphic ...

UPDATED: Teens Quiz Mayor Hopefuls on Crime, Sidewalks and Myths About Youth  Jackson Free Press

Five teenagers of the Mississippi Youth Media Project challenged seven mayoral candidates during Jackson's first Youth Mayoral Forum held at Provine High ...

Wife accused of killing Jackson native husband who she says beat cat, according to police  WAPT Jackson

Police in Dallas say a woman admitted to shooting and killing her husband, who hailed from Jackson, because she says he had been beating the family cat.

U.S. District Judge William Alsup on return to MSU: 'So much progress has been made'  Mississippi State Newsroom

As the newest guest in Mississippi State's Lamar Conerly Governance Lecture Series, U.S. District Judge William Alsup spoke Thursday [Feb. 28] about ...

Public Will Have Input on JPS Superintendent Search, Board Says  Jackson Free Press

The Jackson Public Schools Board of Trustees wants the community's input as they work to hire a new superintendent this spring.

Otis Riddley  Jackson Free Press

Otis Riddley's hard work has not gone unnoticed. The former football star became head coach of the Provine football program in February. Former head coach ...

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

Get the latest National Signing Day news from Blitz 16.

Jackson police investigate alleged teacher misconduct  Jackson Clarion Ledger

A report alleging an inappropriate relationship between a Jackson Public Schools student and educator was filed with the Jackson Police Department ...

Female teacher filmed raunchy hijinks with teen: Cops  Toronto Sun

A Mississippi teacher was so turned on by her teen lover she allegedly filmed the hormone-charged hijinks. Cops say biology teacher Amber Turnage, 39, was ...

Meet the 2019 Mississippi State Commitments  247Sports

The beginning of the early signing period is rapidly approaching. Numerous members of the Class of 2019 are getting ready to make their commitment status ...

High School Football Preview 2015  Jackson Free Press

Football season starts on Friday nights in Mississippi. Here are 10 big stories to follow for the high-school football season.

Prayer vigil held for JSU students killed in car crash  WJTV

JACKSON, Miss (WJTV) – Nearly a week after their tragic deaths, two Jackson State University students are remembered during a vigil. circle of prayer lifted the ...

Former educators answer call to return to school  The Hechinger Report

Longtime educator Hymethia W. Thompson, 69, came out of retirement to teach English after learning that Jackson Public Schools were looking for help in local ...

Mississippi State football: Looking ahead to the early signing period  Jackson Clarion Ledger

Mississippi State currently ranks No. 16 in recruiting one week ahead of the opening of the early signing period.

'Ring the bell': Mississippi State, Moorhead pick up three in-state 2020 commits  Jackson Clarion Ledger

Mississippi State's 2020 recruiting class got much better Thursday with three in-state commitments.

Former Ole Miss standout and Provine alumnus Justin Reed dies at 35  Jackson Clarion Ledger

Justin Reed was a member of Ole Miss' Sweet-16 team in 2001 and eventually played three seasons in the NBA.

Jackson municipal election  Jackson Clarion Ledger

Candidates for Tuesday's Democratic and Republican primaries.

3 Jackson actors appear on ‘Queen Sugar’  WAPT Jackson

Calvin Williams, Andrea Myles and Yohance Myles all have two things in common. They're from Jackson and are actors on the Oprah Winfrey Network hit show ...

Amazing Teens 2017  Jackson Free Press

A major part of our mission at the Jackson Free Press is to celebrate youth in the Jackson metro area. These 13 teens plus this week's Jacksonian are part of ...

Mentally ill relative wanders streets while family fights guardian  Jackson Clarion Ledger

Marine veteran Edward Redmond sometimes wanders the streets of Jackson, battling schizophrenia and addiction. “It seems as if the devil wants him dead,” his ...

Team JPS: Public Schools Need Community  Jackson Free Press

On a drizzly early April evening, a group of students, parents and educators gathered at Provine High School's auditorium for a town hall meeting. The subject ...

National Signing Day: Mississippi State Bulldogs  For Whom the Cowbell Tolls

Take a look at the incoming players to the Bulldogs program.

Expanding Palates, Expanding Horizons  Jackson Free Press

Matthew Freeman, a counselor at Provine, founded the Provine Culinary Society in 2014 with the goal of exposing to students to healthy, diverse and ...

Recruits' Reactions to Mississippi State's Egg Bowl Triumph  247Sports

Step inside to see what recruits had to say about Mississippi State's win in the Egg Bowl and Joe Moorhead's first season in Starkville.

Erin Shirley Orey  Jackson Free Press

Erin Shirley Orey serves others not for monetary gain or personal accolades, but because she recognizes a need.

Where Are They Now?: Shay Hodge  WJTV

Until this past season, Shay Hodge held the Ole Miss Rebels all-time record in receiving yards and was second in school history in receptions and touchdown ...

Eric Knapp  Jackson Free Press

Pastor Eric Knapp says that on Mother's Day in 2001, God finally made it clear to him what his vocation would be.

Jillian Smart  Jackson Free Press

When Jillian Smart, owner of Jackson Education Support, was growing up, she says her parents wanted their children to be productive.

For the Love of Love Notez  Jackson Free Press

Over the past 23 years, followers of the local music scene have become well acquainted with the modern-day soul and R&B style of cover band Compozitionz, ...

MHP investigates crash that killed 2 JSU students in Clinton  WAPT Jackson

Two people die in a single-vehicle crash in Clinton.

The Journey of JSU Basketball Coach Wayne Brent  Jackson Free Press

In his first season as head coach, Jackson State University head basketball coach Wayne Brent has guided the Tigers to a 7-14 overall record and 3-6 SWAC ...

David Banner  Jackson Free Press

Education holds importance to record producer and rapper David Banner. This week, he will be a keynote speaker at two separate events about education in ...

Stringfellow: Marketing the County's Assets  Jackson Free Press

Eric Stringfellow's path, from a newspaper reporter in the tiny eastern Illinois town of Danville to candidate for the candidate for Hinds County Board Supervisor, ...

Antonio V. Wright  Jackson Free Press

Antonio V. Wright is the founder of Metro Area Community Empowerment Inc. and, in 2011, he authored and self-published his autobiography, "From a Label to ...

Pastor Carl White publishes first novel  Meridian Star

Carl M. White, the former pastor of Highland Baptist Church in Meridian, has released his first novel "The Last Chaplain".

Jackson State announces new assistant football coaches  WJTV

JACKSON, Miss. (JACKSON STATE ATHLETICS) – Jackson State University head football coach John Hendrick has announced several changes and ...

Jackson barbecue joint essential part of Mississippi experience  Jackson Clarion Ledger

E&L BBQ in west Jackson mixes Southern and Chicago-style methods of barbecuing to present a uniquely blended cuisine.

Malcolm Harrison: 'Experience Matters'  Jackson Free Press

Malcolm Harrison is running for the Hinds County attorney position left empty by his long-time law partner, Sherri Flowers-Billups, who passed away from cancer ...

Neddie Winters  Jackson Free Press

Neddie Winters, a Tunica, Miss., native, was named the 100 Black Men of Jackson, Inc. 2016 Mentor of the Year for his dedication to mentoring young people in ...

Wayne Brent  Jackson Free Press

Jackson State wasted no time selecting a new coach when Tevester Anderson retired after 10 years of leading the Tigers basketball program. JSU announced ...

Holding out for The Hood Hippie  Jackson Free Press

If you make something, Malcolm Morrow, creator of Jackson entertainment blog The Hood Hippie, wants to help you. No, really.

Neshoba Central boys advance to 5A semifinals  Meridian Star

JACKSON – Before Neshoba Central coach Jerry Byrd's team took the floor at Jackson State University's Williams Assembly Center, the seven-year coach used ...

Amazing Teens 2014  Jackson Free Press

Numerous teenagers in the Jackson area are already making a difference in their communities, and soon they will be affecting the world. These 16 teenagers, as ...

Myra Williams Ottewell  Jackson Free Press

Myra Williams Ottewell is the creator of a documentary on race relations in Mississippi titled "Mississippi ReMixed."

The Most Intriguing of 2017  Jackson Free Press

The last year was a crazy one, to say the least, but crazy often means that intriguing people came out of the woodwork. Here are some of the local people who ...

All Hands on Deck: Showing Up for Childhood Literacy in Mississippi  Jackson Free Press

Almost two-thirds of American children cannot read proficiently at the beginning of the fourth grade, the benchmark used in most public schools. That means that ...

Willenham Castilla  Jackson Free Press

Jackson State University's longtime director of choral activities, Willenham Cortez Castilla, died Feb. 28. His funeral took place Friday, March 6, at Christ Temple ...

Monta Ellis Is Probably Shooting Right Now  Grantland

Before Monta there was Antwain. And any opponent brave enough to slash into the lane of Lanier High's defense had to contend with Antwain Ellis. With his ...

Riley out as Columbus High basketball coach  The Commercial Dispatch

The contents of this article have been modified since its original posting. Luther Riley, who led the Columbus High School boys basketball team to its first state ...

Reeves: A Woman with a Vision  Jackson Free Press

Jackson resident and business owner Charlotte Reeves prides herself on being a longtime resident of the capital city.

Emmett Till's death, and history, is fading in this Mississippi town  Washington Post

On the 60th anniversary of Till's death, his relatives paid their respects in the moldering town of Money.

Eric Stringfellow  Jackson Free Press

Thirty-two years after graduating with a bachelor's degree in mass communications from Jackson State University in 1997, Eric Stringfellow is now the interim ...

State champs CHS Falcons honored in Jackson  The Commercial Dispatch

The Columbus High School "Falcons" Boys Basketball Team was presented with Senate Concurrent Resolution 628 by Senator Angela Turner on Wednesday, ...

Guys We Love  Jackson Free Press

Each Father's Day, we present the Guys We Love issue, which highlights men who are making a difference in the community. This year's batch is no exception.

Teacher arrested after clips of her having sex with student go viral - Daily Star  Daily Star

A HIGH school teacher has been arrested by cops after allegedly having sex with a 17-year-old student on camera.

Amazing Teens  Jackson Free Press

If kids are our future, we have a lot to look forward to as the 16 young people chosen as this year's Amazing Teens grow into adulthood.

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