News HeadlinesProvine High News

Provine High School News Submitted by Alumni

1964 class

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.

Provine High School News From Around The Web

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.

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 ...

Provine football player gets surprise of a lifetime  WAPT Jackson

A Provine High football player received the surprise of a lifetime today after being named an Under Armour All American.

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.

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

Mississippi State head coach Joe Moorhead has a way of making his players feel like family.

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 ...

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

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

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 ...

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 ...

Man, Teen Charged With Threats to 3 Mississippi High Schools  U.S. News & World Report

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Jackson man has been arrested on charges that he made threats on social media against three central Mississippi high schools.

Provine teacher facing more allegations  WAPT Jackson

The Provine High School teacher accused of having a sexual relationship with one of her students,is facing more allegations.

What to know about Mississippi high school football in week 8  Jackson Clarion Ledger

Here are the storylines, names and stats to know as the Mississippi high school football season enters week eight.

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.

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.

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.

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 High teacher indicted for sex with student  Jackson Clarion Ledger

A Provine High School teacher accused of an inappropriate sexual relationship with a student has been indicted by a Hinds County Grand Jury.

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.

Otis Riddley leaving Provine, Marcellus Speaks becomes new head coach  WJTV

By: Tyler Greever - JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) - Otis Riddley is leaving Provine High School after three seasons as its head football coach. Riddley confirmed the ...

Changing the Culture of Suspension  Jackson Free Press

Juan Cloy remembers being suspended when he was at Provine High School in the 1980s. He and several friends got in a fight with some kids from the ...

Former Provine teacher arrested following sexual battery indictment  WJTV

A former Jackson Public Schools teacher was arrested last month on multiple charges.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

Local schools to feel effects of 2019-2021 reclassification  WDAM

Athletic reclassification will affect some Pine Belt high schools.

Provine High's jewel is the JPS Teacher of the Year  Jackson Clarion Ledger

The mother of five has been a second mom to others throughout the years.

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 ...

Friends, family remember former Provine basketball star Justin Reed  WAPT Jackson

Family and Friends of Justin Reed gathered at Provine High School to release balloons in the former ram's honor.

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.

Hope Credit Union opens branch at Provine High School  Jackson Clarion Ledger

Supporters have high hopes that the branch will serve as path to economic empowerment.

Speaks set to lead Provine Rams  WAPT Jackson

Marcellus Speaks has been named head football coach at his alma mater, Provine High School. He replaces Otis Riddley who is now offensive line coach at ...

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 ...

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.

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.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

'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.

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

Get the latest National Signing Day news from Blitz 16.

Provine High School cheer  WAPT Jackson

Cheerleaders visit the 16 WAPT studio and show their cheering skills.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

Neshoba Central boys advance to 5A semifinals | Local Sports  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 ...

In this west Jackson neighborhood, blight doesn't erase hope  Jackson Clarion Ledger

Jackson has more than 4000 abandoned properties. Here's what it's like for children to walk past them.

Barbara Larose Gray Johnson – Copiah County Courier  Opiah county courier

Barbara Larose Gray Johnson, 58, of Jackson, died Saturday, June 16, 2018, at her home. Services will be held Saturday, June 23, from Gallman Chapel A.M.E. ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Jackson, Mississippi, Native Working to Change Culture of Suspension in Its Public Schools  Youth Today

Jackson Free Press. JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI — Juan Cloy remembers being suspended when he was at Provine High School in the 1980s. He and several ...

Coaches rush to save basketball player's life  WAPT Jackson

A high school basketball star faces the battle of his life on the court.

Mississippi State football: Who will the Bulldogs add during the early signing period?  Jackson Clarion Ledger

Mississippi State should sign most of its No. 17 class in the country this week.

Former student returns to Lake Elementary as principal  WJTV

Students at Lake Elementary are starting the school year with a new principal, but this isn't the first time she's walking the halls of the west Jackson school.

JPS Game Calls for Venue Change  Jackson Free Press

It was supposed to be the showcase act for the main event in Jackson Public Schools athletics: big-time high school basketball. Unfortunately, the actual stage ...

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.

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.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Teen killed while riding bike mourned by classmates, family  WAPT Jackson

Family and friends gathered for a candlelight vigil Monday night to remember a 14-year-old girl killed when she was struck by a van. Joycelyn Wilson was riding ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

Erin Shirley Orey  Jackson Free Press

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

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 ...

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.

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.

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 ...

Ole Miss football recruiting: The summer camp circuit is over. Who visited and who impressed?  Red Cup Rebellion

The Rebs have been busy this summer. Let's look at a position-by-position breakdown of who stopped by.

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 ...

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, ...

Jackson municipal election  Jackson Clarion Ledger

Candidates for Tuesday's Democratic and Republican primaries.

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, ...

Pastor Carl White publishes first novel | Religion  Meridian Star

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

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

Mr. Turkey Leg's legacy goes beyond food  Jackson Clarion Ledger

To a lot of people, Elton Moore was known as Mr. Turkey Leg. But at a memorial held Monday in his honor, it was revealed he was much more than that.

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 ...

Woman says man caught on camera twice stealing packages off porch  WAPT Jackson

A Jackson woman says she caught a man on camera stealing packages off her porch twice in the past few months.

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 ...

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.

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.

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.

JPS talks about issuing $65 million bond, big projects after bond referendum passes  WAPT Jackson

JPS board members announce the what's next after voters pass the $65 million bond referendum.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Bullet hits Natchez school bus carrying football players  WJTV

It was a scary ride home for a group of Natchez High School football players after their bus took a bullet.

Vols join the race for Top247 defender Russell  247Sports

Pass-rusher in Magnolia State reports scholarship offer from Tennessee.

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.

Natchez falls to Provine, 55-52 - Mississippi's Best Community Newspaper | Mississippi's Best Community Newspaper  Natchez Democrat

NATCHEZ — Natchez guard Jadarious Ivory rushed down the court and tossed up a game-tying 3-pointer from the top of the key that rimmed out.

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 ...

Amazing Teens 2016  Jackson Free Press

A major part of our mission at the Jackson Free Press is to highlight the positives in the metro area. These 14 teens plus this week's Jacksonian are part of how ...

News headlines by Google News for Provine High School Jackson MS

We have listed the latest news headlines that include Provine High . This site has been created to offer a place for PHS alumni to reconnect and share memories.

In addition to these news headlines, you may also want to join the Provine High alumni directory and check out the yearbook listings.