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Forest Hill students pick up litter on Martin Luther King Jr. Day  WLBT

The students wanted to commemorate Dr. King's memory on this National Day of *Service* by taking care of their own community.



Forest Hill teacher named JPS Teacher of the Year  WLBT

JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - A 10th grade English teacher at Forest Hill High School is the 2018-2019 Jackson Public Schools Teacher of the Year. Adrienne ...



JPS intends to appeal Forest Hill High School band's penalty from MHSAA  WAPT Jackson

According to Jackson Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Errick L. Greene, JPS intends to appeal the Mississippi High School Activities Association's penalties ...



Community leaders weigh in on Forest Hill High School Band controversy  WJTV

Community leaders are speaking out regarding the Forest Hill High School Band controversy.



MHSAA makes ruling on Forest Hill High School band  WJTV

MHSAA levies temporary restrictions on Forest Hill band.



Jackson NAACP stands in full support of Forest Hill High School Band students  WJTV

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) - The Jackson Branch NAACP stands in full support of the band students at Forest Hill High School. The organization released its ...



EXCLUSIVE: Newly-released document spells out JPS’ defense of Forest Hill High School band after sanctions  WLBT

Jackson Public Schools' Oct. 14 appeal to the Mississippi High School Activities Association points the blame squarely at Forest Hill High School's band director, ...



Forest Hill Band Skit Causes Stir; School Has Old History of Offensive Displays  Jackson Free Press

Mayor Chokwe A. Lumumba is rebuking Forest Hill High School after social media exploded this morning over a Friday-night half-time skit depicting students ...



Embattled Forest Hill Band Director, Students May Get Council Support  Jackson Free Press

The Jackson City Council will launch itself into the contentious Forest Hill High School Band fallout with two tasks: reinstate the band director and lift the ...



Supporters of Forest Hill High School band attend JPS Board meeting; fight back against sanctions  WJTV

Forest Hill High School students and parents are fighting back after band members were banned from performing for the rest of the school year, and according to ...



Forest Hill Band Gets Full Support from Jackson Council  Jackson Free Press

The Jackson City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to support the students of Forest Hill High School and ask for the band director to be reinstated after an ...



Forest Hill High School band director speaks out after controversial halftime performance  WAPT Jackson

Forest Hill High School band director, Demetri Jones, is speaking out after a controversial halftime show at Brookhaven High School. Advertisement ...



Sanctions upheld against band after questionable program  Jackson Clarion Ledger

Forest Hill High School has lost an appeal of a notice penalty against the school's marching band for what the Mississippi High School Activities Association ...



Yet to be determined if Forest Hill's band will perform at halftime this week, Greene says  WAPT Jackson

It has not been determined if the Forest Hill High School band will perform at halftime Friday, Jackson Public Schools Superintendent Errick Greene said.



Forest Hill band director on leave after controversial performance  WAPT Jackson

The Forest Hill High School band director is on administrative leave and an investigation is underway after a controversial performance that appeared to show ...



Forest Hill band plays from stands at home football game  WAPT Jackson

Forest Hill High School hosted Laurel High School Friday night in football. Advertisement. Related *Content*. MHSAA upholds penalty for Forest Hill band, ...



Parents want suspended Forest Hill band director back on the job  WAPT Jackson

The new Jackson Public Schools superintendent wants to fire Forest Hill High School band director. Advertisement. Related *Content*. Brookhaven leaders show ...



Forest Hill Patriots to play on new football field  WAPT Jackson

Forest Hill High School is officially unveiling its brand new football field.​​



City: Don’t punish band kids over show with police at gunpoint  WREG NewsChannel 3

Leaders in one Mississippi city now say high school band students should not be punished for a performance that depicted police officers being held at ...



Jackson NAACP head pulled over, threatened for Forest Hill comments, he says  Jackson Clarion Ledger

The Rev. Wayne McDaniels was driving home Saturday evening, he said, when he was pulled over off Fortification Street in Jackson by what appeared to be an ...



Stokes says Forest Hill band director should get to keep his job  WLBT

Band director Demetri Jones says he was fired after a controversial halftime performance in Brookhaven earlier this month. The performance included students ...



Jackson school given 5 days to accept or appeal punishment  WJTV

The Forest Hill High School band in Jackson is being barred from a state competition and some performances by the Mississippi High School Activities ...



JPS hearing held for former Forest Hill band director  WLBT

JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - The former director of the Forest Hill High School band took the stand Wednesday at a Jackson Public Schools' hearing regarding the ...



Mississippi governor calls for terminations after viral band performance  WREG NewsChannel 3

Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant called for the termination of those responsible for a band performance that depicted police officers being held at gunpoint.



Forest Hill art students selected to create National Christmas Tree ornaments  WAPT Jackson

Art students at Forest Hill High School in Jackson were the only students in the state selected to create one-of-a-kind ornaments for the National Christmas Tree.



Forest Hill band criticized for halftime show | News  Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal

The halftime performance by the Forest Hill High School band has drawn criticism, as students held toy guns and acted out an apparent shooting.



Cool Schools: Forest Hill High  WJTV

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) -- Artists at Forest Hill High School are the reason why their school has been chosen as WJTV's Cool School of the Week. The students ...



School band shocks with halftime show stunt  WTVA

A controversial halftime show by a Mississippi high school marching band has caused its director to be placed on administrative leave.



MS top 10 stories of the year: Senate race, sports betting, abortion fight make list  Jackson Clarion Ledger

Senate race, abortion wrangling, officer deaths make list. See what else happened in this look back.



Forest Hill band director appeals his firing after controversial halftime show  WAPT Jackson

The former Forest Hill High School band director, Demetri Jones, appealed his termination Monday at Jackson Public School headquarters.



Statistics released about the state of Forest Hill High School  WJTV

Shocking statistics were revealed during the Jackson Public School District board meeting Wednesday.



Alcorn State University to hold auditions for Forest Hill band students  WLBT

JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - Band directors from Alcorn State University say they will be in Jackson Monday to audition Forest Hill High School students for band ...



Forest Hill Students selected to make ornaments for National Christmas Tree  WLBT

JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - It's not Christmas time quite yet, but some of the students at Forest Hill High School are getting ready right now! The school is one of 56 ...



Mississippi high school band criticized for halftime show | FOX23  KOKI FOX 23

Fans watching a halftime performance by a Mississippi high school marching band Friday night were outraged at a show that depicted students holding toy guns ...



Parents React to Forest Hill High School Fight  WJTV

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) - A viral video of a parent and students fighting at Forest Hill High School has the district beefing up their security.



From halftime show to teacher morale: 7 questions with JPS' new superintendent Errick Greene  Jackson Clarion Ledger

Jackson Public Schools' new leader speaks with the Clarion Ledger about the controversial halftime show and how he hopes to move the district forward.



Canton defeats Jim Hill on brand new turf  WLBT

A big moment for JPS football Friday. The first Friday night under the lights on the brand new turf field at Forest Hill High School.



Power outage, fight breaks out at Forest Hill High School  WJTV

Forest Hill High School parents are upset after a fight broke out at the school on Thursday.



Mississippi community college worker no longer employed after racist comments on social media  Jackson Clarion Ledger

WESSON, Miss. — A Mississippi community college employee no longer has her job after racist remarks on social media. The Daily Leader of Brookhaven ...



Forest Hill Students Get APAC Program  Jackson Free Press

Forest Hill High School students have an opportunity to be a part of the Academic and Performing Arts Complex, known as APAC, this year.



Natchez police chief interviewed on Fox News show - Mississippi's Best Community Newspaper | Mississippi's Best Community Newspaper  Natchez Democrat

Natchez Police Chief Walter Armstrong was featured Monday morning on Fox News' “Fox and Friends” show.



MHSAA Basketball: Callaway 83, Canton 55  WJTV

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) - Callaway sophomore point guard Daeshun Ruffin had 19 points in his team's win over Canton Friday night at Forest Hill High School.



10 Local Stories of the Week  Jackson Free Press

There's never a slow news week in Jackson, Miss., and last week was no exception. Here are the local stories JFP reporters brought you in case you missed ...



JPS: Bond Can Help District Deficiencies  Jackson Free Press

Jacksonians will head to the polls in August to vote on whether Jackson Public Schools will keep its current interest rates on bonds to help fund facility ...



17 Jackson students inducted into Mayor's Youth Council  Jackson Clarion Ledger

Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba unveiled a list of 17 students into his signature Youth Council program Monday.



Lessons from NOLA: Ailing Mississippi district should be wary of charter schools  The Hechinger Report

Forest Hill High School is a picture of strength and prosperity, but it received an “F” rating on its most recent state evaluation, as did almost a third of the schools ...



JPS Bond Issue passes: What now?  WLBT-TV

Tuesday Jackson voters approved a 65 million dollar bond for improvements to Jackson Public Schools. Today, the Jackson School Board announced it's plan ...



Mississippians Call for Hyde-Smith to Resign at Protests Following Videos  Jackson Free Press

A lot of the students who aren't from Mississippi, from out north or out west, they're like, 'Really? Your public officials would say something like that?' So they're ...



'Public hanging' comment creates a stir in Hyde-Smith's hometown as race emerges as key issue in Senate runoff  Mississippi Today

A cattle farmer bids on a cow at the Lincoln County sale barn, operated by Cindy Hyde-Smith's family. BROOKHAVEN — As Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith flew to ...



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 ...



Project EJECT 'Prevention Piece' Begins at Local Boys and Girls Clubs  Jackson Free Press

Assistant U.S. Attorney Candace Mayberry delivered a presentation to middle and high schoolers at the Boys and Girls Club on Raymond Road on June 27 and ...



Jackson Public Schools scheduling makeup days after severe winter weather  Jackson Clarion Ledger

Jackson students returned to class Thursday for the first time since before Christmas.



JPS: School Bond Issue to Go Before Jackson Voters this Summer  Jackson Free Press

District leaders and school board members are preparing to bring a bond issue to Jackson voters, likely in June, to keep Jackson Public Schools' current millage ...



Plugging Kids into Mental Health  Jackson Free Press

NFusion Metro is a community-based mental-health-care program primarily for ages 11 to 18 years old in the Jackson area. During the summer, counselors are ...



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 ...



Javier Peraza  Jackson Free Press

Mississippi Coding Academies, a joint project between Innovate Mississippi and the Mississippi Development Authority, recently named Belhaven resident ...



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.



Aaron Banks: New Kid on the Ward 6 Block  Jackson Free Press

Although new Ward 6 Councilman Aaron Banks is a new kid on the City Hall block, he is not new to Jackson.



Avoiding the School-to-Prison Pipeline  Jackson Free Press

When the parents, students, faculty, and staff at Forest Hill met in the auditorium to discuss violence and fighting at the community chat the night of May 4, the ...



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 ...



Forest Hill student arrested, accused of stealing teacher's SUV, police say  WAPT Jackson

A Forest Hill High School teacher's car was stolen allegedly by a student.



Dance competition raises awareness of childhood cancer  WLBT

JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - Childhood cancer remains the number one disease killer of children in the United States today, and it is the leading cause of death for ...



JROTC program in Jackson Public Schools excels at high level  Jackson Clarion Ledger

One year ago, the Jackson Public Schools narrowly avoided a take-over by the Mississippi Department of Education. The result was a shakeup at the top of JPS.



Former JPS janitor faces rape charge  WAPT Jackson

A former janitor at Forest Hill High School is charged with forcible rape.



How the JPS Takeover Affects Students  Jackson Free Press

JPS has been under scrutiny for 18 months, and I would not claim that the district does not need major improvements. But is JPS in such bad shape that the state ...



Former HPSD superintendent hired by JPSD  WDAM-TV

Former Hattiesburg Public School District superintendent James Bacchus has been hired as the principal of Forest Hill High School in Jackson.



JPS to dismiss classes early because of low water pressure  WAPT Jackson

Jackson Public Schools will be dismissing early due to water problems across the city schools, officials say.



JPS students give injured Coast student a hand in cross country race  Jackson Clarion Ledger

A photo of a Jackson Public Schools student helping an injured competitor during a race is inspiring people as it is shared on social media.



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 ...



Digging Up the Roots of Jackson's 'Numbing' Crime with Mayor Tony Yarber  Jackson Free Press

Tony Tarzel Yarber, 16, waved at his best friend, Lakenya Bolden, as he drove past him in Jackson's Subdivision 2 on Aug. 4, 1994. Bolden was driving into the ...



Mississippi National Guard and Jackson Public Schools partner for a stronger future  DVIDS

JACKSON, Miss. - The Mississippi National Guard and Jackson Public Schools Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps joined forces on Jan. 29 to help ensure a ...



Stephen Johnston  Jackson Free Press

Making movies was not necessarily part of the planned career trajectory for "Same Kind of Different as Me" Executive Producer Stephen Johnston.



Buchanon-Williams: 'Plan, Prioritize and Execute'  Jackson Free Press

A woman of many trades A. Shae Buchanon-William is a U.S. Marine Corps veteran, mother and business owner. Buchanon-Williams works with communities in ...



Jackson's 'Deplorable' Pipes Still Bursting, Causing School Closures  Jackson Free Press

The City of Jackson is somewhere between praising its public-works department for its hard work this year and quickly patching the aging infrastructure and ...



Debra Mays-Jackson  Jackson Free Press

Jackson State University named Debra Mays-Jackson its chief of staff for JSU President William Bynum Jr. on July 24.



Tim Martin  Jackson Free Press

For Tim Martin, pursuing a career in public education did not always seem a likely career path, but it's one that he says has become a lifelong passion.



Marc Rowe Camp Player Interviews and Afternoon Session  Jackson Free Press

If you missed yesterday's post on http://www.marcrowe.com/">Marc Rowe's Adidas Crossroads of the South basketball camp, be sure to check it out ...



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 ...



HPSD's James Bacchus hired as principal in Jackson  Jackson Clarion Ledger

James Bacchus, the superintendent who left the Hattiesburg Public School District in financial chaos, has been hired as an administrator by the Jackson Public ...



Rapper T.I. receives key to city of Jackson  Jackson Clarion Ledger

Clifford "T.I." Harris Jr. received the key to the city of Jackson today. The well-known, Atlanta-based rapper, actor, music producer and reality star, is was in ...



Teens Expect JSU Hazing  Jackson Free Press

A Former Forest Hill High School band director and a local Jackson attorney say that high-school students know what they're getting into when they try out for the ...



Patti Gandy  Jackson Free Press

The Mississippi College School of Law awarded Patti Gandy, who is the founding director of the Mission First Legal Aid Office in Jackson, with the school's ...



The No. 1 player in Mississippi just committed to Mississippi State  Jackson Clarion Ledger

COLUMBUS —Columbus fans lined up around the corner of the gym to get in for Tuesday night's game. Columbus was hosting Starkville but the pregame ...



Robert Day  Jackson Free Press

Robert Day, a local magician and balloon artist who was a regular entertainer at events such as Jubilee Jam, KidFest! Ridgeland and the Jackson Free Press' ...



Jason Wells' GOP Dream: First Mayor, Then President  Jackson Free Press

The Republican nominee for Jackson mayor, Jason Wells, 34, has returned to the polls once again in hope of successfully finding what he desires in life, ...



Ministers rally against senator's remarks | News  McComb Enterprise Journal

In response to Republican U.S. Sen. Cindy-Hyde Smith's videotaped comments about voter suppression and public hangings, the Southwest Mississippi ...



Jackson city councilman speaks out about school board appointment  WAPT Jackson

jackson city councilman kenneth stokes is firing shots at the mayor for not filling a school board seat from his district.



Jackson municipal election  Jackson Clarion Ledger

Candidates for Tuesday's Democratic and Republican primaries.



Schools, Guns, Family, Bad Policing: Chief Vance Discusses Crime-Fighting with JFP Editor  Jackson Free Press

In the wake of fears raised after a parent pulled a gun at Forest Hill High School last week, the capital city's top police officer said Monday night that Jackson ...



A Mayor's Story: Tony Yarber on His Past Mistakes and Evolving Vision  Jackson Free Press

Mayor Tony Yarber is different this time around. During his first run for the job vacated when Mayor Chokwe Lumumba died in 2014, a bunch of urgent business ...



JPS holds town hall meeting to gain support for bond referendum  WAPT Jackson

A town hall meeting about the proposed bond for Jackson Public Schools. JPS drumming up support for the upcoming vote.



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 ...



10 Reasons for Widowed Seniors to Marry Again  Crosswalk.com

“Two are better than one because they have a good return for their labor. For if either falls, the other will lift up his companion. But woe to the one who falls when ...



Tom Beck  Jackson Free Press

Tom Beck has a passion for storytelling. It's one of the factors that drives his work at Spot On Productions, LLC, which he founded with business partner Philip ...



Iyanla Thomas, BGCCM Youth of the Year  Jackson Clarion Ledger

The 2017 Youth of the Year for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Mississippi is a Murrah High School student who dreams of starting a program that would use ...



Congregation votes on pastor accused of rape  WAPT Jackson

The congregation of Livingston Greater Missionary Baptist Church voted to keep its pastor, Lenell McGee, who was charged with rape.



Board asks Gov. to declare a state of emergency for JPS  Jackson Clarion Ledger

The state Board of Education on Thursday asked Gov. Phil Bryant to declare a state of emergency for Jackson Public Schools, the final step before a state ...



Austin: Ready to Lend an Ear  Jackson Free Press

As a barber, it's Gerald Austin Sr.'s job to spark conversation with his customers, and he hears their problems loud and clear.



Straight, LGBT Teens Fight to Support Each Other  Jackson Free Press

Presley McCord, who is a board member of the Gay-Straight Alliance at Brandon High School, said she hopes the group helps to make a difference and improve ...



Mississippi Women's Basketball Relies on Key Metro Area Graduates  Jackson Free Press

The metro area is known for producing some of the state's best players. This season, graduates of several local high schools are big contributors to the state's ...



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