Lasherica Thornton, The Jackson Sun

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The Jackson Sun

Oxford, MS, United States

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Past articles by Lasherica:

JMCSS: North Side High School on lockdown

North Side High School was placed on lockdown Wednesday morning for an undisclosed reason. → Read More

Alumni game continues legacy of closed Merry/JCM High and West High

An annual alumni game between closed schools Merry/JCM High and West High keeps the memories of the schools alive. → Read More

Unity Festival promotes health initiatives, community awareness

Historic First Baptist held its sixth annual Unity Festival with a continued hope to bring unity to the community but also health initiatives. → Read More

Community Montessori, Nova Early Learning Center celebrate International Day of Peace with painted rocks

Community Montessori School and Nova Early Learning Center celebrated International Day of Peace with painted rocks. → Read More

UT interim president announces route to free tuition for TN students

University of Tennessee interim president Randy Boyd announced a last-dollar scholarship program for students to get an UT education. → Read More

There will be a $20K recall election against JMCSS board member Doris Black

There will be a Dec. 10 recall election against JMCSS board member Doris Black. → Read More

USJ seniors: friends, leaders, National Merit Scholarship semifinalists

Two University School of Jackson seniors are friends, leaders and, now, National Merit Scholarship semifinalists. → Read More

Students, whether volunteers or with special needs, learned from annual Champion's Day

During the annual Champion's Day, an event for students with special needs enjoy themselves through games, the students learned life skills. → Read More

Petitioners submit more than 300 additional signatures for Doris Black recall

David Clifft, the former school board member who held Doris Black's seat, submitted more than 300 signatures in his and others' effort to recall her. → Read More

Gov. Bill Lee: ‘What’s happening in JMCSS needs to be duplicated’

Gov. Bill Lee spoke with Jackson Central-Merry Early College High students and toured L.O.O.P. at Stanley Black & Decker on Wednesday. → Read More

Madison, Dyersburg, Hardin County schools ranked healthiest by national organization

Two Jackson-Madison County schools, two Dyersburg schools and a Hardin County school were ranked among America's Healthiest Schools by a national group. → Read More

Plumbing is last part of construction to be done at South Side High football stadium

The construction of the North Side and South Side football stadiums were done enough to play football but the projects weren't completed until now. → Read More

Gov. Bill Lee tries to find balance between safety, protecting rights before regulating vaping in Tennessee

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee was in Jackson, on Wednesday, and was asked about the growing concern with vaping → Read More

Lane College dorms in need of repairs after August inspection

Lane College was cited for violations after an August inspection of four of its dorms and cafeteria. A student also reported mold. → Read More

Teachers devastated by Humboldt City Schools board vote, board member to “clean house”

The Humboldt City Schools board voted not to renew superintendent Versie Hamlett with budget and academic frustrations. → Read More

Elections commission denies signatures in Doris Black recall petition, set deadline for additional signatures

The Madison Co. Election Comm. signed the certificate saying the signatures against JMCSS Doris Black were insufficient. → Read More

Petition to recall JMCSS board member Doris Black fails to have enough valid signatures

There were not enough valid signatures turned in to trigger a recall election for JMCSS board member Doris Black. → Read More

Nonprofit paints positive wall art in bathrooms at East Elementary in Humboldt, TCA

Heart of Whimsy, a nonprofit organization to empower girls, painted positive wall art in the bathrooms at East in Humboldt and TCA. → Read More

Military unit preparing to deploy overseas enjoys Family Fun Day

The 194th Engineer Brigade had its annual Family Fun Day, but this year the unit will be deploying overseas. → Read More

JMCSS board votes Johnson in as chair, takes steps to establish ethics committee

The JMCSS board appointed a new chair, vice-chair and legislative assistant. The new chairman will present a slate for the JMCSS ethics committee. → Read More