Candace Coleman, WJTV 12 News

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WJTV 12 News

Jackson, MS, United States

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Past articles by Candace:

Voter registration events to be held in Rankin County

RANKIN COUNTY, Miss. (WJTV) – September 22, 2020, is National Voter Registration Day, and there will be voter registration events in Rankin County. Voter registration will happen at the following locations on Tuesday: Outlets of Mississippi – 200 Bass Pro Drive Pearl, MS 39208 Nouveau Salon/The Rug Place (Parking Lot next to Primo’s Café on […] → Read More

Brookhaven teacher fired for not returning to class due to COVID-19 concerns

BROOKHAVEN, Miss. (WJTV) – A Brookhaven teacher was fired after refusing to teach in a crowded classroom amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Before she was let go from Lipsey Middle School, Shunta Davis was a three-time teacher of the year, earned a AAA endorsement on her teaching license and was nominated for a 12 News’ Cool […] → Read More

State Route 22 to temporarily close in Madison County

UPDATE: 8/13/2020 MADISON COUNTY, Miss. (WJTV) – The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) announced the closure for State Route 22 in Madison County has been postponed due to rain. The closure is postponed until Monday, August 17, from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. MADISON COUNTY, Miss. (WJTV) – The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) will temporarily […] → Read More

Cool Schools: New Summit School

New Summit School hosts 4th annual chili cook-off to raise money for student Davis Spicer and his family. → Read More

Woman charged with aggravated assault in Vicksburg

VICKSBURG, Miss. (WJTV) – Vicksburg Police arrested a woman on one count of aggravated assault. 34-year-old Nakeisha Blue of Vicksburg is accused of attacking another person on Meadowvale Drive on January 22, 2020. Blue is being held at the Madison County Jail and is expected to appear in court on Friday. → Read More

Belhaven University launches Angie Thomas Writers Scholarship

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – Belhaven University announced the new Angie Thomas Writers Scholarship program. It’s designed to help young aspiring writers. One incoming creative writing major will receive a full-ride scholarship, while other top applicants will receive additional awards. These scholarships are named in honor of Belhaven alumna Angie Thomas ’12, author of New York […]. Local… → Read More

Vicksburg mayor postpones crime town hall meeting

VICKSBURG, Miss. (WJTV) – Mayor George Flaggs has postponed a town hall meeting with the focus of crime in the city. The meeting would have come on the heels of a violent weekend in Vicksburg… → Read More

JPS school bus involved in crash on McDowell Road

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – A Jackson school bus crashed with a car early Thursday morning. It happened around 7:25 a.m. on McDowell Road and Shannon Street, according to Jackson Public School District spokesperson Sherwin Johnson. The bus was carrying nine students to Peeples Middle School. Five were taken to a local hospital to be checked […]. Local Mississippi Breaking News Story from CBS 12 New… → Read More

Lamar County schools hiring bus drivers

The Lamar County School District is hiring bus drivers to help transport the district's 5,800 students. → Read More

Rainbow Co-op to celebrate grand opening in Northpark Mall

Rainbow Co-op at Northpark has been welcoming customers since late August 2019. Now, stakeholders will hold a grand opening on September 18, 2019. → Read More

Spiked CBD found in Mississippi

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Concerned about illegal drugs, Mississippi authorities took an interest in vape shops and gas stations selling products including the cannabis extract CBD. Laboratory testing by the state revealed that more than a dozen products contained dangerous synthetic marijuana. Three more contained the opioid fentanyl. The Associated Press gathered the results for […]. Local… → Read More

Job fair planned for Hinds County neighbors

The Hinds County Career and Job Fair will be held Saturday, September 14, 2019, from 10 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The job fair will happen at Will-O-Wood Community Center. → Read More

Junior Auxiliary of Laurel presents informational meeting to Kiwanis Club

Kiwanis Club of Laurel members were treated to an informational presentation hosted by the Junior Auxiliary of Laurel. Junior Auxiliary is a national non-profit organization that teaches each of its members to provide aid to charitable services that are beneficial to the general public with an emphasis on children. The Junior Auxiliary of Laurel conducts […]. Local Mississippi Breaking News… → Read More

Natchez detainee center renews ICE contract

NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) – A privately run prison in Mississippi says it has a new five-year contract with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Adams County Correctional Center is operated by CoreCivic. The Natchez Democrat reports the company announced the new contract Tuesday, saying it will add 50 jobs. Adams County will receive about 50 cents […]. Local Mississippi Breaking News Story from… → Read More

Student threatens to harm himself on Hinds nursing campus

An emotionally distraught student threated to harm himself. Campus police along with JPD officers were able to diffuse the situation. They took the student to receive medical attention. The campus was cleared and classes resumed as usual.. Local Mississippi Breaking News Story from CBS 12 New WJTV, your Jackson, MS news leader → Read More

100-year-old ballet teacher visits Belhaven University

Henry Danton staged a variation of Swan Lake for Belhaven's Fall dance concert. → Read More

Monster gator snagged near Port Gibson

‘Muddy Water Maniacs’ don’t mess around when it comes to hunting alligators. This beauty was caught near Port Gibson, Mississippi on Monday. Team members Stephen Brady, Brian Burn… → Read More

Signing day for WCU not for sports but academics

Most people have heard of athletic signing day but William Carey University has taken a different spin on things by hosting academic signing day. The school of education hosted this event in Fiarch… → Read More

U. S. Attorneys Present Statewide Human Trafficking Training in Hattiesburg

On the campus of The University of Southern Mississippi U.S. Attorneys Mike Hurst, of the Southern District of Mississippi and Chad Lamar, of the Northern District of Mississippi hosted a lecture a… → Read More

Jackson firefighters raise money for Muscular Dystrophy Association

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – Jackson firefighters are continuing a 65 year tradition this week. The Jackson Fire Department Chiefs, Jackson Fire Fighters and the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MD… → Read More