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October 13, 2016 in News Briefs

The Word Center purchases site of White Rock Apartments

The Word Center Church is no stranger when it comes to blessing the city of Jackson. Known for its philanthropy, The Word Center has conducted gas giveaways, grocery giveaways, school supply drives and other charitable outreaches throughout the city. On Sept. 8, The Word Center purchased 17.44 acres of property that once housed the White Rock apartment complex. The Word Center is planning to construct a 40,000 square foot church which will include a full court basketball gymnasium as well as an 8,000 square-foot youth facility. In addition to the church, The Word Center’s campus will eventually be the site of a school, adult education facility and a facility focusing on reducing recidivism. Currently, the church is located at 5305 Executive Place where it hosts three Sunday worship services at 8 a.m., 10 a.m. and noon. As an advocate for social and educational empowerment, The Word Center is committed to impacting the city of Jackson through community service, economic development, and social reform.

Job Fair planned for positions within Jackson Public Schools

Jackson Public Schools is hosting a Job Fair for prospective teachers, bus drivers and cafeteria workers. The event is scheduled for 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 22, in the school board room located at 621 South State St. The Job Fair is a great opportunity for those who wish to work in the Jackson Public School District. Prospective teachers and other employees will interview with principals or assistant principals at the level they wish to work. Before and after the Job Fair, applicants may visit the JPS website www.jackson.k12.ms.us each day for new job openings. For more information, call (601) 960-8745

23rd Annual Senior Health and Wellness Fair set for Oct. 19 at complex

The city of Jackson Department of Human and Cultural Services Senior Services Division will host the 23rd Annual Senior Health and Wellness Fair from 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 19, at the Jackson Convention Complex, located at 105 E. Pascagoula St. The event is free and open to the public. Participants can receive health screenings, preventive healthcare, community information and healthy lifestyle demonstrations. For more information, contact the Senior Services Division at (601) 960-0335.