Principal who said prayer boosted scores: license suspended

January 20, 2017 in Education, Religion

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – A former principal who said prayer had dramatically boosted test scores has lost her license for 20 years for telling teachers and other workers to correct […]

Jesus is the Reason for the Season

December 22, 2016 in Religion

Youth become a live nativity in the skit, “The Birth of Jesus” The Mississippi Link Newswire Dec. 18, youth and adults alike brought scriptures to life as they participated in […]

160 dead after church roof collapses in Nigeria

December 12, 2016 in News, Religion

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Metal girders and the roof of a crowded church collapsed onto worshippers in southern Nigeria, killing at least 160 people with the toll likely to rise, […]

Prosecutor: Killer at black church had cold, hateful heart

December 8, 2016 in News, Religion

By Bruce Smith and Jeffrey Collins Associated Press CHARLESTON, S.C. – Dylann Roof had a “cold and hateful heart” when he pulled a pistol from his fanny pack during a […]

College Hill ordains new deacons

November 23, 2016 in News, Religion

By Jackie Hampton Publisher The College Hill Baptist Church family recently celebrated its first ordination of deacons since Pastor Michael T. Williams became the spiritual leader of the century-old church […]

Mississippi church arson: No sign of accelerant found

November 16, 2016 in News, Religion

GREENVILLE, Miss. (AP) – A fire chief says the burning of an African-American church in Mississippi is still considered arson, but the state Crime Lab determined that no accelerant was […]

College Hill celebrates pastor’s sixth year

October 13, 2016 in Religion

By Daphne M. Higgins Religion Editor On Oct. 10, 2010, the congregation of College Hill Missionary Baptist Church in Jackson, officially welcomed its 14th pastor to the church’s pulpit. Rev. […]

Christian prayers at county board meetings ruled OK by federal court

September 20, 2016 in News, Religion

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Elected officials may open public meetings by praying according to their chosen religion as long as they don’t pressure observers to join in, a divided federal […]