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City’s Back to School celebration set for Aug. 6


The city of Jackson’s seventh Annual Back to School celebration and Supply Giveaway will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Aug. 6, at the Jackson Convention Complex, 105 E. Pascagoula St.

The event will feature entertainment, activities for the entire family and a school supply giveaway.

This year’s event also will feature representatives from the Mayor’s Task Force for a Healthier Jackson. Various health screenings will be available for youth.

Mayor Tony T. Yarber and Jackson Public Schools Superintendent Cedrick Gray will deliver remarks.

The event is a designed to enhance and promote education in the community and will feature interactive exhibits. Parents also will be able to sign their children up for tutorial services, after school programs and other volunteer, civic and athletic programs.


Deer, early teal hunting applications available Aug. 1


Beginning Aug. 1, the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks will accept draw permit applications for deer and early season teal on Wildlife Management Areas.

Applicants must apply online at All hunters (including younger than16, older than 65 and handicap) applying for a WMA draw hunt must possess a current valid WMA permit or a lifetime hunting license to apply for a WMA draw hunt. After purchasing or renewing your license you must wait 24 hours until you can apply.

Permitted deer hunts are available for Black Prairie, Canemount, Charles Ray Nix, Hell Creek, Great River Road, Mahannah, Natchez State Park, Sardis Waterfowl, Sky Lake, Trim Cane, Twin Oaks, and Yockanookany WMAs.

Permitted youth hunting opportunities are available at Canemount, Sardis Waterfowl, Natchez State Park and Trim Cane WMAs.

Applicants for youth deer hunts must be 15 years of age or younger. Special permitted handicapped hunting opportunities are available at Sardis Waterfowl, Natchez State Park and Trim Cane WMAs. Applicants for handicapped deer hunts at Trim Cane WMA must have a physical condition which makes them fully dependent on a wheelchair for mobility.

Permitted early season teal hunts will be available at Howard Miller and Muscadine Farms WMAs.

For more information regarding wildlife management areas in Mississippi, visit or call (601) 432-2199.


Yarber to hold community forum on race, black lives, police


Jackson Mayor Tony T. Yarber will hold a community forum, “Us and Them: A Conversation on Race, Black Lives and the Police,” at 6 p.m. July 28, in the Murrah High School auditorium.

The forum will feature panelists from community groups and law enforcement agencies. The forum will highlight Jackson’s community policing efforts and aims to increase understanding of police culture, the culture of the communities they serve and to commit to strengthening partnerships between law enforcement and the community through programs, practices and policies.

The event will be moderated by Othor Cain.


Kelly Educational Staffing recruiting substitute teachers


Kelly Educational Staffing, a specialty service of Kelly Services, and the largest provider of substitute teachers to 6,175-plus schools across the United States will have a hiring event from 9 a.m. to noon July 30 at Kelly Services, 4211 Lakeland Drive in Flowed.

The purpose is to to recruit qualified candidates who have at least 48 college credit hours and a passion for teaching for more than 1,000 positions available within Hinds, Clinton and Jackson Public Schools.

A $100 sign-on bonus will go to candidates who are hired by Aug. 1 and complete 10 assignments in the month of August. KES employees have access to bonus pay, health benefits, paid (post-hire) orientation, free training and more.

Those unable to attend can email a resumed to or call (601) 939-4113,  ext. 3 for more information. Visit kellyeducationalstaffing us for more information.

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