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Reclaimed Project plans fundraising banquet


The Reclaimed Project will host its Reclaiming ’16 event at 6:30 p.m. April 21, at The South Warehouse in Jackson.

Reclaiming ’16 is a fundraising banquet purposed to educate guests about the work of Reclaimed Project and the upcoming opportunities for the organization. The evening will consist of dinner, a video displaying the ministry going on in Lesotho, a chance to shop the Reclaimed Marketplace, and so much more.

Reclaimed Project is a local non-profit organization fulfilling the biblical mandate to serve orphans and the poor. Reclaimed Project exemplifies its desire to exalt Christ by focusing on three specific areas: launching orphan care centers in sub-Saharan Africa, assisting those who adopt and empowering others through job creation.

To reserve your spot or for more information about Reclaiming ‘16 or the Reclaimed Project, contact Hayley Scoggin at (601) 717-3535 or, or you can visit


Applications accepted for MDWF’s Youth Participation Initiative


The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks has  announced the Youth Participation Initiative is now accepting applications. The YPI was established to provide funding for educating youth in the areas of hunting, fishing, outdoor recreation, and natural resource conservation.  During 2015-2016, YPI provided a total of $147,672 to help fund 25 projects across Mississippi. In order to improve the program’s services to grant recipients, the due date for YPI applications has been extended to May 1.

State agencies, educational institutions, and non-profit organizations are eligible to apply for this funding opportunity.  Interested applicants are urged to consider projects that focus on recruitment, retention, and/or education of youth in the fields of hunting, fishing, or conservation.  Projects that consider increasing opportunity in the areas of hunting, fishing, conservation or educating youth in any area of safety relating to hunting, fishing, or conservation are also encouraged.

For more information regarding recreational opportunities for youth, visit our website at or call us at (601) 432-2400.


Jackson Public Schools plans job fair April 16


Jackson Public Schools is hosting a job fair for certified and classified positions including prospective teachers, bus drivers, cafeteria and maintenance workers from 9 a.m. to noon April 16, at Cardozo Middle School, 3180 McDowell Road Ext.

The district emphasizes strong academics, extensive support for new teachers, competitive salaries and good benefits. JPS will conduct actual interviews with applicants who attend the job fair. Prospective teachers and employees will interview with principals or assistant principals at the level they wish to teach in elementary, middle school or high school.

After the job fair, as positions become vacant, the Human Resources Department will select applicants for additional interviews.  Before and after the job fair, applicants may visit the JPS website each day for new job openings.

For more information, contact the Office of Human Resources at (601) 960-8745.


Jackson State plans memorial ceremony of 1970 shootings


The Jackson State University Student Government Association and the Margaret Walker Center will have a memorial ceremony at 6 p.m. April 14, in a commemoration of the tragedy and police shootings, which left two young men dead, Phillip Gibbs and James Green in 1970.

The ceremony and candle light vigil will take place in front of Alexander Hall on the Gibbs Green Memorial Plaza. Miss JSU Charence Higgins will serve as the mistress of ceremonies. Other JSU  other students, faculty and survivors of the shootings are planning to attend.

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