The Mississippi Link Newswire Jackson State University’s School of Journalism and Media Studies 2016 Conference, “Multimedia Platforms in the Digital Age,” will feature national and state media professionals who will share their expertise and guide students into successful careers in communication. The conference is April 7-8, and opens with Federal Communications Commissioner Mignon L. Clyburn […]
MURFREESBURO, Tenn. (AP) — Brent Stockstill threw four touchdowns to help Middle Tennessee to a 70-14 win over Jackson State in a season opener on Saturday. Stockstill was 23 of 29 for 336 yards for the Blue Raiders. Jeremiah Bryson rushed for two scores and Jordan Parker and Ruben Garnett each ran for a touchdown. […]
PINE BLUFF, Arkansas (AP) — LaMontiez Ivy threw a 61-yard touchdown pass and ran in the winning 15-yarder in overtime to lift Jackson State to a 33-30 win over Arkansas-Pine Bluff on Saturday night. Ivy was sacked twice but completed 16 of 20 passes for 172 yards, including the 61-yard TD throw to Dan Williams […]
HOUSTON, Texas (AP) — Dray Joseph hit Lee Doss for a 16-yard touchdown pass to give Southern University a 34-27 double overtime victory over Jackson State Saturday in the Southwestern Athletic Conference Championship. During the ensuing drive by Jackson State (8-4, 8-1), running back Tommy Gooden stepped out of bounds to negate what would have […]
STARKVILLE, Mississippi (AP) — Craig Sword scored a team-high 12 points and Mississippi State survived a scare from Jackson State Wednesday at Humphrey Coliseum but held on for a 58-56 victory. Sword had six of his 12 points in the final four minutes. MSU (4-1) also received 11 points each from Fred Thomas and Roquez […]
Jackson State has hired Wayne Brent to be its men’s basketball coach.
The 45-year-old Brent is an accomplished high school coach, winning four state championships in six seasons with Callaway High School in Jackson. He was also an assistant coach at Mississippi for four seasons in the late 1990s and early 2000s, helping the Rebels advance to the NCAA tournament three times.
Brent was introduced on March 25, and will have a strong nucleus to work with next season, including guards Dundrecous Nelson (Ole Miss) and Julysses Nobles (Arkansas), who will both be eligible after transferring from the Southeastern Conference. He’ll also have several returning players from last year’s team that finished with an 11-18 record.
Lillie B. Ayers, who became the lead plaintiff in Mississippi’s college desegregation lawsuit after the death of her husband, Jake Ayers, died Sunday at her home in Glen Allan in Washington County. She was 85.
Henry Ayers, Lillie Ayers’ son, said his mother died of complications from bone cancer.
Funeral services are pending.
October 21, 1926 – October 7, 2012
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Charm is deceitful, and beauty empty, the woman who is wise is the one to praise. Give her a share in what her hands have worked for, and let her works tell her praises at the city gates. – Proverbs 31:30
This scripture accurately describes Dr. Cozetta White Buckley, an icon of beauty, wisdom, quick wit, generosity, diligence, hard work and compassion who was adored by her family, friends, community and fellow church members.