Business

Garrett incoming 2013 chairman of Greater Jackson Chamber Partnership

The Mississippi Link Newswire

The Greater Jackson Chamber Partnership, a 2,600-member non-profit organization, recently announced its incoming 2013 chairman, Socrates Garrett of Garrett Enterprises Consolidated Inc.

Originally chartered Aug. 23, 1880, as the Jackson Board of Trade and Cotton Exchange and primarily to serve the city of Jackson, the needs of chamber members changed over its 112-year history. On Sept. 12, 1921, it changed its name to the Jackson Chamber of Commerce…. […]

News

Mississippi remembers victims of Sandy Hook Elementary School

First memorial bell-ringing ceremony held at Jackson State University

Friday prayer vigils scheduled throughout city

Governor calls for moment of silence

By Ayesha K. Mustafaa

Interim Managing Editor

From the Governor’s office, the Mississippi Department of Education, Jackson Public Schools and Jackson State University, Mississippians expressed their sorrow and concern for the safety of all school children, after the Dec. 14 murder of 20 children and six adults by a lone gunman at Sandy Hook Elementary School, in Newtown, Conn…. […]

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Dedication ceremony held for the Richard J. Porter Municipal Building

The Mississippi Link Newswire

City, community and religious leaders came out to celebrate the life of the late Richard J. Porter with the naming ceremony for the Richard J. Porter Municipal Building at 218 S. President St., Jackson, Friday, Dec. 14, at 3 p.m., hosted by the Jackson Redevelopment Authority.

The former and present mayors of Jackson paid tributes, Kane Ditto and Harvey Johnson Jr., respectively. The invocation was given by Dr. Jerry Young, pastor of New Hope Baptist Church…. […]

Education

Grand send-off for leading educator Glenda Baskin Glover

The Mississippi Link Newswire

Community and business leaders, friends and family, attended the grand send-off for Jackson State University’s dean of the College of Business, Dr. Glenda Glover, who will be the next president of her alma mater, Tennessee State University in Nashville, starting January 2013. The Tennessee Board of Regents confirmed the Memphis native’s new position in November 2012…. […]

Health

Governor holds summit to ‘Stomp Out Teenage Pregnancy’

Special to The Mississippi Link

Gov. Phil Bryant told approximately 350 attendees last week that he has a goal to try and decrease teen pregnancy by 15 percent by 2017. The Governor was the keynote speaker at his Healthy Teens for a Better Mississippi first Teens Pregnancy Prevention Summit, Dec. 6, at the Jackson Convention Complex.

He said many, early on, tried to discourage him from setting such a big goal…. […]

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K-9 “Deputy Liberty” introduced by Liberty Bank and Hinds County Sheriff

The Mississippi Link Newswire
Liberty Bank and the Hinds County Sheriff’s Department are co-sponsoring a swearing in ceremony for the “newest deputy” Thursday, Nov. 29, at 11:30 a.m., adding another crime-fighting component to Hinds County.

The newest addition to aid the deputies is a K-9 named “Deputy Liberty.” As a Hinds County employee, Deputy Liberty has the same benefits of all full time employees. His addition was made possible by generous support from Liberty Bank…. […]

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Tougaloo College to hold memorial service for Mississippi Civil Rights veteran Lawrence Guyot

The Mississippi Link Newswire

A memorial service will be held for Mississippi civil rights veteran Lawrence Guyot Monday, Dec. 10, in the historic Woodworth Chapel on the campus of Tougaloo College. Guyot was a Tougaloo graduate, who died Nov. 23, 2012 in Mount Ranier, Md.

Guyot was a leader in the Mississippi movement and worked alongside luminaries like Medgar Evers and Fannie Lou Hamer. He was beaten and jailed for his beliefs and activism but still worked tirelessly and at great personal risk for voter registration of those denied these rights…. […]

Health

December 1 World AIDS Day focusing on disease’s effect on global landscape

By Ayesha K. Mustafaa
Interim Managing Editor

The biggest day of the year dedicated to the awareness of the effect of HIV/AIDS on the global landscape is Saturday, Dec. 1.

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), “About 500,000 people get HIV each year and young people between the ages of 13 and 24 represent a quarter of these new HIV infections or 26 percent.” […]