Jackson, Mississippi

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transplant (Organ transplant) was performed at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson in June 1963 by Dr. James Hardy (James Hardy (surgeon)). Hardy transplanted the cadaveric lung into a patient suffering from lung cancer. The patient survived for eighteen days before dying of kidney failure. Since 1968, Jackson has been the home of Malaco Records, one of the leading record companies (record company) for gospel (gospel music), blues and soul music


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*Smith Wills Stadium – Baseball, Softball, Football, Soccer, Concerts (home of the Belhaven College baseball team) Sports teams *Baseball **Mississippi Braves – Southern League AA affiliate of the Atlanta Braves; Trustmark Park in Pearl, Mississippi *Soccer **Mississippi Brilla – Soccer club which plays in the Premier Developmental League *Rugby **Jackson Rugby Football Club – Mens 15s amateur Rugby team *Football **Mississippi Maddogs


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established a plantation nearby. Early life Ford was born in Jackson, Mississippi, the only son of Parker Carrol Ford, a traveling salesman for Faultless Starch (Faultless Starch Bon Ami Company), a Kansas City (Kansas City, Missouri) company. When Ford was eight years old, his father had a major heart attack (myocardial infarction), and thereafter Ford spent as much time with his grandfather, a former prizefighter and hotel owner in Little Rock, Arkansas, as he did with his


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The United States Postal Service operates the Jackson Main Post Office "Post Office™ Location – JACKSON." United States Postal Service. Retrieved September 24, 2011. and several smaller post offices. Education File:Jacksonstate.jpg right thumb Jackson State University band "The Sonic Boom" performing at Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium

of Piney Woods by Leslie Harper Purcell, Comet Press Books (1956) p. 120. near Jackson, Mississippi. The students — Brownlee, Joseph Ford, Lawrence Abrams, and Lloyd Woodard — originally sang under the name "the Cotton Blossom Singers", performing both jubilee quartet and secular material, to raise money for the school. Their teacher, Martha Louise Morrow Foxx, Piney Woods School: An Oral History. By Alferdteen B. Harrison


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bombing Birmingham Church Bombing . Career In 1981, Funderburgh released the Rockets' debut album ''Talk to You By Hand'' from New Orleans, Louisiana's based Black Top Records. The band consisted of Anson, with Darrell Nulisch on vocals and harmonica. The album included a cover version of Earl King's song, "Come On (Come On (Earl King song))". ''Talk to You By Hand'' was also the first ever release by the record label. The band appeared


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home business, insurance companies, land and timber companies, and a sand, clay and gravel business. Parker was elected to the House of Representatives (United States House of Representatives) as a Democrat in 1988 following a hard-fought primary with a wide field of contenders. The district included Jackson (Jackson, Mississippi), Vicksburg (Vicksburg, Mississippi), Natchez (Natchez, Mississippi), McComb (McComb, Mississippi), and Brookhaven (Brookhaven, Mississippi), Mississippi


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Allmusic url He later moved to Atlanta, Georgia (Georgia (U.S. state)) where he attended North Atlanta High School. Growing up V listened to Michael Jackson, Tony! Toni! Tone!, Marvin Gaye, Jodeci, and The Isley Brothers. Those were the artists that inspired him to become a R&B singer. He later returned to his old high school appearing on the debut episode of MTV MTV's


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in hip hop music. In 2005, the label granted Akon his own label Konvict Muzik. The deal brought more artists on to the label and a hit album from Akon. Founded in 1947, the school occupies two campuses: the South Campus houses the Lower School (pre-kindergarten through grade 4) in Jackson (Jackson, Mississippi), and the North Campus houses the Middle School (grades 5-8) and Upper School (grades 9-12) in Ridgeland (Ridgeland, Mississippi). Life Bass was born in Fort Worth, Texas


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outspokenness. His newspaper office near downtown Jackson was firebombed at least twice. Born Nov. 7, 1926, in Athens, Tisdale purchased the Jackson Advocate in 1978 from the newspaper's first owner, Percy Greene. Early life, education and legal training Born in Jackson, Mississippi, Barksdale received a B.S. from United States Military Academy at West Point in 1966. He was in the United States Army from 1966 to 1970, serving in the Vietnam War, and afterwards returned to studies. In 1972, he received a J.D. (Juris Doctor) from the University of Mississippi Law School (University of Mississippi), where he graduated first in his class and was a member of the Mississippi Alpha chapter of the Phi Delta Theta men's fraternity. Career Barksdale entered the private practice of law, as an attorney for the firm of Butler, Snow, O'Mara, Stevens and Cannada in Jackson, Mississippi from 1973 to 1990. During this time, he was an instructor in constitutional law for the University of Mississippi Law School Paralegal Course in 1975 and 1976, and an instructor in the Mississippi College School of Law in 1976. He was a Chairman, Mississippi Vietnam Veterans Leadership Program from 1982 to 1985. A resident of Jackson, Mississippi, Barksdale is the brother of former Netscape Communications Corporation CEO Jim Barksdale. Prior to assuming the leadership of Mission to the World, Kooistra was a pastor, professor at Belhaven College and Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson, Mississippi, and president of Covenant Theological Seminary (the official seminary of the PCA). birth_date

Jackson, Mississippi

'''Jackson''' is the capital and since 1944 the largest city of the state (U.S. state) of Mississippi. The city is located on the Pearl River (Mississippi–Louisiana) which drains into the Gulf of Mexico and is part of the Jackson Prairie region of the state. Lowe, E.N. (1915). Mississippi, its geology, geography, soils and mineral resources. Mississippi Geological Survey Bulletin 12. Jackson: Tucker Printing House. p. 28. Moore, William H. (1965). Hinds County Geology and Mineral Resources. Bulletin 105 Mississippi Geological, Economic and Topographical Survey. Jackson: Tucker Printing House. p. 33 Jackson is one of two county seats of Hinds County (Hinds County, Mississippi), with the city of Raymond (Raymond, Mississippi) being the other.

The city, the anchor for its metro area, is named after Andrew Jackson, who was honored for his role in the Battle of New Orleans and later was elected as US president. The current slogan for the city is "Jackson, Mississippi: City with Soul." It has had numerous musicians prominent in blues, gospel and jazz, and was known for decades for its illegal nightclubs on the Gold Coast; one site has been designated for the Mississippi Blues Trail.

It had a decline in population from 184,256 at the 2000 census (2000 United States Census) to 173,514 at the 2010 census (2010 United States Census). The 2010 census ascribed a population of 539,057 to the five-county Jackson metropolitan area (Jackson, Mississippi metropolitan area). demographics \ GJA. metrojacksoneda.com The city is ranked third as the best "mud" city among the United States' 100 largest metro areas, according to ''Forbes'' magazine. The study measured overall affordability in living costs, housing rates, and more.

In 2011 USS ''Jackson'' (LCS-6) (USS Jackson (LCS-6)) was the first ship of the United States Navy to be named in honor of the city. "Navy Names Littoral Combat Ships Jackson and Montgomery" DOD press release. March 25, 2011

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