Jackson, Mississippi

What is Jackson, Mississippi known for?


largest main

sixty-six nations. Ole Miss is a large university in the state of Mississippi with a total enrollment of 20,844 in fall 2011. The Oxford campus is the second largest main campus in the state with a fall 2011 enrollment of 16,586. The university began medical education in 1903, when the University of Mississippi School of Medicine was established on the parent campus in Oxford. In that era, the university only provided two-year pre-clinical education certificates, and graduates went out of state to complete their doctor of medicine degrees. In 1950, the Mississippi Legislature voted to create a four-year medical school. On July 1, 1955, the University Medical Center opened in Jackson, Mississippi, as a four-year medical school. In 1955, the University of Mississippi School of Medicine moved to Jackson where its curriculum was expanded to four years in the brand-new Medical Center. The University of Mississippi Medical Center, as it is now called, is the health sciences campus of the University of Mississippi and houses the University of Mississippi School of Medicine along with five other health science schools: nursing, dentistry, health related professions, graduate studies and pharmacy. (The School of Pharmacy is headquartered on the Oxford campus) http: www.umc.edu medical_center overview.html During the 1930s, an attempt by Mississippi Governor (Governor of Mississippi) Theodore G. Bilbo to move The University of Mississippi to Jackson (Jackson, Mississippi), was prevented by then Chancellor Alfred Hume by giving Mississippi legislators a grand tour of Ole Miss and the surrounding city of Oxford. It so impressed the legislators that the move was defeated. Naming the article Each U.S. county is called by the common name of the state, e.g. Jackson County, Michigan. Where needed, a link to the county is placed on a more general entry page, e.g. Jackson contains links to Jackson County, Michigan, Jackson, Mississippi, Jackson, Michigan, and many more. *Shreveport, Louisiana - I-220 (Interstate 220 (Louisiana)) *Jackson, Mississippi - I-220 (Interstate 220 (Mississippi)) *Augusta, Georgia - I-520 (Interstate 520) terminus_b


school production

, Mississippi , where she played Juliet in a school production of William Shakespeare's play ''Romeo and Juliet.'' At age 14, Jones, accompanied by her mother and stepfather, Dennis Pearsall, moved from Jackson to Long Island. At 17, Jones was encouraged to pursue an acting and modeling career, subsequently living in London, Boston, New York City and Los Angeles. She was a high school homecoming (homecoming (tradition)) queen and a varsity cheerleader


progressive voice

Free Press''''', referred to often as simply "JFP", is an alternative weekly newspaper (Alternative newspaper) in Jackson, Mississippi founded in 2002 by Mississippi native Donna Ladd, author and technology expert Todd Stauffer and a group of young Jacksonians wanting a progressive voice in the state. It is currently the only member of the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies (AAN) in the state of Mississippi. JFP distributes approximately 17,000 free copies The Jackson Free Press FAQ


leadership program

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


vocal band

, disco Career Born in Jackson (Jackson, Mississippi), Mississippi, Kinney began singing in the late 1960s, and joined the vocal group (band (music)), The Poppies (The Poppies (American band)), replacing their former singer, Patsy McClune. Kinney remained in the group with Dorothy Moore and Rosemary Taylor for about two years, and also released a solo (solo (music)) single (single (music)), "Your Love's Not Reliable", during this time, however


water abundant

beautiful and healthful surroundings, good water, abundant timber, navigable waters, and proximity to the trading route Natchez Trace. The Assembly passed an act on November 28, 1821, authorizing the site as the permanent seat of the government of the state of Mississippi. One Whig politician lamented the new capital as a "serious violation of principle" because it was not at the absolute center of the state. William C. Davis, ''A Way


oil portraits

OF DEATH In 1934, commissioned by a family friend, Ellsworth Woodward, Anderson painted an ambitious mural in the auditorium of the Ocean Springs Public School (“Ocean Springs Past and Present”) as part of Public Works of Art Project. Paintings from this period include: "Indians Hunting," "Jockeys Riding Horses," four oil portraits of Sissy, 1933–37, "Black Skimmer," "Androcles and Lion," "Man on Horse," and Birth of Achilles (Memphis


literary relationship

, and novelist William Alexander Percy — after the death of their parents. Foote began a lifelong fraternal and literary relationship with Walker; each had great influence on the other's writing. '''Lee Maurice Russell''' (November 16, 1875, Lafayette County, Mississippi) – May 5, 1943, Jackson, Mississippi) was a Mississippi politician. In 1926, Whitfield fell ill. He went to Memphis, Tennessee for treatment and returned to Jackson, Mississippi. While he was able to conduct


years speed

10th - 1985 (1985 in NASCAR) Winston Cup season Background Lake was named after the best friend of his father, Bob Lake. Lake's father Leland L. Speed took office as the Mayor of Jackson, Mississippi in 1948, the same year that he was born. He started his racing career at the age of thirteen racing karts, much to the displeasure of his family. Over the years, Speed won the International Karting Federation (IKF) National Championship six times and in 1978 he won the prestigious Karting World Championship over among others, future Formula One legend and icon Ayrton Senna. As of 2010, Speed is the only American (United States) to win the championship. DATE OF BIRTH January 17, 1948 PLACE OF BIRTH Jackson (Jackson, Mississippi), Mississippi DATE OF DEATH '''WLBT''', virtual channel 3 (digital channel 30), is the NBC-affiliated television station in Jackson, Mississippi, and it is owned by Raycom Media. WLBT transmits its signal from an antenna, 624 meters in height, located near Raymond (Raymond, Mississippi). -


recording success

. In that 1954 campaign, McKeithen argued for an investigation regarding the disparity in charges between in-state and out-of-state long-distance telephone calls, having noted that it was cheaper to call from Shreveport (Shreveport, Louisiana) to Jackson (Jackson, Mississippi), Mississippi, than from Shreveport to Monroe (Monroe, Louisiana). ''Minden Herald'', July 9, 1954, p. 2 Recording success In 1970, Wardell Quezergue, an arranger (arrangement) of Rhythm

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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