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East Central, Hazlehurst showdown decided in second half

September 15, 2017 by The Sun Herald

The Sun HeraldTony Brown scored on two 1 yard runs in the second half as East Central won a defensive battle against Hazlehurst 21-0 in Mississippi high school football Friday. “I don't think we were intense in the first half as we were last week,” said East Central ...

Orthodontist Parlays Small Town Opportunities into Big-Time Practice

February 14, 2016 by Ole Miss News

Ole Miss NewsOf those, only one is African-American: Dr. Chandra Minor, a 2012 graduate of the University of Mississippi School of Dentistry. Being the only African-American female orthodontist practicing in the state ... With the program, Minor was on the Alcorn ...

Hazlehurst SAT 20

February 4, 2016 by Opiah county courier

Opiah county courierHAZLEHURST SAT 20 – Hazlehurst High School is proud to recognize students who obtained a 20 or above for their ACT composite score. These students were honored on January 21, 2016 in the high school auditorium, along with the Academic All-Stars.

In Mississippi, best teachers don't go where they are needed most

September 27, 2015 by The Hechinger Report

The Hechinger ReportSchool leaders in tough districts were working the room like frantic politicians, trying to draw potential teachers to visit their booths with offers of candy, water, and other freebies. In Hazlehurst, a predominantly black, low-income district located ...

Hazlehurst resident competing in pageant

July 8, 2015 by Opiah county courier

Opiah county courierThe Miss Mississippi High School America Organization is proud to announce that Kristina Morse is competing for the state title of 2016 Miss Mississippi Junior High America in Hattiesburg on August 9, 2015. The pageant is held at the Performing Arts ...

Hazlehurst Seniors

November 7, 2014 by Opiah county courier

Opiah county courierSENIORS HONORED AT FINAL REGULAR SEASON GAME – Senior football players at Hazlehurst High School were honored prior to Friday's win over Crystal Springs. From left are Javarious Brown, Chris Jones, Fredrick Stewart, Garlon Davis, Jonathan ...

State Takeovers: A Fix for Failing School Districts?

March 26, 2014 by Jackson Free Press

Jackson Free PressThe state received complaints of nepotism, favoritism and harassment. #Nearly six years later, the district is one of three in Mississippi returning to local control. Hazlehurst has shown some academic improvements. #Last year, the pass rate on the ...

Are state takeovers fixing Mississippi's failing districts?

March 26, 2014 by The Hechinger Report

The Hechinger ReportNearly six years later, the district is one of three in Mississippi returning to local control. Hazlehurst has shown some academic improvements. Last year, the pass rate on the high school algebra exam was 77 percent, up from only 14% before the takeover.

MHSAA football championships: Louisville tops Hazlehurst 30-28 for eighth state title in 3A

December 7, 2013 by Mississippi Press (blog)

Mississippi Press (blog)Louisville quarterback Wyatt Roberts runs past Hazlehurst defensive back John Bridges (8) during the first half of the Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 3A State Football Championship, Saturday in Jackson. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis).

Wilkinson County falls to Hazlehurst in South State title game

November 30, 2013 by Natchez Democrat

Natchez DemocratWilkinson County High School senior Rashawn Montgomery takes a knee in the final minutes of the fourth quarter in the South State championship game against Hazelhurst High School Friday night. Wilkinson County lost to Hazlehurst, 36-22. (Brittney ...

Mississippi Continues Noble Assault On Lesbians' High School Memories

April 27, 2010 by Gawker

GawkerFirst the state was pulling the ol' Fake Prom grift on Constance McMillen, and now it's removing a butch-ish lesbian from her high school yearbook, entirely. That's what happened to Ceara Sturgis of Hazlehurst, MS, anyway.

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