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JHS alumni honored for achievements

November 12, 2017 by Jacksonville Journal Courier

Jacksonville Journal CourierHe attended Jacksonville public schools, graduating in 1961 from JHS. While in high school, he excelled in all sports — he was named all-state in football and was a standout in basketball, track and baseball. He attended Northeast Missouri State on a ...

It's a long road, but it could lead to The Show

October 20, 2017 by

Cincinnati.comJACKSONVILLE, Ala. -- Do you know who this is,” Ricky Whaley says to his Agriscience class at Jacksonville High School. “This is Shed Long,” Whaley points to the 22-year-old standing in front of a classroom he once sat in. “He plays for the Reds.” Shed ...

Jacksonville high school graduate found dead inside car on roadway

June 27, 2017 by

ActionNewsJax.comJSO said the shooting happened near the east side of the road. Family members told Action News Jax he was going to a party Saturday night before he was found in his SUV near the median early Sunday morning. Mack's football coach told Action News Jax ...

Jacksonville high school apologizes for 'good girl' prom dress flyers posted in hallways

March 28, 2017 by

School officials have apologized after flyers of prom dress guidelines posted at a Jacksonville high school sparked a social media outcry. Related Headlines. Jacksonville police: Toddler among three people found dead in home · University of Central ...

High school girls volleyball: Richmond-Burton's Addie Halverson commits to Jacksonville State

March 10, 2017 by Northwest Herald

Northwest HeraldThe Gamecocks went 18-19 overall and tied for eighth place with a 6-10 conference record in the fall. The sand volleyball team plays in the spring, which started March 1. Halverson plays her club volleyball with Aurora-based Sports Performance ...

National Signing Day 2017: Jacksonville High produces a whopping 9 signees

February 1, 2017 by Jacksonville Daily Progress

Jacksonville Daily ProgressIt has been at least 16 years since a near-double digit number of college signees has blossomed forth from Jacksonville High School on the spring National Signing Day. On Wednesday morning in a jam-packed Commons Area of the high school, nine student ...

JISD officials propose renovation of Tomato Bowl, CTE facility

January 7, 2017 by Jacksonville Daily Progress

Jacksonville Daily ProgressDuring the community input session, JISD Superintendent Dr. Chad Kelly also unveiled a preliminary proposal that has been formulated to modernize the Tomato Bowl, as well as plans to renovate the Career and Technical Education (CTE) Building at ...

Thomas transfer to Jacksonville State now official

June 13, 2016 by Alabama News Network (press release)

Alabama News Network (press release)Former South Carolina cornerback Al Harris, Jr., former LSU wide receiver Kevin Spears and former East Carolina offensive lineman Darius Anderson have all enrolled and begun summer workouts with the Gamecocks. Thomas rejoins his former high school ...

Howard Cook Field begins to take shape

June 11, 2016 by Jacksonville Daily Progress

Jacksonville Daily ProgressThe artificial playing surface has been installed at Howard Cook Filed on the Jacksonville High School campus. Pictured is the Jacksonville headdressed Indian logo, which covers a 60-foot span at midfield. All of the field markings are in place and ...

Florida school will drop Confederate Nathan B. Forrest's name

December 17, 2013 by CNN

Fifty-four years after the Duval County, Florida, school board ignored the wishes of students and named a Jacksonville high school for a controversial Confederate general, the school will be getting a new name. The school board voted 7-0 Monday to ...

40 years after Jacksonville high school football death, reporter looks into racism allegations - The Huntsville Times

October 8, 2013 by (blog)

In "The Ghost of Speedy Cannon," Sports Illustrated writer Thomas Lake looks at the Oct. 7, 1972 death of Jacksonville football star Speedy Cannon. Cannon suffered a brain injury during a game with Walter Wellborn and died the following day. Lake ...

Jacksonville public safety facility set for July 2015 completion date

October 8, 2013 by Alabama's News Leader

Alabama's News LeaderConstruction will begin early next year between the high school and Walmart. Chief Thompson said construction of a new building is long overdue, and he was thrilled with the council's decision. "I was so involved in what they were talking about, when ...

Former Parker standout Eli Jenkins battling for Jacksonville State starting QB spot - The Birmingham News

August 5, 2013 by

The Birmingham News -"He's got a lot of ability," JSU offensive coordinator John Grass said. "Tremendous ability. He got a ton better from spring training to now. We're looking for big things from him in the future. He's right in the mix of being able to be the guy ...

Oxford High football coach John Grass appears headed to Jacksonville State as an assistant coach

December 21, 2012 by

al.comIt appears that one of the most lucrative high school football coaching jobs in Alabama will soon be available. Oxford coach John Grass has emerged as a leading candidate to join the coaching staff at Jacksonville State – as part of new coach Bill ...

Sandalwood DE Demarcus Walker, a 4-star recruit, commits to Alabama

August 24, 2012 by Florida Times-Union

Florida Times-UnionThe whirlwind of recruiting and constantly being asked about his future was a major distraction for Walker, who said he couldn't wait to just focus on school and football. “It's been crazy. I'm just glad to have it behind me and focus on my teammates ...

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