News

Michael Jackson’s hometown to name school for him

Michael Jackson’s hometown to name school for him

MICHAEL JACKSON:The district is working with the Jackson family on which school to rename. Photo: Associated Press

GARY, Ind. (AP) — Plans are in the works to name a school in Michael Jackson’s Indiana hometown for the late pop star.

The Gary Community School Board on Tuesday approved a memorandum of understanding with Jackson’s mother, Katherine Jackson. The agreement that Katherine Jackson signed last month says the district wants to inspire children to excel in the arts and education.

District superintendent Cheryl Pruitt tells the Post-Tribune she’s working with the Jackson family on which school to rename.

Pruitt says the renaming came up in a conversation with Katherine Jackson, who donated $10,000 during the Gary Promise scholarship event hosted by Magic Johnson in April.

The family moved to California after the Jackson 5 struck it big in 1969 when Michael Jackson was 11-years-old.

Latest Stories

7 hours ago in Albemarle County, Charlottesville City, Local, Local Sports, Sports, Surrounding Counties, UVA, UVA Sports

UVA Baseball Team Takes Two From Pitt

BaseballHat1

UVA won a Saturday double header over Pittsburgh Saturday, and racked up its 28th and 29th victories of the baseball season.

8 hours ago in Albemarle County, Charlottesville City, Local, Local Sports, Sports, Surrounding Counties, UVA, UVA Sports

Baltimore Ravens Select Canady

FootballUVaHelmet_1

UVA has now managed to have one of its football players drafted by an NFL team for 33 years.

21 hours ago in Albemarle County, Charlottesville City, Local, Surrounding Counties, UVA

Entire Skyline Drive Is Now Open

Forest Fire CLIP ART

Shenandoah National Park has reopened the entire Skyline Drive.

21 hours ago in Albemarle County, Charlottesville City, Local, Surrounding Counties, UVA

Longo Era Ends For Charlottesville Police

Longo Tim 050310 JP

Tim Longo's 15-year-stint as the Charlottesville Police Chief has ended.

22 hours ago in Albemarle County, Charlottesville City, Local, Surrounding Counties, UVA

Bank Of America Closing Branch In ’17

Bank of America protest downtown

Bank of America is planning to close its branch office on the Downtown Mall in February 2017.