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By Emma Crawford Daily Journal VERONA – Verona Elementary School kindergartners spent Friday morning learning about public service from public servants themselves. The outing was the students’ first field trip of the year. All kindergarten classes visited the Verona Police Department, fire department, public works department and city hall. Verona kindergarten teacher Anna Marie Payne […]

Vicksburg National Military Park will observe the conclusion of its Civil War Sesquicentennial on Monday, May 25, 2015, with two memorial services and a concert. At 9 a.m., a wreath laying, rifle salute and playing of “Echo Taps” will be held to honor the over 17,000 Union dead buried in Vicksburg National Cemetery. At 11 […]

What’s your opinion? Will Mississippi benefit from thoroughly examining its internal race relations? • Yes • No Yesterday’s results Have your local school taxes risen in recent years while the state has not fully funded MAEP? • Yes – 60% • No – 40%

What’s your opinion? Will you use a designated driver or a cab today and tonight for parties involving alcohol? • Yes • No Yesterday’s results Which of the following is the most important legislative priority for 2015? • Adequate highway maintenence funds – 39% • A lower-to-middle income tax credit of a few hundred dollars […]

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal TUPELO – Every year, the Lee-Itawamba Library System does a survey and gathers information on magazine usage at its facilities. And the findings aren’t surprising: Readership of print magazines is down. “People just aren’t coming in and looking at magazines like they used to,” said Jeff Tomlinson, director of the […]

Midterm elections – so called because they happen halfway through each presidential four-year term – often unfold in Mississippi with minimal stir because the big show happens in presidential and gubernatorial years, which are in different years in our state. High drama characterized the top-tier race for the U.S. Senate seat held for 36 years […]

If you want to do yourself a favor, put away your cellphone or any other electronic gadgets and get out a Bible. Turn to the book of Proverbs and begin reading. If you are like me, you will find the words of wisdom addictive. You read one, it’s so good, you want to go on […]

All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them,” Galileo. If you didn’t read the Sept. 29, 2014 Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal article, “Chairmen Right in Their Common Core Approach,” allow me to summarize: Common Core State Standards (CCSS) may not be perfect, but we need to give […]

Childers worked hard for all that he holds First of all, we are writing this because we want you all to know how honest and hard- working Travis Childers has been all of his life. Travis did not ask us to write this. We asked him if it would be alright. This has been weighing […]

This is being written before the outcomes of Saturday night’s two big football games involving Mississippi State and Ole Miss are known, but one thing is certain: Whatever happened, there will be at least some fans of both teams who will be unhappy with how the games are presented in today’s paper. In a season […]