Chris Kieffer

Chris Kieffer

I am the Managing Editor for Multimedia and Enterprise. I previously served as the Daily Journal's education reporter. I'm a New Orleans native, husband, father and avid baseball fan.

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Today, we discuss MDOT’s request for a quick resolution on its budget, the recovery pastor at The Orchard and plans by Mississippi Congressmen to not attend a pair of forums. And in sports, the Daily Journal names its All Area basketball team.

By Chris Kieffer Daily Journal TUPELO – Tupelo High School principal Jason Harris was named superintendent of the Columbia School District on Thursday. Harris, 42, has led Tupelo High School for the past six years after taking the reins during a tumultuous juncture in the fall of 2011. He has since guided the school to […]

Students in Parkway Elementary first-grade teacher Katie Michael’s classroom learned STEM skills as part of an outreach program by General Atomic on Feb. 23. The students learned about coding using a Code & Go Robot mouse with the help of General Atomic manufacturing engineer Bradley Michael, Katie’s brother. Read more: https://djournal.com/news/robot-mouse-helps-parkway-elementary-school-students-learn/

Arkansas musicians The Lark and the Loon stopped by the Daily Journal last week during a visit to Tupelo to play at Blue Canoe. Watch as they perform a pair of songs for The Memo podcast. You also can listen to an interview with the duo — Rocky Steen-Rolfzen and Jeff Rolfzen — from Wednesday’s […]

  The Daily Journal hosted its first Fall Sports Banquet on Thursday night at First United Methodist Church in Tupelo. The ceremony recognized top high school teams and players from Northeast Mississippi in football, slow-pitch softball, cross country, volleyball and swimming, as well as scholar athletes. Mississippi State football coach Dan Mullen was the keynote […]

Wake up Friday morning and get ready for your day with the Daily Journal’s Newsbreak – a quick summary of news, sports, weather and everything else Northeast Mississippi to keep you informed and updated on the latest happenings in your community.

Tupelo High band director Rick Murphy joined us on the Memo podcast last week. Murphy talked about the THS band being invited to play at the Presidential Inauguration and its efforts to raise $100,000 to fund that trip. You can listen to the entire interview in iTunes, podcast apps or at http://memo.djournal.com/2016/12/28/201-ths-band-hopeful-inauguration-trip-122816/.

By Chris Kieffer Daily Journal TUPELO – A longtime ambassador for Tupelo’s public schools is being remembered for her care for others, tireless work and passion for her job. Kay McKee Bishop, 55, died on Saturday after an extended illness. The Tupelo High School graduate later worked for the school district for 23.5 years – […]

Wake up Thursday morning and get ready for your day with the Daily Journal’s Newsbreak – a quick summary of news, sports, weather and everything else Northeast Mississippi to keep you informed and updated on the latest happenings in your community

Wake up Wednesday morning and get ready for your day with the Daily Journal’s Newsbreak – a quick summary of news, sports, weather and everything else Northeast Mississippi to keep you informed and updated on the latest happenings in your community.