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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By Chris Kieffer Daily Journal GUNTOWN – Guntown Middle School sixth-grader Preston Justice admits he did not have a difficult time memorizing the lines he will have to deliver tonight. Preston and fellow gifted students at the school have been putting together a drama about the life of George Washington. The eight-scene program will be […]

By Chris Kieffer, Riley Manning and Zack Orsborn Daily Journal TUPELO – Mississippi high schools received official results Thursday of the first tests their students took on the new, more rigorous, Mississippi College and Career-Ready Standards. Results reflect tests taken by high school students in algebra and English 2 that were developed by the Partnership […]

By Chris Kieffer and Riley Manning Daily Journal TUPELO – Students in the Tupelo and Lee County School Districts both exceeded the Mississippi average scores on state test data that was released Thursday. The Mississippi Department of Education released the high school algebra and English 2 scores on the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for […]

By Chris Kieffer Daily Journal TUPELO – During a special-called School Board meeting Friday night, the Tupelo School District amended its non-negotiable discipline policy. The change removes knives within vehicles of students and not in a student’s possession from being a cause for non-negotiable disciplinary action. The board also voted to retroactively apply the amended […]

By Parrish Alford Daily Journal OXFORD – A new season dawns for Ole Miss football today not long after dawn. The Rebels will kick off against Tennessee-Martin at 11 a.m., and as Hugh Freeze begins his fourth season as coach he says he has no idea what to expect. Regardless, plenty of people have expectations […]

BY LOGAN LOWERY DAILY JOURNAL STARKVILLE – Mississippi State reached new heights last year with its first ever No. 1 ranking, five consecutive weeks atop the college football landscape and first Orange Bowl bid since World War II. However, the Bulldogs slid down the final stretch of the season by losing three of their final […]

  Tupelo High School opened its 2015 home football slate on Friday night by hosting Shannon, a game the Golden Wave won 55-16. The Daily Journal chronicled the scenes of the home opener.

Traffic was delayed on Tuesday morning as a Tennessee Valley Authority transformer moved through Tupelo, Verona and Shannon on its way to being installed at the TVA plant in West Point. The route began on Green Street before going west on West Main Street, south on Industrial Road, east on Varsity Drive and then south […]

By Adam Armour Itawamba County Times Bond has been denied for the suspect in the stabbing death of an elderly Fairview woman. On Monday, Itawamba County Justice Court Judge Barry Davis said the charge against 52-year-old Jimmy Dean Carpenter of Fairview — 1st degree murder enhanced due to the age and disability of the victim […]

Mississippi’s high school football season began Friday, and fans returned to stadiums across the Magnolia state for the annual ritual that brings communities together. In Aberdeen, fans noted a special atmosphere as they watched their Bulldogs open the year against the Corinth Warriors. They spoke of their excitement for a new year and expressed their […]