Joe Rutherford

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I am the editorial page editor and editorial writer here at the Daily Journal, where I have worked in some news/editorial capacity for 41-plus years. Northeast Mississippi is my home (I lived in Kossuth, Walnut and Ripley growing up, plus Oxford/Ole Miss). I had a passion for the life, development and progress in this area by the time I was a teenager. During my decades here I have been a beat reporter, area editor and editorial page editor. Every day is a new story, a new angle and most days, a reason for optimism. I am fortunate to have great friends and two wonderful dogs. My passion is travel, and planning the trips is as much fun as going.

Stories Written by Joe Rutherford

By Joe Rutherford Daily Journal Northeast Mississippians should expect winter storm conditions today, with snow accumulations of 4 inches near Tupelo and 5 to 6 inches in counties to the south of Tupelo, the National Weather Service in Memphis forecast late Tuesday afternoon. Meteorologist Marlene Mickelson at NWS said snow probably will begin about 6 […]

Will 100 percent financing help the housing market in Tupelo?

Should Tupelo take necessary steps to resolve maintenance issues with the school system?

Should Mississippi eliminate any chance of damaging relations with Toyota or other internatonal firms and abandon efforts to prohibit state business with firms doing business with Iran?

Should Mississippi eliminate any chance of damaging relations with Toyota or other internatonal firms and abandon efforts to prohibit state business with firms doing business with Iran?

By Joe Rutherford Daily Journal Northeast Mississippians should brace for more unseasonably cold weather and the possibility of a dusting of snow tonight in the northern tier of counties along the Tennessee state line, the National Weather Service office in east Memphis said today. Meteorologist Jonathan Howell said the forecast shows frigid temperatures over much […]

Did the IHL Board make the right choice in forgoing a national search and selecting MUW president Jim Borsig as commissioner of higher education?

Did the IHL Board make the right choice in forgoing a national search and selecting MUW president Jim Borsig as commissioner of higher education?

Is it fair for the 1st Congressional District to have to wait more than the minimum required time before electing a new congressman in a special election?

By Joe Rutherford Daily Journal National Weather Service forecasts from the Memphis office, which covers Northeast Mississippi, continued a Winter Storm Watch for the entire region, beginning at 6 p.m. Sunday and continuing until after noon Monday, with some snow and ice accumulations possible, but precise amount predictions remaining uncertain. The NWS advises staying up […]