Joe Rutherford


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

Will you consume any alcohol during the Labor Day weekend?

Were you a driver before Mississippi had four-lane highways statewide?

Have you read any book this summer?

Should the Legislature’s leaders reveal their communications, paid for with publIc funds, to staff members in relation to the school funding initiative?

Do you plan on donating this year to the VFW coat drive?

Will you ask any candidate between now and November about specific issues in the 2015 campaign?

Is the state’s College Board right to have listening sessions in selecting a new chancellor at Ole Miss?

Should the airport authority consider hiring another consultant to help recruit another airline?

By Joe Rutherford Daily Journal TUPELO – Former Gov. Haley Barbour arrived ahead of schedule Monday in Tupelo in the role of a book salesman, promoting his volume, “America’s Great Storm/Leading Through Hurricane Katrina,” with a signing at Gum Tree Books in Reed’s Department Store. Barbour, 68, served from 2004 until 2012 and was in […]

Did you attend or see the impact of the Tupelo Furniture Market last week?