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

Do you support expansion of research for a breast-cancer cure?

Will you continue to support Tupelo’s Major Thoroughfare Program?

Will you continue to support Tupelo’s Major Thoroughfare Program?

Should Mississippi meet state commitments already made before cutting taxes?

Mississippi’s new educational standards emphasize application of knowledge and analytical thinking much more so than in the past. Is this a positive change?

Mississippi’s new educational standards emphasize application of knowledge and analytical thinking much more so than in the past. Is this a positive change?

By Joe Rutherford Daily Journal TUPELO – The ceremonial opening of West Barnes Crossing Road on Thursday morning became a celebration of its economic potential, convenience and cooperation in building it by five speakers who wrapped up the $30 million, multiyear project in less than 25 minutes. And the traffic began flowing immediately after that. […]

Do Mississippi’s health care agencies and providers do enough to educate people about how to avoid diseases like HIV/AIDS?

Should honoring the Confederate States of America, the Civil War and specific personalities become a thing of the past?

Yes

By Joe Rutherford Daily Journal TUPELO – A long-awaited day has arrived. Tupelo’s Major Thoroughfare Committee, city administration, government officials and many others are expected at 10 a.m. today for the ribbon-cutting on the new bridge crossing U.S. Highway 78 – opening all of the western stretch of West Barnes Crossing Road. The bridge, under […]