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

Do you or someone you know plan to vote by absentee ballot in the Aug. 4 primary?

Does your home county need additional manufacturing investment?

By Joe Rutherford Daily Journal JACKSON – The political spotlight in the 2015 race for Transportation Commissioner in the Northern District shines brightest on the contested Republican primary in Aug. 4 voting. Incumbent Commissioner Mike Tagert, Starkville, is running for re-election against GOP opponent Jimmie Mills, Tupelo, an engineer who formerly headed the Tombigbee River […]

Do the main highways where you live need major maintenance work?

Did you or someone you know benefit from the United Way Back 2 School Resource Fair this weekend?

Are the prekindergarten children you know enrolled in a structured learning program?

Do you plan to vote in the Aug. 4 primary elections?

Have you followed debate about fully funding the MAEP?

Did you participate in last week’s Tupelo Night Out event?

Will redevelopment of the West Jackson neighborhood from Clayton to the BNSF Railroad bring more homeowner families back to the area?