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 travel on the new Barnes Crossing Road extended once fully opened?

Will the West Jackson Street renewal project eventually succeed?

Will the West Jackson Street renewal project eventually succeed?

Will any member of your household or family attend college within the next five to 10

Should a person be completely free to vote their conscience in a general election?

Should electric power associations be required to issue customer-friendly financial statements on the same date every year?

Did you ever hear Jack Cristil’s broadcasts for Mississippi State or Tupelo High School?

What’s the most important reason Mississippi leads the nation in adult obesity?

Are you a regular shopper in the Barnes Crossing area in Tupelo?

By Joe Rutherford Daily Journal TUPELO – U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran, the Mississippi Republican seeking a seventh term, said during a campaign stop late Thursday afternoon the details of scheduling would in large measure determine whether he will meet Democratic challenger Travis Childers in one or more fall debates. Childers, the former 1st District congressman […]