Chris Kieffer

Chris Kieffer

Chris Kieffer is the Education writer at The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal | | Education Matters

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By Chris Kieffer and Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal Normalcy has not yet returned for Jennie Buskirk-Cox. But she can see it every time she opens the door of the 28-foot-long Starcraft AR One trailer where she now resides on her Jean Circle property off Old Saltillo Road in Lee County with her grandson and […]

By Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal The new District II health officer knows her way around the 11 Northeast Mississippi counties she’s serving. As a family medicine physician, Dr. Crystal “Chris” Tate has taken care of patients in New Albany, Saltillo, Oxford, Verona and Mantachie before establishing her own clinic in Ecru. “I’ve always been […]

By Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal JACKSON – State Health Officer Dr. Mary Currier urged Mississippians to have a rational response to the risk of Ebola. The fear is understandable, because the hemorrhagic fever is a scary disease, she said during a Wednesday press briefing, but the risk in Mississippi is extremely low. “Here in […]

By Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – The AARP-Mississippi has recognized Henry Cobb with the annual Andrus Award for Community Service. The Red Hill community resident was formally recognized for his service at an award dinner Saturday at the BancorpSouth Conference Center in Tupelo. The award recognizes individuals who share their experience, talent and […]

Hopefully, you’ve already taken a deep breath and let Ebola hysteria pass you by. It’s easy to see where the panic comes from. The disease is horrible. The stories coming out of West Africa are heart-breaking. Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone still have widespread and intense transmission, according to the World Health Organization. The health […]

By Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – The Autism Center of North Mississippi didn’t have to move far to make room for its growing services. The nonprofit center recently moved one door down to larger offices at the Spanish Village in Tupelo and will show off the new space with a ribbon-cutting and open […]

By Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – Celebration Village is weaving together old favorites and new surprises for this year’s annual holiday market. Along with the sparkling Preview Party, shoppers will have a chance to open mystery boxes, visit with local authors, Mingle and Jingle or have breakfast with Santa. “We’ve got a lot […]

By Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – The annual North Mississippi Medical Center Live Well Health Fair returns Thursday with screenings and free flu shots. From noon to 7 p.m., people can roll up their sleeves for a flu shot and explore 62 booths full of health information and screenings. “Our goal is to […]

By Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – Breast cancer patients have a new friend in Tupelo. Registered nurse Shelley Hamblin has become the first breast cancer navigator at North Mississippi Medical Center. “You serve as their cheerleader and liaison,” said Hamblin, who has served as a nursing professional for 24 years. “I follow them […]

By Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal The Ole Miss Rebels won’t be alone when they ride into Kyle Field in College Station, Texas, on Saturday night. Northeast Mississippi will be well-represented among the Ole Miss faithful making the road trip with a perfect season on the line. Richard and Staci Arriola of Saltillo haven’t missed […]