Michaela Morris

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Since joining the Daily Journal staff in 1996, I’ve covered crime, courts, education, elections, Tupelo city hall, fashion, features and health care. I’m married to Daily Journal staff writer M. Scott Morris, and we have two children, a dog and a cat. I’m often inspired by the passion of our medical professionals and the determination of individuals facing down serious health issues. I love my work because I learn something new every day that can help my family and Daily Journal readers lead fuller, healthier lives. In the past two years, I’ve taken charge of my own health and lost 85 pounds.

Stories Written by Michaela Morris

By Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – Instead of punishing triple digits, August has given Northeast Mississippi nearly a week in the weather sweet spot. With lows in the upper 50s and highs in the mid-80s, temperatures have run eight to 10 degrees below average since Sunday when a cold front came through the […]

By Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – Fall is hardly a tease in the air, but one herald of winter has arrived in Northeast Mississippi. Flu shots have landed at local clinics and pharmacies. “We don’t know when flu will start showing up in full force,” said Tupelo family physician Dr. Brad Crosswhite, who […]

By Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – Tony Roper won the right to represent Republicans in final leg of the race to serve the third district on the Lee County Board of Supervisors. “I appreciate all of the voters,” said Roper, who saluted his opponent Danny Barrows for running a clean race. In unofficial […]

By Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – Voters will return to the polls today throughout Northeast Mississippi to finish the job begun Aug. 4. Although not all voters will be able to cast a ballot today, there are primary runoff contests in all 16 counties and one Mississippi House of Representatives race. The candidates […]

By Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – Republicans still have work to do for Lee County’s third district. On Tuesday, voters will return to the polls for a runoff election to decide whether developer Danny Barrows or farmer Tony Roper will be the Republican nominee. It is the only race on the primary runoff […]

By Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal Babies spend a lot of time sleeping. Newborns are snoozing 16 to 17 hours a day. Six-month-olds are catching zzzzs for an average of 14 hours a day. At a year, most babies are still spending half the day in the land of Nod. Creating a safe sleep environment […]

By Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal STARKVILLE – The Mississippi State Department of Health is evaluating a number of people who were exposed to a feral kitten infected with rabies in Starkville on Sunday. “We did identify a number of individuals with potential exposures and are assessing their risk,” said Dr. Paul Byers, deputy state […]

By Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – A license plate promoting colon cancer screening hasn’t hit Mississippi streets yet, but it’s already a winner. The American College of Gastroenterology awarded retired Tupelo gastroenterologist Dr. Sam Pace a SCOPY Award for “Best Original Tactic” for the special colon cancer car tag and will be recognized […]

By Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal STARKVILLE – Health and public safety officials have confirmed a case of rabies in a feral cat found in Starkville. The Mississippi State Department of Health believes people were potentially exposed to a sick black-and-white kitten in downtown Starkville and a very remote area of the Mississippi State University […]

By Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – The Lee County Supervisors handled protests on assessed property values, which will be used to set taxes Monday. The Lee County Tax Assessor’s office received 12 protests to the assessed values. No one appeared to challenge the tax assessments in person at the Monday public hearing before […]