By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – The Community College Board has postponed the selection of a new executive director until at least its regularly scheduled January meeting. In a news release Thursday afternoon, the Board said, “Today, the board members of the Mississippi Community College Board considered applicants for the executive director […]

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – Hank Bounds, Mississippi’s commissioner of higher education, said he has not yet heard whether he will be asked to become the next president of the University of Nebraska. In early November, the Nebraska Board of Regents announced that Bounds, who previously served as the Mississippi superintendent […]


Daily Journal A Union County woman has been arrested for allegedly attempting to make money from a tragic situation, announced Attorney General Jim Hood today. Janet Posey, 39, of Blue Springs, was arrested last night at her home in Union County by investigators with the Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division with assistance from the Union […]

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By William Moore Daily Journal TUPELO – To the casual observer, not much has changed on West Jackson Street in the past several months. To Neighborhood Development Corporation chair Duke Loden, work is moving along but most of it is behind the scenes. “We are closing on one property (today) and the city is helping […]

By Chris Kieffer Daily Journal The Mississippi Board of Education today will unveil a document that will significantly impact education policy in the state over the next five years. The state board will hold a press conference to release its first strategic plan. It will guide future actions of the nine-member board, said board member […]

By William Moore Daily Journal PITTSBORO – Pittsboro aldermen are OK with selling cold beer, but not selling alcohol on Sunday. “We met Monday night and argued about it but we haven’t adopted anything yet,” said Mayor Reda Bullard. “But we won’t be selling on Sundays.” They plan to formally adopt the measure on Dec. […]

By Lacey Russell Daily Journal TUPELO – Donating to local charities is a tradition for many people this time of year, but one new local operation is breaking conventions of typical gift-giving. Its name is Silent Santa. “I could be her. I could be him. Am I one? Or am I them?” reads the Instagram […]

Daily Journal CORINTH – The Corinth Police Department will gain two new patrol cars to replace cruisers that have suffered repeated breakdowns. The Board of Aldermen on Tuesday approved a request from Police Chief Ralph Dance to retire two Crown Victoria cruisers and amend his budget to purchase two new Tahoe vehicles as replacements. The […]

Daily Journal Lee County adjusted its holiday schedule, shifting its Christmas observance to Dec. 25 and 26. The Board of Supervisors approved the change to close county offices on Dec. 25 and 26 to align with the schedule for the Mississippi State Tax Commission. All state and county offices are closed Dec. 25. Gov. Phil […]