By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – When assuming the role of College Board president last week, Alan Perry of Jackson recalled an earlier description of the state’s higher education system by then-University of Mississippi Chancellor Robert Khayat as “a loose confederation of institutions.” But Perry said in recent years the Board of […]

By Adam Armour Itawamba County Times FULTON – This weekend has been one for the history books in Fulton. On Saturday, the Mississippi Department of Archives and History unveiled six markers for historical sites in the city. Each marker details a little bit about the location, including its history and importance. Sites that received historical […]

By Riley Manning Daily Journal PONTOTOC – Pontotoc eighth-graders Evan McCutchen and Cameron Haley are proving themselves as the cream of the crop not only in their school, but also on a national scale. The pair will depart on Friday for Chicago, to represent their area in the second and final round of the MathCON […]

Daily Journal TUPELO – Mississippi’s first and only black Chief U.S. Marshal for the Northern District, along with the Catholic nun who headed one of Mississippi’s nationally recognized community hospitals, lead a list of nine 2015 Mississippi Trailblazers to be honored May 9. The 13th annual Mississippi Trailblazers Awards Ceremony and Black Tie Gala will […]

Daily Journal TUPELO – Eleven of the 13 candidates for the 1st Congressional District seat in a May 12 special election are expected to appear at a debate Monday night at the Link Centre. Lee County Republicans are hosting the 6 p.m. event, which is expected to last about two hours. Organizers emphasize it is […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – Years ago, when Jimmy Long was fine-tuning his skills in finding some of the finest quality fabrics and patterns for clothes, he met a man in New York selling neck ties. That man, Ralph Lifshitz, was selling his ties to mostly small shops in New York. Long, looking […]

You may have heard about the generous CEO who is cutting his nearly $1 million annual salary to distribute among his workers. Dan Price, the CEO of Gravity Payments, a Seattle-based company that processes credit-card payments, said he’s using that money along with company profits so the company’s more than 100 employees can each earn […]


Elvis was asked in an interview in 1958, “How does it feel to be an overnight success?” He answered, “It feels like a heck of a long night.” Of course it had been years since Elvis had gone into Sun Records to record a song for his mother. He had been traveling the Louisiana Hay […]

Pontotoc Progress PONTOTOC – Pontotoc Police were searching Saturday for an individual who allegedly robbed the Texaco convenience store on Oxford Street on Friday night. Police Chief Randy Tutor said a black male suspect is believed to have left the Texaco station in a white late model Chevrolet Impala, around 7:45 p.m. “The store clerk […]