By Chris Kieffer Daily Journal TUPELO – The Tupelo Public School District is proposing a $97.8 million budget that will not require a tax increase. District leaders presented their budget for the upcoming school year during a public hearing Tuesday at Hancock Leadership Center. The district’s school board is expected to vote upon it during […]

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Parkway Elementary School kindergarten teacher Jennifer Mathis works with incoming kindergartners during a summer program designed to introduce them to the school. More Mississippi kindergartners are entering school with the experience of having attended pre-K, according to a new report.

By Chris Kieffer and Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal Despite making gains in health and education, Mississippi fell back into the bottom spot in the annual Kids Count Report. The Annie E. Casey Foundation today released this year’s ranking of overall child well-being. It measures data related to economic well-being, education, health and family and […]

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In June, Mooreville high school student Kayla Neal, 17, of the Auburn community, was chosen by the Mississippi Beef Council to be its Mississippi Beef Ambassador. Among her first duties was to give out samples of filet mignon at Sam's Club in Tupelo.

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal It’s not Kayla Neal’s responsibility to create more understanding between human beings and cows. “No,” she said. “That’s not it.” In June, she was named Mississippi Beef Ambassador by the Mississippi Beef Council. It’s her job to spread the benefits of eating beef and to share recipes. Those are […]

By Errol Castens Daily Journal OXFORD – Planning construction, renovation and other physical changes for the University of Mississippi campus is an exercise in hitting moving targets. More students create a need for more housing, academic, administrative and service space. New buildings and features take up former parking, the loss of which creates a need […]

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Families wait in line and talk to volunteers to receive a free backpack filled with school supplies Saturday morning during the United Way Back 2 School resource fair at the Mall at Barnes Crossing.

By JB Clark Daily Journal TUPELO – Thousands of students and parents filled The Mall at Barnes Crossing as they picked up free school supplies and learned about many back-to-school and family resources in the hours before stores opened Saturday. Free backpacks stuffed with school supplies were given to 1,500 students also as a part […]

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Middle-school students from Tupelo and surrounding areas participate in the District 6 Leadership Camp on Wednesday.

By Chris Kieffer Daily Journal TUPELO – Rising middle-school students discussed values, teamwork and service on Wednesday afternoon. Fifty-three sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders are attending the third annual District 6 Leadership Camp, which began Wednesday and concludes today at HealthWorks! “This camp is fun, and we get to learn about being a leader and that […]

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Mike Mitchell, left, and Robin Matkin, both of the United Way, unload boxes of school supplies for the upcoming back to school fair that will be Saturday morning at the Mall at Barnes Crossing in Tupelo.

By Riley Manning Daily Journal The cost of getting a child ready and equipped for the first day of school is no negligible sum. To alleviate the stress of costly school supplies for families in need, the United Way will kick off its annual Back 2 School resource fair on Saturday. The resource fair began […]

Daily Journal STARKVILLE – Mississippi State University topped $106 million in private support during the past fiscal year, the university’s most successful fundraising year ever. MSU’s record in private gifts and pledges of future support – $25 million more than the prior year’s $81.3 million total – was for fiscal year 2014, which ended June […]

By Lena Mitchell Daily Journal Corinth Bureau CORINTH – Ways to turn trash into environmental treasure is on the curriculum teachers will study at Thursday’s workshop, “Waste in Place.” The free workshop is being held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Corinth campus of Northeast Mississippi Community College, and will earn participants .5 […]