By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Fourteen students stepped onto a big yellow school bus Wednesday afternoon for the first leg of a trip that has them chasing the sun west to Australia to compete in the World Solar Car Challenge. The Houston Solar Car has won 14 national solar car races in a […]


By William Moore Daily Journal IUKA – A possible threat forced Tishomingo Schools to lock down all of their campuses for more than an hour Tuesday. While students were never in immediate danger, it did allow school officials, law enforcement and emergency responders a chance to implement the emergency plan. “We had all the schools […]

David Helms Pontotoc Progress PONTOTOC – A handgun was confiscated from a Pontotoc High School student’s backpack shortly after school began late last month, Pontotoc City Schools Superintendent Karen Tutor said. Tutor said the firearm was confiscated Thursday, Sept. 24, without incident just minutes after PHS Principal Paul Henry was alerted to the possibility the […]

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R.N. Kelsey Reed, center, helps Anthony Dilworth, 14, left, and Taylor Thomas, 14, with surgical techniques during Tuesday’s “Imagine the Possibilities” career expo.

By Emma Crawford Daily Journal TUPELO – After months of planning, eighth-grade students and teachers from area public schools filled the BancorpSouth Arena Tuesday morning to finally kick off the “Imagine the Possibilities” career expo. Area businesses set up interactive activities and stations for the visiting students, giving them the chance to experience first-hand a […]

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – Supporters of citizen-sponsored Initiative 42, designed to enhance the state’s commitment to public education, are asking Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann to check with local election officials to ensure that the complicated ballot for the initiative is correct. The request for Hosemann to review the ballot […]


By William Moore Daily Journal IUKA – The Tishomingo County Sheriff’s Office has a suspect in custody in connection with a school threat Tuesday morning. The suspect was apprehended by the Corinth Police Department in neighboring Alcorn County just before noon and transported to Tishomingo County Jail in Iuka. Tishomingo County Sheriff Glenn Whitlock has […]

By Adam Armour Itawamba County Times FULTON – Fulton drivers will have opportunity to display their school pride with IAHS-themed license plates … should enough of them be sold. The proposed tag design features the familiar IAHS Indian chief logo to the left of the tag number. Running across the bottom of the plate in […]

By Emma Crawford Daily Journal NEW ALBANY – Mississippi’s state secondary school principal of the year can be found at New Albany High School. Lance Evans, New Albany High School principal, was honored as state secondary school principal of the year at the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) Principal of the Year Institute […]

By Emma Crawford Daily Journal TUPELO – The Tupelo School District’s Parent Academy continued Monday evening with its second event, “Parent Teacher Conferences: A Classic Revisited” at the Hancock Leadership Center. The second in a series of events hosted to increase parental involvement in schools and provide parents with resources to help their children be […]