By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – Two of the hot-button education measures of the 2015 legislative session are heading to the House floor for consideration. The issues, providing scholarships or vouchers for special-needs children to pursue private education options and making possible changes to the education standards adopted by the state Board […]

Schools have begun making decisions on whether or not they will be able to reopen on Friday, following Wednesday’s near-record snowfall.       Districts that will be CLOSED include: * Amory * Itawamba County * Lafayette County * Lee County * Monroe County * Nettleton * Pontotoc City * Pontotoc County   Districts that […]

COLUMBUS (AP) – The state College Board has announced a three-member committee that will undertake the search for a new president at Mississippi University for Women. Board president Aubrey Patterson says C. D. Smith Jr. of Meridian, Shane Hooper of Tupelo and Christy Pickering of Biloxi will conduct the search. MUW president Jim Borsig, who […]

By Chris Kieffer Daily Journal Leaders of Northeast Mississippi school districts have had to become quite familiar with weather forecasts the past couple of weeks. With the threat of icy precipitation having crept into the forecast almost daily since Feb. 16, superintendents have spent hours studying conditions, predictions and models to determine whether to delay […]

With Wednesday’s snowfall piling up on roads, Northeast Mississippi school districts have begun announcing closings for Thursday.       The following school districts will be closed: * Itawamba County * Lafayette County * Lee County * Monroe County * New Albany * Nettleton * Oxford * Tupelo * Union County   Colleges and universities: […]

By Chris Kieffer Daily Journal TUPELO – Joyner Elementary School first-graders went on a treasure hunt on Tuesday afternoon. Their map was an electronic device they held in their hands. Joyner first-grade teacher Laura Russell recently received 12 Global Position System devices for her classroom, thanks to a grant request funded by the Association for […]

        The following Northeast Mississippi school districts have announced they will be closed on Wednesday, as the forecast calls for the possibility of a couple of inches of snow: * Aberdeen * Amory * Baldwyn * Booneville * Corinth * Itawamba County * Lafayette County * Lee County * Monroe County * […]

By Jack Elliott Jr. Associated Press JACKSON – It’s back to court for a Mississippi high school student who says he was exercising his right of free speech when he posted a rap song online criticizing two coaches he accused of misconduct toward female students. A three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of […]

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Mooreville Elementary School fourth-grader Tull Cannon, 9, wanted to help his music teacher, Sherry Gregory, who is being treated for colon cancer. He and his family began making tie-dye T-shirts and selling them to raise money for her.

By Chris Kieffer Daily Journal MOOREVILLE – Mooreville fourth-grader Tull Cannon had no idea how many people he would inspire. The 9-year-old just wanted to help. After Mooreville Elementary School music teacher Sherry Gregory began missing school three weeks ago to treat colon cancer, Tull spoke to his parents about what he could do to […]