By Adam Armour Itawamba County Times MANTACHIE – “Being in band is the best thing I’ve ever done,” said Mantachie senior Alexandria Jones. She adjusted the position of the bass clarinet – a large woodwind instrument that resembles a disproportioned, backwards-facing S – propped beside her and said there’s nothing quite like being a part […]

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Rankin Elementary art teacher Raven Guyton explains design elements from the Crossroads Quilts to students Jacob Matkin, from left, Archi Prasad and Parks Mills as Challange teacher Connie Buse listens. The GumTree Museum of Art brought the quilts, which were made by artists from Port Gibson.

By Chris Kieffer Daily Journal TUPELO – A group of Tupelo students learned this week about a unique art form made by renowned Mississippi artists. The executive director of Tupelo’s GumTree Museum of Art brought an exhibit of nine quilts to Rankin Elementary. The textiles were made by the Crossroads Quilters, an award-winning group from […]

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 * […]