WEST MONROE, La. (AP) – A high school in Louisiana is restricting Confederate battle flags that have been displayed for decades at athletic events. The News-Star reports that West Monroe High School, where teams are called the rebels, has banned students from flying the flag from their vehicles on campus. Principal Shelby Ainsworth says clothing […]

By Emma Crawford Daily Journal TUPELO – During Thursday’s shooting scare on Mississippi State University’s campus, the university’s emergency alert system, Maroon Alert, played a crucial role in keeping students and faculty safe and informed. Thursday morning, MSU freshman Phu-Qui Cong “Bill” Nguyen, 20, a computer science major from Madison, threatened to shoot himself and […]

J. Lynn West New Albany Gazette NEW ALBANY – Thirteen may be a lucky number for the Northeast at New Albany campus. Opened in 2003, the satellite branch of Northeast Mississippi Community College is beginning the fall semester with its largest enrollment ever. “We have 430-plus on our class rolls,” Center Director David Goode said. […]

School reports NFL quarterback and former Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow will be the keynote speaker at the Blue Mountain College Fundraising Gala in April. The event will be held at the BancorpSouth Arena on April 12. “We are very excited that Tim has agreed to join us,” Blue Mountain President Barbara C. McMillin said. […]

Fhu-Qui Cong “Bill” Nguyen was taken into custody after allegedly threatening to harm himself and others on the MSU campus. (The Reflector)

Daily Journal STARKVILLE – Mississippi State University’s police force arrested a freshman Thursday after he made threats to harm himself and others on campus, which led to a campus lockdown. Authorities later said, however, they found no gun and believed no shots were ever fired at the university. Phu-Qui Cong “Bill” Nguyen, 20, a freshman […]

By Errol Castens Oxford Citizen OXFORD – The second day-long set of “listening sessions” hosted by the search committee charged with finding a new chancellor for the University of Mississippi yielded a number of recommendations. The meetings were hosted in the Ballroom in The Inn at Ole Miss, with designated times for academic leaders, faculty, […]

By Emma Crawford Daily Journal TUPELO – Mississippi students grew minimally in their college readiness last year, according to ACT’s recently released 2015 College and Career Readiness report. In Mississippi, ACT scores are slated to be included in the state accountability model in the near future, meaning schools and districts will be more directly affected […]

By Errol Castens Oxford Citizen OXFORD – Oxford School District’s record enrollment is already squeezing some folks. The “bubble class” that constituted last year’s second-graders at Oxford Elementary School, for instance, has grown from 366 then to 371 now that its members are in the third grade at Della Davidson Elementary. It is the district’s […]

By Emma Crawford Daily Journal SALTILLO – Saltillo Elementary School is working toward wellness with the help of a Project Fit America grant and plans for a fitness center for its teachers. The $26,000 grant, which was approved by the Lee County School Board at Tuesday’s meeting, will provide fitness equipment for students and materials […]