By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – If everything goes as he planned, John Tapscott will take his farmer’s tan to Germany in a couple of weeks. In May, Tapscott graduated from Vassar College in New York with degrees in economics and German studies. The latter surprised him. “I had intended to take Spanish. […]

STARKVILLE (AP) – A Mississippi school superintendent has been found guilty of misdemeanor assault charges after admitting he fired a handgun into the air during a confrontation with a neighbor last year. Justice Court Judge C. Martin Haug found Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District Superintendent Lewis Holloway found guilty Friday of two counts of simple assault. […]

By Emma Crawford Kent Daily Journal TUPELO – Tupelo Middle School teacher Tina Fitts runs an almost completely paperless classroom using Google applications. Her eighth-grade students access homework assignments, submit reading responses and annotate assigned texts all online through Google. As education becomes increasingly technology-based, Fitts said, going paperless and using free resources like Google […]

By John Davis Oxford Citizen An Oxford High student is suspended and possibly facing additional sanctions for taking part in a threat against the school Aug. 19. The school district locked down OHS, as well as other schools, for two hours after an assistant principal received a threat from an individual via text message. The […]

By Emma Crawford Kent Daily Journal TUPELO – Childcare professionals and early childhood educators will gather Saturday in New Albany to sharpen their teaching skills and explore new approaches to prekindergarten education. The conference, “Unlocking Their Potential,” will take place at the Magnolia Civic Center and is sponsored by the Union and Lee County Excel […]

Daily Journal TUPELO – The Mississippi Department of Education will host a public meeting in Tupelo next month to garner input on how the state agency should adapt to a new federal education law. The MDE must develop a plan to comply with the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), the federal law that replaces No […]

By Emma Crawford Kent Daily Journal TUPELO – Northeast Mississippi Community College’s Development Foundation had a record-setting fundraising year for 2015-16, raising more than $1.2 million for the college and its students. During its recent retreat the foundation’s board of directors presented NEMCC president Ricky Ford with a check for $1,253,000 raised during the 2015-16 […]


By Emma Crawford Kent Daily Journal TUPELO – Six northeast Mississippi school districts rank among the top 25 scoring districts in the state on the ACT taken by all high school juniors statewide this year. The Mississippi Department of Education released the results last week from the ACT administered during the 2015-16 school year. Four […]

By Emma Crawford Kent Daily Journal TUPELO – Junior Auxiliary of Tupelo assisted more than 600 Lee County students last year, and at the group’s annual School Aid Luncheon, local educators were assured they plan on doing it again. The annual luncheon hosts more than 100 school administrators, nurses and counselors, and this year’s event […]