By Jeff Amy Associated Press JACKSON – One lesson of the Dan Jones fiasco? While government boards in Mississippi can legally meet behind closed doors to discuss many issues, the public can be left dumbfounded when a board takes a major action that it’s never before discussed in in an open meeting. College Board trustees […]

On Monday, Itawamba Community College officials announced the college will embark on a five-year plan that will dramatically upgrade its Tupelo campus. Included will be the construction of a new 62,000-square-foot academic building, a new physical plant and renovation of the technical education building. The project will cost $14.6 million, to be funded by $7 […]

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University of Mississippi Chancellor Dan Jones told the Daily Journal editorial board on Friday he hopes his positive relationship with new IHL Commissioner Jim Borsig "will be useful to a good final outcome" in their discussions about a possible extension of Jones' contract.

By Chris Kieffer and Bobby Harrison Daily Journal TUPELO – University of Mississippi Chancellor Dan Jones and the head of the State Institutions of Higher Learning remain engaged in conversations about a possible extension of Jones’ contract. Both Jones and IHL Commissioner Jim Borsig confirmed those conversations on Friday and said they likely will take […]

By W. Derek Russell Daily Journal TUPELO – Tupelo Middle School seventh- and eighth-graders will take to the stage starting Sunday with their Splash show choir performance of “Light of the World.” Director Katie Foxworthy says the show has come to fruition after months of hard work from the kids. “These boys and girls have […]

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – The Board of Trustees of state Institutions of Higher Learning provided little insight into the future of University of Mississippi Chancellor Dan Jones after it met for nearly two hours behind closed doors Friday afternoon. At the conclusion of the executive session, Higher Education Commissioner Jim […]

By Chris Kieffer Daily Journal TUPELO – Tupelo students will not be required to make up the three days the district missed because of icy precipitation. The district had been prepared to use April 6 and May 21 and 22 as makeup days for the time that was missed. The state education department, however, granted […]

By Chris Kieffer, Bobby Harrison and Errol Castens Daily Journal TUPELO – University of Mississippi Chancellor Dan Jones has been offered a two-year contract extension by the State Institutions of Higher Learning, sources have confirmed to the Daily Journal. Under the offer, Jones would be given a two-year extension, instead of the traditional four-year contract, […]

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Tupelo High School students walk around the track at Pontotoc High School during the parade for the start of the Area 11 Special Olympics on Thursday morning.

By Chris Kieffer Daily Journal PONTOTOC – When she woke up on Thursday morning, Shannon High School senior Alexis Doss was ready for the games to begin. Alexis joined about 750 athletes in the Area 11 Special Olympics at Pontotoc City Track and Field. The annual event features competitors from eight Northeast Mississippi counties vying […]

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By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – Legislation to provide state funds for students with special needs to pursue private education options passed the Senate 30-18 Thursday. The legislation, which passed the House earlier this session, now goes to Gov. Phil Bryant, who is expected to sign it into law. Detractors of the […]