By Emma Crawford Daily Journal NEW ALBANY – Just before school started, each of the 570 students at New Albany High School were given their own iPad to use at school and at home in conjunction with their classwork. New Albany superintendent Jackie Ford said the high-school students can use their iPads to access the […]

Dierdre Berry from The Family Resource Center speaks to Shannon Middle students about bullying and what it does to students.

By Emma Crawford Daily Journal SHANNON – Middle school can be a hard few years, and as Shannon Middle School students heard Tuesday, bullying can make them even more difficult. Students at Shannon Middle listened to Dierdre Berry, social worker at Tupelo Family Resource Center, speak on the ramifications of bullying and rewards of treating […]


Daily Journal STARKVILLE – Mississippi State University officials say safety enhancements have started around campus following last week’s active shooter scare. On Thursday morning, university law enforcement officials arrested a student near McCool Hall that had been described as a danger to himself and others. Officials later confirmed that no weapons were involved and no […]


JACKSON – The Mississippi Prepaid Affordable College Tuition Plan (MPACT) opens for enrollment today, State Treasurer Lynn Fitch announced Monday. MPACT is Mississippi’s prepaid tuition plan that prepays the cost of tuition and mandatory fees and protects against the future rise in college tuition. MPACT offers tuition plans for universities, community colleges or a combination […]


By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves and House Speaker Philip Gunn, citing legislative rules, are not releasing any correspondence from their offices regarding their opposition to the the citizen-sponsored Initiative 42, which is designed to enhance the state’s commitment to public education. Both presiding officers said they are […]

By Emma Crawford Daily Journal JACKSON – Several Northeast Mississippi superintendents were chosen to be part of the state department of education’s second-annual Superintendents’ Academy. Nettleton Schools superintendent Michael Cates, Houston Schools superintendent Tony Cook, West Point superintendent Burnell McDonald and Monroe County superintendent Scott Cantrell joined colleagues from 17 other districts across the state […]

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. […]