By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – Voters will glean little information from the language on the ballot when they go to the polls in November to decide whether to approve one of two competing measures to amend the Constitution to enhance the state’s commitment to the funding of kindergarten through 12th grade […]

By Ray Van Dusen Monroe Journal WREN – Empowered for Life founder Martisa Braylock remembers a childhood of hanging out; learning lessons; being inspired by volunteers Angela Smith and Kimberly Hogan-Bailey; and volunteering herself at the now closed Lyda J. Davis Wren Child Development Center. Aside from attending college and serving time in the military, […]

By Emma Crawford Daily Journal TUPELO – The University of Mississippi at Tupelo and Bevill State Community College have partnered to create a program to help Bevill graduates transition seamlessly to UM-Tupelo to pursue a bachelor’s degree. Bevill State has several campuses across the state of Alabama, the closest to Tupelo being in Hamilton. The […]

By Emma Crawford Daily Journal TUPELO – From masks to gelatin prints, children at the University of Mississippi at Tupelo’s art camp have been learning about textures and patterns through mixed media art projects this week. Children in kindergarten through eighth grade attended the week-long camp, sponsored by UM, beginning Monday. The camp will conclude […]

By William Moore Daily Journal TUPELO – Haven Acres Boys & Girls Club members spent this week studying the book “The Tilted World” and the Mississippi Delta. The book, by Oxford authors Tom Franklin and Beth Ann Fennelly, was chosen as the community summer reading by the Tupelo Reads Committee. Volunteers Lisa Reed and Bonnie […]

By Emma Crawford Daily Journal TUPELO – Tupelo Christian Preparatory School will welcome Ronnie Hill as interim headmaster for the 2015-16 school year. Hill filled the position after former headmaster Brian Benscoter accepted a new job in Tyler, Texas. Hill’s coming to TCPS adds to his lengthy education career in Northeast Mississippi. Hill worked as […]

By Chris Kieffer Daily Journal Many of the best high school marching band students in Mississippi have been working hard during the past week to defend an international championship. The 145-member Mississippi Lions All-State Band gathered last Wednesday at Jones County Junior College in Ellisville for a demanding schedule of nearly around-the-clock rehearsals. They will […]

University of Mississippi OXFORD – The University of Mississippi is launching a new doctoral program designed for working principals, superintendents and district-level administrators. The UM School of Education will roll out the doctor of education degree in K-12 leadership as a hybrid class. It will combine online coursework and traditional seminars on weekends. The program […]

By Chris Kieffer Daily Journal TUPELO – Tupelo elementary school students who are struggling with reading skills are getting extra help this summer from a church-based program. This is the fourth year The Orchard has hosted SummerSALT, a summer-reading program that serves nearly 115 students, ranging from those who are entering kindergarten through those entering […]