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 […]

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – Feedback on a Mississippi Department of Education website designed, at least in part, to alleviate concerns about the controversial Common Core academic standards has been mostly positive, according to Superintendent of Education Carey Wright. “It has been very positive,” Wright said recently. “We have had a […]

Daily Journal OXFORD – The Institute for Higher Learning will host listening sessions on the University of Mississippi’s Oxford campus today as part of the search for the university’s next chancellor, who will replace Dan Jones. Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to attend and share their thoughts on the qualities they believe the next […]

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Former Chancellor Robert Khayat talks about his experiences as a student, professor and chancellor at Ole Miss during the freshmen commencement on Tuesday.

By Jeff Roberson Oxford Citizen OXFORD – Former Chancellor Robert Khayat took the stage after being introduced to the largest freshman and transfer class in the history of the University of Mississippi on Tuesday night. Not long after his introduction, Khayat asked the group to stand and then posed a question to them. “Are you […]

By Emma Crawford Daily Journal TUPELO – The Junior Auxiliary of Tupelo hosted its annual School Aid Committee luncheon Tuesday for counselors, administrators and school nurses from schools in the Lee County, Tupelo and Nettleton school districts. The School Aid Committee works with the schools to assist children whose school experiences are compromised by minor […]