Tupelo Reads takes lessons to Boys & Girls Club

By Riley Manning Daily Journal TUPELO – “Forrest Gump” might be too advanced for 10-year-olds to read, but they are still learning...

By Lena Mitchell Daily Journal Corinth Bureau CORINTH – Ways to turn trash into environmental treasure is on the curriculum teachers will study at Thursday’s workshop, “Waste in Place.” The free workshop is being held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Corinth campus of Northeast Mississippi Community College, and will earn participants .5 […]

By Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – Centralized registration is back again for Tupelo Public School District families. Through July 22, parents can drop by Milam Elementary School cafeteria between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. to handle the registration chores for new and returning students. Last year, parents gave the centralized registration high marks […]

By Riley Manning Daily Journal TUPELO – Verona Elementary School Principal Temeka Shannon was recognized recently by the U.S. Department of the Secretary of Defense for going above and beyond in her support of the U.S. military. Shannon has made accommodations for her second-grade teacher, Martisa Braylock, to miss the start of the school year […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – Sporting his trademark blue-and-gold bow tie, Anthony Golding is getting ready for his second year as an eighth-grade history teacher at Tupelo Middle School. A May 2013 graduate of Mississippi State University’s College of Education, Golding contemplated going back to school before securing a job at the end […]

By JEFF AMY Associated Press JACKSON – Mississippi’s Charter School Authorizer Board could hire its first executive director next month after discussing the field of applications in closed session Thursday. Board members say they received 38 applications for the position from as far away as Hawaii. The board also voted to start the second cycle […]

BY SHEENA BARNETT Daily Journal HOLLY SPRINGS – Performances, art, music and education all will be a part of the 18th annual Ida B. Wells-Barnett Birthday Celebration this weekend. The Ida B. Wells-Barnett Museum in Holly Springs will honor the trailblazing journalist, teacher and civil rights leader, commemorating her 152nd birthday with a three-day celebration. […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – Toyota Motor Manufacturing Mississippi can build up to 170,000 Corolla sedans a year, so it won’t miss a few. The plant donated six test vehicles Tuesday to career and technology centers in Lee, Pontotoc and Union counties, and another one to the Tupelo Automobile Museum. The test cars, […]

By Chris Kieffer Daily Journal Nearly a third of female community college students in Mississippi also are raising a child, according to a recently released survey. The Women’s Foundation of Mississippi commissioned the online survey of the state’s female community college students in order to better understand their needs and circumstances. It was conducted by […]

By Chris Kieffer Daily Journal TUPELO – The Lee County School Board approved on Tuesday a $78.8 million budget for the 2014-15 fiscal year. The proposal passed during a specially called meeting matched the one presented during last week’s budget hearing. It is not expected to require a tax increase. About $13 million of the […]