Famed Civil Rights leader to speak at UM

Daily Journal OXFORD – U.S. Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., will be the featured speaker at the University of Mississippi School of Law...

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – The $23 million in bonds approved for the state’s 15 community colleges by the recently completed 2014 session of the Legislature will fall far short of addressing all the capital needs of the two-year schools. A five-year capital improvement plan submitted to the state Department of […]

By Jeff Amy Associated Press JACKSON – Mississippi is reworking its rating system for school districts and high schools after federal officials demanded the ratings put more weight on high school graduation. The state Board of Education voted Friday to seek public comment on the revised rules, which would apply beginning with this year’s ratings. […]

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Tupelo Firefighters Josh Robinson, left, Jake Bennett and Stan Wood stand during the national anthem at a first responders appreciate dinner on Thursday at the Summit in Tupelo.

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – While also working full time as a Tupelo Police officer, Gale Stauffer earned his criminal justice degree. “He went to ICC then graduated from Ole Miss,” said Stauffer’s mom, Debbie Brangenberg. Sgt. Stauffer was killed and Officer Joseph Maher seriously injured during a shootout with a bank […]

By Chris Kieffer Daily Journal OXFORD – The national board of directors of Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity will close the chapter on the University of Mississippi campus, the university announced in a press release on Thursday afternoon. The national organization suspended the chapter in February after three freshmen members were responsible for desecrating the James […]

By Jeff Amy Associated Press JACKSON – The Mississippi Department of Education is likely to add 27 contractors to help local schools improve teaching. The state Board of Education discussed the $2.8 million initiative at its work session Thursday and is likely to vote to approve it Friday. Observers including a legislative watchdog committee have […]

By Robbie Ward Daily Journal TUPELO – Lee County Library will turn into a destination for outdoor, hiking and other nature enthusiasts next month as one of the nation’s premiere hikers will pause long enough to join a literary club including Alice Walker, Shelby Foote, Willie Morris and Pat Conroy. An intercontinental hiker with more […]

Daily Journal CORINTH – The Corinth school district will have an increase in MAEP state funding in 2014-2015, the superintendent reported to the school board Monday. Superintendent Lee Childress said the average daily attendance for October and November 2013, on which the funding allocation is based, will result in the school district receiving $11,621,006 for […]

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Meg McNeal, 10, a fifth-grader at Lawndale Elementary School, logs into her class assignment page during her language arts class on Tuesday morning.

By Chris Kieffer Daily Journal TUPELO – The Tupelo Public School District will furnish laptops for all of its third- to fifth-grade students to use in the classroom next year. It will purchase about 1,200 Chomebook computers so that each student will have access to one during the school day. The students will not take […]

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Ragan Milner, center, accepts her award for winning Parent of the Year for the Tupelo Public School District.

By Chris Kieffer Daily Journal TUPELO – As a former teacher, Ragan Milner saw the importance of parental involvement in schools. So when she and her family moved to Tupelo from Montgomery, Ala., in 2007, it only seemed natural that she would be active in the district her two children attended. She was recognized for […]