By Chris Kieffer, Bobby Harrison and Errol Castens Daily Journal TUPELO – University of Mississippi Chancellor Dan Jones has been offered a two-year contract extension by the State Institutions of Higher Learning, sources have confirmed to the Daily Journal. Under the offer, Jones would be given a two-year extension, instead of the traditional four-year contract, […]

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Tupelo High School students walk around the track at Pontotoc High School during the parade for the start of the Area 11 Special Olympics on Thursday morning.

By Chris Kieffer Daily Journal PONTOTOC – When she woke up on Thursday morning, Shannon High School senior Alexis Doss was ready for the games to begin. Alexis joined about 750 athletes in the Area 11 Special Olympics at Pontotoc City Track and Field. The annual event features competitors from eight Northeast Mississippi counties vying […]


By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – Legislation to provide state funds for students with special needs to pursue private education options passed the Senate 30-18 Thursday. The legislation, which passed the House earlier this session, now goes to Gov. Phil Bryant, who is expected to sign it into law. Detractors of the […]

Daily Journal TUPELO – Today is the deadline for voters to register and still be eligible to vote in the April 28 special school bond election in the Tupelo Public School District. The election is for those who live in the Tupelo School District. Residents may register to vote between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. […]

In his most extensive interview since the IHL Board decided not to renew his contract, University of Mississippi Chancellor Dan Jones spoke with Errol Castens of the Daily Journal and Oxford Citizen on Tuesday. The interview appears in today’s print edition of the Citizen. ––––– Q: Aside from never having a bad hair day, how’s […]

Daily Journal Sources tell the Daily Journal that Dan Jones is in negotiations today with the Institutions of Higher Learning about a possible contract extension as University of Mississippi chancellor. The negotiations began earlier this week. IHL Commissioner Jim Borsig would not comment about the negotiations on Thursday, but did say there would not be […]

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An Ole Miss student holds up a sign as he shows his support for ousted school Chancellor Dan Jones on Wednesday during a rally at the circle of the Lyceum in Oxford.

By Jeff Eubanks and Errol Castens Daily Journal OXFORD – Cheers and chants joined speeches, pledges and resolutions Wednesday when about 2,500 supporters of University of Mississippi Chancellor Dan Jones rallied in the Lyceum Circle to demand his continuation as UM’s leader. The IHL Board decided last Friday and reaffirmed on Monday not to extend […]

By Chris Kieffer Daily Journal TUPELO – The road toward the Tupelo Public School District’s latest bond referendum began with a request district officials made to voters 25 years earlier. In 1990, 87 percent of those voters supported an appeal to issue $17 million in new bonds. At the time, it was the largest single […]

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – State Sen. Gray Tollison conceded it would be a long shot to pass in the final days of the current legislative session his proposal to create separate boards to oversee personnel matters at each of the eight public universities. It would take a two-thirds majority in […]