By Emma Crawford Kent Daily Journal TUPELO – Two Tupelo educators returned to Mississippi last weekend after a week spent observing researchers and scientists on a NASA research aircraft. Connie Gusmus, science teacher at Guntown Middle School, and Bob Swanson, astronomy instructor at Itawamba Community College, were one of 11 pairs of educators from across […]

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – Annabelle Bunch, a Saltillo resident and Itawamba Agricultural High School student, has been recognized by the Mississippi House for her selection to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation’s Children’s Congress. The House passed a resolution to honor the 15-year-old sophomore. Bunch, who was diagnosed at age 4 […]

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – Eighth grade Tupelo Middle School student J.T Grist told a crowd of hundreds Thursday in the Mississippi Capitol he does not think it is fair that students across the state do not have the same opportunities as those afforded to students in his hometown. Grist said […]

By Emma Crawford Kent Daily Journal TUPELO – Public education advocates are expected to gather this morning at the Mississippi Capitol to voice concerns over a potential rewrite of the state’s school funding formula. Among them will be at least two familiar faces from the Tupelo area. Former Tupelo Mayor Jack Reed Jr. will speak […]

By Thomas Simpson Daily Journal SALTILLO – Students with Heads Up Outreach spent a little of their spring break time Wednesday getting a small taste of work life at Reed’s Metals in Saltillo. For more than five years, the company has supported Heads Up Outreach, a program partnered with the Salvation Army that gives area […]


By Emma Crawford Kent Daily Journal TUPELO – Ten years after joining the Monroe County School District as assistant superintendent, Brian Jernigan has been hired as superintendent of the Nettleton School District. Jernigan, who will replace current Nettleton superintendent Michael Cates, will officially step into his new role July 1. “Everything just seemed to fit, […]

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today The Alcorn School Board on Monday night took no action on the controversial former Rienzi Elementary School after a closed-door meeting. Rienzi Mayor Walter Williams and four others went into the private meeting with the school board. After he came out of the closed meeting, Williams said a certain clause […]

By Emma Crawford Kent Daily Journal BALDWYN – The Baldwyn School District will open bids on the district’s proposed vocational and technical education center on the Baldwyn High School campus at its March school board meeting next week. According to Jason McKay, superintendent of Baldwyn Schools, construction on the new building should start soon after […]

By Emma Crawford Kent Daily Journal TUPELO – In its 2017 fact book, Mississippi KIDS COUNT looks to answer the question: “What would it take for Mississippi to go from 50th in the United States to number one in the Southeast,” in terms of overall child well-being? Answer: There are a lot of hurdles to […]