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Shannon High School Parent of the Year Antoinette Freeman is named Lee County School District Parent of the Year on Tuesday night during the School Board meeting at the district's Central Office.

By Chris Kieffer Daily Journal TUPELO – Last month, Shannon High School needed to prepare a large amount of food for a special recognition program for its students. So Antoinette Freeman, the mother of a freshman at the school, volunteered to cook 400 hot dogs and 200 hamburgers, with the help of her two parents. […]

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Tupelo High School journalism students, including Shivani Pachame, from left, Emily Carter, Katherine Grace, Maggie Thomas, Kyle Holliman and Jordan Jones had a strong showing at their recent state competition. The school's newspaper, broadcast and yearbook staffs combined to win 55 individual and publication awards.

By Chris Kieffer Daily Journal TUPELO – Tupelo High School’s journalism department had a strong showing at a statewide competition last week. The school’s broadcast, newspaper and yearbook staffs combined to win 55 individual and publication awards at the Mississippi Scholastic Press Association’s state convention at the University of Mississippi. The Hi-Times student newspaper was […]

By Chris Kieffer Daily Journal PONTOTOC – Pontotoc Middle School’s new program to reward good behavior recently received statewide recognition. It became the latest to be cited by Reach Mississippi as a Model School in the Positive Behavioral Intervention Support program. In doing so, Pontotoc Middle joins a list of Model Schools in Northeast Mississippi, […]

By Errol Castens Daily Journal OXFORD – Oxford High School juniors and seniors will get graphic views of what happens in a car crash. Emergency response entities in Lafayette County will host “The Consequences of Drinking and Driving Mock Accident” from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Oxford High School. “The temptations our youth […]

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Tupelo High School seniors Ashleigh Burns, from left, Adam Hildenbrand and Alex Cayson hold an oil painting of B.B. King by Hildenbrand in a student art exhibit they've created at Romie's Grocery for their senior project. Art work of current and former Tupelo High students is for sale, with part of the proceeds benefitting Our Artworks and the THS fine arts department.

By Chris Kieffer Daily Journal TUPELO – Three Tupelo High School students decided to use their senior project to showcase the talents of their classmates. Alex Cayson, Ashleigh Burns and Adam Hildenbrand have created an art exhibit at Romie’s Grocery featuring more than a dozen paintings by current and former THS students. The art also […]

By Chris Kieffer Daily Journal TUPELO – Forgive Saltillo Elementary students for feeling a little nervous on Thursday night. They were, after all, performing for more than 100 people. Three classes of third- and fourth-graders from the school hosted a poetry night in the Barnes and Noble cafe. The area was crowded with parents and […]

By Sheena Barnett Daily Journal TUPELO – Tupelo High School show choir director Danielle Frerer called the school’s principal on the way home from Fame Branson’s Show Choir Competition with an unusual request. “I said, ‘I don’t know if we have a trophy case big enough. You might want to clear something out,’” she said […]

By Lena Mitchell Daily Journal Corinth Bureau BOONEVILLE – A hearing officer has recommended New Site Principal Ronald Clark continue in his role at the school. Clark’s contract previously was recommended for nonrenewal and the issue was to be heard today with the Prentiss County School District, but the hearing was canceled. Booneville attorney Ronald […]

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – Both chambers of the Mississippi Legislature passed a compromise proposal Tuesday that will give the state’s 30,000 teachers a $2,500 pay raise over a two-year period. The legislation now goes to Gov. Phil Byrant, who is expected to sign it into law. The first year of […]