By Chris Kieffer Daily Journal GUNTOWN – The Lee County School District will move forward with a $2.3 million construction project at Guntown Middle after holding a community forum about the project at the school Monday. Plans include construction of a new building on the site of an existing one and the demolition of two […]

By Chris Kieffer Daily Journal TUPELO – A group of Tupelo High School seniors will host a writing workshop for middle school students this week. “The Write Way” will be held Wednesday beginning at 6 p.m. at White Hill Missionary Baptist Church, 1987 S. Eason Blvd. A senior project of Miriah Stacy, Paige Cox and […]

By Chris Kieffer Daily Journal TUPELO – The Tupelo Public School District’s latest request is not a traditional one. On April 28, voters who live within the district’s territory will be asked whether they will allow it to issue about $44 million in new bonds without increasing taxes. For the “Safe and Sound” bond issue […]

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – When assuming the role of College Board president last week, Alan Perry of Jackson recalled an earlier description of the state’s higher education system by then-University of Mississippi Chancellor Robert Khayat as “a loose confederation of institutions.” But Perry said in recent years the Board of […]

By Riley Manning Daily Journal PONTOTOC – Pontotoc eighth-graders Evan McCutchen and Cameron Haley are proving themselves as the cream of the crop not only in their school, but also on a national scale. The pair will depart on Friday for Chicago, to represent their area in the second and final round of the MathCON […]

By Jeff Amy Associated Press JACKSON – For Aubrey Patterson, it’s legacy time. His picture has already been taken down off the wall of the room where the College Board meets, and his announcement Friday that the board has chosen Glenn Boyce as the state’s next higher education commissioner could be Patterson’s last official act […]


Daily Journal OXFORD – Two Oxford juveniles have been detained after allegedly making threats at Oxford Middle School. Oxford Police responded to the school Tuesday, April 14, after a school resource officer learned of threats against the school, students and staff. After a brief investigation, a Youth Court Judge signed an order of detention for […]

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – The Board of Trustees of state Institutions of Higher Learning has for the second time this year looked within the current university system to name a commissioner of higher education. Glenn Boyce, a current associate commissioner, was selected by the College Board to oversee the state’s […]

By Chris Kieffer Daily Journal TUPELO – Residents will have an opportunity to ride their bikes and support Itawamba Community College a week from today. The college on April 25 will host its second annual Tour de Tanglefoot Trail, a fundraiser for the ICC Foundation. On-site registration will begin at 7:30 a.m., in Pontotoc, where […]