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A student from Verona Elementary School looks on as Lee County Sheriff's deputies and other officials work the scene after a Lee County School bus ran off the shoulder of Green Tee Road.

By Emma Crawford Kent Daily Journal TUPELO – A Lee County School District bus slid into a ditch while carrying students home from Verona Elementary School Wednesday afternoon. No one was injured, according to Jimmy Weeks, superintendent of Lee County Schools. The bus slid into a ditch off of Green Tee Road near Garrison Street, […]

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Ella Smith waits for the next person to approach so she can tell the story of American roller-coaster designer John Miller during Tuesday’s Wax Musuem at Saltillo Elementary School.

By Zack Orsborn Daily Journal TUPELO – Fourth-grade students at Saltillo Elementary School breathed life into historical inventors in a “wax museum” on Tuesday. Dressed as Erno Rubik, inventor of the Rubik’s cube, Connor Adams, 10, prepared a three-minute speech about Rubik’s impact on the hand-held puzzle world. But the speech only began when someone […]

By Emma Crawford Kent Daily Journal TUPELO – Following an amendment to its “zero tolerance” discipline policy in October, the Tupelo Public School District created a task force to evaluate the district’s discipline policies. The task force had its first meeting last week, and school board member Joe Babb said the response from all of […]

By Emma Crawford Kent Daily Journal TUPELO – The King Early Childhood Education Center will receive six new classrooms in the coming year. The Tupelo Public School District approved a bid for a six-classroom addition to the pre-kindergarten facility at Tuesday’s board meeting at Parkway Elementary School. The project bid was awarded to Burton Brothers, […]

STARKVILLE (AP) – A Mississippi State University faculty member has earned an invitation to the White House for a conference focused on better rural development. John Poros, an associate professor of architecture and director for the Carl Small Town Center at MSU, will attend The White House Convening on Rural Placemaking on Tuesday. The event […]

By Emma Crawford Kent Daily Journal COLUMBUS – The history and future of the Mississippi state flag crossed paths Monday evening at a student forum at Mississippi University for Women. MUW students were given the opportunity to gather and discuss the flag on campus at a forum hosted by MUW’s Student Government Association. Quincy Jones, […]

By Emma Crawford Kent Daily Journal PONTOTOC – After spending 33 years working in education, Pontotoc City School District Superintendent Karen Tutor looks forward to the free time that awaits her when she retires come June. Tutor announced at the school board’s November meeting that this school year will be her last as superintendent after […]

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Emery Murff, left, waves her American flag as she directs other fifth-grade students during the Veterans Day musical program Friday afternoon at Pierce Street Elementary School.

By Emma Crawford Kent Daily Journal TUPELO – Pierce Street Elementary School fifth-graders put their pipes to work performing patriotic songs Friday afternoon. The students learned the songs in music class and practiced all week during their activity periods for the performance, which celebrated Veterans Day. They sang classic songs such as “America, the Beautiful” […]

Autry Davis, a classically trained actor, performed for kindergarten, first- and second-grade students at Saltillo Primary School on Thursday. Last school year, he introduced nearly 6,000 students to poetry and folk stories through the Crossroads Poetry Project.