Daily Journal The following school districts will dismiss early on Friday due to weather: • Amory Schools will dismiss at 10:30 a.m. • Chickasaw County Schools will dismiss at 11:30 a.m. • Clay County Schools will dismiss at 1:30 p.m. • Itawamba County Schools will dismiss at 11:30 a.m. • Lee County Schools will dismiss […]

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Linda Gholston, retired former director of Sanctuary Hospice House, tells attendees at this year's Women in Higher Education Mississippi Network conference about her experiences at Sanctuary. The conference is being held this week on Itawamba Community College's Belden campus. The organization is designed to support women who work in higher education and provide them with an opportunity to network.

By Chris Kieffer Daily Journal BELDEN – Ketra Armstrong’s career trajectory has taken her from Tupelo to a leadership post at the University of Michigan. She was back in her hometown on Thursday, hoping to inspire more than 150 women who work in Mississippi’s higher education systems to follow their own paths to leadership. “I […]

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – Former Tupelo mayor and Tennessee Valley Authority chairman Glenn McCullough has been appointed to the Board of Trustees of state Institutions of Higher Learning by Gov. Phil Bryant. McCullough, 60, was one of four people announced Thursday by Bryant as new appointees to the 12-member board, […]

By Jeff Amy Associated Press JACKSON – The State Board of Education is likely to study a new plan to create a separate statewide school district in Mississippi to take over troubled schools and school districts. The board discussed the study Thursday in a work session where frustration boiled over about the state’s inability to […]


By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – The Mississippi House approved, with limited debate Wednesday, a proposal that would increase spending on the Mississippi Adequate Education Program by $106 million for the upcoming fiscal year. MAEP is the mechanism used to provide the bulk of state funding for the basic operations of local […]

By Chris Kieffer Daily Journal TUPELO – Mississippi schools and districts likely will not receive a new letter-grade ranking this year. The state education department announced on Wednesday it is seeking to renew its waiver from elements of the federal No Child Left Behind law. The temporary waiver is needed because the 2001 law required […]

By Chris Kieffer Daily Journal University of Mississippi Chancellor Dan Jones said on Wednesday he hopes to return to full-time work in the near future. Jones was diagnosed with lymphoma in November and has been treated with chemotherapy since then. “Treatment continues to go well,” Jones said. “I anticipate being back full time in the […]

By Jeff Amy Associated Press JACKSON – Four of Mississippi’s public universities are likely to begin charging student activity fees this fall, moving further away from the state’s one-time policy of tuition including all charges. The College Board on Wednesday approved Mississippi State University and the University of Mississippi to add $5-a-semester fee, and for […]

Blue Mountain College students Tiffany Massey, from left, Sandra Priest, Luke Swain, Sherrell Settlemires (chapter sponsor), Shelby Carmichael, Makenzee Whaley and Meghan Woolworth were selected to present their papers at the 2015 English international convention in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Settlemires is a faculty members and is the sponsor for the school’s chapter of Sigma Tau Delta. (Courtesy)

By Danny McKenzie Blue Mountain College BLUE MOUNTAIN – Six students from Blue Mountain College have been chosen from among thousands of entries to present their papers at the 2015 Sigma Tau Delta International Convention March 18-21 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The international English honor society includes more than 850 chapters in colleges and universities […]