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.

By Emma Crawford Kent Daily Journal HOUSTON – The high school students who make up the Houston Solar Car Team brought life lessons and plenty of memories back from its nearly three-week trip to Australia. The team took its car, the Sundancer, to the World Solar Challenge, where it competed in a race across the […]

By Emma Crawford Kent Daily Journal RIPLEY – For nearly a decade, fourth-graders at Ripley Elementary School have raised money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital by participating in a two-week math-a-thon. This year, the school’s six fourth-grade classes raised $6,883.57, setting a school record. “To my knowledge that is the most we’ve raised here,” […]

WEST POINT (AP) – West Point Police Chief Tim Brinkley says fake guns that look authentic are creating a safety problem in east Mississippi’s Golden Triangle. The Commercial Dispatch reports West Point officers have been confiscating air pistols, shotguns and rifles that look real. Brinkley says the fakes must be taken seriously by officers approaching […]