By Chris Kieffer Daily Journal The Institutions of Higher Learning cited financial issues at the University of Mississippi Medical Center as the reason for not renewing the contract of UM Chancellor Dan Jones, according to a news release sent late Saturday. The Board voted 9-2 on Friday not to extend Jones’ contract, which expires on […]

The Tupelo School Board on Tuesday elected Ken Wheeler as its president for the upcoming year. The director of security for North Mississippi Medical Center, Wheeler has been on the five-member board since 2012 and spent the past year as its vice president. As he begins his tenure as president, Wheeler answered questions from Daily […]

Raise your hand – or shake your head – if you’ve had to try to sell a $16 tub of cookie dough to friends and family. Again. Maybe it was candles. Or wrapping paper. Smart cards, perhaps. Most likely if your kid goes to a school you were involved directly or indirectly in trying to […]

By Chris Kieffer Daily Journal OXFORD – One week after University of Mississippi Chancellor Dan Jones returned to campus following four months of cancer treatments, he learned his stay will be brief. The university’s 16th chancellor said Friday evening his contract was not renewed by the state College Board, and Institutions of Higher Learning Commissioner-elect […]

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Wally Amos, founder of Famous Amos Cookies, reads "Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You?" by Dr. Seuss's, a book of wonderful noises, to a small group of first- and second-graders at Parkway Elementary School on Friday morning in Tupelo.

By Chris Kieffer Daily Journal TUPELO – A man famous for his cookies also is passionate about the power of reading. In town for tonight’s Our Mississippi Honors Gala, Wally Amos traveled to Tupelo a day early to read to students at three schools on Friday. “Reading is the concrete slab of life,” said the […]

By Emily Tubb Monroe Journal AMORY – Amory High School and Amory Middle School are both getting by with a little help from their friends at the Quality Education Foundation through funding for ACT prep and after-school tutoring programs. “This year we went to principals and administration and asked where we could be of the […]

By William Moore Daily Journal OXFORD – Former professor Sylvester Oliver will stand alone next year in federal court when he faces accusations of sexual misconduct. U.S. District Court Senior Judge Neal Biggers Jr. dismissed the claims Thursday against co-defendants Rust College, college president David Beckley and former Rust employee Johnny McDonald in most of […]

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – Glenn McCullough Jr., the former mayor of Tupelo and chairman of the Tennessee Valley Authority, is one step away from confirmation for a post on the Board of Trustees of state Institutions of Higher Learning. McCullough’s nomination was approved Thursday by the Senate Universities and Colleges […]

OXFORD (AP) – Africa is opening up for University of Mississippi students to study, experience and learn firsthand about international issues. The initiative was announced Thursday. Provost Morris Stocks says in a news release that five African schools are partnering with Ole Miss for student and faculty exchanges, research partnerships and educational collaborations. He says […]