Summer vacation is winding down and school will resume in Northeast Mississippi communities next week. Tupelo’s first classes are Aug. 4 while Lee County students go back to school on Aug. 7. Raleigh Bass, language arts academic coach at Shannon Elementary School (grades 3-5), answered questions from Daily Journal education reporter Chris Kieffer about the […]

By Robbie Ward Daily Journal TUPELO – First Congressional District candidate Flemron “Ron” Earl Dickey remains tight-lipped about a 2012 felony bad check arrest, two days after making public statements about an ongoing bankruptcy case and misrepresentations of his military record. The Horn Lake Democrat said Saturday he wouldn’t discuss his Jan. 4, 2012, arrest […]

By Lena Mitchell Daily Journal Corinth Bureau TUPELO – Children who worked on pioneer craft projects at the Natchez Trace Parkway Visitor Center on Saturday afternoon will carry on the traditions taught by members of the Tombigbee Pioneer Group. Some of them, like Tatum Cole, 10, of New Site, Shelby Morgan, 10, of Amory, and […]

By Errol Castens Daily Journal OXFORD – Taxpayers will likely face a significant tax hike to pay for new infrastructure. The biggest questions are when and how much. While city officials believe they will have the cash to excavate an old city dump and relocate Price Street to prepare a site for a new activity […]

By Adam Armour Itawamba County Times FULTON – “It gets a bit noisy,” said Fairview’s Bobby Wood, having to speak up to be heard over the crescendo of engine rumble as his dad’s old truck crested 50 miles per hour. The truck made its way south on Highway 25 at a pace that belied its […]

On Facebook last week there was a post reminiscing the good old days when Tupelo had a water park of some kind. Tupelo natives – of which I am not – talked about Grady’s having a water slide, miniature golf course and go-cart track back in the day. So, fans commented, why not have something […]


I don’t think it has gotten past most investors that the Dow Jones Industrial average (the most watched index in the world) has hit new all-time highs lately. We are a far cry from the depths of depression that invaded our minds during the Great Recession. The Dow bottomed out in early March 2009 and […]

Q. My wife and I have $25,000 in credit card debt, $2,500 in medical bills and $89,000 each in student loan debt from when we each got our masters’ degrees. We make about $100,000 combined. Our son is 6 years old, and we have $18,000 in a 529 plan for him. Should we use that […]

By Errol Castens Daily Journal OXFORD – The only two people who voiced opinions about the potential expansion of the city of Oxford’s rubbish site were two adjoining landowners who say the site and the garbage transfer station within its bounds are a plague to them. Officials from the city and Three Rivers Solid Waste […]