Area residents have might seen some increased activity in Mill Village recently, and that’s by design. The work is a part of a new city wide campaign aimed at neighborhood revitalization that officially kicked off this past week. The neighborhood’s residents also hosted a clean up day recently to help jump-start revitalization efforts. Efforts to […]

By Emma Crawford Daily Journal JACKSON – Several Northeast Mississippi superintendents were chosen to be part of the state department of education’s second-annual Superintendents’ Academy. Nettleton Schools superintendent Michael Cates, Houston Schools superintendent Tony Cook, West Point superintendent Burnell McDonald and Monroe County superintendent Scott Cantrell joined colleagues from 17 other districts across the state […]

It’s that time of the year again, what we’ve been anticipating all summer. Weeks and months have passed, but it has always been at the back of our minds knowing that each day brings us that much closer to a season of hope, longing and I dare say, a bit of trepidation. I’m talking about […]

EDITOR’S NOTE: This column, written a year ago as part of a series, did not publish due to a technical error. It has been edited for clarity and timeliness. ––––– I see a lot of investors that spend a great deal of time managing their investments. They want to be involved in every aspect of […]

Q. I’ve worked in a hospital as a nurse for 10 years. I make good money working long hours. The problem is that it seems to disappear, and I’m left trying to stretch those last few dollars to the end of the month. I know I eat out a lot. I grab quick meals between […]

WEST MONROE, La. (AP) – A high school in Louisiana is restricting Confederate battle flags that have been displayed for decades at athletic events. The News-Star reports that West Monroe High School, where teams are called the rebels, has banned students from flying the flag from their vehicles on campus. Principal Shelby Ainsworth says clothing […]

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Ollie Johnson and her husband, George, got out of New Orleans before the storm hit their hometown of New Orleans. After the storm, they had to decide between staying in Tupelo and going back to the Big Easy.

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – Ollie Johnson and her husband, George, had an important disagreement about 10 years ago. They’d lived in New Orleans, and fled to Tupelo before Hurricane Katrina and the flood waters hit their hometown. “We sat in the hotel and watched as they called out different areas hit […]

By Jeff Roberson Oxford Citizen OXFORD – As Hurricane Katrina made it’s way toward Louisiana and Mississippi, many residents of the two Southern states began heading toward North Mississippi for what they believed would be a short evacuation process. But as the storm pummeled New Orleans and other areas, those residents found themselves displaced – […]

By Emma Crawford Daily Journal TUPELO – During Thursday’s shooting scare on Mississippi State University’s campus, the university’s emergency alert system, Maroon Alert, played a crucial role in keeping students and faculty safe and informed. Thursday morning, MSU freshman Phu-Qui Cong “Bill” Nguyen, 20, a computer science major from Madison, threatened to shoot himself and […]