The differences between Proposition 42 and Alternative 42A are stark. Huh? Well, for those not up to speed, Proposition 42 is the constitutional amendment on public school funding that over 116,000 citizens forced onto the ballot for this November. Alternative 42A is the substitute amendment that 30 senators (out of 52) and 65 representatives (out […]

Is the current law requiring a school bond issue to get 60 percent of the vote to pass justified or should it be a simple majority?

Friday’s opinion poll was not available.

Tupelo’s long connection with railroads is a constantly changing story, and a chapter will be added this week while BNSF Railroad crews rebuild the tracks at the Jackson Street intersection. The work is necessary. The railroad is footing the bill. It will cause inconvenience. No one who cooperates with the plan for rerouting traffic need […]

Twenty-three years ago, I was pondering an offer from the Daily Journal to come to Tupelo as its editor. My wife and I knew and respected the leaders at the Journal, the job seemed a good fit and we liked what we had seen in Tupelo. But I was also working in my hometown at […]

Where do I look for hope on this week that marks the 100th anniversary of the Armenian genocide? To the brave Turkish and Armenian human rights activists who gathered in Istanbul to commemorate together the tragic events of 1915 and find a pathway to the future. The Turkish activists embrace a demand that has been […]

Lions show great work in eye help Recently I had the privilege of being a guest at a Mid-South Lions Leadership Conference held at the Hamilton Eye Institute in Memphis. This was an “eye opening” experience to say the least. I had the opportunity to hear and speak to optometrists, ophthalmologists and patients of this […]

With Tuesday’s one-year anniversary upon us, we will read many eyewitness accounts by adults who survived the April 28 tornado. But in those homes where families took shelter during the devastating winds, small children also huddled in basements, under stairs and in bathrooms. Here are, in their own words, personal accounts from two children. “My […]

April 28, 2014 is a date residents of Tupelo will remember for many years to come. April 28, 2015 is a day that has incredible significance to Tupelo as well. It is a day to remember how a terrible storm changed lives forever and how a community responded with love and resources to help put […]