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By Emma Crawford Kent and Chris Kieffer Daily Journal TUPELO – When the 1982 Education Reform Act created a new state board of education, the choice for its first chair was obvious. That distinction went to Tupelo businessman Jack Reed Sr. Reed had already distinguished himself as a staunch advocate for public education. When communities […]

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau State Rep. Steve Holland is recovering at his “Sadi J Holland” farm at Plantersville after undergoing hernia surgery last week. Holland said his progress was “remarkable.” Holland, a 60-year-old Democrat, who represents a large portion of Lee County and a slither of Monroe, underwent hernia surgery on Jan. […]

The following schools will be closed on Friday, January 22 because of the threat of snow: * Alcorn County * Amory * Baldwyn * Booneville * Corinth * Exypnos Christian Academy * Houston * Holly Springs * Itawamba Community College: Fulton, Tupelo and Belden campuses * Itawamba County * Lafayette County *Lee County * Marshall […]

By Chris Kieffer Daily Journal IUKA – Tishomingo County Schools were expected to re-open today, after a countywide security threat caused the district to close Tuesday. Superintendent Christie Holly said law enforcement extensively swept through all seven of the district’s schools Tuesday to confirm no danger was present. “We feel like we’re in good shape […]

Daily Journal reports Schools are closed in Tishomingo County on Tuesday in response to a county-wide threat. The district posted a message on its website that all of its schools will be closed Tuesday for safety reasons because of the threat it received. The district is working with local, county, state and federal law enforcement […]

Daily Journal TUPELO – At least three people were killed in Northeast Mississippi, as powerful tornadoes swept through the region two days before Christmas. Two people died in Benton County, according to Benton County Emergency Management. A 7 year old was also killed in Holly Springs. In Benton County, there were about five confirmed injuries, […]

Daily Journal reports The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency has received damage reports from six counties from severe weather/tornadoes that struck Wednesday afternoon. At least three injuries are being reported, search and rescue is being conducted and damage assessments are being done. Benton County: Cars damaged along Miss. Highway 5 near the town of Ashland. Miss. […]

By David Johnson New Albany Gazette Half of the power grid in New Albany is out now, according to Bill Mattox, manager of New Albany Light, Gas and Water. The outage includes two substations because they are tied to the Tennessee Valley Authority feeder out of Holly Springs. That feeder was hit by the tornado […]

Daily Journal reports JACKSON – Governor Phil Bryant announced Wednesday that he has appointed Mississippi Court of Appeals Judge James D. Maxwell II to the Mississippi Supreme Court. Maxwell’s appointment is effective Jan. 1. He replaces former Justice David Chandler, whom Bryant recently appointed Executive Director of the Mississippi Department of Family and Children’s Services. […]

Special to the Journal JACKSON – Major General Augustus L. (Leon) Collins was reappointed Monday as the Adjutant General of Mississippi by Gov. Phil Bryant. As adjutant general, Collins serves as the commanding general of both the Mississippi Army and Air National Guard. He is responsible for providing the state and the U.S. with a […]