Chris Kieffer

Chris Kieffer

I am the Managing Editor for Multimedia and Enterprise. I previously served as the Daily Journal's education reporter. I'm a New Orleans native, husband, father and avid baseball fan.

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Arkansas musicians The Lark and the Loon stopped by the Daily Journal last week during a visit to Tupelo to play at Blue Canoe. Watch as they perform a pair of songs for The Memo podcast. You also can listen to an interview with the duo — Rocky Steen-Rolfzen and Jeff Rolfzen — from Wednesday’s […]

  The Daily Journal hosted its first Fall Sports Banquet on Thursday night at First United Methodist Church in Tupelo. The ceremony recognized top high school teams and players from Northeast Mississippi in football, slow-pitch softball, cross country, volleyball and swimming, as well as scholar athletes. Mississippi State football coach Dan Mullen was the keynote […]

Wake up Friday morning and get ready for your day with the Daily Journal’s Newsbreak – a quick summary of news, sports, weather and everything else Northeast Mississippi to keep you informed and updated on the latest happenings in your community.

Tupelo High band director Rick Murphy joined us on the Memo podcast last week. Murphy talked about the THS band being invited to play at the Presidential Inauguration and its efforts to raise $100,000 to fund that trip. You can listen to the entire interview in iTunes, podcast apps or at http://memo.djournal.com/2016/12/28/201-ths-band-hopeful-inauguration-trip-122816/.

By Chris Kieffer Daily Journal TUPELO – A longtime ambassador for Tupelo’s public schools is being remembered for her care for others, tireless work and passion for her job. Kay McKee Bishop, 55, died on Saturday after an extended illness. The Tupelo High School graduate later worked for the school district for 23.5 years – […]

Wake up Thursday morning and get ready for your day with the Daily Journal’s Newsbreak – a quick summary of news, sports, weather and everything else Northeast Mississippi to keep you informed and updated on the latest happenings in your community

Wake up Wednesday morning and get ready for your day with the Daily Journal’s Newsbreak – a quick summary of news, sports, weather and everything else Northeast Mississippi to keep you informed and updated on the latest happenings in your community.

On Thursday’s episode of The Memo podcast, we interviewed longtime editorial page editor Joe Rutherford, who retired this week after a 44-year career at the Daily Journal. Hear him share stories of legendary Daily Journal publisher George McLean and of what inspired him throughout his career. Plus, he leaves his parting advice.     You […]

By Chris Kieffer Daily Journal TUPELO – While her mom sorted through frozen hams at Todd’s Big Star on Tuesday morning, Markia Harris punched buttons on her phone’s calculator. This is the first year the 19-year-old Tupelo resident has helped with the Thanksgiving shopping, and she kept tabs on the prices of various ingredients as […]

  Wake up Friday morning and get ready for your day with the Daily Journal’s Newsbreak – a quick summary of news, sports, weather and everything else Northeast Mississippi to keep you informed and updated on the latest happenings in your community.