Chris Kieffer

Chris Kieffer

Chris Kieffer is the Education writer at The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal | | Education Matters

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By Chris Kieffer Daily Journal TUPELO – One year ago, as a citizen-formed committee met for the first time to discuss plans to help Tupelo recover from its worst natural disaster in 78 years, its chairman displayed a newspaper photo from 1936. The aged image depicted their predecessors – a similar committee formed that year […]

By Chris Kieffer Daily Journal TUPELO – The Tupelo School District chose an administrator with business and coaching experience to run its athletic department. Eddie Moore, who is the district’s programs director and grant writer, will replace Andy Schoggin on July 1. Schoggin recently was named chief operations officer of the Petal School District. Tupelo’s […]

By Chris Kieffer Daily Journal BOONEVILLE – Northeast Mississippi Community College’s next president is well-known on and around campus. The college named Ricky Ford as its 10th president on Tuesday during a specially called meeting of its Board of Trustees. Currently serving as executive vice president, Ford will succeed Johnny Allen, who retires on July […]

By Chris Kieffer Daily Journal TUPELO – Two Tupelo principals moved to new positions in the district on Tuesday. Tupelo Middle School Principal Kristy Luse will serve as the district’s director of educational enhancement and innovative research. Lawndale Elementary School Principal Brock English will replace Luse at the middle school. Both moves were approved by […]

By Chris Kieffer Daily Journal TUPELO – A group of Tupelo High School seniors received special recognition on Monday for their sustained efforts. This year’s Six-Year Rotary Scholars have been among the top students in their class since they were in seventh grade. Their accomplishment was highlighted during the annual Rotary Scholars banquet at The […]

By Chris Kieffer Daily Journal GUNTOWN – The Lee County School District will move forward with a $2.3 million construction project at Guntown Middle after holding a community forum about the project at the school Monday. Plans include construction of a new building on the site of an existing one and the demolition of two […]

By Chris Kieffer Daily Journal TUPELO – A group of Tupelo High School seniors will host a writing workshop for middle school students this week. “The Write Way” will be held Wednesday beginning at 6 p.m. at White Hill Missionary Baptist Church, 1987 S. Eason Blvd. A senior project of Miriah Stacy, Paige Cox and […]

By Chris Kieffer Daily Journal TUPELO – The Tupelo Public School District’s latest request is not a traditional one. On April 28, voters who live within the district’s territory will be asked whether they will allow it to issue about $44 million in new bonds without increasing taxes. For the “Safe and Sound” bond issue […]

By Chris Kieffer Daily Journal TUPELO – Residents will have an opportunity to ride their bikes and support Itawamba Community College a week from today. The college on April 25 will host its second annual Tour de Tanglefoot Trail, a fundraiser for the ICC Foundation. On-site registration will begin at 7:30 a.m., in Pontotoc, where […]

By Chris Kieffer Daily Journal The Lee County School District will outline its construction plans for Guntown Middle School during a Monday night forum at the school. Guntown’s construction will be the final project from the district’s $13.5 million bond issue passed in July 2013. The forum will begin at 6 p.m. in the school’s […]