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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By Parrish Alford Daily Journal OXFORD – A new season dawns for Ole Miss football today not long after dawn. The Rebels will kick off against Tennessee-Martin at 11 a.m., and as Hugh Freeze begins his fourth season as coach he says he has no idea what to expect. Regardless, plenty of people have expectations […]

BY LOGAN LOWERY DAILY JOURNAL STARKVILLE – Mississippi State reached new heights last year with its first ever No. 1 ranking, five consecutive weeks atop the college football landscape and first Orange Bowl bid since World War II. However, the Bulldogs slid down the final stretch of the season by losing three of their final […]

  Tupelo High School opened its 2015 home football slate on Friday night by hosting Shannon, a game the Golden Wave won 55-16. The Daily Journal chronicled the scenes of the home opener.

Traffic was delayed on Tuesday morning as a Tennessee Valley Authority transformer moved through Tupelo, Verona and Shannon on its way to being installed at the TVA plant in West Point. The route began on Green Street before going west on West Main Street, south on Industrial Road, east on Varsity Drive and then south […]

By Adam Armour Itawamba County Times Bond has been denied for the suspect in the stabbing death of an elderly Fairview woman. On Monday, Itawamba County Justice Court Judge Barry Davis said the charge against 52-year-old Jimmy Dean Carpenter of Fairview — 1st degree murder enhanced due to the age and disability of the victim […]

Mississippi’s high school football season began Friday, and fans returned to stadiums across the Magnolia state for the annual ritual that brings communities together. In Aberdeen, fans noted a special atmosphere as they watched their Bulldogs open the year against the Corinth Warriors. They spoke of their excitement for a new year and expressed their […]

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON — The Legislative Budget director, mandated to conduct a fiscal analysis of any citizen-sponsored initiative, has changed her analysis for the Initiative 42 education funding proposal after receiving input from legislative leaders who oppose the initiative. The new analysis, compiled by Budget Director Debbie Rubisoff, is more […]

By Parrish Alford Daily Journal Ole Miss offensive lineman Rod Taylor will be out for an unspecified amount of time following a shoulder injury from an apparent boxing match, according to multiple reports. The Ole Miss Spirit and reported the injury occurred on Wednesday. That would have been just hours after offensive line coach […]

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON — The Mississippi Supreme Court has overturned a decision of a Hinds County circuit judge who had rewritten the language that will appear on the November ballot as a legislative alternative to the citizen-sponsored education funding initiative. The original language, drafted by the office of Attorney General […]

By Chris Kieffer Daily Journal TUPELO – The concept of lazy summer days is foreign to Lee Hill. Teachers in the Tupelo School District return to their buildings this week to prepare for a new school year that begins on Aug. 4. That means someone has had to get those buildings ready for their arrival. […]