Joe Rutherford

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I am the editorial page editor and editorial writer here at the Daily Journal, where I have worked in some news/editorial capacity for 41-plus years. Northeast Mississippi is my home (I lived in Kossuth, Walnut and Ripley growing up, plus Oxford/Ole Miss). I had a passion for the life, development and progress in this area by the time I was a teenager. During my decades here I have been a beat reporter, area editor and editorial page editor. Every day is a new story, a new angle and most days, a reason for optimism. I am fortunate to have great friends and two wonderful dogs. My passion is travel, and planning the trips is as much fun as going.

Stories Written by Joe Rutherford

Do you support the idea of body cameras for police and sheriff’s patrol officers?

Do you approve of the plan for remaking downtown Tupelo?

Does Tupelo need super high speed Internet to remain competitive?

Have the recent college graduates you know had success in finding permanent employment?

By Joe Rutherford Daily Journal TUPELO – Both lanes of the Natchez Trace Bridge crossing Town Creek north of U.S. 78 in Tupelo have reopened to traffic after closure for repairs. But repair work on the 50-year-old bridge is not complete, Natchez Trace employees said Monday. The bridge has undergone extensive rehabbing, with work now […]

Would you serve, if asked, on a communitywide task force to promote the Tupelo Spirit?

Have you decided for whom you will vote in the runoff congressional special election June 2?

Have you decided for whom you will vote in the runoff congressional special election June 2?

Will Mississippi State convert its new status in researching Unmanned Aerial Systems into financial gain?
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Will you vote today in the special congressional election?