House, Senate reach budget accord

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – No additional money will be available for pre-kindergarten programs, but the...

By Rod Guajardo Daily Journal TUPELO – Thomas Street neighborhood residents are mulling over implementing an overlay district in certain parts of the neighborhood. During a meeting of the Thomas Street Neighborhood Association last week, residents heard from members of the city’s Department of Development Services office who presented a draft of what an overlay […]

On Monday, Itawamba Community College officials announced the college will embark on a five-year plan that will dramatically upgrade its Tupelo campus. Included will be the construction of a new 62,000-square-foot academic building, a new physical plant and renovation of the technical education building. The project will cost $14.6 million, to be funded by $7 […]

By William Moore Daily Journal TUPELO – Charles Penson is running for the state House of Representatives on a platform of good education, good health care and good jobs. Penson, 62, is a Tupelo native, the pastor of Bethel CME Church in Guntown and served as the city of Tupelo’s personnel director in the 1980s. […]

By William Moore Daily Journal TUPELO – A band of young entrepreneurs got a taste of the business world during the PEAK Network market Saturday at the Oren Dunn City Museum in Tupelo. The home-schooled children of the Parent-Educators and Kids (PEAK) came up with items they could sell, manufactured the merchandise, created advertising and […]

By Adam Armour Itawamba County Times FULTON – Fulton police now have step-by-step guidelines in place for dealing with an active shooter. Voted into place recently by the city board, the Fulton Police Department’s new active shooter policy should help guide first responders in a situation where a suspect is brandishing a firearm. Chief of […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal IUKA – Chris Cornelison began his pharmacy career 17 years ago with little inkling of the success he would enjoy. “When I started, I just wanted to make a living,” he said. The owner of Iuka Discount Drugs, Cornelison recently was named “entrepreneur of the year” by Pharmacy Development Services. […]

Enerkem – remember them? It has become an annual exercise to speculate what has happened to the proposed $100 million ethanol plant in Pontotoc. The plant that would bring 70 jobs. And here we are again. Six years ago, the Canadian-based company said it would build a state-of-the-art plant converting municipal solid waste into ethanol. […]


Assumptions can get you in a lot of trouble. We make them all the time. We assume the run-down-looking person in ragged clothes is a bad person and the guy in the three-piece suit is a good man. Of course, it is possible that the run-down- looking person in ragged clothes works for a local […]

Q. What’s your opinion on rewarding kids with money for getting good grades in school? A. Honestly, I don’t have a strong opinion about it one way or the other. We didn’t pay our kids for good grades, but I can’t really think of a strong argument not to pay them for success in school. […]