By Adam Armour Itawamba County Times Michael “Memphis” Douglas, a former member of the beloved Harlem Globetrotters, has a saying. “Luck only occurs when preparation and opportunity meet.” In other words, it’s far more likely for fortune to smile upon a person who’s worked hard to make himself or herself stand out. This was the […]

By Emma Crawford Kent Daily Journal COLUMBUS – Mississippi University for Women hopes to decrease the number of low-income children starting kindergarten behind their peers through the creation of a Jumpstart chapter on MUW’s campus. Currently, Mississippi’s only Jumpstart program is at the University of Mississippi and is in its fourth year. The program, coordinated […]

Daily Journal FULTON – Itawamba Community College representatives will visit three area WIN Job Centers on Monday to enable area residents to register for the 2016 spring semester. Times and locations include 9 a.m. to noon at Houston, Amory and Pontotoc. The come-and-go event is designed for current and returning students, GED graduates, transfer students, […]

By Ray Van Dusen Monroe Journal ABERDEEN – It’s anybody’s game today between Mississippi State and Ole Miss, but for Belle Elementary School’s 2nd Annual Egg Bowl Nov. 20, the Bulldogs are 2-0 for the series that encourages students to represent the state’s biggest universities and increase accelerated reader percentages. “The participation this year is […]

Special to the Journal OXFORD – The University of Mississippi Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship has been recognized as one of the best up-and-coming centers of its kind. The Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers honored the CIE with the Award for Emerging Entrepreneurship Center at its annual conference Oct. 31 in Gainesville, Florida. The CIE […]

THS Foundations of Journalism students TUPELO – Tupelo High School art students are painting a mural to fill a blank canvas once occupied by lockers. “It’s a great way to show school spirit,” said Jason Harris, THS principal. “Our long-term goal is to get all the lockers out of A Building.” Harris said the issue […]

By Emma Crawford Kent Daily Journal TUPELO – The state of Mississippi and Gov. Phil Bryant were highlighted in a new study on school Internet connectivity for continuing efforts to bring high-speed access to the state’s public schools. Education Superhighway, a non-profit organization focused on providing Internet access to public schools across America, cited in […]

By Emma Crawford Kent Daily Journal TUPELO – The Junior Auxiliary Club of Tupelo has set out this semester to help Tupelo students improve their reading comprehension skills with a new program. A group of seven JA of Tupelo members earlier in the fall started a program called “Class Crowns,” which is designed to provide […]

By Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – Tucker Whitenton, Hayden Johnson, Alaina Callens and Jackson Caldwell are hoping for more than A’s on their Tupelo High School senior project. They want to inspire their classmates and people across the community to never, never give up. “We’ve had peers who have attempted suicide,” Callens said. […]