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Local, state and federal officials broke ground on the construction site for The Communiversity, the Golden Triangle's latest workforce development project with goals to offer technical programs, on Friday.

By Zack Orsborn Daily Journal MAYHEW – After three years of work and more than $42 million in funding, local, state and federal officials broke ground Friday on The Communiversity – the Golden Triangle’s latest workforce development project. Located down the road from East Mississippi Community College, the facility will house technology training and education […]

By Emma Crawford Kent Daily Journal BALDWYN – Baldwyn School District residents will vote on a $2 million bond issue next month that will fund the construction of a vocational and technical education center at the high school. The building would include two shops, four classrooms, four offices, restrooms and a conference room. The vote […]

By John H. Ward Monroe Journal AMORY – President Barack Obama admonished in a video presentation, “Don’t just play on your phone; program it!” It all looks the same at first glance, but using a computer and programming it are quite different tech-friendly tasks. Michelle Holman’s fifth-grade classroom at East Amory Elementary School hosted a […]

By Emma Crawford Kent Daily Journal TUPELO – Caleb Bowers loves being part of Lawhon Elementary School’s robotics club, especially when he gets an opportunity to compete against other teams of students. The fifth-grader and his fellow robotics club members at Lawhon will hopefully be able to attend more competitions soon with the help of […]

By Emma Crawford Kent Daily Journal TUPELO – A grant from the Mississippi Department of Archives will allow the Okolona School District to install an elevator in its elementary school building. The MDAH announced $2 million in preservation grants on Friday, including $117,600 to Okolona. The Okolona Elementary School building was constructed in 1926. Dexter […]

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – A bill passed in 2011 to amend the Mississippi Accountability and Transparency Act is the reason legislative leaders had to make public the contract entered into with New Jersey-based EdBuild, a nonprofit educational consulting firm. The legislative leadership, led by House Speaker Philip Gunn, R-Clinton, and […]

By Emma Crawford Kent Daily Journal TUPELO – Two Lee County School Board members were sworn in for their second terms on Tuesday. Board members Ronnie Bell and Hal Swann were sworn in by Lee County Chancery Clerk Bill Benson at the board’s Tuesday evening meeting at the Lee County School District central office. Both […]

Daily Journal OXFORD – The University of Mississippi School of Engineering has launched a new biomedical degree program after years of development. The Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning Board of Trustees approved the curriculum for the new major during its November meeting. Students interested in pursuing a Bachelor of Science in biomedical engineering can now […]

Daily Journal TUPELO – A weapon was found on the Tupelo Middle School campus Tuesday around 9 a.m. The situation was resolved, and the campus deemed safe shortly after. There are no criminal charges involved at this point, and any student discipline related to the situation will be handled by school administrators. A statement released […]