New financial figures released by the 42 for Better Schools group Monday shows, district by district, through the upcoming 2015-2016 academic year, a cumulative $1.7 billion shortfall over seven years, impacting and effectively weakening every school district. The Legislature passed a law in 1997 that promised each public school district in Mississippi would receive enough […]

Are you familiar with the educational funding initiative know as Prop 42? • Yes • No

Did you participate in any Fourth of July events this weekend? • Yes – 100% • No – 0%

Fireworks, parades and cookouts were on the brain last week as Northeast Mississippi celebrated our country’s Independence Day. But there was plenty of other good news that might have slipped through the cracks through the Fourth of July holiday. So before we prepare for the week ahead, let’s take a look back at some of […]

Did Mississippi achieve a fair settlement with BP for damages in the Deepwater Horizon oil catastrophe? • Yes – 52% • No – 48%

Did you participate in any area Fourth of July events this weekend? • Yes • No

Mayor Jason Shelton and the Tupelo City Council members began their four-year terms two years ago his month. They reach the halfway point in the having experienced two years that could not have been more starkly different in what was required of them as elected officials. Aside from changes and vigorous discussions about the way […]

I don’t write a column often, but as publisher and CEO of the Journal there are times when I feel a responsibility to share my thoughts on a subject and ensure our company is not misunderstood based on our job to report the news and share both sides of a story. I’ll also preface the […]

Editor’s note: Ms. Campbell’s letter was should read “no slaves.” It has been corrected from how it was posted online and in print. We regret the error. Flag criticisms insult a family’s legacies My grandmother had three brothers who fought for the South in the war between the states. Her father was a courier for […]