TUPELO • When traditional instruction halted in mid-March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, public school districts across Northeast Mississippi were tasked with instantly developing plans for online or distance learning. With school districts set to resume varying forms of traditional classes n…
FULTON - Several area residents are expected to participate in the commencement ceremony for Itawamba Community College’s Surgical Technology program July 16.
SALTILLO • More than 200 graduates walked across the Saltillo High School football field during a graduation ceremony for the Class of 2020 on Saturday evening.
TUPELO • Tupelo Public School District released a blueprint on Friday detailing steps for reopening schools for the 2020-21 school year in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
MOOREVILLE • Rain and social distancing due to COVID-19 made for an unforgettable graduation ceremony for Mooreville High School seniors on Thursday evening.
BOONEVILLE • Jeffrey Powell, webmaster and technology specialist at Northeast Mississippi Community College, died on Tuesday at the age of 44.
TUPELO • Mississippi showed the greatest improvement in education – ranked 39th in the country, up from a previous ranking of 44 in 2019 – according to new data released in the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s annual Kids Count 2020 Data Book.
OXFORD • More than a dozen American historians working at the University of Mississippi published a statement on Monday strongly opposing the university’s plans to renovate and add headstones to the University Cemetery on campus as part of the recently approved relocation of the Confederate …
FULTON - Nominations are being accepted for the 2020 Alumnus of the Year and Athletic Hall of Fame inductees at Itawamba Community College through Aug. 1.
OXFORD • University of Mississippi Chancellor Glenn F. Boyce clarified plans for relocating the Confederate monument on campus in an email to students, faculty and staff on Monday afternoon.
FULTON - Several area students have been selected as members of the Choir and Chamber Choir at Itawamba Community College for 2020-21 based on the first round of auditions.
TUPELO • The nomination of former Tupelo-area state senator Nancy Collins to serve on the state’s Board of Education has almost certainly been defeated in the legislature.
JACKSON • The Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning Board of Trustees voted on Thursday morning to approve the University of Mississippi’s request to relocate the Confederate monument from its prominent location in the Circle on University Avenue to the campus cemetery.
OXFORD • Oxford Mayor Robyn Tannehill announced at Tuesday night’s Board of Aldermen meeting that there have been 162 positive cases of COVID-19 since June 1 among University of Mississippi students, who are temporary residents with home addresses in other counties and states, that were not …
BOONEVILLE • Northeast Mississippi Community College’s Board of Trustees set the start date for the upcoming Fall 2020 semester for Aug. 3 at its monthly meeting on Tuesday.
FULTON • Itawamba Community College released a “reopening guide” and announced plans to welcome students back to campus for the fall semester on Aug. 17.
TUPELO • The Lee County School District Board of Trustees unanimously approved a $7.2 million construction bid by Century Construction on Monday evening to build the district’s new career and technical education center.
JACKSON • The Mississippi State Board of Education voted on Thursday morning to suspend several policies for the 2020-21 school year due to COVID-19, while some will return to normal – including state testing and accountability.
FULTON - Several students have been selected as members of CenterStage, Itawamba Community College’s pop show group for 2020-21, based on the first round of auditions.
TUPELO • Tupelo Public School District and Lee County School District have outlined initial plans for how they intend to spend millions of dollars in CARES Act funds.
FULTON - Itawamba Community College has selected drum majors, color guard and Indianettes for 2020-21 on the basis of recent auditions. They include:
All 15 colleges in the Mississippi Association of Community Colleges system plan to resume traditional operations and classes on their campuses this fall, according to a statement issued today by the MACC President’s Association.
JACKSON - State Treasurer David McRae today announced the winners of the College Savings Mississippi Art Contest. Each of the winners will receive a scholarship in the form of a Mississippi Affordable College Savings (MACS) account. For as little as $25, almost anyone can start an account fo…
RAYMOND — With social distancing measures still in place, Mississippi 4-H’ers will participate in the state’s first-ever Virtual State 4-H Congress in 2020 instead of the traditional in-person gathering.
TUPELO • As schools prepare to reopen in August, the question Tupelo Public School District Superintendent Dr. Rob Picou hears most often is “Will my child be required to wear a mask?”
TUPELO • As Aidan Wilson finished a morning of volunteer work at All Saints’ Episcopal Church last Tuesday, he was surprised with a scholarship check presented by Mississippi Treasurer David McRae.
FULTON - Recent Itawamba Community College graduate Bethany Michelle Flurry of Smithville has been selected as the recipient of a 2020 Radiology Technologist Scholarship.
MARTIN, Tenn. – A Lafayette County student received an award from the University of Tennessee at Martin College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences in recognition of departmental achievements during the 2019-20 academic year.
OXFORD - A University of Mississippi student and employee have both tested positive for COVID-19, the university announced to students, faculty and staff via emergency alert on Wednesday.
FULTON - Dr. Cheryl Ware of Belden, Physical Therapist Assistant program director, and TZ Waters of Tupelo, director of workforce training, at Itawamba Community College have been selected as participants for the 2020-21 Mississippi Community College Leadership Academy.
TUPELO • Tupelo Public School District held its first Parental Advisory Committee meeting on Friday for parents to ask questions and get answers directly from school administrators.
JACKSON - Treasurer David McRae announced two Mississippi newborns were each awarded $529 Mississippi Affordable College Savings scholarships. The scholarships were part of the State Treasury's 529 Day promotion. Scholarships were awarded to the two babies born closest to 5:29 a.m. and 5:29 …
FULTON - Although the traditional ceremony has been postponed, members of Itawamba Community College’s Class of 2020 will have an opportunity to pick up their diplomas June 9 and 10 in Tupelo and June 11 in Fulton.
OXFORD • Bond was set at $5,000 for Zach Borenstein, the man arrested for allegedly vandalizing the Confederate monument on the University of Mississippi campus, in Lafayette County court on Monday morning.
Larry Harmon, a beloved former Tupelo High School baseball coach who most recently worked as Tupelo Public School District’s Director of Transportation, is retiring in June after 34 years with the district.
BOONEVILLE - Northeast Mississippi Community College will offer learning opportunities to more than 1,000 people during its 12th annual Mobile Learning Conference.
FULTON - Itawamba Community College is actively making plans to safely open its doors for the 2020 fall semester with the appointment of a task force that will examine all options.
TUPELO — North Mississippi Medical Center recently presented college scholarships to Rachel Frick, Tupelo High School; Abigail Moeller, Excelsior Classical home school cooperative; Keely-Paige Stafford, Shannon High School; Josie Alanna Sims, Nettleton High School; Olivia Morris, Tupelo High…