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Daily Journal editor to head education foundation

TUPELO — Lloyd Gray, executive editor of the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal for 23 years, is leaving the newspaper to become executive director of The Phil Hardin Foundation. The announcement was made Tuesday in the newspaper by Journal Publisher and CEO Clay Foster. Foster says no decision has been made on Gray’s successor. “Lloyd is an outstanding editor and an ...

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Dan Jones out as Ole Miss chancellor when contract expires Sept. 14

By Chris Kieffer Daily Journal University of Mississippi Chancellor Dan Jones did not have his contact renewed by the state college board, Jones confirmed to the Daily Journal on Friday. He will continue to work until his current agreement expires on Sept. 14. A letter from Jones to the university community will be placed on the UM website, olemiss.edu, later ...

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Crews hired as UM education development officer

OXFORD — The University of Mississippi has hired former newspaper executive Billy Crews as its new development officer in the School of Education. Ole Miss officials say in a news release that Crews will head fundraising efforts from within the school in collaboration with the UM Foundation. Crews, an Oxford native, is the former publisher of the Northeast Mississippi Daily ...

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City mulling new policy on public's access to emails, texts

TUPELO — The city of Tupelo could become the first Mississippi city to set a policy about public access to text messages and email involving elected officials or municipal employees conducting city business. City attorney Ben Logan released a draft of a proposed policy Tuesday and told the Tupelo City Council that a final version could be ready for consideration ...

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Lee County gaining German auto parts maker, over 600 jobs

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO, Mississippi – A German automotive supplier will employ hundreds in a new facility in Lee County. Wednesday afternoon, local and state economic development leaders will gather at the Tupelo Lee Industrial Park South in Shannon to make the announcement. State and local leaders declined to give details about the project, and said more information ...

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Newspaper wants ruling from Ethics Commission on emails

TUPELO — A Tupelo newspaper is asking the Mississippi Ethics Commission for advice on whether an email between the mayor and a department head regarding city business is exempt from the public records law. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal is seeking access to emails between Mayor Jason Shelton and former city Development Services director BJ Teal. Tupelo city attorney Ben ...

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Journal Inc. buys New Albany Gazette for undisclosed sum

NEW ALBANY — The Associated Press reports that Journal Inc., owner of The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, has bought the twice-weekly New Albany Gazette in Union County. The sale closed this past week. It was announced in yesterday’s edition of the Daily Journal. The Gazette had been owned for 34 years by Landmark Community Newspapers, based in Shelbyville, Ky. Tupelo-based ...

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Furniture Brands deal with KPS includes Lane and expected rescue of 1,400 Tupelo jobs

After weeks of back and forth with two prospective buyers, Furniture Brands International has entered into an asset purchase agreement with KPS Capital Partners LP that includes Lane Furniture, which employs 1,400 workers in Tupelo. The St. Louis Business Journal reported the announcement of today’s purchase agreement. Meanwhile, the Northeast Daily Journal reports that KPS Capital has offered to retain ...

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Tenn. man, pivotal in beef plant scheme, released from prison

OAKLAND — A key figure in Mississippi’s beef plant scandal has been placed on supervised release and freed from prison. Richard Hall, of Clarksville, Tenn., was sentenced to eight years in Mississippi prison on three counts of wire fraud for his role in the failure of the plant. He entered state prison in May 2012 after he was released from ...

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Amaze friends with fun facts about Mississippi

You would not want to get into an argument or game about Mississippi trivia with D.K. White. The Jackson writer and collector of trivial facts would surely win. His lifelong hobby of researching and collecting obscure facts was published last October in a slim 96-page volume with a name almost longer than the book. For brevity, let’s just call it ...

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