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By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal TUPELO – Every year, the Lee-Itawamba Library System does a survey and gathers information on magazine usage at its facilities. And the findings aren’t surprising: Readership of print magazines is down. “People just aren’t coming in and looking at magazines like they used to,” said Jeff Tomlinson, director of the […]

Midterm elections – so called because they happen halfway through each presidential four-year term – often unfold in Mississippi with minimal stir because the big show happens in presidential and gubernatorial years, which are in different years in our state. High drama characterized the top-tier race for the U.S. Senate seat held for 36 years […]

If you want to do yourself a favor, put away your cellphone or any other electronic gadgets and get out a Bible. Turn to the book of Proverbs and begin reading. If you are like me, you will find the words of wisdom addictive. You read one, it’s so good, you want to go on […]

All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them,” Galileo. If you didn’t read the Sept. 29, 2014 Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal article, “Chairmen Right in Their Common Core Approach,” allow me to summarize: Common Core State Standards (CCSS) may not be perfect, but we need to give […]

Childers worked hard for all that he holds First of all, we are writing this because we want you all to know how honest and hard- working Travis Childers has been all of his life. Travis did not ask us to write this. We asked him if it would be alright. This has been weighing […]

This is being written before the outcomes of Saturday night’s two big football games involving Mississippi State and Ole Miss are known, but one thing is certain: Whatever happened, there will be at least some fans of both teams who will be unhappy with how the games are presented in today’s paper. In a season […]

By Chris Kieffer Daily Journal TUPELO – Milam Elementary School sixth-grader Abigail Henderson left the school’s science fun day with a new appreciation for the subject. “I thought it was real fun, and it was different because I never thought of science as being fun projects,” said Abigail, 11. “It showed me science is more […]

By Riley Manning Daily Journal TUPELO – Blustery conditions didn’t keep hundreds of ghouls, witches, robots, and princesses from trunks full of candy Friday at the annual Trunk or Treat event on Jefferson Street. Cars lined the curb decked to the nines in Halloween gear. A trio of witches, Holly Rogers, Mitzie Moore, and Trisha […]

By Riley Manning Daily Journal In religious and pagan traditions alike, Halloween night is supposedly a liminal time in the calendar, a night where the margin between the physical and spiritual worlds becomes thin. The word itself derives from the Eve of All Hallows, the night before All Saints’ Day – Nov. 1 – when […]

By Errol Castens Daily Journal OXFORD – When the curtain opens Sunday afternoon at 2, characters will step off William Faulkner’s pages and onto the Powerhouse stage. This is the fifth “Spirits” presentation by the Cedar Oaks Guild. After four iterations in which real-life residents of St. Peter’s Cemetery were reprised by actors, this year’s […]