Lauren Wood

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This week’s photo essay goes inside Sweet Potato Sweets in Vardaman. All the treats are made with sweet potatoes brought in from a local farm. The potatoes are peeled, boiled, pureed and used in all the baked goods and products sold at the store.

Daily Journal The Junior Auxiliary will host the 54th Annual Charity Ball beginning at 7 p.m. today. This year’s theme is “Be the change you want to see in the world,” a quote often attributed to former Indian leader Mahatma Gandhi. The annual fundraiser is used to help fund programs that benefit children in Tupelo […]

The Make-A-Wish Foundation Celebrity Wait Night was held Tuesday night at The Grill restaurant.

Bob Tarter, who’s with the Natural History Educational Company of the Midsouth, stopped by Carver Elementary School on Thursday to show kindergarten students a presentation about animals of the desert.

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The Duke Pecan Company was started in West Point in the 1930s by L.A. Duke, and it’s still going strong today. Photographer Lauren Wood visited the processing facility for a closer look.

Daily Journal Spencer Kirkpatrick is a freshman in the ACCESS program at Mississippi State, which helps students with intellectual disabilities to transition into higher education. Kirkpatrick is the first student from the Tupelo area to participate in the program. To read the story and watch a video, go here.