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Daily Journal Hanukkah, the Jewish Festival of Lights, commemorates the victory of the ancient Israelites over the Syrian Greek army, and the miracle of restoring the menorah in the Holy Temple in Jerusalem. The miracle of Hanukkah is that only one vial of oil was found with just enough oil for one day, and yet […]

By Lauren Wood Daily Journal From 5:45 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, the North Mississippi Medical Center’s Child Care Center in Tupelo plays host to 225 children of parents who are employees of the hospital. Children ages 6 weeks to 12 years old attend the center. School-age children come by bus for the […]

By Lauren Wood Daily Journal Elizabeth Banes, 16, wakes up every morning to feed and care for the horses, pigs, goats, dogs and the puppy litter. She has a routine of making sure water dishes are full and medicine is given. She also addresses each animal by name, noting that each one has a personality. […]

World Changers, a branch of LifeWay Christian Resources out of Nashville, was in Tupelo this week fixing up a pair of houses on Green Street in Tupelo. World Changers sends groups to nearly 90 cities a year, specifically targeting those suffering from inadequate housing and living conditions. Volunteers from all over the South came along […]

Country music star Jason Aldean visited Tupelo on Friday night, playing before a big crowd at the BancorpSouth Arena. The opening act was Cole Swindell.

Tupelo High School held its homecoming parade on Thursday in downtown.

Daily Journal STARKVILLE – Mississippi State opened its season with a 49-0 win over Southern Mississippi on Saturday, and despite the inclement weather, fans still had fun tailgating in the Junction. Daily Journal photographer Lauren Wood braved the elements, too, to capture the scene.