Sheena Barnett

Sheena Barnett

If I'm not off winging my way Molokai to assist Father Damien in his work with the lepers, you can find me hang gliding high above the Florida Keys. I'm a scratch golfer who, under President Jimmy Carter, served as the United States Senate Majority Whip. And I like to read. OK, none of that is true. I'm Sheena Barnett, entertainment writer here at the Daily Journal. I also cover cops and breaking news. I earned my journalism degree at the University of Mississippi, where I served as editor-in-chief of the university's student-run daily newspaper, The Daily Mississippian. I'm the the board president for S.A.F.E., Inc., a member of the Country Cloggers and I founded Album Club ("Like a book club, but with music.") And I like to read. Seriously. (My fake bio is a reference to one of my favorite TV shows; 5 trillion points to those who can guess it)

Stories Written by Sheena Barnett

By Sheena Barnett Daily Journal TUPELO – The world comes to Tupelo next week as the international film festival, the Manhattan Short, returns to the Malco. Tupelo has been involved in the worldwide festival for the last several years, and is often the only city in Mississippi to be involved. During one week, audiences in […]

By Sheena Barnett Daily Journal NEW ALBANY – Cowboy Mouth has a lot to celebrate. The New Orleans rock band just released its 10th studio album, “Go!” And next year marks the band’s 25th anniversary. “I honestly didn’t think we would last that long,” said the band’s lead singer and drummer, Fred LeBlanc. “I’ve spent […]

By Sheena Barnett Daily Journal TUPELO – Tupelo’s April 28 tornado forced The Filthy Six to cancel its gig at the Blue Canoe, so the band members shook their fists at the sky and vowed to return. Well, the fist-shaking may not have happened, but the guys did promise to make up their gig once […]

By Sheena Barnett Daily Journal A Mooreville man has been charged with aggravated assault following an attack involving a claw hammer. Michael Wayne Griechen, 55, was arrested Sunday after police were called to his residence on County Road 1349 on report of an assault. Griechen’s 50-year-old roommate, who has not been identified, had been hit […]

By Sheena Barnett Daily Journal A man suspected in a New Albany shooting was arrested on Monday in Arkansas. Quentin Gilbert was arrested without incident Monday in West Memphis, Arkansas. Gilbert is wanted by New Albany Police Department following an early morning shooting on Sunday. New Albany Police Chief Chris Robertson said two men fought […]

By Sheena Barnett Daily Journal NEW ALBANY – Police are currently searching for a man believed to be involved in an early morning shooting in New Albany. Two men were fighting at about 4 a.m. Sunday at 501 Hobson Ave., New Albany, when one shot the other in the leg, said New Albany Police Chief […]

By Sheena Barnett Daily Journal TUPELO – Izzy is bringing her magic pixie dust with her when she, Jake and Cubby land at the BancorpSouth Arena for “Disney Junior Live on Tour! Pirates and Princesses.” The live show will feature the stars of “Jake and the Neverland Pirates,” Princess Sofia and a host of favorite […]

By Sheena Barnett Daily Journal TUPELO – Six women, six different viewpoints: When the actresses starring in Tupelo High School’s production of “Steel Magnolias” saw the 1989 movie of the same name, they all came away with different opinions. Some liked it; some didn’t. But all of them decided they had to find their own […]

By Sheena Barnett Daily Journal TUPELO – Worlds collide in Cotton Wine. Brandon James loves country and rock, and Holland native Femke is a classically trained accordionist. Put their different influences and sounds together, and they create a unique brand of Americana. The band will perform Tuesday in Tupelo, thanks to the Tupelo Concert Association. […]

By Sheena Barnett Daily Journal TUPELO – Everyone from experienced ballroom dancers to newcomers are welcome to strut their stuff during National Ballroom Dance Week. Local dance clubs are celebrating the 26th annual week, from Friday until Sept. 27, with dances, lessons and other events for dancers of all ages and abilities. “We are definitely […]