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 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 […]

By Sheena Barnett Daily Journal TUPELO – Music, helicopters, history and food will make for a good time for a good cause this weekend. This Friday and Saturday is Weekend for Our Heroes, an event that will raise money to build a Vietnam Memorial replica wall in Veterans Park in Tupelo. The wall will be […]

Growing up, I was told I could do anything. I could have any job I wanted, so long as I worked hard. I could even be president. Somewhere along the way, though, society stepped in with its own lessons. No, don’t drive or be out late at night. Don’t wear anything too revealing. Watch your […]

By Sheena Barnett Daily Journal TUPELO – Parents can have a night out at the theater and kids can have an evening of play time, thanks to a new program. Tupelo Community Theater and HealthWorks! have teamed up for “Play Time! with TCT,” a program that will benefit parents and kids, as well as HealthWorks! […]

By Sheena Barnett Daily Journal TUPELO – Everyone who comes to the Spitfire Grill is looking for a new life, and maybe a pardon for past sins. Tupelo Community Theatre’s season opener is a moving musical version of the 1996 movie “The Spitfire Grill.” Fresh out of jail, Percy (Bethany Ramsey) arrives in a small […]

By Sheena Barnett Daily Journal TUPELO – Water Liars makes music that sounds like Mississippi. The indie rock band has slow songs as graceful and calming as a lazy river. But when the guys turn it up to 11, their music is as raw and unrelenting as the Mississippi summer heat. Water Liars will bring […]