M. Scott Morris

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M. Scott Morris is an award-winning feature writer and columnist, and has worked at the Mighty Daily Journal since 1996. If you've got a story idea about an interesting person, place or thing, he'd love to hear about it.

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Stories Written by M. Scott Morris

After our Mississippi mudhound Bix died earlier this year, I tried to teach our other dog, Swinter, to catch a tennis ball. “That’s Bix’s thing,” 11-year-old Evan protested. True, he was an artist with a tennis ball. Beyond that, he was an athlete, a hall-of-famer and – dare I say it – a minor-league deity. […]

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – History will climb out of textbooks and into the Oren Dunn City Museum at Ballard Park. Living History Days will be Friday, Sept. 30, and Saturday, Oct. 1, and volunteers will demonstrate slices of life from the old days. Visitors can learn about raising chickens, playing pioneer […]

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal Sometimes, the sum equals more than the parts. “Bridget Jones’s Baby” feels that way. There’s some goofy stuff here, like musician Ed Sheeran’s appearance in a couple of early scenes. It’s not bad, except it made me stop and think, Oh, I guess there’ll be Ed Sheeran songs on […]

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal NEW ALBANY – William Faulkner’s native city will celebrate art, literature and theater this week. “This is the end of Literary Fest 2016,” said Jill Smith, director of the Union County Heritage Museum in New Albany. “It all revolves around Faulkner.” At noon today, the Union County Library will […]

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal BOONEVILLE – Keeping in touch with longtime friends has a potential downside. “If you’ve known each other from birth almost, you have to be totally honest,” said Jane Clayton Hodges Crater, 78, of Columbus. “They know all your secrets. They know if you did so-and-so.” She’s a member in […]

As long as I’m able, I’ll stand for the National Anthem, and as long as my kids live under my roof, so will they. But once they’re on their own, I’ll expect them to make their own decisions. If they choose to sit or kneel, chances are good I’d argue with them, but I hope […]

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – Parts of the big, wide world will gather at Oren Dunn City Museum for today’s Celebration of Cultures 2016. From 3 to 6 p.m., people can sample crafts and cuisine from different countries, including Japan, Mexico and the Bahamas. A variety of food will be for sale, […]

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – A variety of special events are planned as the Natchez Trace Parkway celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month. A photo exhibit will showcase national parks with Hispanic connections, and a group will demonstrate what life was like when Hernando de Soto moved through the area in 1540-41. Both […]

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal Director Clint Eastwood probably felt he had to try something different with his latest film, “Sully.” As many people know, pilot Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger landed a wounded jet on the Hudson River, and all 155 people on board the plane lived to tell about it. The media gave the […]

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – The Rotary Club of Tupelo is taking a step to remove a barrier to membership. “For a lot of people, their business pays their dues,” said Tom Booth, club president, “but businesses can’t always pay for everyone who wants to join.” The first get-to-know-you meeting of the […]