M. Scott Morris


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

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal The Old Testament comes to vivid and expansive life in “Exodus: Gods and Kings.” If you want rivers of blood and plagues of locusts, you’ll find them in stunning, believable detail in director Ridley Scott’s latest epic. The scale of the movie is most impressive, so much so that […]

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – These are days of plenty, when there’s a brick-and-mortar or online store to fill just about every need. But times haven’t always been this good, and people had to adapt what they had at hand. Bart Cayson isn’t exactly revisiting the old days, but he’s playing around […]

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal Whether its called junk or treasure, “American Pickers” is interested. The History Channel show features two guys who travel around the country looking to buy unique items. Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz will be in Mississippi and Louisiana in January, and they’re looking for places to “pick.” “Mike and […]

The truth can be complicated, and that’s bothersome because great thinkers have such beautiful things to say about honesty. • “I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The great point is to bring them the real facts.” – Abraham Lincoln. […]

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – Since 1965, “A Charlie Brown Christmas” has been an animated Christmas gift that keeps on giving. For 2014, the Pied Piper Players have prepared a stage version of the classic television special for everyone’s holiday enjoyment. Charlie Brown, Linus, Lucy and the rest will come to life […]

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – Kelli Karlson doesn’t know who first suggested the idea or when, but for the past 10 or 11 years, she’s camped out at The Mall at Barnes Crossing in December. “Somebody said, ‘Hey, you don’t have kids. You should camp at the mall,’” said Karlson, a morning […]

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – Harry Armstrong, 83, has made his home in east Tupelo for decades. “It’s better than 10 acres of ground,” he said. “It holds the world together. That’s all it’s good for, these hills and hollows.” The land provides plenty of space for his stuff. Multiple storage buildings […]

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – Art isn’t a static thing. It reaches out. It makes connections. Suzanne Coffey Mielke, 57, felt art’s pull at an inconvenient time. She was visiting an art gallery in Seaside, Florida, but didn’t have money to spare. Her kids were due back in college soon, and they […]

It’s the holiday season, a time for presents and parties, as well as photos to capture all the Christmas fun. Thomas Wells has been a professional photographer since 1991, and he’s worked at the Daily Journal for more than 14 years. He recently spoke with M. Scott Morris about ways to improve the chances of […]

Santa Claus was sitting in his sauna, trying not to stress out over everything that had to be done. The break wasn’t his idea. Mrs. Claus had caught him yelling at a hatrack and insisted he take some time off. “I’ll deal with the mean ol’ hatrack,” she’d said, then guided him toward their bathroom, […]